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2016–17 Scottish League Cup group stage

The 2016–17 Scottish League Cup group stage was played from 15 July to 31 July 2016. A total of 40 teams competed in the group stage. The winners of each of the 8 groups, as well as the 4 best runners-up progressed to the second round (last 16) of the 2016–17 Scottish League Cup.

2016–17 Scottish League Cup (Group Stage)
CountryScotland
Dates15 July 2016 – 31 July 2016
Teams40
Matches played64
Goals scored244 (3.81 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Brian Graham
Greg Stewart
(6 goals)
All statistics correct as of 31 July 2016.

FormatEdit

The group stage is made up of 9 teams from the 2015–16 Scottish Premiership, 9 from the 2015–16 Scottish Championship, 10 from each of the 2015–16 Scottish League One and 2015–16 Scottish League Two, as well as the winners of the 2015–16 Highland Football League and 2015–16 Lowland Football League, and will see these 40 teams divided into two sections: 4 groups of 20 teams from the North section and 4 groups of 20 teams from the South sections.[1] Each section comprises four top seeded teams, four second seeded teams and 12 unseeded teams, with each group being made up of 1 top seed, 1 second seed and 3 unseeded sides. The draw for the group stages took place on 27 May 2016 at 7:30pm BST at the BT Sport Studio in London and was shown live on BT Sport Europe.[2]

TeamsEdit

NorthEdit

All times are BST (UTC+1).

Group AEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PET EFI DND FOR DUM
1 Peterhead (Q) 4 2 1 0 1 8 6 +2 8 Qualification for the Second Round 2–1 2–0
2 East Fife (X) 4 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 8 Possible Second Round 2–1 p1–1
3 Dundee 4 2 0 1 1 15 5 +10 7 7–0 6–2
4 Forfar Athletic 4 1 1 0 2 4 11 −7 5 2–0 p2–2
5 Dumbarton 4 0 0 2 2 7 13 −6 2 3–3p 0–2
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

Group BEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification STJ FAL STI BRE ELG
1 St Johnstone (Q) 4 3 0 1 0 11 2 +9 10 Qualification for the Second Round 3–0 4–0
2 Falkirk (X) 4 2 0 0 2 5 4 +1 6 Possible Second Round 2–0 3–0
3 Stirling Albion 4 2 0 0 2 6 7 −1 6 1–0 4–1
4 Brechin City 4 1 1 0 2 5 8 −3 5 p1–1 2–1
5 Elgin City 4 1 0 0 3 6 12 −6 3 1–3 4–2
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

Group CEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ICT DUN DNF COW ARB
1 Inverness CT (Q) 4 3 0 1 0 15 3 +12 10 Qualification for the Second Round 1–1p 7–0
2 Dundee United (X) 4 2 2 0 0 10 3 +7 10 Possible Second Round 2–0 6–1
3 Dunfermline Athletic 4 2 0 0 2 7 7 0 6 1–5 3–0
4 Cowdenbeath 4 1 0 0 3 4 11 −7 3 1–2 0–3
5 Arbroath 4 0 0 1 3 1 13 −12 1 1–1p 0–2
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

Group DEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification ALL RAI ROS COV MON
1 Alloa Athletic (Q) 4 4 0 0 0 10 2 +8 12 Qualification for the Second Round 3–2 4–0
2 Raith Rovers (X) 4 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 8 Possible Second Round 0–1 2–1
3 Ross County 4 2 0 1 1 11 4 +7 7 1–1p 7–0
4 Cove Rangers 4 1 0 0 3 4 13 −9 3 1–2 3–0
5 Montrose 4 0 0 0 4 1 8 −7 0 0–2 0–1
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

SouthEdit

All times are BST (UTC+1).

