Drybrough Cup

 

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The early 1970s saw the authorities begin to move away from their long-standing opposition to sponsorship. But they embraced commercialism only tentatively, refusing to allow companies to lend their name to existing tournaments. As a result those companies prepared to put some money into the game had to set up their own tournaments, of which the Drybrough Cup was one - the first sponsored competition exclusive to Scottish clubs.

The competition was established in 1971, a year after the similar Watney Cup had been introduced in England and was open to the clubs which scored the most League goals in the preceding season - the top four from the then two existing divisions - with the draw seeded so that top division clubs couldn't clash in the opening round.

It was played before the start of the traditional season and all competitions were done and dusted inside a week. There was none of the giant-killing associated with the Watney Cup (where Halifax Town knocked out the Manchester United of Best, Law and Charlton and the competition was won by Colchester United!) as all four top league sides - Aberdeen, Airdrieonians, Celtic and St Johnstone won their ties on Saturday July 31st 1971 and the Dons and the Celts triumphed in midweek semi-finals to clash at Pittodrie in the Final on August 7th.

This was an open, attractive match watched by around 25,000 which Aberdeen won 2-1 thanks to goals from a Joe Harper spot-kick and Davie Robb. John Hughes scored for Celtic.

Although ostensibly for an equal number of first and second division sides, unsurprisingly the two promoted teams - Partick Thistle and East Fife - were among the lower division's leading scorers. So, in reality there were six 1st Division sides taking part. The two lower league sides - Dumbarton and Arbroath - went on to win promotion in 1971-72.

The initial tournament was judged a success. Each entrant was guaranteed a minimum of 1,000 (a tidy sum for some clubs) out of the 25,000 pot the sponsors put up for grabs. Significantly though, even at this stage, Celtic were reluctant entrants. They felt it was a needless addition to the calendar and they had a point. In England the Watney Cup was played for by the highest scorers EXCLUDING teams who qualified for Europe or won promotion.

In 72-73 the four lower sides were again eliminated immediately but the competition was still a success - a total of 67,000 watched the opening round. The Final was scheduled for Hampden - probably in anticipation of an Old Firm clash - but it was an all-green affair as Celtic bested Aberdeen 3-2 in front of 40,000 at Parkhead in the semis while Hibernian crushed a full-strength Rangers (nine of the Cup-Winners Cup winning team plus Colin Jackson and Andy Penman) 3-0 before a crowd of 27,111.

But the competition had powerful detractors. None more so than Jock Stein who made his view quite clear in the match programme for the Aberdeen game: "I am one of those who are not really enamoured of this kind of cup-tie football at this time of year."

This could be construed as biting the hand that feeds you, except that Celtic, at that time, were well-enough fed as it was!

The Final was a thrilling affair where Celtic came back from two down at the interval to take the game to extra time before Hibernian triumphed 5-3. While the attendance of 49,462 was nowhere near filling Hampden, it wasn't a bad figure for the first week of August.

At the start of 1973-74 the four top division sides - all playing at home - won once again, thhoough Raith Rovers came close to an upset by taking Dundee to extra time. Attendances, other than at Dens Park, were pretty decent too. In the last four Celtic cruised past Dundee 4-0 with 26,000 inside Parkhead while at Easter Road, Hibs and Rangers again contested a Final spot. 28,089 saw the holders edge through 2-1 after extra time.

For the second successive season the Final was a Hibernian-Celtic affair. This time though it was a much poorer game as Hibernian retained the trophy in front of 49,204 thanks to the only goal of the game from Alan Gordon in extra time.

In 1974-75 it was as you were as the four top sides all won. And while there may have been a falling away in support from the Old Firm, interest was still strong elsewhere. This writer was one of the 13,272 in attendance at Easter Road to watch Hibernian beat Kilmarnock 2-1 on the unfeasibly early date for a football game of July 27th.

Once again the nearest thing to an upset was Dundee scraping through after extra time - this time against Queen of the South. Extra time was also required at Dens Park in the last four before Celtic won through to the Final while Rangers finally won at Easter Road, beating Hibs 3-2.

The first Old Firm final attracted 57,558 to Hampden to see an exciting encounter which left the teams deadlocked 2-2 after 120 minutes. Celtic finally got their hands on the trophy winning the penalty shoot-out 4-2.

After that the competition went into cold storage. Scottish football was restructured into three divisions at the end of the season, meaning two more League matches for the new Premier Division clubs. Coupled with the Old Firm's dislike it looked like the end.

