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1982 Junior Cup Final

Blantyre Victoria 1 - 0 Baillieston

After beating the topscorers of the tournament, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy, in the Semi-Final thanks to a brace from Ian Kennedy. The Vics were Ibrox bound, underdogs, facing a formidable Baillieston side. 

As the pundits had predicted Baillieston had the Vics on the back foot for the vast majority of the first half of the final. Junior veteran Billy Paterson, in his seventh junior cup final, came very close to scoring just before half-time as his looping header hit the topside of the cross bar. 

Baillieston began the second half like they did the first. Pushing forward but converting possession into chances was proving difficult for the Glasgow side. The Vics defense of Coggill, Grant and McVie proved too strong it seemed.

In the 77th minute Billy Muldoon dinked a ball over the top of the Bailliestion back-line  to find John McGurk who hooked the ball over Ronnie Lowrie to give the Vics the lead.

This goal proved the difference in the end, despite Bailliestons best efforts it was the Vics who lifted their third Scottish Junior Cup.

1982 Junior Cup Celebrations at Ibrox
Tommy Coggill Post Match
1981/82 Squad
Tommy Coggill Post Match with the Scottish Junior Cup
Tommy Coggill at the trophy presentation
The Vics fans in the Ibrox Main Stand
Blantyre Vics Squad in front of the Copland Road Stand with the Scottish Junior Cup
John McGurk scoring
Tommy Coggill and Willie McVie
1982 Final Story: Text
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