Shotts Bon Accord
Full nameShotts Bon Accord Football Club
Nickname(s)The BA
The Bonny
Founded1950
GroundHannah Park, Baton Road, Shotts
Capacity4,000
ChairmanIan McKie
ManagerJohn McKeown
LeagueWest of Scotland League Conference A
2020–21West of Scotland League (withdrawn)

Shotts Bon Accord Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of Shotts, North Lanarkshire.

History

Shotts Bon Accord were formed in 1950 and currently compete in the West of Scotland League Conference A.

In 1995 Shotts were suspended from the Central Region of the SJFA for one season, after launching court action against the organisation.[1] The club were re-admitted to its Second Division (the third tier) in the 1996–97 season. Remarkably they won each of the league's three divisions in consecutive seasons upon their readmission.

Shotts have won the Scottish Junior Cup on two occasions, defeating Pumpherston Juniors 2–0 in 1958, and Auchinleck Talbot 2–1 in 2012.[2]

The team are managed since May 2018 by John McKeown.[3]

Stadium

Hannah Park
Hannah Park

Shotts Bon Accord play at Hannah Park in Shotts. It has one of the largest pitches whilst remaining within the regulation sizes for football grounds. There is a local social club attached.

Also the Motherwell reserve and under-19 teams have played some of their home games at the ground.

The ground was created using local volunteer labour, one of whom - James Hannah - died of thrombosis contracted during the efforts to finish. The park is named in his honour.

As well as being a football stadium, Hannah Park has also been the host venue for the annual Shotts Highland Games.

Current squad

As of February 21, 2020 [4]

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 Scotland SCO Derek Barnes
GK Scotland SCO Johnny Murdoch
DF Scotland SCO Barry Eley
DF Scotland SCO Rhys McLuskey
DF Scotland SCO Chris Meikle
DF Scotland SCO Andrew Muir
DF Scotland SCO Chris Smith
DF Scotland SCO Gerry Watt
MF Scotland SCO Scott Faulds
MF Scotland SCO Taylor Evans
MF Scotland SCO Adam Hunter
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF Scotland SCO Ally Martin
MF Scotland SCO Paul McGeough
MF Scotland SCO Craig Hastings
MF Scotland SCO John Henderson
FW Scotland SCO Danny Burns
FW Scotland SCO Jordon Love
FW Scotland SCO Aiden Malone
FW Scotland SCO Mikey McWilliams
FW Scotland SCO Dean Sutherland
FW Scotland SCO Josh Watt

Coaching staff

Position Name
Manager John McKeown
Assistant Manager Martin Devlin
Goalkeeping Coach Derek Barnes
Coach

Honours

Scottish Junior Cup

West of Scotland Cup

Lanarkshire League

Central League

References

  1. ^ McColl, Graham. "Shott tactics". www.wsc.co.uk. When Saturday Comes. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Shott in the arm as captain Boyack seals the biggest surprise of them all". HeraldScotland. 28 May 2012. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  3. ^ O'Donnell, Jim (8 June 2018). "New Shotts boss John McKeown ready to rule the roost over his players". Evening Times. Retrieved 9 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Players - Shotts Bon Accord Football Academy".

Coordinates: 55°49′31.42″N 3°48′25.12″W / 55.8253944°N 3.8069778°W / 55.8253944; -3.8069778