1972–73 Scottish League Cup

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1972–73 Scottish League Cup
Country  Scotland
Defending champions Partick Thistle
Champions Hibernian
Runners-up Celtic

The 1972–73 Scottish League Cup was the twenty-seventh season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Hibernian, who defeated Celtic in the Final.

First round[edit]

Group 1[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Partick Thistle 6 3 3 0 11 3 +8 9
Stranraer 6 3 0 3 11 8 +3 6
Morton 6 2 2 2 11 9 +2 6
Cowdenbeath 6 1 1 4 6 19 –13 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cowdenbeath 1–5 Partick Thistle 12 August 1972
Morton 1–5 Stranraer 12 August 1972
Partick Thistle 0–0 Morton 16 August 1972
Stranraer 3–0 Cowdenbeath 16 August 1972
Cowdenbeath 1–0 Morton 19 August 1972
Stranraer 0–2 Partick Thistle 19 August 1972
Cowdenbeath 0–2 Stranraer 23 August 1972
Morton 0–0 Partick Thistle 23 August 1972
Partick Thistle 2–2 Cowdenbeath 26 August 1972
Stranraer 1–3 Morton 26 August 1972
Morton 7–2 Cowdenbeath 30 August 1972
Partick Thistle 2–0 Stranraer 30 August 1972

Group 2[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Aberdeen 6 5 0 1 19 5 +14 10
Hibernian 6 5 0 1 14 8 +6 10
Queen of the South 6 2 0 4 5 13 –8 4
Queen's Park 6 0 0 6 4 16 –12 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Hibernian 4–2 Queen's Park 12 August 1972
Queen of the South 0–4 Aberdeen 12 August 1972
Aberdeen 4–1 Hibernian 16 August 1972
Queen's Park 1–2 Queen of the South 16 August 1972
Aberdeen 5–1 Queen's Park 19 August 1972
Hibernian 3–0 Queen of the South 19 August 1972
Hibernian 2–1 Aberdeen 23 August 1972
Queen of the South 1–0 Queen's Park 23 August 1972
Aberdeen 2–1 Queen of the South 26 August 1972
Queen's Park 0–1 Hibernian 26 August 1972
Queen of the South 1–3 Hibernian 30 August 1972
Queen's Park 0–3 Aberdeen 30 August 1972

Group 3[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Rangers 6 5 0 1 16 6 +10 10
Ayr United 6 3 0 3 12 6 +6 6
St Mirren 6 2 1 3 12 15 –3 5
Clydebank 6 1 1 4 6 19 –13 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 2–1 St Mirren 12 August 1972
Rangers 2–0 Clydebank 12 August 1972
Clydebank 1–0 Ayr United 16 August 1972
St Mirren 0–4 Rangers 16 August 1972
Rangers 2–1 Ayr United 19 August 1972
St Mirren 4–2 Clydebank 19 August 1972
Ayr United 5–0 Clydebank 23 August 1972
Rangers 1–4 St Mirren 23 August 1972
Clydebank 0–5 Rangers 26 August 1972
St Mirren 0–3 Ayr United 26 August 1972
Ayr United 1–2 Rangers 30 August 1972
Clydebank 3–3 St Mirren 30 August 1972

Group 4[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Dundee United 6 5 0 1 13 5 +8 10
Stenhousemuir 6 2 2 2 11 13 –2 6
Kilmarnock 6 2 1 3 9 9 0 5
Dunfermline Athletic 6 1 1 4 6 12 –6 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee United 2–0 Dunfermline Athletic 12 August 1972
Stenhousemuir 1–1 Kilmarnock 12 August 1972
Dunfermline Athletic 2–2 Stenhousemuir 16 August 1972
Kilmarnock 2–3 Dundee United 16 August 1972
Dundee United 5–0 Stenhousemuir 19 August 1972
Kilmarnock 2–1 Dunfermline Athletic 19 August 1972
Dundee United 2–1 Kilmarnock 23 August 1972
Stenhousemuir 5–2 Dunfermline Athletic 23 August 1972
Dunfermline Athletic 0–1 Dundee United 26 August 1972
Kilmarnock 3–1 Stenhousemuir 26 August 1972
Dunfermline Athletic 1–0 Kilmarnock 30 August 1972
Stenhousemuir 2–0 Dundee United 30 August 1972

