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1969-70

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1969-70

After the highs of the previous two seasons 1969-70 was a depressing one for Saints.  The team failed to find any real consistency throughout the season and good wins like a 4-0 defeat of Clyde in which Jim Young scored three on his top team debut, were followed by a run of losses

To try and improve his team’s fortune, Alex Wright paid £4,000 to Dunfermline for Ian Lister and his debut saw a 2-0 win over Aberdeen and in the next match he was the hero with a multitude of accurate passing which set up a 2-1 victory over Ayr United.  Hugh Gilshan got in on the good performances with the only goal in the next match against Partick thistle but this was followed by four straight defeats.  From this point Saints went into a nose dive and managed just three more victories in the remaining 21 matches to finish in 15th place.  Many believe that it was the signing of goalkeeper Billy McGann from East Fife that saved them from relegation as the performances of previous custodians Thorburn and Connaghan were inconsistent to say the least.

The only other thing of note from the season was the debut performances of a young Iain Munro from Drumchapel Amateurs.

Competitive Results
First Division

30/08/1969

Dunfermline Athletic

Love Street

1-3

Blair

03/09/1969

Hibernian

Easter Road

0-2

 

06/09/1969

Rangers

Ibrox

0-2

 

13/09/1969

Clyde

Love Street

4-0

Young3 Kane

20/09/1969

Airdrie

Broomfield

0-1

 

27/09/1969

Kilmarnock

Love Street

0-2

 

04/10/1969

Hearts

Love Street

0-0

 

11/10/1969

Raith Rovers

Starks Park

3-1

Blair3

25/10/1969

Dundee United

Tannadice

1-3

Pinkerton

01/11/1969

Motherwell

Fir Park

0-3

 

05/11/1969

Aberdeen

Love Street

2-0

Gilshan Blair

08/11/1969

Ayr United

Love Street

2-1

Gilshan Lister

15/11/1969

Partick Thistle

Love Street

1-0

Gilshan

29/11/1969

Dundee

Dens Park

0-1

 

01/12/1969

Celtic

Parkhead

0-2

 

06/12/1969

St.Johnstone

Love Street

1-2

Lister

13/12/1969

Dunfermline Athletic

East End Park

0-2

 

27/12/1969

Morton

Love Street

1-1

Kane

01/01/1970

Kilmarnock

Rugby Park

1-1

Connell

03/01/1970

Airdrie

Love Street

1-1

Gilshan

10/01/1970

Morton

Cappielow

1-2

Gilshan

17/01/1970

Clyde

Shawfield

0-1

 

31/01/1970

Rangers

Love Street

0-4

 

21/02/1970

Hearts

Tynecastle

0-1

 

28/02/1970

Raith Rovers

Love Street

3-3

Blair2 Lister

04/03/1970

Hibernian

Love Street

3-3

Blair Lister Pinkerton

10/03/1970

Dundee

Love Street

2-1

Blair Pinkerton

14/03/1970

Dundee United

Love Street

3-1

Hamilton Blair Og

18/03/1970

Aberdeen

Pittodrie

1-1

Og

21/03/1970

Motherwell

Love Street

2-3

Hamilton Blair

28/03/1970

Ayr United

Somerset Park

1-1

Blair

04/04/1970

Partick Thistle

Firhill

0-0

 

13/04/1970

St.Johnstone

Muirton Park

3-2

Lister Blair McLaughlin

18/04/1970

Celtic

Love Street

2-3

Blair2

Scottish Cup

24/01/1970

1st Rnd

Stirling Albion

Love Street

2-0

Young2

07/02/1970

2nd Rnd

Falkirk

Brockville

1-2

McFadden

League Cup

09/08/1969

Sectional Tie

Morton

Love Street

1-1

Blair

13/08/1969

Sectional Tie

Hearts

Tynecastle

0-0

 

16/08/1969

Sectional Tie

Dundee United

Love Street

0-1

 

20/08/1969

Sectional Tie

Hearts

Love Street

1-0

Kane

23/08/1969

Sectional Ti

Morton

Cappielow

2-1

Blair2

27/08/1969

Sectional Tie

Dundee United

Tannadice

1-2

Adamson