1978–79 Scottish Cup

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1978–79 Scottish Cup
Country Scotland
Champions Rangers
Runners-up Hibernian

The 1978–79 Scottish Cup was the 94th staging of Scotland's most prestigious football knockout competition. The Cup was won by Rangers who defeated Hibernian in the twice replayed final.

First round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dunfermline Athletic 2 – 2 Albion Rovers
Falkirk 2 – 0 Keith
Gala Fairydean 1 – 3 Cowdenbeath
Meadowbank Thistle 1 – 1 Inverness Caledonian
Threave Rovers 0 – 2 East Stirlingshire
Vale of Leithen 1 – 4 Forfar Athletic

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Albion Rovers 2 – 3 Dunfermline Athletic
Inverness Caledonian 0 – 3 Meadowbank Thistle

Second round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Inverness Thistle 0 – 4 Falkirk
Forfar Athletic 1 – 2 Berwick Rangers
East Stirlingshire 2 – 3 Spartans
Cowdenbeath 0 – 0 Alloa Athletic
Peterhead 2 – 3 Queen’s Park
East Fife 2 – 1 Brechin City
Meadowbank Thistle 2 – 1 Stenhousemuir
Stranraer 1 – 1 Dunfermline Athletic

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 0 Stranraer
Alloa Athletic 2 – 0 Cowdenbeath

Third round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dundee United 0 – 2 St Mirren
Dundee 1 – 0 Falkirk
Dumbarton 1 – 0 Alloa Athletic
Greenock Morton 1 – 1 St Johnstone
Stirling Albion 0 – 2 Partick Thistle
Ayr United 4 – 0 Queen of the South
Rangers 3 – 1 Motherwell
Clyde 1 – 5 Kilmarnock
Clydebank 3 – 3 Queen’s Park
Meadowbank Thistle 2 – 1 Spartans
Montrose 2 – 4 Celtic
Dunfermline Athletic 1 – 1 Hibernian
Raith Rovers 0 – 2 Hearts
Arbroath 0 – 1 Airdrieonians
East Fife 0 – 1 Berwick Rangers
Hamilton Academical 0 – 2 Aberdeen

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
St Johnstone 2 – 4 Greenock Morton
Hibernian 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic
Queen’s Park 0 – 1 Clydebank

Fourth round[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Dundee 4 – 1 St Mirren
Hearts 1 – 1 Greenock Morton
Celtic 3 – 0 Berwick Rangers
Dumbarton 3 – 1 Clydebank
Partick Thistle 3 – 0 Airdrieonians
Aberdeen 6 – 2 Ayr United
Meadowbank Thistle 0 – 6 Hibernian
Rangers 1 – 1 Kilmarnock

Replays[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Greenock Morton 0 – 1 Hearts
Kilmarnock 0 – 1 Rangers

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Aberdeen 1 – 1 Celtic
Dumbarton 0 – 1 Partick Thistle
Hibernian 2 – 1 Hearts
Rangers 6 – 3 Dundee

Replay[edit]

Home team Score Away team
Celtic 1 – 2 Aberdeen

Semi-finals[edit]

Partick Thistle 0 – 0 Rangers
Attendance: 26,232

Hibernian 2 – 1 Aberdeen
Gordon Rae Goal 37'
Ally McLeod Goal 43' (pen.)
Steve Archibald Goal 28'
Attendance: 9,387
Referee: Bob Valentine

Replay[edit]


Rangers 1 – 0 Partick Thistle
Attendance: 32,300

Final[edit]

Rangers 0 – 0 Hibernian
Attendance: 50,610
Referee: Brian McGinlay

Replay[edit]

Rangers 0 – 0 Hibernian
Attendance: 33,504
Referee: Brian McGinlay

Second Replay[edit]

Rangers 3 – 2 Hibernian
Derek Johnstone Goal Goal
Arthur Duncan Goal (o.g.)
Tony Higgins Goal
Ally MacLeod Goal
Attendance: 30,602
Referee: Ian Foote

Events[edit]

Inverness Thistle's match against Falkirk became famous in Scotland due to the fact that the game was postponed 29 times, It was originally supposed to be played on January 6 in Inverness at Kingsmills Park due to ice and snow, and was eventually played on February 22 once it was deemed suitable, where Falkirk won the game 4-0, and were eventually put out by Dundee 3 days later.,[1] though it was a few postponements short of beating the record of 33 games by Airdrieonians and Stranraer set 16 years earlier due to similar circumstances during the Winter of 1962–63 in the United Kingdom where football matches were called off due to snowstorms.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dart, James (2006-03-21). "The most postponed game ever". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-08-23.