2012–13 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2012–13 Scottish Challenge Cup
Country  Scotland
Teams 32
Champions Queen of the South
Runners-up Partick Thistle
Matches played 31
Goals scored 108 (3.48 per match)

The 2012–13 Scottish Challenge Cup, known as the Ramsdens Challenge Cup due to sponsorship reasons with Ramsdens, was the 22nd season of the competition. It was competed for by 32 clubs, which included the 30 members of the 2012–13 Scottish Football League, and for the second season running, the top two Highland Football League clubs with a valid SFA club license.[1]

The defending champions were Falkirk, who defeated Hamilton Academical in the 2012 final.

Inverurie Loco Works who finished fourth and Wick Academy eighth in the Highland Football League qualified for the competition for the first time after being asked to compete following their work in the SFA's Club Licensing programme. Clubs ranked higher such as Forres Mechanics were not compliant with the programme so the qualification spot moved to a lower ranked club.[1] Buckie Thistle and Deveronvale were ruled out due to having being invited in the previous season's competition.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Sat 28/Sun 29 July 2012 16 32 → 16
Second round Tue 14/Wed 15 August 2012 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Sunday 9 September 2012 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 14 October 2012 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 7 April 2013[2] 1 2 → 1

Fixtures and Results[edit]

First Round[edit]

The first round draw was conducted on 12 June 2012 at the Falkirk Stadium, the home of the reigning champions Falkirk F.C., by former player Kevin McAllister and Ramsden's representative Stewart Smith.[3] Like the previous season, the first round is separated regionally into two sections: north and east and south and west.[4] After the draw was made, Rangers F.C. were placed in Division 3 of the SFL, being replaced in the SPL by Dundee FC. Following this change, Dundee's place in the competition was taken by Rangers.

North and East Region[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

South and West Region[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Second Round[edit]

The second round draw was conducted on 30 July 2012, at the Ramsdens store in the Forge Shopping Centre in Glasgow.[6]

North and East Region[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

South and West Region[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Quarter Finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was conducted on 22 August 2012, at Hampden Park in Glasgow.[15]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Semi Finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was conducted on 19 September 2012, at Hampden Park in Glasgow.[17]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Final[edit]


7 April 2013
16:05 BST
Partick Thistle 1–1 (a.e.t.) Queen of the South
  Penalties  
{{{penalties1}}} 5–6 {{{penalties2}}}

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Wick Academy and Inverurie Locos, Scottish Football League. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  2. ^ Ramsdens Cup First Round Draw, Scottish Football League. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  3. ^ BAIRNS HOME TO STIRLING ALBION, Falkirk F.C.. 11 June 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2012.
  4. ^ "Falkirk meet Stirling Al in Ramsdens Cup". BBC Sport. BBC. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Ramsdens Cup Draw". Clyde F.C. 12 June 2012. Retrieved 16 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Ramsdens Cup Second Round Draw". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 27 July 2012. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Ramsdens Cup 2nd Round". eastfifefc.info. East Fife F.C. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "Ramsdens Cup – 2nd Round Draw". raithrovers.net. Raith Rovers F.C. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  9. ^ "Ramsdens Cup Second Round Date Set". forfarathletic.co.uk. Forfar Athletic F.C. July 30, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  10. ^ "RAMSDENS CUP 2012/13 SECOND ROUND - DATES & KICK-OFFS". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. July 31, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Forthcoming Fixtures". stenhousemuirfc.com. Stenhousemuir F.C. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  12. ^ "GLASGOW DERBY IN RAMSDENS CUP". ptfc.co.uk. Partick Thistle F.C. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  13. ^ "Fixtures - 12/13". qosfc.com. Queen of the South F.C. July 31, 2012. Retrieved July 31, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Diamonds Set For Shire". eaststirlingshirefc.com. East Stirlingshire F.C. 30 July 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  15. ^ "Ramsdens Cup Third Round Draw". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 22 August 2012. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 
  16. ^ a b c d "Ramsdens Cup 3rd Round Dates". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 28 August 2012. Retrieved 28 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "Ramsdens Cup Semi Final Draw". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 18 September 2012. Retrieved 18 September 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Ramsdens Cup Semi Final Dates". scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 18 September 2012. 

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