1965–66 Scottish League Cup

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1965–66 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Defending champions Rangers
Champions Celtic
Runners-up Rangers

The 1965–66 Scottish League Cup was the twentieth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Celtic, who defeated Rangers in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Celtic 6 4 0 2 11 7 1.57 8
Motherwell 6 3 0 3 9 11 0.82 6
Dundee 6 2 1 3 7 7 1.00 5
Dundee United 6 2 1 3 9 11 0.82 5
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 2–1 Celtic 14 August 1965
Motherwell 1–0 Dundee 14 August 1965
Celtic 1–0 Motherwell 18 August 1965
Dundee 0–0 Dundee United 18 August 1965
Celtic 0–2 Dundee 21 August 1965
Dundee United 4–1 Motherwell 21 August 1965
Celtic 3–0 Dundee United 28 August 1965
Dundee 1–2 Motherwell 28 August 1965
Dundee United 1–3 Dundee 1 September 1965
Motherwell 2–3 Celtic 1 September 1965
Dundee 1–3 Celtic 4 September 1965
Motherwell 3–2 Dundee United 4 September 1965

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Rangers 6 4 0 2 13 7 1.86 8
Heart of Midlothian 6 3 1 2 10 7 1.43 7
Aberdeen 6 3 1 2 7 8 0.88 7
Clyde 6 1 0 5 5 13 0.39 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 1–2 Aberdeen 14 August 1965
Heart of Midlothian 4–2 Rangers 14 August 1965
Aberdeen 1–1 Heart of Midlothian 18 August 1965
Rangers 3–0 Clyde 18 August 1965
Aberdeen 2–0 Rangers 21 August 1965
Heart of Midlothian 1–2 Clyde 21 August 1965
Aberdeen 2–0 Clyde 28 August 1965
Rangers 1–0 Heart of Midlothian 28 August 1965
Clyde 1–3 Rangers 1 September 1965
Heart of Midlothian 2–0 Aberdeen 1 September 1965
Clyde 1–2 Heart of Midlothian 4 September 1965
Rangers 4–0 Aberdeen 4 September 1965

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Kilmarnock 6 5 0 1 11 3 3.67 10
Dunfermline Athletic 6 3 1 2 14 9 1.56 7
St Johnstone 6 3 0 3 7 10 0.70 6
Partick Thistle 6 0 1 5 3 13 0.23 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Partick Thistle 0–0 Dunfermline Athletic 14 August 1965
St Johnstone 0–1 Kilmarnock 14 August 1965
Dunfermline Athletic 5–1 St Johnstone 18 August 1965
Kilmarnock 2–0 Partick Thistle 18 August 1965
Dunfermline Athletic 1–3 Kilmarnock 21 August 1965
Partick Thistle 0–1 St Johnstone 21 August 1965
Dunfermline Athletic 6–2 Partick Thistle 28 August 1965
Kilmarnock 3–0 St Johnstone 28 August 1965
Partick Thistle 1–2 Kilmarnock 1 September 1965
St Johnstone 3–1 Dunfermline Athletic 1 September 1965
Kilmarnock 0–1 Dunfermline Athletic 4 September 1965
St Johnstone 2–0 Partick Thistle 4 September 1965

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Hibernian 6 5 0 1 15 6 2.50 10
Falkirk 6 3 1 2 11 10 1.10 7
St Mirren 6 2 0 4 5 9 0.56 4
Morton 6 1 1 4 7 13 0.54 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Falkirk 3–1 Hibernian 14 August 1965
St Mirren 1–2 Morton 14 August 1965
Hibernian 1–0 St Mirren 18 August 1965
Morton 1–1 Falkirk 18 August 1965
Falkirk 0–1 St Mirren 21 August 1965
Morton 2–4 Hibernian 21 August 1965
Hibernian 3–1 Falkirk 28 August 1965
Morton 0–1 St Mirren 28 August 1965
Falkirk 3–2 Morton 1 September 1965
St Mirren 0–3 Hibernian 1 September 1965
Hibernian 3–0 Morton 4 September 1965
St Mirren 2–3 Falkirk 4 September 1965

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Third Lanark 6 3 2 1 13 10 1.30 8
Berwick Rangers 6 2 2 2 16 10 1.60 6
Cowdenbeath 6 2 2 2 7 11 0.64 6
Hamilton Academical 6 0 4 2 6 11 0.55 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Berwick Rangers 4–1 Third Lanark 14 August 1965
Cowdenbeath 1–1 Hamilton Academical 14 August 1965
Hamilton Academical 1–1 Berwick Rangers 18 August 1965
Third Lanark 1–1 Cowdenbeath 18 August 1965
Berwick Rangers 6–1 Cowdenbeath 21 August 1965
Hamilton Academical 2–2 Third Lanark 21 August 1965
Hamilton Academical 0–1 Cowdenbeath 28 August 1965
Third Lanark 3–2 Berwick Rangers 28 August 1965
Berwick Rangers 1–1 Hamilton Academical 1 September 1965
Cowdenbeath 0–1 Third Lanark 1 September 1965
Cowdenbeath 3–2 Berwick Rangers 4 September 1965
Third Lanark 5–1 Hamilton Academical 4 September 1965

