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Tennents Sixes

The Tennents' Sixes was an annual indoor 6-aside tournament contested each January by Scottish clubs, mostly from the top division, but occasionally with guest participants from lower divisions and on a couple of occasions, the English league was represented by Manchester City and Nottingham Forest.

The tournament was played between 1984 and 1993. It was sponsored by Tennent Caledonian Breweries.
The first event in 1984 was played at Coasters arena in falkirk and the 1985 tournament was at the Ingliston Showgrounds in Edinburgh. The remaining eight tournaments were played at the SECC in Glasgow.

When Tennent Caledonian Breweries withdrew their sponsorship after the 1993 event, the Sixes was discontinued.

St Mirren competed in the first nine competitions missing the final one in 1993 following relegation the previous season.

The best years for Saints were in 1986 and 1990 when they reached the final, but failed to win any of them.

The tournament consisted of a group stage and then semi finals and final.

 

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1984

 

Group Stage

St Mirren 1 Dundee United 1 (4-3 pens)

McCormack

St Mirren 2 Motherwell 3

Abercromby McDougall

 

1985

 

Group Stage

Hibs

Rangers

Morton

Dundee
 

1986

 

Group stage

St Mirren 0 Dumbarton 1

St Mirren 2 Manchester City 1 

Speirs Rooney

St Mirren 3 Hearts 1 

Cooper Rooney Cameron

St Mirren 1 Dundee 0

Cooper

 

Semi Final

Hibernian 0 St Mirren 3

Cooper Fitzpatrick Cameron

 

Final

Aberdeen 3 St Mirren 0

 

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1987

 

Group Stage

St Mirren 1 Falkirk 3

Chalmers

 

St Mirren 3 Celtic 3 (2-3 pens)

 

1988

 

Group stage

St Mirren 0 Motherwell 2

St Mirren 5 Hearts 4

 

Quarter Final

Hibernian

 

Semi Final

Motherwell

 

1989

 

Group stage

St Mirren 1 Dundee 2

St Mirren 3 Aberdeen 1 

St Mirren 2 Hamilton 1 

St Mirren 3 Celtic 2

 

Semi Final

St Mirren 0 Motherwell 3

 

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1990

Group stage

St Mirren 3 Dundee United 3(pens 4-2)

St Mirren 1 Dundee 0 
Shaw                   

St Mirren 5 Rangers 2 

Lambert2 Davies Godfrey Kinnaird

St Mirren 0 Hibernian 2

Semi Final

St Mirren 1 Motherwell 1(pens 6-5)
Kinnaird
Pens: Lambert, McGill, Godfrey,
          Torfason, Shaw, McEwan

Final

Hibernian 2 St Mirren 0

1991

 

Group stage

St Mirren 1 Aberdeen 1(pens 3-4)

Dawson

St Mirren 6 Airdrie 5 

Stickroth2 Shaw2 Lambert Kinnaird

St Mirren 3 Dunfermline 1 

McDowall2 Kinnaird

St Mirren 1 Hearts 6

Kinnaird

Both Saints keepers sin-binned in this match!!

 

1992

 

Group stage

St Mirren 1 Motherwell 3 

Elliott

St Mirren 2 Hearts 3 

Elliott Broddle

St Mirren 3 Hibernian 2

Irvine2 Lambert

St Mirren 3 Airdrie 5