1970–71 Scottish League Cup

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1970–71 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Celtic

The 1970–71 Scottish League Cup was the twenty-fifth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Celtic in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Celtic 6 4 2 0 17 10 +7 10
Dundee United 6 1 5 0 8 7 +1 7
Clyde 6 1 2 3 8 15 -7 4
Heart of Midlothian 6 1 1 4 10 11 -1 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 1–1 Dundee United 8 August 1970
Heart of Midlothian 1–2 Celtic 8 August 1970
Celtic 5–3 Clyde 12 August 1970
Dundee United 2–1 Heart of Midlothian 12 August 1970
Celtic 2–2 Dundee United 15 August 1970
Heart of Midlothian 1–2 Clyde 15 August 1970
Clyde 0–2 Celtic 19 August 1970
Heart of Midlothian 0–0 Dundee United 19 August 1970
Celtic 4–2 Heart of Midlothian 22 August 1970
Dundee United 1–1 Clyde 22 August 1970
Clyde 1–5 Heart of Midlothian 26 August 1970
Dundee United 2–2 Celtic 26 August 1970

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Rangers 6 5 1 0 16 1 +15 11
Morton 6 3 1 2 8 8 0 7
Motherwell 6 2 1 3 8 8 0 5
Dunfermline Athletic 6 0 1 5 4 19 -15 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Morton 1–4 Motherwell 8 August 1970
Rangers 4–1 Dunfermline Athletic 8 August 1970
Dunfermline Athletic 0–2 Morton 12 August 1970
Motherwell 0–2 Rangers 12 August 1970
Motherwell 3–0 Dunfermline Athletic 15 August 1970
Rangers 0–0 Morton 15 August 1970
Morton 3–2 Dunfermline Athletic 19 August 1970
Rangers 2–0 Motherwell 19 August 1970
Dunfermline Athletic 0–6 Rangers 22 August 1970
Motherwell 0–2 Morton 22 August 1970
Dunfermline Athletic 1–1 Motherwell 26 August 1970
Morton 0–2 Rangers 26 August 1970

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Dundee 6 5 0 1 12 4 +8 10
Kilmarnock 6 4 1 1 8 4 +4 9
Ayr United 6 1 2 3 6 10 -4 4
St. Mirren 6 0 1 5 4 12 -8 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee 1–0 St. Mirren 8 August 1970
Kilmarnock 1–0 Ayr United 8 August 1970
Ayr United 1–2 Dundee 12 August 1970
St. Mirren 1–3 Kilmarnock 12 August 1970
Ayr United 2–2 St. Mirren 15 August 1970
Dundee 2–0 Kilmarnock 15 August 1970
Dundee 4–1 Ayr United 19 August 1970
Kilmarnock 2–0 St. Mirren 19 August 1970
Ayr United 0–0 Kilmarnock 22 August 1970
St. Mirren 0–2 Dundee 22 August 1970
Kilmarnock 2–1 Dundee 26 August 1970
St. Mirren 1–2 Ayr United 26 August 1970

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hibernian 6 4 2 0 16 7 +9 10
Aberdeen 6 3 2 1 12 10 +2 8
Airdrieonians 6 2 1 3 10 15 -5 5
St. Johnstone 6 0 1 5 3 9 -6 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 1–1 Aberdeen 8 August 1970
St. Johnstone 1–3 Hibernian 8 August 1970
Aberdeen 2–1 St. Johnstone 12 August 1970
Hibernian 3–2 Airdrieonians 12 August 1970
Aberdeen 1–1 Hibernian 15 August 1970
St. Johnstone 0–1 Airdrieonians 15 August 1970
Airdrieonians 2–4 Hibernian 19 August 1970
St. Johnstone 0–1 Aberdeen 19 August 1970
Aberdeen 7–3 Airdrieonians 22 August 1970
Hibernian 1–1 St. Johnstone 22 August 1970
Airdrieonians 1–0 St. Johnstone 26 August 1970
Hibernian 4–0 Aberdeen 26 August 1970

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Partick Thistle 6 2 3 1 10 8 +2 7
East Fife 6 2 3 1 9 7 +2 7
Stirling Albion 6 1 4 1 9 9 0 6
Queen of the South 6 0 4 2 6 10 -4 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Queen of the South 1–1 East Fife 8 August 1970
Stirling Albion 2–3 Partick Thistle 8 August 1970
East Fife 1–1 Stirling Albion 12 August 1970
Partick Thistle 4–1 Queen of the South 12 August 1970
East Fife 1–1 Partick Thistle 15 August 1970
Stirling Albion 2–2 Queen of the South 15 August 1970
Queen of the South 0–0 Partick Thistle 19 August 1970
Stirling Albion 2–1 East Fife 19 August 1970
East Fife 2–1 Queen of the South 22 August 1970
Partick Thistle 1–1 Stirling Albion 22 August 1970
Partick Thistle 1–3 East Fife 26 August 1970
Queen of the South 1–1 Stirling Albion 26 August 1970

