1952–53 Scottish Cup

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1952–53 Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Aberdeen

The 1952–53 Scottish Cup was the 68th staging of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The Cup was won by Rangers who defeated Aberdeen in the replayed final.

First round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Berwick Rangers 3 – 3 Dundee United
Dumbarton 1 – 3 Cowdenbeath
East Fife 7 – 1 Vale of Leithen
Elgin City 2 – 3 Third Lanark
Eyemouth United 0 – 4 Celtic
Hibernian 8 – 1 Stenhousemuir
Leith Athletic 1 – 8 Airdrieonians
Greenock Morton 3 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic
Newton Stewart 2 – 2 Falkirk
Queen of the South 2 – 1 Huntly
Raith Rovers 5 – 0 Clachnacuddin
Rangers 4 – 0 Arbroath
St. Mirren 1 – 1 Brechin City
Stranraer 0 – 4 Kilmarnock

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Brechin City 0 – 1 St. Mirren
Dundee United 2 – 3 Berwick Rangers
Falkirk 4 – 0 Newton Stewart

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 2 – 0 St. Mirren
Airdrieonians 3 – 0 East Fife
Albion Rovers 2 – 0 East Stirlingshire
Alloa Athletic 0 – 2 Motherwell
Berwick Rangers 2 – 3 Queen of the South
Buckie Thistle 1 – 5 Ayr United
Cowdenbeath 0 – 1 Greenock Morton
Dundee 0 – 2 Rangers
Forfar Athletic 2 – 4 Falkirk
Hamilton Academical 2 – 2 Kilmarnock
Hibernian 4 – 2 Queen’s Park
Partick Thistle 0 – 2 Clyde
Raith Rovers 0 – 1 Hearts
St. Johnstone 1 – 2 Montrose
Stirling Albion 1 – 1 Celtic
Wigtown & Blanoch 1 – 3 Third Lanark

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Celtic 3 – 0 Stirling Albion
Kilmarnock 0 – 2 Hamilton Academical

Third round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 5 – 5 Motherwell
Airdrieonians 0 – 4 Hibernian
Clyde 8 – 3 Ayr United
Falkirk 2 – 3 Celtic
Hearts 3 – 1 Montrose
Greenock Morton 1 – 4 Rangers
Queen of the South 2 – 0 Albion Rovers
Third Lanark 1 – 0 Hamilton Academical

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Motherwell 1 – 6 Aberdeen

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Clyde 1 – 2 Third Lanark
Hearts 2 – 1 Queen of the South
Hibernian 1 – 1 Aberdeen
Rangers 2 – 0 Celtic

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 2 – 0 Hibernian

Semi-finals[edit]

4 April 1953
Aberdeen 1 – 1 Third Lanark
Paddy Buckley Goal 59' John Cuthbertson Goal 77'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 18,468
Referee: Charlie Faultless

4 April 1953
Rangers 2 – 1 Hearts
Derek Grierson Goal 44'
John Prentice Goal 75'
Jimmy Wardhaugh Goal 11'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 116,262

Replays[edit]


8 April 1953
Aberdeen 2 – 1 Third Lanark
Yorston Goal 32' Goal 71' Wattie Dick Goal 30'
Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 21,000
Referee: Charlie Faultless

Final[edit]

25 April 1953
Rangers 1 – 1 Aberdeen
Prentice Goal 8' Yorston Goal 80'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 129,761
Referee: Jack Mowat

Teams[edit]

RANGERS:
GK Scotland George Niven
RB Scotland George Young
LB Scotland John Little
RH Scotland Ian McColl
CH Scotland Duncan Stanners
LH Scotland Jim Pryde
RW Scotland Willie Waddell
IR Scotland Derek Grierson
CF Scotland Willie Paton
IL Scotland John Prentice
LW South Africa Johnny Hubbard
Manager:
Scotland Bill Struth
ABERDEEN:
GK Scotland Fred Martin
RB Scotland Jimmy Mitchell
LB Scotland Davie Shaw
RH Scotland Tony Harris
CH Scotland Alec Young
LH Scotland Jack Allister
RW Scotland Ian Rodger
IR Scotland Harry Yorston
CF Scotland Paddy Buckley
IL Scotland George Hamilton
LW England Jack Hather
Manager:
Scotland Dave Halliday

Replay[edit]


29 April 1953
Rangers 1 – 0 Aberdeen
Billy Simpson Goal 42'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 113,700
Referee: Jack Mowat

Teams[edit]

RANGERS:
GK Scotland George Niven
RB Scotland George Young
LB Scotland John Little
RH Scotland Ian McColl
CH Scotland Willie Woodburn
LH Scotland Jim Pryde
RW Scotland Willie Waddell
IR Scotland Derek Grierson
CF Northern Ireland Billy Simpson
IL Scotland Willie Paton
LW South Africa Johnny Hubbard
Manager:
Scotland Bill Struth
ABERDEEN:
GK Scotland Fred Martin
RB Scotland Jimmy Mitchell
LB Scotland Davie Shaw
RH Scotland Tony Harris
CH Scotland Alec Young
LH Scotland Jack Allister
RW Scotland Ian Rodger
IR Scotland Harry Yorston
CF Scotland Paddy Buckley
IL Scotland George Hamilton
LW England Jackie Hather
Manager:
Scotland Dave Halliday

See also[edit]