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 August 1978
Berwick Rangers 2–0 St. Johnstone 16 August 1978
Celtic 3–1 Dundee 16 August 1978
Dumbarton 0–0 St. Mirren 16 August 1978
Montrose 4–0 Queen of the South 16 August 1978
Rangers 3–0 Albion Rovers 16 August 1978

Second Leg[edit]

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

Second round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

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

Second Leg[edit]

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

Third round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

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

Second Leg[edit]

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

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 3–3 Aberdeen 8 November 1978
Montrose 1–1 Celtic 8 November 1978
Morton 1–0 Hibernian 8 November 1978
Rangers 1–0 Arbroath 8 November 1978

Second Leg[edit]

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

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 1–0[1] Hibernian 13 December 1978
Rangers 3–2[1] Celtic 13 December 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 Peter McCloy
DF 2 Sandy Jardine
DF 3 Ally Dawson
DF 4 Derek Johnstone
DF 5 Colin Jackson
MF 6 Alex MacDonald
MF 7 Tommy McLean
MF 8 Bobby Russell
FW 9 Billy Urquhart Substituted off
FW 10 Gordon Smith Substituted off
MF 11 Davie Cooper
Substitutes:
DF 12 Alex Miller Substituted in
FW 14 Derek Parlane Substituted in
Manager:
John Greig
ABERDEEN:
GK 1 Bobby Clark
DF 2 Stuart Kennedy
DF 3 Chic McLelland
MF 4 John McMaster
DF 5 Doug Rougvie Red card
DF 6 Willie Miller
MF 7 Gordon Strachan
FW 8 Steve Archibald
FW 9 Joe Harper
FW 10 Drew Jarvie Substituted off
MF 11 Duncan Davidson
Substitutes:
DF 12 Alex McLeish Substituted in
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Manager:
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