were formed on the 10th November 1877, barely two months after St.Mirren. However it is widely believed that their first
match was not played until 16th February 1878. This was a match against St.Mirren, the first of many ‘Paisley Derbies’.
This first match was a one-sided affair, Saints running out 7-0 winners. Abercorn played several more matches
over the coming weeks and by the end of March 1878, were again up against Saints. This time they gained a credible 0-0 draw.
The Abbies had arrived! The
first competitive match between Saints and Abercorn was a Scottish Cup match on the 23rd October 1880, which St.Mirren won comfortably 4-1. Over
the years there were only ten national meetings with Abercorn, two Scottish Cups and eight league meetings, St.Mirren just
edging things 5-4, with one draw. Tragedy
was to strike during a friendly match between the clubs on New Years Day 1892 at Underwood Park, when Saints James 'Daddy'
Dunlop fell on a piece of glass and died later in hospital from infection. He was only 23 and was already an internationalist.
A sad loss to the game.
The final meeting
between the teams was a Paisley Charity Cup match during Abercorn’s final season in 1920, Saints taking the honours 2-0.
Complete head to head results
|23/10/1880||Scottish Cup|| ||Blackstoun
|31/05/1884||Paisley Charity Cup ||Final||Westmarch||0-3|
|19/09/1885||Scottish Cup|| ||Blackstoun Park||0-2|
|14/04/1888||Renfrewshire Cup||Final Replay||Cappielow||4-1|
|1889-90||Paisley Charity Cup||Final|| ||5-4|
Cup||Semi Final||Underwood Park||1-6|
|20/09/1890||First Division|| ||Westmarch ||4-2|
|24/01/1891||First Division|| ||Blackstoun Park||1-5|
|1890-91||Renfrewshire Cup||2nd Round|| ||2-2|
|1890-91||Renfrewshire Cup||2nd Round Replay|| ||1-0|
|19/09/1891||First Division|| ||Blackstoun Park||1-1|
|13/02/1892||Renfrewshire Cup||Final||Cappielow ||1-2|
|27/02/1892||First Division|| ||Westmarch||0-3|
|24/03/1892||Paisley Charity Cup||Final||Underwood Park||3-5|
|1892-93||Renfrewshire Cup||Semi Final|| ||1-0|
|17/09/1892||First Division|| ||Westmarch||4-0|
|04/03/1893||First Division|| ||Blackstoun Park||2-1|
|09/06/1894||Paisley Charity Cup||Final||Westmarch||10-0|
|1895-96||Renfrewshire Cup||2nd Round||Love
|19/09/1896||First Division|| ||Love Street||4-2|
|24/10/1896||First Division|| ||Blackstoun Park||2-3|
|1904-05||Paisley Charity Cup||Final 1st Leg||Ralston Park||3-1|
|1904-05||Paisley Charity Cup||Final 2nd Leg||Love Street||0-1|
|26/04/1910||Renfrewshire Cup||Final||Love Street||2-0|
|1911-12||Renfrew Victoria Cup||Final||Ralston
|30/03/1912||Renfrew Victoria Cup||Final Replay||Love
|1912-13||Paisley Charity Cup||Final|| ||1-2|
Charity Cup||Final||Love Street||0-1|
|1917-18||Renfrewshire Cup||Semi Final||Love Street||3-0|
|1917-18||Paisley Charity Cup||Final|| ||3-0|
Charity Cup||Final||Love Street||2-0|