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Gretna 2 Alloa Athletic 1, 25/03/2006. Raydale Park, Scottish Second Division.The result confirmed Gretna as Scottish Second Division Champions. Photo by Paul Thompson. Gretna 2 Alloa Athletic 1, 25/03/2006. Raydale Park, Scottish Second Division. The result confirmed Gretna as Scottish Second Division Champions. Nicknamed the Black and Whites or the Anvils, Gretna was founded in 1946, and had rapid and continual success due to financial backing from businessman Brooks Mileson in the mid-2000s. Despite being based in England Gretna were elected to the Scottish League in 2002, and reached the Scottish Cup Final in 2006, but the club fell into severe financial difficulties when Mileson withdrew funds due to ill health. The club was forced to dissolve in 2008 due to money issues.A pheonix club, Gretna 2008, was accepted into the East of Scotland Football League on 11 July 2008.  Photo by Paul Thompson.