2010–11 Scottish Cup

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2010–11 Scottish Cup
Defending championsDundee United

The 2010–11 Scottish Cup was the 126th season of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition.

Celtic won the competition after they defeated Motherwell 3–0.[1]


Round Draw date First match date Fixtures Clubs
Original Replays
First round Wednesday 1 September 2010 Saturday 25 September 2010 17 7 81 → 64
Second round Wednesday 29 September 2010 Saturday 23 October 2010 16 4 64 → 48
Third round Thursday 28 October 2010 Saturday 20 November 2010 16 3 48 → 32
Fourth round Monday 22 November 2010 Saturday 8 January 2011 16 7 32 → 16
Fifth round Tuesday 11 January 2011 Saturday 5 February 2011 8 1 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Sunday 6 February 2011 Saturday 12 March 2011 4 2 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 13 March Saturday/Sunday 16/17 April 2011 2 N/A 4 → 2
Final N/A Saturday 21 May 2011 1 N/A 2 → 1

From the First Round to the Third Round, postponed or drawn ties were normally replayed on the following weekend and thereafter on consecutive midweeks. From the Fourth Round to the Sixth Round, postponed or drawn ties were normally replayed on the second midweek after the original date, and thereafter on consecutive midweeks. There were no replays in the Semi-Finals or the Final.

First round[edit]

The First round draw was conducted on 1 September 2010.[2]

Wick Academy received a bye into the Second Round.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Golspie Sutherland 2–2 Fort William
Rothes 2–2 Nairn County
Civil Service Strollers 1–2 Wigtown & Bladnoch
Edinburgh City 1–0 Clachnacuddin
Glasgow University 1–0 Burntisland Shipyard
Beith 2–0 Linlithgow Rose
Coldstream 1–3 Forres Mechanics
Fraserburgh 3–3 St Cuthbert Wanderers
Hawick Royal Albert 0–3 Dalbeattie Star
Newton Stewart 1–1 Preston Athletic
Edinburgh University 2–2 Brora Rangers
Deveronvale 0–0 Inverurie Loco Works
Lossiemouth 0–2 Whitehill Welfare
Vale of Leithen 1–3 Keith
Huntly 2–2 Girvan
Selkirk 1–6 Bo'ness United
Gala Fairydean 1–6 Sunnybank

Source: BBC Sport

First round replays[edit]

Matches were played on 2 October 2010.

Home team  Score  Away team
Fort William 2–3 Golspie Sutherland
Nairn County 4–1 Rothes
St Cuthbert Wanderers 3–1 Fraserburgh
Preston Athletic 3–0 Newton Stewart
Brora Rangers 2–1 Edinburgh University
Inverurie Loco Works 0–5 Deveronvale
Girvan 2–1 Huntly

Source: BBC Sport

Second round[edit]

The Second round draw was conducted on 29 September 2010.

Home team  Score  Away team
Deveronvale 1–0 Dalbeattie Star
Forres Mechanics 0–0 East Stirlingshire
Preston Athletic 0–0 Annan Athletic
Clyde 1–2 Berwick Rangers
Wigtown & Bladnoch 1–7 Buckie Thistle
Beith 8–1 Glasgow University
Nairn County 0–1 Cove Rangers
Keith 0–3 Spartans
Stranraer 9–0 St Cuthbert Wanderers
Bo'ness United 2–1 Queen's Park
Whitehill Welfare 4–3 Wick Academy
Golspie Sutherland 2–2 Girvan
Montrose 1–1 Arbroath
Edinburgh City 2–4 Threave Rovers
Albion Rovers 0–1 Sunnybank
Elgin City 5–3 Brora Rangers

Source: BBC Sport

Second round replays[edit]

Matches were played on 30 October 2010.

Home team  Score  Away team
East Stirlingshire 4–0 Forres Mechanics
Annan Athletic 5–0 Preston Athletic
Girvan 4–0 Golspie Sutherland
Arbroath 2 – 3 (a.e.t.) Montrose

Source: BBC Sport

Third round[edit]

The third round draw was conducted on 28 October 2010.

