Penalty Kick Scorers (Post WWII)

PlayerDate of First PenaltyNumber Scored
David Lapsley10/09/194929
Ian Scanlon26/08/198118
Ricky Gillies02/01/200116
Willie Telfer06/12/194714
Bobby McKean25/08/197312
Jamie McGrath04/12/202012
Brian McGinty02/08/200311
Doug Somner28/08/197910
Billy Stark05/10/19779
Walter Borthwick09/08/19759
Iain Munro25/08/19719
Kenny McLean29/08/20128
Paul McGowan24/09/20118
Mark Yardley16/01/19966
Billy Mehmet18/03/20085
Stewart Kean27/08/20055
Peter Weir26/11/19885
Ian Cameron04/04/19875
Gardner Speirs23/02/19855
Tommy Robertson15/08/19645
Jim Clunie15/10/19605
Bobby Holmes31/12/19555
Harry Davis03/02/20184
Steven Thompson25/05/20154
Robert Dawson20/11/19934
Eddie Gallagher20/03/19934
Gunni Torfason04/10/19894
Robert Torrance07/08/19764
Ian McShane28/10/20173
Brian Hetherston08/08/19963
Tom Black22/12/19903
Frank McGarvey17/09/19773
Cammie Murray17/02/19683
John McTurk06/01/19603
Willie Reid15/09/19453
Stevie Mallan19/03/20162
Michael Higdon07/11/20102
John Sutton18/02/20062
Tom Brown16/01/19992
Gerry Creaney24/10/19982
Campbell Money02/12/19922
Jack McGillivray25/10/19752
Alex Beckett10/08/19742
Brian Third15/08/19732
Ally McLeod30/12/19722
Ian Lister28/02/19702
Tommy Gemmell16/04/19602
Jackie McGugan12/12/19592
Ian Riddell12/09/19592
Bobby Adamson16/10/19652
Bobby Carroll16/11/19632
Danny Mullen17/07/20181
Myles Hippolyte17/04/20181
Cammy Smith09/12/20171
Rory Loy18/03/20171
Gregg Wylde01/01/20151
Lewis Guy29/09/20121
Nigel Hasselbaink23/08/20111
Craig Dargo24/04/20111
Jim Hamilton13/01/20091
Richard Brittain16/01/20071
John O’Neill30/10/20041
Andy Millen03/01/20041
Martin Cameron26/10/20021
Steven McGarry20/10/19991
Hugh Murray25/09/19991
Alex Bone21/01/19951
Steve Watson17/09/19941
Chic Charnley17/10/19921
Paul Lambert15/08/19871
Lex Richardsson25/09/19791
Jimmy Bone15/04/19781
Tony Fitzpatrick10/09/19771
Derek Hyslop05/03/19771
Graham Hart02/02/19741
Tommy Bryceland26/04/19721
Jim Blair30/08/19691
Peter Kane09/09/19671
Billy Faulds25/09/19651
Don Kerrigan17/08/19631
George McLean22/12/19621
Jim Rodger12/09/19591
Peter McKay01/02/19581
Alex Crowe14/03/19531
Arthur Milne18/08/19481
Jimmy Drinkwater05/04/19471
? Black25/08/19451
Anders Dreyer06/04/20191
Simeon Jackson10/11/20181
Oan Djorkaeff17/07/20191
Connor Ronan09/02/20221
Mark O’Hara23/07/20221
Jonah Ayunga06/08/20221

27/08/2022 (Hibernian H)





Premiership

 


St. Mirren Park
Paisley
St. Mirren1-0Hibernian
Baccus 6 
Att: 5,343 Referee: Graham Grainger
No PlayerRating
1Trevor CARSON8
22Marcus FRASER 8
18Charles DUNNE 9
31Declan GALLAGHER 8
23Ryan STRAIN 9
2Richard TAIT 8
16Ethan ERHAHON (79)7
6Mark O’HARA 7
20Keanu BACCUS 9
7Jonah AYUNGA (67)7
10Curtis MAIN (76)8
Substitutes
12Jay HENDERSON
4Joe SHAUGHNESSY
25Kieran OFFORD
13Alex GOGIC (86) 7
21Alex GREIVE
9Eamonn BROPHY (67)7
8Ryan FLYNN
11Greg KILTIE (76)7
27Peter URMINSKY (G)
AVERAGE PLAYER RATING7.85
SAINTSCATEGORYHIBERN
14Shots14
2On Target1
30Possession %70
194Passes455
54Accuracy %81
8Fouls12
1Yellow Cards3
0Red Cards0
2Offsides1
4Corners10

