Premier Sports Cup

Premier Sports Cup format 2022/23

Format
The group stage involves 40 clubs - the 37 SPFL clubs from 2021/22 who did not qualify for Europe plus Fraserburgh (Highland League champions), Buckie Thistle (Highland League runners-up) and Bonnyrigg Rose Athletic (Lowland League champions).

Teams are drawn into eight groups of five based on last season's final league positions. There are five seeding pots but no regionalisation this season after six years of the north/south split.

Group matches
Clubs are awarded the usual three points for a win but all drawn games in the group stage go straight to penalties - the shoot-out winners receive a bonus point. ie three points for a win, two points for a shoot-out win and one point for losing on penalties.

If clubs are level on points at the end of the group stage, the criteria for separating them is 1) goal difference, 2) goals scored, 3) away goals scored, 4) matches won, 5) away matches won, 6) drawing of lots.

Knock-out rounds
The eight group winners and three best runners-up progress to the second round, where they are joined by the five clubs competing in European competitions - Celtic, Rangers, Heart of Midlothian, Dundee United and Motherwell.

The seeded teams in the last 16 will be the five European representatives and the three group winners with the best records.

The tournament reverts to a traditional knock-out format from the second round onwards, with ties decided by extra time and penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

Premier Sports Cup dates 2022/23

Group stage
MD1: Weekend of July 9/10, 2022
MD2: Midweek of July 12/13, 2022
MD3: Weekend of July 16/17, 2022
MD4: Midweek of July 19/20, 2022
MD5: Weekend of July 23/24, 2022

Second round
Midweek of August 30/31, 2022

Quarter-finals
Midweek of October 18-20, 2022

Semi-finals
Weekend of January 14/15, 2023

Final
Sunday February 26, 2023

Results

Premier Sports Cup

Sunday 19th December 2021

Premier Sports Cup

Sunday 21st November 2021

Premier Sports Cup

Saturday 20th November 2021

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Fixtures

Premier Sports Cup

Saturday 9th July 2022

15:00
Dumbarton v Stirling Albion

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Saturday 9th July 2022

15:00
Fraserburgh v Kilmarnock

Premier Sports Cup

Saturday 9th July 2022

15:00
Stenhousemuir v Partick Thistle
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League Tables

Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Aberdeen 0 0 0
2 Celtic 0 0 0
3 Dundee United 0 0 0
4 Heart of Midlothian 0 0 0
5 Hibernian 0 0 0
6 Kilmarnock 0 0 0
7 Livingston 0 0 0
8 Motherwell 0 0 0
9 Rangers 0 0 0
10 Ross County 0 0 0
11 St. Johnstone 0 0 0
12 St. Mirren 0 0 0

Updated at 17/06/2022 at 09:00

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Arbroath 0 0 0
2 Ayr United 0 0 0
3 Cove Rangers 0 0 0
4 Dundee 0 0 0
5 Hamilton Academical 0 0 0
6 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 0 0 0
7 Morton 0 0 0
8 Partick Thistle 0 0 0
9 Queen's Park 0 0 0
10 Raith Rovers 0 0 0

Updated at 17/06/2022 at 09:01

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Airdrieonians 0 0 0
2 Alloa Athletic 0 0 0
3 Clyde 0 0 0
4 Dunfermline Athletic 0 0 0
5 FC Edinburgh 0 0 0
6 Falkirk 0 0 0
7 Kelty Hearts 0 0 0
8 Montrose 0 0 0
9 Peterhead 0 0 0
10 Queen of the South 0 0 0

Updated at 17/06/2022 at 09:07

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Pos Team Pld Gd Pts
1 Albion Rovers 0 0 0
2 Annan Athletic 0 0 0
3 Bonnyrigg Rose 0 0 0
4 Dumbarton 0 0 0
5 East Fife 0 0 0
6 Elgin City 0 0 0
7 Forfar Athletic 0 0 0
8 Stenhousemuir 0 0 0
9 Stirling Albion 0 0 0
10 Stranraer 0 0 0

Updated at 17/06/2022 at 09:02

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