Home team  Score  Away team
Peterhead 2–0 Cowdenbeath
Ross County 4–1 Deveronvale
East Fife 3–1 Forfar Athletic
Bo'ness United 0–2 Buckie Thistle
Spartans 1–2 East Stirlingshire
Stirling Albion 1–3 Partick Thistle
Cove Rangers 0–3 Berwick Rangers
Stenhousemuir 2–2 Threave Rovers
Brechin City 2–2 Annan Athletic
Airdrie United 2–2 Beith
Dumbarton 1–2 Greenock Morton
Alloa Athletic 4–2 Raith Rovers
Montrose 3–1 Whitehill Welfare
Ayr United 5–0 Sunnybank
Elgin City 2–1 Livingston
Stranraer 4–2 Girvan

Source: BBC Sport

Third round replays[edit]

Matches were played on 4 January 2011 with the exception of Threave Rovers v Stenhousemuir which took place on Wednesday 12 January having been postponed for 4 January 5 January, 8 January & 11 January, all the matches were originally scheduled for 27 November then 30 November (postponed due to weather conditions) and 7 December (6 December for Threave Rovers v Stenhousemuir) (again postponed due to weather conditions) and also 14 December again postponed for weather conditions, the Annan match had also been scheduled for the next night following the postponement of the 14 December match. Following this the matches were scheduled for 21 December then 28 December but on both occasions they were again postponed due to the weather conditions.

Home team  Score  Away team
Threave Rovers 1–5 Stenhousemuir
Annan Athletic 2–5 Brechin City
Beith 3–4 Airdrie United

Source: BBC Sport

Fourth round[edit]

The fourth round draw was conducted on 22 November 2010 at 11:30am at Hampden Park live on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports News HD. These ties took place on Saturday 8 January and Sunday 9 January for the Dundee and Berwick Rangers matches with the Rangers tie the following night (Monday 10 January). The Falkirk and Queen of the South ties took place on Tuesday 11 January and the Morton tie took place on Tuesday 18 January after all 3 were postponed for 8 January. Hearts v St Johnstone also took place on 11 January & East Stirlingshire v Buckie Thistle took place on Wednesday 19 January having both been postponed for 9 January and the Stranraer tie took place on Tuesday 18 January following the Threave Rovers v Stenhousemuir replay from the last round being carried over to Wednesday 12 January due to the weather conditions. East Stirlingshire defeated Buckie Thistle 1–0 in the fourth round but were expelled due to fielding an ineligible player. Buckie Thistle qualified for the fifth round.

Home team  Score  Away team
Aberdeen 6–0 East Fife
Berwick Rangers 0–2 Celtic
Dundee 0–4 Motherwell
Dundee United 0–0 Ross County
East Stirlingshire 1–0 Buckie Thistle
Falkirk 2–2 Partick Thistle
Hamilton Academical 2–0 Alloa Athletic
Hearts 0–1 St Johnstone
Hibernian 0–0 Ayr United
Inverness CT 2–0 Elgin City
Montrose 2–2 Dunfermline Athletic
Morton 2–2 Airdrie United
Queen of the South 1–2 Brechin City
Rangers 3–0 Kilmarnock
Stenhousemuir 0–0 Stranraer
St Mirren 0–0 Peterhead

Source: BBC Sport

  • Buckie Thistle progressed after East Stirlingshire fielded an ineligible player.[3]

Fourth round replays[edit]

The Dunfermline tie was originally scheduled for 11 January but was postponed and played on 18 January which was also when the rest of the ties were played except Airdrie v Morton & Stranraer v Stenhousemuir which were played on 25 January.

Home team  Score  Away team
Ayr United 1–0 Hibernian
Dunfermline Athletic 5–3 Montrose
Partick Thistle 1–0 Falkirk
Peterhead 1–6 St Mirren
Ross County 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
3 – 4 (pens)
Dundee United
Airdrie United 2–5 Morton
Stranraer 4–3 Stenhousemuir

Source: BBC Sport

Fifth round[edit]

The fifth round draw was conducted on Tuesday 11 January 2011 at 2:30pm at Hampden Park live on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports News HD. The ties were played on Saturday, 5 February & Sunday, 6 February, except for the St Johnstone v Partick Thistle match, which was postponed to Tuesday, 8 February due to an unplayable pitch and to Wednesday, 9 February due to snow-covered pitch.