Group 5[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
St Johnstone 6 5 0 1 17 6 +11 10
Falkirk 6 3 0 3 10 12 –2 6
Raith Rovers 6 2 0 4 6 7 –1 4
Montrose 6 2 0 4 8 16 –8 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Montrose 3–4 Falkirk 12 August 1972
St Johnstone 2–0 Raith Rovers 12 August 1972
Falkirk 1–2 St Johnstone 16 August 1972
Raith Rovers 1–2 Montrose 16 August 1972
Falkirk 1–0 Raith Rovers 19 August 1972
St Johnstone 4–1 Montrose 19 August 1972
Montrose 2–1 Raith Rovers 23 August 1972
St Johnstone 6–1 Falkirk 23 August 1972
Falkirk 3–0 Montrose 26 August 1972
Raith Rovers 3–0 St Johnstone 26 August 1972
Montrose 0–3 St Johnstone 30 August 1972
Raith Rovers 1–0 Falkirk 30 August 1972

Group 6[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Airdrieonians 6 3 2 1 9 7 +2 8
Dumbarton 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 6
Heart of Midlothian 6 1 3 2 6 5 +1 5
Berwick Rangers 6 1 3 2 5 10 –5 5
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 0–0 Berwick Rangers 12 August 1972
Dumbarton 1–0 Heart of Midlothian 12 August 1972
Berwick Rangers 1–0 Dumbarton 16 August 1972
Heart of Midlothian 0–0 Airdrieonians 16 August 1972
Berwick Rangers 1–1 Heart of Midlothian 19 August 1972
Dumbarton 4–1 Airdrieonians 19 August 1972
Airdrieonians 2–1 Heart of Midlothian 23 August 1972
Dumbarton 2–2 Berwick Rangers 23 August 1972
Berwick Rangers 1–4 Airdrieonians 26 August 1972
Heart of Midlothian 1–1 Dumbarton 26 August 1972
Airdrieonians 2–1 Dumbarton 30 August 1972
Heart of Midlothian 3–0 Berwick Rangers 30 August 1972

Group 7[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Dundee 6 6 0 0 19 5 +14 12
Motherwell 6 2 2 2 11 9 +2 6
Clyde 6 2 2 2 9 7 +2 6
East Stirlingshire 6 0 0 6 4 22 –18 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Clyde 2–2 Motherwell 12 August 1972
East Stirlingshire 2–8 Dundee 12 August 1972
Dundee 2–1 Clyde 16 August 1972
Motherwell 1–0 East Stirlingshire 16 August 1972
Clyde 3–1 East Stirlingshire 19 August 1972
Motherwell 1–3 Dundee 19 August 1972
Clyde 0–1 Dundee 23 August 1972
East Stirlingshire 1–5 Motherwell 23 August 1972
Dundee 3–0 East Stirlingshire 26 August 1972
Motherwell 1–1 Clyde 26 August 1972
Dundee 2–1 Motherwell 30 August 1972
East Stirlingshire 0–2 Clyde 30 August 1972