Hibernian: Marshall, Cadden (Miller 87), Porteous, Hanlon, Cabraja (Stevenson 70), Doyle-Hayes, Newell, Campbell (Henderson 70), Boyle, Youan (Melkersen 57), Doidge (Bojang 87)
Subs Not Used: Schofield, Kenneh, Jair, McGregor

PosTeamPGDPts
1Rangers51113
2Celtic41112
3Aberdeen569
4Motherwell519
5St Mirren519
6Hearts427
7Livingston5-56
8Hibernian5-15
9Kilmarnock5-74
10St Johnstone4-53
11Ross County5-73
12Dundee Utd4-71

2022/23 Squad

Stats accurate as of post Hibernian match on 27/8/22

Trevor Carson

DOB: 5th March 1988
Born: Downpatrick, N Ireland
Nationality: Northern Irish (8 caps)
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 1
Date signed: 25/05/2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 9th July 2022 v Arbroath

Apps: 6
Clean Sheets: 3

Total Saints Apps: 6
Total Clean Sheets: 3

Dean Lyness

DOB: 20th July 1991
Born: Birmingham, England
Nationality: English
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 26
Date signed: 22/09/2018
Signed by: Oran Kearney
Debut: 15th Dec 2018 v Aberdeen

Apps: 0
Clean Sheets: 0

Total Saints Apps: 13
Total Clean Sheets: 4

Peter Urminsky

DOB: 24th May 1999
Born: Trnava, Slovakia
Nationality: Slovakian
Position: Goalkeeper
Squad Number: 27
Date signed: 27/01/2020
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 16th July 2022 v Cowdenbeath

Apps: 3
Clean Sheets: 1

Total Saints Apps: 3
Total Clean Sheets: 1

Richard Tait

DOB: 2nd December 1989
Born: Galashiels, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Full Back/Wing Back
Squad Number: 2
Date signed: 18th June 2020
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 1st August 2020 v Livingston

Apps: 7
Goals: 1

Total Saints Apps: 80
Total Goals:
3

Scott Tanser

DOB: 23rd October 1994
Born: Blackpool, England
Nationality: English
Position: Left Back/Wing Back
Squad Number: 3
Date signed: 7th June 2021
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 13th July 2021 v Dunfermline

Apps: 4
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 42
Total Goals:
2

Joe Shaughnessy

DOB: 6th July 1992
Born: Galway, Ireland
Nationality: Irish
Position: Centre Back
Squad Number: 4
Date signed: 20th July 2020
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 1st August 2020 v Livingston

Apps: 7
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 85
Total Goals:
6

Charles Dunne

DOB: 13th February 1993
Born: Lambeth, England
Nationality: Irish
Position: Centre Back
Squad Number: 18
Date signed: 2nd June 2021
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 13th July 2021 v Dunfermline

Apps: 8
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 34
Total Goals:
0

Marcus Fraser

DOB: 23rd June 1994
Born: Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Right Back/Centre Back
Squad Number: 22
Date signed: 28th July 2020
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 1st August 2020 v Livingston

Apps: 6
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 94
Total Goals: 4

Ryan Strain

DOB: 2nd April 1997
Born: Coventry, England
Nationality: Australian
Position: Right Back/Wing Back
Squad Number: 23
Date signed: 28th June 2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 16th July 2022 v Cowdenbeath

Apps: 8
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 8
Total Goals: 0

Declan Gallagher

DOB: 13th February 1991
Born: Rutherglen, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish (9 caps)
Position: Centre Back
Squad Number: 31
Date signed: 26th June 2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 9th July 2022 v Arbroath