But the Drybrough Cup made a brief comeback at the end of the decade. In 1979-80 it still held enough allure to encourage over 10,000 along to Rugby Park to see Rangers beat Kilmarnock in the last four before going on to record their only success in the tourney, defeating Celtic 3-1 in the Final in a match most memorable for a Davie Cooper goal when he received the ball on his chest with his back to goal, swivelled and flicked it past four Celtic defenders before scoring.

But this was a competition whose time had come and gone. Fittingly, the first winners were also the last as Aberdeen beat St Mirren 2-1 in the 1980-81 Final (the only one that the tourney's arch-opponents Celtic didn't feature in) at Hampden. But whereas the Dons first victory was celebrated, this triumph doesn't even merit a footnote as a recent history of the club states: "History shows 1980-81 to be a season in which the Dons had nothing to show in terms of silverware."

 

 

Winners

 

1971-72 Aberdeen

1972-73 Hibernian

1973-74 Hibernian

1974-75 Celtic

 

1975-1979 no competition

1979-80 Rangers

1980-81 Aberdeen

 

 

1971-72 Drybrough Cup

First Round

31st July 1971

Airdrieonians (2) 2 (D Whiteford 7, Busby 41)

Arbroath (0) 1 (Walker (76)

Att 3,000

Airdrieonians: McKenzie, Jonquin, Caldwell, Menzies, Delaney, D Whiteford, J Whiteford, Goodwin, Busby, Jarvie, Wilson. Subs - Young and Gourlay

Arbroath: Wilson, Milne, McKay, Cargill, Waddell, Walker, Sellars, Cant, Christianson, Payne, Robertson. Subs - Stewart and Gallagher

Referee: J Callaghan (Glasgow)

 

31st July 1971

Celtic (2) 5 Hood (22, Dalglish (28, 67, 69, 75)

Dumbarton (2) 2 (C Gallagher 8, Wilson 30)

Att 22,000

Celtic: Williams, Craig, Brogan, Callaghan, Connelly, Hay, Dalglish, Davidson, Macari, Hood, Hughes. Sub - Quinn

Dumbarton: Williams, McKay, Muir, Jenkins, Bolton, Graham, Coleman, C Gallagher, McCormack, Wilson, B Callagher. Sub - Paterson

Referee: JRP Gordon (Newport)

 

31st July 1971

East Fife (0) 0

Aberdeen (1) 3 G Buchan (22), Harper ( ), Graham ( )

Att 5,500

East Fife: Gorman, Duncan, Clarke, Cairns, Martin, Borthwick, Miller, Thomson, Hughes, Finlayson (Honeyman), McPhee. Sub - Gallagher

Aberdeen: Clark, Boel, Hermiston, Murray, Young, M Buchan, G Buchan, Robb, Harper, Willoughby, Graham. Subs - Taylor and Geoghan

Referee: RH Davidson (Airdrie)

 

31st July 1971

St Johnstone (0) 2 Hall (87, 89)

Partick Thistle (1) 1 Lawrie (42)

Att 6,500

St Johnstone: Donaldson, Lambie, Coburn, Gordon, Rennie, Rooney, Aird, Hall, Connolly, McPhee, Pearson. Subs Robertson and Aitken

Partick: Rough, Hansen, Glavin, Smith, Gray, Strachan, Lawrie, Coulston. Bone, A Rae, McQuade. Subs Dick and Forsyth

Referee: AFJ Webster (Falkirk)

Semi-final

4th August 1971

Airdrieonians (1) 1 Goodwin (44)

Aberdeen (0) 4 Delaney (og 55), G Buchan ( ), Willoughby (81), Robb (83)

Att

Airdrieonians: McKenzie, Jonquin, Caldwell, Menzies, Delaney, D Whiteford, J Whiteford, Goodwin, Busby, Jarvie, Wilson. Subs - Young and Gourlay

Aberdeen: Clark, Boel, Hermiston, Murray, Young, M Buchan, G Buchan (Forrest), Robb, Harper, Willoughby, Graham. Sub - Geoghan

Referee: EH Pringle (Edinburgh)

 

4th August 1971

Celtic (0) 4 Dalglish (49, 52, 83), Macari (72)

St Johnstone (1) 2 Aitken (43), Pearson (47)

