Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Threave Rovers FC v Creetown FC

South Of Scotland Regional League Cup
Threave Rovers FC 9 Creetown FC 1
Meadow Park Castle Douglas

Saturday October 26th 2013 3pm Kick Off 
Attendance 102 (Capacity 1,500)
Weather Cold And Wet +11
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 Fact
Threave Rovers Football Club are a football club from Castle Douglas in Dumfries and GallowayScotland. Formed in October 1953, the club plays its home games at Meadow Park and plays in the Lowland Football League.
Threave spent their early years engaged in friendlies and local cup competitions until they became a senior club in 1959 and replaced Whithorn in the South of Scotland Football League. They played for many years in the South of Scotland League, winning the championship seven times, before moving to the East of Scotland Football League in 1998–99, (while simultaneously running a reserve team in the South of Scotland League).
In the 2007–08 Scottish Cup, they produced one of the biggest shocks when the club defeated Third Division side Stenhousemuir 1–0 in the second round.[1] Their reward was a home tie with Raith Rovers in the third round, but Threave lost the game 0–5.
Threave won the league in the 2008-09 season. The 2009–10 season proved to be another successful one for Threave, who retained the league title, losing only one match all season.
On Saturday 23 October 2010, Threave progressed to the third round of the Scottish Cup with a 4–2 win against Edinburgh City at Meadowbank Stadium. The third round draw saw Rovers once again pitted against old foes Stenhousemuir, and despite leading 2-0 at Ochilview Park, they were pegged back to 2-2 at the final whistle. Threave subsequently lost the replay 1-5 at Meadow Park on Wednesday 12 January 2011, (originally scheduled for Saturday 27 November 2010, the third round replay was delayed for over six weeks following 15 weather-related postponements). The 2010-11 season proved as successful as the last two when Rovers defeated rivals Dalbeattie Star in front of 350 spectators at Islecroft in the penultimate game of the season to complete a hat-trick of league wins. The Castle Douglas side also lifted the Potts Cup after winning a penalty shoot-out 3-0 against Crichton at Hospital Park, they also won the Cree Lodge Cup after beating St. Cuthbert Wanderers 5-1 in the final.
Threave joined the Lowland Football League in 2013. From Wikipedia

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Annan Athletic v Buckie Thistle

Scottish Cup 2nd Round Replay
Annan Athletic 4 Buckie Thistle 0
 Galabank

Saturday October 19th 2013 3pm Kick Off 
Attendance 338 (Capacity 3,000)
Weather Warm And dry +19































A Fact
Annan Athletic, who were then playing in the Carlisle and District League, moved to Galabank in 1953. They had previously been based at Mafeking Park since the 1946-47 season. The club rejoined Scottish football in 1977, playing in theSouth of Scotland League and later the East of Scotland League. This enabled the club to attempt to qualify for the Scottish Cup, and Galabank hosted its first match in the national competition against Stranraer on 15 December 1979.[2]
On 3 July 2008 Annan Athletic were accepted into the Scottish Football League for the first time, to replace defunct club Gretna.[3] Consequently Galabank began hosting Annan's games in the Scottish Football League Third Division in the 2008–09 season.
A party from the SFL inspected Galabank before Annan were accepted into the league. They deemed it to be of the required standard, with the provision that Annan install floodlights, which the club did before the start of their first season in the lowest tier of the Scottish Football League. Galabank has a capacity of 3,000.[4]
The grass pitch was removed and a new 3G artificial surface was installed for the 2012–13 season.[5] Since 2012, Galabank has been shared by South of Scotland League club Mid-Annandale, whose previous ground in Lockerbie had become unusable.[6]
The highest ever official attendance to watch a match at Galabank was 2,517, set in a goalless draw against Rangers on 15 September 2012.[1] From Wikipedia