2011–12 Scottish League Cup

2011–12 Scottish Communities League Cup
Country  Scotland
Teams 42
Defending champions Rangers
Champions Kilmarnock
Runners-up Celtic

The 2011–12 Scottish League Cup was the 66th season of Scotland's second-most prestigious football knockout competition, the Scottish League Cup, also known as the Scottish Communities League Cup for sponsorship reasons. It was won by Kilmarnock


The competition is a single elimination knock-out competition. In each round, fixtures are determined by random draw, with the First Round to Third Round seeded according to last season's league positions (higher 50% of finishers drawn v lower 50% of finishers, alternating which is at home with each tie drawn).

Fixtures are played to a finish, with extra time and then penalties used in the event of ties. The competition is open to all clubs in the Scottish Premier League and Scottish Football League. Clubs involved in European competitions are given a bye to the third round to avoid congestion of fixtures.

Adjustments from the previous editions

The Cup is now sponsored by the Scottish Government.[1]


Fixtures and results

First round

The First round draw was conducted on Thursday 2 June 2011 at 2:15pm at Ravenscraig Sports Centre in Motherwell.[2] All matches were played on Saturday 30 July 2011 at 15:00.

Second round

The Second round draw took place at 1:00pm on Tuesday 2 August at the Highland Football Academy, Dingwall.[3] The ties are due to be played on Tuesday 23/ Wednesday 24 August 2011.

Third round

The Third round draw was conducted on Monday 29 August. The top 5 teams of last years Scottish Premier League will join the 11 winners from the second round. The 8 ties will be played on 20/21 September.

Seeded Teams: Aberdeen, Celtic, Dundee United, Heart of Midlothian, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Rangers and St Johnstone.

Unseeded Teams: Airdrie United, Ayr United, East Fife, Falkirk, Hibernian, Queen of the South, Ross County and St Mirren


The Quarter-finals draw was conducted on Thursday 22 September. The 4 ties will be played on 25/26 October.


The draw for the semi-finals took place at Hampden Park on 1 November 2011 at 2pm. Celtic beat Falkirk 3–1, while Ayr United took on Kilmarnock in an historic Ayrshire derby. Kilmarnock won 1–0. The Ayrshire derby was the first such game to take place in such a late stage of a major tournament.[4][5]



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