2010–11 Scottish Challenge Cup

2010–11 ALBA Challenge Cup
CountryScotland
Teams30
Defending championsDundee
ChampionsRoss County
Runners-upQueen of the South
Matches played29
Goals scored97 (3.34 per match)

The 2010–11 Scottish Challenge Cup, known as the ALBA Challenge Cup due to sponsorship reasons with MG Alba, was the 20th season of the competition, competed for by all 30 members of the Scottish Football League. The defending champions were Dundee, who defeated Inverness Caledonian Thistle 3–2 in the 2009 final. Dundee were knocked out in the second round after being defeated 4–1 by Stenhousemuir.

The Challenge Cup was won by Ross County who defeated Queen of the South 2–0 in the final at McDiarmid Park in Perth,[1] to win the cup for the second time in their history.

Schedule[]

Round First match date Fixtures Clubs
First round Sat/Sun 24/25 July 2010 14 30 → 16
Second round Tuesday 10 August 2010 8 16 → 80
Quarter-finals Sat/Sun 4/5 September 2010 4 8 → 4
Semi-finals Sat/Sun 9/10 October 2010 2 4 → 2
Final Sunday 10 April 2011[2] 1 2 → 1

Fixtures and results[]

First round[]


The first round draw took place on 27 May 2010.[3]

North and East region[]

Forfar Athletic received a random bye to the second round.[3]

Source: Scottish Football League

South and West region[]

Berwick Rangers received a random bye to the second round.[3]

Source: Scottish Football League

Second round[]


The second round draw was conducted on 27 July 2010 at Hampden Park.[4]

Source: Scottish Football League

Quarter-finals[]


The quarter-final draw was conducted on 12 August 2010 at Hampden Park.[5]

Forfar Athletic0–2Ross County
Bolochoweckyj Red card 59' Report Lawson Goal 11', Goal 70'
Scott Red card 56'
Station Park, Forfar
Attendance: 552
Referee: Alan Muir

Partick Thistle2–1Ayr United
Doolan Goal 3', Goal 33' Report Rodgers Goal 36'
Firhill Stadium, Glasgow
Attendance: 1,831
Referee: Stevie O'Reilly

Queen of the South5–0East Fife
Burns Goal 32', Goal 46', Goal 79'
Ovenstone Goal 64' (o.g.)
Harris Goal 90+2'
Report
Palmerston Park, Dumfries
Attendance: 1,751
Referee: Charlie Richmond

Peterhead3–1Stenhousemuir
Wyness Goal 9', Goal 50'
Gethans Goal 43'
Report Dalziel Goal 76'
Balmoor, Peterhead
Attendance: 442
Referee: Brian Colvin

Semi-finals[]


The semi-final draw was conducted on 9 September 2010 at Hampden Park.[6]

Peterhead1–2Queen of the South
Bavidge Goal 78' Report Reid Goal 66'
Holmes Goal 69'
Balmoor, Peterhead
Attendance: 1,003
Referee: Mike Tumilty

Ross County2 – 2 (a.e.t.)
(4 – 3 pen.)
Partick Thistle
Morrison Goal 54'
Barrowman Goal 88'
Report Kinniburgh Goal 8'
Boyle Goal 64'
Penalties
Brittain Penalty scored
Barrowman Penalty scored
Milne Penalty missed
Scott Penalty missed
Lawson Penalty scored
Craig Penalty scored
4–3 Penalty scored Cairney
Penalty missed Flannigan
Penalty scored Buchanan
Penalty scored Erskine
Penalty missed Boyle
Victoria Park, Dingwall
Attendance: 1,307
Referee: Steve Conroy

Final[]


Queen of the South0–2Ross County
Report Barrowman Goal 9'
Vigurs Goal 39'
McDiarmid Park, Perth
Attendance: 5,124
Referee: Euan Norris

References[]

  1. ^ Ross County claim Challenge Cup, BBC Sport. 12 April 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  2. ^ The match was rescheduled from November to April due to inclement weather
  3. ^ a b c The ALBA Challenge Cup, 2010/2011 – First Round Draw Archived 29 February 2012 at the Wayback Machine., Scottish Football League. 27 May 2010. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ "The ALBA Challenge Cup Second Round Draw". Scottish Football League. 27 July 2010. Retrieved 27 July 2010.
  5. ^ "The ALBA Challenge Cup Third Round Draw". Scottish Football League. 12 August 2010. Retrieved 12 August 2010.
  6. ^ "The ALBA Challenge Cup – Semi-finals Draw". Scottish Football League. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010.

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