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Renfrewshire Cup

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Renfrewshire Cup Winners 1883
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Back L-R: W. Craig (Secretary) D. Marshall, J. Kerr, J. Paterson, G. Drinnan, J. Davies (Umpire)
Front L-R: J. Imrie, T. Johnstone, D. McPhee, A. Wallace, R. Fairlie, G. Watt, A. Brown.

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The Renfrewshire Cup was first competed for in season 1879-80, making it the third longest running competition in Scottish football behind the Scottish Cup and East of Scotland Shield.
Thornliebank were the first winners. At this point there was not actually a trophy to be presented as no one had thought to get one made!
During the early years as many as 18-20 clubs competed in the competition. St.Mirren first competed in season1880-81, when they made it to the final, but lost 3-1 to Arthurlie. The team for this match was:-
 Burgess, Fisher, Allison, Paterson, Arrol, Muir, Drinnan, Davis, Wallace, Gorman, Goold.   
Goalscorer was Goold. They had only to wait until season 1882-83 for their first success in the competition, when they defeated Thornliebank 3-1, with this team:- Drinnan, Marshall, McPhee, Paterson, Kerr, Wallace, Watt, Fairlie, Imrie, Johnstone, Brown.
 Scorers were: Wallace2, Imrie.
For the first time this season a trophy was presented to the winning team.

Winners
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2001-02

Winners
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2006-07

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2011 Winners

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2012 Winners

Over the following years many teams fell away from the senior game, and the by 1920’s, only two senior clubs remained- St.Mirren and Greenock Morton.
The format for the competition was that Saints and Morton would play the finalists of the Victoria Cup competition for a place in the final. This meant that Saints and Morton were, more often than not, competing in the finals. This is proven by the list of winners with these two well out in front in terms of number of victories.  
The 1990's was not a good period for the competition with first saints withdrawing for a few years in the early part of the decade and then in the late 1990's,  Morton chairman Hugh Scott took the decision to withdraw the club from the Renfrewshire FA thus making them ineligible for the competition. He claimed that this was due to boundary changes, with Greenock no longer included in Renfrewshire.
Over the following few years St.Mirren competed against the winners of the Renfrewshire Victoria cup for the Renfrewshire Cup.
In 2003 Morton, under new ownership were re-instated to the Renfrewshire FA and again competed in the competition.
The two clubs agreed to make the Renfrewshire Cup a pre season match alternating between Love Street and Cappielow and there has been an increase in the interest generated by the competition.
At the beginning of season 2012-13 St.Mirren claimed their seventh consecutive victory, with a 1-0  win at Cappielow.
This run ended in July 2013 when Morton ran out comfortable 4-2 winners at Greenhill Road to take the trophy down the road to Greenock for the first time in eight years.
Normal service was resumed the following season when a Jason Naismith goal brought the cup back to Paisley
This result left Saints with a 55-52 lead in overall wins.

 
The Renfrewshire Cup has a large place in the history of St.Mirren and will hopefully continue to play a part in the future.

Winning Seasons

14/04/1883
Thornliebank
3-1
Wallace 2, Imrie
New trophy presented
22/03/1884
12/04/1884
26/04/1884
08/05/1884
Thornliebank
1-1
2-2
2-2
7-1
OG.
Paterson, Imrie
Imrie, Brown
Fairlie2,Brown,Gilmour,Imrie,Watt,Johnstone
-
Replay
2nd Replay
3rd Replay
24/03/1888
14/04/1888
Abercorn
2-2
4-1
Brown,Johnstone
Brandon,?,?,?
 
Replay
14/02/1891
Port Glasgow Athletic
4-0
Douglas,Dunlop,McAuley,Wylie
 
24/02/1894
17/03/1894
Port Glasgow Athletic
2-3
5-4
Brown,Brash
Bell2,Brown,Mullen,Wylie
Void -state of pitch
Replay
10/04/1897
17/04/1897
Port Glasgow Athletic
1-0
1-0
Mullen
McBlane
Abandoned -crowd trouble
Replay
23/04/1898
Port Glasgow Athletic
2-0
Chalmers,Steel
 
30/04/1904
07/05/1904
Morton
4-0
1-1
Lindsay2,Robertson,Smith
Smith
1st leg
2nd leg
26/04/1910
30/04/1910
Abercorn
2-0
1-1
Paton,Miller
Cunningham
1st leg
2nd leg
15/04/1911
25/04/1911
Johnstone
3-2
1-0
Milne,McDougall,Paton
Milne
1st leg
2nd leg
28/04/1924
29/04/1924
19/08/1924
Arthurlie
0-1
1-0
6-1
 
