Parkside, Shotts

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Parkside
LocationShotts, Scotland
Coordinates55°48′57″N 3°48′35″W / 55.8159°N 3.8096°W / 55.8159; -3.8096Coordinates: 55°48′57″N 3°48′35″W / 55.8159°N 3.8096°W / 55.8159; -3.8096
Record attendance4,000
SurfaceGrass
Tenants
Dykehead

Parkside is a football ground in Shotts, Scotland. It was the home ground of Dykehead during their time in the Scottish Football League (SFL) between 1923 and 1926.

History[edit]

Parkside was a basic ground, with the pavilion in the western corner of the pitch being its only structure. The probable record attendance of 4,000 was set for a Scottish Cup first round replay against Albion Rovers on 31 January 1920.[1]

Dykehead were elected into the new Third Division of the SFL in 1923, and the first SFL match at Parkside was played on 25 August 1923, a 3–1 win over Galston. However, the Third Division was disbanded at the end of the 1925–26 season, with the final SFL match at the ground being played on 10 April 1926, a 2–2 draw with Solway Star.[1]

Dykhead folded in 1928, and the ground was left to the YMCA in perpetuity; the site remains in use as a football pitch.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Paul Smith & Shirley Smith (2005) The Ultimate Directory of English & Scottish Football League Grounds Second Edition 1888–2005, Yore Publications, p208 ISBN 0954783042