2017–18 Scottish Cup

The 2017–18 Scottish Cup was the 133rd season of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The tournament was sponsored by bookmaker William Hill in what is the seventh season of a nine-year partnership, after contract negotiations saw the initial five-year contract extended for an additional four years in October 2015.[2]

2017–18 William Hill Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
Teams91
Defending championsCeltic
ChampionsCeltic
Runners-upMotherwell
Matches played96
Goals scored340 (3.54 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Rory McAllister
(7 goals)[1]
All statistics correct as of 19 May 2018.

The defending champions were Celtic who won the 2017 Scottish Cup Final on 27 May 2017.[3]

CalendarEdit

The calendar for the 2017–18 Scottish Cup qualifying rounds, as announced by Scottish Football Association.[4]

Round Main date Number of fixtures Clubs New Entries
Preliminary Round 1 12 August 2017 3 91 → 88 15
Preliminary Round 2 2 September 2017 6 88 → 82 None
First Round 23 September 2017 18 82 → 64 30
Second Round 14 October 2017 16 64 → 48 14
Third Round 18 November 2017 16 48 → 32 16
Fourth Round 20 January 2018 16 32 → 16 16
Fifth Round 10 February 2018 8 16 → 8 None
Quarter-Finals 3 March 2018 4 8 → 4 None
Semi-Finals 14 & 15 April 2018 2 4 → 2 None
Final 19 May 2018 1 2 → 1 None

Preliminary roundsEdit

The draw for the preliminary rounds took place on Monday, 10 July 2017 at Hampden Park and was made by Scotland internationals Gemma Fay and Ifeoma Dieke.[5]

15 clubs were involved in the draw, of which nine received a bye to the second preliminary round, while the other six entered the first preliminary round. The teams competing in these rounds were made up of teams from the East of Scotland Football League (5), South of Scotland Football League (3), North Caledonian Football League (1), Scottish Junior Football Association (4) and the Scottish Amateur Football Association (2). Glenafton Athletic took part in the Scottish Cup for the first time after winning the 2016–17 West of Scotland Super League Premier Division and the 2016–17 Scottish Junior Cup.

There were three parts to the draw. The first part determined which nine clubs, from the 11 eligible, received a bye to the second preliminary round. The two clubs which did not receive a bye into the second preliminary round entered the first preliminary round. Three ties were then drawn in the first preliminary round to be played on Saturday, 12 August 2017. The final part of the draw saw six ties drawn in the second preliminary round to be played on Saturday, 2 September 2017. Wigtown & Bladnoch were in the draw when it was first announced, but withdrew from the competition before the date of the draw.[6]

Preliminary round oneEdit

DrawEdit

Clubs with a valid club licence at the date of the draw are eligible for a bye to the second preliminary round.[6] Teams in Bold advanced to the first round.

Clubs eligible for a bye Clubs participating in the first preliminary round draw
  1. Banks O’Dee
  2. Burntisland Shipyard
  3. Coldstream
  4. Girvan
  5. Glasgow University
  6. Golspie Sutherland
  7. Linlithgow Rose
  8. Newton Stewart
  9. Preston Athletic
  10. St Cuthbert Wanderers
  11. Threave Rovers
  1. Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale (2016–17 EoSFL winners)
  2. Glenafton Athletic (2016–17 West Super League and Junior Cup winners)
  3. Kelty Hearts (2016–17 East Superleague winners)
  4. Colville Park (2016–17 Scottish Amateur Cup winners)

The following teams received a bye to the Second Preliminary Round: Banks O’Dee, Coldstream, Girvan, Glasgow University, Golspie Sutherland, Linlithgow Rose, Preston Athletic, St Cuthbert Wanderers and Threave Rovers.[5]

