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Carluke Rovers
Full nameCarluke Rovers Football Club
Nickname(s)The Rovers
Founded1887
GroundJohn Cumming Stadium
Carnwath Road
Carluke
ChairmanVacant
ManagerMark Weir
LeagueWest of Scotland League Conference B
2020–21West of Scotland League Conference B (season abandoned)

Carluke Rovers Football Club are a Scottish football club based in Carluke, South Lanarkshire. Nicknamed The Rovers, they were formed in 1887, although documented evidence shows a club called Milton Rovers, Carluke's original name, were playing matches during 1886, and are based in the John Cumming Stadium. The club compete in the West of Scotland League Conference B. The team are managed by Mark Weir along with assistant Kenny Neill.

John Cumming Stadium

Rovers moved into the newly built John Cumming Stadium in April 2011, playing their first competitive game against Benburb in a SJFA Central Division Two match.[1] The stadium is named in honour of the famous ex-Rovers player John Cumming.[2] The ground has a synthetic 4G surface and is also a fully equipped athletics venue with an eight lane track and long jump sand pit.[3] The stadium is also used by the Hamilton Academical women's team for their home matches in the Scottish Women's Premier League.[4]

Carluke had previously played at Loch Park Stadium in the town since 1919. The record attendance was set at 10,119 against Cambuslang Rangers in the quarter final of the Scottish Junior Cup in 1971.[5] This ground was demolished in April 2011 to make way for a supermarket development.[6]

Notable players

For a list of all Carluke Rovers players with a Wikipedia article, see Category:Carluke Rovers F.C. players.

Honours

The club have reached the semi-final stage of the Scottish Junior Cup five times and lost on each occasion, most recently in 1967.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Carluke Rovers play first game at Cumming Stadium". Carluke Gazette. 14 April 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  2. ^ "New stadium to commemorate Carluke hero". Wishaw Press. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 3 July 2011.
  3. ^ "John Cumming Stadium". South Lanarkshire Council. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  4. ^ "HAFC Ladies Suffer SWPL Defeat". Hamilton Academical FC. Archived from the original on 19 April 2013. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  5. ^ David McGlone; Bill McLure (1987). The Juniors - 100 Years. Edinburgh: Mainstream. p. 287. ISBN 1851580603.
  6. ^ "Tesco's demolition of Loch Park Stadium divides opinion". Carluke Gazette. 15 April 2011. Retrieved 22 February 2013.
  7. ^ John Cumming - London Hearts profile
  8. ^ David McGlone; Bill McLure (1987). The Juniors - 100 Years. Edinburgh: Mainstream. p. 117. ISBN 1851580603.

Coordinates: 55°44′05″N 3°49′28″W / 55.73466°N 3.824390°W / 55.73466; -3.824390