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Scottish War Emergency Cup

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The Scottish War Emergency Cup was a temporary competition held at the start of the Second World War, due to the suspension of the Scottish Cup by the SFA. It was held between February and May in 1940, the competition involved all sixteen League clubs still operating at the time, Cowdenbeath later withdrew which meant Dunfermline Athletic received a bye in the first round. Rangers beat Dundee United 1–0 in the Final.[1][2]

All match details are sourced to the Scottish Football Historical Archive.[1]

First round

Dunfermline Athletic received a bye in the first round due to Cowdenbeath's withdrawal.

First legs

24 February 1940 Albion Rovers 3–3 Aberdeen
Burke Goal Goal
Dempsey Goal
Ferguson Goal
Patillo Goal Goal
Attendance: 5,500
24 February 1940 Alloa 1–4 Rangers
Gillan Goal Duncanson Goal
Thornton Goal Goal
Waddell Goal
Attendance: 7,000
24 February 1940 Celtic 4–2 Raith Rovers
Crum Goal Goal
Divers Goal
Gould Goal
Murray Goal
Kinnear Goal
Attendance: 6,200
24 February 1940 Clyde 3–1 East Fife
Noble Goal
Wallace Goal Goal
Adams Goal Attendance: 4,500
24 February 1940 Dumbarton 4–3 Arbroath
Dunn Goal
Milne Goal
Lang Goal Goal
Miller Goal
Mudie Goal Goal
Attendance: 4,500
24 February 1940 Dundee 1–1 Third Lanark
McGillivray Goal Dewar Goal Attendance: 6,320
24 February 1940 Falkirk 5–0 Hibernian
Dawson Goal
Keys Goal Goal
Napier Goal
Carruthers Goal
Attendance: 7,060
24 February 1940 Hamilton Academical 7–1 Stenhousemuir
McIntyre Goal Goal
Wilson Goal Goal
McKerrell Goal
Harrison Goal Goal
Buchan Goal Attendance: 3,500
24 February 1940 St Johnstone 2–1 Heart of Midlothian
Lorimer Goal
Hird Goal
Brown Goal Attendance: 4,300
24 February 1940 Kilmarnock 1–0 Ayr United
Gallacher Goal Attendance: 8,630
24 February 1940 King's Park 4–6 Motherwell
Stewart Goal Goal
McDowall Goal
Ferrier Goal
McInally Goal
Wales Goal
McCulloch Goal
Wood Goal Goal
Bremner Goal
Attendance: 3,330
24 February 1940 Partick Thistle 2–4 Dundee United
Morrison Goal
Picken
Gardiner Goal
Adamson Goal Goal
Kerr Goal
Attendance: 5,210
24 February 1940 Queen's Park 3–2 Airdrieonians
Kyle Goal
Aitken Goal
Ferguson Goal
Gillick Goal
Reid Goal
Attendance: 7,650
24 February 1940 St Bernard's 1–5 Morton
Philp Goal McGarry Goal
Calder Goal Goal Goal
Milne Goal
Attendance: 5,070
24 February 1940 St Mirren 6–0 Queen of the South
Linwood Goal Goal Goal Goal
Caskie Goal Goal
Attendance: 10,000

Second legs

2 March 1940 Aberdeen 0–1
(3–4 agg.)
Albion Rovers
Bell Goal Attendance: 8,841
2 March 1940 Airdrieonians 3–1
(5–4 agg.)
Queen's Park
Flavell Goal
Mooney Goal
Reid Goal
Mitchell Goal Attendance: 8,000
2 March 1940 Arbroath 0–2
(3–6 agg.)
Dumbarton
Dunn Goal Goal Attendance: 2,150
2 March 1940 Ayr United 2–2
(2–3 agg.)
Kilmarnock
Marshall Goal
McKenzie Goal
Collins Goal
Thomson Goal
Attendance: 9,940
2 March 1940 Dundee United 1–1
(5–3 agg.)
Partick Thistle
Fraser Goal Sharp Goal Attendance: 8,000
2 March 1940 East Fife 1–0
(2–3 agg.)
Clyde
McLeod Goal Attendance: 3,100
2 March 1940 Heart of Midlothian 5–0
(6–2 agg.)
St Johnstone
Phillips Goal Goal
Briscoe Goal
Brook Goal
Attendance: 7,974
2 March 1940 Hibernian 4–0
(4–5 agg.)
Falkirk
Finnigan Goal
Nutley Goal Goal
Cuthbertson Goal
Attendance: 4,520
2 March 1940 Morton 5–0
(10–1 agg.)
St Bernard's
Calder Goal Goal Goal
Turnbull Goal
Martin Goal
Attendance: 3,400
2 March 1940 Motherwell 3–2
(9–6 agg.)
King's Park
Ogilvie Goal
Bremner Goal
Wood Goal
Binnie Goal
Black Goal
Attendance: 2,792
2 March 1940 Queen of the South 4–1
(7–4 agg.)
St Mirren
Connor Goal
Lang Goal Goal
Law Goal
Brady Goal Attendance: 3,800
2 March 1940 Raith Rovers 3–0
(5–4 agg.)
Celtic
Lyons Goal (o.g.) (o.g.)
Hume Goal
Tulip Goal
Attendance: 5,463
2 March 1940 Rangers 2–2
(6–3 agg.)
Alloa
Venters Goal
Waddell Goal
Rice Goal
Fitzsimmons Goal
Attendance: 8,000
2 March 1940 Stenhousemuir 4–1
(5–8 agg.)
Hamilton Academical
Buchan Goal Goal
Rodi Goal
Allan Goal
McIntyre Goal
2 March 1940 Third Lanark 3–1
(4–2 agg.)
Dundee
Sinclair Goal
Dewar Goal
Dykes Goal
Adam Goal