MatchesEdit

12 August 2017 Kelty Hearts0–1 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Kelty
14:30 Report Muir   90' Stadium: New Central Park
Referee: David Munro
12 August 2017 Glenafton Athletic 6–0Newton StewartNew Cumnock
15:00
  • Dallas   6'42' (pen.)
  • Gray   13'
  • Marlow   54'
  • McAusland   68'
  • McChesney   76'
Report Stadium: Loch Park
Referee: Stephen Brown
12 August 2017 Burntisland Shipyard0–7 Colville Park Burntisland
15:00 Report
  • McGloughlin   2'24'
  • Craig   55'78'90'
  • Murray   63'
  • Miller   84'
Stadium: Recreation Park
Referee: Craig Wilson

Preliminary round twoEdit

MatchesEdit

2 September 2017 Banks O’Dee 2–1Linlithgow RoseAberdeen
15:00
  • Henderson   20'
  • Watt   60'
Report Allan   61' (o.g.) Stadium: Spain Park
Referee: David Dickinson
2 September 2017 Glasgow University1–1Threave RoversAirdrie
15:00 Thomson   Report Soltys   Stadium: Excelsior Stadium
Referee: Scott Millar
2 September 2017 Colville Park 5–0Preston AthleticGlasgow
15:00
  • Craig   (2)
  • Cusack   (2)
  • Clearie  
Report Stadium: New Tinto Park
Referee: Scott Lambie
2 September 2017 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 4–0ColdstreamEdinburgh
15:00
  • Devlin   (2)
  • O'Donnell  
  • Brown  
Report Stadium: Saughton Enclosure
Referee: Chris Graham
2 September 2017 Glenafton Athletic 6–1Golspie SutherlandNew Cumnock
15:00
  • Dallas   (4)
  • McKernon  
  • McCann  
Report McAusland   (o.g.) Stadium: Loch Park
Referee: Tony Fullerton
2 September 2017 St Cuthbert Wanderers3–5 Girvan Kirkcudbright
15:00
  • Donley  
  • Dougan  
  • Cannon  
Report
  • Patterson   (pen.)
  • Cameron  
  • Mitchell  
  • Reilly   (2)
Stadium: St Mary's Park
Referee: Lloyd Wilson

ReplayEdit

9 September 2017 Threave Rovers 2–1Glasgow UniversityCastle Douglas
15:00 Soltys   (2) Report Thompson   (pen.) Stadium: Meadow Park
Referee: Stephen Brown

First roundEdit

The first round took place on the weekend of 23 September 2017. Along with the six winners from the second preliminary round, there were 30 new entries at this stage, 14 from the Lowland Football League and 16 from the Highland Football League.[6]

DrawEdit

The draw for the first round was made at 5:30 pm on 2 September 2017 at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie and was made by Davie Hay, representing defending champions Celtic and Donnie Fergusson from hosts Glasgow University.[7]

Teams in Italics were not known at the time of the draw. Teams in Bold advanced to the second round.

