Kynoch Park

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Kynoch Park
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Keith take on Fraserburgh at Kynoch Park in the club's Highland League winning season of 2006–07
Location Balloch Road, Keith,
Moray, Scotland
Owner Keith F.C.
Capacity 4,000 (370 seated)
Record attendance 5,820 v Celtic
4 February 1928
Field size 110 x 70 yards[1]
Construction
Built 1922
Tenants
Keith F.C. (1924–present)

Kynoch Park is a football ground in Keith in the north-east Scotland, which is the home ground of Highland Football League side Keith F.C.. It is located on Balloch Road in the east of the town and has a capacity of 4,000 with 370 seated.[1][2]

History[edit]

Keith F.C. was originally founded in 1910 and then reformed on 26 January 1919.[3] The club played their game homes games at Seafield Park whilst competing in the Huntly and District League until 1922, when Sir John Kynoch donated Kynoch Park.[3] Keith were admitted to the Highland Football League two years later in 1924 and have played their home games at Kynoch Park in the league ever since.[1][3]

The club's first ever Scottish Cup tie at Kynoch Park came in 1928 against opponents Dalbeattie Star with Keith winning 5–2 to progress to the next round.[3] The club was then drawn against Scottish giants Celtic in the second round, also at home.[4] This game resulted in the highest attendance recorded at Kynoch Park when 5,820 spectators watched the club take on Celtic in the 6–1 defeat of the home side in February 1928.[1][3][5] The club has also been drawn against Rangers at home in the Scottish Cup in 1995–96 but chose to move the venue to Pittodrie Stadium in Aberdeen.[3][5] 15,000 spectators watched Keith lose 10–1 in the third round match. Rangers went on to win the tournament that season.

Transport[edit]

The nearest railway station is Keith railway station[1][2] which is around a 20 minute walk from the ground. The station lies on the main Aberdeen to Inverness Line.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Keith F.C., The Scottish Highland Football League. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  2. ^ a b non-league scotland - Keith FC, nonleaguescotland.co.uk. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b c d e f Club History, Keith Football Club. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  4. ^ Scottish FA Cup 1927-1928 : Second Round, statto.com. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
  5. ^ a b Traynor, Jim (15 January 1996). "Enjoy your day of glory little Keith". The Herald (Herald & Times Group). Retrieved 5 November 2011. 

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Coordinates: 57°32′27″N 2°56′41″W / 57.54083°N 2.94472°W / 57.54083; -2.94472