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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

1

14/04/1883

Thornliebank

3-1

Wallace 2, Imrie

New trophy presented

2

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

3

24/03/1888

14/04/1888

Abercorn

2-2

4-1

Brown,Johnstone

Brandon,?,?,?

 

Replay

4

14/02/1891

Port Glasgow Athletic

4-0

Douglas,Dunlop,McAuley,Wylie

 -

5

24/02/1894

17/03/1894

Port Glasgow Athletic

2-3

5-4

Brown,Brash

Bell2,Brown,Mullen,Wylie

Void -state of pitch

Replay

6

10/04/1897

17/04/1897

Port Glasgow Athletic

1-0

1-0

Mullen

McBlane

Abandoned -crowd trouble

Replay

7

23/04/1898

Port Glasgow Athletic

2-0

Chalmers,Steel

 -

8

30/04/1904

07/05/1904

Morton

4-0

1-1

Lindsay2,Robertson,Smith

Smith

1st leg

2nd leg

9

26/04/1910

30/04/1910

Abercorn

2-0

1-1

Paton,Miller

Cunningham

1st leg

2nd leg

10

15/04/1911

25/04/1911

Johnstone

3-2

1-0

Milne,McDougall,Paton

Milne

1st leg

2nd leg

11

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

12

27/04/1925

30/04/1925

Johnstone

0-0

2-1

 

Gillies,Mason

1st leg

2nd leg

13

31/08/1926

14/09/1926

Arthurlie

3-1

3-0

McCrae2,Howieson

Morgan2,Howieson

1st leg

2nd leg

14

16/08/1928

30/08/1928

Arthurlie

3-1

5-0

McLellan2,McDonald

McGregor2,McCrae2,OG

1st leg

2nd leg

15

13/04/1929

16/04/1929

Morton

1-1

6-1

Morgan

Gebbie3,McCrae2,Rankin

1st leg

2nd leg

16

16/04/1930

Greenock HSFP

3-0

?

-

17

30/01/1932

05/03/1932

Morton

4-0

1-2

?

-

18

11/04/1933

19/04/1933

Morton

3-0

0-1

?

-

19

25/12/1933

04/09/1934

Morton

3-3

8-0

???

Wilson3,?,?,?,?,?

-

20

29/04/1936

Morton

3-0

???

-

21

25/04/1938

Morton

7-1

Knox3,McLintock3,?

-

22

??/09/1941

Morton

4-1

????

-

23

13/05/1944

Morton

3-1

Kennedy,McGarry,Linwood

-

24

16/08/1945

Morton

5-0

McKenna2,Stewart,Linwood,Kennedy

-

25

20/08/1947

Morton

3-1

Telford3

-

26

25/08/1948

Morton

6-1

Burrell4 Jack Telford

-

27

06/05/1950

Morton

3-2

Jones,Brown,Anderson

-

28

02/05/1959

09/05/1959

Morton

1-2

6-3

Rodger

Miller2 Baker Bryceland Rodger OG

1st leg

2nd leg

29

02/05/1960

07/05/1960

Morton

3-0

2-0

Baker2 Kerrigan 

McGugan,Bryceland

1st leg

2nd leg

30

08/05/1961

Morton

2-1

Nelson,McLean

 -

31

18/05/1963

22/05/1963

Morton

0-1

2-0

-

Gray Carroll

1st leg

2nd leg

32

13/11/1967

06/12/1967

Morton

2-2

1-0

Brodie,Blair

Blair

1st leg

2nd leg

33

07/08/1974

28/04/1975

Morton

2-0

1-0

Laurie Beckett

Munro

1st leg

2nd leg

34

04/05/1977

08/05/1977

Morton

0-1

5-2

 

Torrance3,Richardson,Leonard

1st leg

2nd leg

35

28/11/1979

12/12/1979

Morton

4-1

6-0

Bone,Stark,Somner,Richardson

McDougall3,Bone,Stark,Somner

1st leg

2nd leg

36

15/01/1981

20/01/1981

Morton

2-2

4-0

McEachran McAvennie

McDougall Stark McCormack Logan

 -

37

15/08/1983

Morton

2-1

Logan,Richardson

1982/83 Final

38

04/03/1985

Morton

2-1

McLaughlin,McDowall

1983/84 Final

39

08/05/1985

Morton

3-2

Cameron,Scanlon,OG

 -

40

08/05/1986

Morton

1-0

Lambert

 -

41

09/05/1988

Morton

2-0

Callaghan Speirs

 -

42

1989/90

??

??

??

-

43

12/05/1998

Morton

1-1

3-1

Murray

(McGarry,Murray,Roddie)

 

Penalties

44

04/05/1999

Viewfield Rovers

7-1

Cameron2,Yardley,Nicolson,Milne,Baltacha,McNamee

-

45

08/05/2000

Carlton YMCA

9-0

Gallagher4,Mendes3,Baltacha,McGarry

-

46

07/05/2001

IBM

2-1

Kerr,McKnight

47

29/04/2002

Viewfield Rovers

2-1

Lowing,Baltacha

48

22/07/2006

Morton

2-1

Kean,McGinty

49

28/07/2007

Morton

1-0

Corcoran

50

26/07/2008

Morton

1-1

5-4

McAusland

(Dargo,Hamilton,Dorman,Potter,Brady)

 

Penalties

51

28/07/2009

Morton

2-1

Dorman,O'Donnell

52

27/07/2010

Morton

0-0

4-3

-

(Higdon, Brady, McGowan, Potter)

 

Penalties

53

16/07/2011

Morton

4-2

Thompson2, Thomson, McGowan

54

21/07/2012

Morton

1-0

McGowan

55

19/07/2014

Morton

1-0

Naismith