Lowland Football League Highland Football League Other

East of Scotland teams

South of Scotland teams

SJFA teams

SAFA teams

MatchesEdit

22 September 2017 Spartans 3–0Vale of LeithenEdinburgh
19:45
  • Dishington   28'64'
  • Stevenson   89'
Report Stadium: Ainslie Park
Attendance: 192
Referee: Connor Ashwood
23 September 2017 Wick Academy2–2Stirling UniversityWick
15:00
  • Mackay   67'
  •   90'
Report
  • Geddes   58'
  • McCafferty   75'
Stadium: Harmsworth Park
Referee: Harry Bruce
23 September 2017 Selkirk 4–0Gretna 2008Selkirk
15:00
  • Baxter   18'
  • Hopkinson   80'82'
  • Chalmers   87'
Report Stadium: Yarrow Park
Referee: Stewart Luke
23 September 2017 Edusport Academy1–1RothesAnnan
15:00 Higgins   49' Report Gillespie   52' (pen.) Stadium: Galabank
Referee: Garry Doherty
23 September 2017 Banks O'Dee 4–0HuntlyAberdeen
15:00
  • Watt   12'23'
  • Winton   32'
  • Philipson   55'
Report Stadium: Spain Park
Referee: Liam Duncan
23 September 2017 Gala Fairydean Rovers0–2 Keith Galashiels
15:00 Report
  • Brownie   31'
  • Whelan   38'
Stadium: Netherdale
Referee: Ryan Oliver
23 September 2017 Fraserburgh 2–1Forres MechanicsFraserburgh
15:00
  • Combe   71'
  • Campbell   90'
Duncanson   20' Stadium: Bellslea Park
Referee: Peter Stuart
23 September 2017 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale 3–2Inverurie Loco WorksEdinburgh
15:00
  • McCabe   24'
  • Wringe   28'
  • Nhamburo   89'
Report
  • Laing   41'
  • Gordon   84'
Stadium: Saughton Enclosure
Referee: Chris Gentles
23 September 2017 Edinburgh University 2–1LossiemouthEdinburgh
15:00
  • Yeoman   50'
  • Guthrie   84'
Report McRitchie   17' Stadium: East Peffermill
Referee: Scott Lambie
23 September 2017 Clachnacuddin 8–0Fort WilliamInverness
15:00   10'12'17'30'55'65'85'88' Report Stadium: Grant Street Park
Referee: Matthew MacDermid
23 September 2017 Glenafton Athletic 4–0Threave RoversNew Cumnock
15:00
  • McCann   7'36'
  • Andrew   60'
  • Moore   80'
Report Stadium: Loch Park
Referee: Duncan Smith
23 September 2017 Brora Rangers 5–0GirvanBrora
15:00   31'34'37'45'65' Report Stadium: Dudgeon Park
Referee: Alex Shepherd
23 September 2017 Nairn County 1–0Whitehill WelfareNairn
15:00 MacRae   40' Report Stadium: Station Park
Referee: Chris Fordyce
23 September 2017 Colville Park 2–1Cumbernauld ColtsGlasgow
15:00   4'17' Report Brown   21' Stadium: New Tinto Park
Referee: Chris McNab
23 September 2017 Deveronvale 3–1Hawick Royal AlbertBanff
15:00
  • Scott   30'79'
  • Dunbar   69'
Report Aitken   42' (o.g.) Stadium: Princess Royal Park
Referee: Dan McFarlane
23 September 2017 Formartine United 2–1Turriff UnitedPitmedden
15:00
  • Smith   33'
  • McPhee   87'
Report Miller   5' Stadium: North Lodge Park
Referee: Lorraine Watson
23 September 2017 Civil Service Strollers 2–1Strathspey ThistleEdinburgh
15:00
  • Stewart   56'
  •   75'
Report Hay   35' Stadium: Christie Gillies Park
Referee: Ross Hardie
24 September 2017 BSC Glasgow 1–0Dalbeattie StarAlloa
14:00 Redpath   67' Report Stadium: Recreation Park
Referee: Kevin Graham

ReplaysEdit

30 September 2017 Rothes1–3 Edusport Academy Rothes
15:00 Moore   22' Report Babel   65'
Zeghdane   79'86'
Stadium: Mackessack Park
Referee: Garry Doherty

Second roundEdit

The second round took place on the weekend of 14 October 2017. Along with the 18 winners from the first round, there were 14 new entries at this stage, two from the Lowland Football League, two from the Highland Football League and all 10 from League Two.[6]

DrawEdit

The draw for the second round was made at 17:45 on 23 September 2017 at Ayr Racecourse. The draw was made by former England cricket captain Andrew Flintoff and former Ayr United striker James Grady.[8]

Teams in Italics were not known at the time of the draw. Teams in Bold advanced to the third round.

