1959–60 Scottish League Cup

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1959–60 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Defending champions Heart of Midlothian
Champions Heart of Midlothian
Runners-up Third Lanark

The 1959–60 Scottish League Cup was the fourteenth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Heart of Midlothian for a second successive season, after they defeated Third Lanark 2–1 in the final. Hearts would later go on to become the only Scottish club outside of the Old Firm to win a League and League Cup double.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Raith Rovers 6 5 0 1 13 5 2.60 10
Airdrieonians 6 2 2 2 12 10 1.20 6
Celtic 6 2 1 3 9 10 0.90 5
Partick Thistle 6 1 1 4 3 12 0.25 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 0–0 Airdrieonians 8 August 1959
Raith Rovers 2–1 Celtic 8 August 1959
Airdrieonians 2–3 Raith Rovers 12 August 1959
Celtic 1–2 Partick Thistle 12 August 1959
Airdrieonians 4–2 Celtic 15 August 1959
Raith Rovers 2–0 Partick Thistle 15 August 1959
Airdrieonians 4–0 Partick Thistle 22 August 1959
Celtic 1–0 Raith Rovers 22 August 1959
Partick Thistle 0–2 Celtic 26 August 1959
Raith Rovers 3–0 Airdrieonians 26 August 1959
Celtic 2–2 Airdrieonians 29 August 1959
Partick Thistle 1–3 Raith Rovers 29 August 1959

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Third Lanark 6 5 1 0 19 8 2.38 11
Clyde 6 2 2 2 11 9 1.22 6
Dunfermline Athletic 6 2 1 3 9 14 0.64 5
St Mirren 6 1 0 5 8 16 0.50 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 0–0 Dunfermline Athletic 8 August 1959
St Mirren 2–3 Third Lanark 8 August 1959
Dunfermline Athletic 3–0 St Mirren 12 August 1959
Third Lanark 2–0 Clyde 12 August 1959
Clyde 4–2 St Mirren 15 August 1959
Third Lanark 6–1 Dunfermline Athletic 15 August 1959
Dunfermline Athletic 1–4 Clyde 22 August 1959
Third Lanark 3–1 St Mirren 22 August 1959
Clyde 2–2 Third Lanark 26 August 1959
St Mirren 1–2 Dunfermline Athletic 26 August 1959
Dunfermline Athletic 2–3 Third Lanark 29 August 1959
St Mirren 2–1 Clyde 29 August 1959

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Heart of Midlothian 6 4 2 0 16 6 2.67 10
Aberdeen 6 3 1 2 16 15 1.07 7
Kilmarnock 6 2 1 3 13 13 1.00 5
Stirling Albion 6 0 2 4 8 19 0.42 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 3–1 Stirling Albion 8 August 1959
Kilmarnock 0–4 Heart of Midlothian 8 August 1959
Heart of Midlothian 2–2 Aberdeen 12 August 1959
Stirling Albion 2–2 Kilmarnock 12 August 1959
Kilmarnock 2–3 Aberdeen 15 August 1959
Stirling Albion 1–2 Heart of Midlothian 15 August 1959
Heart of Midlothian 2–0 Kilmarnock 22 August 1959
Stirling Albion 2–5 Aberdeen 22 August 1959
Aberdeen 1–4 Heart of Midlothian 26 August 1959
Kilmarnock 5–0 Stirling Albion 26 August 1959
Aberdeen 2–4 Kilmarnock 29 August 1959
Heart of Midlothian 2–2 Stirling Albion 29 August 1959

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Motherwell 6 6 0 0 19 8 2.38 12
Rangers 6 4 0 2 18 8 2.25 8
Dundee 6 2 0 4 12 17 0.71 4
Hibernian 6 0 0 6 9 25 0.36 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Hibernian 1–6 Rangers 8 August 1959
Motherwell 4–2 Dundee 8 August 1959
Dundee 4–3 Hibernian 12 August 1959
Rangers 1–2 Motherwell 12 August 1959
Hibernian 1–3 Motherwell 15 August 1959
Rangers 2–0 Dundee 15 August 1959
Dundee 1–4 Motherwell 22 August 1959
Rangers 5–1 Hibernian 22 August 1959
Hibernian 1–3 Dundee 26 August 1959
Motherwell 2–1 Rangers 26 August 1959
Dundee 2–3 Rangers 29 August 1959
Motherwell 4–2 Hibernian 29 August 1959

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Falkirk 6 4 1 1 13 7 1.86 9
Ayr United 6 3 2 1 12 8 1.50 8
Hamilton Academical 6 1 2 3 12 16 0.75 4
Berwick Rangers 6 0 3 3 8 14 0.57 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Berwick Rangers 2–3 Ayr United 8 August 1959
Falkirk 3–2 Hamilton Academical 8 August 1959
Ayr United 2–1 Falkirk 12 August 1959
Hamilton Academical 3–3 Berwick Rangers 12 August 1959
Berwick Rangers 0–2 Falkirk 15 August 1959
Hamilton Academical 1–0 Ayr United 15 August 1959
Ayr United 1–1 Berwick Rangers 22 August 1959
Hamilton Academical 2–3 Falkirk 22 August 1959
Berwick Rangers 2–2 Hamilton Academical 26 August 1959
Falkirk 1–1 Ayr United 26 August 1959
Ayr United 5–2 Hamilton Academical 29 August 1959
Falkirk 3–0 Berwick Rangers 29 August 1959

