1978–79 Scottish Cup

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1978–79 Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Hibernian

The 1978–79 Scottish Cup was the 94th staging of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The Cup was won by Rangers who defeated Hibernian in the twice replayed final.

First round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 2 Albion Rovers
Falkirk 2 – 0 Keith
Gala Fairydean 1 – 3 Cowdenbeath
Meadowbank Thistle 1 – 1 Inverness Caledonian
Threave Rovers 0 – 2 East Stirlingshire
Vale of Leithen 1 – 4 Forfar Athletic

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Albion Rovers 2 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic
Inverness Caledonian 0 – 3 Meadowbank Thistle

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Inverness Thistle 0 – 4 Falkirk
Forfar Athletic 1 – 2 Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire 2 – 3 Spartans
Cowdenbeath 0 – 0 Alloa Athletic
Peterhead 2 – 3 Queen’s Park
East Fife 2 – 1 Brechin City
Meadowbank Thistle 2 – 1 Stenhousemuir
Stranraer 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Stranraer
Alloa Athletic 2 – 0 Cowdenbeath

Third round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dundee United 0 – 2 St. Mirren
Dundee 1 – 0 Falkirk
Dumbarton 1 – 0 Alloa Athletic
Greenock Morton 1 – 1 St. Johnstone
Stirling Albion 0 – 2 Partick Thistle
Ayr United 4 – 0 Queen of the South
Rangers 3 – 1 Motherwell
Clyde 1 – 5 Kilmarnock
Clydebank 3 – 3 Queen’s Park
Meadowbank Thistle 2 – 1 Spartans
Montrose 2 – 4 Celtic
Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 1 Hibernian
Raith Rovers 0 – 2 Hearts
Arbroath 0 – 1 Airdrieonians
East Fife 0 – 1 Berwick Rangers
Hamilton Academical 0 – 2 Aberdeen

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
St. Johnstone 2 – 4 Greenock Morton
Hibernian 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic
Queen’s Park 0 – 1 Clydebank

Fourth round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dundee 4 – 1 St. Mirren
Hearts 1 – 1 Greenock Morton
Celtic 3 – 0 Berwick Rangers
Dumbarton 3 – 1 Clydebank
Partick Thistle 3 – 0 Airdrieonians
Aberdeen 6 – 2 Ayr United
Meadowbank Thistle 0 – 6 Hibernian
Rangers 1 – 1 Kilmarnock

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Hearts
Kilmarnock 0 – 1 Rangers

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 1 – 1 Celtic
Dumbarton 0 – 1 Partick Thistle
Hibernian 2 – 1 Hearts
Rangers 6 – 3 Dundee

Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Celtic 1 – 2 Aberdeen

Semi-finals[edit]

4 April 1979
Partick Thistle 0 – 0 Rangers
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 26,232

11 April 1979
Hibernian 2 – 1 Aberdeen
Gordon Rae Goal 37'
Ally McLeod Goal 43' (pen.)
Steve Archibald Goal 28'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 9,387
Referee: Bob Valentine

Replay[edit]


16 April 1979
Rangers 1 – 0 Partick Thistle
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 32,300

Final[edit]

12 May 1979
Rangers 0 – 0 Hibernian
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 50,610
Referee: Brian McGinlay

Replay[edit]

16 May 1979
Rangers 0 – 0 Hibernian
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 33,504
Referee: Brian McGinlay

Second Replay[edit]

28 May 1979
Rangers 3 – 2 Hibernian
Derek Johnstone Goal Goal
Arthur Duncan Goal (o.g.)
Tony Higgins Goal
Ally MacLeod Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 30,602
Referee: Ian Foote

Events[edit]

The second round tie between Inverness Thistle and Falkirk was originally scheduled for 8 January 1979, but was postponed twenty-nine times due to inclement weather. The game was finally played on 22 February.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Postponed matches". http://www.footballsite.co.uk. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

See also[edit]