Apps: 6
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 6
Total Goals: 0

Mark O’Hara

DOB: 12th December 1995
Born: Barrhead, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Central Midfield
Squad Number: 6
Date signed: 1st June 2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 9th July 2022 v Arbroath

Apps: 8
Goals: 1

Total Saints Apps: 8
Total Goals: 1

Ryan Flynn

DOB: 4th September 1988
Born: Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Central Midfield/Full Back
Squad Number: 8
Date signed: 15th January 2018
Signed by: Jack Ross
Debut: 20th January 2018 v Aberdeen

Apps: 5
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 116
Total Goals: 2

Greg Kiltie

DOB: 18th January 1997
Born: Irvine, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Central Midfield
Squad Number: 11
Date signed: 6th June 2021
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 13th July 2021 v Dunfermline

Apps: 8
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 40
Total Goals: 5

Jay Henderson

DOB: 21st February 2002
Born: Irvine, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Winger
Squad Number: 12
Date signed: 1st June 2015
Signed by: Youth Academy
Debut: 10th April 2021 v Motherwell

Apps: 3
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 35
Total Goals: 2

Alex Gogic

DOB: 13th April 1994
Born: Nicosia, Cyprus
Nationality: Cypriot (12 caps)
Position: Centre Back/Midfield
Squad Number: 13
Date signed: 22nd August 2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 1st February 2022 v Motherwell

Apps: 1
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 16
Total Goals: 1

Dylan Reid

DOB: 1st March 2005
Born: Kilbirnie, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Central Midfield
Squad Number: 15
Date signed: 30th May 2019
Signed by: Youth Academy
Debut: 7th March 2021 v Rangers

Apps: 2
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 6
Total Goals: 0

Ethan Erhahon

DOB: 9th May 2001
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish (1 u21 cap)
Position: Central Midfield
Squad Number: 16
Date signed: 30th May 2017
Signed by: Youth Academy
Debut: 28th April 2018 v Falkirk

Apps: 9
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 107
Total Goals: 4

Keanu Baccus

DOB: 7th June 1998
Born: Durban, South Africa
Nationality: Australian (13 u23 caps)
Position: Central Midfield
Squad Number: 17
Date signed: 30th June 2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 23rd July 2022 v FC Edinburgh

Apps: 6
Goals: 1

Total Saints Apps: 6
Total Goals: 1

Fraser Taylor

DOB: 17th January 2004
Born: Paisley, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Midfield
Squad Number: 30
Date signed: 21st December 2021
Signed by: Youth Academy
Debut: 23rd July 2022 v FC Edinburgh

Apps: 1
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 1
Total Goals: 0

Jonah Ayunga

DOB: 24th May 1997
Born: Beaminster, England
Nationality: Kenyan
Position: Forward
Squad Number: 7
Date signed: 1st June 2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 9th July 2022 v Arbroath

Apps: 9
Goals: 5

Total Saints Apps: 9
Total Goals: 5

Eamonn Brophy

DOB: 10th March 1996
Born: Glasgow, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish (1 cap)
Position: Forward
Squad Number: 9
Date signed: 6th January 2020
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 9th January 2020 v Motherwell

Apps: 5
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 41
Total Goals: 8

Curtis Main

DOB: 20th June 1992
Born: South Shields, England
Nationality: English
Position: Forward
Squad Number: 10
Date signed: 7th June 2021
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 13th July 2021 v Dunfermline

Apps: 5
Goals: 2

Total Saints Apps: 39
Total Goals: 6

Toysoi Olusanya

DOB: 14th October 1997
Born: Lambeth, England
Nationality: English
Position: Forward
Squad Number: 20
Date signed: 17th June 2022
Signed by: Stephen Robinson
Debut: 9th July 2022 v Arbroath

Apps: 4
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 4
Total Goals: 0

Alex Greive

DOB: 13th May 1999
Born: Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality: New Zealand (4 caps/2 goals)
Position: Forward
Squad Number: 21
Date signed: 7th January 2022
Signed by: Jim Goodwin
Debut: 18th January 2022 v Dundee Utd

Apps: 8
Goals: 1

Total Saints Apps: 28
Total Goals: 4

Kieran Offord

DOB: 29th March 2004
Born: Wishaw, Scotland
Nationality: Scottish
Position: Forward
Squad Number: 25
Date signed: 7th April 2020
Signed by: Youth Academy
Debut: 22nd December 2021 v Celtic

