Carmarthen Town A.F.C.

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Carmarthen Town Association Football Club (Welsh: Clwb Pêl-droed Tref Caerfyrddin) is a Welsh semi-professional football club based in Carmarthen. The team play their home games at Richmond Park. The club colours, reflected in their crest and kit, are gold and black. Formed in 1950, Carmarthen Town was elected into the Welsh Football League in 1953. Their first league honour came in 1959–60, with promotion from Division 2 West to the First Division of the Welsh League. Carmarthen Town's first trophy was the Welsh Football League Cup, which they won in the 1995–96 season. Since then the club have gone on to win the Welsh Cup once and the Welsh League Cup twice. They have also qualified for UEFA competitions on four occasions.

Carmarthen Town
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Full nameCarmarthen Town Association Football Club
Nickname(s)Old Gold
Founded1950; 71 years ago (1950)
GroundRichmond Park
Carmarthen
Capacity8,000 (4,500 seated)
PresidentEinsley Harris
ChairmanChris Edwards[1]
ManagerKristian O'Leary[2]
LeagueCymru South
2019–20Cymru Premier, 11th (relegated)
WebsiteClub website

Carmarthen Town currently play in Cymru South and have yet to win a league title, despite being in the top tier of Welsh football since 1996–97. The club had their highest finish in 2000–01, with third place, which qualified them for European competition for the first time.

StadiumEdit

 
Clay Shaw Butler Stand, Richmond Park (Carmarthen),
 
A panoramic view from the Clay Shaw Butler Stand.

From 1952 Carmarthen Town have played at Richmond Park in Carmarthen. The ground has been redeveloped over recent years into a small, modern and compact football stadium with a capacity of 3,000. The club's new Clay Shaw Butler Stand has a 1000-seat capacity which enabled Carmarthen Town to host the club's first home European fixture at the ground in July 2007 when they entertained Norwegian side SK Brann.

SupportersEdit

In the 2012–13 season Carmarthen's average attendance was 296, placing them fourth out of twelve teams in the Cymru Premier. The highest league gate of the season came against Afan Lido FC with 413 spectators and the lowest, 167, against Airbus UK Broughton. [3]

Current squadEdit

As of 17 October 2020[4]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
GK   WAL Lee Idzi
DF   WAL Adam Robbins
DF   WAL Antonio Facciuto
DF   WAL Lee Surman
DF   WAL Curtis Watkins
DF   WAL Lewis Rocke
DF   WAL Matthew Delaney
MF   WAL Declan Carroll
MF   WAL Greg Walters
MF   WAL Callum Saunders
MF   WAL Cameron Berry
MF   WAL Elliot Thomas
MF   WAL Tom Dyson
MF   WAL Jay Woodford
MF   WAL Kieran Howard
FW   WAL Jordan Vickers
FW   WAL Noah Daley
FW   WAL Liam Thomas
FW   WAL Dion Phillips
FW   WAL Ashley Bevan

Club officialsEdit

 
Deryn Brace, Player-Manager of Carmarthen Town between 2007 and 2010
As of 07 June 2013.[5][6]
Senior club staff
  • President: Einsley Harris
  • Chairman: Chris Edwards
  • Club Secretary & Football Administrator: Gareth Davies
  • Press Officer: Rob Lloyd
  • Social Media accounts: Joshua Edwards
  • Tuck Shop Manager: Kath Edwards
  • Bar Manager: Roger Hunt
Coaching and medical staff
  • Manager: Kristian O’leary
  • Assistant Manager: Sean Cresser
  • Coach: Craig Hanford
  • Sports Therapist: Ryan Evans
  • KitMan: Mark Hannington

Managerial historyEdit

The following managers have each been in charge of Carmarthen Town since the club gained promotion to the highest tier in Welsh football, the Cymru Premier, in 1996.

As of January 2014

Name Nationality Period Honours
From To
Wyndham Evans   Wales January 1996 October 1996 Welsh Football League Cup Winner
John Mahoney   Wales October 1996 November 1998
Tomi Morgan   Wales November 1998 24 September 2003[7] Welsh Cup Runner-up, Highest League position: 3rd place 2000–01
Andrew York   Wales 24 September 2003[7] May 2004 Welsh League Cup Runner-up
Mark Jones   Wales 12 May 2004[8] 22 May 2007[9] Welsh Cup Winner, Welsh Cup Runner-up, Welsh League Cup Winner
Deryn Brace   Wales 23 May 2007[9] 8 June 2010[10][11]
Tomi Morgan   Wales 8 June 2010[10] 5 December 2011[12]
Neil Smothers   Wales 5 December 2011[12] 7 January 2012[13]
Mark Aizlewood   Wales 7 January 2012[13] 5 February 2018[14] Welsh League Cup Winner (2): 2012–13, 2013–14
Neil Smoothers (Interim Manager)   Wales February 2018 May 2018
Neil Smoothers   Wales May 2018[15] October 2019[16]
Danny Thomas (Caretaker Manager)   Wales October 2019[17] November 2019
Kristian O'Leary   Wales November 2019

