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Anglo Scottish Cup

The Anglo Scottish Cup was first competed for in 1970 under the guise of the Texaco Cup, sponsored by the giant petrol company, and involved clubs from Scotland, England and Northern Ireland.

The Irish clubs withdrew in 1971-72 due to the unrest in the country and formed the Texaco Irish cup. Texaco withdrew their sponsorship in 1975 and the ASC was formed.

St.Mirren first competed in season 1977-78 and competed for three consecutive seasons, with some success.

In 1977-78 they reached the final, but were defeated 2-3 by Bristol City over a two legged final. Revenge, in a small way was achieved the following season when City were defeated 4-3 on aggregate in the quarter finals. However Saints went out in the next round to Oldham Athletic who won 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

St.Mirren's finest moment came in 1979-80 when they again reached the final and were, again, paired with Bristol City!     Revenge was sweet!

St.Mirren were the first and last Scottish team to win the ASC, as in 1981 Scottish clubs withdrew from the competition after the standard of English clubs entering declined. In the eleven years of the competition only two other Scottish clubs appeared in finals, Hearts in 1970-71 and Airdrie in 1971-72.

For details of Saints 1980 triumph click here

Full results.

1977-78

03/08/19771st Rnd 1st LegStirling Albion Annfield 4-1 Abercromby Docherty McGarvey Reid
24/08/19771st Rnd 2nd Leg Stirling Albion Love Street 1-0 Hyslop
13/09/1977¼ Final 1st LegFulham Craven Cottage1-1 Richardson
26/09/1977¼ Final 2nd Leg Fulham Love Street 5-3 McGarvey2 Docherty2 OG
18/10/1977Semi Final 1st LegNotts CountyMeadow Lane 0-1
01/11/1977Semi Final 2nd LegNotts CountyLove Street 2-0 Hyslop McGarvey
23/11/1977Final 1st Leg Bristol City Love Street 1-2 Abercromby
04/12/1977Final 2nd Leg Bristol City Ashton Gate 1-1 Reid


1978-79

06/08/19781st Rnd 1st Leg Motherwell Fir Park 0-1
09/08/19781st Rnd 2nd Leg Motherwell Love Street 3-0 Hyslop Stark McGarvey
12/09/1978¼Final 1st Leg Bristol City Ashton gate 2-1 Sharpe2
26/09/1978¼Final 2nd Leg Bristol City Love Street 2-2 Abercromby Hyslop
17/10/1978Semi Final 1st Leg Oldham Athletic Boundary Park1-1 Stark
31/10/1978Semi Final 2nd Leg Oldham Athletic Love Street 1-1 Stark