The League Challenge
Cup was introduced in 1990-91 as the Centenary Cup, to celebrate the centenary of the Scottish League.
It was competed
for by clubs out with the Premier League.
In 1991-92, B&Q
sponsored the competition and this continued until 1995-96 when it was without a sponsor.
this way until Bells took over for season 1999-2000.
competed in season 1992-93 following relegation from the Premier League,
In season 1993-94
they reached the final, defeating Clyde, Morton, Airdrionians and Ayr United on route to a clash with Falkirk at Motherwell's
Fir Park ground. This was not a happy occasion,as on a freezing cold, snowy day Saints lost 0-3.
It took until
season 2002-03 for Saints to make any more impact on the competition, when they reached the semi final. This time they disposed
of East Stirling, Clyde and Ross County before being well beaten by Queen of the South 5-3 in the semi final!
later in 2005-06 Saints achieved their finest moment in the competition when, after eliminating Forfar Athletic, Queen of
the South, Stenhousemuir and Morton, they lined up against Hamilton Academical in the final at Airdrie United's New Broomfield.
This time after
a hard fought match Saints emerged victorious. Simon Lappin and John Sutton netting in a 2-1 victory!
other notable fact of Saints participation in the competition is that, in the first seven years of competition, they played
twelve matches but NEVER had a match at home!
Click on programmes for details of final appearances