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MATCH OF THE OLD DAY.

THOMSON'S CAMPBELL Each week we take a step back in time and give you a match report from a game of yesteryear SUNDAY MAIL May 10, 1964 ST MIRREN 1 THIRD LANARK 0 Scorer: Wilson 74 Centre-forward John "Cockles" Wilson ended the goal drought in Paisley with a good old-fashioned toe-ender 16 minutes from time and blasted Thirds from the top of their Summer Cup section.

The goal came as a surprise to no one as the only Paisley forward who looked like scoring was the converted left-back.

Not for Cockles the short tiptap passes to his inside forward and the shrewd long through balls to the wingers.

Right from the start Wilson, the longest serving player on the Paisley books, got his sleeves rolled up and roared into the Hi-Hi defence. Every time he got the ball on the run, the stand and the enclosure came to life.

He gave John McCormick, the Thirds centre-half, a real hard afternoon's work.

This was St Mirren's first goal in the Summer Cup and it gave them their first win.

But frankly the only difference between the teams was the fair-haired Wilson. He had the strength and determination that was lacking in the rather listless Thirds attack St Mirren: Liney, Murray, Riddell, Clark, Clunie, Gray, Ross, Beck, Wilson, Queen, Robertson.

Third Lanark: Mitchell, Connell, Davis, Little, McCormick, Geddes, Graham, Jackson, Murray, McMorran, McLeod.

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