2000–01 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2000–01 Bell's Challenge Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 30
Champions Airdrieonians
Runners-up Livingston
Matches played 29
Goals scored 97 (3.34 per match)

The 2000–01 Scottish Challenge Cup was the 10th season of the competition, which was also known as the Bell's Challenge Cup for sponsorship reasons. It was competed for by the 30 member clubs of the Scottish Football League. The defending champions were Alloa Athletic, who defeated Inverness Caledonian Thistle 5–4 on penalties in the 1999 final.[1]

The final was played on 19 November 2000,[2] between Airdrieonians and Livingston at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld. Airdrieonians won 3–2 on penalties after a 2–2 draw after extra time,[2] to win the tournament for the second time after winning it in 1994.

Schedule

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Tuesday 15 August 2000 14 30 → 16
Second round Tue 29 Aug/Sat 2 September 2000 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Tuesday 12/19 September 2000 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Tuesday 26 September 2000 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 19 November 2000 1 2 → 1

First round

Hamilton Academical and Stenhousemuir received random byes into the second round.

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Soccerbase
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Second round

Home team Score Away team Additional information

Source: Soccerbase
a.e.t. = after extra time; agg. = aggregation score; pen. = decision by penalties.

Quarter-finals

12 September 2000
East Stirlingshire 4–0 Stenhousemuir
Ferguson Goal 1'
Hislop Goal 2'
Hislop Goal 3'
Davidson (O.G) >Goal 4'
Report
Firs Park, Falkirk

12 September 2000
Livingston 3–1 Brechin City
McCormick Goal 47'
Britton Goal 66'
Keith Goal 85'
Report Leask Goal 23'
Almondvale Stadium, Livingston

12 September 2000
Stranraer 3–2 Arbroath
Harty Goal 10', Goal 36'
Geraghty Goal 16'
Report Mercer Goal 45'
McGlashan Goal 48'
Stair Park, Stranraer

19 September 2000
Airdrieonians 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 3 pen.)
Clydebank
Prest Goal 55' Report Jacquin Goal 65'

Semi-finals

26 September 2000
Livingston 2–1 East Stirlingshire
Bingham Goal 21' (pen.)
Anderson Goal 44'
Report McKechnie Goal 4'
Almondvale Stadium, Livingston

26 September 2000
Stranraer 2 – 4 (a.e.t.) Airdrieonians
Harty Goal 8'
George Goal 20'
Report Prest Goal 3'
Fernández Goal 10'
Taylor Goal 101'
McKeown Goal 113'
Stair Park, Stranraer

Final

19 November 2000
15:00
Airdrieonians 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(3 – 2 pen.)
Livingston
Prest Goal 28'
McGuire Goal 78'
Report Crabbe Goal 15'
Anderson Goal 50'
Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Attendance: 5,623
Referee: J Rowbotham

References

  1. Scottish Challenge Cup 1999–2000, statto.com. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scottish Challenge Cup 2000/01, Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 June 2011.

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