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Forth Wanderers F.C.

Forth Wanderers Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the village of Forth, South Lanarkshire. Formed in 1904 they compete in the West Region of the Scottish Junior Football Association and play in red strips (uniforms) with a white trim.Although now more often play in a black kit. The black kit is sponsored by the Scottish band G.U.N. and the red kit by local firm Gardiner accountants, and the white kit is sponsored by engineering company Well Machined.

Forth Wanderers
Full name Forth Wanderers Football Club
Nickname(s) Wanderers
Founded 1904
Ground Kingshill Park
Main Street
Forth
Manager Jamie McKenzie
League West of Scotland League Central District First Division
2015–16 West of Scotland League Central District Second Division, 1st (promoted)

Since 1934 they have played at Kingshill Park in the village,[1] however they have had to share with Carluke Rovers for a spell and play on a public park in Carnwath when this ground proved unusable.

Forth have supplied two Scottish international goalkeepers in George Wood and Rab Douglas.[2][3] Rangers legend Willie Waddell came from the village and starred for the team in his pre-Ibrox days.[4]

Wanderers reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Junior Cup in 1981 and their home quarter-final tie versus East Kilbride Thistle attracted a record crowd of 2,324.[5]

The club are managed since November 2014 by Jamie McKenzie.[6]

HonoursEdit

  • Lanarkshire League winners: 1965–66
  • Central League B Division winners: 1979–80
  • Lanarkshire Junior Cup: 1959–60
  • Lanarkshire Hozier Cup: 1913–14
  • Central League Cup: 1984–85
  • Scottish Junior Cup semi finalists 1980–81

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Forth Wanderers history
  2. ^ "George Wood Receives Clydesdale Sports Hall of Fame Award". Clydesdale Sports Council. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  3. ^ Hannah, Roger; Peter Jardine (14 October 2000). "Firm foundation has led Douglas to rich pickings". Daily Mail. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  4. ^ Reynolds, Jim (15 October 1992). "A doddle for The Deedle". The Herald. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 
  5. ^ McGlone, David; McLure, Bill (1987). The Juniors - 100 Years. A Centenary History of Scottish Junior Football. Mainstream. p. 294. ISBN 1-85158-060-3. 
  6. ^ Thomson, Ross (5 November 2014). "Jamie Mac's back in Forth Wanderers pack". Carluke Gazette. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 

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