2009–10 Scottish League Cup

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2009–10 Co-operative Insurance Cup
CountryScotland
Dates1 August 2009 - 21 March 2010
Teams42
Defending championsCeltic
ChampionsRangers
Runners-upSt Mirren
Matches played41
Goals scored151 (3.68 per match)

The 2009–10 Scottish League Cup was the 64th season of the Scotland's second most prestigious football knockout competition, also known for sponsorship reasons as the Co-operative Insurance Cup. Rangers won the cup beating St Mirren 1–0 thanks to a goal from Kenny Miller.[1]

The format of the competition was changed due to six Scottish clubs qualifying for European competition, two SPL clubs entered in the First Round.[2]

Calendar[edit]

Round First match date[3] Fixtures Clubs
First round Saturday 1 August 2009 16 32 → 16
Second round Tuesday/Wednesday 25/26 August 2009 10 20 → 10
Third round Tuesday/Wednesday 22/23 September 2009 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Tuesday/Wednesday 27/28 October 2009 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Tuesday/Wednesday 3/4 February 2010 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 21 March 2010 1 2 → 1

Note: the 4 best placed SPL teams not competing in European competition enter the tournament in the 2nd round and the 6 teams who are competing in European competition enter the tournament in the 3rd round.

First round[edit]

All 30 SFL clubs entered here, along with St Johnstone (as the team promoted to the SPL), and St Mirren (as the eleventh placed SPL team). The draw was held on 4 June 2009.[3]

Source: BBC Sport

Second round[edit]

The 16 winners of the first round entered here, along with the remaining 4 SPL clubs not to have qualified for Europe. These were Dundee United, Hibernian, Kilmarnock, and Hamilton Academical.

Source: BBC Sport

Third round[edit]

The 10 winners of the second round entered here, along with the 6 Scottish clubs to have qualified for Europe. These were Rangers, Celtic, Heart of Midlothian, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Motherwell.

Source: BBC Sport

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was conducted at Hampden Park, Glasgow on 24 September 2009. The ties were played in the week commencing 26 October.

Source: BBC Sport

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw was conducted at Tynecastle Stadium, Edinburgh on 9 November 2009. The ties were played in the week commencing 1 February 2010.

Source: BBC Sport

Final[edit]

The Final took place on Sunday 21 March.

Awards[edit]

A team, player and young player were chosen by the Scottish sports press as the top performers in each round.

Round Team Player Young player Ref
R1 Chris Erskine (Partick Thistle) [4]
R2 Ross County David Weatherston (Queen of the South) Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) [5][6]
R3 Dundee Paddy McCourt (Celtic) Leigh Griffiths (Dundee) [7]
QF Heart of Midlthian Andy Dorman (St Mirren) John Fleck (Rangers) [8][9]
SF St Mirren Billy Mehmet (St Mirren) Danny Wilson (Rangers) [10][11]

Media coverage[edit]

The 2009/10 Scottish League Cup was shown live in the UK on BBC One Scotland and in Ireland on Setanta Ireland and Setanta Sports 1. In Australia it was shown live on Setanta Sports Australia. In US, The Caribbean and Canada it was broadcast live on Setanta Premium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St Mirren 0 – 1 Rangers". BBC Sport. 21 March 2010. Archived from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 21 March 2010. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  2. ^ "SPL trio face early start in cup". BBC Sport. 20 May 2009. Archived from the original on 23 May 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  3. ^ a b "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2009/10 (match dates, first round draw)". Scottish Football League. Archived from the original on 5 August 2009. Retrieved 4 June 2009. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  4. ^ "Co-operative Insurance Cup". Scotsman. 24 August 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2009/10 Second Round Awards". SPFL. 20 September 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Weatherston ready for Rangers after cup award". STV. 21 September 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance 2009/10 Third Round Awards". SPFL. 16 October 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  8. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2009/10 Fourth Round Awards". SPFL. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  9. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2009/10 Fourth Round Awards (2)". SPFL. 30 October 2009. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  10. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2009/10 Semi-Final Awards". SPFL. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  11. ^ "The Co-operative Insurance Cup 2009/10 Semi-Final Awards (2)". SPFL. 11 February 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2017.

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