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1950 Junior Cup Final

Blantyre Victoria 3 - 0 Cumnock

In May 1950, made it to the Scottish Junior Cup Final after seeing off seven sides over ten matches, including wins against Beith, Kilbirnie and Stoneyburn (who they faced three times in the semi-final - due to replays). Centre-forward James Swan and captain Alec Young were the key players in the Vics squad that year. Swan scoring seven of the seventeen goals in their cup campaign and Young was the captain of the Scottish Junior international side. 

The Vics faced Cumnock in the final, in front of 44,402 spectators at Hampden Park. The first half of the match proved to be uneventful as both sides went in for half-time, neither getting the opener. Then, in the second half Blantyre Vics turned on the style as former Clyde midfielder Jacky Gill opened the scoring shortly after the break. Later on in the second half the competitions top goalscorer, James Swan, doubled Blantyre's lead with a header from close range. Afterwards Thomas Rennicks weaved his through the Cumnock defense and then slotted home the Vics third of the match. 

This side was one of, if not thee greatest side to ever grace the Blantyre Vics jersey. Utter dominance throughout the season which seen them lift the clubs first ever Scottish Junior Cup - in emphatic style. 

Blantyre Line-Up: John Warren (GK), William Gilmour, Alec McCulloch, John Allan, Alec Young (c), George Wright, Jack Gill, Robert Herbert, James Swan, James Lennon, Thomas Rennick.

Cumnock Line-Up: Ernest Nash (GK), Thomas Hunter, John McCartney, Robert Knox, James McCulloch (c), David McDonald, John Stewart, Murdo McLeod, John Cleland, Andrew Duncan, Peter Yuill.

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