2011 Scottish Youth Cup Final

2011 Scottish Youth Cup Final
Event2010–11 Scottish Youth Cup
Date27 April 2011
VenueHampden Park, Glasgow
RefereeJohn Beaton
Attendance9,427
2010
2012

The 2011 Scottish Youth Cup Final was the final match of the 2010–11 Scottish Youth Cup, the 27th season of the Scottish Youth Cup. It was played by the U19 sides of Old Firm rivals Celtic and Rangers.

Route to the Final[]

Celtic[]

Round Opposition Score
Third Round Dundee 6–1
Fourth Round Airdrie United 5–1
Quarter-final Stenhousemuir 4–0
Semi-final Livingston 3–0

Celtic entered the competition in the third round. They began their campaign against Dundee winning 6–1 at Lennoxtown, thanks to goals from Patrik Twardzik, Callum Bagshaw, Callum McGregor, Stephen O'Donnell and Liam Gormley (2).[1] Celtic then played Airdrie United again at Lennoxtown. Goals by James Keatings, Callum McGregor, Filip Twardzik, Patrik Twardzik and Liam Gormley gave The Bhoys a comfortable 5–1 win.[2] In the quarter final, Celtic played Stenhousemuir again taking place at Lennoxtown. It took Celtic until the 43rd minute to break the deadlock through James Keatings, the other goals came from Filip Twardzik, Liam Gormley and Bahrudin Atajić therefore Celtic ran out 4–0 winners.[3] Celtic then took on Livingston in the semi-finals, yet another home match, however, this time the match took place at Celtic Park with Celtic running out 3-0 winners courtesy of goals from Filip Twardzik and James Keatings (2).[4]

This Youth Cup final was the 15th in Celtic's history. They had won 10 of them prior to this final, the last in 2010, which means Celtic are the most successful team in the history of the tournament.

Rangers[]

Round Opposition Score
Third Round Deveronvale 13–0
Fourth Round Hamilton Academical 3–2
Quarter-final Ayr United 6–2
Semi-final Hibernian 1–0

Rangers entered the competition in the third round. They began their campaign against Deveronvale emphatically winning 13–0 at Rangers Training Centre, thanks to goals from Max Wright (4), Kal Naismith (4), Rhys McCabe (3), Robbie Crawford and Darren Cole.[5] Rangers then played Hamilton Academical again at Rangers Training Centre. Goals by Kane Hemmings (2) (1st pen.), and Max Wright gave The Gers a 3-2 win.[6] In the quarter final, Rangers played Ayr United, this time it was an away match, taking place at Somerset Park. Rangers eventually won 6-2 after being 2-1 down at half-time, scorers for Rangers were Andy Mitchell (2), Kal Naismith, Kyle McAusland, Rhys McCabe and Dylan McGeouch.[7] Rangers then took on Hibernian in the semi-finals, another home match, however, this time the match took place at Ibrox with Rangers running out narrow 1-0 winners courtesy of a goal from Chris Hegarty.[8]

This Youth Cup final was the 13th in Rangers' history. They had won 5 of them prior to this final, the last in 2008, which means Rangers are the second-most successful team in the history of the tournament.

Match details[]

Celtic2 – 1 (a.e.t.)Rangers
Spence Goal 71'
Gormley Goal 109'
Celtic FC
Rangers FC
BBC Sport
McCabe Goal 87'
Hampden Park, Glasgow
Attendance: 9,427
Referee: John Beaton
Celtic
Rangers
CELTIC:
GK Australia Nick Feely
RB 45 Scotland Lewis Toshney
CB 43 Scotland Kieran Brennan
CB England Matty Hughes (c)
LB Scotland Stephen O'Donnell
RM Scotland Callum Bagshaw
CM Australia Jackson Irvine
CM 53 Czech Republic Patrik Twardzik Substituted off 107'
LM 43 Scotland Greig Spence Substituted off 82'
CF 56 Czech Republic Filip Twardzik
CF Scotland Callum McGregor
Substitutes:
GK Scotland Robbie Thomson
CF Scotland Liam Gormley Substituted in 107'
CF 35 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bahrudin Atajić Substituted in 82'
DF 42 Scotland Marcus Fraser
CF 57 Scotland Islam Feruz
Manager:
Scotland Stephen Frail
RANGERS:
GK 44 Scotland Gary Inglis
RB 56 Scotland Kyle McAusland
CB 47 Northern Ireland Chris Hegarty
CB 45 Scotland Darren Cole
LB 80 Scotland Robbie McIntyre
RM 62 Scotland Adam Hunter
CM 71 Scotland Gregor Fotheringham Substituted off 50'
CM 46 Scotland Gordon Dick Substituted off
LM 48 England Kane Hemmings (c) Substituted off
CF 51 Scotland Rhys McCabe
CF 52 Scotland Kal Naismith
Substitutes:
GK 43 Northern Ireland Wayne Drummond
MF 50 Northern Ireland Andrew Mitchell Substituted in
MF 54 Poland Kamil Wiktorski
MF 70 Scotland Robbie Crawford Substituted in 50'
DF 63 Scotland Ewan McNeil Substituted in
Manager:
Scotland Billy Kirkwood

MATCH OFFICIALS

  • Referee: John Beaton
  • Assistant Referee 1: Gavin Duncan
  • Assistant Referee 2: Steven Reid
  • Fourth Official: Barry Cook

MATCH RULES

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions

References[]

  1. ^ "Under-19s begin defence of Youth Cup in style". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  2. ^ "Five-star youths progress in cup". Archived from the original on 31 January 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  3. ^ "Youths book semi-final spot". Archived from the original on 16 February 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  4. ^ "Youths earn place in final". Archived from the original on 22 March 2012. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  5. ^ Gers Too Strong For Deveronvale[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ 19s March On In Cup[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Six Of The Best". Archived from the original on 19 March 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.
  8. ^ "19s Edge In To Cup Final". Archived from the original on 18 May 2011. Retrieved 10 April 2011.