Crichton F.C.

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Crichton FC
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Full name Crichton Football Club
Founded

1972 as Auldgarth FC

dissolved 2016 (following a merger)
Ground Crichton Hospital Park, Dumfries
Capacity 2,500
League South of Scotland League
2017–18 South of Scotland League, 12th of 15

Crichton Football Club was a football club based in Dumfries in Scotland. The current incarnation of the club formed in 1972 as Auldgirth Football Club, they originally played in local amateur leagues, before adopting the new title of Blackwood Dynamos Football Club. They then changed their name once again in 1999, to reflect the fact that their ground where they play home matches is Crichton Hospital Park. They were originally going to adopt the title Crichton Royal Football Club, but never assumed the Royal part of the name. Their strip consisted of blue and white.

They formerly competed in the South of Scotland Football League, which they joined in the 1992–93 season. They won the South of Scotland League Cup in the 2002–03 season.

Manager Jim Thompson guided the club to their best ever season in 2007–08, as they won the league title. Winning the South of Scotland League gave the Crichton passage to the 2008–09 Scottish Cup. Having received a bye in the first round, they played Inverness side Clachnacuddin away in the second round on 25 October 2008, where they lost 1–0.

On 3 May 2015, it was announced that the club would fold after 43 years. This was due to their Chairman and two committee members leaving a committee which was already at the bare bones. In June 2015, it was announced that the club would merge with local amateur side Lochmaben Amateurs. The club played its home fixtures for the 2015–16 season at Hospital Park after a season playing away from their home ground. Before the start of the 2016-17 season, Crichton effectively folded as part of a merger with Lochmaben Amateurs and the club moved to Lockerbie and now play under the Lochmaben name.

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