HonoursEdit

As of 10 January 2014.[18]

The Welsh Football League

Domestic Cup Competition

European Competition

RecordsEdit

As of 3 August 2013.[19]

Record winsEdit

  • Record league win: 9–1 against UWIC Inter Cardiff, 21 October 2000
  • Record league home win:
9–1 against UWIC Inter Cardiff, 21 October 2000
8–0 against Cardiff Grange Quins, 10 December 2005
8–0 against Connah's Quay Nomads, 8 December 2007
  • Record league away win: 7–1 against Caersws, 6 October 2006

Record defeatsEdit

  • Record league defeat: 0–8 against The New Saints, 29 March 2009
  • Record league home defeat:
1–5 against Bangor City, 7 December 1996
0–4 against Aberystwyth Town, 26 February 1997
0–4 against Ton Pentre, 4 September 1996
0–4 against Haverfordwest County, 8 December 2000

Player recordsEdit

  • Most goals in season:
18 by Danny Thomas in 2007–08
18 by Richard Parker in 1999-00
  • Most goals in match: 5 by Tim Hicks against Connah's Quay Nomads, 8 December 2007
  • Club top scorer: 56 by Danny Thomas from 116 appearances (+41 substitute appearances)
  • Most club appearances: 199 (+12 substitute appearance) by Paul Fowler

European recordEdit

  • Record European win: 5–1 against Longford Town, 28 July 2005
  • Record European defeat: 0–8 against SK Brann, 19 July 2007
Carmarthen Town's scores are given first in all scorelines.
Season Competition Round Opponent Home Away Aggregate Refs
2001–02 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   AIK Solna 0–0 0–3 0–3 [20]
2005–06 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   Longford Town 5–1 0–2 5–3 [21]
Second qualifying round   FC Copenhagen 0–2 0–2 0–4 [21]
2006 UEFA Intertoto Cup First round   Tampere United 1–3 0–5 1–8 [22]
2007–08 UEFA Cup First qualifying round   SK Brann 0–8 3–6 3–14 [23]

See alsoEdit

List of Carmarthen Town A.F.C. seasons

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "club Details". The Football Association of Wales. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ https://clwbpeldroed.org/2019/11/09/carmarthentown-kristianoleary-swanseacity-cymrupremier/
  3. ^ "Welsh Premier League Report Season 2012–13" (PDF). Soccerfile Wales. Retrieved 3 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.welshpremier.co.uk/players/Carmarthen/2016/2017/p/Position
  5. ^ "FAW WPL Team Page". welshpremier.com. The Football Association of Wales. Retrieved 7 June 2013.
  6. ^ "Carmarthen Town Staff & Squad 2012–13". carmarthentownafc.com. Carmarthen Town AFC. Archived from the original on 14 April 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  7. ^ a b "Morgan pays price for poor start". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 24 September 2003. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  8. ^ "Jones takes Carmarthen helm". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 12 May 2004. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  9. ^ a b "Brace in for Jones at Carmarthen". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 23 May 2007. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  10. ^ a b "Tomi Morgan appointed Carmarthen Town boss". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 8 June 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Town boss Deryn steps down". thisissouthwales.co.uk. Local World. 9 June 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ a b "Carmarthen replace manager Tomi Morgan with Neil Smothers". bbc.co.uk. BBC Sport. 5 December 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  13. ^ a b "Aizlewood handed task of saving Carmarthen". welshpremier.co.uk. The Football Association of Wales. 7 January 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  14. ^ Ian Lewis (5 February 2018). "Carmarthen Town sack manager Mark Aizlewood after fraud conviction". WalesOnline. Retrieved 5 February 2018.
  15. ^ http://www.dai-sport.com/carmarthen-town-appoint-manager-neil-smothers-permanent-basis/
  16. ^ https://twitter.com/CarmarthenAFC/status/1180088121662345217
  17. ^ https://clwbpeldroed.org/2019/10/11/carmarthentown-neilsmothers-dannythomas-cymrupremier/
  18. ^ "Carmarthen Town Club History". fchd.info. Football Club History Database (F.C.H.D.). Retrieved 3 August 2014.
  19. ^ "Carmarthen Town Club Profile". welsh-premier.com. Welsh Premier Football. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  20. ^ "UEFA Intertoto Cup 2001". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  21. ^ a b "2005/06 UEFA Cup Carmarthen Town Results". uefa.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  22. ^ "UEFA Intertoto Cup 2006". rsssf.com. Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation (RSSSF). Retrieved 3 August 2013.
  23. ^ "2007/08 UEFA Cup Carmarthen Town Result". uefa.com. Retrieved 6 June 2013.

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