At Firhill Park, att 25,000

Celtic: Marshall, Craig, Brogan (Hood), Hay, McNeill, Connelly, Dalglish, Callaghan, Macari, Davidson, Hughes. Sub - Williams and Hood

St Johnstone: Donaldson, Lambie, Coburn, Gordon (Pearson), Rennie, Rooney, Aird, Hall, Connolly, McPhee, Aitken. Sub - Robertson

Final

7th August 1971

Aberdeen (1) 2 Robb (20), Harper (pen 63)

Celtic (0) 1 Hughes (58)

At Pittodrie Park,att 25,000

Aberdeen: Clark, Boel, Hermiston, Murray, Young, M Buchan, G Buchan, Robb, Harper, Willoughby, Graham. Sub - McMillan

Celtic: Williams, Craig, Hay, Callaghan, McNeill, Connelly, Dalglish, Hood, Macari, Davidson (Johnstone), Hughes

Referee: LMD Foote (Glasgow)

 

 

 

1972-73 Drybrough Cup

First Round

29th July 1972

Aberdeen (1) 1 Harper (41)

St Mirren (0) 0

Att 16,000

Aberdeen: Clark, Willoughby, Hermiston, Murray, Boel, Young, Miller, Robb, Harper, Jarvie, Taylor. Subs - Groghegan and Wilson

St Mirren: Gilmour, Cleland, Munro, Millar, McQueen, Johntone, O'Neill, Blair, Storrie, McLeod, Prentice (Mckean). Sub - Stevenson

Referee: JRP Gordon (Newport)

 

29th July 1972

Celtic (1) 2 Callaghan (3), McNeill (53)

Dumbarton (1) 1 McCormack (33)

Att 40,000

Celtic: Williams, Brogan, Watt (Wilson), Murdoch, McNeill, Connelly, Davidson, Deans, Macari, Dalglish, Callaghan.

Dumbarton: Wigham, Jenkins, Wilkinson, Cushley, Bolton, Graham, Coleman, Gallagher, K Wilson, McCormack, D Wilson. Sub - Menzies

Referee: EH Pringle (Edinburgh)

 

29th July 1972

Hibernian (1) 4 Hamilton (37), Stanton (37), Gordon (86), Duncan (88)

Montrose (0) 0

Att 8,000

Hibernian: Herriot, Brownlie, Schaedler, Stanton, Black, McEwan, Hamilton, Edwards, Gordon, O'Rourke, Duncan. Subs - Hazel and Robertson

Montrose: Whisker, Martin, Maxwell, Thomson, D'Arcy, Lowe, Livingstone, Hutchinson, Third, Johnston, Cramond. Subs - Woodcock and Collins

Referee: R Gordon (Glasgow)

 

29th July 1972

Rangers (2) 3 Stein (1, 23), MacDonald (84)

Stirling Albion (0) 1 McPhee (49)

Att 25,000

Rangers: McCloy, Jardine, Mathieson, Greig, Jackson, Smith, McLean, Johnston, Stein, Conn (Penman), MacDonald. Sub - Neef

Stirling: Young, McAleer, Hancock, Henderson, McCarry, Carr, McPhee, Duffin, Steel, Stevenson, Lawson. Subs - MacMillan, Christie

Referee: RC Greenlees (Lochgelly)

Semi-final

2nd August 1972

Att 40,000

Celtic (1) 3 Johnstone (30), Wilson (108), Callaghan (120)

Aberdeen (1) 2 G Buchan 2

aet, 90 mins 1-1

Celtic: Williams, McGrain, Brogan, Murdoch, McNeill, Connelly, Johnstone, Dalglish, Deans (Wilson), Macari, Callaghan.

Aberdeen: Clark, Willoughby, Hermiston, Murray, Boel, Young, Miller, Robb, Harper, Jarvie, Taylor (G Buchan).

Referee: JW Paterson (Bothwell)

Replacement: H McCallum (Renton)

 

2nd August 1972

Att 27,111

Hibernian (1) 3 Stanton (44), Gordon (49, 70)

Rangers (0) 0

Hibernian: Herriot, Brownlie, Schaedler, Stanton, Black, Blackley, Edwards, Hazel, Gordon, Cropley, Duncan. Subs - O'Rourke

Rangers: McCloy, Jardine, Mathieson, Greig, Jackson, Conn, McLean, Johnston, Stein, Penman, MacDonald

Referee: JCB McRoberts (WIshaw)

 

Final

5th August 1972

At Hampden Park, att 49,462

Hibernian (2) 5 Gordon 2 (4, 21), O'Rourke (56, 95), Duncan (118)

Celtic (0) 3 McNeill (65), Johnstone 2 (77, 81)

aet, 90 mins 3-3

Celtic: Williams, McGrain, Brogan, Murdoch, McNeill, Connelly, Johnstone, Deans (Wilson 57), Macari, Dalglish, Callaghan.