Scottish League Two Lowland Football League Highland Football League Other

East of Scotland teams

SJFA teams

SAFA teams

MatchesEdit

13 October 2017 Edinburgh City0–1 Stenhousemuir Edinburgh
19:45 Report Longworth   49' Stadium: Ainslie Park
Attendance: 286
14 October 2017 Banks O' Dee 2–0SelkirkAberdeen
15:00
  • Watt   68'
  • Whyte   75'
Report Stadium: Spain Park
Attendance: 200
14 October 2017 Peterhead 9–0Colville ParkPeterhead
15:00
Report Stadium: Balmoor Stadium
Attendance: 484
14 October 2017 Civil Service Strollers0–5 Brora Rangers Edinburgh
15:00 Report
  • Graham   35'67'
  • MacDonald   49'
  • S Mackay   60'
  • Brindle   90+2'
Stadium: Christie Gillies Park
Attendance: 60
14 October 2017 Deveronvale0–2 Glenafton Athletic Banff
15:00 Report Andrew   87'90+1' Stadium: Princess Royal Park
Attendance: 294
14 October 2017 Keith0–3 Clyde Keith
15:00 Report
  • Osadolor   47'
  • Wright   72'
  • Ramsay   79'
Stadium: Kynoch Park
Attendance: 170
14 October 2017 Spartans 5–0ClachnacuddinEdinburgh
15:00
  • Atkinson   4'
  • Greenhill   14'33'
  • Dishington   71'89'
Report Stadium: Ainslie Park
Attendance: 209
14 October 2017 Stirling Albion3–5 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale Stirling
15:00
Report
  • Hare   10'
  • Wringe   15'47'
  • Swanson   66' (pen.)
  • Devlin   68'
Stadium: Forthbank Stadium
Attendance: 521
14 October 2017 Elgin City 3–1Edusport AcademyElgin
15:00
  • Cameron   7'
  • McHardy   88'
  • Sutherland   90+3'
Report
  • Babel   89'
Stadium: Borough Briggs
Attendance: 552
14 October 2017 Nairn County1–2 Cove Rangers Nairn
15:00
  • MacRae   73'
Report
Stadium: Station Park
Attendance: 185
14 October 2017 Montrose 4–1Stirling UniversityMontrose
15:00
  • Johnston   12'20'
  • Campbell   57'
  • Fraser   78'
Report
Stadium: Links Park
Attendance: 503
14 October 2017 Cowdenbeath0–1 East Kilbride Cowdenbeath
15:00 Report
  • Winter   86'
Stadium: Central Park
Attendance: 251
14 October 2017 Formartine United 4–0East StirlingshirePitmedden
15:00
  • Ferries   14'
  • Barbour   15'80'
  • Macphee   82'
Report Stadium: North Lodge Park
Attendance: 180
14 October 2017 Edinburgh University0–2 Fraserburgh Edinburgh
15:00 Report
  • Barbour   8'25'
Stadium: East Peffermill
Attendance: 180

Third roundEdit

The third round took take place on the weekend of 18 November 2017. Along with the 16 winners from the first round, there were 16 new entries at this stage, all 10 from League One and six from the Championship.[6]

DrawEdit

The draw for the third round was made at 5:45pm on Saturday 14 October 2017 at Links Park, Montrose. The draw was made by Archie Knox and Derek Sim, chairman of Links Park Community Trust.[9] The draw had to be re-done following a mix-up that lead to Brora Rangers being drawn twice. Of the 16 ties, 15 had already been drawn, including Glenafton Athletic-Queen of the South and Brora Rangers-Queen's Park, before the mistake was discovered. The Scottish Football Association claimed that the draw had to be re-done due to "a technical issue" in incident mirroring the 2016 quarter-final draw where when one of the balls containing the club names split open before it was pulled out.[10][11]

Teams in Bold advanced to the fourth round.

