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The Scottish Women's Football League Second Division Cup is a cup competition in Scottish women's football, a competition only open to teams in all four Second Divisions, the North, West, East and Central Divisions. The Second Division is the lowest division in the women's football league system in Scotland. There are six rounds, including the final.

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Background

Second Division clubs, previously played in Scottish Women's Football League First Division Cup, when it was called the Scottish Women's Football League Cup. It was a competition open to all teams in the First and Second Divisions, all Divisions below the Scottish Women's Premier League (similar to the men's Scottish Challenge Cup).

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However, in 2012, the SWF decided to launch separate cup competitions for First and Second Division teams. [1] Since 2009, women's football in Scotland has adopted a summer season which now runs from March to November each year, which is why the competition is now played in a single calendar year. [2]

Format

All matches are played over only one leg. With between 40 and 50 teams entering, some teams are drawn to play the first round. The winners meet the other teams in the second round, which is the round of 32. [3]

List of winners

Winners so far are:

YearWinnerResultRunner-UpVenue
2012 [4] Hearts 6-1 Aberdeen Reserves Recreation Park
2013 [5] Hibernian Development 5-0 Viewfield Rovers
2014 [6] Renfrew 9–3 Hamilton Caledonian Ainslie Park, Edinburgh
2015 [7] Motherwell 6–2 Rangers Ainslie Park, Edinburgh

See also

The Scottish Women's Football Scottish Cup, commonly known as the Scottish Women's Cup and currently as the SSE Scottish Women's Cup for sponsorship reasons, is the national knockout cup competition for women's football in Scotland. The competition is owned and managed by Scottish Women's Football (SWF), an affiliated body of the Scottish Football Association (SFA), and is open to all senior teams affiliated with the SWF. The competition was first held in 1971. Glasgow City and Hibernian are its most successful teams, having won it eight times each.

The Scottish Women's Premier League Cup is a cup competition in Scottish women's football, a competition only open to teams in the Scottish Women's Premier League. There are four rounds, including the final.

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