Lochar Thistle

Lochar Thistle are long standing members of the DDAFL and this season will start their 43rd in the league. Ex Club Chairman George Kirk has been associated with the club for 40 of those years in many different roles including team manager. Team manager Russell Caskie has been associated with the club for many years as player/player manager although he rarely puts the boots on nowadays.
Over the years Lochar have had some pretty useful sides but prior to the 2010-11 season had only won the league title on one occasion way back in 1982/83, finishing as runners-up on another four occasions. The club added another title in 2011-12 and over the 2 seasons were unbeaten in the league for nearly 40 games.
Lochar have contested their fair share of cup finals and although they have lost more than they have won over the years, their recent performances have been much better and the club have contested one or more finals in the each of the last 8 seasons, winning on 10 occasions.
Thistle have now got their strongest squad for many a year and have won two championships in a row going undefeated in both campaigns. With every team in the league improving season on season it will be a tough task to repeat this season's success again next term.

Club Colours
First Choice
Red Tops, Black Shorts, Black Socks
Second Choice
Royal Blue Tops, Royal Blue Shorts, Royal Blue Socks

Home Park - Jocks Loaning, Lincluden

 

First Aiders

Kevin McQueen & Graham Ramsay

 

Contact Information
Russell Caskie
48 Twiname Way
Heathhall
Dumfries
DG1 1UH
Tel. Bus. 01387 254159, Home 01387 261931
Mob. 07828160408


or

George Kirk
96 Burnscarthgreen
Locharbriggs
Dumfries
Tel. 01387 710166

Club Honours
League Membership, 2012/13 will be 44th Season


League Division 1
Winners - 82/83, 10/11, 11/12
Runners-up - 80/81, 81/82, 08/09

League Division 2
Winners - 77/78, 94/95, 96/97, 02/03
Runners-up - 72/73, 90/91, 99/00, 01/02

Tennent Caledonian Cup
Winners - 71/72, 72/73, 77/78
Runners-up - 78/79

Queen of the South Cup
Winners - 83/84, 05/06, 10/11
Runners-up - 74/75, 87/88, 01/02, 09/10, 11/12

British Legion Cup
Winners - 84/85, 05/06
Runners-up - 78/79, 80/81, 87/88, 97/98,

                   06/07, 08/09, 09/10, 10/11

SOVRO Cup

Winners - 87/88

Presidents Cup
Winners - 96/97
Runners-up - 71/72, 93/94, 04/05

McCall Cup
Winners - 01/02
Runners-up - 94/95, 96/97, 99/00, 02/03

 

League Cup
Winners - 08/09, 11/12
Runners-up - 81/82, 92/93, 09/10, 10/11


Burns Cup
Winners - 06/07, 09/10
Runners-up - 04/05, 07/08

Tayleurian Cup
Winners - 10/11, 11/12, 12/13

Runners-up - 70/71, 88/89

Bill Brown Cup
Runners-up - 70/71, 76/77

Nivison Cup
Winners - 08/09

Runners-up - 88/89, 04/05,10/11

 

 

Other Awards

Tony Pierog award for Sportsmanship
Winners - 90/91, 94/95

Division 1 Top Goalscorers
Winners - 79/80, 80/81, 82/83, 10/11

Division 2 Top Goalscorers
Winners - 94/95, 96/97, 01/02, 02/03

 

Jack S Martin Team Losing Fewest Goals
Winners - 82/83, 10/11

League 5 a Sides
Winners - 82/83, 97/98

 

All Time League Record (44 Seasons)

Played 826 Won 410 Drawn 141 Lost 275

Registered Players 2012/13

Player's Name Registration Number Date Registered Date Released
Gary Cochrane 12585 29/07/2012  
Craig McCrone 75340 29/07/2012   10/01/2013
Ross Woodward  153402 29/07/2012   
Scott Neill  142958  29/07/2012   
Kieran Krause  166389  29/07/2012   
Michael McGaughie  26304 29/07/2012   
William Dempster 28669  29/07/2012   
Terry Jardine  75243  29/07/2012   
Scott Woodward  141199  29/07/2012   
Alan Milligan  29199  29/07/2012   
David Patterson 122707 29/07/2012   
Paul Neil 23654 29/07/2012    22/08/2012
Martin Smith  67476  29/07/2012    
Kris Shannon  32513  29/07/2012    
Scott Porteous  67213  29/07/2012    
Kevin Alston  122514  29/07/2012    
Kevin Wilson  34343  29/07/2012    
Russell Caskie  21255  29/07/2012     
Steven Gunn  21155 03/08/2012   
Steven Scott  171499  03/08/2012   
Ian Quinn 74970 03/08/2012  
Darren McKnight 169732 03/08/2012  
Alex McKenna 168173 03/08/2012  
Duncan Rae 42260 13/08/2012  
Axl Menlove 125489 13/08/2012  
Lee Taylor 170437 27/08/2012  
Craig Jones 41634 29/10/2012  
Graham Allan 230404 22/11/2012  
Alan Birdsall 165440 13/12/2012  
Craig Allen 19235 13/12/2012  
Sean McIntyre 137286 28/02/2013