2002–03 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2002–03 Challenge Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 30
Champions Queen of the South
Runners-up Brechin City
Matches played 29

The 2002–03 Scottish Challenge Cup was the 12th season of the competition, competed for by all 30 members of the Scottish Football League. The defending champions were Airdrieonians, who defeated Alloa Athletic 2–1 in the 2001 final.[1]

The final was played on 20 October 2002,[2] between Queen of the South and Brechin City at Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld. Queen of the South won 2–0,[2] to win the competition for the first time.

Schedule[edit]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Tuesday 6 August 2002 14 30 → 16
Second round Tue/Wed 13/14 August 2002 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Tuesday 20 August 2002 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Tuesday 27 August 2002 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 20 October 2002 1 2 → 1

First round[edit]

Alloa Athletic and Clyde received random byes into the second round.

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: ESPN Soccernet
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: ESPN Soccernet
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Quarter-finals[edit]

20 August 2002
19:30 BST
Brechin City 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(5 – 3 pen.)
Falkirk
Fotheringham Goal 89' Report McPherson Goal 87'
McQuilken Yellow cardYellow cardRed card 111'
Glebe Park, Brechin
Attendance: 844
Referee: A Freeland

20 August 2002
19:30 BST
Ross County 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(5 – 6 pen.)
St. Mirren
Gethins Goal 42' Report Gillies Goal 61' (pen.)
Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 1,128
Referee: D McDonald

20 August 2002
19:45 BST
Berwick Rangers 1 – 2 Queen's Park
Murie Goal 39' Report Whelan Goal 55' (pen.)
Allen Goal 64'
Shielfield Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Attendance: 407
Referee: T Brown

20 August 2002
19:45 BST
Queen of the South 2 – 0 Dumbarton
O'Neill Goal 25'
Lyle Goal 90'
Report
Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 1,722
Referee: J Underhill

Semi-finals[edit]

27 August 2002
19:30 BST
Queen's Park 3 – 4 Brechin City
Allen Goal 26'
Gemmell Goal 72'
Whelan Goal 75'
Report Millar Goal 34'
Jackson Goal 64'
Fotheringham Goal 69' (pen.)
Grant Goal 73'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 1,214
Referee: S Dougal

27 August 2002
19:45 BST
St. Mirren 3 – 5 Queen of the South
McGinty Goal 12'
Cameron Goal 43'
Fellner Goal 80'
Report Shields Goal 7', Goal 90'
Lyle Goal 38'
Bowey Goal 50'
Weatherson Goal 89'
St. Mirren Park, Paisley
Attendance: 2,508
Referee: M McCurry

Final[edit]

October 20, 2002
15:00 BST
Brechin City 0 – 2 Queen of the South
Report O'Neill Goal 33'
Lyle Goal 47'
Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Attendance: 6,428
Referee: John Underhill

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