Auchinleck Talbot

Auchinleck Talbot F.C.

Auchinleck Talbot are a Scottish junior football club based in Auchinleck, near Cumnock, Ayrshire. They currently compete in the West Region Superleague Premier Division and are one of the biggest junior clubs in Scotland. They were formed in 1909 and play at Beechwood Park, Auchinleck. They play in a local derby against near neighbours Cumnock Juniors. They last won the Scottish Junior Cup in the 2005-06 season.

Talbot have a proud record in Junior football, with seven Scottish Junior Cups wins and since 1920 eleven league championships. They are the only club to have won the Scottish Junior Cup three times in a row.

They are named after the man who gave them Beechwood Park, Lord Talbot de Maldahide. However, this was not the plan way back in the early years of last century, as they played off against their local rivals Lugar for the right to use the suffix 'Boswell Thistle'; a 4-1 defeat for Auchinleck meant that the title has since resided with Lugar and not Auchinleck, a town for whom the name Boswell is synonymous and omnipresent. The club colours are gold and black.

Honours

Scottish Junior Cup

  • Winners (7): 1948-49, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 2005-06
  • Runners-up: 2001-02

West Superleague Premier Division

Winners: 2005-06
Runners-up: 2006-07

Other Honours

  • West of Scotland Cup (10): 1948, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1989
  • Ayrshire First Division winners (11): 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1995, 1997
  • Ayrshire Cup (11): 1920, 1939, 1956, 1979, 1980, 1982, 1983, 1988, 1994, 1996, 1997
  • Ayrshire League Cup (10): 1948, 1950, 1978, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2006, 2007
  • Ayrshire District Cup (7): 1948, 1981, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1992, 1997
  • Cumnock & Doon Valley Cup (4): 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995
  • East Ayrshire Cup (4): 1997, 1999, 2000, 2002
  • Ayrshire Super Cup (5): 1993, 1994, 1995, 1999, 2000

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