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The 2006 Scottish Cup Final was played on 13 May 2006[1] at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 120th Scottish Cup. The final was contested by Heart of Midlothian (Hearts), who beat Hibernian 4–0 in the semi-final,[2] and Gretna, who beat Dundee 3–0.[3]

2006 Scottish Cup Final
Hearts' parade with the trophy
Event2005–06 Scottish Cup
Heart of Midlothian won 4 – 2 on penalties
Date13 May 2006
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeDougie McDonald
2005
2007

Hearts had previously reached the final 13 times, winning six. Gretna, who were only admitted to the Scottish Football League in 2002, having previously competed in non-League English football, had never reached the final. Gretna became the first team from the third tier of Scottish football to reach a Scottish Cup Final.

The cup holders were Celtic, who had beaten Dundee United 1–0 to win the previous final,[4] but they were knocked out in the third round by First Division club Clyde who beat them 2–1.

Hearts won the match 4–2 on penalties after the match had ended in a 1–1 draw after extra time.

Match detailsEdit

Heart of Midlothian1 – 1 (a.e.t.)Gretna
Skácel   39' Report McGuffie   76'
Penalties
Pressley  
Neilson  
Skácel  
Pospíšil  
4–2   Grady
  Birch
  Townsley
  Skelton
Attendance: 51,232
Referee: D McDonald
 
 
 
 
 
Hearts
 
 
 
 
 
Gretna
GK 1   Craig Gordon
DF 2   Robbie Neilson
DF 4   Steven Pressley (c)
DF 29   Ibrahim Tall
DF 3   Takis Fyssas  
MF 18   Deividas Cesnauskis   86'
MF 36   Bruno Aguiar   72'
MF 10   Paul Hartley
MF 8   Rudi Skácel  
CF 12   Roman Bednář   70'
CF 9   Edgaras Jankauskas
Substitutes:
GK 13   Steve Banks
DF 20   Christophe Berra
MF 28   Julien Brellier   72'
MF 16   Saulius Mikoliunas   86'
FW 21   Michal Pospíšil   70'
Manager:
  Valdas Ivanauskas
GK 1   Alan Main
DF 2   Mark Birch  
DF 5   Derek Townsley
DF 6   Chris Innes (c)
DF 8   Ryan McGuffie
MF 3   David Nicholls   55'
MF 4   Steve Tosh  
MF 7   John O'Neil
MF 11   Gavin Skelton
CF 10   James Grady
CF 9   Kenny Deuchar   103'
Substitutes:
GK 17   David Mathieson
DF 12   Jamie McQuilken   103'
MF 16   Niall Henderson
FW 14   David Graham   55'
FW 15   Matthew Berkeley
Manager:
  Rowan Alexander

Road to the finalEdit

Heart of Midlothian Round Gretna
Home team Score Away team Hearts scorers Home team Score Away team Gretna scorer(s)
Round One Preston Athletic 2 – 6 Gretna Grady   10'   17'   60'
Townsley   19'
Deuchar   61'
Bingham   66'
Round Two Gretna 6 – 1 Cove Rangers Grady   2'   77'
Deuchar   14'
Townsley   45'
McGuffie   63' (pen.)
Nicholls   82'
Hearts 2 – 0 Kilmarnock Pressley   24'
McAllister   75'
Round Three[5] St Johnstone 0 – 1 Gretna Steve Tosh   12'
Hearts 3 – 0 Aberdeen Pospisil   21'
Elliot   34'
Pressley   45' (pen.)
Round Four Clyde 0 – 0 Gretna
Replay Gretna 4 – 0 Clyde Grady   25'   70'   82'
Deuchar   89'
Hearts 2 – 1 Partick Thistle Jankauskas   6'
Cesnauskis   63'
Quarter-finals Gretna 1 – 0 St Mirren Deuchar   73'
Hibernian 0 – 4 Hearts Hartley   28',   59'   88' (pen.)
Jankauskas   81'
Semi-finals Gretna 3 – 0 Dundee Deuchar   45'
McGuffie   58' (pen.)
Smith   82' (o.g.)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scottish Cup Fixtures". ESPN Soccernet. Retrieved 4 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Hibernian 0–4 Hearts". BBC Sport. 2 April 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2008.
  3. ^ "Gretna 3–0 Dundee". BBC Sport. 1 April 2006. Retrieved 4 April 2008.
  4. ^ "Celtic 1–0 Dundee United". BBC Sport. 25 May 2005. Retrieved 4 April 2008.
  5. ^ All SPL teams received a bye to the third round. Gretna were outside the top two divisions and were therefore entered into the first round draw.