Hibernian: Herriot, Brownlie, Schaedler, Stanton, Black, Blackley, Cropley, Hamilton (O'Rourke 88), Gordon, Hazel, Duncan

Referee: W Mullan (Dalkeith)

 

 

1973-74 Drybrough Cup

First Round

28th July 1973

Att 27,000

Celtic (3) 6 Dalglish (9), Lennox (23 pen, 42, 55, 85), McLaughlin (38)

Dunfermline Athletic (0) 1 Nelson (73)

Celtic: Hunter, McGrain, Hay (McCluskey 56), Murray, McNeill, Connelly, McLaughlin, Dalglish, Lennox, Callaghan (Hood 45),Lynch .

Dunfermline: Arrol, Leishman, Wallace, Thomson, McNicholl, Kinninmonth, Sinclair, Scott, Mackie, Shaw, Gillespie (Nelson). Sub - Hughes

Referee: JRP Gordon (Newport-on-Tay)

 

28th July 1973

Att 4,000

Dundee (0) 1 Selway (og 107)

Raith Rovers (0) 0

aet, 90 mins 0-0

Dundee: Allan, Gemmell, Johnston, Wilson, Stewart, Robinson, Anderson, L Scott, Duncan, Semale, Strachan. Subs - Pringle and Strachan

Raith: McDermott, W Brown, Hislop, Dempsey, Rogerson, Solway, Rice, Baker, Jack, Cooper, Duncan. Subs - Wallace and T Brown

Referee: EH Pringle (Edinburgh)

 

28th July 1973

Att 12,000

Hibernian (0) 2 Munro (57), Duncan (75)

St Mirren (0) 1 Third (61)

Hibernian: McArthur, Bremner, Schaedler, Stanton, Black, Blackley, Duncan, Edwards, Gordon, Munro, Cropley. Subs - O'Rourke and Higgins

St Mirren: Herriot, Mowbray, Clelland, Quinn, Johnston, Fitzpatrick, Miller, Third, McLeod, McKean. Subs - Dickson and Taylor

Referee: RH Davidson (Airdrie)

 

28th July 1973

Att 26,000

Rangers (1) 3 Parlane (44, 69), Hamilton (89)

Montrose (0) 0

Rangers: McCloy (Kennedy 73), Jardine, Mathieson, Greig (Hamilton 73), Jackson, Forsyth, McLean, Scott, Parlane, MacDonald, Young.

Montrose: Whisker, Martin, Mercer, O'Donnell, Markland, Lowe, Guthrie, Livingstone, Finlayson, Hutchison, Crammond. Subs - D'Arcy and Johnstone

Referee: E Thomson (Edinburgh)

Semi-final

31st July 1973

Att: 26,000

Celtic (1) 4 McLaughlin (25, 50), Lynch (55), Lennox (60)

Dundee (0) 0

Celtic: Hunter, McGrain, Brogan, Murray, McNeill, Connelly, McLaughlin (McCluskey), Dalglish (Hood), Lennox, Callaghan, Lynch.

Dundee: Allan, Gemmell, Johnstone, Wilson, Stewart, Robinson, Semple, Ford, Duncan, J Scott, Lambie. Subs - Pringle and Anderson

Referee: A Webster (Falkirk)

 

1st August 1973

Att 28,089

Hibernian (0) 2 Bremner (53, Higgins (102)

Rangers (0) 1 Parlane (54)

aet, 90 mins 1-1

Rangers: McCloy, Jardine, Mathieson, Greig, Johnstone, Forsyth, McLean, Scott, Parlane, MacDonald, Young. Subs - Denny and Hamilton

Hibernian: McArthur, Bremner, Schaedler, Stanton, Black, Blackley, Duncan, Edwards, Gordon (Higgins), Munro, Cropley. Sub - Smith

Referee: A Webster (Falkirk)

Final

4th August 1973

at Hampden Park, att 49,204

Hibernian (0) 1 Gordon (119)

Celtic (0) 0

aet, 90 mins 0-0

Celtic: Hunter, McGrain, Hay, Murray, McNeill, Connelly, McLaughlin (Brogan 76), Dalglish, Lennox, Callaghan, Lynch (Hood 63)

Hibernian: Herriot, Bremner, Scaedler, Stanton, Black, Blackley, Edwards (Smith 45), Higgins, Gordon, Munro (Cropley), Duncan.

