1973–74 Scottish League Cup

The 1973–74 Scottish League Cup was the twenty-eighth season of Scotland's second football knockout competition. The competition was won by Dundee, who defeated Celtic in the Final.[1]

1973–74 Scottish League Cup
Country Scotland
Defending championsHibernian
ChampionsDundee
Runners-upCeltic

First roundEdit

Group 1Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Rangers 6 5 0 1 17 6 +11 10
Celtic 6 5 0 1 12 7 +5 10
Arbroath 6 2 0 4 9 13 −4 4
Falkirk 6 0 0 6 6 18 −12 0
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 2–1 Arbroath 11 August 1973
Rangers 3–1 Falkirk 11 August 1973
Arbroath 1–2 Rangers 15 August 1973
Falkirk 0–2 Celtic 15 August 1973
Arbroath 3–1 Falkirk 18 August 1973
Rangers 1–2 Celtic 18 August 1973
Celtic 2–1 Falkirk 22 August 1973
Rangers 3–0 Arbroath 22 August 1973
Celtic 1–3 Rangers 25 August 1973
Falkirk 2–3 Arbroath 25 August 1973
Arbroath 1–3 Celtic 29 August 1973
Falkirk 1–5 Rangers 29 August 1973

Group 2Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Hibernian 6 5 0 1 11 6 +5 10
Dumbarton 6 2 1 3 6 6 0 5
Morton 6 2 1 3 8 11 −3 5
Ayr United 6 2 0 4 6 8 −2 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Ayr United 2–0 Dumbarton 11 August 1973
Morton 1–4 Hibernian 11 August 1973
Dumbarton 1–1 Morton 15 August 1973
Hibernian 1–0 Ayr United 15 August 1973
Hibernian 1–0 Dumbarton 18 August 1973
Morton 3–2 Ayr United 18 August 1973
Ayr United 0–2 Hibernian 22 August 1973
Morton 1–0 Dumbarton 22 August 1973
Ayr United 2–1 Morton 25 August 1973
Dumbarton 4–1 Hibernian 25 August 1973
Dumbarton 1–0 Ayr United 29 August 1973
Hibernian 2–1 Morton 29 August 1973

Group 3Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Dundee 6 4 2 0 11 2 +9 10
St Johnstone 6 3 1 2 12 9 +3 7
Heart of Midlothian 6 2 2 2 8 5 +3 6
Partick Thistle 6 0 1 5 2 17 −15 1
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Dundee 1–0 St Johnstone 11 August 1973
Heart of Midlothian 2–0 Partick Thistle 11 August 1973
Partick Thistle 0–3 Dundee 15 August 1973
St Johnstone 2–1 Heart of Midlothian 15 August 1973
Dundee 2–1 Heart of Midlothian 18 August 1973
St Johnstone 5–1 Partick Thistle 18 August 1973
Dundee 4–0 Partick Thistle 22 August 1973
Heart of Midlothian 4–1 St Johnstone 22 August 1973
Heart of Midlothian 0–0 Dundee 25 August 1973
Partick Thistle 1–3 St Johnstone 25 August 1973
Partick Thistle 0–0 Heart of Midlothian 29 August 1973
St Johnstone 1–1 Dundee 29 August 1973

Group 4Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Motherwell 6 3 1 2 13 6 +7 7
Aberdeen 6 2 3 1 6 4 +2 7
Dundee United 6 3 1 2 9 10 −1 7
East Fife 6 1 1 4 7 15 −8 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 3–1 Motherwell 11 August 1973
East Fife 1–2 Dundee United 11 August 1973
Dundee United 0–0 Aberdeen 15 August 1973
Motherwell 5–0 East Fife 15 August 1973
Aberdeen 1–1 East Fife 18 August 1973
Motherwell 4–0 Dundee United 18 August 1973
Aberdeen 0–2 Dundee United 22 August 1973
East Fife 3–0 Motherwell 22 August 1973
Dundee United 0–3 Motherwell 25 August 1973
East Fife 0–2 Aberdeen 25 August 1973
Dundee United 5–2 East Fife 29 August 1973
Motherwell 0–0 Aberdeen 29 August 1973

