2000 Scottish Challenge Cup Final

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2000 Scottish Challenge Cup Final
Event 2000–01 Scottish Challenge Cup
After extra time
Airdrieonians won 3–2 on penalties
Date 19 November 2000
Venue Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Referee John Rowbotham
Attendance 5,623[1]

The 2000 Scottish Challenge Cup Final was played on 19 November 2000, at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld and was the 10th staging of the final in the history of the tournament. It was played between Airdrieonians and Livingston both of the First Division. Airdrieonians emerged winners after defeating Livingston 3–2 on penalties following a 2–2 draw after extra time.[1]

Route to the final[edit]


Round Opposition Score
First round Queen of the South (h) 2–1
Second round Hamilton Academical (a) 1–0
Quarter-final Clydebank (h) 1–1 (a.e.t.)
(4–3 pens)
Semi-final Stranraer (a) 4–2

The first round draw brought Queen of the South to face Airdrieonians at the Excelsior Stadium with the home team emerging 2–1 victors. The second round was an away game at Hamilton Academical with Airdrie producing a 1–0 win and only clean sheet of the tournament. A home game against Clydebank was the reward for reaching the quarter-finals with The Diamonds edging the opposition 4–3 on penalties following a 1–1 draw after extra time. The semi-final draw paired the club with Stranraer away from home and Airdrie produced a 4–2 win to progress to the final. Airdrieonians reached the Scottish Challenge Cup final for the second time in its history since winning the 1994 final against Dundee.


Round Opposition Score
First round Partick Thistle (a) 2–0
Second round Ross County (a) 3–0
Quarter-final Brechin City (h) 3–1
Semi-final East Stirlingshire (h) 2–1

Livingston were drawn against Partick Thistle away from home in the first round and produced a 2–0 victory over the club. The second round also saw the West Lothian club drawn away from home against Ross County but produced a 3–0 win and a second consecutive clean sheet. A first home game of the tournament for Livingston was drawn in the quarter-finals against Brechin City which saw the club produce a 3–1 win to progress to the semi-finals. The opposition provided was East Stirlingshire, again at Almondvale and a 2–1 victory saw Livingston reach the Scottish Challenge Cup final for the first time ever.



Airdrieonians and Livingston both played two games at their respective homes of Excelsior Stadium and Almondvale Stadium and two games on the road. In the process Airdrie scored a total of eight goals whilst conceding four, compared with Livingston's ten goals scored and two conceded. Livingston completed two clean sheets over Airdrieonians' one. Airdrie reached the final for the second time after winning the 1994 tournament whilst it was the first time in the final for Livingston.


19 November 2000
Airdrieonians 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(3 – 2 pens)
Prest Goal 28'
McGuire Goal 78'
Report Crabbe Goal 15'
Anderson Goal 50'
Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Attendance: 5,623
Referee: John Rowbotham


GK 1 Spain Javier Sanchez Broto
DF 2 Republic of Ireland Paul Armstrong Substituted off 105'
DF 3 Scotland Austin McCann
DF 4 Scotland Darren Brady
DF 5 Scotland Eddie Forrest
DF 6 Scotland Craig Ireland
FW 7 Scotland John Elliot Substituted off 69'
MF 8 France Fabrice Moreau
FW 9 Argentina Martin Prest YC
MF 10 Spain Antonio Calderón Substituted off 108'
MF 11 Spain David Fernandez
MF 12 Scotland Scott Boyce
FW 14 Scotland David McGuire Substituted in 69'
MF 15 Spain Jesús García Sanjuán Substituted in 108'
DF 16 Spain Salvador Capín Substituted in 105'
GK 17 England Tom Phillips
Scotland Steve Archibald
GK 1 Scotland Neil Alexander
DF 2 Scotland Allan McManus YC
MF 3 Scotland Derek Fleming
DF 4 Scotland John Anderson YC
DF 5 Republic of Ireland Graham Coughlan
DF 6 Scotland Paul Deas
MF 7 Scotland Barry Wilson Substituted off 106'
MF 8 Scotland Mark McCulloch YC
FW 9 Scotland Marino Keith Substituted off 81'
FW 10 Scotland Scott Crabbe YC
MF 11 Scotland David Bingham Substituted off 73'
DF 12 Scotland Michael Hart Substituted in 106'
FW 14 Scotland Brian McPhee Substituted in 81'
MF 15 Scotland David Hagen Substituted in 73'
FW 16 Scotland Mark McCormick
GK 17 Scotland David McEwan
Scotland Jim Leishman


  1. ^ a b Airdrie lift Challenge Cup, BBC Sport. 2000-11-19. Retrieved 2011-06-12.