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Scottish Junior Cup Winners 1917
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Winners 1916-17

St Mirren Juniors entered the Scottish Junior Cup for season 1916-17 and entertained Greenock Ladyburn at Love Street in the first round.
They began in fine form posting a 3-0 victory.
The second round, against Pollok, turned into a bit of a marathon tie, with no fewer than four matches to decide the outcome.
One of the matches ended in a draw and two of the others were protested and the authorities ordered them to be replayed.

The third round gave Saints a bye and they progressed through the fourth round with ease, hammering Dundee Violet 6-0 at Love Street.

The quarter final and semi final both resulted in 2-0 wins over Maryhill and Bellshill Athletic respectively, taking Saints through to the final at the first time of asking.

The final paired them with local rivals, Renfrew and it took two matches to seperate the teams.

St Mirren remain the only senior club to have their name on the Junior Cup.

1st Round
30/09/1916
Love Street

St Mirren 3 Greenock Ladyburn 0
Scorers unknown

2nd Round
28/10/1916
Haggs Park

Pollok 3 St Mirren 2
Scorers unknown
Saints protest that Pollok player Haddow ineligible due to having competed in Dunbartonshire Senior Cup.
The protest was upheld and a replay ordered.

2nd Round
18/11/1916
Haggs Park

Pollok 1 St Mirren 1
Scorers unknown

Replay
02/12/1916
Love Street

St Mirren 0 Pollok 1
Scorer unknown
Saints protest that Pollok player Devine had played in the Airdrionians tournament, a senior event.
The protest was upheld and a replay ordered.


Replay
06/01/1917
Love Street

St Mirren 1 Pollok 0
Scorer:- Howie
Pollok protested that Saints players Howie, Hayman and Rogers were all ineligible.
The protest was thrown out and the result stood.

St Mirren received a bye in round three.

4th Round
17/02/1917
Love Street

St Mirren 6 Dundee Violet 0
Scorers:- Leitch2, Dorward, Rogers, Lauder, Howie

5th Round
17/03/1917
Love Street

St Mirren 2 Maryhill 0
Scorers:- Lauder, Leitch

Semi Final
28/04/1917
Firhill

St Mirren 2 Bellshill Athletic 0
Scorers:- Dorward2
Bellshill protested that Saints player Matthew Howie had represented Neilston Roselea in a juvenile match (Which he had!!)
However, without investigating the circumstances the Junior FA threw out the appeal and allowed the result to stand!

Final
02/06/1917
Firhill

St Mirren 0 Renfrew 0

Replay
09/06/1917
Firhill

St Mirren 1 Renfrew 0
Scorer:- Dorward

Saints team
Hart
McLeod McQuade
Hayman McDaid Peters
Rogers Lauder Leitch Howie Dorward

Saints goal in the final was scored by William Dorward, who was to move up to the senior team for the following season.
The goal came with 20 minutes left in the match after good work from Lauder and Howie, the latter passing to Dorward who unleashed a ferocious shot into the net.
This was the first goal that Renfrew had conceded in the entire Scottish Cup campaign that season.

The Cup Winners Line Up For the Final
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Players only:-
Back : J McQuade, M Howie, A Hart, F McDaid, J McLeod, D Hayman.
Front : J Rodger, A Leitch, A Peters, A Lauder, W Dorward.

Thanks to Alan Liddell from Renfrew Juniors website for the picture of the Saints team.

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