2001–02 Scottish Challenge Cup

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2001–02 Bell's Challenge Cup
Country Scotland
Teams 30
Champions Airdrieonians
Runners-up Alloa Athletic
Matches played 29
Goals scored 103 (3.55 per match)

The 2001–02 Scottish Challenge Cup was the 11th 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 Airdrieonians, who defeated Livingston 3–2 on penalties in the 2000 final.[1]

The final was played on 14 October 2001,[2] between Airdrieonians and Alloa Athletic at Broadwood Stadium in Cumbernauld. Airdrieonians won 2–1,[2] to win the tournament for a third time after winning the 1994 and 2000 finals.

Schedule

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Tuesday 7 August 2001 14 30 → 16
Second round Tuesday 14 August 2001 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Tuesday 21 August 2001 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Tuesday 28 August 2001 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 14 October 2001 1 2 → 1

First round

Clydebank and Dumbarton received random byes into the second round.

Home team Score Away team Additional information

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

Second round

Home team Score Away team Additional information

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

Quarter-finals

21 August 2001
19:30 BST
Alloa Athletic 4 – 3 (a.e.t.) Stranraer
Fisher Goal 16'
Little Goal 25'
Hamilton Goal 44'
Curran Goal 119'
Report Gallagher Goal 33', Goal 71'
Jenkins Goal 57'
Recreation Park, Alloa
Attendance: 450
Referee: Mike McCurry

21 August 2001
19:30 BST
Clyde 1–0 Partick Thistle
Keogh Goal 58' Report Hardie Red card 63'
Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Attendance: 2,835
Referee: Willie Young

21 August 2001
19:30 BST
Clydebank 1–2 Airdrieonians
Burke Goal 40' (pen.) Report McPherson Goal 10'
Coyle Goal 31'
Strathclyde Homes Stadium, Dumbarton
Attendance: 456
Referee: Kevin Toner

21 August 2001
19:30 BST
Ross County 0–2 Brechin City
Report Grant Goal 17'
Kernaghan Goal 83'
Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 1,209
Referee: I Fyfe

Semi-finals

28 August 2001
19:30 BST
Airdrieonians 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 3 pen.)
Brechin City
Roberts Goal 23' Report Fotheringham Goal 87'
New Broomfield, Airdrie
Referee: Hugh Dallas

28 August 2001
19:30 BST
Clyde 0–1 Alloa Athletic
Report Hutchison Goal 55'
Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Attendance: 1,197
Referee: John R. Underhill

Final

14 October 2001
15:00
Airdrieonians 2–1 Alloa Athletic
Coyle Goal 76'
Roberts Goal 85'
Report Evans Goal 90'
Broadwood Stadium, Cumbernauld
Attendance: 4,548
Referee: Mike McCurry

References

  1. Scottish Challenge Cup 2000–01, statto.com. Retrieved 28 June 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Scottish Challenge Cup 2001/02, Soccerbase. Retrieved 28 June 2011.

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