2005–06 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2005–06 Challenge Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 30
Champions St Mirren
Runners-up Hamilton Academical
Matches played 29
Goals scored 88 (3.03 per match)

The 2005–06 Scottish Challenge Cup was the 15th season of the competition, competed for by all 30 members of the Scottish Football League. The defending champions were Falkirk, who defeated Ross County 2–1 in the 2004 final. Falkirk did not compete in the tournament after being promoted to the Scottish Premier League.

The final was played on 6 November 2005 and was won by St. Mirren who defeated Hamilton Academical 2–1 in the final at Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.

Schedule[edit]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Sat/Sun 30/31 July 2005 14 30 → 16
Second round Tue/Wed 30/31 August 2005 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Tue/Wed 13/14 September 2005 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Tuesday 27 September 2005 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 6 November 2005 1 2 → 1

First round[edit]

Airdrie United and Dumbarton 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]

13 September 2005
19:45
Hamilton Academical 2 – 0 Dundee
Carrigan Goal 31'
Keogh Goal 54'
Report
New Douglas Park, Hamilton
Attendance: 609
Referee: M McCurry

13 September 2005
19:45
St. Johnstone 5 – 1 Raith Rovers
Milne Goal 31', Goal 43', Goal 67'
Scotland Goal 35'
Mensing Goal 47'
Report McManus Goal 21'
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 1,672
Referee: K Clarke

13 September 2005
19:45
St. Mirren 3 – 2 Stenhousemuir
Lappin Goal 20'
Adam Goal 22'
Sutton Goal 23'
Report Mercer Goal 32'
McGrillen Goal 38'
St. Mirren Park, Paisley
Attendance: 725

14 September 2005
19:45
Stirling Albion 1 – 2 Greenock Morton
Fraser Goal 31' Report Walker Goal 30'
McLaughlin Goal 83'
Forthbank Stadium, Stirling
Attendance: 1,083
Referee: J Underhill

Semi-finals[edit]

27 September 2005
19:45
St. Johnstone 1 – 2 Hamilton Academical
Rutkiewicz Goal Report Keogh Goal
Ferguson Goal
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 1,850
Referee: K Clarke

27 September 2005
19:45
St. Mirren 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 2 pen.)
Greenock Morton
Report
Love Street, Paisley
Attendance: 6,542

Final[edit]

November 5, 2005
15:00
St. Mirren 2 – 1 Hamilton Academical
Lappin Goal 22'
Sutton Goal 80'
Report Tunbridge Goal 47'
Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie
Attendance: 9,613
Referee: Stuart Dougal

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