In Saints best Scottish Cup campaign to date, Robert
Brandon scored four times in a 2nd round match against Dykebar (6-1) and his brother
John scored three in the 3rd round against Arthurlie (7-0).
A 3-1 win against Queen of the South Wanderers led to a ¼ final
appearance against Dumbarton, still one of the leading clubs in Scotland. After two drawn matches saints lost out 3-1 in a
second replay. But these results showed that Saints were progressing well.
1888 Renfrewshire Cup was memorable for the early rounds of the competition, when Saints defeated Kilbarchan 11-0 and Clippens
Thistle 14-1, this after being 1-0 down. It is alleged that during this match saint’s goalkeeper, Cameron, left the
field during the match to put on a warm jacket as he was not involved in the match and was cold!