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Second Division Champions 1967-68

Season 1967-68 was to be one of Saints greatest ever seasons. Following relegation in the previous season, the team had to rebuild and that job fell to manager Alex Wright who had replaced Doug Millward in December 1967- too late to prevent relegation.
During the season Alex Wright used only 21 players, although six of them played less than five matches- so the nucleus of the squad was fifteen men!

Only one man played in every game, including Scottish, League, Renfrewshire and Charity Cups- Jim Thorburn. Top scorer was Peter Kane who notched 25 league goals and 29 in all competition.
By the end of the season Saints were back on the map and in the top division again, after a season to remember.

Saints won the Second Division title, creating many club and league records, several of which still stand to this day!

 

 

League Records

During the time of this league set-up from 1922-1975:-

1) Saints points total of 62 was bettered only four times.

2) The goal average of 4.348 was bettered only twice.    

3) 23 goals lost was bettered once and equalled once.                              

4) Only one other team went a season with 1 loss.                                                        

 Club Records

During this season Saints created several club records that still stand today:-

1) 27 victories                  

2) 16 consecutive victories

3) Only one defeat           

4) Undefeated at home    

5) 13 away victories        

6) Only 23 goals conceded (equalled in 2004-05)

7) Goal average of 4.348

8) Goal difference of +77

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The team that clinched the title in a 1-1 draw with Arbroath at Love Street on the 17th April 1968
 
Back: McLaughlin, Murray, Connell, Thorburn, Fulton, McFadden, Renton
 Front: Duffy, Copland, Blair, Pinkerton, Hamilton