Apps: 3
Goals: 0

Total Saints Apps: 4
Total Goals: 0

31/07/2022 (Motherwell H)




Premiership

 


St Mirren Park
Paisley
St. Mirren0-1 Motherwell
 v. Veen 42 p
Lamie 82
Att: 5,668 Referee: John Beaton
No PlayerRating
1Trevor CARSON6
4Joe SHAUGHNESSY 6
18Charles DUNNE 6
31Declan GALLAGHER 8
23Ryan STRAIN (74)7
3Scott TANSER (52)7
16Ethan ERHAHON 9
6Mark O’HARA (46)7
20Keanu BACCUS 9
7Jonah AYUNGA 8
21Alex GREIVE (62)6
Substitutes
12Jay HENDERSON (74)7
22Marcus FRASER
25Kieran OFFORD
15Dylan REID
10Curis MAIN (62) 7
9Eamonn BROPHY
8Ryan FLYNN (46)7
21Richard TAIT (52)7
27Peter URMINSKY (G)
AVERAGE PLAYER RATING7.13
SaintsCategoryM’Well
19Shots9
9On Target2
49Possession %51
342Passes367
66Accuracy %64
9Fouls11
4Yellow Cards4
0Red Cards1
1Offsides0
8Corners2

Motherwell: Kelly, McGinn (O’Donnell 20), Solholm, Lamie, Carroll, Maguire, Goss (Speirs 68), Spittal (Cornelius 62), Morris (Efford 68), Shields, Van Veen (Mugabi 85)
Subs Not Used: Fox, Tierney, Mahon, Ferrie 

PosTeamPGDPts
1Celtic123
2Hearts113
3Rangers113
4Hibernian113
5Motherwell113
6Dundee Utd101
7Kilmarnock101
8Livingston1-10
9Ross County1-10
10St Johnstone1-10
11St Mirren1-10
12Aberdeen1-20

23/07/2022 (FC Edinburgh H)





League Cup Group E

 



St Mirren Park
Paisley

St Mirren

3-1

FC Edinburgh
O’Hara 8 p
Ayunga 25

Ayunga 46
 

Handling 53

Att: 1,047 Referee: Craig Napier
No PlayerRating
27Peter URMINSKY6
4Joe SHAUGHNESSY 6
18Charles DUNNE 7
31Declan GALLAGHER 8
23Ryan STRAIN (89)8
2Richard TAIT 8
16Ethan ERHAHON (46)7
6Mark O’HARA (pen)8
20Keanu BACCUS (73)8
7Jonah AYUNGA (63) 8
25Kieran OFFORD (63)7
Substitutes
12Jay HENDERSON
22Marcus FRASER (89)6
30Fraser TAYLOR (73)8
15Dylan REID (46)6
20Toyosi OLUSANYA (63) 6
11Greg KILTIE
8Ryan FLYNN
21Alex GREIVE (63)6
26Dean LYNESS (G)
AVERAGE PLAYER RATING7.06

FC Edinburgh: Ramsbottom, MacDonald, McIntyre (c), Tapping, See (Shanley 66), Handling, Brydon, Fontaine, Brian (Jardine 46, Hamilton 87), Murray (Robertson 76), Crane
Subs Not Used: Quate, Travis, Watson, N.Reid, Docherty

19/07/2022 (Airdrie A)




League Cup Group E

 

Excelsior Stadium
Airdrie
Airdrie 2-0

St Mirren

Devenny 66
Gunn 90+5
  Kiltie 33

Att: 1,127
 Referee: Alan Muir
No PlayerRating
27Peter URMINSKY6
22Marcus FRASER (68)6
18Charles DUNNE6
31Declan GALLAGHER 6
3Scott TANSER (54)7
11Greg KILTIE 5
16Ethan ERHAHON 8
6Mark O’HARA 7
20Toyosi OLUSANYA (36)5
7Jonah AYUNGA 6
21Alex GREIVE (68)6
Substitutes
12Jay HENDERSON
25Kieran OFFORD
9Eamonn BROPHY (68)7
15Dylan REID
4Joe SHAUGHNESSY (68)5
23Ryan STRAIN (54)6
8Ryan FLYNN (36)6
2Richard TAIT
26Dean LYNESS (G)
AVERAGE PLAYER RATING6.14

