2014–15 Scottish Youth Cup

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2014–15 Scottish FA Youth Cup
Little Big Shot Youth Cup
CountryScotland
Teams51
ChampionsCeltic
Runners-upRangers
Matches played34

The 2014–15 Scottish Youth Cup was the 32nd season of the Scottish Youth Cup, the national knockout tournament at youth level organised by the Scottish Football Association for its full and associate member clubs. The tournament was for the under-20 age group, to complement current youth development strategies, having formerly been an under-19 competition. Players born after 1 January 1995 were eligible to play.

Celtic won the cup, defeating Rangers after a 5-2 win in the final.[1][2]

Calendar[edit]

Round Match date Fixtures Clubs
First Round Sunday 31 August 2014 3 51 → 48
Second Round Sunday 28 September 2014 16 48 → 32
Third Round Sunday 2 November 2014 16 32 → 16
Fourth Round Sunday 7 December 2014 8 16 → 8
Quarter-finals 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sunday 3 May 2015 2 4 → 2
Final Wednesday 20 May 2015 1 2 → 1

Format[edit]

The sixteen clubs who reached the fourth round of the 2013–14 competition receive a bye to the third round of this season's tournament. The remaining twenty eight clubs enter the first round and are initially divided into three regional groups to reduce travelling. The tournament becomes an all-in national competition from the third round onwards.

First round[edit]

The draw for the first and second rounds took place in July 2013.[3]

Central Group[edit]

Two ties were drawn in this group with the following clubs receiving a bye to the second round:

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Falkirk 0 – 0 (a.e.t.)
(5 – 3 pens)
Stirling Albion
Stenhousemuir 4 – 1 Alloa Athletic

North Group[edit]

One tie was drawn in this group with all the following clubs receiving byes to the second round.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Cove Rangers Turriff United

South Group[edit]

No first round ties were drawn in this group with all the following clubs receiving byes to the second round.

Second round[edit]

Central Group[edit]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Falkirk 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(5 – 3 pens)
Airdrieonians
Spartans 4 – 2 Partick Thistle
Edinburgh City 1 – 4 Whitehill Welfare
Dundee United Dundee
Hamilton Academical Livingston
East Kilbride 3 - 2 Stenhousemuir
Clyde Dumbarton

North Group[edit]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Clachnacuddin 2 – 0 Keith
Cove Rangers 1 – 0 Brora Rangers
Forfar Athletic 1 – 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle
Inverurie Loco Works 7 – 9 Fraserburgh
Montrose 1 – 3 Banks O'Dee
Huntly 10 – 0 Lossiemouth
Ross County 0 – 2 Aberdeen

South Group[edit]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Dalbeattie Star 3 – 4 Selkirk
Annan Athletic 7 – 0 Threave Rovers

Third round[edit]

The following sixteen clubs entered at this stage by virtue of having reached the fourth round of last season's competition:

The third round draw was announced on 6 October 2014.[4]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Queen of the South 5 – 3 Forfar Athletic
Falkirk 1 – 3 St Mirren
Aberdeen 1 – 1 (a.e.t.)
(2 – 4 pens)
Hibernian
Dunfermline Athletic 5 – 1 Clyde
Ayr United 2 – 0 Cowdenbeath
Banks O'Dee 2 – 3 Selkirk
Dundee United 4 – 0 Formartine United
Raith Rovers 0 – 5 Greenock Morton
Rangers 4 – 0 Spartans
Clachnacuddin 0 – 9 Hamilton Academical
Celtic 2 – 0 Motherwell
Cove Rangers 0 – 3 St Johnstone
Annan Athletic 3 – 1 Fraserburgh
Heart of Midlothian 3 – 0 Whitehill Welfare
Kilmarnock 9 – 0 Huntly
East Kilbride 2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(7 – 6 pens)
Queen's Park

Fourth round[edit]

The draw for the fourth round took place on 26 November 2014 with ties played on 7 December 2014[5]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Greenock Morton 4 – 4 (a.e.t.)
(3 – 4 pens)
Queen's Park
Ayr United 7 – 1 Annan Athletic
Dundee United 0 – 3 Celtic
Hibernian 3 – 1 Kilmarnock
Queen of the South 0 – 2 Rangers
St Mirren 7 – 0 Heart of Midlothian
St Johnstone 2 – 0 Dunfermline Athletic
Hamilton Academical 10 – 0 Selkirk

Quarter-finals[edit]

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Celtic 2 – 1 Hamilton Academical
Ayr United 2 – 1 (a.e.t.) St Mirren
Rangers St Johnstone
Hibernian Queen's Park

Semi-finals[edit]

The ties for the semi finals were played on 3 and 7 May 2015.

Home Team  Score  Away Team
Rangers 1 – 0 Ayr United
Celtic 6 – 0 Hibernian

Final[edit]

Celtic5 – 2Rangers
Wardrop Goal 20'
Nesbitt Goal 26'Goal 71'Goal pen' (73)
Donnelly Goal 32'
BBC Sport Waters Goal og' (21)
Dykes Goal 89'
Attendance: 2000

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Celtic beat Rangers to win Scottish Youth Cup". BBC Sport. BBC. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Nesbitt the hat-trick hero as emphatic Celtic claim the Little Big Shot Youth Cup". Youth Football Scotland. 21 May 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
  3. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup first and second round draws". Scottish Football Association. 30 July 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup 2014/15 Third Round Draw". Scottish Football Association. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Scottish FA Youth Cup fourth round draw". Scottish Professional Football League. 26 November 2014. Retrieved 29 October 2014.