Scottish Championship Scottish League One Scottish League Two Other

Lowland Football League

Highland Football League

East of Scotland teams

SJFA teams

MatchesEdit

18 November 2017 Airdrieonians2–3 Cove Rangers Airdrie
15:00
  • Milne   36'89'
  • Ross   86'
Stadium: Excelsior Stadium
Attendance: 439
Referee: Steven Reid
18 November 2017 Arbroath 3–0Berwick RangersArbroath
15:00
Stadium: Gayfield Park
Attendance: 536
Referee: Stephen Finnie
18 November 2017 Banks O'Dee2–6 Ayr United Aberdeen
15:00
Stadium: Spain Park
Attendance: 469
Referee: Craig Napier
18 November 2017 Buckie Thistle2–3 Brechin City Buckie
15:00
  • McLeod   3'43'
  • Sinclair   22'
  • Layne   59'86'
Stadium: Victoria Park
Attendance: 295
Referee: Grant Irvine
18 November 2017 Clyde0–2 East Fife Cumbernauld
15:00
Stadium: Broadwood Stadium
Attendance: 527
Referee: David Munro
18 November 2017 Dumbarton 1–0Elgin CityDumbarton
15:00 Carswell   24' Stadium: Dumbarton Football Stadium
Attendance: 491
Referee: Colin Steven
18 November 2017 East Kilbride3–4 Albion Rovers East Kilbride
15:00
  • McNeil   6'63'
  • Howie   90+3'
Stadium: K-Park Training Academy
Attendance: 300
Referee: David Dickinson
18 November 2017 Formartine United 1–0Forfar AthleticPitmedden
15:00 Crawford   15' Stadium: North Lodge Park
Attendance: 244
Referee: Mike Roncone
18 November 2017 Livingston 2–0Glenafton AthleticLivingston
15:00
Stadium: Almondvale Stadium
Attendance: 735
Referee: Alan Newlands
18 November 2017 Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale1–7 St Mirren Edinburgh
13:00 Wringe   47'
Stadium: Saughton Enclosure
Attendance: 1,322
Referee: David Lowe
18 November 2017 Montrose0–0Queen of the SouthMontrose
15:00 Stadium: Links Park
Attendance: 512
Referee: John McKendrick
18 November 2017 Peterhead 3–0Raith RoversPeterhead
15:00
Stadium: Balmoor Stadium
Attendance: 671
Referee: Mat Northcroft
18 November 2017 Queen's Park1–4 Dunfermline Athletic Glasgow
15:00 Galt   65'
Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 1,179
Referee: Steven McLean
18 November 2017 Spartans1–2 Fraserburgh Edinburgh
15:00 Dishington   17'
  • Campbell   47' (pen.)
  • Hay   89'
Stadium: Ainslie Park
Attendance: 335
Referee: Lloyd Wilson
18 November 2017 Stenhousemuir1–2 Alloa Athletic Stenhousemuir
15:00
Stadium: Ochilview Park
Attendance: Kevin Clancy
Referee: 400
18 November 2017 Stranraer0–1 Brora Rangers Stranraer
15:00 S. Mackay   90+3' Stadium: Stair Park
Attendance: 440
Referee: Barry Cook

ReplayEdit

21 November 2017 Queen of the South 2–1MontroseDumfries
19:45 Dobbie   24'
Lyle   67'
Webster   43' Stadium: Palmerston Park
Attendance: 794
Referee: John McKendrick

Fourth roundEdit

The fourth round took place on the weekend of 20 January 2018. Along with the 16 winners from the third round, there were 16 new entries at this stage - the remaining four clubs from the Championship, and all 12 from the Premiership.[6]

DrawEdit

The draw for the fourth round was made at 4:45pm on Monday, 20 November 2017. The draw was made by Doddie Weir and Colin Cameron.[12]

Teams in Bold advanced to the fifth round.

