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1970-71

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1970-71

The start of the 1970’s was not a very successful period in the history of St.Mirren.

1970-71 saw relegation for the second time in four seasons. This was despite having players of the calibre of Archie Knox, Gordon McQueen, Iain Munro and Bobby McKean in their ranks. At the end of a poor season, they could only manage 7 victories in 34 matches they finished in 17th position

This season also saw a change in manager when Wilson Humphries, who had played for saints during the fifties, arrived to replace Alex Wright who left for Dunfermline Athletic.

Competitive Results
First Division
29/08/1970 Rangers Love Street 0-0  
05/09/1970 Kilmarnock Rugby Park 2-1 Reid Lister 
12/09/1970 Morton Love Street 2-1 Gilshan Lister
19/09/1970 Dundee Dens Park 2-2 Knox OG
26/09/1970 Dunfermline Athletic Love Street 1-1 Munro
03/10/1970 Hibernian Easter Road 3-3 Lister Munro Hamilton
10/10/1970 Clyde Love Street 0-1  
17/10/1970 St.Johnstone Muirton Park 0-2  
24/10/1970 Aberdeen Love Street 1-3 Hamilton 
31/10/1970 Ayr United Somerset Park 1-1 Traynor
07/11/1970 Hearts Love Street 0-1  
14/11/1970 Motherwell Fir Park 1-2 Knox 
21/11/1970 Cowdenbeath Love Street 1-0 Traynor
28/11/1970 Celtic Parkhead 0-3  
05/12/1970 Falkirk Love Street 2-3 Lister McKean 
12/12/1970 Airdrie Love Street 2-4 Lister Hamilton
19/12/1970 Dundee United Tannadice 1-2 Knox
26/12/1970 Rangers Ibrox 0-1  
01/01/1971 Kilmarnock Love Street 2-3 Knox McLaughlin 
02/01/1971 Morton Cappielow 1-1 Hamilton
09/01/1971 Dundee Love Street 2-4 McFadden2
16/01/1971 Dunfermline Athletic East End Park 0-1  
30/01/1971 Hibernian Love Street 3-1 Lister2 Miller
06/02/1971 Clyde Shawfield 2-1 McKean Knox
20/02/1971 St.Johnstone Love Street 0-1  
27/02/1971 Aberdeen Pittodrie 1-1 Munro
06/03/1971 Ayr United Love Street 0-2  
13/03/1971 Hearts Tynecastle 0-1  
20/03/1971 Motherwell Love Street 0-2  
27/03/1971 Cowdenbeath Central Park 2-1 Lawson Knox
10/04/1971 Falkirk Brockville 1-2 Gilshan
17/04/1971 Airdrie Broomfield 1-1 Knox
24/04/1971 Dundee United Love Street 2-1 McLeod Millar
27/04/1971 Celtic Love Street 2-2 McLeod2
Scottish Cup
21/01/1971 3rd RndEast FifeBayview 1-1 Hamilton
26/01/1971 Replay East FifeLove Street 1-1 Hamilton
01/02/1971 Replay East FifeLove Street 3-1 Knox3
13/02/1971 4th Rnd Rangers Love Street 1-3 McKean
League Cup
08/08/1970 Sectional Tie Dundee Dens Park 0-1  
12/08/1970 Sectional Tie Kilmarnock Love Street 1-3 Hamilton
15/08/1970 Sectional Tie Ayr United Somerset Park2-2 Hamilton Fulton
19/08/1970 Sectional Tie Kilmarnock Rugby Park 0-2  
22/08/1970 Sectional Tie Dundee Love Street 0-2  
26/08/1970 Sectional Tie Ayr United Love Street 1-2 Gilshan

Top scorers

 LeagueScottish
Cup
League
Cup
Total
Knox73-10
Hamilton4228
Lister7--7
Munro3--3
McLeod3--3
McKean21-3
Gilshan2-13
Traynor2--2
McFadden2--2
Millar2--2
Reid1--1
McLaughlin1--1
Lawson1--1
Fulton--11