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Victory Cup

The Victory Cup was played to celebrate the end of the Great War.

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The victorious team

1st rnd

 

01/03/1919
Love Street
St.Mirren
0 Dumbarton 0
Att:9,000

 

O'Hagan, Marshall, Callaghan, Brown, McKenna, Pollock, Grainger, Sutherland, Clark, Duncan, Thomson.

 

In this match Saints full back Callaghan went off injured after 30 minutes, reducing Saints to ten men for the duration of the match, but they still held on to earn a replay!

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1st rnd replay

 

05/03/1919
Boghead
Dumbarton 0 St.Mirren 1

                    Hodges

Att: 6,000

 

O'Hagan, Marshall, Robson, Brown, McKenna, Grainger, Hodges, Sutherland, Clark, Duncan, Thomson.

 

2nd rnd

 

15/03/1919
Love Street
St.Mirren 3 Clyde 2

Clark2 Thomson                     

Att: 10,000

 

O'Hagan, Marshall, Robson, Brown, McKenna, Grainger, Hodges, Page, Clark, Sutherland, Thomson.

 

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1/4 final

 

29/03/1919
Love Street
St.Mirren 1 Celtic 0

Thomson                 

Att: 20,000

 

O'Hagan, Marshall, Fulton, Perry, McKenna, Anderson, Thomson, Page, Clark, Sutherland, Hodges.

 

Celtic Legend Patsy Gallagher missed a penalty in this match!

The attendance of 20,000 was a new record for love Street. Ironically, Celtic were the opponents when this record was broken in 1925 and again in 1947!

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Semi final

 

12/04/1919
Easter Road
Hibernian 1 St.Mirren 3 
                          Thomson2 Clark

Att: 30,000

 

O'Hagan, Marshall, Fulton, Perry, McKenna, Anderson, Hodges, Page, Clark, Sutherland, Thomson.

 

 This 30,000 crowd was a new record for a match at Easter Road! Hibernian lost one of their forwards, Gilmour, with a broken collar bone at the start of extra time and Saints were able to take advantage of the extra man!

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Final

26/04/1919
Celtic Park
St.Mirren 3 Hearts 0
Sutherland2 Hodges                  

Att:60,000

O'Hagan, Marshall, Fulton, Perry, McKenna, Anderson, Hodges, Page, Clark, Sutherland, Thomson.  
Saints were awarded a 'Victory Cup Shield' for this match, as no cup had yet been made, but it eventually ended up at Love Street and both trophies remain in the Saints boardroom today!

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Cup winners medal

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Medals were awarded to the eleven winning players along with reserves William Brown and John Granger, Manager John Cochran, the directors and chairman and also the groundsman and trainer.
The one pictured was presented to the groundsman, S.Coyle.
 
Thanks to Richard Atkinson at St Mirren FC for the images of the winners medal.

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Victory Cup Shield

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Victory Cup