Annbank United Football Club are a Scottish football club from Annbank, South Ayrshire. Formed in 1939, they are based at New Pebble Park and are nicknamed "The Bankies". Prior to abeyance, they competed in the West of Scotland League Second Division and wear black and white strips (uniforms).

Annbank United
Full nameAnnbank United Community Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bankies
GroundNew Pebble Park, Annbank
ChairmanStewart McIlwrick OBE
ManagerMark Pringle
LeagueAyrshire Amateur Association Division 1A

The club reached the final of the 1952–53 Scottish Junior Cup, losing 1–0 to Vale of Leven in front of 55,800 spectators at Hampden Park. Annbank had required thirteen matches to negotiate the seven rounds to the final.[1]

In June 2016, Annbank appointed Graeme Neil and Tom Robertson of the Ayr United Football Academy as their new management team. The duo had worked the previous season at Lugar Boswell Thistle, bringing Ayr's pro-youth players into an adult game environment.

On 14 May 2021 Annbank announced on their Twitter account that they would suspend their participation in the newly formed West of Scotland Football League for season 2021-22 whilst retaining full membership, but hoped to return in the next season. In the interim, the club started in the Ayrshire Amateur Division 2A (Winners 2021/22) & are now in Division 1A for Season 2022/23. They continue to play out of New Pebble Park.[2]

Honours edit

  • Scottish Junior Cup runners-up: 1952–53
  • Ayrshire Second Division winners: 1989–90
  • Western League (Southern) winners: 1948–49
  • Ayrshire (Ayrshire Weekly Press) Cup winners: 1940–41, 1943–44, 1945–46
  • Ayrshire League (Rockware Glass) Cup winners: 1987–88
  • Kyle & Carrick Cup winners: 1984–85, 1986–87, 1987–88, 1990–91, 1992–93
  • South Ayrshire Cup winners: 1997–98
  • Ayrshire Super Cup winners: 1987–88
  • Western League Cup winners: 1942–43, 1943–44
  • Ayrshire Consolation Cup winners: 1951–52, 1955–56
  • Irvine & District Cup winners: 1943–44
  • Moore Trophy: 1954–55
  • Vernon Cup winners: 1951–52, 1955–56
  • Henderson Memorial Shield:1956

(shared with Dwinethorpe Rovers)

  • Ferguson Invitational: 1970
  • Vietnam Mid-Autumn Cup:1985

References edit

  1. ^ Purdie, Tom (2011). The Scottish Junior Cup from 1946-1975. Stroud: Amberley. ISBN 978-1445604176.
  2. ^ @AnnbankUnited (14 May 2021). "We have asked to take a year out of..." (Tweet) – via Twitter.

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