Referee: A McKenzie (Larbert)

 

 

 

 

1974-75 Drybrough Cup

First Round

27th July 1974

Att 15,000

Airdrieonians (0) 2 Whiteford (74) Connaghan og (77)

Celtic (2) 4 Johnstone (19), Murray (26), Lennox (pen 58), Wilson (71)

Airdrie: McWilliams, Jonquin, Lapsley, Menzies, Cowan, McCulloch, McCann, Whireford, McRoberts, Franchetti, Wilson (Reynolds). Sub: McKinlay

Celtic: Connaghan, McCluskey, Brogan (McGrain), Murray, McNeill, Callaghan, Johnstone, Wilson, Hood, Davidson (McNamara), Lennox.

Referee: JR Smith (Edinburgh)

 

27th July 1974

Att 13,272

Hibernian (1) 2 Duncan (15), Harper (71)

Kilmarnock (0) 1 Fallis (84)

Hibernian: McArthur, Brownlie, Schaedler, Stanton, Spalding, Blackley, Edwards, Munro, Harper, Cropley, Duncan. Subs - Bremner and Gordon

Kilmarnock: Stewart, Maxwell, Robertson, McCulloch, Redman, McDicken, Cook, Fleming, Morrison, Sheed, Fallis. Subs - McSherry and Ferguson

Referee: JRP Gordon (Newport-on-Tay)

 

27th July 1974

Att 5,000

Queen of the South (1) 2 Renton (38)

Dundee (0) 3 Duncan 3

aet, 90 mins 2-2

Queens: Ball, Murray, McChesney, McLaren, Salton, Boyd, Miller, Renton, Reid, O'Hara, Donald. Subs - Hamilton and Bradley

Dundee: Allan, Gemmell, Johnston, Philip, Stewart (Caldwell), Pringle, Ford, Robinson, Duncan, J Scott, Lambie. Sub - I Scott

Referee: IMB Foote (Glasgow)

 

27th July 1974

Att 7,000

Stirling Albion (0) 0

Rangers (1) 2 Fyfe (30, 83)

Stirling: Young, Jones, Robinson, Clark, Nicol, McAleer (Carr), Setterington, Steel, Lawson, Duffin, Murphy. Subs - McPhee

Rangers: Kennedy, Mathieson, Jardine, Jackson, Denny, McLean, Hamilton, Parlane, O'Hara, Fyfe. Subs - Scott and Smith

Referee: E Thomson (Edinburgh)

Semi-final

Wednesday 31st July 1974

Att 14,354

Dundee (0) 1 Hutchison (61)

Celtic (0) 2 Deans (89), Brogan (101).

aet, 90 mins 1-1

Dundee: Allan, Gemmell, Johnston, Ford, Stewart (Caldwell), Philip, I Scott, Robinson, Hutchinson, J Scott, J Wilson (Lambie).

Celtic: Connaghan, McCluskey, Brogan, Murray, McNeill, Callaghan, Quinn, Johnstone, Hood (McLaughlin 90),Wilson (Deans 60), Lennox

Referee: A McKenzie (Larbert)

 

Wednesday 31st July 1974

Att 28,000

Hibernian (0) 2 Harper (62, 89)

Rangers (2) 3 MacDonald (23), Parlane (35), Fyfe (58)

Hibernian: McArthur, Brownlie, Schaedler, Stanton, Spalding, Blackley, Edwards, Munro (Higgins), Harper, Cropley, Duncan. Subs - Smith

Rangers: Kennedy, Jardine, Mathieson, O'Hara (Johnstone), Jackson, Denny, McLean, Scott, Parlane, MacDonald, Fyfe. Subs - Young

Referee: CH Hutton (Dunfermline)

Final

3rd August 1974

at Hampden Park att 57,558

Celtic (1) 2 Murray (30), Wilson (93).

