Monday, 26 July 2010

Won On Corners

In the 'you learn something new every day' category, I discovered this - that prior to penalty shootouts deciding matches, the number of corners awarded has already been used to decide the winner of a cup match. I'd always thought it was a relatively new idea, and not a very good one at that.

The Southern Football League in Scotland decided during the Second World War to organise a cup competition to replace the suspended Scottish FA Cup.

The third tournament, 1942-43 was won by Rangers who, after a 1-1 draw with Falkirk, were declared winners on corners 11-3.

The following year, Rangers beat Hibernian 6-5 on corners after a 0-0 draw.

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