2013–14 Scottish Cup

The 2013–14 Scottish Cup was the 129th season of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The tournament will begin on 14 September and end on 17 May 2014. It is sponsored by bookmaker William Hill in the third season of a five-year partnership after a two-year extension was agreed,[1] and is known as the William Hill Scottish Cup. The winner of the competition qualifies for the second qualifying round of the 2014–15 UEFA Europa League. This year will be the first time since the 1998 Scottish Cup Final that the final will be played at Celtic Park.

2013–14 William Hill Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
ChampionsSt Johnstone
Runners-upDundee United

St Johnstone won their first ever Scottish Cup after a 2-0 win against Dundee United in the final.[2]

Format and calendarEdit

Thirty six clubs enter from the first round, sixteen from the Highland League, three qualifying Junior clubs and seventeen other clubs affiliated with the Scottish Football Association.[3] Scottish League Two clubs enter in the second round along with the top two clubs from the previous season's Highland League and the winners of both the South of Scotland League and the East of Scotland League.[3] Scottish League One and six Scottish Championship clubs start in the third round,[3] while the remaining four Championship clubs and all Scottish Premiership clubs enter in the fourth round.[3]

The calendar for the 2013–14 competition is as follows:[3]

Round Draw date First match date Fixtures Clubs
Original Replays
First round Thursday 8 August 2013 Saturday 14 September 2013 18 2 82 → 64
Second round Monday 16 September 2013 Saturday 5 October 2013 16 6 64 → 48
Third round Monday 7 October 2013 Saturday 2 November 2013 16 3 48 → 32
Fourth round Tuesday 5 November 2013 Friday 29 November 2013 16 4 32 → 16
Fifth round Monday 2 December 2013 Friday 7 February 2014 8 0 16 → 8
Quarter-finals Sunday 9 February 2014 Saturday 8 March 2014 4 1 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 9 March 2014 Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 April 2014 2 N/A 4 → 2
Final N/A Saturday 17 May 2014 1 N/A 2 → 1

First roundEdit

The first round draw took place on 8 August 2013 at the Hampden Park, at 1:15pm.[4]

This round is contested entirely by non-league clubs:


Second roundEdit

The second round draw took place on 16 September 2013 at Hampden Park.[5]

All ten teams from the Scottish League Two entered the competition at this stage, along with the champions of the South of Scotland League (Dalbeattie Star) and East of Scotland League (Whitehill Welfare), and the champions and runners-up from the Highland League (Cove Rangers and Formartine United).


Third roundEdit

Sixteen teams joined in the 3rd round: all ten current Scottish League One clubs, along with six Scottish Championship clubs. The Third Round draw was conducted on 7 October 2013 at 1:00pm at Hampden Park live on official Scottish Cup YouTube Site.[6]


Fourth roundEdit

All 12 Scottish Premiership clubs entered here along with the four Scottish Championship clubs who were exempt from playing in the Third Round. The Fourth Round draw was conducted on 5 November 2013 at 12:00pm at Hampden Park live on Sky Sports News.[7]


Fifth roundEdit

The Fifth Round draw was conducted on 2 December 2013 at 2:00pm at Hampden Park live on Sky Sports News.[8]

Holders Celtic were knocked out of the competition by Aberdeen on 8 February.



The Quarter-finals draw was conducted on 9 February 2014 at Tannadice Park live on Sky Sports 2.[9]



The Semi-finals draw was conducted on 9 March 2014 at Ibrox Stadium live on Sky Sports 1.[10]


St Johnstone2−0Dundee United
Anderson   45+1'
MacLean   84'
Attendance: 47,345
Referee: Craig Thomson

Media coverageEdit

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. Both channels will screen the final live.

These matches were broadcast live on television.

Round Sky Sports BBC Scotland
Fourth round Falkirk vs Rangers
Partick Thistle vs Aberdeen
Hearts vs Celtic
Fifth round Celtic vs Aberdeen
Dundee United vs St Mirren
Rangers vs Dunfermline Athletic
Quarter-finals Raith Rovers vs St Johnstone
Rangers vs Albion Rovers
Albion Rovers vs Rangers (replay)
Inverness CT vs Dundee United
Semi-finals Rangers vs Dundee United
St Johnstone vs Aberdeen
St Johnstone vs Aberdeen
Final St Johnstone vs Dundee United


  1. ^ Scottish Cup sponsorship extension
  2. ^ "St Johnstone 2-0 Dundee United". Daily Telegraph. 17 May 2014. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e Scottish Cup Format
  4. ^ William Hill Scottish Cup first round draw
  5. ^ "William Hill Scottish Cup second round draw". Scottish Football Association. Retrieved 21 September 2013.
  6. ^ William Hill Scottish Cup third round draw
  7. ^ William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round draw
  8. ^ William Hill Scottish Cup fifth round draw
  9. ^ Stephen Gallacher to help make sixth round draw
  10. ^ Greg Drummond to help make semi-final draw

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