Airdrieonians: Rae, Ballantyne, McCabe, Fordyce, Gallagher (Kouider-Aissa 80), Frizzell, Smith, Watson, Devenny (Gunn 85), Deveney (Gibson 85), McGill
Subs Not Used: Hutton, Tran, Spalding

16/07/2023 (Cowdenbeath A)




League Cup Group E

 

Central Park, Cowdnbth
Cowdnbth0-2 St Mirren
  

Ayunga 19 Ayunga 23

Att: 683  Referee: Craig Napier
No PlayerRating
27Peter URMINSKY6
23Ryan STRAIN6
4Joe SHAUGHNESSY 6
18Charles DUNNE6
3Scott TANSER (60)6
8Ryan FLYNN (60)7
16Ethan ERHAHON (79)8
6Mark O’HARA 7
25Kieran OFFORD (61)7
7Jonah AYUNGA 8
21Alex GREIVE (75)7
Substitutes
12Jay HENDERSON (75)7
15Dylan REID (79)6
11Greg KILTIE (60)6
2Richard TAIT (61)6
20Toyosi OLUSANYA (60)6
AVERAGE PLAYER RATING6.63
SUBS NOT USED
24Lewis JAMIESON
22Marcus FRASER
31Declan GALLAGHER
26Dean LYNESS (G)

Cowdenbeath Team: McCready, Lemon, Newman, Armstrong (c), Martins (Robinson 46), Garrad, Donaldson, Struthers, Sinclair (Aikamhenze 48), Berry, Graham

09/07/2023 (Arbroath H)




League Cup Group E

 


St Mirren Park
Paisley

St Mirren

0-1

Arbroath

  

Paterson 90+3 mins


Att: 1,923

 Referee: Kevin Clancy
No PlayerRating
1Trevor CARSON 6
22Marcus FRASER 6
4Joe SHAUGHNESSY 6
31Declan GALLAGHER 6
3Scott TANSER 6
11Greg KILTIE 7
16Ethan ERHAHON 8
6Mark O’HARA 6
20Toyosi OLUSANYA (46)5
7Jonah AYUNGA (90)6
21Alex GREIVE (76)6
Substitutes
12Jay HENDERSON (46)7
33Kieran OFFORD (76)7
24Lewis JAMIESON (90)7
AVERAGE PLAYER RATING6.36
SUBS NOT USED
15Dylan REID
18Charles DUNNE
23Ryan STRAIN
8Ryan FLYNN
2Richard TAIT
27Peter URMINSKY (G)

Arbroath Team: Gaston, Thomson, (Fosu 66) Little, O’Brien, Hamilton, Stewart, (Paterson 82) Gold, Jacobs (Low 65), Shanks (Hilson 61), McKenna & Linn (Craigen 61)

2022/23 FIXTURES & RESULTS

CLICK ON SCORELINE FOR MORE INFORMATION

DateCPOpponentScoreOC
09/07/22LCARBROATH0-1L
16/07/22LCCowdenbeath2-0W
19/07/22LCAirdrie0-2L
23/07/22LCFC EDINB’GH3-1W
31/07/22PMOTHERWELL0-1L
06/08/22PAberdeen1-4L
13/08/22PROSS COUNTY1-0W
20/08/22PDundee Utd3-0W
27/08/22PHIBERNIAN1-0W
03/09/22PSt. Johnstone
10/09/22PHearts
17/09/22PCELTIC
01/10/22PLIVINGSTON
08/10/22PRangers
15/10/22PKILMARNOCK
22/10/22PDUNDEE UTD
29/10/22PHibernian
05/11/22PRoss County
09/11/22PST J’NSTONE
12/11/22PRANGERS
WORLD CUP
17/12/22PMotherwell
24/12/22PABERDEEN
28/12/22PLivingston
02/01/23PKilmarnock
07/01/23PHEARTS
14/01/23PCeltic
21/01/23SC4TBC
28/01/23PMOTHERWELL
01/02/23PAberdeen
04/02/23PHIBERNIAN
11/02/23SC5TBC
18/02/23PROSS COUNTY
25/02/23PSt. Johnstone
04/03/23PCELTIC
11/03/23SCQTBC
18/03/23PDundee Utd
01/04/23PLIVINGSTON
08/04/23PHearts
15/04/23PRangers
22/04/23PKILMARNOCK
29/04/23SCSTBC
06/05/23PPost Split
13/05/23PPost Split
20/05/23PPost Split
24/05/23PPost Split
27/05/23PPost Split
03/06/23SCFTBC

