2001–02 Irish League Cup

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2001–02 Irish League Cup
CIS Insurance Cup
Country Northern Ireland
Teams20
ChampionsLinfield (7th win)
Runners-upGlentoran
Matches played49
Goals scored124 (2.53 per match)

The 2001–02 Irish League Cup (known as the CIS Insurance Cup for sponsorship reasons) was the 16th edition of Northern Ireland's secondary football knock-out cup competition. It concluded on 27 November 2001 with the final.

Glentoran were the defending champions after their third League Cup win last season; a 1–0 victory over Glenavon in the previous final. This season they reached the final again but were defeated 3–1 by arch-rivals Linfield, who won their seventh League Cup overall, and fourth in five years. This was also the third time in five years that the two clubs had met in the final, with Linfield coming out on top on all three occasions.[1][2]

The competition had a major reformat this season. The twenty clubs taking part were divided into four groups of five clubs based on region. The clubs in each group played each other once, either at home or away. The top two clubs from each group then advanced to the quarter-finals where they played a single knock-out tie against another quarter-finalist. The semi-finals were played in a home and away two-legged aggregate score format with the two winners of the ties advancing to the single match final.

Group stage[edit]

Eastern Region[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts CRK CRU CLI BCC LRN
Carrick Rangers 4 3 1 0 8 1 +7 10 2–0 4–0
Crusaders 4 3 0 1 5 3 +2 9 2–0 1–0
Cliftonville 4 2 1 1 5 3 +2 7 0–0 2–1
Ballyclare Comrades 4 1 0 3 3 8 −5 3 1–2 1–0
Larne 4 0 0 4 1 7 −6 0 1–2 0–3
Source: rsssf.com

Greater Belfast Region[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts LIN GLT LIS ARD BGR
Linfield 4 2 2 0 10 3 +7 8 0–0 3–3 3–0
Glentoran 4 2 2 0 4 0 +4 8 2–0 2–0
Lisburn Distillery 4 0 4 0 4 4 0 4 0–0 1–1
Ards 4 1 1 2 3 8 −5 4 0–4 0–0
Bangor 4 0 1 3 3 9 −6 1 2–3
Source: rsssf.com

Northern Region[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts INS COL BYM LIM OMA
Institute 4 4 0 0 7 0 +7 12 2–0 2–0
Coleraine 4 3 0 1 8 2 +6 9 5–0 1–0
Ballymena United 4 2 0 2 4 9 −5 6 2–1 2–1
Limavady United 4 1 0 3 2 6 −4 3 0–2 1–0
Omagh Town 4 0 0 4 1 5 −4 0 0–1 0–1
Source: rsssf.com

Southern Region[edit]

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts NEW GLA ARM POR DUN
Newry Town 4 3 0 1 8 5 +3 9 3–1 3–1
Glenavon 4 2 1 1 6 5 +1 7
Armagh City 4 1 2 1 3 2 +1 5 2–0 0–0 0–1
Portadown 4 1 1 2 3 6 −3 4 1–3 0–0
Dungannon Swifts 4 0 2 2 3 5 −2 2 1–2 1–2 1–1
Source: rsssf.com

Quarter-finals[edit]

Team 1  Score  Team 2
Carrick Rangers 2–0 Institute
Crusaders 1–3 Coleraine
Glentoran 3–2 Glenavon
Linfield 3–1 Newry Town

Semi-finals[edit]

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Glentoran 8–1 Carrick Rangers 3–1 5–0
Coleraine 2–3 Linfield 0–2 2–1

Final[edit]

Linfield3 – 1Glentoran
Morgan Goal 16'
Gorman Goal 36'
Kelly Goal 81'
Report Haylock Goal 79'

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northern Ireland - List of League Cup Finals". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 December 2012.
  2. ^ "Northern Ireland League Cup 2001/02". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. rsssf.com. Retrieved 26 December 2012.