1992 Scottish Challenge Cup Final

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1992 Scottish Challenge Cup Final
Event 1992–93 Scottish Challenge Cup
Date 13 December 1992
Venue Love Street, Paisley
Referee J. J. Timmons (Kilwinning)[1]
Attendance 7,391[1]

The 1992 Scottish Challenge Cup Final, also known as the B&Q Cup Final for sponsorship reasons, was an association football match between Morton and Hamilton Academical on 13 December 1992 at Love Street in Paisley.[2] It was the third final of the Scottish Challenge Cup since it was first organised in 1990 to celebrate the centenary of the Scottish Football League.

The match was Morton's first national cup final in 29 years since the Scottish League Cup Final in 1963;[3] whilst it was Hamilton Academicals's second consecutive appearance in the final of the tournament having won the 1991 competition the previous season. The tournament was contested by clubs below the Scottish Premier Division, with both finalists from the First Division.

Rowan Alexander scored first for Morton after 11 minutes but Gary Clark equalised after only one minute for Hamilton Academical. Shortly before half-time, Clark scored his second goal to give Hamilton Academical a 2–1 lead and midway through the second half Chris Hillcoat extended their lead to 3–1. With seven minutes remaining Alexander scored his second goal for Morton but Hamilton Academical held on to win 3–2 to become the first team to successfully defend the Scottish Challenge Cup.[1][4]

Route to the final[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round Forfar Athletic (a) 5–2
Second round Brechin City (a) 2–1
Quarter-final Kilmarnock (a) 2–1
Semi-final Montrose (h) 3–1 (a.e.t.)


The first round draw paired Morton with Forfar Athletic at Station Park with the away team winning 5–2 [5] The second round was another away game in Angus at Brechin City, Morton won 2–1[5] to progress to the quarter-finals. A third away game of the tournament saw Morton travel to Kilmarnock and winning 2–1.[5] The reward for reaching the semi-final was a first home game of the tournament with the opposition being Montrose. Morton won 3–1 after extra time,[5] in the process reaching the Scottish Challenge Cup Final for the first time.[5]

Hamilton Academical[edit]

Round Opposition Score
First round Dumbarton (a) 3–0
Second round Albion Rovers (a) 2–0
Quarter-final Berwick Rangers (h) 5–2
Semi-final Meadowbank Thistle (h) 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2–1 pens.)

Hamilton Academical travelled Dumbarton in the first round with the away team producing a 3–0 victory.[5] The second round draw saw Hamilton travel to Albion Rovers, in another away game for Accies with the team winning 2–0[5] and a second clean sheet to progress to the quarter-final. The reward for reaching the quarter-final was a home game against Berwick Rangers at Douglas Park with the home team emerging 5–2 winners.[5] The semi-final opposition was Meadowbank Thistle, and a second game at home with Hamilton Academical winning on penalties after a 1–1 draw after extra time,[5] to book a place in the Scottish Challenge Cup Final for the second time.[5]




13 December 1992
14:00 GMT
Morton 2–3 Hamilton Academical
Alexander Goal 11'83' Report Hillcoat Goal
Clark Goal 12', Goal
Love Street, Paisley
Attendance: 7,391
Referee: Joe Timmons (Kilwinning)


GK Scotland David Wylie
DF Scotland Derek Collins
DF Scotland Mark Pickering
MF Scotland Stuart Rafferty
DF Scotland Martin Doak
DF Scotland Dougie Johnstone
FW Scotland Alex Mathie
MF Scotland Alan Mahood Substituted off
FW Scotland Rowan Alexander
MF Scotland Derek McInnes
FW Scotland Jim Tolmie
MF Scotland John Gahagan Substituted in
MF Scotland Ian McDonald
Scotland Allan McGraw
GK Scotland Allan Ferguson
DF Scotland Chris Hillcoat
DF Canada Colin Miller
MF Scotland Andy Millen
DF Scotland Jim Weir
DF Scotland Craig Napier
MF Scotland Michael Waters Substituted off
FW Scotland Colin Harris
FW Scotland Colin Cramb Substituted off
MF Scotland Gary Clark
MF Scotland Paul McDonald
DF 12 Scotland Paul McKenzie Substituted in
FW 14 Scotland Kenny Ward Substituted in
Scotland Iain Munro

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.


  1. ^ a b c Bell's Cup, scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 2 November 2005. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  2. ^ "Scottish League Challenge Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 21 June 2011. 
  3. ^ McKinlay, Hugh. "Weir tells former captain 'me first'", Herald Scotland, 12 December 1992. Retrieved 21 April 2013.
  4. ^ Kelly, Ian (2010). Hamilton Accies 25 Year Roller Coaster Ride, p. 91, 95., Paragon Publishing, Rothersthorpe. ISBN 190761110X.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Scottish Challenge Cup, statto.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18.