1957 Scottish Cup Final

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1957 Scottish Cup Final
Event 1956–57 Scottish Cup
Date 20 April 1957
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Jack Mowat (Burnside)
Attendance 81,375
Replay
(after extra time)
Date 24 April 1957
Venue Hampden Park, Glasgow
Referee Jack Mowat (Burnside)
Attendance 79,960
1956
1958

The 1957 Scottish Cup Final was an association football match, the 72nd staging of the final of the Scottish Cup, Scottish football's most prestigious knock-out competition. The match took place at Hampden Park on 20 April 1957 and was contested by Division One clubs Falkirk and Kilmarnock. It was Falkirk's second appearance in the final and Kilmarnock's sixth.

As Division One clubs, both entered the tournament in the fifth round. Neither club won all four of their ties at the first attempt, Falkirk requiring a replay in the semi-final to knock out fellow Division One club Raith Rovers whom they defeated in the club's last appearance in the final in 1913. Falkirk defeated two Division Two clubs and another from Division One before the final. Kilmarnock needed a replay to knock out the club who defeated them in their last final appearance also, East Fife. They went on to eliminate the 1956 runners-up, Celtic, in the replayed semi-final.

It was only Falkirk's second appearance in the final, their first in 44 years since success in 1913. Kilmarnock were making their sixth appearance in their history, winning twice, the last victory coming in 1929.

The first match ended in a 1–1 draw. Falkirk took the lead after 33 minutes when John Prentice scored from the penalty spot after a foul by Willie Toner. Kilmarnock equalised in first half injury time with a goal from David Curlett. With no goals in the second half, the scores remained level to force a replay four days later.[1][2] In the replay, Falkirk took the lead again through George Merchant. Kilmarnock again equalised with only 12 minutes until the end to see the match into extra time. Doug Moran scored the winning goal for Falkirk in the 101st minute of the match to seal victory for Falkirk and be crowned champions for the second time in its history.[3]

Route to the final[edit]

Round Opposition Score
Fifth round Berwick Rangers 2–1
Sixth round Aberdeen 3–1
Quarter-final Clyde 2–1
Semi-final Raith Rovers 2–2
Semi-final replay Raith Rovers 2–0

Falkirk[edit]

Round Opposition Score
Fifth round Ayr United 1–0
Sixth round East Fife 0–0
Sixth round replay East Fife 2–0
Quarter-final Airdrieonians 3–1
Semi-final Celtic 1–1
Semi-final replay Celtic 3–1

Kilmarnock[edit]

Match details[edit]

Original[edit]

Falkirk 1–1 Kilmarnock
Prentice Goal 33' (pen.) Report Curlett Goal 45+1'
Attendance: 81,375
Referee: Jack Mowat (Burnside)
GK Scotland Bert Slater
RB Scotland Alex Parker
LB Scotland Ian Rae
RH Scotland Alex Wright
CH Scotland Andy Irvine
LH Scotland John Prentice
RW Scotland Tommy Murray
IR Scotland Derek Grierson
CF Scotland George Merchant
IL Scotland Doug Moran
LW Scotland Eddie O'Hara
Manager:
England Reg Smith
GK Scotland Jimmy Brown
RB Scotland Ralph Collins
LB Scotland Jim Stewart
RH Scotland Rab Stewart
CH Scotland Willie Toner
LH Scotland Alistair Mackay
RW Scotland Gerry Mays
IR Scotland Willie Harvey
CF Scotland David Curlett
IL Scotland Bertie Black
LW Scotland David Burns
Manager:
Scotland Malky McDonald

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • Replay if scores still level.

Replay[edit]

Falkirk 2–1 (a.e.t.) Kilmarnock
Merchant Goal 24'
Moran Goal 101'
Report Curlett Goal 78'
Attendance: 79,960
Referee: Jack Mowat (Burnside)
GK Scotland Bert Slater
RB Scotland Alex Parker
LB Scotland Ian Rae
RH Scotland Alex Wright
CH Scotland Andy Irvine
LH Scotland John Prentice
RW Scotland Tommy Murray
IR Scotland Derek Grierson
CF Scotland George Merchant
IL Scotland Doug Moran
LW Scotland Eddie O'Hara
Manager:
England Reg Smith
GK Scotland Jimmy Brown
RB Scotland Ralph Collins
LB Scotland Jim Stewart
RH Scotland Rab Stewart
CH Scotland Willie Toner
LH Scotland Alistair Mackay
RW Scotland Gerry Mays
IR Scotland Willie Harvey
CF Scotland David Curlett
IL Scotland Bertie Black
LW Scotland David Burns
Manager:
Scotland Malky McDonald

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Replay if scores still level.

References[edit]