Epsom Athletic F.C.

Epsom Athletic Football Club was a football club based in Chessington, England. They were affiliated to the Surrey County Football Association.

Epsom Athletic
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Full nameEpsom Athletic Football Club
Nickname(s)The Blue Stallions
Founded1997
Dissolved2017
GroundChalky Lane, Chessington

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1997 by Paul Burstow and joined the Sutton & District League.[1] In 1999–2000 they were Division Two runners-up and were promoted to Division One.[2] The following season saw them finish second in Division One, earning a second straight promotion.[2] The club then won the Premier Division at the first attempt.[2] After switching to the Surrey South Eastern Combination, they finished as runners-up in Division Two in 2003–04 season and were promoted to Division One.[2] In 2005–06 they won the League Cup, and the following season saw them end the season as Division One runners-up.[2]

In 2008 Epsom were founder members of the Surrey Elite Intermediate League.[3] They finished as league runners-up in 2010–11 but were refused promotion to the Combined Counties League.[1] However, after winning the league the following season,[4] and agreeing a groundshare with Chessington & Hook United,[1] the club were promoted to Division One of the Combined Counties League.[3] In their first season in the Combined Counties League the club made their debut in the FA Vase, losing 4–3 at home to Camberley Town. The following season saw them make their FA Cup debut, losing 3–1 at home to Croydon.[3] After finishing bottom of Division One in 2016–17, the club were relegated back to Division One of the Surrey South Eastern Combination. They subsequently folded during the 2017–18 season

HonoursEdit

  • Surrey Elite Intermediate League
    • Champions 2011–12
  • Surrey South Eastern Combination
    • League Cup winners: 2005–06
  • Sutton & District League
    • Premier Division champions 2001–02

RecordsEdit

  • Best FA Cup performance: Extra preliminary round, 2013–14, 2014–15[3]
  • Best FA Vase performance: First round, 2013–14[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Our History Epsom Athletic F.C.
  2. ^ a b c d e Trophy Cabinet Epsom Athletic F.C.
  3. ^ a b c d e Epsom Athletic at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ Epsom Athletic achieve their 10-year plan This is Local London, 20 April 2012

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°21′01.06″N 0°18′35.42″W / 51.3502944°N 0.3098389°W / 51.3502944; -0.3098389