1971–72 Scottish League Cup

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1971–72 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Partick Thistle
Runners-up Celtic

The 1971–72 Scottish League Cup was the twenty-sixth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Partick Thistle, who defeated Celtic in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hibernian 6 5 1 0 14 3 +11 11
Kilmarnock 6 2 1 3 7 9 -2 5
Dundee United 6 2 1 3 9 13 -4 5
Motherwell 6 1 1 4 7 12 -5 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 1–0 Kilmarnock 14 August 1971
Motherwell 0–3 Hibernian 14 August 1971
Hibernian 2–0 Dundee United 18 August 1971
Kilmarnock 2–1 Motherwell 18 August 1971
Dundee United 2–2 Motherwell 21 August 1971
Hibernian 3–1 Kilmarnock 21 August 1971
Dundee United 1–4 Hibernian 25 August 1971
Motherwell 2–0 Kilmarnock 25 August 1971
Hibernian 2–1 Motherwell 28 August 1971
Kilmarnock 4–2 Dundee United 28 August 1971
Kilmarnock 0–0 Hibernian 1 September 1971
Motherwell 1–3 Dundee United 1 September 1971

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Falkirk 6 4 1 1 12 6 +6 9
Dundee 6 3 2 1 10 5 +5 8
Aberdeen 6 3 1 2 11 7 +4 7
Clyde 6 0 0 6 2 17 -15 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 1–1 Dundee 14 August 1971
Falkirk 5–2 Clyde 14 August 1971
Clyde 0–2 Aberdeen 18 August 1971
Dundee 2–2 Falkirk 18 August 1971
Aberdeen 1–0 Falkirk 21 August 1971
Clyde 0–1 Dundee 21 August 1971
Aberdeen 5–0 Clyde 25 August 1971
Falkirk 1–0 Dundee 25 August 1971
Clyde 0–1 Falkirk 28 August 1971
Dundee 3–1 Aberdeen 28 August 1971
Dundee 3–0 Clyde 1 September 1971
Falkirk 3–1 Aberdeen 1 September 1971

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
St. Johnstone 6 3 1 2 8 7 +1 7
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 0 3 12 6 +6 6
Airdrieonians 6 3 0 3 7 9 -2 6
Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 1 3 4 9 -5 5
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dunfermline Athletic 2–1 Airdrieonians 14 August 1971
Heart of Midlothian 4–1 St. Johnstone 14 August 1971
Airdrieonians 1–3 Heart of Midlothian 18 August 1971
St. Johnstone 1–1 Dunfermline Athletic 18 August 1971
Airdrieonians 1–3 St. Johnstone 21 August 1971
Dunfermline Athletic 1–0 Heart of Midlothian 21 August 1971
Dunfermline Athletic 0–2 St. Johnstone 25 August 1971
Heart of Midlothian 1–2 Airdrieonians 25 August 1971
Airdrieonians 1–0 Dunfermline Athletic 28 August 1971
St. Johnstone 1–0 Heart of Midlothian 28 August 1971
Heart of Midlothian 4–0 Dunfermline Athletic 1 September 1971
St. Johnstone 0–1 Airdrieonians 1 September 1971

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Celtic 6 5 0 1 13 2 +11 10
Rangers 6 4 0 2 11 5 +6 8
Morton 6 2 1 3 4 5 -1 5
Ayr United 6 0 1 5 2 18 -16 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 1–1 Morton 14 August 1971
Celtic 2–0 Rangers 14 August 1971
Morton 0–1 Celtic 18 August 1971
Rangers 4–0 Ayr United 18 August 1971
Ayr United 0–3 Celtic 21 August 1971
Rangers 2–0 Morton 21 August 1971
Ayr United 0–4 Rangers 25 August 1971
Celtic 0–1 Morton 25 August 1971
Morton 2–0 Ayr United 28 August 1971
Rangers 0–3 Celtic 28 August 1971
Celtic 4–1 Ayr United 1 September 1971
Morton 0–1 Rangers 1 September 1971

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Clydebank 6 4 2 0 17 9 +8 10
Queen's Park 6 2 2 2 8 8 0 6
Cowdenbeath 6 1 2 3 8 10 -2 4
Berwick Rangers 6 1 2 3 7 13 -6 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Berwick Rangers 2–2 Clydebank 14 August 1971
Queen's Park 1–0 Cowdenbeath 14 August 1971
Clydebank 3–2 Queen's Park 18 August 1971
Cowdenbeath 2–2 Berwick Rangers 18 August 1971
Berwick Rangers 2–3 Queen's Park 21 August 1971
Clydebank 2–1 Cowdenbeath 21 August 1971
Berwick Rangers 0–1 Cowdenbeath 25 August 1971
Queen's Park 1–1 Clydebank 25 August 1971
Clydebank 5–0 Berwick Rangers 28 August 1971
Cowdenbeath 1–1 Queen's Park 28 August 1971
Cowdenbeath 3–4 Clydebank 1 September 1971
Queen's Park 0–1 Berwick Rangers 1 September 1971

