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Stranraer Football Club
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Stranraer F.C. is based at Stranraer in Dumfries and Galloway. It is a semi professional club playing in the Scottish Football League. The club was founded in 1870, making it the third oldest club amongst current Scottish Football League members. Despite the age of the club, it did not join the league until 1949. This was largely due to the remoteness of the South West club in relation to other clubs in the league. In 1948 the league took note of the team when they entertained Rangers in front of a record crowd in the Scottish Cup, the Glasgow team narrowly scraping through by a 1-0 score line. This probably led to their acceptance into the league about a year later. Prior to this Stranraer had played in the Southern Counties League, the Scottish Combination, the Scottish Alliance and South of Scotland League. Initially the team joined the 'C' Division meaning it played many of the reserve teams from the top flight teams. Stranraer was elevated to the mainstream in 1955 when the 'C' Division was scrapped and the club was admitted to the second division. The team stayed there until 1975 when it was dropped to the third tier, where it has spent most of its time since.


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