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Arbroath 6 4 0 2 11 12 0.92 8
Albion Rovers 6 3 1 2 12 9 1.33 7
Stenhousemuir 6 3 0 3 9 8 1.12 6
Dumbarton 6 1 1 4 9 12 0.75 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 1–2 Stenhousemuir 8 August 1959
Arbroath 2–0 Dumbarton 8 August 1959
Dumbarton 3–3 Albion Rovers 12 August 1959
Stenhousemuir 2–3 Arbroath 12 August 1959
Arbroath 0–3 Albion Rovers 15 August 1959
Stenhousemuir 0–2 Dumbarton 15 August 1959
Dumbarton 3–4 Arbroath 22 August 1959
Stenhousemuir 3–0 Albion Rovers 22 August 1959
Albion Rovers 1–0 Dumbarton 26 August 1959
Arbroath 1–0 Stenhousemuir 26 August 1959
Albion Rovers 4–1 Arbroath 29 August 1959
Dumbarton 1–2 Stenhousemuir 29 August 1959

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
East Fife 6 5 1 0 16 1 16.00 11
Brechin City 6 2 3 1 12 9 1.33 7
Queen of the South 6 0 3 3 8 15 0.53 3
Forfar Athletic 6 0 3 3 9 20 0.45 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Brechin City 0–0 East Fife 8 August 1959
Queen of the South 1–1 Forfar Athletic 8 August 1959
East Fife 4–0 Queen of the South 12 August 1959
Forfar Athletic 2–2 Brechin City 12 August 1959
Forfar Athletic 0–3 East Fife 15 August 1959
Queen of the South 2–2 Brechin City 15 August 1959
East Fife 3–0 Brechin City 22 August 1959
Forfar Athletic 4–4 Queen of the South 22 August 1959
Brechin City 6–1 Forfar Athletic 26 August 1959
Queen of the South 0–2 East Fife 26 August 1959
Brechin City 2–1 Queen of the South 29 August 1959
East Fife 4–1 Forfar Athletic 29 August 1959

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Cowdenbeath 6 4 2 0 16 9 1.78 10
St Johnstone 6 4 1 1 20 13 1.54 9
Alloa Athletic 6 2 1 3 13 16 0.81 5
Morton 6 0 0 6 6 17 0.35 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 4–2 Morton 8 August 1959
Cowdenbeath 3–1 St Johnstone 8 August 1959
Morton 0–2 Cowdenbeath 12 August 1959
St Johnstone 6–3 Alloa Athletic 12 August 1959
Cowdenbeath 4–3 Alloa Athletic 15 August 1959
Morton 2–4 St Johnstone 15 August 1959
Morton 0–1 Alloa Athletic 22 August 1959
St Johnstone 3–3 Cowdenbeath 22 August 1959
Alloa Athletic 1–3 St Johnstone 26 August 1959
Cowdenbeath 3–1 Morton 26 August 1959
Alloa Athletic 1–1 Cowdenbeath 29 August 1959
St Johnstone 3–1 Morton 29 August 1959

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Dundee United 4 3 1 0 9 1 9.00 7
Queen's Park 4 3 0 1 8 6 1.33 6
Stranraer 4 2 0 2 7 9 0.78 4
East Stirlingshire 4 1 0 3 7 7 1.00 2
Montrose 4 0 1 3 4 12 0.33 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 2–0 East Stirlingshire 8 August 1959
Queen's Park 4–1 Stranraer 8 August 1959
East Stirlingshire 1–2 Queen's Park 12 August 1959
Montrose 1–1 Dundee United 12 August 1959
Dundee United 2–0 Stranraer 15 August 1959
East Stirlingshire 5–1 Montrose 15 August 1959
Montrose 0–2 Queen's Park 22 August 1959
Stranraer 2–1 East Stirlingshire 22 August 1959
Queen's Park 0–4 Dundee United 29 August 1959
Stranraer 4–2 Montrose 29 August 1959

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Falkirk 1–1 Dundee United 31 August 1959

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Dundee United 0–3 Falkirk 2 September 1959 1–4

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cowdenbeath 3–1 East Fife 9 September 1959
Motherwell 1–1 Heart of Midlothian 9 September 1959
Raith Rovers 2–2 Arbroath 9 September 1959
Third Lanark 2–1 Falkirk 9 September 1959

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Arbroath 2–1[1] Raith Rovers 16 September 1959 4–3
East Fife 1–2 Cowdenbeath 16 September 1959 2–5
Falkirk 0–3 Third Lanark 16 September 1959 1–5
Heart of Midlothian 6–2 Motherwell 16 September 1959 7–3

Semi-finals[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Heart of Midlothian 9–3 Cowdenbeath 7 October 1959
Third Lanark 3–0 Arbroath 7 October 1959

Final[edit]

24 October 1959
Heart of Midlothian 2–1 Third Lanark
Hamilton Goal 57'
Young Goal 59'
McInnes Goal 2'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 57,994
HEARTS:
GK Gordon Marshall
FB Bobby Kirk
FB George Thomson
RH Andy Bowman
CH John Cumming
LH Billy Higgins
RW Gordon Smith
IF Ian Crawford
CF Alex Young
IF Bobby Blackwood
LW Johnny Hamilton
Manager:
Tommy Walker
THIRD LANARK :
GK Jocky Robertson
FB Billy Lewis
FB John Brown
RH Jim Reilly
CH George McCallum
LH Willie Cunningham
RW Joe McInnes
IF Bobby Craig
CF Dave Hilley
IF Matt Gray
LW Ian Hilley
Manager:
George Young

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ After Extra Time