2003–04 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2003–04 Challenge Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 30
Defending champions Queen of the South
Champions Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Runners-up Airdrie United
Matches played 29
Goals scored 99 (3.41 per match)

The 2003–04 Scottish Challenge Cup was the 13th season of the competition, competed for by all 30 members of the Scottish Football League. The defending champions were Queen of the South, who defeated Brechin City 2–0 in the 2002 final. Queen of the South were eliminated in the first round after defeat against Stranraer

The final was played on 26 October 2003, between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Airdrie United at McDiarmid Park, Perth. Inverness Caledonian Thistle won 2–0, to claim their first 'major' cup.

Schedule[edit]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Saturday 2 August 2003 14 30 → 16
Second round Tuesday 12 August 2003 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Tuesday 26 August 2003 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Tue/Wed 16/17 September 2003 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 26 October 2003 1 2 → 1

First round[edit]

Berwick Rangers and Dumbarton received random byes into the second round.

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: ESPN Soccernet
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: ESPN Soccernet
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Quarter-finals[edit]

26 August 2003
19:30
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 1–0 Ross County
Hislop Goal 49' Report
Caledonian Stadium, Inverness
Attendance: 2,631
Referee: W Young

26 August 2003
19:45
Forfar Athletic 0–2 Airdrie United
Byers Red card 85' Report Wilson Goal 55'
Dunn Goal 74'
Station Park, Forfar
Attendance: 752
Referee: J Rowbotham

26 August 2003
19:45
Raith Rovers 3–2 St Mirren
Prest Goal 27', Goal 62'
Ellis Goal 33' (o.g.)
Report Russell Goal 40'
O'Neill Goal 74'
Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy
Attendance: 1,949
Referee: D McDonald

26 August 2003
19:45
St Johnstone 1–2 Brechin City
Forsyth Goal 90' Report Jablonski Goal 3'
Fotheringham Goal 34' (pen.)
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 1,919
Referee: K Clarke

Semi-finals[edit]

16 September 2003
19:45
Raith Rovers 0–4 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Report Wilson Goal 28', Goal 81'
Ritchie Goal 30', Goal 43'
Stark's Park, Kirkcaldy
Attendance: 2,110
Referee: K Clark

17 September 2003
19:45
Brechin City 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Airdrie United
White Goal 15' Report Dunn Goal 35'
Gow Goal 112'
Vareille Red card 45'
Glebe Park, Brechin
Attendance: 803
Referee: D McDonald

Final[edit]

26 October 2003
15:00
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2–0 Airdrie United
Bingham Goal 79'
Hislop Goal 89'
Report
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 5,428
Referee: W Young

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