2014–15 Scottish Cup

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2014–15 William Hill Scottish Cup
Country  Scotland
Teams 90
Champions Inverness CT
Runners-up Falkirk
Matches played 105
Goals scored 363 (3.46 per match)

The 2014–15 Scottish Cup was the 130th season of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The tournament was sponsored by bookmaker William Hill in what was the fourth season of a five-year partnership.

The defending champions were St Johnstone, who defeated Dundee United in the 2014 final, but were eventually knocked out in the fifth round by Queen of the South.

Format and calendar[edit]

22 clubs entered at a preliminary round: two from the Highland League, five from the Lowland League, four qualifying Junior clubs and eleven other clubs affiliated with the Scottish Football Association.[1] Six of these clubs were given byes to the first round, when 14 Highland League clubs, six Lowland League clubs and 2 other clubs with National Club Licensing approval enter.[1]

In the second round, all 10 Scottish League Two clubs entered, along with the top two clubs from the previous season's Highland League, the top two clubs from the previous season's Lowland League and the 18 winners of the first round ties.[1] All 10 Scottish League One clubs and six Scottish Championship clubs started in the third round, while the remaining four Championship clubs and all 12 Scottish Premiership clubs entered in the fourth round.[1]

The calendar for the 2014–15 competition is as follows:[1][2]

Round Draw date First match date Fixtures Clubs
Original Replays
Preliminary round Thursday 17 July 2014 Saturday 16 August 2014 8 2 90 → 82
First round Tuesday 19 August 2014 Saturday 13 September 2014 18 1 82 → 64
Second round Monday 15 September 2014 Saturday 4 October 2014 16 3 64 → 48
Third round Monday 6 October 2014 Saturday 1 November 2014 16 4 48 → 32
Fourth round Monday 3 November 2014 Saturday 29 November 2014 16 4 32 → 16
Fifth round Monday 1 December 2014 Saturday 7 February 2015 8 1 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Monday 9 February 2015 Saturday 7 March 2015 4 1 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 8 March 2015 Saturday 18 April 2015 2 N/A 4 → 2
Final N/A Saturday 30 May 2015 1 N/A 2 → 1

Preliminary round[edit]

The preliminary round draw took place on 17 July 2014 at Commonwealth House, Glasgow.[3]

This round is contested entirely by non-league clubs:[1]

Six clubs were given byes to the first round (Bo'ness United, Coldstream, Culter, Dalbeattie Star, Girvan and Golspie Sutherland).[3]

Replays[edit]

First round[edit]

The first round draw took place on 19 August 2014 at Stirling Management Centre, University of Stirling.[4]

This round is contested entirely by non-league clubs:[1]

Replay[edit]

Second round[edit]

The second round draw took place on 15 September 2014 at 2pm at Hampden Park.[5]

This round is contested entirely by all the round 1 winners, the top 2 from last season's Lowland & Highland leagues & all those clubs competing in Scottish League Two:[1]

Replays[edit]

Third round[edit]

The third round draw took place on 6 October 2014 at 2pm at the Usher Hall, Edinburgh.[6][7][8]

This round is contested entirely by all the round 2 winners, all those clubs currently competing in Scottish League One & clubs currently competing in the Scottish Championship with the 6 lowest places from last season.[1]

Replays[edit]

Fourth round[edit]

The fourth round draw took place on 3 November 2014 at 2pm at Hampden Park, Glasgow live on Sky Sports News HQ.[9]

This round was contested entirely by all the round 3 winners, the clubs currently competing in Scottish Championship with the 4 highest places from last season & all clubs currently competing in the Scottish Premiership.[1]

Replays[edit]

Fifth round[edit]

The fifth round draw took place on 1 December 2014 at 2pm at Hampden Park, Glasgow live on Sky Sports News HQ.[10]

This round is contested entirely by all the round 4 winners.[1]

Replay[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

The quarter-final draw took place on 9 February 2015 at 2pm at Hampden Park, Glasgow live on Sky Sports News HQ.[11]

This round is contested entirely by all the round 5 winners.[1]

Replay[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

The semi-final draw took place on 8 March 2015 at Tannadice Park, Dundee live on Sky Sports 1 following the Dundee United v Celtic quarter-final.[12]

This round is contested entirely by all the quarter-final winners & matches will take place at Hampden Park.[1]

Final[edit]

30 May 2015
15:00
Falkirk 1 – 2 Inverness CT
Grant Goal 80' Report Watkins Goal 38'
Tremarco Red card 75'
Vincent Goal 86'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 37,149
Referee: Willie Collum

Media coverage[edit]

From round four onwards, selected matches from the Scottish Cup are broadcast live in Ireland and the UK by BBC Scotland and Sky Sports. BBC Scotland has the option to show one tie per round with Sky Sports showing two ties per round with one replay also, Sky Sports show both semi-finals live with one also on BBC Scotland & both channels screen the final live.

These matches were broadcast live on television.

Round Sky Sports BBC Scotland
Fourth round Rangers vs Kilmarnock
Hearts vs Celtic
Dundee vs Aberdeen
Fifth round Dundee vs Celtic
Stranraer vs Dundee United
Rangers vs Raith Rovers
Quarter-finals Hibernian vs Berwick Rangers
Dundee United vs Celtic
Queen of the South vs Falkirk
Semi-finals Hibernian vs Falkirk
Inverness CT vs Celtic
Hibernian vs Falkirk
Final Falkirk vs Inverness CT

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