Arnold F.C.

Arnold F.C. was an English football club based in Arnold, Nottinghamshire.

Full nameArnold Football Club
Nickname(s)The Saints
GroundGedling Road


The club were founded in 1928 as Arnold St. Mary's. "St. Mary's" was dropped from the team's name in 1963, as Arnold joined the Midland League that year.


The club joined the Midland League in 1963. Throughout the late 1960s and early 1970s they consistently finished in the upper reaches of the league, finishing runners-up in 1971 and 1976.[1]

When the Midland League merged with the Yorkshire League to form the Northern Counties East League (NCEL) in 1982, Arnold were placed in the new league's Premier Division. In 1986 they won 24 games on their way to lifting the title,[2] but rather than move on up to the Northern Premier League they moved down to the Central Midlands League (CML). They spent three years in the CML before merging with Arnold Kingswell to form Arnold Town in 1989.


Arnold first entered the FA Cup in 1964, and in 1967 they reached the First Round proper of the competition before losing 3-0 at home to Bristol Rovers in front of 3,390 fans.[3] They repeated the feat in 1977, holding Port Vale to a draw at Gedling Road before being beaten 5-2 in a replay at Vale Park. The club also played in the FA Trophy and FA Vase.


  • Best F.A Cup performance: 1st Round, 1967-1968, 1977-1978[4]



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  3. ^ "Eagles To Say Goodbye To Gedling Road". NCEL. Retrieved 2015-10-04.
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