Scottish Premiership Scottish Championship Scottish League One Scottish League Two Highland Football League

MatchesEdit

20 January 2018 Aberdeen 4–1St MirrenAberdeen
12:15 Rooney   8' (pen.)
Christie   18'33'
Mackay-Steven   47'
Report Reilly   25' Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 9,848
Referee: Don Robertson
20 January 2018 Alloa Athletic0–2 Dundee United Alloa
15:00 Report Durnan   44'
Lyng   62'
Stadium: Recreation Park
Attendance: 1,615
Referee: Craig Charleston
20 January 2018 Ayr United 4–1ArbroathAyr
15:00 McDaid   9'83'
Shankland   58'
Moore   90+3'
Report McCord   79' Stadium: Somerset Park
Attendance: 1,151
Referee: Mike Roncone
20 January 2018 Celtic 5–0Brechin CityGlasgow
15:00 Forrest   2'
Sinclair   11'
Ntcham   49'
Boyata   56'
Édouard   86'
Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 24,879
Referee: Steven McLean
20 January 2018 Dundee2–2Inverness Caledonian ThistleDundee
15:00 Leitch-Smith   47'
O'Hara   64'
Report Doran   16'
Oakley   87'
Stadium: Dens Park
Attendance: 3,507
Referee: Stephen Finnie
20 January 2018 Dunfermline Athletic1–2 Greenock Morton Dunfermline
15:00 McManus   57' Report Oliver   24'
Quitongo   85'
Stadium: East End Park
Attendance: 2,573
Referee: Alan Muir
20 January 2018 East Fife0–1 Brora Rangers Methil
15:00 Report Williamson   12' Stadium: Bayview Stadium
Attendance: 685
Referee: David Munro
20 January 2018 Kilmarnock 1–0Ross CountyKilmarnock
15:00 Erwin   88' (pen.) Report Stadium: Rugby Park
Attendance: 3,595
Referee: Bobby Madden
20 January 2018 Motherwell 2–0Hamilton AcademicalMotherwell
15:00 McMann   4' (o.g.)
Tanner   35' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Fir Park
Attendance: 4,725
Referee: Craig Thomson
20 January 2018 Queen of the South1–2 Partick Thistle Dumfries
15:00 Fergusson   55' Report Sammon   42'81' Stadium: Palmerston Park
Attendance: 2,338
Referee: Willie Collum
21 January 2018 Heart of Midlothian 1–0HibernianEdinburgh
14:05 Cowie   87' Report Stadium: Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 18,709
Referee: Kevin Clancy
23 January 2018 Livingston0–1 Falkirk Livingston
19:45 Report Tumilty   90+3' Stadium: Almondvale
Attendance: 1,237
Referee: Alan Newlands
23 January 2018 Peterhead2–3 Dumbarton Peterhead
19:45 J. Brown   31'
Robertson   83'
Report Gallagher   12'53'
Russell   56'
Stadium: Balmoor Stadium
Attendance: 691
Referee: Gavin Ross
29 January 2018 Albion Rovers0–4 St Johnstone Coatbridge
19:45 Report Kane   3'57'70'
McClean   51'
Stadium: Cliftonhill
Attendance: 1,130
Referee: Mat Northcroft
30 January 2018 Formartine United0–2 Cove Rangers Pitmedden
20:00 Report Stott   32'
Megginson   68'
Stadium: North Lodge Park
Attendance: 776
Referee: Gavin Duncan
31 January 2018 Fraserburgh0–3 Rangers Fraserburgh
19:30 Report Windass   15' (pen.)55'67' Stadium: Bellslea Park
Referee: Greg Aitken

ReplayEdit

30 January 2018 Inverness Caledonian Thistle0–1 Dundee Inverness
19:45 Report Allan   47' Stadium: Caledonian Stadium
Attendance: 1,746
Referee: Stephen Finnie

Fifth roundEdit

The draw for the fifth round was made live on Sky Sports Football at Tynecastle Park following Heart of Midlothian's Edinburgh derby victory on Sunday, 21 January 2018. The draw was made by Amy MacDonald and David Weir.[13]

DrawEdit

Teams in italics were not known at the time of the draw. Teams in Bold advanced to the quarter-finals.

