Cumnock Juniors F.C.

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Cumnock Juniors
Cumnock Junior's crest
Full name Cumnock Juniors Football Club
Nickname(s) The Nock
Founded 1912
Ground Townhead Park,
Townhead Street
Cumnock
Ground Capacity 3000
Manager John McKeown
League West of Scotland Super League Premier Division
2015–16 West of Scotland Super League First Division, 1st (promoted)

Cumnock Juniors Football Club are a Scottish junior football club based in Cumnock, Ayrshire.

History[edit]

Formed in 1912, they have a history of local and national success. Their nearest neighbours and rivals are Auchinleck Talbot. Both have shared many a hard fought battle on the field. These matches are often looked upon as Junior football's equivalent to the "Old Firm" with passionate supporters from both sides.[1]

In the 1970s and 1980s this game would often attract a crowd of around 6000; although it has dwindled a bit over the years, the respect and rivalry is still noticeable. A Scottish Junior Cup tie between the two sides in the mid-1970s attracted well over 8000 spectators. Cumnock won 2–1.

Cumnock are based at Townhead Park and compete in the West Region Superleague Premier Division, from where they were relegated in 2009. They immediately regained promotion the following season and continue to play in the highest Junior league in the West of Scotland.

A "senior" team based in Cumnock also competed in the 19th century and participated in the early years of the Scottish Cup. Cumnock Juniors play in the colours black and white. Their change strip is white and blue.

Since October 2014, the team are managed by John McKeown.[2]

Honours[edit]

Scottish Junior Cup[edit]

  • Winners: 1978–79, 1988–89
  • Runners-up: 1949–50, 2007–08

Other honours[edit]

  • Ayrshire Cup: 1915–16, 1917–18, 1948–49, 1980–81, 1989–90, 2007–08, 2009/2010
  • Ayrshire District Cup: 1971–72, 1983–84, 1986–87, 1989–90
  • Ayrshire First Division winners: 1935–36, 1936–37, 1952–53, 1971–72, 1973–74, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1995–96, 1997–98
  • Ayrshire League Cup: 1936–37, 1948–49, 1952–53, 1966–67, 1970–71, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1983–84, 1984–85, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1995–96, 1996–97, 2000–01, 2001–02
  • Ayrshire Second Division winners: 1994–95
  • Ayrshire Super Cup: 1988–89, 1995–96, 1996–97
  • Cumnock & Doon Cup: 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89
  • East Ayrshire Cup: 1995–96

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wilson, Richard (10 November 2014). "Auchinleck & Cumnock rivalry runs deep in Ayrshire". BBC Sport. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  2. ^ O'Donnell, Jim (17 October 2014). "New boss plans to 'Nock Talbot out of another cup". Evening Times. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 

Coordinates: 55°27′10″N 4°15′28″W / 55.45279°N 4.257867°W / 55.45279; -4.257867