2009–10 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2009–10 ALBA Challenge Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 30
Champions Dundee
Runners-up Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Matches played 29
Goals scored 83 (2.86 per match)

The 2009–10 Scottish Challenge Cup, known as the ALBA Challenge Cup due to sponsorship reasons with MG Alba, was the 19th season of the competition, competed for by all 30 members of the Scottish Football League. The previous winner was Airdrie United, who defeated Ross County 3–2 on penalties after a 2–2 draw in the 2008 final.[1] Airdrie United were knocked out in the first round by Partick Thistle after a 1–0 loss.

The final was contested by Dundee and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at McDiarmid Park, Perth on Sunday 22 November 2009. The competition was won by Dundee who came back from 2–0 down to eventually clinch the victory, 3–2.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Sat/Sun 24/25 July 2009 14 30 → 16
Second round Tuesday 18 August 2009 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Sunday 6 September 2009 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 4 October 2009 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 22 November 2009 1 2 → 1

First round[edit]

The first round draw was conducted on 28 May 2009.[3]

North and East region[edit]

Dundee received a random bye to the second round.[3]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

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

South and West region[edit]

East Stirlingshire received a random bye to the second round.[3]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

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

Second round[edit]

The second round draw was conducted on 28 July 2009 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.[4]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

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

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was conducted on 20 August 2009 at Hampden Park.[5]

6 September 2009
15:00
Annan Athletic 4–2 Elgin City
Gilfillan Goal 56'
Bell Goal 75'
Inglis Goal 80'
Storey Goal 88'
Report Cameron Goal 6'
Macbeth Goal 43' (o.g.)
Galabank, Annan
Attendance: 534
Referee: Steven McLean

6 September 2009
15:00
Partick Thistle 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(3 – 4 pen.)
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Buchanan Goal 77' Report Sanchez Goal 6'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 1,746
Referee: William Collum

6 September 2009
15:00
Ross County 2–0 Queen of the South
di Giacomo Goal 26'
Craig Goal 90'
Report
Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 964
Referee: Mike Tumilty

6 September 2009
15:00
Stirling Albion 1–2 Dundee
Devine Goal 89' (pen.) Report Griffiths Goal 10', Goal 26'
Forthbank Stadium, Stirling
Attendance: 1,277
Referee: Euan Norris

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was conducted on 10 September 2009.[6]

4 October 2009
15:00
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1–0 Ross County
Eagle Goal 44' Report
Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,275
Referee: Stevie O'Reilly

4 October 2009
15:00
Dundee 3–0 Annan Athletic
Higgins Goal 36'
Clarke Goal 63'
Forsyth Goal 71'
Report
Dens Park, Dundee
Attendance: 2,321
Referee: Stephen Finnie

Final[edit]

22 November 2009
15:00
Dundee 3–2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Bulvītis Goal 48' (o.g.)
Harkins Goal 53'
Forsyth Goal 83'
Report Rooney Goal 20'
Bulvītis Goal 33'
Imrie Red card 90'
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 8,031
Referee: Charlie Richmond

References[edit]

  1. ^ Airdrie 2–2 Ross County BBC Sport – Retrieved 28 May 2009
  2. ^ Dundee 3–2 Inverness CT BBC Sport – Retrieved 22 November
  3. ^ a b c "ALBA Challenge Cup 2009/10". Scottish Football League. 28 May 2009. Retrieved 28 May 2009. 
  4. ^ The ALBA Challenge Cup 2009/10 Second Round Draw, Scottish Football League. 28 July 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2011
  5. ^ The ALBA Challenge Cup 2009/11 – Third Round, Scottish Football League. 20 August 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2011
  6. ^ The ALBA Challenge Cup Semi-Final Draw, Scottish Football League. 10 September 2009. Retrieved 7 June 2011

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