Headline Makers Revisited – Douglas AFC (Saturday, May 25, 1974)

Douglas Amateurs notched up their third Scottish Amateur Cup Final victory in five seasons at Hampden Park, writes Tom Scott.

Bannockburn took a first half lead, but before the interval whistle sounded Tommy McCormick and Ally Littlejohn turned around the scoreline.

The next goal was always going to be crucial, and Alan Duff was on target to ensure Douglas captain Jim Connelly would lead his Team-Mates forward and collect the silverware.

Headline Makers Revisited: Douglas AFC (Saturday, May 9, 1970)

Former Queens Park winger John Collins made a sensational return to the National Stadium as Douglas Amateurs defeated Doune Castle 3-1 after Extra Time in the Scottish Amateur Cup Final, writes Tom Scott.

Douglas had disposed of such big-hitters as Gartcosh United, Bannockburn, Dumbarton Academy FP AFC , and Rhu Amateur FC en-route to Glasgow’s South Side.

With an estimated crowd of 8500, Doune Castle went ahead through McPhee.

Stuart Hodge took the game into Extra-Time with an 87th minute equaliser.

John Collins edged the South Lanarkshire team ahead after 104 minutes, and ten minutes later he cleverly finished off a run to complete the 3-1 scoreline.

Central defender Tom Lennox captained the new Scottish Amateur Cup Winners.

Former Three-Time Scottish Cup Winners Set For Amateur Return

The name of Douglas Amateurs Football Club is only a few months away from returning – this time in the Airdrie and Coatbridge League, writes Tom Scott.

Between the late 1960s until they disbanded – after 12 years – in 1977, Douglas were ranked among the top three Amateur Football Clubs in Scotland – winning just about every available trophy (Championships- Cups).

Much of their success – winning three National Trophy Finals at Hampden Park in 1969-1970, 1971-1972, and 1973-1974 – resulted from being members of the Lanarkshire League, but. having introduced a second team in 1970-1971, Douglas immediately took a grip of the Scottish Amateur League.

Starting in Division 6 through to Division 1, six Championships were secured, plus the 1st Division Cup.

I understand the 2021 Douglas AFC version have had their new kits sponsored by a local company – A&A CAR SPA (Car Wash).