Crichton Football Club
are a football
club based in Dumfries
. The current incarnation of the club formed in 1972 as Auldgirth Football Club
they originally played in local amateur leagues, before adopting the new title of Blackwood Dynamos Football Club
. They then changed their name once again in 1999 to reflect the fact that their ground where they play home matches is Crichton Hospital Park. They were originally going to adopt the title Crichton Royal Football Club
but never assumed the Royal
part of the name. Their strip (uniform) colours are blue and white.
They presently compete in the South of Scotland Football League
which they joined in the 1992–93 season
. They won the South of Scotland League Cup in the 2002–03 season
Manager Jim Thompson has guided the club to their best ever season in 2007–08
. The Crichton won the League title with players such as utility player Craig Wilson, forward Norman Montgomery and goalkeeper Tommy Muirhead, all of whom have been on the books previously at Queen of the South
Winning the South of Scotland League gave the Crichton passage to the 2008–09 Scottish Cup
. Having received a bye in the first round they played Inverness
away in the second round on 25 October 2008. In a game played in conditions described by Wilson as, 'Hurricane season up there', the Crichton hit the post three times. Clachnacuddin went through thanks to a 20th minute goal by Ross.