Rangers (1) 2 Scorers: Scott (38), McCluskey (og 118)

aet, 90 mins 1-1. Celtic won 4-2 on penalties

Celtic: Connaghan, McCluskey, Brogan, Murray, McNeill, Callaghan, Johnstone, Dalglish, Hood (McNamara), Wilson, Lennox. Substitute - Deans

Rangers: Kennedy, Jardine, Miller, Greig (Denny, Jackson, Johnstone, McLean, Scott, Parlane, Fyfe, MacDonald (Young)

Referee: J.W. Paterson (Bothwell)

1975-1979 Drybrough Cup

No competition

 

 

 

 

 

1979-80 Drybrough Cup

First Round

28 July 1979

Att 4,480

Dundee United (2) 3 Kopel (19), Frye (27), Milne (62)

Dunfermline Athletic (0) 0

Dundee United: Graham, Stewart, Kopel, Fleming, Stark, Phillip, Milne, Sturrock, Frye, Narey, Payne

Dunfermline: Whyte, Rolland, Mercer, A Robertson, Borthwick, Thomson, McNaughton, R Robertson, Leonard, Sharp, Donnelly

Referee: D Murdoch (Motherwell)

 

28 July 1979

Att

Kilmarnock (0) 1 Street (66)

Aberdeen (0) 0

Kilmarnock: McCulloch, McLean, Robertson, J Clark, P Clarke, McDicken, Gibson, Maxwell, Bourke, Mauchlen, Street. Subs - Brown, Welsh, Jardine, Doherty, McBride

Aberdeen: Clark, Rougvie, Considine, Strachan, Garner, Miller, McGhee, Archibald, Sullivan, Jarvie (McLeish), Hamilton (Davidson). Subs - Leighton, McMaster and Cooper

Referee: K Hope (Glasgow)

 

28 July 1979

Att 15,000

Rangers (1) 1 A MacDonald (29)

Berwick Rangers (0)

Rangers: McCloy, Jardine, Dawson, Richardson, Jackson, Watson (Smith), McLean (J MacDonald), Russell, Johnstone, A MacDonald, Cooper.

Berwick: McLaren, Hancock, McLeod, Gregson, McKay, D Smith, Romaines, Georgeson, G Smith, Tait, Moves. Subs - I Smith and McLean

Referee: R Cuthill (Edinburgh)

 

30 July 1979

Att:18,000

Celtic (3) 5 Aitken (9), Davidson (33), MacDonald (40), McCluskey (53, pen 71)

Clydebank (0) 0

Celtic: Latchford, Sneddon, McGrain, Aitken, MacDonald, McAdam, Provan, (Lennox), Edvaldsson, McCluskey, MacLeod, Davidson (Mackie). Subs- Bonner, Conroy and Casey

Clydebank: Gallacher, Hall, Abel, Fallon, McLaughlin, McCormack, Sweeney, Hoston, Miller (McIntyre), Given, Colgan (Ross). Subs - Kenny, Gervaise, Sharkey

Referee: T White (Clarkston)

Semi-final

1 August 1979

Att 21,000

Celtic (1) 3 Provan (27), Doyle (88), McCluskey (104)

Dundee United (1) 2 Stewart (pen 44), Payne (79)

aet, 90 mins 2-2

Celtic: Latchford, Sneddon, McGrain, Aitken, MacDonald (Burns), McAdam, Provan, Edvaldsson, McCluskey, MacLeod, Davidson (Doyle). Subs- Bonner, Conroy and Lennox

Dundee United: Graham, Stewart, Kopel, Philip, Stark, Narey, Smith, Sturrock, Addison, Fleming, Payne. Subs - Dodds, Milne, Kirkwood and Ballantyne

Referee: E Pringle (Edinburgh)

 

1 August 1979

Att 10,035

Kilmarnock (0) 0

Rangers (0) 2 J MacDonald (65, )

Kilmarnock: McCulloch, McLean, Robertson, J Clark, P Clarke, McDicken, Gibson, Maxwell, Bourke, Mauchlen, Street. Subs - Brown, Welsh, Jardine, Doherty, McBride

Rangers: McCloy, Jardine, Dawson, Richardson, Jackson, Smith, McLean (J MacDonald), Russell, Johnstone, A MacDonald, Cooper. Subs - Watson, Miller, Parlane and Kennedy

Referee: T Muirhead (Stenhousemuir)

Final

4 August 1979

At Hampden Park, att 40,609

Rangers (2) 3 J MacDonald (13), Jardine (25), Cooper (78)

Celtic (0) 1 Lennox (84)

