Southern League Cup (Scotland)

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Southern League Cup
Sport Football
Founded 1940
Ceased 1946
No. of teams 16
Country Scotland
Most titles Rangers (4)
Southern League
Scottish League Cup

The Southern League Cup was a regional Scottish football competition held during the Second World War, due to the suspension of national competitions. Held between 1940 and 1946,[1] the competition all teams from the Southern League and was played as four groups of four with the group winners forming the semi-finals. In the final season, due to additional teams, the competition doubled in size with quarter-finals for the eight group winners, as the war ended, regular league football returned in 1946, with the regional leagues and cups disbanded.

Rangers dominated the tournament, appearing in every final and winning four out of the six. Two times the winners were decided by which team had more corner kicks after the finals ended in draws.


Season Winner Score Runner-up Venue
1940–41 Rangers 4 – 2 (rep.) Heart of Midlothian Hampden Park
1941–42 Rangers 1 – 0 Morton Hampden Park
1942–43 Rangers 1 – 1
(11 – 3 corners)
Falkirk Hampden Park
1943–44 Hibernian[2] 0 – 0
(6 – 5 corners)
Rangers Hampden Park
1944–45 Rangers 2 – 1 Motherwell Hampden Park
1945–46 Aberdeen 3 – 2 Rangers Hampden Park


  1. ^ McColl, Brian. "Southern Football League Cup". Archived from the original on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2008. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 June 2008. Retrieved 4 March 2010. , Hibernian F.C. official website.

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