Charles Pringle

A versatile and talented left sided footballer, Charlie Pringle was born on the 18th October 1894 in the then Renfrewshire village of Nitshill to parents Robert and Grace, joining his two older brothers and sister also in the household. Although the family were originally from Ayrshire, father Robert was an engineman and the Pringle’s settled in Renfrewshire for work reasons, moving to the tiny settlement of Inkerman on the outskirts of Paisley when Charlie was just one year old.

This hamlet will not show on any map today, but it stood on Blackstoun Road at the edge of Ferguslie towards Linwood and was built specifically to house employees and their families of the nearby Ironstone mines. In total there was seven pits rich in Ironstone at this exact location, (sixteen in total stretching from Ferguslie to Linwood) but over the decades they also produced a variety of raw materials ranging from crude oil to shale gas and finally became a brickwork by the time Charlie lived here.

The settlement consisted mainly of five banks of cottages and the family lived at number 130 Inkerman Row; however, over the years a store, church, school and schoolhouse, reading rooms and a bowling club were built for the population which peaked about 1000 in the early 1880’s. Today, only one cottage remains along with the school/schoolhouse and the bowling club, with the rest of the hamlet mostly demolished in 1938 and the remaining population relocated to Linwood and Elderslie.

1. Inkerman  

2. Current St Mirren Park  

3. Love Street

4. Underwood Park  

5. Linwood 

6. Johnstone 

X. – Paisley Cross

Life would have been difficult for young Charlie in this hamlet, and within a few years he had two younger siblings alongside him in the family cottage taking the household total to eight, however the area was not connected to the national electricity grid therefore lighting was only available via gas whilst heating options were either a coal or wood fire with the obligatory shared toilet in the back garden for good measure.

The residents of Inkerman had retained a fierce rivalry with neighbouring mining settlements over the years, and a few decades beforehand in July 1859 tensions reached boiling point following a 12th July Orange march from Paisley Cross at 6am which dissected Renfrewshire over the next few hours attacking predominantly Catholic mining and labouring settlements, and ended on the outskirts of Inkerman around 2pm where three hundred residents were ready and waiting at Linwood Bridge for the rampaging mob.

The march by this point contained women and children, and on seeing Inkerman residents ready to defend their village branding hefty mining gear and swords, detoured to the nearby ‘Redan’ mining village just over the Black Cart in Linwood where their numbers were swelled by willing Orangemen ready to battle.

This sectarian fuelled hatred had been intensified by the arrival of thousands of Northern Irish workers (some reports at the time believe it was in fact created entirely by this migration in Renfrewshire) who had transferred their nonsensical differences from Ulster to the central belt of Scotland. This was a new issue for authorities in Paisley as there had be no recordings of such gatherings before 1850 in the area. That said, the Paisley Police are reported to have allowed the mounting violence to continue through Millarston, Johnstone and onto Linwood, and some officers had even taken part.

The shocking violence that eventually took place during the crescendo of this senseless battle upon the crossing over the Black Cart, where one man was killed and several others seriously injured was rather fancifully called “The battle of Linwood Bridge” in local folklore, but with hundreds fighting for an hour on the bridge and sporadic incidents continuing for days after, it would be accurate to suggest it certainly was an extremely serious incident. Inkerman reportedly remained untouched during and after the violence, and casualties in the Oranagmen camp were to be far more serious than that of those defending their village suffered.

