Caersws F.C.

Caersws Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl Droed Caersŵs) is a football team, playing in the Ardal Leagues North East.

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Full nameClwb Pêl Droed Caersŵs
Caersws Football Club
Nickname(s)The Bluebirds
Founded1887 (as Caersws Amateurs)
GroundRecreation Ground
Caersws
Capacity4,000 (500 seated)
ChairmanAlan Thomas
ManagerMark Griffiths & Chris Davies[1]
LeagueArdal Leagues North East
2019–20Mid Wales Football League Division 1, 6th

The club was founded in 1887 as Caersws Amateurs, and adopted the present name when amateur status was dropped in 1974. The team plays at the Recreation Ground, Caersws, which accommodates 4000 spectators (375 seated).

The team's first choice strip is blue shirts, white shorts and blue socks. The second choice strip is orange shirts, black shorts and orange socks.

HistoryEdit

Although founded in the late 19th century, the club enjoyed little if any success until the 1960s when it won the Mid-Wales League in 1959–60, 1960–61, and 1962–63, and appeared in three Welsh Amateur Cup finals, winning the cup in 1960–61. They also won the cup (now renamed the Welsh Intermediate Cup) in 1989. In the league, the team's fortunes waned until they won the title again in 1978, and four more times before they were invited to join the Cymru Alliance in 1990. In 1992 they became founder members of the League of Wales.

Caersws won the League Cup in 2000–01 and 2001–02, and played in the Intertoto Cup, being defeated 3–1 on aggregate by PFC Marek Dupnitsa of Bulgaria.

Biggest victories and lossesEdit

HonoursEdit

Welsh League Cup

  • Winners (3): 2000–01, 2001–02, 2006–07
  • Runners-up (1): 1992–93

Welsh Intermediate Cup

  • Winners (1): 1988–89
  • Runners-up (2): 1983–84, 1991–92

Welsh Amateur Cup

  • Winners (1): 1960–61
  • Runners-up (3): 1952–53, 1962–63, 1963–64

Central Wales Cup

  • Winners (5): 1977–78, 1988–89, 1991–92, 2010–11, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (3): 1978–79, 1979–80, 1984–85

Cymru Alliance League

Cymru Alliance League Cup

  • Winners (1): 2014–15
  • Runners-up (3): 1990–91, 2011–12, 2012–13

Mid Wales League

  • Champions (9): 1959–60, 1960–61, 1962–63, 1977–78, 1982–83, 1985–86, 1988–89, 1989–90, 1996–97
  • Runners-up (8): 1953–54, 1958–59, 1961–62, 1963–64, 1976–77, 1978–79, 1984–85, 1987–88

Mid Wales League Cup

  • Winners (6): 1979–80, 1982–83, 1987–88, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92
  • Runners-up (7): 1953–54, 1954–55, 1960–61, 1969–70, 1984–85, 1986–87, 1988–89

Montgomeryshire Amateur League Cup

  • Winners (3): 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15
  • Runners-up (1): 1985–86

Village Cup

  • Winners (4): 1983–84, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2013–14

J Emrys Morgan Cup

  • Runners-up (2): 1984–85, 2013–14

EuropeEdit

Season Competition Round Club Home Away Aggregate
2002 UEFA Intertoto Cup Round 1   Marek Dupnitsa 1–1 0–2 1–3

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Caersws: Chris Davies joins management staff". Y Clwb Pel-Droed. Retrieved 22 June 2020.

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