Scottish Premiership Scottish Championship Scottish League One Highland Football League

MatchesEdit

10 February 2018 Celtic 3–2Partick ThistleGlasgow
12:15 Forrest   3'10'54' Report Doolan   20'
Sammon   84'
Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 24,191
Referee: Steven McLean
10 February 2018 Cove Rangers1–3 Falkirk Inverurie
15:00 Megginson   3' Report Jakubiak   2'48'
Sibbald   46'
Stadium: Harlaw Park
Attendance: 1,687
Referee: Alan Muir
10 February 2018 Dundee0–2 Motherwell Dundee
15:00 Report Tanner   30'
Main   56'
Stadium: Dens Park
Attendance: 4,663
Referee: Bobby Madden
10 February 2018 Greenock Morton 3–0DumbartonGreenock
15:00 Ross   12'
Iredale   49'
McHugh   80'
Report Stadium: Cappielow
Attendance: 1,746
Referee: Craig Thomson
10 February 2018 Heart of Midlothian 3–0St JohnstoneEdinburgh
15:00 Lafferty   7'58'
Mitchell   54'
Report Stadium: Tynecastle Park
Attendance: 12,393
Referee: Kevin Clancy
10 February 2018 Kilmarnock 4–0Brora RangersKilmarnock
15:00 Tshibola   42'
Boyd   58'
Brophy   76'
O'Donnell   82'
Report Stadium: Rugby Park
Attendance: 4,278
Referee: Euan Anderson
11 February 2018 Ayr United1–6 Rangers Ayr
14:30 Forrest   11' Report Morelos   31'72'
Cummings   66'
Windass   69'81'
Murphy   88'
Stadium: Somerset Park
Attendance: 9,346
Referee: Nick Walsh
11 February 2018 Aberdeen 4–2Dundee UnitedAberdeen
16:30 Rooney   20'
Mackay-Steven   27'55'
McLean   35'
Report Stanton   34'
McMullan   70'
Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 11,611
Referee: Willie Collum

Quarter-finalsEdit

The draw for the quarter-finals was made live on Sky Sports Football at Pittodrie Stadium following Aberdeen's tie against Dundee United on Sunday, 11 February 2018. The draw was made by Russell Anderson and Rachel Corsie.[14]

DrawEdit

Teams in Bold advanced to the semi-finals.

Scottish Premiership Scottish Championship

MatchesEdit

3 March 2018 Celtic 3–0Greenock MortonGlasgow
12:30 Dembélé   62'71' (pen.)
Édouard   90'
Report Stadium: Celtic Park
Attendance: 18,255
Referee: John Beaton
3 March 2018 Aberdeen1–1KilmarnockAberdeen
15:00 Shinnie   9' Report Boyd   68' (pen.) Stadium: Pittodrie Stadium
Attendance: 8,739
Referee: Steven McLean
4 March 2018 Motherwell 2–1Heart of MidlothianMotherwell
14:15 Main   7'
McHugh   87'
Report Lafferty   51' (pen.) Stadium: Fir Park
Attendance: 7,564
Referee: Andrew Dallas
4 March 2018 Rangers 4–1FalkirkGlasgow
16:15 Cummings   16'21'75'
Muirhead   44' (o.g.)
Report Muirhead   20' Stadium: Ibrox Stadium
Attendance: 33,968
Referee: Craig Thomson

ReplayEdit

13 March 2018 Kilmarnock1–1 (a.e.t.)
(2–3 p)
Aberdeen Kilmarnock
19:45 O'Donnell   96' Report McLean   103' (pen.) Stadium: Rugby Park
Attendance: 8,998
Referee: Steven McLean
Penalties

Semi-finalsEdit

The draw for the semi-finals was made live on Sky Sports Football at Ibrox Stadium following Rangers' tie against Falkirk on Sunday, 4 March 2018. The draw was made by Neil Alexander and Gordon Reid.[15]

DrawEdit

Teams in italics were not known at the time of the draw. Teams in Bold advanced to the final.

