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The 2012–13 Scottish Youth Cup was the 30th season of the Scottish Youth Cup, the national knockout tournament at youth level organised by the Scottish Football Association for its full and associate member clubs. The tournament is now for the under-20 age group to complement current youth development strategies, having formerly been an under-19 competition.[1]

2012–13 Scottish FA Youth Cup
SFA Youth Cup
CountryScotland
Teams50
ChampionsCeltic
Runners-upDunfermline Athletic

Celtic won the competition for the fourth year in succession, defeating Dunfermline Athletic, 3–1 in the final at Hampden Park.[2][3]

Contents

CalendarEdit

The final of the competition was brought forward by one day to 1 May 2013 after a request by Dunfermline Athletic, as a number of their youth squad had stepped up to the first-team after the club entered administration.[4]

Round Match date Fixtures Clubs
First Round Sunday 26 August 2012 3 50 → 47
Second Round Sunday 23 September 2012 15 47 → 32
Third Round Sunday 21 October 2012 16 32 → 16
Fourth Round Sunday 25 November 2012 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Sunday 24 February 2013 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 24 March 2013 2 4 → 2
Final Wednesday 1 May 2013 1 2 → 1

FormatEdit

The sixteen clubs who reached the Fourth round of the 2011–12 competition receive a bye to the third round of this season's tournament. The remaining thirty four clubs enter the first round and are initially divided into three regional groups to reduce travelling. The tournament becomes an all-in national competition from the third round onwards.

First roundEdit

The draws for the First and Second Rounds were conducted on 31 July 2012.[5]

Central GroupEdit

Three ties were drawn in this group with the following clubs receiving a bye to the second round:

Home Team  Score  Away Team
East Stirlingshire w/o Civil Service Strollers
Rangers 2 – 1 St Johnstone
Clyde 5 – 2 Dundee

North GroupEdit

No First Round ties were drawn in this group with all the following clubs receiving byes to the Second round.

South GroupEdit

No First Round ties were drawn in this group with all the following clubs receiving byes to the Second round.

Second roundEdit

The second round ties are due to be played on or around 23 September 2012.[6]

Central GroupEdit

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Arbroath 4 – 0 Preston Athletic
Alloa Athletic 2 – 7 Queen's Park
Rangers 3 – 0 Dumbarton
Partick Thistle 3 – 1 Spartans
Raith Rovers 3 – 0 (a.e.t.) Berwick Rangers
Heart of Midlothian 2 – 1 Clyde
East Fife 1 – 0 Motherwell
Cowdenbeath 6 – 3 East Stirlingshire
Edinburgh City 3 – 2 Stirling Albion

North GroupEdit

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Huntly 1 – 2 Fort William
Ross County 6 – 0 Clachnacuddin
Brora Rangers 1 – 8 Formartine United
Fraserburgh 5 – 2 Cove Rangers

South GroupEdit

Gala Fairydean receive a bye to the third round.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Annan Athletic w/o Threave Rovers
Stranraer 2 – 6 Kilmarnock

Third roundEdit

The following sixteen clubs enter at this stage by virtue of having reached the fourth round of last season's competition:

The third round draw took place on 25 September 2012 at Hampden Park, Glasgow.[7]

Annan Athletic were expelled from the tournament due to player registration errors.[8]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Heart of Midlothian 1 – 2 Celtic
Hibernian 13 – 1 Fort William
Annan Athletic w/o Montrose
Edinburgh City 1 – 3 Partick Thistle
Gala Fairydean 0 – 13 Kilmarnock
Queen of the South 1 – 5 Hamilton Academical
Stenhousemuir 1 – 3 (a.e.t.) St Mirren
Cowdenbeath 2 – 1 Airdrie
Arbroath 1 – 5 Aberdeen
Queen's Park 0 – 4 Rangers
Ross County 0 – 2 Dunfermline Athletic
Livingston 8 – 0 Formartine United
Dundee United 7 – 1 Greenock Morton
Ayr United 3 – 0 East Fife
Raith Rovers 1 – 3 Falkirk
Fraserburgh 0 – 8 Inverness Caledonian Thistle

Fourth roundEdit

The fourth round draw was conducted on 23 October 2012.[9]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Partick Thistle 0 – 6 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Dunfermline Athletic 10 – 0 Montrose
Rangers 1 – 5 Kilmarnock
Aberdeen 4 – 2 Hamilton Academical
Falkirk 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 5 pens)
St Mirren
Livingston 2 – 3 Cowdenbeath
Hibernian 2 – 3 (a.e.t.) Celtic
Ayr United 1 – 2 Dundee United

Quarter-finalsEdit

The Quarter-final draw was conducted on 27 November 2012.[10]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Celtic 2 – 0 Aberdeen
Dundee United 1 – 3 St Mirren
Dunfermline Athletic 3 – 2 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Kilmarnock 6 – 0 Cowdenbeath

Semi-finalsEdit

The semi-final draw was conducted at Hampden Park on 27 November 2012.[11]

Dunfermline Athletic3 – 2 (a.e.t.)St Mirren
Kerr Young   2'
Blair Henderson   89'
Andy Ritchie   118'
DAFC report   66' Kieran Doran
  90+1' Declan Hughes
Attendance: 395
Referee: Lorraine Clark

Celtic1 – 0Kilmarnock
Patrik Twardzik   76' (pen.) Celtic FC report
Referee: Grant Irvine

FinalEdit

Celtic3 – 1Dunfermline Athletic
Jamie Lindsay   53'
Bahrudin Atajić   79'
Denny Johnstone   84'
The Scotsman   80' Allan Smith
Attendance: 2,769
Referee: Scott Lambie

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Scottish Youth Cup draw". Spartans F.C. 1 August 2012. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Celtic beat Dunfermline 3-1 to retain Scottish Youth Cup". BBC Sport. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Dunfermline U20 1 - 3 Celtic U20: Kennedy's side champs". The Scotsman. 2 May 2013. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  4. ^ Temple, Alan (15 April 2013). "Youth Cup final switched to help out stricken Pars". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2 May 2013.
  5. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup first and second round draws". Scottish Football Association. 2 August 2012. Retrieved 2 August 2012.
  6. ^ "SFA Youth Cup Round 2 weekend beckons". Youth Football Scotland. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  7. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup third round draw". Scottish Football Association. 25 September 2012. Retrieved 26 September 2012.
  8. ^ "Annan hold hands up in SFA Youth Cup". Scottish Football League. 14 November 2012. Archived from the original on 26 June 2013. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
  9. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup fourth round draw". Scottish Football Association. 23 October 2012. Retrieved 27 October 2012.
  10. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup fifth round draw". Scottish Football Association. 27 November 2012. Retrieved 27 November 2012.
  11. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup semi-final draw". Scottish Football Association. 27 February 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.