Fri, 28th Aug 2020 15:15

The Sporting Medals & Trophies Auction

 
  Lot 1770
 

AIRDRIE F.C. INTEREST - AN EXTREMELY RARE SCOTTISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE SPRING CUP WINNERS GOLD MEDAL

Sold for £800


 

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE SPRING CUP WINNERS GOLD MEDAL,
awarded to Tommy Walker of Airdrieonians F.C., the obverse with central shield shaped plaque with red enamel lion rampant motif, within blue enamel border inscribed 'Scottish Football League', the reverse inscribed 'Spring Cup 1975-76 Winner', 37mm high including bale, maker JWB, in nine carat gold, 6.9g

Note: The Spring Cup was a Scottish football tournament played just once, in 1976. The cup was introduced for members of Division One and Two of the Scottish Football League in the wake of league reconstruction in 1975. The final of the Spring Cup took place on 3 May 1976 at Firhill, Airdrieonians F.C. vs. Clydebank F.C. The Airdie side saw goals from McCulloch (74', 106') and McVeigh (105') followed by a fourth goal by Tommy Walker, who scored the closing goal in the final moments of extra time to secure a 4-2 win for the Airdrieonians. A vote to end the competition came shortly after, cementing Airdieonians status as the first and only team ever to lift the Spring Cup.

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