Group 8[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Celtic 6 4 2 0 18 6 +12 10
East Fife 6 2 2 2 7 8 –1 6
Stirling Albion 6 2 1 3 4 10 –6 5
Arbroath 6 1 1 4 9 14 –5 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
East Fife 2–1 Arbroath 12 August 1972
Stirling Albion 0–3 Celtic 12 August 1972
Arbroath 1–2 Stirling Albion 16 August 1972
Celtic 1–1 East Fife 16 August 1972
Arbroath 0–5 Celtic 19 August 1972
East Fife 0–0 Stirling Albion 19 August 1972
East Fife 2–3 Celtic 23 August 1972
Stirling Albion 2–1 Arbroath 23 August 1972
Arbroath 3–0 East Fife 26 August 1972
Celtic 3–0 Stirling Albion 26 August 1972
Celtic 3–3 Arbroath 28 August 1972
Stirling Albion 0–2 East Fife 30 August 1972

Group 9[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Alloa Athletic 4 3 0 1 9 6 +3 6
Albion Rovers 4 2 0 2 11 9 +2 4
Forfar Athletic 4 2 0 2 5 5 0 4
Hamilton Academical 4 2 0 2 5 6 –1 4
Brechin City 4 1 0 3 3 7 –4 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Alloa Athletic 12 August 1972
Hamilton Academical 1–0 Brechin City 12 August 1972
Alloa Athletic 4–3 Albion Rovers 16 August 1972
Brechin City 2–1 Forfar Athletic 16 August 1972
Albion Rovers 3–0 Brechin City 19 August 1972
Forfar Athletic 1–0 Hamilton Academical 19 August 1972
Hamilton Academical 4–3 Albion Rovers 22 August 1972
Brechin City 1–2 Alloa Athletic 23 August 1972
Albion Rovers 2–1 Forfar Athletic 26 August 1972
Alloa Athletic 2–0 Hamilton Academical 26 August 1972

Supplementary Round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Alloa Athletic 0–0 Ayr United 4 September 1972
Motherwell 4–1 Albion Rovers 4 September 1972

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Albion Rovers 0–4 Motherwell 6 September 1972 1–8
Ayr United 0–1 Alloa Athletic 6 September 1972 0–1

2nd round[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 8–0 Falkirk 20 September 1972
Dumbarton 3–0 Dundee 20 September 1972
Dundee United 2–5 Hibernian 20 September 1972
East Fife 1–0 Partick Thistle 20 September 1972
Motherwell 0–1 Airdrieonians 20 September 1972
St Johnstone 2–0 Alloa Athletic 20 September 1972
Stenhousemuir 0–5 Rangers 20 September 1972
Stranraer 1–2 Celtic 20 September 1972

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Airdrieonians 1–1 Motherwell 4 October 1972 2–1
Alloa Athletic 0–1 St Johnstone 3 October 1972 0–3
Celtic 5–2 Stranraer 4 October 1972 7–3
Dundee 4–0 Dumbarton 4 October 1972 4–3
Falkirk 3–2 Aberdeen 4 October 1972 3–10
Hibernian 0–0 Dundee United 4 October 1972 5–2
Partick Thistle 0–0 East Fife 4 October 1972 0–1
Rangers 1–2 Stenhousemuir 4 October 1972 6–2

Quarter-finals[edit]

First Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 3–0 East Fife 11 October 1972
Airdrieonians 2–6 Hibernian 11 October 1972
Dundee 1–0 Celtic 11 October 1972
Rangers 1–1 St Johnstone 11 October 1972

Second Leg[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Celtic 3–2[1] Dundee 1 November 1972 3–3
East Fife 1–4 Aberdeen 1 November 1972 1–7
Hibernian 4–1 Airdrieonians 1 November 1972 10–3
St Johnstone 0–2 Rangers 1 November 1972 1–3

Replay[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 4–1 Dundee 20 November 1972

Semi-finals[edit]

Ties[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Hibernian 1–0 Rangers 22 November 1972
Celtic 3–2 Aberdeen 27 November 1972

Final[edit]

9 December 1972
Hibernian 2–1 Celtic
Stanton Goal 60'
O'Rourke Goal 66'
Dalglish Goal 77'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 71,696

References[edit]

General[edit]

Specific[edit]

  1. ^ After Extra Time