Lossiemouth FC History
|History||About Lossiemouth FC...|
Lossiemouth FC was founded in
1945 and entered the Highland League in 1946, and have taken part ever
since. The club maintained a notoriously lop-sided rivalry with Elgin City
until the beginning of the 90's at which point Lossie started to win more
regularly. The club enjoyed it's most successful period in the early to
late 1990's, when it was never far from the top of the table, and capped
things off with a cup double in 1996-97 with victories in the North of
Scotland Cup and the Highland League Cup.
The club nickname is 'The Coasters' and was the result of a competition between the towns primary schools.
Lossiemouth FC play at Grant Park, which was bought from the council and has had new dressing rooms built and have new floodlights and an enclosure since then. In the summer of 2009, the famous old stand was torn down and work began on replacing it with a newer version as plans to renovate the ground continue. You can read more about the work at Grant Park by clicking here.
Pre-and post match, punters can enjoy a pint in the Lossiemouth FC Social Club at 39 - 41 Macduff Street, a two minute walk from the ground. You can find out more about the social club by clicking here.
|Honours||What we've won...|
Despite not yet landing the
championship trophy, Lossie have been a successful cup side over the
years, completing a famous hat-trick of wins in the North of Scotland Cup.
The clubs last trophy was in the same tournament, when the Coasters beat
Rothes 3-1 at Mosset Park.
Highland League Cup Winners -
1961 - 62, 1996 - 97
First Fixture: v Elgin City 29
August 1946 at Grant Park (won 3 - 0)|
First League Cup tie: v Forres 10 August 1946 (won 5 -2) crowd 1,623
First Highland League match: away v Fraserburgh 24 August 1946 (won 4 -1) crowd 1200
First Qualifying Cup tie away v Rothes 7 September 1946 (Lost 5 -3)
First North Cup tie: away v Clachnacuddin 15 February 1947 (lost 2 -0)
First Scottish Cup tie: home v Murrayfield Amateurs 11 September 1954 (won 6 -0)
Record Attendance: 2700 (against Elgin City 28 December 1948)
|Contact||How to contact the club...|
Lossiemouth Football Club,
Tel: 01343 813717