Kirkintilloch Rob Roy F.C.

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Kirkintilloch Rob Roy
Kirkintilloch Rob Roy's crest
Full nameKirkintilloch Rob Roy Football Club
Nickname(s)The Rabs
Founded1878
GroundGuy's Meadow,
Cumbernauld
PresidentNeil Anderson
ManagerStewart Maxwell [1]
LeagueWest of Scotland League Premier Division
2019–20SJFA West Premiership, 16th of 16
WebsiteClub website

Kirkintilloch Rob Roy Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire. Nicknamed The Rabs or The Roy, they were formed in 1878. They wear red and black strips and currently compete in the West of Scotland League Premier Division.

The team currently play their home games at Guy's Meadow, home of Cumbernauld United, whilst they wait for a new home ground to be built in Kirkintilloch. They previously played at Adamslie Park for over 100 years. They are named after the Scottish warrior Rob Roy.

History[edit]

In recent years the well-known footballer Chic Charnley had a spell playing for The Rabs as did ex-Rangers defender Marvin Andrews. The Rabs have had many famous names playing for them – Joe McBride, Stevie Chalmers, George Young, Andy Lynch and Andy Ritchie.

The Rabs also featured in the very first Scottish Junior Cup Final on TV (BBC) when they played Kilbirnie Ladeside in the 1977 final at Hampden Park, Glasgow. In front of a crowd of 11,476.

On 15 May 1963, Chelsea (who had just gained promotion to the top tier of the Football League) came to Adamslie Park to play Rob Roy in what was billed as a "Freedom from Hunger" charity match. Chelsea won 3–2 with their goals coming from Mulholland (two goals) and Peter Houseman. Cooper and Reid (penalty) had pulled Rob Roy back to 2–2 before Houseman's winner.

After season 2007-08, Rob Roy were promoted to the Super Premier Division of the West Region. In season 2008–09 they finished a respectable sixth in the top division and also reached, for the first time in nearly 30 years, the semi-finals of the Scottish Junior Cup; they narrowly lost 1–0 on aggregate to the subsequent winners, Auchinleck Talbot. Season 2016–17 will be Rob Roy's eighth season in the Super Premier Division of the West Region. a season where the club achieved a record high finish of 2nd and a record high points total of 43 as well as adding the Central League Cup to the trophy cabinet, The club are currently under the management of Former Player Stewart Maxwell , Chris McFadyen and Kevin Finlayson.

Stadium[edit]

After several years of unsuccessful attempts to sell the ground to keep Kirkintilloch Rob Roy financially viable (the club's social club having closed with debts of around £30,000), it was announced in April 2014 that the last match to be played at Adamslie Park would be a friendly against Rangers on Sunday 18 May, the ground having been sold to a house builder for £1.8 million. The last competitive match to be played at Adamslie Park was a league relegation playoff match on Tuesday 3 June 2014 against Shotts. The match ended in a 1–1 draw, with the Rabs eventually being relegated.[2]

The club also announced that, during the 2014–15 season, they would groundshare with Cumbernauld United at Guy's Meadow before moving to a new stadium in the Southbank area of Kirkintilloch. The new stadium will have modern stand with a capacity for 500 spectators as well as well as other modern facilities including FIFA’s approved 4G pitch.[3]

Current squad[edit]

As of 24 August 2019[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
Scotland GK John Hutchison
Scotland GK Matthew Kerr
Scotland DF Samuel Biggart
Scotland DF Nathan Durham
Scotland DF Scott Forrester
Scotland DF Cameron Hayes
Scotland DF Lewis Kinnaird
Scotland DF Michael Morris
Scotland DF Scott Walker
Scotland DF Michael Daly
Scotland Ewan MacPherson
Scotland Matthew Young
No. Position Player
Scotland MF Jordan Currie-McLean
Scotland MF David Gray
Scotland MF David Green
Scotland MF Martin McBride
Scotland MF Michael Tuohy
Scotland FW Gary Carroll
Scotland FW Alex Cassells
Scotland FW Sam McKenzie
Scotland FW Jay McInally
Scotland FW Jamie Watson

Management team[edit]

Position Name
Manager Stewart Maxwell
Assistant Kevin Finlayson

Honours[edit]

Scottish Junior Cup

  • Winners: 1920–21, 1942–43, 1961–62
  • Runners-up: 1905–06, 1931–32, 1936–37, 1968–69, 1976–77
  • Semi Finalists on 11 Occasions

West Of Scotland Cup

  • Winners: 1960–61, 1962–63

Central League Champions

  • Winners:1961–62, 1962–63

SJFA West Super League First Division

  • Winners: 2007–08

SJFA West Central Division One

  • Winners: 2006–07

Central Sectional League Cup

  • Winners : 1971–72, 1973–74 , 2016–17

Central Cup

  • Winners : 1923–24, 1927–28, 1931–32

Other Trophies[edit]

  • Glasgow Dryburgh Cup: 1923–24, 1927–28, 1931–32
  • Jubilee Cup Winners 1977
  • Coronation Cup Winners 1954–55, 1957–58, 1960–61
  • Evening Times Trophy 1961–62, 1962–63, 1963–64

Former players[edit]

1. Players that have played/managed in the Scottish Football League or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
2. Players with full international caps.
3. Players that hold a club record.

References[edit]

  1. ^ McGarry, Graeme (3 January 2014). "The Juniors Interview: Stewart Maxwell, Kirkintilloch Rob Roy". www.eveningtimes.co.uk. Evening Times/NewsQuest. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.robroy.org.uk/item.php?pg=match&pd=1022&it=627
  3. ^ "End of an era at Adamslie Park for famous Rob Roy". www.thescotsman.com. The Scotsman. 12 April 2014. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
  4. ^ "Player list". Kirkintilloch Rob Roy FC. Archived from the original on 16 August 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2014.

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