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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
 
 

03/08/1977

1st Rnd 1st Leg

Stirling Albion

Annfield

4-1

Abercromby Docherty McGarvey Reid

24/08/1977

1st Rnd 2nd Leg

Stirling Albion

Love Street

1-0

Hyslop

13/09/1977

¼ Final 1st Leg

Fulham

Craven Cottage

1-1

Richardson

26/09/1977

¼ Final 2nd Leg

Fulham

Love Street

5-3

McGarvey2 Docherty2 OG

18/10/1977

Semi Final 1st Leg

Notts County

Meadow Lane

0-1

    

01/11/1977

Semi Final 2nd Leg

Notts County

Love Street

2-0

Hyslop McGarvey

23/11/1977

Final 1st Leg

Bristol City

Love Street

1-2

Abercromby

04/12/1977

Final 2nd Leg

Bristol City

Ashton Gate

1-1

Reid

 
 1978-79
 

06/08/1978

1st Rnd 1st Leg

Motherwell

Fir Park

0-1

 

09/08/1978

1st Rnd 2nd Leg

Motherwell

Love Street

3-0

Hyslop Stark McGarvey

12/09/1978

¼Final 1st Leg

Bristol City

Ashton gate

2-1

Sharpe2

26/09/1978

¼Final 2nd Leg

Bristol City

Love Street

2-2

Abercromby Hyslop

17/10/1978

Semi Final 1st Leg

Oldham Athletic

Boundary Park

1-1

Stark

31/10/1978

Semi Final 2nd Leg

Oldham Athletic

Love Street

1-1

Stark