28th October 1950



0 – 3


League Cup Final
Saturday, October 28th, 1950
Hampden Park, Glasgow. Att 63,181


Jim Forrest (74)
Archie Kelly (76)
Willie Watters

Tommy Younger
Jock Govan
John Ogilvie
Archie Buchanan
Jock Paterson
Bobby Combe
Gordon Smith
Bobby Johnstone
Lawrie Reilly
Eddie Turnbull
James Bradley
John Johnston
Willie Kilmarnock
Archie Shaw
Donald McLeod
Andy Paton
Willie Redpath
Willie Watters
Jim Forrest
Archie Kelly
Jimmy Watson
Johnny Aitkenhead


Red Cards

Match Officials

J. Mowat (Referee)

Match Report

Hibernian had been 2/5 favourites to win the match and fielded seven full internationals in their side. This Final was played during Hibs’ most successful era, as they went on to win the league championship by ten clear points, led by the Famous Five forward line of Smith, Johnstone, Reilly, Turnbull and Ormond. They suffered a blow in the build-up to the final, however, as Eddie Turnbull was injured. Jimmy Bradley was brought in, he had never played in a league match for Hibs and would struggle with the occasion.

The Edinburgh side controlled most of the match, but without threatening the Motherwell goal much. It was a late flurry from the Steelmen that would secure the trophy as in the 74th minute, Hibernian keeper Tommy Younger could only parry a shot by Archie Kelly, who headed in the rebound to score the opening goal. Two minutes later, a deep cross by Archie Shaw was headed back across by Willie Watters, and Forrest headed in Motherwell’s second goal. The third goal came when Younger miskicked a clearance right into the path of Watters, who lobbed the Hibs’ keeper.

1950 Scottish League Cup Winners - Motherwell