They first met competitively in the Scottish Cup of 1882-83 when Morton were victorious by 5-1. Since then
they have met on over two hundred occasions.
The Renfrewshire Cup was a constant battleground between the sides and the trophy was to travel the road between
Paisley and Greenock on many occasions.
Over the seasons there have
been many memorable matches, not all for football reasons! One such match was a friendly played at Cappielow on the eleventh
of March 1890. The final score was 1-1, but this match is remembered for being played on a pitch illuminated by patent oil
lamps! Who said that floodlighting was a twentieth century invention?!
These meetings have
brought great joy and deep despair to fans of both teams, with long periods of success and failure.
Saints most successful period was from 1980-81 until
1996-97 when they won 28 and drew seven of forty one matches. This included a record of fifteen consecutive matches at Cappielow
without defeat between 1983 and 1997. A massive fourteen years!
Worst period was between 1908 and 1922 when they won just three times in thirty matches!
Biggest victory was at Love Street
on the 5th of February 1938 when they won seven-nil in a First Division match.
was a Southern League match at Cappielow on New Years Day 1943 when Morton scraped home 8-0! Fortunately for Saints this result
is rarely quoted as it occurred during ‘War-time’ regulations! The official peace time record is 1-6 in a League
Cup match at Cappielow on 19/10/1946!
All time head to head
Below is a table showing the competitive head
to head standings between the clubs.
includes all league, Scottish Cup, League Cup, Challenge Cup and all war time competitions.