Home team  Score  Away team
Aberdeen 1–0 Dunfermline Athletic
Ayr United 1–2 St Mirren
Buckie Thistle 0–2 Brechin City
Hamilton Academical 1–3 Dundee United
Inverness CT 5–1 Morton
Rangers 2–2 Celtic
Stranraer 0–2 Motherwell
St Johnstone 2–0 Partick Thistle

Source: BBC Sport

Fifth round replays[edit]

Home team  Score  Away team
Celtic 1–0 Rangers

Source: BBC Sport


The quarter-final draw was conducted on Sunday 6 February at 2:30pm at Ibrox Stadium live on Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports HD2 & Sky 3D following the 5th round Old Firm tie. The ties were played on Saturday, 12 March and Sunday, 13 March, except for Inverness CT vs Celtic match, which was postponed to Wednesday, 16 March due to waterlogged pitch at Caledonian Stadium.

Home team  Score  Away team
Brechin City 2–2 St Johnstone
Dundee United 2–2 Motherwell
Inverness CT 1–2 Celtic
St Mirren 1–1 Aberdeen

Source: BBC Sport

Quarter-finals replays[edit]

Home team  Score  Away team
Aberdeen 2–1 St Mirren
St Johnstone 1–0 Brechin City
Motherwell 3–0 Dundee United

Source: BBC Sport


The semi-final draw was conducted on Monday, 14 March at Inverclyde National Sports Training Centre at 1pm live on Sky Sports News & Sky Sports News HD. The ties were played on Saturday, 16 April & Sunday, 17 April at Hampden Park.

Home team  Score  Away team
Motherwell 3–0 St Johnstone
Aberdeen 0–4 Celtic

Source: BBC Sport


Home team  Score  Away team
Motherwell 0–3 Celtic

Source: BBC Sport


The Scottish Cup Player of the Round was decided by the fans, who cast their vote to choose a winner from a list of nominations on the official Scottish Cup Facebook page.[4]

Round Player of the Round Ref
R4 Chris Maguire (Aberdeen) [4]
R5 Scott Brown (Celtic) [4][5]
QF Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) [4]
SF Jamie Murphy (Motherwell) [4][6]
F Ki Sung-yueng (Celtic FC) [4]

Media coverage[edit]


From Round 4 onwards, selected matches from the Scottish Cup are broadcast live in the UK and Republic of Ireland by BBC Scotland and Sky Sports. BBC Scotland has the option to show one tie per round[7] with Sky Sports showing two ties per round with one replay also. Both channels will screen the final live.

These matches were broadcast live on television.

Round Sky Sports BBC Scotland
Fourth round Dundee vs Motherwell
Berwick Rangers vs Celtic
Ayr United vs Hibernian (Replay)
Rangers vs Kilmarnock
Fifth round Hamilton Academical vs Dundee United
Rangers vs Celtic
Celtic vs Rangers (Replay)
Aberdeen vs Dunfermline Athletic
Quarter-finals Dundee United vs Motherwell
St Johnstone vs Brechin City (Replay)
St Mirren vs Aberdeen
Semi-finals Motherwell vs St Johnstone
Aberdeen vs Celtic
Motherwell vs St Johnstone
Final Motherwell vs Celtic Motherwell vs Celtic


From Round 4 onwards, in the USA and Caribbean Premium Sports showed matches live. Setanta Sports show matches live in Australia.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Motherwell 0–3 Celtic". BBC. 21 May 2011. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 21 May 2011.
  2. ^ "2010/11 First Round Draw". Scottish Football Association. 1 September 2010. Retrieved 1 September 2010.
  3. ^ Emergency Committee decisions Scottish FA, 27 January 2011
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Scottish Cup Player of the Round". SFA. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Scott Brown bags Scottish Cup Player of the Round award". Celtc. 28 February 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  6. ^ "Murphy collects second award". Motherwell FC. 10 May 2011. Retrieved 18 April 2017.
  7. ^ Gers and Killie live on BBC TV BBC Sport, 1 December 2010