2011–12 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2011–12 Scottish Challenge Cup
Country  Scotland
Teams 32
Defending champions Ross County
Champions Falkirk
Runners-up Hamilton Academical
Matches played 31
Goals scored 102 (3.29 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Paul di Giacomo
(5 goals)

The 2011–12 Scottish Challenge Cup, known as the Ramsdens Challenge Cup due to sponsorship reasons with Ramsdens, was the 21st season of the competition. It was competed for by 32 clubs, which included the 30 members of the Scottish Football League, and for the first time the top two clubs of the Highland Football League.

The defending champions were Ross County, who defeated Queen of the South in the 2010 final but were knocked out in the first round by Third Division side Elgin City.[1] The tournament winners were Falkirk, who defeated Hamilton Academical in the final with Darren Dods scoring the only goal of the match in the 2nd minute.

Schedule[edit]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Sat/Sun 23/24 July 2011 16 32 → 16
Second round Tuesday 9 August 2011 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Sunday 4 September 2011 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 9 October 2011 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 1 April 2012 1 2 → 1

Fixtures and results[edit]

First round[edit]

The First round draw was conducted on 6 June 2011.[2]

North and East region[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: The Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

South and West region[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: The Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Last updated: 9 August 2011
Source: The Scottish Football League
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw was conducted on 11 August 2011 at 2:00pm in a Ramsdens outlet in The Forge Shopping Centre, Glasgow.[3]

4 September 2011
15:00
Berwick Rangers 1–2 Livingston
McDonald Goal 52' Report Scougall Goal 12'
Russell Goal 85'
Shielfield Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed
Attendance: 567
Referee: Beaton

4 September 2011
15:00
East Fife 1–4 Falkirk
Wallace Goal 27' Report Millar Goal 42'
Higginbotham Goal 52' (87)
Sibbald Goal 54'
Bayview Stadium, Methil
Attendance: 1,064
Referee: Colvin

4 September 2011
15:00
Hamilton Academical 2–1 Greenock Morton
Spence Goal 18'
Mensing Goal 33'
Report Di Giacomo Goal 10'
New Douglas Park, Hamilton
Attendance: 1,496
Referee: O'Reilly

4 September 2011
15:00
Ayr United 0–1 Annan Athletic
Report Cox Goal 58'
Somerset Park, Ayr
Attendance: 1,232
Referee: Charleston

Semi-finals[edit]

The draw for the semi-finals of the Challenge cup took place at 2:00 pm on 7 September 2011, at Hampden Park, Glasgow.[4]

9 October 2011
15:00
Annan Athletic 0–3 Falkirk
Report Millar Goal 10'
El Alagui Goal 25'42'
Galabank, Annan
Attendance: 1,575
Referee: Salmond

9 October 2011
15:00
Hamilton Academical 1–0 Livingston
McLaughlin Goal 43' Report
New Douglas Park, Hamilton
Attendance: 1,418
Referee: Richmond

Final[edit]


1 April 2012
16:05 BST[5]
Falkirk 1–0 Hamilton Academical
Dods Goal 2' Report
Braidwood Motor Company Stadium, Livingston
Attendance: 5,210
Referee: Winter

Top scorers[edit]

Last updated on 9 October 2011
# Name Club Goals
1 Paul di Giacomo Greenock Morton 5
2 Ian Harty Annan Athletic 4
Andy Jackson Greenock Morton 4
Ryan Wallace East Fife 4
5 Kenny Deuchar Livingston 3
Farid El Alagui Falkirk 3
Robert Ogleby East Fife 3

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alba Challenge Cup Final: Queen of the South 0 Ross County 2". Daily Record. 11 April 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Highland duo enter new Ramsdens Cup". BBC Sport. 6 June 2011. Retrieved 6 June 2011. 
  3. ^ "Ramsdens Cup Third Round Draw". Scottish Football League. 9 August 2011. Retrieved 21 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Ramsdens Cup Semi-final Draw". Scottish Football League. 7 September 2011. Retrieved 5 September 2011. 
  5. ^ "IRN-BRU SFL Rescheduled List of Fixtures 2011/12". Scottish Football League. 1 February 2012. Retrieved 1 February 2012.