Beith Juniors F.C.

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Beith Juniors
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Full name Beith Juniors Football Club
Nickname(s) The Mighty, The Cabes
Founded 1938
Ground Bellsdale Park, Beith
Ground Capacity 1,500
Chairman John Boal
Manager John Millar
League SJFA West Premiership
2017–18 SJFA West Premier Division, 1st of 12 (champions)

Beith Juniors Football Club are a Scottish football club from the town of Beith, North Ayrshire. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they compete in the SJFA West Region Premiership, having been promoted as runners-up in the First Division in 2013–14, and play at Bellsdale Park. Their main rival is Kilbirnie Ladeside.

History[edit]

Formed in 1938, they play in black and white strips (uniforms) and their nicknames are the Cabes or the Mighty. They were formed as a junior football successor to the disbanded senior side Beith, who had previously competed in the Scottish Football League.

During the 2010–11 season, Beith entered the Scottish Cup at the first round stage after qualifying as champions of the West of Scotland Super League Premier Division. In the first round they defeated Linlithgow Rose 2–0 and Glasgow University 8–1 in the second round. In the third round they faced Second Division Airdrie United and led 2–0 with ten minutes remaining of the tie at the Excelsior Stadium, before full-back Marc McShane was red carded. Paul Lovering scored from the resulting cross and Jamie Bain equalised in injury time. Beith were then defeated 4–3 in the replay at Bellsdale Park.[1]

The club won the Scottish Junior Cup for the first time in 2015–16, defeating Pollok on penalties after a 1–1 draw.[2]

During the 2016-17 season the club entered the Scottish Cup, progressing through two preliminary rounds to the 3rd round where they were defeated by Greenock Morton, 6-0 at Bellsdale Park.

During the 2017-18 season, the club won the West of Scotland Premier Division title pipping Auchinleck Talbot by one point on the final day of the season.

The team have been managed since April 2013 by John Millar. Who previously managed the club from 2008 to May 2012.[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 4 July 2018

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Scotland GK James Digney
Scotland DF Ryan Docherty
Scotland DF Nicky Docherty
Scotland DF Kevin MacDonald
Scotland DF Connor McGlinchey
Scotland DF John Sheridan
Scotland DF Steven Noble
Scotland DF Kevin Green
Scotland DF John Middleton
Scotland MF Richard Burke
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Darren Christie
Scotland MF Paul Frize
Scotland MF David McGowan
Scotland MF Joe Bradley
Scotland MF Jamie Wilson
Scotland FW Thomas Collins
Scotland FW Keir Milliken
Scotland FW Ross McPherson
Scotland FW Andy Reid

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name
Manager John Millar
Coach Steven Convery
Coach Derek Rhoddan
Coach Tam Miller
Physio Iain Anderson

Managers[edit]

Pre-1983, the team was selected by match committee.

  • John Minford: 1983–1989
  • Paul Clarke: 1989–1990
  • Dennis Gray: 1990–1995
  • Dick Brock: 1995–1996
  • Frank Lovering: 1996–1999
  • Neil Muggins: 1999–2000
  • Sandy MacLean: 2000–2001
  • Brian Stevenston: 2001–2002
  • Dennis Gray: July 2002 – April 2006
  • Frank Lynch: May 2006 – March 2008
  • John Millar: March 2008 – May 2011
  • Stevie Easton: June 2011 – November 2012
  • Frank Lynch: November 2012 – March 2013
  • John Millar: April 2013–present

Honours[edit]

  • Scottish Junior Cup Winners
    • 2015–16
  • West of Scotland Premier Division League Champions
    • 2009–10, 2017–18
  • Ayrshire League Champions
    • 1964–65, 1968–69
  • North Ayrshire League Section Winners
    • 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1966–67, 1968–69
  • West of Scotland Super League 1st Division

Runners Up - 2006-07, 2013-14

  • Ayrshire Second Division Champions
    • 1986–87
  • West of Scotland Cup
    • 1965–66, 1966–67, 2008–09
  • Evening Times Champions Cup
    • 2017-18
  • Ayrshire Cup (inc Ayrshire Weekly Press Cup, Ayrshire Cup, Ayrshire Junior Cup & Ayrshire Junior Challenge Cup)
    • 1954–55, 1962–63, 1963–64, 1964–65, 1977–78, 1990–91, 1991–92, 2002–03, 2003–04, 2015–16
  • West League Cup
    • 1956–57
  • Cunninghame/North Ayrshire Cup
    • 1993–94, 2003–04
  • Ayrshire/Irvine District Cup (Now merged with Ayrshire Cup)
    • 1960–61, 1964–65, 1967–68, 1990–91, 1994–95
  • Jackie Scarlett Cup / Rockware Glass League Cup / Ardagh Glass Cup
    • 1981–82, 1991–92, 1993–94, 2004–05

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beith 3–4 Airdrie United". BBC Sport. 4 January 2011. Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Macpherson, Graeme (30 May 2016). "Sunshine on Beith as Ayrshire side win Scottish Junior Cup for first time". The Herald. Retrieved 31 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Frank Lynch leaves, John Millar re-joins". Beith Juniors FC. Retrieved 18 April 2013. 

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