Rangers: McCloy, Miller, Dawson, Jardine, Jackson, Watson, Cooper (Smith), Russell (Johnstone), Parlane, Smith, A MacDonald, J MacDonald. Subs: Kennedy, MacKay and McLean

Celtic: Latchford, Sneddon, McGrain, Aitken, MacDonald, McAdam, Provan, MacLeod, McCluskey (Lennox), Burns, Doyle. Subs: Bonner, Edvaldsson, Davidson and Conroy

Referee: R B Ballantyne (Dundee)

 

 

1980-81 Drybrough Cup

First Round

26 July 1980

Att 5,400

St Mirren (0) 2 Stark (47), Logan (69)

Falkirk (0) 1 McRoberts (55)

St Mirren: Thomson, Dunlop, Abercrombie, Richardson, Fulton, Copland, Stark, McCormack, Somner, Logan, Weir

Falkirk: G Watson, Stevenson, Nicol, Oliver, Brown, Hay, Perry, D Watson, Spence, McRoberts, Leetion

Referee: M Delaney (Cleland)

 

26 July 1980

Att 9,000

Aberdeen (2) 4 Scanlon (32, , ), Watson ( )

Airdrieonians (0) 1 McGuire

Aberdeen: Leighton, Kennedy, Rougvie, Watson, McLeish, Miller, Strachan, McMaster, McGhee, Jarvie (Hewitt), Scanlon.

Airdrieonians: McGarr, Veitch, Hamilton, McCulloch, March, Anderson, Walker, Clark, Russell, Gordon, McGuire

Referee: D Ramsay (Edinburgh)

 

26 July 1980

Att 2,965

Morton (3) 4 Ritchie (5 pen), Thomson (13, 38), Tolmie (60)

Albion Rovers (0) 2 Franchetti (70), Ross (82)

Morton: Baines, Wilkie, Holmes, Orr, McLaughlin, McLaren, McNeill, Rooney, Thomson, Tolmie, Ritchie

Albion: Balavage, Martin, Hamill, Meikle, Leishman, Main, Gillespie, Allan, Franchetti, Houston, Brand. Sub - Ross

Referee: AG McFaull (Glasgow)

 

27 July 1980

Att 16,000

Celtic (0) 0

Ayr United (0) 1 Morris (87 mins)

Celtic: Latchford, Sneddon, McGrain, Aitken, Conroy, MacLeod, Provan, Sullivan (Weir), McGarvey, MacLeod, McCluskey (Halpin)

Ayr: Rennie, Shanks, Nicol, McSherry, McAllister, Fleeting, Frye, Love, Morris, Connor, Christie. Subs - Hendry and Cashmore

Referee: E Pringle (Edinburgh)

Semi-final

30 July 1980

Att 6,000

St Mirren (0) 2 Somner (pen 56), Logan (75)

Ayr United (0) 1 Morris (55)

St Mirren: Thomson, Dunlop, Abercrombie, Richardson, Fulton, Copland, Stark, McCormack, Somner, Logan, Weir

Ayr: Rennie, Shanks, Nicol, McSherry, McAllister, Fleeting, Frye, Love, Morris, Connor, Christie

K Hope (Glasgow)

 

30 July 1980

Att 4.068

Morton (1) 2 Thomson (42), Scott (89)

Aberdeen (1) 4 Strachan (pen 10), Scanlon (79, ), McGhee ( )

aet, 90 mins 2-2

Morton: Baines, Wilkie, Holmes, Orr, McLaughlin, McLaren (Scott), McNeill, Rooney, Thomson, Tolmie, Ritchie. Sub - Hutchison

Aberdeen: Leighton, Kennedy, Rougvie, Watson, McLeish, Miller, Strachan, McMaster, McGhee, Jarvie (Cowan), Scanlon. Sub - Bell

Referee: DS Downie (Edinburgh)

 

Final

2 August 1980

at Hampden Park, att 6,994

Aberdeen (0) 2 Jarvie (74), Cowan (83)

St Mirren (0) 1 Somner (pen 68)

Aberdeen: Leighton, Kennedy, McMaster, Watson, McLeish, Miller, Strachan, Bell (Hewitt), McGhee, Jarvie, Scanlon (Cowan)

St Mirren: Thomson, Beckett, Abercrombie, Richardson, Fulton, Copland, Stark, McCormack, Somner (McDougall), Logan, Weir

Referee: IMD Foote (Glasgow)