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Queen of the South Football Club
Palmerston Park
Dumfries
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Dumfries and Galloway
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Queen of the South F.C. is a club from Dumfries and was founded in 1919. The team originally came together from an amalgamation of three clubs; Dumfries F.C, Maxwell Volunteers F.C. and Arrol-Johnston (a works team). The name Queen of the South was taken from an earlier team which had folded, the Queen of the South Wanderers. The team is nicknamed 'The Doonhamers' and play at Palmerston Park in Dumfries, which has a capacity of 6,412. Queen of the South joined the Scottish League Third Division in 1923. After the second year in the league they were promoted to Division Two. The team rose steadily through the Second Division for eight years before achieving promotion to the top flight, where they spent all but four seasons between 1933 and 1964, making it the most successful period in the team's history. Queen of the South achieved its best ever league finish in 1934, finishing fourth. The club's best cup success came in 2002-03, when it won the Scottish Challenge Cup by beating Brechin City 2-0 in the final at Clyde's Broadwood Stadium. Queen of the South spent much of the 80s and 90s in the third tier of the Scottish League, before winning the Division Two (now the third tier) title in 2002.


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