Anglo-Scottish Cup Winners Challenge
This is one of the least known of Saints successes
In 1959 shortly after Saints had won the Scottish Cup, it was suggested
that the winners of the Scottish Cup should play a challenge against the winners of the English FA. Cup and so Saints travelled
in September of that year to play a first leg match against Nottingham
Goals from Tommy Bryceland, Davie Laird and Don Kerrigan gave Saints
a fine 3-2 victory and set them up well for the return at Love Street
the following week.
Davie Laird again got on the score sheet
along with Gerry Baker in a 2-2 draw which gave Saints a 5-4 aggregate win.
2 St.Mirren 3
Neilson, McGugan, Gregal,
Kerrigan, Bryceland, Baker,
Scorers:- Bryceland Laird Kerrigan
St.Mirren 2 Nottingham
Forsyth, Wilson, Riddell,
Rodger, Bryceland, Baker, Laird, Miller
Scorers:- Laird, Baker
After their victory in the 1987 Scottish Cup
it was suggested that a competition between Saints and FA Cup winners Coventry City
should be set up.
The first leg of this tie took place at Highfield Road, Coventry, on the 22nd December 1987.
Kenny McDowall netted Saints counter in a 1-1 draw.
Coventry City 1 St.Mirren 1
D.Hamilton, McWhirter, Godfrey(Wilson),
Conroy (McGarvey), Chalmers (McDowall), Cameron (Shaw).
match was deemed an Anglo Scottish Challenge but played in a very 'Friendly' type manner hence the number of subs, double
what was allowed at this point in history!
the return leg, the teams could not agree on a suitable date for this match and it was never played.
But I’m sure that Saints fans can claim two victories in such competition with 1987 being ‘won’ on