Scottish Premiership

MatchesEdit

14 April 2018 Motherwell 3–0AberdeenGlasgow
12:15 Main   20'66'
Bowman   22'
Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 18,470
Referee: Kevin Clancy
15 April 2018 Celtic 4–0RangersGlasgow
14:30 Rogic   22'
McGregor   38'
Dembélé   52' (pen.)
Ntcham   78' (pen.)
Report Stadium: Hampden Park
Attendance: 49,729
Referee: Bobby Madden

FinalEdit

Celtic2–0Motherwell
McGregor   11'
Ntcham   25'
Report
Attendance: 49,967
Referee: Kevin Clancy

BracketEdit

The following is the bracket which the Scottish Cup resembled. Numbers in parentheses next to the match score represent the results of a replay.

 
Fourth Round
20–21 January 2018
30 January 2018 (replay)
Fifth Round
10–11 February 2018
Quarter-finals
3–4 March 2018
13 March 2018 (replay)
Semi-finals
14–15 April 2018
Final
19 May 2018
 
                  
 
 
 
 
Celtic5
 
 
 
Brechin City0
 
Celtic3
 
 
 
Partick Thistle2
 
Queen of the South1
 
 
 
Partick Thistle2
 
Celtic3
 
 
 
Greenock Morton0
 
Dunfermline Athletic1
 
 
 
Greenock Morton2
 
Greenock Morton3
 
 
 
Dumbarton0
 
Peterhead2
 
 
 
Dumbarton3
 
Celtic4
 
 
 
Rangers0
 
Ayr United4
 
 
 
Arbroath1
 
Ayr United1
 
 
 
Rangers6
 
Fraserburgh0
 
 
 
Rangers3
 
Rangers4
 
 
 
Falkirk1
 
Formartine United0
 
 
 
Cove Rangers2
 
Cove Rangers1
 
 
 
Falkirk3
 
Livingston0
 
 
 
Falkirk1
 
Celtic2
 
 
 
Motherwell0
 
Dundee2 (1)
 
 
 
Inverness Caledonian Thistle2 (0)
 
Dundee0
 
 
 
Motherwell2
 
Motherwell2
 
 
 
Hamilton Academical0
 
Motherwell2
 
 
 
Heart of Midlothian1
 
Heart of Midlothian1
 
 
 
Hibernian0
 
Heart of Midlothian3
 
 
 
St Johnstone0
 
Albion Rovers0
 
 
 
St Johnstone4
 
Motherwell3
 
 
 
Aberdeen0
 
Kilmarnock1
 
 
 
Ross County0
 
Kilmarnock4
 
 
 
Brora Rangers0
 
East Fife0
 
 
 
Brora Rangers1
 
Kilmarnock1 (1) (2)
 
 
 
Aberdeen (a.e.t.)1 (1) (3p)
 
Aberdeen4
 
 
 
St Mirren1
 
Aberdeen4
 
 
 
Dundee United2
 
Alloa Athletic0
 
 
Dundee United1
 

Media coverageEdit

From round four onwards, selected matches from the Scottish Cup are broadcast live in the UK and Ireland 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; Sky Sports show both semi-finals live with one also on BBC Scotland, and both channels screen the final live.

The following matches are to be broadcast live on UK television:

Round BBC Scotland Sky Sports
Fourth Round Aberdeen v St Mirren Fraserburgh v Rangers
Heart of Midlothian v Hibernian
Fifth Round Celtic v Partick Thistle Ayr United v Rangers
Aberdeen v Dundee United
Quarter-Finals Motherwell v Heart of Midlothian Celtic v Greenock Morton
Rangers v Falkirk
Semi-Finals Motherwell v Aberdeen Motherwell v Aberdeen
Celtic v Rangers
Final Celtic v Motherwell Celtic v Motherwell

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