1968 Scottish Cup Final

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1968 Scottish Cup Final
Event1967–68 Scottish Cup
Date27 April 1968
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeWillie Anderson

The 1968 Scottish Cup Final was played on 27 April 1968 at Hampden Park in Glasgow and was the final of the 83rd staging of the Scottish Cup. Dunfermline Athletic and Hearts contested the match. Dunfermline Athletic won the match 3–1 with goals from two goals from Pat Gardner and a goal from Ian Lister, Hearts got on the scoresheet through a John Lunn own goal.

The game was Dunfermline's second and most recent Scottish cup triumph.

In a thrilling and open game, Hearts had the bulk of the play in the first half but were unable to press home their advantage, so the first half finished goalless.[1] In the second half Dunfermline came out strongly, attacking down the wings and troubling Heart's defence. Dunfermline went ahead in the 56th minute with a goal from Gardner. Three minutes later Hearts goalkeeper Cruickshank pulled down Paton, Lister scored the penalty to make it 2-0.[1] Five minutes later Hearts replaced Jensen with Moller, this paid dividends as soon after Moller's cross was deflected into the box by Dunfermline's Lunn to make it 2-1.[1] However Hearts' revival was short lived as Gardner scored a spectacular goal in the 73rd minute to make it 3-1.[1]


Dunfermline Athletic3 – 1Heart of Midlothian
Pat Gardner Goal Goal
Ian Lister Goal (pen.)
Report (Page 10) John Lunn Goal (o.g.)
Attendance: 56,366
Referee: Willie Anderson


GK Denmark Bent Martin
DF Scotland Willie Callaghan
DF Scotland John McGarty
DF Scotland Roy Barry
DF Scotland John Lunn
MF Scotland Ian Lister
MF Scotland Tommy Callaghan
MF Scotland Hugh Robertson
MF Scotland Alex Edwards
FW Scotland Pat Gardner
FW Scotland Bert Paton
Scotland George Farm
GK Scotland Jim Cruickshank
DF Scotland Ian Sneddon
DF Scotland Alan Anderson
DF Scotland Eddie Thomson
DF Scotland Arthur Mann
MF Norway Roald Jensen Substituted off ?'
MF Scotland George Miller
MF Scotland Jim Townsend
MF Scotland Tommy Traynor
FW Scotland Donald Ford
FW Scotland Jim Irvine
FW Denmark Rene Moller Substituted in ?'
Scotland John Harvey


  1. ^ a b c d "Teamwork triumphs in final", Glasgow Herald, Glasgow, p. 10, 29 April 1968

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