Group 5Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Kilmarnock 6 3 2 1 13 4 +9 8
East Stirlingshire 6 3 1 2 7 9 −2 7
Hamilton Academical 6 1 3 2 5 9 −4 5
Queen's Park 6 1 2 3 7 10 −3 4
Home Team Score Away Team Date
East Stirlingshire 3–2 Kilmarnock 11 August 1973
Hamilton Academical 2–2 Queen's Park 11 August 1973
Kilmarnock 0–0 Hamilton Academical 15 August 1973
Queen's Park 0–1 East Stirlingshire 15 August 1973
East Stirlingshire 2–0 Hamilton Academical 18 August 1973
Kilmarnock 2–0 Queen's Park 18 August 1973
East Stirlingshire 1–3 Queen's Park 22 August 1973
Hamilton Academical 0–4 Kilmarnock 22 August 1973
Hamilton Academical 0–0 East Stirlingshire 25 August 1973
Queen's Park 1–1 Kilmarnock 25 August 1973
Kilmarnock 4–0 East Stirlingshire 29 August 1973
Queen's Park 1–3 Hamilton Academical 29 August 1973

Group 6Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Stirling Albion 6 4 0 2 13 5 +8 8
Raith Rovers 6 3 1 2 10 6 +4 7
Queen of the South 6 3 1 2 11 8 +3 7
Cowdenbeath 6 1 0 5 5 20 −15 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Cowdenbeath 0–1 Queen of the South 11 August 1973
Stirling Albion 1–0 Raith Rovers 11 August 1973
Queen of the South 2–1 Stirling Albion 15 August 1973
Raith Rovers 5–1 Cowdenbeath 15 August 1973
Raith Rovers 2–2 Queen of the South 18 August 1973
Stirling Albion 4–1 Cowdenbeath 18 August 1973
Cowdenbeath 1–0 Raith Rovers 22 August 1973
Stirling Albion 2–0 Queen of the South 22 August 1973
Cowdenbeath 1–5 Stirling Albion 25 August 1973
Queen of the South 1–2 Raith Rovers 25 August 1973
Queen of the South 5–1 Cowdenbeath 29 August 1973
Raith Rovers 1–0 Stirling Albion 29 August 1973

Group 7Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Airdrieonians 6 4 2 0 16 7 +9 10
Clyde 6 3 2 1 8 6 +2 8
Montrose 6 1 2 3 13 15 −2 4
Alloa Athletic 6 1 0 5 3 12 −9 2
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Airdrieonians 3–0 Alloa Athletic 11 August 1973
Montrose 2–2 Clyde 11 August 1973
Alloa Athletic 3–1 Montrose 15 August 1973
Clyde 0–2 Airdrieonians 15 August 1973
Clyde 1–0 Alloa Athletic 18 August 1973
Montrose 2–2 Airdrieonians 18 August 1973
Airdrieonians 1–1 Clyde 22 August 1973
Montrose 3–0 Alloa Athletic 22 August 1973
Airdrieonians 6–4 Montrose 25 August 1973
Alloa Athletic 0–2 Clyde 25 August 1973
Alloa Athletic 0–2 Airdrieonians 29 August 1973
Clyde 2–1 Montrose 29 August 1973

Group 8Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
St Mirren 6 4 1 1 10 9 +1 9
Dunfermline Athletic 6 3 1 2 13 9 +4 7
Berwick Rangers 6 2 1 3 9 9 0 5
Stenhousemuir 6 1 1 4 5 10 −5 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Berwick Rangers 1–1 St Mirren 11 August 1973
Stenhousemuir 1–0 Dunfermline Athletic 11 August 1973
Dunfermline Athletic 3–2 Berwick Rangers 15 August 1973
St Mirren 2–0 Stenhousemuir 15 August 1973
Dunfermline Athletic 5–1 St Mirren 18 August 1973
Stenhousemuir 0–1 Berwick Rangers 18 August 1973
Berwick Rangers 1–2 Dunfermline Athletic 22 August 1973
Stenhousemuir 1–2 St Mirren 22 August 1973
Berwick Rangers 3–1 Stenhousemuir 25 August 1973
St Mirren 2–1 Dunfermline Athletic 25 August 1973
Dunfermline Athletic 2–2 Stenhousemuir 29 August 1973
St Mirren 2–1 Berwick Rangers 29 August 1973

