1968–69 Scottish League Cup

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1968–69 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Celtic
Runners-up Hibernian

The 1968–69 Scottish League Cup was the twenty-third season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won for the fourth successive season by Celtic, who defeated Hibernian in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hibernian 6 4 1 1 10 3 3.33 9
Raith Rovers 6 2 2 2 7 8 0.88 6
St. Johnstone 6 1 3 2 8 9 0.89 5
Falkirk 6 1 2 3 8 13 0.61 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Falkirk 1–1 Raith Rovers 10 August 1968
Hibernian 0–1 St. Johnstone 10 August 1968
Raith Rovers 0–1 Hibernian 14 August 1968
St. Johnstone 2–3 Falkirk 14 August 1968
Hibernian 2–0 Falkirk 17 August 1968
St. Johnstone 0–0 Raith Rovers 17 August 1968
Raith Rovers 4–2 Falkirk 24 August 1968
St. Johnstone 2–2 Hibernian 24 August 1968
Falkirk 2–2 St. Johnstone 28 August 1968
Hibernian 3–0 Raith Rovers 28 August 1968
Falkirk 0–2 Hibernian 31 August 1968
Raith Rovers 2–1 St. Johnstone 31 August 1968

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dundee 6 3 2 1 15 5 3.00 8
Airdrieonians 6 3 1 2 10 7 1.43 7
Heart of Midlothian 6 2 2 2 8 12 0.67 6
Kilmarnock 6 0 3 3 5 14 0.36 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 2–3 Heart of Midlothian 10 August 1968
Dundee 4–0 Kilmarnock 10 August 1968
Heart of Midlothian 2–1 Dundee 14 August 1968
Kilmarnock 0–3 Airdrieonians 14 August 1968
Dundee 1–1 Airdrieonians 17 August 1968
Kilmarnock 3–3 Heart of Midlothian 17 August 1968
Heart of Midlothian 0–2 Airdrieonians 24 August 1968
Kilmarnock 2–2 Dundee 24 August 1968
Airdrieonians 2–0 Kilmarnock 28 August 1968
Dundee 4–0 Heart of Midlothian 28 August 1968
Airdrieonians 0–3 Dundee 31 August 1968
Heart of Midlothian 0–0 Kilmarnock 31 August 1968

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Clyde 6 4 0 2 13 9 1.44 8
Dundee United 6 3 0 3 12 11 1.09 6
Aberdeen 6 3 0 3 8 9 0.89 6
Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 0 4 7 11 0.64 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 4–1 Aberdeen 10 August 1968
Dunfermline Athletic 3–2 Dundee United 10 August 1968
Aberdeen 1–0 Dunfermline Athletic 14 August 1968
Dundee United 2–3 Clyde 14 August 1968
Aberdeen 4–1 Dundee United 17 August 1968
Dunfermline Athletic 2–1 Clyde 17 August 1968
Aberdeen 0–2 Clyde 24 August 1968
Dundee United 2–1 Dunfermline Athletic 24 August 1968
Clyde 0–4 Dundee United 28 August 1968
Dunfermline Athletic 1–2 Aberdeen 28 August 1968
Clyde 3–0 Dunfermline Athletic 31 August 1968
Dundee United 1–0 Aberdeen 31 August 1968

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Celtic 6 6 0 0 20 2 10.00 12
Rangers 6 4 0 2 14 5 2.80 8
Partick Thistle 6 2 0 4 8 18 0.44 4
Morton 6 0 0 6 2 19 0.10 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Morton 1–3 Partick Thistle 10 August 1968
Rangers 0–2 Celtic 10 August 1968
Celtic 4–1 Morton 14 August 1968
Partick Thistle 1–5 Rangers 14 August 1968
Celtic 4–0 Partick Thistle 17 August 1968
Rangers 2–0 Morton 17 August 1968
Celtic 1–0 Rangers 24 August 1968
Partick Thistle 2–0 Morton 24 August 1968
Morton 0–3 Celtic 28 August 1968
Rangers 2–1 Partick Thistle 28 August 1968
Morton 0–5 Rangers 31 August 1968
Partick Thistle 1–6 Celtic 31 August 1968

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Ayr United 6 5 1 0 14 5 2.80 11
Stirling Albion 6 3 0 3 12 11 1.09 6
Arbroath 6 2 2 2 7 7 1.00 6
Cowdenbeath 6 0 1 5 6 16 0.38 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arbroath 2–1 Stirling Albion 10 August 1968
Ayr United 3–1 Cowdenbeath 10 August 1968
Cowdenbeath 1–1 Arbroath 14 August 1968
Stirling Albion 2–4 Ayr United 14 August 1968
Arbroath 1–1 Ayr United 17 August 1968
Stirling Albion 2–1 Cowdenbeath 17 August 1968
Cowdenbeath 0–2 Ayr United 24 August 1968
Stirling Albion 1–0 Arbroath 24 August 1968
Arbroath 2–0 Cowdenbeath 28 August 1968
Ayr United 1–0 Stirling Albion 28 August 1968
Ayr United 3–1 Arbroath 31 August 1968
Cowdenbeath 3–6 Stirling Albion 31 August 1968