Group EEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification PAR QOS AIR QPA STE
1 Partick Thistle (Q) 4 4 0 0 0 9 2 +7 12 Qualification for the Second Round 2–1 2–0
2 Queen of the South (X) 4 3 0 0 1 6 2 +4 9 Possible Second Round 2–0 1–0
3 Airdrieonians 4 1 1 0 2 5 7 −2 5 0–1 2–1
4 Queen's Park 4 1 0 1 2 5 7 −2 4 0–2 p3–3
5 Stenhousemuir 4 0 0 0 4 2 9 −7 0 1–4 0–2
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

Group FEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification RAN MOT STR ANN EST
1 Rangers (Q) 4 4 0 0 0 10 0 +10 12 Qualification for the Second Round 3–0 2–0
2 Motherwell (X) 4 3 0 0 1 9 3 +6 9 Possible Second Round 0–2 3–0
3 Stranraer 4 2 0 0 2 5 8 −3 6 0–3 3–1
4 Annan Athletic 4 1 0 0 3 4 7 −3 3 1–3 1–2
5 East Stirlingshire 4 0 0 0 4 1 11 −10 0 0–3 0–2
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

Group GEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification HAM AYR STM LIV EDI
1 Hamilton Academical (Q) 4 3 0 0 1 10 5 +5 9 Qualification for the Second Round 3–0 2–1
2 Ayr United (X) 4 3 0 0 1 5 2 +3 9 Possible Second Round 2–1 1–0
3 St Mirren 4 3 0 0 1 7 5 +2 9 1–0 3–0
4 Livingston 4 1 0 0 3 6 7 −1 3 0–2 2–3
5 Edinburgh City 4 0 0 0 4 2 11 −9 0 2–4 0–3
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

Group HEdit

Pos Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification GMO KIL CLY ALB BER
1 Morton (Q) 4 3 1 0 0 5 0 +5 11 Qualification for the Second Round 1–0 2–0
2 Kilmarnock (X) 4 2 0 1 1 5 5 0 7 Possible Second Round 0–2 0–0p
3 Clyde 4 1 1 0 2 4 5 −1 5 1–2 p1–1
4 Albion Rovers 4 0 2 1 1 1 2 −1 5 0–0p 1–2
5 Berwick Rangers 4 0 0 2 2 3 6 −3 2 2–3 0–0p
Source: SPFL
(Q) Qualified; (X) Advances to Best runners-up.

MatchesEdit

Best runners-upEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Dundee United (Q) 4 2 2 0 10 3 +7 10 Qualification to the Second Round
2 Motherwell (Q) 4 3 0 1 9 3 +6 9
3 Queen of the South (Q) 4 3 0 1 6 2 +4 9
4 Ayr United (Q) 4 3 0 1 5 2 +3 9
5 Raith Rovers 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 8
6 East Fife 4 2 1 1 5 4 +1 8
7 Kilmarnock 4 2 1 1 5 5 0 7
8 Falkirk 4 2 0 2 5 4 +1 6
Updated to match(es) played on 30 July 2016. Source: BBC
Rules for classification: 1) Points, 2) goal difference, 3) goals scored, 4) away goals scored, 5) matches won, 6) away matches won, 7) drawing of lots[3]
(Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Qualified as Qualified on Notes
Rangers Group F winner 25 July 2016 Seeded for the Second Round draw
Peterhead Group A winner 30 July 2016
St Johnstone Group B winner 30 July 2016
Alloa Athletic Group D winner 30 July 2016 Seeded for the Second Round draw
Partick Thistle Group E winner 30 July 2016 Seeded for the Second Round draw
Hamilton Academical Group G winner 30 July 2016
Morton Group H winner 30 July 2016 Seeded for the Second Round draw
Inverness CT Group C winner 30 July 2016
Motherwell Best runner-up 30 July 2016
Queen of the South Best runner-up 30 July 2016
Ayr United Best runner-up 30 July 2016
Dundee United Best runner-up 31 July 2016

Top goalscorersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Betfred Cup draw format & numbers". SPFL. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  2. ^ "Betfred Cup draw live on BT Sport". SPFL. 26 May 2016. Retrieved 26 May 2016.
  3. ^ "Betfred Cup Format 2016/17". spfl.co.uk. SPFL. Retrieved 27 July 2016.

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