Brymbo Victoria F.C.

Brymbo Victoria F.C. were a Welsh football club based in Brymbo, Wales. They started the 2021–22 season as members of the North East Wales Football League Premier Division before resigning from the league in August 2021 and dissolving the club.[1]

Brymbo Victoria (1900–1911)
Full nameBrymbo Victoria Football Club
Nickname(s)Vics
FoundedAppr. 1900
Dissolved1911
GroundBrymbo
1910–11The Combination 4th (of 11)
Brymbo Victoria (2017–2021)
BrymboVictoriaBadge.png
Full nameBrymbo Victoria Football Club
Nickname(s)Vics
Founded2017
Dissolved2021
GroundBronwen's Green, Blast Road, Brymbo
LeagueNorth East Wales Football League Premier Division
Brymbo Victoria 1910-11.gif

HistoryEdit

For a full history see; List of football seasons involving Brymbo teams

Formed sometime around 1900 Brymbo Victoria were runners up in the Welsh Amateur Cup in 1908.[2] They joined The Combination midway through the 1909/10 season, taking on the results of Birkenhead who had resigned mid season,[3] finishing bottom of the league. Upon joining The Combination their colours were reported as being red and white.[4] The 1910/11 season saw an upturn in fortunes and they finished fourth. However they folded at the end of the 1910/11 season. The name returned in 2017, over 100 years since the previous club last played.

SeasonsEdit

Season League P W D L GF GA Pts Pos Teams in League
1902-03[5] Flintshire League Division 1
1903–04[6] Wrexham and District League Division 1 16 13 2 1 46 12 26 1 9 (+1 who withdrew)
1904–05[7] Wrexham and District League Division 1 16 11 1 4 46 17 23 1 9 (+3 who withdrew)
1905–06[8] Wrexham and District League Division 1 14 11 1 2 36 10 23 1 8 (+2 who withdrew)
1906–07[9] Flintshire League Division 1 14 3 7 4 19 26 10 7 10
1907–08[10] Wrexham and District League Division 1 18 9 3 6 40 25 21 3 10 (+2 who withdrew)
1908–09 Wrexham and District League Division 1 20 3 2 15 22 52 6 11 11
1909–10[11] The Combination 30 5 1 24 42 105 11 16 16
1910–11[12] The Combination 20 11 2 7 55 34 24 4 11
1911-2017 Club Inactive
2017–18 North East Wales League 26 8 4 14 62 73 28 10 14 (+2 who withdrew)
2018-19 North East Wales League 20 9 0 11 71 51 27 7 11
2019-20 North East Wales League 15 10 3 2 74 28 33 2 9

Cup HistoryEdit

Season Competition Round Opposition Score Notes
1907–08[13] Welsh Cup Round 1 Buckley Engineers 2–1 Annulled, undersized pitch
0–3 Replay
Welsh Amateur Cup Round 1 Summerhill
Round 2[14] Gwersyllt Victoria
Round 3[15] Wrexham Victoria 4–0
Round 4[16] Holyhead 3–1
Semi Final[17] Shrewsbury Rovers 3–2 Played at Oswestry
Final[18] Esclusham White Stars 0–1 Played at Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
1908–09[19] Welsh Cup Second Preliminary Round Johnstown Amateurs 0–5
1909–10[20] Welsh Cup Preliminary Round Ruabon 1–2
1910–11[21] Welsh Cup Preliminary Round Summerhill Victoria 3–1
Round 1 Ruabon 1–0
Round 2 Johnstown 0–2
1911-2017 Club Inactive
2017–18 Welsh Cup First Qualifying Round Acton 3–6
FAW Trophy Round 1 Plas Madoc 3–6
2018-19 Welsh Cup
FAW Trophy


HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners : 1903, 1904, 1906
Runners-up : 1905
Runners-up : 2020

CupsEdit

Runners-up : 1908
Winners : 1908
Runners Up : 1907[22]

ResurrectionEdit

The Brymbo Victoria name was resurrected more than 100 years after they last played, when in June 2017 the name was listed among the entrants for the 2017–18 North East Wales League season.[23] This was following the decision of Brymbo Sports and Social Club to switch to Saturday football, following the demise of the Wrexham Sunday League.

Other InfoEdit

Not to be confused with Brymbo Institute, Brymbo Steelworks FC or Brymbo FC.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brymbo Victoria Bow Out Of NEWFL". North East Wales Football League. Retrieved 20 August 2021.
  2. ^ "Welsh Newspapers Online FOOTHALL.|1908-04-23|Welsh Gazette and West Wales Advertiser – Welsh Newspapers Online". newspapers.library.wales. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
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  21. ^ "Wales (Cup) 1910/11". www.rsssf.com. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
  22. ^ "Flintshire Observer Mining Journal and General Advertiser for the Counties of Flint Denbigh – 2 May 1907".
  23. ^ "League Lineup Finalised – News – Offa Athletic FC". www.pitchero.com. Retrieved 2017-06-20.