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
East Fife 6 4 2 0 12 4 3.00 10
Queen of the South 6 1 4 1 7 6 1.17 6
Berwick Rangers 6 2 1 3 9 10 0.90 5
Clydebank 6 1 1 4 6 14 0.43 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Berwick Rangers 1–1 Queen of the South 10 August 1968
East Fife 2–0 Clydebank 10 August 1968
Clydebank 2–4 Berwick Rangers 14 August 1968
Queen of the South 1–1 East Fife 14 August 1968
East Fife 1–0 Berwick Rangers 17 August 1968
Queen of the South 1–2 Clydebank 17 August 1968
Clydebank 1–3 East Fife 24 August 1968
Queen of the South 2–0 Berwick Rangers 24 August 1968
Berwick Rangers 3–0 Clydebank 28 August 1968
East Fife 1–1 Queen of the South 28 August 1968
Berwick Rangers 1–4 East Fife 31 August 1968
Clydebank 1–1 Queen of the South 31 August 1968

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hamilton Academical 6 4 1 1 8 5 1.60 9
St. Mirren 6 4 0 2 9 9 1.00 8
Montrose 6 2 0 4 5 9 0.56 4
Motherwell 6 1 1 4 9 8 1.12 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Hamilton Academical 2–1 Motherwell 10 August 1968
Montrose 1–2 St. Mirren 10 August 1968
Motherwell 1–2 Montrose 14 August 1968
St. Mirren 3–0 Hamilton Academical 14 August 1968
Montrose 0–2 Hamilton Academical 17 August 1968
Motherwell 6–0 St. Mirren 17 August 1968
Motherwell 0–0 Hamilton Academical 24 August 1968
St. Mirren 1–0 Montrose 24 August 1968
Hamilton Academical 2–1 St. Mirren 28 August 1968
Montrose 2–1 Motherwell 28 August 1968
Hamilton Academical 2–0 Montrose 31 August 1968
St. Mirren 2–0 Motherwell 31 August 1968

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Albion Rovers 6 4 1 1 19 10 1.90 9
Queen's Park 6 3 0 3 14 10 1.40 6
Forfar Athletic 6 2 1 3 8 15 0.53 5
Dumbarton 6 2 0 4 9 15 0.60 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dumbarton 0–4 Albion Rovers 10 August 1968
Queen's Park 4–0 Forfar Athletic 10 August 1968
Albion Rovers 3–2 Queen's Park 14 August 1968
Forfar Athletic 1–0 Dumbarton 14 August 1968
Albion Rovers 2–4 Forfar Athletic 17 August 1968
Dumbarton 4–3 Queen's Park 17 August 1968
Albion Rovers 5–0 Dumbarton 24 August 1968
Forfar Athletic 0–2 Queen's Park 24 August 1968
Dumbarton 5–1 Forfar Athletic 28 August 1968
Queen's Park 2–3 Albion Rovers 28 August 1968
Forfar Athletic 2–2 Albion Rovers 31 August 1968
Queen's Park 1–0 Dumbarton 31 August 1968

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Stranraer 4 3 0 1 7 4 1.75 6
Brechin City 4 2 0 2 7 5 1.40 4
Stenhousemuir 4 2 0 2 3 6 0.50 4
East Stirlingshire 4 1 1 2 6 7 0.86 3
Alloa Athletic 4 1 1 2 5 6 0.83 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 0–1 Stenhousemuir 10 August 1968
Stranraer 2–1 East Stirlingshire 10 August 1968
Brechin City 2–3 Alloa Athletic 14 August 1968
Stenhousemuir 1–3 Stranraer 14 August 1968
East Stirlingshire 3–0 Stenhousemuir 17 August 1968
Stranraer 1–2 Brechin City 17 August 1968
East Stirlingshire 2–2 Alloa Athletic 24 August 1968
Stenhousemuir 1–0 Brechin City 24 August 1968
Alloa Athletic 0–1 Stranraer 31 August 1968
Brechin City 3–0 East Stirlingshire 31 August 1968

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Stranraer 3–3 Albion Rovers 2 September 1968

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Albion Rovers 0–2 Stranraer 4 September 1968 3–5

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 0–1 Clyde 11 September 1968
Celtic 10–0 Hamilton Academical 11 September 1968
East Fife 1–4 Hibernian 11 September 1968
Stranraer 0–4 Dundee 11 September 1968

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Clyde 0–2 Ayr United 25 September 1968 1–2
Dundee 6–0 Stranraer 25 September 1968 10–0
Hamilton Academical 2–4 Celtic 25 September 1968 2–14
Hibernian 2–1 East Fife 25 September 1968 6–2

Semi-finals[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 1–0 Clyde 9 October 1968
Hibernian 2–1 Dundee 9 October 1968

Final[edit]

5 April 1969
Hibernian 2–6 Celtic
O'Rourke Goal
Stevenson Goal
Lennox Goal Goal Goal
Auld Goal
Craig Goal
Wallace Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 74,240
HIBERNIAN:
GK Thomson Allan
RB Chris Shevlane
LB Joe Davis
RH Pat Stanton
CH John Madsen
LH John Blackley
RW Peter Marinello
IF Pat Quinn
CF Peter Cormack
IF Jimmy O'Rourke
LW Eric Stevenson
Substitutes:
IF Willie Hunter
Manager:
Bob Shankly
CELTIC:
GK John Fallon
FB Jim Craig
FB Tommy Gemmell Substituted off 45'
RH Bobby Murdoch
CH Billy McNeill
LH Jim Brogan
RW Jimmy Johnstone
IF Willie Wallace
CF Stevie Chalmers
IF Bertie Auld
LW Bobby Lennox
Substitutes:
LH John Clark Substituted in 45'
Manager:
Jock Stein

References[edit]

General[edit]

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