Mid-Annandale F.C.

Mid-Annandale Football Club, nicknamed The Mids, are a football club from the town of Lockerbie in the Dumfries and Galloway area of Scotland. They play in the South of Scotland Football League.

Mid-Annandale
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Full nameMid-Annandale Football Club
Nickname(s)The Mids
Founded1877 (original)
1959 (reformed)
GroundNew King Edward Park, Lockerbie
Capacity1,000
LeagueSouth of Scotland League
2020–21South of Scotland League (season abandoned)

HistoryEdit

The history of organised football in Lockerbie goes back to 1877, with the formation of the original Mid-Annandale F.C. This club folded in 1894.[1] Over the next few years a number of unsuccessful attempts were made to establish a side in Lockerbie, but it was not until after the end of the First World War that a new Mid-Annandale team filled that void.[1]

In 1921, the Mids joined the Southern Counties Football League and enjoyed rapid success. They won the title that season, and retained the trophy the following season. An invitation to join the new Third Division of the Scottish Football League was accepted in 1923, but this ill-fated expansion folded in 1926, leaving the Mids without a league home. Although they were eventually accepted into the Scottish Alliance League, the glory days were long gone. The club eventually quit their Kintail Park ground and used various school playing fields for the rest of their career. Despite a run of success in the Charity Cup during the early-30s, the club folded in 1936.[1]

The current club were formed in 1959 as Lockerbie Boys Club FC, and played in the Dumfries Amateur Football League until 2003, winning the title on one occasion in 1978 before joining the South of Scotland Football League.

In July 2018, they appointed James Nichols as Manager.

Nichols had been working in the Northern English league structure for Kendal Town but had caught Mid-Annandale's attention after he was appointed the first ever Manager of the Cascadian Football team. Under Nichols, the North American side played its first ever competitive games, eventually finishing sixth in the 2018 ConIFA Cup.

Ground and coloursEdit

Mid-Annandale play their fixtures at New King Edward Park, which re-opened mid-way through the 2014–15 season. Prior to this, the club were sharing with Annan Athletic at their Galabank ground. During their time in the Scottish Football League they played at Kintail Park.

The team's strip (uniform) colours are yellow and black.

HonoursEdit

Cree Lodge

  • Champions 2018–19

SCFA Alba Cup

  • Winners 2017–18, 2019–20

Dumfries & District Amateur Football League

  • Champions 1977–78

Scottish Qualifying Cup[2]

  • Winners 1926–27
    • Runners-up 1922–23

Southern Counties Football League

  • Champions 1921–22, 1922–23

Southern Counties Cup

  • Winners 1928–29

Southern Counties Charity Cup

  • Winners 1926–27, 1932–33, 1934–35, 1935–36

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Club list Archived 3 February 2013 at the Wayback Machine Scottish Football Historical Archive
  2. ^ Scotland - List of Qualifying Cup Finals, RSSSF
  • Pagan, Malcolm. Senior Non League Football in South West Scotland. ISBN 0952874911.

Coordinates: 55°07′38″N 3°21′14″W / 55.127090°N 3.354004°W / 55.127090; -3.354004