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Stirling Albion 6 5 1 0 14 7 +7 11
Queen of the South 6 3 0 3 9 8 +1 6
Stenhousemuir 6 2 0 4 9 13 -4 4
Dumbarton 6 1 1 4 8 12 -4 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dumbarton 1–1 Stirling Albion 14 August 1971
Queen of the South 3–2 Stenhousemuir 14 August 1971
Stenhousemuir 2–3 Dumbarton 18 August 1971
Stirling Albion 2–1 Queen of the South 18 August 1971
Queen of the South 1–0 Dumbarton 21 August 1971
Stenhousemuir 1–3 Stirling Albion 21 August 1971
Dumbarton 1–2 Stenhousemuir 25 August 1971
Queen of the South 1–2 Stirling Albion 25 August 1971
Stenhousemuir 1–0 Queen of the South 28 August 1971
Stirling Albion 3–2 Dumbarton 28 August 1971
Dumbarton 1–3 Queen of the South 1 September 1971
Stirling Albion 3–1 Stenhousemuir 1 September 1971

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Partick Thistle 6 4 2 0 18 6 +12 10
Arbroath 6 2 2 2 11 11 0 6
Raith Rovers 6 1 3 2 5 13 -8 5
East Fife 6 0 3 3 7 11 -4 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 4–0 Arbroath 14 August 1971
Raith Rovers 2–1 East Fife 14 August 1971
Arbroath 4–0 Raith Rovers 18 August 1971
East Fife 2–3 Partick Thistle 18 August 1971
Arbroath 2–2 East Fife 21 August 1971
Raith Rovers 1–1 Partick Thistle 21 August 1971
Partick Thistle 1–1 East Fife 25 August 1971
Raith Rovers 1–1 Arbroath 25 August 1971
Arbroath 2–4 Partick Thistle 28 August 1971
East Fife 1–1 Raith Rovers 28 August 1971
East Fife 0–2 Arbroath 1 September 1971
Partick Thistle 5–0 Raith Rovers 1 September 1971

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
St. Mirren 6 4 0 2 10 5 +5 8
Montrose 6 2 2 2 10 10 0 6
Stranraer 6 2 1 3 9 11 -2 5
Albion Rovers 6 2 1 3 5 8 -3 5
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 2–1 Stranraer 14 August 1971
St. Mirren 4–1 Montrose 14 August 1971
Montrose 1–1 Albion Rovers 18 August 1971
Stranraer 2–0 St. Mirren 18 August 1971
Montrose 2–2 Stranraer 21 August 1971
St. Mirren 1–0 Albion Rovers 21 August 1971
Albion Rovers 0–2 Montrose 25 August 1971
St. Mirren 3–0 Stranraer 25 August 1971
Montrose 0–1 St. Mirren 28 August 1971
Stranraer 2–0 Albion Rovers 28 August 1971
Albion Rovers 2–1 St. Mirren 1 September 1971
Stranraer 2–4 Montrose 1 September 1971

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Alloa Athletic 4 1 3 0 5 2 +3 5
Forfar Athletic 4 1 2 1 7 5 +2 4
East Stirlingshire 4 1 2 1 9 10 -1 4
Brechin City 4 1 2 1 6 8 -2 4
Hamilton Academical 4 1 1 2 9 11 -2 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 3–0 Hamilton Academical 14 August 1971
Forfar Athletic 2–2 East Stirlingshire 14 August 1971
East Stirlingshire 1–1 Alloa Athletic 18 August 1971
Hamilton Academical 2–2 Brechin City 18 August 1971
Alloa Athletic 1–1 Brechin City 21 August 1971
Hamilton Academical 1–4 Forfar Athletic 21 August 1971
Brechin City 1–4 East Stirlingshire 25 August 1971
Forfar Athletic 0–0 Alloa Athletic 25 August 1971
Brechin City 2–1 Forfar Athletic 28 August 1971
East Stirlingshire 2–6 Hamilton Academical 28 August 1971

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 4–1 Alloa Athletic 6 September 1971

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Alloa Athletic 1–1 Partick Thistle 8 September 1971 2–5

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clydebank 0–5 Celtic 8 September 1971
Falkirk 2–0 Hibernian 8 September 1971
St. Johnstone 2–0 Partick Thistle 20 September 1971
St. Mirren 2–0 Stirling Albion 8 September 1971

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Celtic 6–2 Clydebank 22 September 1971 11–2
Hibernian 1–0 Falkirk 22 September 1971 1–2
Partick Thistle 5–1 St. Johnstone 22 September 1971 5–3
Stirling Albion 0–3 St. Mirren 22 September 1971 0–5

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 3–0 St. Mirren 6 October 1971
Partick Thistle 2–0 Falkirk 4 October 1971

Final[edit]

23 October 1971
Partick Thistle 4–1 Celtic
Rae Goal 10'
Lawrie Goal 15'
McQuade Goal 28'
Bone Goal 37'
Dalglish Goal 70'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 62,470
PARTICK THISTLE:
GK 1 Alan Rough
DF 2 John Hansen
DF 3 Alex Forsyth
MF 4 Ronnie Glavin Substituted off
DF 5 Jackie Campbell
DF 6 Hugh Strachan
MF 7 Denis McQuade
FW 8 Frank Coulston
FW 9 Jimmy Bone
MF 10 Alex Rae
MF 11 Bobby Lawrie
Substitutes:
MF ? Johnny Gibson Substituted in
Manager:
Davie McParland
CELTIC:
GK 1 Evan Williams
DF 2 David Hay
DF 3 Tommy Gemmell
MF 4 Bobby Murdoch
MF 5 George Connelly
DF 6 Jim Brogan
MF 7 Jimmy Johnstone Substituted off
FW 8 Kenny Dalglish
MF 9 Harry Hood
MF 10 Tommy Callaghan
FW 11 Lou Macari
Substitutes:
DF ? Jim Craig Substituted in
Manager:
Jock Stein

References[edit]

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