Second round

9 March 1940 Clyde 3–1 Dunfermline Athletic
Agnew Goal
Beaton Goal
McLaren Goal
Johnston Attendance: 7,000
9 March 1940 Dumbarton 0–2 Airdrieonians
Reid Goal
Flavell Goal
Attendance: 5,500
9 March 1940 Dundee United 7–1 Third Lanark
Gardiner Goal Goal
Kerr Goal
Milne Goal Goal Goal
Adamson Goal
Joyner Goal Attendance: 8,000
9 March 1940 Falkirk 0–0 Rangers
Attendance: 16,000
9 March 1940 Hamilton Academical 0–2 St Mirren
Deakin Goal
Brady Goal
Attendance: 8,000
9 March 1940 Heart of Midlothian 2–1 Raith Rovers
Phillips Goal
Walker Goal
Kinnear Goal Attendance: 9,951
9 March 1940 Kilmarnock 2–1 Albion Rovers
Collins Goal
McGrogan Goal
McKinlay Goal Attendance: 7,586
9 March 1940 Morton 1–1 Motherwell
Milne Goal Bremner Goal Attendance: 8,688

Replays

11 March 1940 Motherwell 5–2 Morton
McCulloch Goal Goal Goal
Ogilvie Goal
Bremner Goal
McPhie Goal
Keys Goal
Attendance: 8,600
11 March 1940 Rangers 3–2 Falkirk
Thornton Goal Goal
Venters Goal
Calder Goal
Fyfe Goal
Attendance: 46,000

Quarter-finals

Airdrieonians0–0Heart of Midlothian
Attendance: 14,000

Dundee United3–0Kilmarnock
Milne Goal
Fraser Goal
Gardiner Goal
Attendance: 14,000

Motherwell3–0Clyde
Bremner Goal Goal
McCulloch Goal
Attendance: 12,673

Rangers3–1St Mirren
Thornton Goal
McNee Goal
Smith Goal
Brady Goal
Attendance: 60,000

Replay

The match was abandoned after 117 minutes due to poor light.

Heart of Midlothian2–2 (a.e.t.)Airdrieonians
Carruth Goal
Baxter Goal
Reid Goal
Mooney Goal
Attendance: 19,949

Second replay

Heart of Midlothian3–4Airdrieonians
Walker Goal Goal (pen.)
Phillips Goal
Mooney Goal
Flavell Goal
Reid Goal
Farr Goal
Attendance: 20,000

Semi-finals

Rangers4–1Motherwell
Thornton Goal
Smith Goal Goal
Venters Goal
McCulloch Goal
Attendance: 50,000

Dundee United0–0Airdrieonians
Attendance: 22,000

Replay

Dundee United3–1Airdrieonians
Glen Goal
Adamson Goal
Dunsmore Goal
Reid Goal
Attendance: 22,000

Final

Rangers1–0Dundee United
Smith Goal [2]
Attendance: 75,000
Referee: W Webb

Teams

References

  1. ^ a b "Scottish War Emergency Cup". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Brian McColl. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Smith's late goal". The Glasgow Herald. 6 May 1940. p. 10. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ Rangers 1 Dundee Utd 0 | Emergency War Cup (Final), Arab Archive
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