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1917-18

Following the Scottish Cup success, Saints began the new season in fine form.
They defeated Kilbarchan 2-1 at Love Street in a pre-season friendly, before winning their first four league matches.
The league form continued and by the end of the season, they were tied with Burnbank Athletic for the title. A play-off was arranged and Saints duly won 1-0, to clinch the title.
For full details of this championship campaign and subsequent drama, click here

The season saw a second piece of silverware arrive at Love Street when Saints defeated Port Glasgow in a charity challenge match.

The Scottish Cup provided more excitement with Saints reaching the semi finals and losing after two replays to the eventual winners Petershill..

Individual players began to get recognition as well, with Shedden, Rogers, Hart and Sneddon being selected for the Scottish Junior select team to face their Glasgow league rivals. However the match was snowed off.
Hart was to go one better when he was picked along with Lauder to represent the Scottish Junior International team in two matches against England and Ireland at Firhill during March/April.
Both games were won and Hart had the headlines, saving a penalty in the 2-1 win over England. The Irish match finished 1-0 to the Scots. 

Scottish Junior League

04/08/1917BedlayLove Street4-0?
11/08/1917Kilsyth RangersAway3-6Lauder2, Rogers
18/08/1917Burnbank AthleticLove Street2-1?
25/08/1917Neilston VictoriaAway3-1Howie, Rogers
08/09/1917Yoker AthleticAway2-3Lauder, ?
22/09/1917BedlayAway0-1-
03/11/1917Kilsyth EmmetLove Street1-2?
10/11/1917Glenboig CameroniansAway2-0?
17/11/1917Port Glasgow AthleticAway2-2Barr2
24/11/1917OatlandsAway5-0Barr4, ?
01/12/1917Yoker AthleticLove Street2-0Barr2
15/12/1917Glenboig CameroniansLove Street2-1Barr, ?
26/01/1918Blantyre VictoriaAway1-1?
02/02/1918Kilsyth RangersLove Street3-0Barr, ??
09/02/1918Port Glasgow AthleticLove Street2-0Barr2
16/02/1918St Pauls UnitedAway2-0?
16/03/1918Neilston VictoriaLove Street2-0Peters, Howie
30/03/1918Kilsyth EmmetAway1-1Hastie
06/04/1918OatlandsLove Street3-0?
07/05/1918RenfrewAway1-0Barr
21/05/1918St Pauls UnitedLove Street6-0Hastie5, ?
01/06/1918St Anthony'sAway1-2?
05/06/1918St Anthony'sLove Street3-3Hastie, Rogers, Howie
08/06/1918Blantyre VictoriaLove Street3-2?
10/06/1918Croy CelticLove Street1-0Howie
13/06/1918Croy CelticAway1-0?
15/06/1918Burnbank AthleticAway1-5?
??/??/????RenfrewLove Street1-0?
-Townhead CelticLove Streetw/o-
-Townhead CelticAwayw/o-

Townhead Celtic suspended. Saints awarded two points for each match.

                                                   Final Standings

Place

P

W

D

L

F

A

Pts

1st=

30

20

4

6

59

31

44

Championship Play-off
21/06/1918Championship Play-offBurnbank AthleticCathkin Park1-0Barr
For more information on the 1917-18 league campaign click here

Scottish Junior Cup

29/09/19171st RndGreenockLove Street3-1Barr2. Lauder
20/10/19172nd RndVale of LevenLove Street1-0Howie
02/01/19183rd RndBurnfoothill PrimroseLove Street5-0?
02/03/19184th RndStevenston ThistleLove Street2-0Rodger, Barr
23/04/1918¼ FinalCroy CelticLove Street0-3*1-
27/04/1918¼ FinalCroy CelticLove Street2-1Barr, Howie
14/05/1918Semi FinalPetershillIbrox0-0-
16/05/1918ReplayPetershillIbrox1-1Howie
27/05/1918ReplayPetershillIbrox1-3Barr
Petershill were awarded the trophy without a final match due to Renfrew and Parkhead refusing to play their semi final replay.

*1 - Saints protested that Croy keeper McTavish was ineligible due to having played professional.
This was upheld and the match was ordered to be replayed.
McTavish was subsequently banned from all football, junior and senior, for life.

Renfrewshire Junior Cup

15/09/1917

1st RndThornliebankLove Street6-0Lees2, Rodger, Howie, Barr, McLellan
13/10/19172nd RndBusbyLove Street7-0Barr6, Peters
20/04/1918Semi FinalKilbarchanJohnstone0-1-

War Fund Cup

01/09/1917

1st RndParkheadLove Street3-1Howie2, Barr
29/12/1917Semi FinalBellshillFirhill2-0Barr, Howie
09/03/1918FinalRenfrewIbrox1-1Howie
15/04/1918ReplayRenfrewIbrox1-4?

Balderston Challenge Shield

(Hospital Saturday Fund)

22/06/1918

Port Glasgow AthleticLove Street1-0Barr




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