1994 Scottish Challenge Cup Final

1994 Scottish Challenge Cup Final
Event1994–95 Scottish Challenge Cup
After extra time[1]
Date6 November 1994
VenueMcDiarmid Park, Perth
RefereeH. Williamson (Renfrew)[2]

The 1994 Scottish Challenge Cup Final, also known as the B&Q Cup Final for sponsorship reasons,[1] was an association football match between Dundee and Airdrieonians on 6 November 1994 at McDiarmid Park in Perth.[2][3] It was the fifth final of the Scottish Challenge Cup since it was first organised in 1990 to celebrate the centenary of the Scottish Football League.

The match was Dundee's first national cup final since winning the inaugural tournament in 1990 whilst it was Airdrieonians's first in only two years since contesting the 1992 Scottish Cup Final. The tournament was contested by clubs below the Scottish Premier Division, with both finalists from the First Division.

Route to the final[]

Round Opposition Score
First round Arbroath (a) 5–0
Second round Inverness Caledonian Thistle (a) 1–1 (a.e.t.) Dundee won on penalties
Quarter-final Morton (h) 2–1
Semi-final Dunfermline Athletic (a) 2–1


Dundee faced a trip to Arbroath in the first round which saw the team triumph 5–0 winners.[4] The second round was another game on the road against Inverness Caledonian Thistle. With the game tied 1–1 after extra time, the game went to penalties with Dundee emerging victorious.[4] to progress to the quarter-finals. A first home game of the tournament saw Morton travel to Dens Park, with the home team winning 2–1.[4] The reward for reaching the semi-final was a third away game with the opponents in the form of Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park. Dundee won 2–1[4] to book a place in the final. This was Dundee's second appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup Final since winning the competition in its inaugural year in 1990.[4]


Round Opposition Score
First round Berwick Rangers (h) 3–1
Second round Raith Rovers (h) 1–1 (a.e.t.) Airdrie won on penalties
Quarter-final Ayr United (h) 2–0
Semi-final Clydebank (h) 3–0

The first round draw paired Airdrieonians with Berwick Rangers at home with The Diamonds producing a 3–1 win.[4] Raith Rovers were the opposition in the second round at Excelsior Stadium. With the scores tied at 1–1 after extra time, the game went to penalties and Airdrie emerged winners.[4] The reward for reaching the quarter-final stage was another home game with the opposition being Ayr United and again Airdrieonians winning 2–0.[4] The semi-final draw again resulted in Airdrieonians playing another home game, with Clydebank the opposition provided, Airdrieonians won by 3 goals to 0,[4] to keep their second clean sheet of the tournament and progress to the Scottish Challenge Cup Final for the first time since its inauguration in 1990.[4]



Airdrieonians played all four of their games preceding the final at home, in the process scoring nine goals and conceding two. On the other hand, Dundee played only one game at home with the other three played on the road, whilst scoring a total of ten goals and conceding three. Airdrieonians kept two clean sheets over Dundee's one. This was the first appearance in the Scottish Challenge Cup Final for Airdrieonians but the second appearance for Dundee since winning the competition in its inaugural year in 1990.[4]


Britton Goal
Hay Goal (o.g.)
Report Boyle Goal
Harvey Goal
A. Smith Goal
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 8,884
Referee: H. Williamson (Renfrew)


GK   France Michel Pageaud
DF   Scotland John McQuillan
DF   Scotland Kevin Bain
MF   Scotland Ray Farningham
DF   Scotland Jim Duffy
MF   Denmark Morten Wieghorst
FW   Scotland George Shaw
DF   Czech Republic Dusan Vrto
FW   Scotland Paul Tosh Substituted off
FW   Scotland Gerry Britton
MF   Scotland Neil McCann
FW   Scotland Jim Hamilton Substituted in
? ?
? ?
Scotland Jim Duffy
GK   Scotland John Martin
DF   Scotland Sandy Stewart Substituted off
DF   Scotland Paul Jack
DF   Scotland Jimmy Sandison
DF   Scotland Graham Hay
MF   Scotland Kenny Black
MF   Scotland Jimmy Boyle
MF   Scotland John Davies
FW   England Steve Cooper
MF   Scotland Paul Harvey
MF   Scotland Alan Lawrence Substituted off
DF   Scotland Tony Smith Substituted in
FW   Scotland Andy Smith Substituted in
? ?
Scotland Alex MacDonald

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.


  1. ^ a b The Scottish Football League Challenge Cup Final Results, scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Bell's Cup, scottishfootballleague.com. Scottish Football League. 2 November 2005. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
  3. ^ "Scottish League Challenge Cup Finals". RSSSF. Retrieved 18 March 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Scottish Challenge Cup, statto.com. Retrieved 2011-06-16.