Beechwood Park (Cap.4,000) Auchinleck
Home Of Auchinleck Talbot FC
Pictures Taken Friday April 1st 2016
Auchinleck Talbot Football Club is a Scottish football club based in Auchinleck, near Kilmarnock, Ayrshire. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they currently compete in the SJFA West Super League Premier Division, where they are the first club to win the league three years in a row, 2013, 2014 & 2015. They play in a local derby against near neighbours and biggest rivals Cumnock Juniors
The club colours are amber and black, as is their badge, which denotes their achievement of winning the Scottish Junior Cup 11 times with as many stars.
Auchinleck Talbot was formed in 1909 and are named after Lord Talbot de Maldahide, the man who gave them their Beechwood Park home.
Beechwood Park opened in 1909 with a charity match between The Old Players and The Merchants. Talbot made their team debut the same year when they defeat the juvenile side Highhouse Rangers 4–0. Weeks later they lost their first competitive game at Cronberry Eglinton in the league. Their first win came in September 1909 when they defeat Patna Doon Athletic in their first Scottish Junior Cup tie.
Talbot folded in 1916 due to financial problems and the First World War but made a comeback four years later, winning the Ayrshire Cup by defeating Irvine Meadow 3–0 at Rugby Park. That same year they set a club goalscoring record in the Scottish Junior Cup, defeating Craigbank 11–0 at Beechwood, a scoreline surpassed in 2008 when Talbot beat Nairn St. Ninian 13–1.
The club have won the Scottish Junior Cup eleven times since 1920. They have won the league championship on 14 occasions (eleven Ayrshire League, three West of Scotland Super League Premier Division). They are the only club to have won the Scottish Junior Cup three times in a row. They won the West of Scotland Cup nine years out of ten between 1979 and 1989 under Willie Knox.They won it again in 2013–14.
The club opened a new stand with a friendly match against local Scottish league side Ayr United on 9 October 2005 (the senior side winning 6–2).