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1982-83

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1982-83

Saints visited the Isle of Man prior to the start of the season and played a glamour friendly against Sunderland. Goals from Lex Richardson and Frank McAvennie gave Saints a great 2-1 win.
Richardson continued his scoring exploits when the competitive action started with a hat-trick in the opening League Cup tie against Ayr United in a 3-1 win. That set Saints up for anther crack at a quarter final, but after a 1-1 draw in the first leg they lost 2-1 to Hearts in the return.
Again it was the Scottish Cup that kept the interest going through the season with Dundee United, Morton and Airdrie knocked out, setting up a semi final with Rangers. For the second season in a row a replay was needed following a 1-1 draw. In the replay Rangers were awarded a very controversial goal when it was not clear if the ball had actually crossed the line. Saints players on the line claim it was cleared and TV pictures appear to back up that argument. However saints were out again in controversial circumstances!
League form remained unspectacular and again a top five finish was achieved.

Competitive Results
Premier Division
04/09/1982 Hibernian Easter Road 0-0  
11/09/1982 Celtic Love Street 1-2 Richardson
18/09/1982 Aberdeen Love Street 1-1 Scanlon
25/09/1982 Dundee United Tannadice 0-3  
02/10/1982 Kilmarnock love Street 3-2 McDougall McAvennie Stark
09/10/1982 Motherwell Fir Park 0-2  
16/10/1982 Rangers Love Street 2-2 Scanlon McDougall
23/10/1982 Dundee Dens park 1-1 McAvennie
30/10/1982 Morton Love Street 1-1 Fitzpatrick
06/11/1982 Hibernian Love Street 3-0 Fulton McAvennie Somner
13/11/1982 Celtic Parkhead 0-5  
20/11/1982 Aberdeen Pittodrie 0-4  
27/11/1982 Dundee United Love Street 0-2  
04/12/1982 Kilmarnock Rugby Park 2-2 McAvennie Somner
11/12/1982 Motherwell Love Street 3-0 Scanlon2 Abercromby
18/12/1982 Rangers Ibrox 0-1  
27/12/1982 Dundee Love Street 0-0  
01/01/1983 Morton Cappielow 0-2  
03/01/1983 Hibernian Easter Road 1-1 OG
08/01/1983 Celtic Love Street 0-1  
15/01/1983 Aberdeen Love Street 1-1 Scanlon
22/01/1983 Dundee United Tannadice 2-3 McDougall Somner
05/02/1983 Kilmarnock Love Street 2-0 Stark McDougall
26/02/1983 Rangers Love Street 1-0 Fitzpatrick
01/03/1983 Motherwell Fir Park 0-0  
05/03/1983 Dundee Dens Park 5-2 Scanlon2 Fitzpatrick Wardrop Logan
16/03/1983 Morton Love Street 2-3 Stark2
19/03/1983 Hibernian Love Street 3-0 Fulton Somner Logan
26/03/1983 Celtic Parkhead 1-1 Fulton
02/04/1983 Aberdeen Pittodrie 1-0 McEachran
09/04/1983 Dundee United Love Street 1-2 Somner
23/04/1983 Motherwell Love Street 4-0 McAvennie3 McDougall
27/04/1983 Kilmarnock Rugby Park 2-2 McAvennie2
30/04/1983 Rangers Ibrox 0-4  
09/05/1983 Dundee Love Street 2-1 McDougall Logan
14/05/1983 Morton Cappielow 2-0 McDougall2
Scottish Cup
29/01/1983 3rd Rnd Dundee United Love Street 1-0 Somner
19/02/1983 4th Rnd Morton Cappielow 2-0 McDougall2
12/03/1983 ¼  Final Airdrie Broomfield 5-0 Stark3 McAvennie Scanlon
16/04/1983 Semi Final Rangers Parkhead 1-1 OG
19/04/1983 Replay Rangers Hampden Park 0-1  
League Cup
14/08/1982 Sectional Tie Ayr United Love Street 3-1 Richardson3
18/08/1982 Sectional Tie Queen of the South Palmerston 1-0 McDougall
21/08/1982 Sectional Tie Stirling Albion Annfield 3-0 Stark McAvennie2
25/08/1982 Sectional Tie Queen of the South Love Street 6-0 Stark2 McDougall2 McAvennie2
28/08/1982 Sectional Tie Ayr United Somerset Park 1-2 McDougall
01/09/1982 Sectional Tie Stirling Albion Annfield 0-0  
08/09/1982 ¼ Final 1st Leg Hearts Love Street 1-2 Logan
22/09/1982 ¼ Final 2nd LegHearts Tynecastle 1-1 Stark

Top scorers

League

Scottish

Cup

League

Cup

Total

McAvennie

9

1

4

14

McDougall

8

2

4

14

Stark

4

3

4

11

Scanlon

7

1

-

8

Somner

5

1

-

6

Logan

3

-

1

4

Richardson

1

-

3

4

Fitzpatrick

3

-

-

3

Fulton

3

-

-

3

Abercromby

1

-

-

1

Wardrop

1

-

-

1

McEachran

1

-

-

1