2013–14 Scottish Youth Cup

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2013–14 Scottish FA Youth Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 44
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Heart of Midlothian

The 2013–14 Scottish Youth Cup was the 31st season of the Scottish Youth Cup, the national knockout tournament at youth level organised by the Scottish Football Association for its full and associate member clubs. The tournament was for the under-20 age group, to complement current youth development strategies, having formerly been an under-19 competition. Players born after 1 January 1994 were eligible to play.[1]

Rangers won the cup, defeating Heart of Midlothian after a penalty shootout in the final.[2]

Calendar[edit]

Round Match date Fixtures Clubs
First Round Sunday 25 August 2013 1 44 → 43
Second Round Sunday 22 September 2013 11 43 → 32
Third Round Sunday 20 October 2013 16 32 → 16
Fourth Round Sunday 24 November 2013 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Sunday 23 February 2014 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 13 April 2014 2 4 → 2
Final 1 2 → 1

Format[edit]

The sixteen clubs who reached the fourth round of the 2012–13 competition receive a bye to the third round of this season's tournament. The remaining twenty eight clubs enter the first round and are initially divided into three regional groups to reduce travelling. The tournament becomes an all-in national competition from the third round onwards.

First Round[edit]

The draw for the first and second rounds took place in July 2013.[3]

Central Group[edit]

One tie was drawn in this group with the following clubs receiving a bye to the second round:

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Airdrieonians 3 – 3 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 4 pens)
Edinburgh City

North Group[edit]

No first round ties were drawn in this group with all the following clubs receiving byes to the second round.

South Group[edit]

No first round ties were drawn in this group with all the following clubs receiving byes to the second round.

Second Round[edit]

Central Group[edit]

The following clubs received byes to the third round.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Heart of Midlothian 6 – 1 Spartans
Stirling Albion 2 – 1 Alloa Athletic
Queen's Park 1 – 0 Forfar Athletic
Stenhousemuir 1 – 0 Dundee
Motherwell 3 – 0 East Fife
Raith Rovers 4 - 2 Clyde
Edinburgh City 1 – 3 Arbroath

North Group[edit]

Formartine United received a bye to the third round.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Lossiemouth 0 – 1 Fraserburgh
Ross County 2 – 1 Clachnacuddin
Cove Rangers 6 – 1 Keith

South Group[edit]

Queen of the South received a bye to the third round.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Hawick Royal Albert 2 – 7 Annan Athletic

Third Round[edit]

The following sixteen clubs entered at this stage by virtue of having reached the fourth round of last seasons competition:

The third round draw was announced on 24 September 2013.[4]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
St. Johnstone 3 – 0 Stirling Albion
Queen of the South 4 – 1 Annan Athletic
Cove Rangers 1 – 3 Cowdenbeath
Queen's Park 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 1 pens)
Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Dundee United
St. Mirren 2 – 1 Partick Thistle
Falkirk 1 – 3 Raith Rovers
Livingston 0 – 1 Ayr United
Greenock Morton 2 – 0 Fraserburgh
Montrose 0 – 4 Motherwell
Formartine United 3 – 2 Arbroath
Kilmarnock 3 – 0 Aberdeen
Rangers 6 – 0 Dumbarton
Celtic 4 – 0 Stenhousemuir
Hamilton Academical 2 – 4 Heart of Midlothian
Hibernian 5 – 1 Ross County

Fourth Round[edit]

The draw for the fourth round took place in October 2013 with ties played on 24th November and 1st December 2013[5]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Rangers 5 – 1 Hibernian
Queen's Park 3 – 2 (a.e.t.) Queen of the South
Kilmarnock 3 – 1 Motherwell
Raith Rovers 1 – 3 St. Mirren
Heart of Midlothian 11 – 0 Formartine United
Greenock Morton 3 – 2 Ayr United
St. Johnstone 3 – 1 Celtic
Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 1 Cowdenbeath

Quarter-finals[edit]

The ties for the quarter finals were played on 23rd February and 2nd March 2014.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Hearts 3 – 0 Queen's Park
Rangers 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic
Kilmarnock 2 – 1 Morton
St. Johnstone 0 – 1 St. Mirren

Semi-finals[edit]

The ties for the semi finals were played on 12th and 13th April 2014.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Hearts 3 – 0 Kilmarnock
St. Mirren 0 – 1
(a.e.t.)
Rangers

Final[edit]

13 May 2014
Rangers 2 – 2 Heart of Midlothian
Greg Pascazio Goal
Craig Halkett Goal
BBC Sport Goal Sam Nicholson
Goal Billy King
  Penalties  
8 – 7

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Spartans out to break young Hearts in Youth Cup". http://www.spartansfc.com. The Spartans FC. 28 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ "Rangers break Hearts in Youth Cup penalty shoot-out win". BBC Sport (BBC). 13 May 2014. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  3. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup first and second round draws". Scottish Football Association. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Scottish FA Youth cup third round draw". Scottish Football Association. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup draw". Scottish Professional Football League. 24 October 2013. Retrieved 3 November 2013.