Vale of Leithen F.C.

Vale of Leithen Football Club are a football club based in the town of Innerleithen, Scotland. They play in the Lowland League, and their home games take place at Victoria Park.

Vale of Leithen
Vale of Leithen crest.png
Full nameVale of Leithen Football Club
Founded1891
GroundVictoria Park, Innerleithen
Capacity1,500
ChairmanStuart Robertson
ManagerChris Anderson
LeagueLowland League
2019–20Lowland League, 16th of 16
WebsiteClub website

The team's motto is "Keep Faith", and features on their club crest, along with the town's patron saint, St. Ronan. The home strip features a blue shirt with white sleeves, blue shorts and red socks; the away strip is all-red, with white trim on the sleeves.

Vale of Leithen should not be confused with the slightly differently named West of Scotland team Vale of Leven.

HistoryEdit

The club is one of the oldest in the Scottish Borders, having formed in 1891, they became full members of the Scottish Football Association in 1897. The club played at Caddon Park and initially played their first two games as Leithen Vale but subsequently changed their name to Vale of Leithen Football Club. In 1922, they moved to their current home, Victoria Park.

The club were founding members of the Lowland Football League in 2013, having previously played in the East of Scotland Football League. Their best finishing position is 6th place in 2013–14.

Current squadEdit

As of 2 April 2021[1]

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

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   SCO Ben McGinley
DF   SCO Alex Imlah
DF   SCO Calum Frame
DF   SCO Graeme Campbell
DF   SCO Martin Brogan
DF   SCO Michael Robertson
DF   SCO Ryan Higgins
DF   SCO Stan Swain
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   SCO Andy Martin
MF   ZIM Donovan Ndiweni
MF   SCO Ger Rossi (captain)
MF   ENG Levi Kinchant
MF   SCO Lewis Hall
FW   SCO Chris Anderson
FW   SCO Jonathan Grotlin

Season-by-season recordEdit

Lowland LeagueEdit

Season Division Position Played Wins Draws Losses GD Points Scottish Cup
Vale of Leithen
2013–14 Lowland League 6th 22 11 3 8 -2 36 First round, losing to Brora Rangers
2014–15 Lowland League 9th 26 9 6 11 -14 33 Preliminary round, losing to Gala Fairydean Rovers
2015–16 Lowland League 13th 28 7 5 16 -29 26 Preliminary round 1, losing to Wigtown & Bladnoch
2016–17 Lowland League 13th 30 11 4 15 -14 37 First round, losing to East Kilbride
2017–18 Lowland League 15th 30 8 5 17 -32 29 First round, losing to Spartans
2018–19 Lowland League 13th 28 8 5 15 -31 29 First round, losing to Gretna 2008
2019–20 Lowland League 16th† 23 2 2 19 -71 8 First round, losing to Fort William
2020–21 Lowland League 17th† 12 0 0 12 -53 0 Preliminary round 2, losing to Banks O' Dee

† Season curtailed due to coronavirus pandemic.

HonoursEdit

East of Scotland Football League

  • Winners (4): 1924–25, 1977–78, 1978–79, 1986–87

East of Scotland Qualifying Cup

  • Winners (6) : 1919–20, 1920–21, 1924–25, 1948–49, 1985–86, 1978–79, 1981–82

Scottish Qualifying Cup (South)

  • Winners (5): 1957–58, 1972–73, 1976–77, 1990–91, 1992–93

East of Scotland (City Cup)

  • Winners (1): 1991–92

King Cup

  • Winners (7) : 1921–22, 1936–37, 1955–56, 1959–60, 1985–86, 1986–87, 1991–92[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://valeofleithen.co.uk/squad/
  2. ^ "King Cup Previous Winners". Retrieved 2 June 2019.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 55°37′12″N 3°03′52″W / 55.61996°N 3.064402°W / 55.61996; -3.064402