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Dumbarton 6 5 1 0 18 8 +10 11
Berwick Rangers 6 3 1 2 11 9 +2 7
Alloa Athletic 6 2 1 3 9 11 -2 5
Brechin City 6 0 1 5 7 17 -10 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 1–3 Dumbarton 8 August 1970
Brechin City 2–3 Berwick Rangers 8 August 1970
Berwick Rangers 1–1 Alloa Athletic 12 August 1970
Dumbarton 2–2 Brechin City 12 August 1970
Berwick Rangers 0–2 Dumbarton 15 August 1970
Brechin City 1–3 Alloa Athletic 15 August 1970
Alloa Athletic 0–1 Berwick Rangers 19 August 1970
Brechin City 1–3 Dumbarton 19 August 1970
Berwick Rangers 4–1 Brechin City 22 August 1970
Dumbarton 5–2 Alloa Athletic 22 August 1970
Alloa Athletic 2–0 Brechin City 26 August 1970
Dumbarton 3–2 Berwick Rangers 26 August 1970

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Cowdenbeath 6 4 1 1 15 6 +9 9
Montrose 6 4 0 2 11 9 +2 8
Raith Rovers 6 2 0 4 5 12 -7 4
East Stirlingshire 6 1 1 4 7 11 -4 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cowdenbeath 1–1 East Stirlingshire 8 August 1970
Raith Rovers 1–0 Montrose 8 August 1970
East Stirlingshire 2–0 Raith Rovers 12 August 1970
Montrose 3–2 Cowdenbeath 12 August 1970
Cowdenbeath 3–1 Raith Rovers 15 August 1970
East Stirlingshire 1–2 Montrose 15 August 1970
Cowdenbeath 3–0 Montrose 19 August 1970
Raith Rovers 2–1 East Stirlingshire 19 August 1970
East Stirlingshire 1–4 Cowdenbeath 22 August 1970
Montrose 4–1 Raith Rovers 22 August 1970
Montrose 2–1 East Stirlingshire 26 August 1970
Raith Rovers 0–2 Cowdenbeath 26 August 1970

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Falkirk 6 5 1 0 18 3 +15 11
Clydebank 6 2 2 2 12 12 0 6
Arbroath 6 2 0 4 13 15 -2 4
Albion Rovers 6 1 1 4 8 21 -13 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clydebank 4–1 Arbroath 8 August 1970
Falkirk 5–0 Albion Rovers 8 August 1970
Albion Rovers 2–2 Clydebank 12 August 1970
Arbroath 1–4 Falkirk 12 August 1970
Albion Rovers 2–1 Arbroath 15 August 1970
Clydebank 0–3 Falkirk 15 August 1970
Clydebank 5–1 Albion Rovers 19 August 1970
Falkirk 2–1 Arbroath 19 August 1970
Albion Rovers 0–3 Falkirk 22 August 1970
Arbroath 4–0 Clydebank 22 August 1970
Arbroath 5–3 Albion Rovers 26 August 1970
Falkirk 1–1 Clydebank 26 August 1970

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Stranraer 4 3 0 1 9 4 +5 6
Queen's Park 4 2 2 0 8 4 +4 6
Hamilton Academical 4 1 1 2 7 8 -1 3
Forfar Athletic 4 1 1 2 4 5 -1 3
Stenhousemuir 4 1 0 3 5 12 -7 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Stenhousemuir 8 August 1970
Hamilton Academical 2–3 Stranraer 8 August 1970
Queen's Park 1–1 Forfar Athletic 12 August 1970
Stenhousemuir 3–2 Hamilton Academical 12 August 1970
Forfar Athletic 1–2 Hamilton Academical 15 August 1970
Queen's Park 2–1 Stranraer 15 August 1970
Hamilton Academical 1–1 Queen's Park 19 August 1970
Stranraer 4–0 Stenhousemuir 19 August 1970
Stenhousemuir 1–4 Queen's Park 22 August 1970
Stranraer 1–0 Forfar Athletic 22 August 1970

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 2–1 Stranraer 31 August 1970

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Stranraer 2–2 Partick Thistle 2 September 1970 3–4

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee 2–2 Celtic 9 September 1970
Falkirk 0–1 Cowdenbeath 9 September 1970
Hibernian 1–3 Rangers 9 September 1970
Partick Thistle 3–3 Dumbarton 9 September 1970

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Celtic 5–1 Dundee 23 September 1970 7–3
Cowdenbeath 0–0 Falkirk 23 September 1970 1–0
Dumbarton 3–2 Partick Thistle 23 September 1970 6–5
Rangers 3–1 Hibernian 23 September 1970 6–2

Semi-finals[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dumbarton 0–0[1] Celtic 7 October 1970
Rangers 2–0 Cowdenbeath 14 October 1970

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 4–3 Dumbarton 12 October 1970

Final[edit]

24 October 1970
Rangers 1–0 Celtic
Johnstone Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 106,263
RANGERS:
GK 1 Peter McCloy
DF 2 Sandy Jardine
DF 3 Alex Miller
MF 4 Alfie Conn, Jr.
DF 5 Ronnie McKinnon
DF 6 Colin Jackson
MF 7 Willie Henderson
MF 8 Alex MacDonald
FW 9 Derek Johnstone
FW 10 Colin Stein
MF 11 Willie Johnston
Substitutes:
? ? Graham Fyfe
Manager:
Willie Waddell
CELTIC:
GK 1 Evan Williams
DF 2 Jim Craig
DF 3 Jimmy Quinn
MF 4 Bobby Murdoch
DF 5 Billy McNeill
DF 6 David Hay
MF 7 Jimmy Johnstone
MF 8 George Connelly
FW 9 Willie Wallace
MF 10 Harry Hood Substituted off
FW 11 Lou Macari
Substitutes:
MF ? Bobby Lennox Substituted in
Manager:
Jock Stein

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ After Extra Time