1999–2000 Scottish Challenge Cup

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1999–2000 Bell's Challenge Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 30
Defending champions Falkirk
Champions Alloa Athletic
Runners-up Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Matches played 29
Goals scored 98 (3.38 per match)

The 1999–2000 Scottish Challenge Cup was the ninth season of the competition, which was also known as the Bell's Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons. It was competed for by the 30 member clubs of the Scottish Football League. The defending champions were Falkirk, who defeated Queen of the South 1–0 in the 1997 final.[1]

The final was played on 21 November 1999,[2] between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Alloa Athletic at Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie. Alloa Athletic won 5–4 on penalties after a 4–4 draw after extra time,[2] to win the tournament for the first time in the club's history.

Schedule[edit]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Tuesday 10 August 1999 14 30 → 16
Second round Tuesday 24 August 1999 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Tuesday 14 September 1999 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Tuesday 28 September 1999 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 21 November 1999 1 2 → 1

First round[edit]

Forfar Athletic and Livingston received random byes into the second round.

Home team Score Away team Additional information

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

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team Additional information

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

Quarter-finals[edit]


14 September 1999
Livingston 3–1 Raith Rovers
McPhee Goal 1'
Britton Goal 30'
Millar Goal 89'
Report McManus Goal 32' (o.g.)
Almondvale Stadium, Livingston

14 September 1999
Ross County 1 – 2 (a.e.t.) Alloa Athletic
Shaw Goal 41' Report Donaghy Goal 82'
Irvine Goal 113'
Victoria Park, Dingwall

14 September 1999
Stirling Albion 4–0 Queen's Park
Gardner Goal 27'
Whelan Goal 53' (o.g.)
Graham Goal 68'
Wood Goal 75'
Report

Semi-finals[edit]


Final[edit]

21 November 1999
15:00
Inverness Caledonian Thistle 4 – 4 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 5 pen.)
Alloa Athletic
Wilson Goal 28'
Sheerin Goal 46' (pen.), Goal 56' (pen.), Goal 112'
Report G. Clark Goal 19'
Wilson Goal 33'
Cameron Goal 47', Goal 104'
Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie
Attendance: 4,043
Referee: Jim McCluskey

Notes[edit]

A. ^ The 1998–99 tournament was suspended due to lack of sponsorship

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scottish Challenge Cup 1997–1998, statto.com. Retrieved 27 June 2011.
  2. ^ a b Scottish Challenge Cup 1999/00, Soccerbase. Retrieved 27 June 2011.

External links[edit]