2014 Scottish Challenge Cup Final

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2014 Scottish Challenge Cup Final
Event 2013–14 Scottish Challenge Cup
After extra time
Date 6 April 2014
Venue Easter Road, Edinburgh
Referee Kevin Clancy
Attendance 19,983
2013
2015

The 2014 Scottish Challenge Cup Final, also known as the Ramsdens Cup Final for sponsorship reasons, was a football match that took place at Easter Road on 6 April 2014, between Raith Rovers and Rangers.[1] The match was televised by BBC ALBA.[1] It was the 23rd final of the Scottish Challenge Cup since it was first organised in 1990 to celebrate the centenary of the now defunct Scottish Football League, it is the 1st Challenge Cup Final since the SPFL was formed. Both teams progressed through four elimination rounds to reach the final. The match was both clubs' first appearance in the final of the competition, whilst it was Raith Rovers' first cup final in 20 years since winning the League Cup in 1994.[2][3][4][5][6] The match was shown live on BBC Alba.

Route to the Final[edit]

The competition is a knock-out tournament and in 2013–14 was contested by 32 teams; the 30 clubs that played in the Championship, League One and League Two of the Scottish Professional Football League, Highland League club Formartine United by invitation (the highest placed team in that league from the previous season with an SFA licence) & the winner of a preliminary round tie between Spartans & Threave Rovers (the highest placed teams in the previous season's East of Scotland & South of Scotland leagues with SFA licences), the winner of the tie being Spartans. For the first and second rounds only, the draw was divided into two geographical regions – north/east and south/west. Teams were paired at random and the winner of each match progressed to the next round and the loser was eliminated.

Raith Rovers[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round Stirling Albion (h) 2–1
Second round Dunfermline Athletic (a) 2–0
Quarter-final Falkirk (h) 1–0
Semi-final Annan Athletic (h) 3–0

Rangers[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round Albion Rovers (a) 4–0
Second round Berwick Rangers (h) 2–0
Quarter-final Queen of the South (a) 3–0
Semi-final Stenhousemuir (a) 1–0

Match details[edit]

Match officials[7]

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Raith v Rangers: Easter Road hosts Ramsdens Cup final". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 October 2013. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Raith Rovers 1 Rangers 0 (aet)". Daily Telegraph. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Raith Rovers 1 Rangers 0 (aet): Former Gers kid John Baird pops up to secure Ramsdens Cup glory for Kirkcaldy men". Daily Record. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Raith Rovers 1-0 Rangers: Baird's extra-time goal gives minnows Ramsdens Cup win". Daily Mail. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Glory for Raith". Scotsman. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "The final: as it happened". BBC Sport. 6 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  7. ^ Ramsdens Cup final officials, spfl.co.uk. Scottish Professional Football League. 25 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2014.