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1882-83

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1882/83

1882-83 saw a historic occasion when, on the 30th September 1882, Saints lined up against Greenock Morton in the 2nd round of the Scottish Cup. Sadly Morton won comfortably 5-1, but this was the very first meeting of the two teams who have gone on to become fierce rivals.

This season also saw the team embark on their first ever English tour when they set off for Lancashire in January 1883. Unfortunately matches against Bolton Wanderers(2-8) and Blackburn Rovers(2-3) both ended in defeat.Saints were back in the final of the Renfrewshire Cup this season after defeating Cartvale (5-1), Paisley Athletic (3-0), Greenock Southern (8-0) and Johnstone Rovers (5-0), they faced Thornliebank in the final.On 14th April 1883 the teams lined up at East Park, home of Paisley Athletic.The St.Mirren team that day was: - Drinnan, Marshall, McPhee, Paterson, Kerr, Wallace, Watt, Brown, Fairlie, Imrie and Johnstone.6000 people saw goals from Wallace (2) and Imrie give Saints a 3-1 victory.It is interesting to note that Saints were the first team to be presented with the magnificent trophy as, although the competition was in its fifth season, the Renfrewshire F.A. had only just got round to having a trophy made!

Competitive Results
Scottish Cup
09/09/18821st rndYokerThistle Park8-0
30/09/18822nd rndMortonCapielow1-5