Renfrew F.C.


Renfrew Football Club are a Scottish football club based in the town of Renfrew. Formed on 6 May 1912, they play in the West of Scotland League Conference B. The Frew wear a home shirt of blue and white stripes

Renfrew Football Club
Full nameRenfrew Football Club
Nickname(s)Frew
Founded1912
GroundNew Western Park, Renfrew
PresidentTom Johnston
ManagerColin Clark
LeagueWest of Scotland League Conference B
2020–21West of Scotland League Conference A (season abandoned)
WebsiteClub website

History


Renfrew formed in 1912 after the previous Junior club in the town, Renfrew Victoria, went defunct in 1910; they also played at Western Park. A "senior" club based in Renfrew had also operated in the 19th century, and competed in the early years of the Scottish Cup.[1]

The early years of the club saw the semi-finals of the national competition, the Scottish Junior Cup, reached several times – in 1914, 1918, 1933, 1936, 1947 and more recently 1978. The final has been reached three times, in 1917, 1962 and 2001. The first occasion saw no goals conceded on the way to the final, and it was only by a single goal that the final itself was lost, and this after a replay.[2] Similarly, it was after a replay in 1962, when Rob Roy were the victors.

However, May 2001 saw Renfrew win their first Scottish Cup after defeating Carnoustie Panmure in the final at Firhill in Glasgow. After a tense 90 minutes of regulation time and 30 minutes of extra time, Renfrew won the match on penalties with captain Neil Shearer scoring the winner.

On 8 August 2015, New Western Park opened its doors with a 2–0 home win for Renfrew against Renfrewshire neighbours Johnstone Burgh.

Honours


Scottish Junior Cup

  • Winners: 200001
  • Runners-up: 191617, 196162

SJFA West

Other Honours

  • Central League A Division winners: 196970
  • Central Division One winners: 199192
  • Scottish Junior League Division One winners: 191415, 191516
  • Glasgow Dryburgh Cup: 194546, 196364
  • Central League Cup: 197172, 198182
  • War Fund Cup: 191718
  • Victory Cup: 191819
  • Renfrewshire Cup: 191617, 191718, 191920, 192627, 193132, 193233, 194041, 194243, 194546, 196566
  • Renfrewshire Consolidation Cup: 192324, 193233, 194950, 195152
  • Kirkwood Shield: 191920 (shared), 192425, 193334, 193637, 196263
  • Renfrewshire Dunbartonshire Cup: 193031, 194546, 194849, 195758, 195859
  • Elder Cottage Hospital Cup: 194546
  • Erskine Hospital Charity Cup: 195556, 196061, 196263, 197475

References


  1. "Scotland Football Club Directory 1829-2009". Scottish Football Historical Archive. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. "Scottish Junior Cup Winners 1917". St Mirren Juniors - StMirren.info. Retrieved 5 November 2017.