1978–79 Scottish League Cup

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1978–79 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Aberdeen

The 1978–79 Scottish League Cup was the thirty-third season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Rangers, who defeated Aberdeen in the Final.

First Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 4–1 Stirling Albion 16-08-1978
Berwick Rangers 2–0 St. Johnstone 16-08-1978
Celtic 3–1 Dundee 16-08-1978
Dumbarton 0–0 St. Mirren 16-08-1978
Montrose 4–0 Queen of the South 16-08-1978
Rangers 3–0 Albion Rovers 16-08-1978

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Albion Rovers 0–1 Rangers 23-08-1978 0–4
Dundee 0–3 Celtic 23-08-1978 1–6
Queen of the South 0–1 Montrose 23-08-1978 0–5
St. Johnstone 0–0 Berwick Rangers 23-08-1978 0–2
St. Mirren 2–0 Dumbarton 23-08-1978 2–0
Stirling Albion 0–1 Alloa Athletic 23-08-1978 1–5

Second Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 3–0 Dunfermline Ath 30-08-1978
Ayr United 1–0 Stranraer 30-08-1978
Berwick Rangers 1–3 St. Mirren 30-08-1978
Brechin City 0–3 Hibernian 30-08-1978
Clyde 3–1 Motherwell 30-08-1978
Cowdenbeath 3–2 Hamilton Academical 30-08-1978
Dundee United 2–3 Celtic 30-08-1978
East Fife 0–1 Arbroath 30-08-1978
Heart of Midlothian 1–3 Morton 30-08-1978
Kilmarnock 2–0 Alloa Athletic 30-08-1978
Meadowbank Thistle 0–5 Aberdeen 30-08-1978
Montrose 1–1 East Stirlingshire 28-08-1978
Partick Thistle 1–1 Falkirk 30-08-1978
Raith Rovers 4–2 Queen's Park 30-08-1978
Rangers 3–0 Forfar Athletic 30-08-1978
Stenhousemuir 1–0 Clydebank 30-08-1978

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aberdeen 4–0 Meadowbank Thistle 02-09-1978 9–0
Alloa Athletic 1–1 Kilmarnock 02-09-1978 1–3
Arbroath 1–0 East Fife 02-09-1978 2–0
Celtic 1–0 Dundee United 02-09-1978 4–2
Clydebank 4–1 Stenhousemuir 02-09-1978 4–2
Dunfermline Ath 0–5 Airdrieonians 02-09-1978 0–8
East Stirlingshire 0–2[1] Montrose 02-09-1978 1–3
Falkirk 2–2[1][2] Partick Thistle 02-09-1978 3–3
Forfar Athletic 1–4 Rangers 02-09-1978 1–7
Morton 4–1 Heart of Midlothian 02-09-1978 7–2
Hamilton Academical 2–0 Cowdenbeath 02-09-1978 4–3
Hibernian 3–1 Brechin City 02-09-1978 6–1
Motherwell 3–0 Clyde 02-09-1978 4–3
Queen's Park 4–2[1][3] Raith Rovers 02-09-1978 6–6
St. Mirren 5–1 Berwick Rangers 02-09-1978 8–2
Stranraer 1–3 Ayr United 02-09-1978 1–4

Third Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Arbroath 1–1 Airdrieonians 04-10-1978
Celtic 0–1 Motherwell 04-10-1978
Falkirk 0–2 Ayr United 04-10-1978
Hamilton Academical 0–1 Aberdeen 04-10-1978
Hibernian 1–0 Clydebank 04-10-1978
Kilmarnock 2–0 Morton 04-10-1978
Raith Rovers 3–0 Montrose 04-10-1978
Rangers 3–2 St. Mirren 04-10-1978

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aberdeen 7–1 Hamilton Academical 11-10-1978 8–1
Airdrieonians 1–2 Arbroath 10-10-1978 2–3
Ayr United 1–1 Falkirk 11-10-1978 3–1
Clydebank 1–1 Hibernian 11-10-1978 1–2
Morton 5–2 Kilmarnock 11-10-1978 5–4
Montrose 5–1 Raith Rovers 11-10-1978 5–4
Motherwell 1–4 Celtic 11-10-1978 2–4
St. Mirren 0–0 Rangers 11-10-1978 2–3

Quarter Finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 3–3 Aberdeen 08-11-1978
Montrose 1–1 Celtic 08-11-1978
Morton 1–0 Hibernian 08-11-1978
Rangers 1–0 Arbroath 08-11-1978

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aberdeen 3–1 Ayr United 15-11-1978 6–4
Arbroath 1–2 Rangers 15-11-1978 1–3
Celtic 3–1 Montrose 15-11-1978 4–2
Hibernian 2–0 Morton 15-11-1978 2–1

Semi-Finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 1–0[1] Hibernian 13-12-1978
Rangers 3–2[1] Celtic 13-12-1978

Final[edit]

31 March 1979
Rangers 2 – 1 Aberdeen
Jackson Goal
MacDonald Goal
Davidson Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 54,000
RANGERS:
GK 1 Scotland Peter McCloy
DF 2 Scotland Sandy Jardine
DF 3 Scotland Ally Dawson
DF 4 Scotland Derek Johnstone
DF 5 Scotland Colin Jackson
MF 6 Scotland Alex MacDonald
MF 7 Scotland Tommy McLean
MF 8 Scotland Bobby Russell
FW 9 Scotland Billy Urquhart Substituted off
FW 10 Scotland Gordon Smith Substituted off
MF 11 Scotland Davie Cooper
Substitutes:
DF 12 Scotland Alex Miller Substituted in
FW 14 Scotland Derek Parlane Substituted in
Manager:
Scotland John Greig
ABERDEEN:
GK 1 Scotland Bobby Clark
DF 2 Scotland Stuart Kennedy
DF 3 Scotland Chic McLelland
MF 4 Scotland John McMaster
DF 5 Scotland Doug Rougvie Red card
DF 6 Scotland Willie Miller
MF 7 Scotland Gordon Strachan
FW 8 Scotland Steve Archibald
FW 9 Scotland Joe Harper
FW 10 Scotland Drew Jarvie Substituted off
MF 11 Scotland Duncan Davidson
Substitutes:
DF 12 Scotland Alex McLeish Substituted in
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Manager:
Scotland Alex Ferguson

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e After Extra Time
  2. ^ Falkirk F.C. won on penalties
  3. ^ Raith Rovers F.C. won on penalties