Mason
Gillies3,McCrae2,McKay
1st leg
2nd leg
decider
27/04/1925
30/04/1925
Johnstone
0-0
2-1
 
Gillies,Mason
1st leg
2nd leg
31/08/1926
14/09/1926
Arthurlie
3-1
3-0
McCrae2,Howieson
Morgan2,Howieson
1st leg
2nd leg
16/08/1928
30/08/1928
Arthurlie
3-1
5-0
McLellan2,McDonald
McGregor2,McCrae2,OG
1st leg
2nd leg
13/04/1929
16/04/1929
Morton
1-1
6-1
Morgan
Gebbie3,McCrae2,Rankin
1st leg
2nd leg
1929/30
Morton
7-2
?
Aggregate
1931/32
Morton
5-2
?
Aggregate
1932/33
Morton
3-1
?
Aggregate
1933/34
Morton
8-0
Wilson3,?,?,?,?,?
 
1935/36
?????
???
???
 
1937/38
Morton
7-1
Knox3,McLintock3,?
 
1940/41
Morton
4-1
Morrison3,?
 
1943/44
Morton
3-1
Kennedy,McGarry,Linwood
 
16/08/1945
Morton
5-0
McKenna2,Stewart,Linwood,Kennedy
 
20/08/1947
Morton
3-1
Telford3
 
25/08/1948
Morton
6-1
Burrell4 Jack Telford
 
06/05/1950
Morton
3-2
Jones,Brown,Anderson
 
02/05/1959
09/05/1959
Morton
1-2
6-3
Rodger
Miller2 Baker Bryceland Rodger OG
Aggregate
02/05/1960
07/05/1960
Morton
3-0
2-0
Baker2 Kerrigan 
McGugan,Bryceland
1st leg
2nd leg
08/05/1961
Morton
2-1
Nelson,McLean
 
18/05/1963
22/05/1963
Morton
0-1
2-0
-
Gray Carroll
Aggregate
13/11/1967
06/12/1967
Morton
2-2
1-0
Brodie,Blair
Blair
1st leg
2nd leg
07/08/1974
28/04/1975
Morton
2-0
1-0
Laurie Beckett
Munro
 
04/05/1977
08/05/1977
Morton
0-1
5-2
 
Torrance3,Richardson,Leonard
 
28/11/1979
12/12/1979
Morton
4-1
6-0
Bone,Stark,Somner,Richardson
McDougall3,Bone,Stark,Somner
1st leg
2nd leg
15/01/1981
20/01/1981
Morton
2-2
4-0
McEachran McAvennie
McDougall Stark McCormack Logan
 
15/08/1983
Morton
2-1
Logan,Richardson

1982/83 Final

04/03/1985
Morton
2-1
McLaughlin,McDowall

1983/84 Final

08/05/1985
Morton
3-2
Cameron,Scanlon,OG
 
08/05/1986
Morton
1-0
Lambert
 
09/05/1988
Morton
2-0
Callaghan Speirs
 
1989/90
??
??
??
 
12/05/1998
Morton
1-1
3-1
Murray
(McGarry,Murray,Roddie)
 
Penalties
04/05/1999
Viewfield Rovers
7-1
Cameron2,Yardley,Nicolson,Milne,Baltacha,McNamee
 
08/05/2000
Carlton YMCA
9-0
Gallagher4,Mendes3,Baltacha,McGarry
 
07/05/2001
IBM
2-1
Kerr,McKnight
 
29/04/2002
Viewfield Rovers
2-1
Lowing,Baltacha
 
22/07/2006
Morton
2-1
Kean,McGinty
 
28/07/2007
Morton
1-0
Corcoran
 
26/07/2008
Morton
1-1
5-4
McAusland
(Dargo,Hamilton,Dorman,Potter,Brady)
 
Penalties
28/07/2009
Morton
2-1
Dorman,O'Donnell
 
27/07/2010
Morton
0-0
4-3
-
(Higdon, Brady, McGowan, Potter)
 
Penalties
16/07/2011
Morton
4-2
Thompson2, Thomson, McGowan
 
21/07/2012
Morton
1-0
McGowan
 
19/07/2014
Morton
1-0
Naismith