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Wednesday, 31 May, 2000, 17:00 GMT 18:00 UK
Clubs back five subs cup rule
Leighton
Leighton is stretchered from the field after two minutes of the cup final
The Scottish Football Association member clubs have voted unanimously in favour of increasing the number of substitutes in the Scottish Cup from three to five.

The SFA insisted that introducing the rule change had been on the agenda since it was proposed by Partick Thistle.

It was finally brought in at the association's annual general meeting at Hampden on Wednesday.

Winters
Winters takes to the field
The change had become a matter of urgency after the Scottish Cup final developed into a farce on Saturday when Aberdeen goalkeeper Jim Leighton was carried off on a stretcher after two minutes.

Aberdeen had only three substitutes on the bench and, without a goalkeeper among them, striker Robbie Winters was forced between the posts before Rangers went on to a 4-0 victory.

Rangers' proposal to scrap replays in the competition after the third round was defeated by 69 votes to six as was the proposal to scrap replays for the semi-final, by 51 votes to six.

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