Group 9Edit

Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Albion Rovers 4 2 1 1 8 7 +1 5
Forfar Athletic 4 2 1 1 4 3 +1 5
Stranraer 4 2 0 2 7 6 +1 4
Clydebank 4 1 1 2 6 6 0 3
Brechin City 4 1 1 2 5 8 −3 3
Home Team Score Away Team Date
Forfar Athletic 1–1 Albion Rovers 11 August 1973
Stranraer 2–1 Brechin City 11 August 1973
Albion Rovers 3–1 Clydebank 15 August 1973
Brechin City 1–0 Forfar Athletic 15 August 1973
Albion Rovers 4–1 Brechin City 18 August 1973
Clydebank 3–0 Stranraer 18 August 1973
Clydebank 0–1 Forfar Athletic 22 August 1973
Stranraer 4–0 Albion Rovers 22 August 1973
Brechin City 2–2 Clydebank 25 August 1973
Forfar Athletic 2–1 Stranraer 25 August 1973

Supplementary RoundEdit

First LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 1–0 East Stirlingshire 3 September 1973
Clyde 4–0 Forfar Athletic 3 September 1973

Second LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
East Stirlingshire 0–0 Albion Rovers 5 September 1973 0–1
Forfar Athletic 1–3 Clyde 5 September 1973 1–7

2nd roundEdit

First LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Aberdeen 3–0 Stirling Albion 12 September 1973
Albion Rovers 3–0 Airdrieonians 12 September 1973
Clyde 1–0 St Mirren 12 September 1973
Dunfermline Athletic 2–3 Dundee 12 September 1973
Hibernian 3–2 Raith Rovers 12 September 1973
Motherwell 1–2 Celtic 12 September 1973
Rangers 6–0 Dumbarton 12 September 1973
St Johnstone 1–0 Kilmarnock 12 September 1973

Second LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Airdrieonians 0–1 Albion Rovers 10 October 1973 0–4
Celtic 0–1[2] Motherwell 10 October 1973 2–2
Dumbarton 1–2 Rangers 10 October 1973 1–8
Dundee 2–2 Dunfermline Athletic 10 October 1973 5–4
Kilmarnock 3–1[2] St Johnstone 10 October 1973 3–2
Raith Rovers 0–2 Hibernian 10 October 1973 2–5
St Mirren 4–5 Clyde 10 October 1973 4–6
Stirling Albion 0–3 Aberdeen 10 October 1973 0–6

ReplayEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Celtic 3–2 Motherwell 29 October 1973

Quarter-finalsEdit

First LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date
Albion Rovers 2–0 Kilmarnock 30 October 1973
Celtic 3–2 Aberdeen 31 October 1973
Dundee 1–0 Clyde 31 October 1973
Rangers 2–0 Hibernian 31 October 1973

Second LegEdit

Home Team Score Away Team Date Agg
Aberdeen 0–0 Celtic 21 November 1973 2–3
Clyde 2–2 Dundee 21 November 1973 2–3
Hibernian 0–0 Rangers 21 November 1973 0–2
Kilmarnock 5–2 Albion Rovers 24 November 1973 5–4

Semi-finalsEdit

TiesEdit

FinalEdit

Dundee1–0Celtic
Wallace  
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 27,924

ReferencesEdit

GeneralEdit

  • "Scottish League Cup 1973–1974 : Results". Statto. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 6 February 2012.

SpecificEdit

  1. ^ Archer, Ian (17 December 1973). "Modern Dundee display brings end to curious romance". Glasgow Herald. p. 4. Retrieved 4 March 2017.
  2. ^ a b After Extra Time