Saints first won the Reserve League Cup in 1977-78.
They repeated the victory in season
2005-06, but this victory is overshadowed a bit by the first team who won the double of Scottish First Division and League
Challenge Cup in the same year.
United (A) 1-2
Ayr United (H) 6-1
Queens Park (H) 2-0
Queens Park (A) 3-1
Dundee (H) 2-2
Dundee (A) 4-1
12/05/78 Rangers (H) 1-0
Rangers (A) 1-1
St Mirren 7 Stenhousemuir 4 Saints scorers:- Mehmet 4, Maxwell, Gemmill, McKenna
Having received a bye in the first round Saints met Stenhousemuir in round two and the teams served up an 11 goal
thriller!Saints took the lead through Billy Mehmet early in the game but found themselves 3-1 down at the interval courtesy
of two penalties and a goal just on half time.In the second half goals from Ian Maxwell and Scott Gemmill brought the game level before David McKenna put Saints
levelled again before the end taking the match into extra time.There was no scoring in the first period of extra time, but the second period
saw three goals from Billy Mehmet take Saints through 7-4.
Danny McColgan, Iain Milne, Ryan McCay, Mark Reilly,
David Barron, Ian Maxwell, John Baird, Craig Molloy, Billy Mehmet, Brian McGinty, Mark Corcoran.
St.Mirren 2 Hamilton
Saints scorers:- Weir, Baird
The semi final paired Saints with Hamilton Accies and as in the previous game Saints found themselves
behind at the interval courtesy of a Rudi Torres goal.
Early in the second half Robbie Weir
managed to get his head to a rebound and level the match. As the match appeared to be heading for extra time, a Saints free
kick was played short to John Baird and he unleashed an unstoppable shot into the back of the net from 30 yards out!
There was no time for Accies to recover
and Saints were through to the final.
Smith, David Martin, Ryan McCay, Andy Millen, Marc McAusland, Iain Milne, John
Baird, Craig Molloy, Brian McGinty, Robbie Weir, Mark Docherty.
Craig Carr, Steven Anderson, Scott McFarlane, Gary Gillespie, Craig McMahon
St.Mirren 2 St.Johnstone 1
Saints scorers:- Reilly, Docherty
The final of the reserve league cup was
a repeat of the final in 2004 when the Perth saints ran out
This time however saints were determined
to add more silverware to a successful season and gain revenge for 2004.
Like in the two previous rounds Saints
were behind at the break after a Stephen Dobbie penalty gave the Perth
Saints a 1-0 lead just before half time.
They maintained this lead until midway
through the second half when Saints Mark Reilly picked up a loose ball outside the box. With the St.Johnstone defence backing
off he smashed home from around 25 yards for the equaliser.
In the final few minutes with extra time
looking certain Mark Docherty took a pass at the corner of the box and coolly slotted home to win the cup for Saints and avenge
the defeat of two years before.
St Mirren: Chris Smith, Chris
McMenamin, Ryan McCay, Mark Reilly, Ian Maxwell, David Barron, John Baird, Craig Molloy, Brian McGinty, Robbie Weir, Mark
Subs: Daniel McColgan, Marc
McAusland, Steven Anderson, Craig Marr, Scott McFarlane.