Inverness City F.C.

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Inverness City
ICFC logo.jpg
Full name Inverness City Football Club
Nickname(s) City
Founded 2006
Ground Lister Park
Bught Park, Inverness[1]
Capacity 1000[2]
Chairman Alastair Wardhaugh
Manager Kevin McLeod
League None
2017–18 SJFA North Super League, 14th of 14 (relegated)

Inverness City Football Club are a Scottish football club from Inverness. Their home strip is white and black and the away strip is red and white.

The club entered the North Caledonian Football League in the 2006–07 season and originally played their games at Ferry Brae Park in North Kessock and won their first trophy when they beat Golspie Sutherland in the Jock Mackay Memorial Cup. They also won the Football Times Cup when again they triumphed over Golspie 3–2. In Season 2007–08 they again got through to the Jock Mackay Memorial Cup Final but were beaten this time on penalties by Golspie Sutherland.

For Season 2008–09 Inverness City successfully applied to the Scottish Junior Football Association for membership and will compete in the North Region Division 2. They finally moved into Inverness where their home games will be played at the Northern Meeting Park, They are thus also eligible to play in the Scottish Junior Cup. The Meeting Park venue has been the cause of some controversy due to its use by a cricket side during the summer months.

In their inaugural season, Inverness City won the Scotscoup Division 2 Junior League and the Elginshire Cup where they defeated Bishopmill 3–0 in the final to complete a historic double.

For the past three seasons, City have qualified for promotion to the North Superleague but have been denied entry, owing to the club not having access to the Northern Meeting Park for the full duration of the playing season. The club are currently trying to secure a playing facility at The Bught in Inverness that will enable the club to obtain promotion.[3]

After being relegated from the Super League at the end of the 2017–18 season, Inverness City announced they were taking a year out of junior football. They had hoped to move to a new facility on the outskirts of the city, but the facility is unlikely to be ready for the start of the season and the club felt that playing out of another facility outwith the city would not be cost-effective and that they would struggle to attract players. The club will remain as non-playing members of the association and hope to return in season 2019/20.[4]

Honours[edit]

  • PMAC Group Division 1
    • Winners (3): 2010–11, 2011–12, 2013–14
    • Runner Up (1): 2009–10
  • North Regional Cup
    • Runner Up (1) 2011–12
  • Grill Cup
    • Runner Up (2): 2010–11, 2011–12
  • Morrison Cup
    • Runner Up (1): 2009–10
  • Scotscoup Division 2
    • Champions (1): 2008–09
  • Elginshire Cup
    • Winners (1): 2008–09
  • Jock Mackay Memorial Cup
    • Winners (1): 2006–07
    • Runner Up (1): 2007–08
  • Football Times Cup
    • Winners (1): 2006–07

Records[edit]

Scottish Junior Cup[edit]

  • Best performance:
    • Third Round 2012–13

League records[edit]

  • Biggest home victory:
    • Inverness City 10–0 New Elgin, Saturday 9 October 2010
  • Biggest away victory:
    • RAF Lossiemouth 2–8 Inverness City, Saturday 8 November 2008
    • Bishopmill United 0–6 Inverness City, Saturday 14 November 2009
  • Biggest home defeat:
  • Biggest away defeat:
    • Whitehills 5–2 Inverness City, Saturday 6 September 2008
    • Deveronside 5–2 Inverness City, Saturday 18 October 2008
    • Glentanar 4–1 Inverness City, Saturday 5 September 2009

Player records[edit]

  • Most appearances:
  • Most goals: Stevie Sanderson – 80
  • Most league goals in a season:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Linton, Graham (6 August 2013). "City prepare to open new ground". Inverness Courier. Inverness. 
  2. ^ "Inverness City". Non League Scotland. Retrieved 2 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Pitch headache puts future of Inverness City champs in doubt". North Star. Inverness. 9 May 2011. 
  4. ^ Inverness City To Take A Year Out

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