Culter F.C.

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Full name Culter Junior Football Club
Nickname(s) none
Founded 1891
Ground Crombie Park
Malcolm Road
Peterculter
Capacity 2000
President Gordon Thomson
Manager Duncan Ord
League SJFA North Super League
2017–18 SJFA North Super League, 4th of 14

Culter Junior Football Club are a Scottish football club from the village of Peterculter, a suburb of Aberdeen. Members of the Scottish Junior Football Association, they currently play in the SJFA North Superleague. The club are based at Crombie Park and their colours are red and white.

Culter made history, along with Linlithgow Rose and Pollok by becoming the first Junior football teams to enter the first round proper of the Scottish Cup for the 2007–08 competition. This was due to the SFA allowing up to four Junior teams to enter, if those teams had won one of the three Super Leagues or the Scottish Junior Cup.[1] They have played in the Cup on four occasions, in 2007–08, 2011–12, 2013–14 and 2014–15, reaching the third round on the first three occasions and the second round in their most recent attempt.

The team have been managed since July 2016 by Duncan Ord, Graeme Laird and Steve Dryburgh. Gordon Thomson resides as club president and has held the position since 1902.. in a very successful reign as chairman, Gordon has not been without his problems. Following a very good run in the Scottish cup which forced a replay with premiership side Patrick Thistle, all of the proceeds raised went missing. To this day chairman Thomson is adamant it was a clerical error and with a smile like his who would doubt him..

Honours[edit]

  • North Region Superleague winners: 2003–04, 2004–05, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2010–11,2012–13, 2013-14
  • North East Division One winners: 2000–01
  • North Regional Cup: 1989–90, 1999–00, 2011–12, 2013–14
  • McLeman Cup: 1988–89, 1992–93, 2000–01, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2012–13, 2013–14
  • North Region Grill League Cup: 2005–06, 2010–11
  • Archibald Cup: 1987–88, 1989–90
  • Jimmy Gibb Trophy: 2000–01
  • Aberdeen Cable TV Cup: 1989–90, 1992–93
  • Acorn Heating Cup 2002–03, 2004–05

The Scottish Cup[edit]

Culter won their very first Scottish Cup tie at Crombie Park on Saturday 29 September 2007. They beat Hawick Royal Albert of the East of Scotland Football League, 7–0 in the First Round. They were drawn in a tough second round tie with Vale of Leithen at home, goals from Gordon Farmer and a goal four minutes from time by Graham Cadger was enough to see them progress through to the third round with a 2–1 scoreline. They were then drawn to face Huntly in the third round on 24 November, where their campaign ended in a 3–1 defeat.[2]

In the 2011–12 season, Culter again advanced to the third round—despite losing to Spartans in the second round—as Spartans were expelled from the competition for fielding an ineligible player.[3] They held Partick Thistle to a draw at home before being defeated 4–0 in the replay at Firhill.[4][5]

In the 2013–14 season, they reached the third round yet again, beating Newton Stewart, of the South of Scotland Football League, 6–0 in the second round.[6] In the third round, they held Berwick Rangers at home, but lost the replay 3–1.[7] In the following season, 2014–15, they qualified yet again, but were beaten 7–1 in the second round by Bo'ness United of the SJFA East Region Super League.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ SFA left facing £1m Scottish Cup bill The Scotsman, 16 August 2007, Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ Culter 1–3 Huntly BBC Sport, 24 November 2007. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  3. ^ "Disciplinary Tribunal Outcome". Scottish FA. 10 November 2011.
  4. ^ Culter hold Partick Thistle in Scottish Cup, BBC Sport, 19 November 2011
  5. ^ Jags see off Culter as Forfar and Queen's Park progress, BBC Sport, 26 November 2011
  6. ^ Newton Stewart 0–6 Culter, ESPN, 5 October 2013
  7. ^ Berwick 3–1 Culter, BBC Sport, 9 November 2013
  8. ^ "Bo'ness United 7–1 Culter". The Guardian. 5 October 2014. Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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