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Elgin City Football Club
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Elgin City F.C. was founded in 1893 from a merger between Elgin Rovers and Vale of Lossie. In 1895 they joined the Highland League but found the going tough initially. In 1900 they resigned from the league but returned two years later. Elgin qualified for the Scottish Cup for three consecutive years in 1908-1910, making them the first Highland League club to do this. The 1930's began to see some real success for the club. The team lifted the Highland League title in 1932 and 1935, finishing second or third on a further five occasions during this decade. Elgin also won the Scottish Qualifying Cup twice in the thirties. The Club's golden era is perhaps the 1960's, when they won seven Highland League titles, two Highland League Cups and had some memorable giant killing runs in the Scottish Cup. In 1960, after crushing league side Forfar 5-1, Elgin was only denied a historic win over Celtic by two late goals. In 1967 they knocked out Ayr United and in 1968 they despatched Albion Rovers, Forfar and Arbroath, before losing 2-1 to Morton in the quarter finals. In 2000, the Scottish Football League expanded and Elgin City joined the Third Division along with Peterhead.


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