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Raith Rovers 6 4 2 0 15 7 2.14 10
Queen's Park 6 2 2 2 7 10 0.70 6
Stirling Albion 6 2 0 4 10 11 0.91 4
Arbroath 6 1 2 3 11 15 0.73 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Queen's Park 2–2 Arbroath 14 August 1965
Raith Rovers 3–1 Stirling Albion 14 August 1965
Arbroath 2–2 Raith Rovers 18 August 1965
Stirling Albion 0–2 Queen's Park 18 August 1965
Arbroath 1–3 Stirling Albion 21 August 1965
Queen's Park 1–1 Raith Rovers 21 August 1965
Arbroath 3–0 Queen's Park 28 August 1965
Stirling Albion 1–2 Raith Rovers 28 August 1965
Queen's Park 2–1 Stirling Albion 1 September 1965
Raith Rovers 4–2 Arbroath 1 September 1965
Raith Rovers 3–0 Queen's Park 4 September 1965
Stirling Albion 4–1 Arbroath 4 September 1965

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Airdrieonians 6 5 0 1 22 13 1.69 10
Albion Rovers 6 2 2 2 12 12 1.00 6
Queen of the South 6 1 2 3 8 12 0.67 4
Stranraer 6 1 2 3 5 10 0.50 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 1–1 Queen of the South 14 August 1965
Stranraer 1–3 Airdrieonians 14 August 1965
Airdrieonians 6–1 Albion Rovers 18 August 1965
Queen of the South 1–2 Stranraer 18 August 1965
Airdrieonians 5–1 Queen of the South 21 August 1965
Stranraer 0–0 Albion Rovers 21 August 1965
Airdrieonians 3–0 Stranraer 28 August 1965
Queen of the South 2–0 Albion Rovers 28 August 1965
Albion Rovers 8–2 Airdrieonians 1 September 1965
Stranraer 1–1 Queen of the South 1 September 1965
Albion Rovers 2–1 Stranraer 4 September 1965
Queen of the South 2–3 Airdrieonians 4 September 1965

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Alloa Athletic 6 4 0 2 10 10 1.00 8
Dumbarton 6 3 0 3 15 9 1.67 6
E. S. Clydebank 6 3 0 3 11 10 1.10 6
East Fife 6 2 0 4 13 20 0.65 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 3–2 East Fife 14 August 1965
Dumbarton 2–1 E. S. Clydebank 14 August 1965
East Fife 3–2 Dumbarton 18 August 1965
E. S. Clydebank 1–0 Alloa Athletic 18 August 1965
Alloa Athletic 2–1 Dumbarton 21 August 1965
East Fife 4–1 E. S. Clydebank 21 August 1965
East Fife 1–2 Alloa Athletic 28 August 1965
E. S. Clydebank 1–0 Dumbarton 28 August 1965
Alloa Athletic 2–1 E. S. Clydebank 1 September 1965
Dumbarton 6–1 East Fife 1 September 1965
Dumbarton 4–1 Alloa Athletic 4 September 1965
E. S. Clydebank 6–2 East Fife 4 September 1965

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GAv Pts
Ayr United 4 4 0 0 14 3 4.67 8
Stenhousemuir 4 3 0 1 8 7 1.14 6
Forfar Athletic 4 1 0 3 6 7 0.86 2
Montrose 4 1 0 3 4 12 0.33 2
Brechin City 4 1 0 3 1 4 0.25 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 5–2 Stenhousemuir 14 August 1965
Forfar Athletic 4–1 Montrose 14 August 1965
Montrose 2–0 Brechin City 18 August 1965
Stenhousemuir 2–1 Forfar Athletic 18 August 1965
Ayr United 5–0 Montrose 21 August 1965
Brechin City 1–0 Forfar Athletic 21 August 1965
Brechin City 0–1 Ayr United 28 August 1965
Montrose 1–3 Stenhousemuir 28 August 1965
Forfar Athletic 1–3 Ayr United 4 September 1965
Stenhousemuir 1–0 Brechin City 4 September 1965

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Third Lanark 1–2 Ayr United 6 September 1965

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Ayr United 1–0 Third Lanark 8 September 1965 3–1

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 1–5 Rangers 15 September 1965
Alloa Athletic 0–2 Hibernian 15 September 1965
Kilmarnock 2–0 Ayr United 15 September 1965
Raith Rovers 1–8 Celtic 15 September 1965

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Ayr United 2–2 Kilmarnock 22 September 1965 2–4
Celtic 4–0 Raith Rovers 22 September 1965 12–1
Hibernian 11–2 Alloa Athletic 22 September 1965 13–2
Rangers 4–0 Airdrieonians 22 September 1965 9–1

Semi-finals[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 2–2[1] Hibernian 4 October 1965
Rangers 6–4 Kilmarnock 6 October 1965

Replays[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 4–0 Hibernian 18 October 1965

Final[edit]

23 October 1965
Rangers 1–2 Celtic
Young Goal own goal' Hughes Goal Goal
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 107,609
RANGERS:
GK Billy Ritchie
FB Kai Johansen
FB David Provan
RH Wilson Wood
CH Ron McKinnon
LH John Greig
RW Willie Henderson
IF Alex Willoughby
CF Jim Forrest
IF Davie Wilson
LW Willie Johnston
Manager:
Scot Symon
CELTIC:
GK Ronnie Simpson
FB Ian Young
FB Tommy Gemmell
RH Bobby Murdoch
CH Billy McNeill
LH John Clark
RW Jimmy Johnstone
IF Charlie Gallagher
CF Joe McBride
IF Bobby Lennox
LW John Hughes
Manager:
Jock Stein

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ After Extra Time