Tensions continued for days after, and the residents of Inkerman were reported to have ‘sworn revenge’ for the events of the 12th July and in particular the beating to death of Patrick Rush by retreating Orangemen, an innocent 67 year old Catholic man returning from his work as a besom maker (old broom) and been caught unwittingly in the violence. Special officers were drafted in from Johnstone and eventually 150 members of the Royal Sussex militia joined them after another battle almost took place between the residents The Redan and Inkerman on the 14th of July again of the bridge, which remains intact today on Bridge Street in Linwood:

Although before his time, it is probably accurate to assume this was a tough place for Charlie to be brought up in as these grievances are unlikely to be quickly forgotten, and it is likely he would have developed a resolute and rigid character as a result, but instead of going down the mines or following his farther into engineering, the youngster became a talented footballer and played for local amateur side Inkerman Rangers before joining Maryhill Juniors in 1913. A few years later, Saints recognised the talent of the 5ft & 7 inches tall wing half and bought the 22-year-old for a small fee in what would be Hugh Law’s final signing for the club before John Cochrane took over the following month.

In a similar way to Jock Marshall, Pringle was utilised all over the park during the war years and beyond; also playing at half back, outside left and even as the centre forward, particularly in 1921 on any occasion Dunky Walker was not available, but it was at his natural position of half back where the young local lad flourished.

In his debut season, Pringle would score five times including a goal on his second appearance for the club against Dumbarton and was the heartbeat of the team over several seasons winning many admirers in the press with his accomplished displays, particularly when Saints won the 1919 Victory Cup. The international selection committee were also impressed by Pringle, and on the 25th January 1921 the Saints man lined up for the Scottish League against Ireland, giving the half back a first taste of playing for his country.

The following month on the 12th February, Pringle was selected for the full Scotland squad and made his international debut against Wales during a 2-1 victory for the Scots at Pittodrie in front of 20,824 spectators becoming St Mirren’s eleventh full internationalist, and a proud moment for his family and all inhabitants of his small hamlet on the outskirts of Paisley.

This would turn out to be the only cap Pringle earned in his career, however his form remained excellent for Saints as Cochrane started to build a side capable of challenging for honours, but as always seems to have been the case in Scottish football, clubs were at the mercy of richer ones from England who could buy the cream of our talent and after 143 appearances for Saints over six years, Manchester City purchased the wing half for £1,410 making it officially a club record by virtue of it being just £10 more than the fee Middlesbrough paid for Jock Marshall a few years earlier.

Pringle would spend six seasons at Maine Road playing over 200 matches, including a spell as club captain and played in the 1926 FA Cup final as his former Saints teammates were beating Aberdeen 3-0 on the last game of the 1925/26 season having won the Scottish Cup a fortnight beforehand. Unfortunately, Charlie couldn’t add a medal of his own, and in front of over 91,000 spectators Bolton beat City 1-0.

The following season City were relegated, but bounced back immediately in the 1927/28 campaign with Pringle captaining the side, however this would be his last season at the club as he took the rather unusual step of joining a brand-new club called Manchester Central who played in the regional Lancashire leagues, however there is more to the story than this first suggests.

This new club were founded in 1928 by ex-Manchester City director Charlie Roberts, who was also a former England centre half and appointed former Manchester City, Manchester United and Wales legend Billy Meredith as coach who just happened to be Charlie Pringle’s father in law. The two men appeared together on half a dozen occasions for City when the former Saints man first moved down to England and Meredith incidentally played football until he was 50 years of age in the English top-flight and had an astonishing 34 year playing career, starting in 1890!

Roberts and Meredith believed that this new club could gain support from the east side of Manchester after City had moved from here in 1923 to Maine Road, and although the early signs were good as up to 10,000 turned out for some matches, their route to the football league was blocked by both established Manchester clubs, with United particularly worried they could face proper decline due to their poor financial state should a new club become prominent within the city.

Manchester Central folded after only four years in 1932 as they had no route to the football league, but Pringle left the club a few years beforehand and had spells with Bradford Park Avenue, Lincoln City and Stockport before retiring in 1933.

Later in his life Charlie Pringle became a coach and had a spell back with Saints in the 1940’s but lived the rest of his life out in the Manchester area.