F.C. Oswestry Town

Football Club Oswestry Town was a football club based in Oswestry, Shropshire, England. The club played at Park Hall and were affiliated to the Shropshire Football Association.[2]

FC Oswestry Town
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Full nameFootball Club Oswestry Town
Nickname(s)Town
Founded2013
Dissolved2020
GroundPark Hall, Oswestry
Capacity2,034 (1,034 seated)[1]
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 2013 as a successor to Oswestry Lions, who had folded, and took the Lions' place in Division One of the Mercian Regional League.[3] After finishing third in their first season,[4] they were promoted to the Premier Division. Their first season in the Premier Division saw the club finish fifth,[5] as they also won the Commander Ethelstone Cup.[3] The club went on to win the Premier Division in 2015–16,[6][7] earning promotion to Division One of the North West Counties League.[8] The season also saw them retain the Commander Ethelstone Cup as well as winning the League Cup and Shropshire Challenge Cup.[9] The 2016-17 season saw the club enter the FA Vase for the first time.[10]

In 2019–20 Oswestry were second in Division One South when the season was abandoned in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On 4 July 2020 the club resigned from the North West Counties League and folded due to financial difficulties caused by the pandemic.[11]

GroundEdit

The club played their home games at The Venue, Park Hall, which they shared with The New Saints of the Welsh Premier League.[2][12]

HonoursEdit

  • Mercian Regional League
    • Premier Division champions 2015–16
    • League Cup winners 2015–16
  • Commander Ethelstone Cup
    • Winners 2014–15, 2015 16
  • Shropshire Challenge Cup
    • Winners 2015–16

RecordsEdit

  • Best FA Vase performance: Second qualifying round, 2019–20[10]
  • Record attendance: 300, Shropshire Challenge Cup, 7 May 2016[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Park Hall The New Saints F.C.
  2. ^ a b FC Oswestry Town Club Information Page: NWCFL | FC Oswestry Town Club Information Page, accessdate: 5 February 2020
  3. ^ a b History F.C. Oswestry Town
  4. ^ First Division FA Full Time
  5. ^ Premier Division FA Full Time
  6. ^ Mercial Regional League Football Club History Database
  7. ^ Malpas 0 FC Oswestry Town 1 F.C. Oswestry Town
  8. ^ Delight as FC Oswestry Town gain a place in NWCL Archived 2017-03-12 at the Wayback Machine Border Counties Advertizer 17 May 2016
  9. ^ Introducing FC Oswestry Town North West Counties League
  10. ^ a b F C OSWESTRY TOWN at the Football Club History Database
  11. ^ Fallon, Martin (4 July 2020). "FC Oswestry Town". NWCFL.com.
  12. ^ The New Saints FC | Park Hall Stadium | Football Ground Guide: The New Saints FC | Park Hall Stadium | Football Ground Guide, accessdate: 5 February 2020
  13. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p461 ISBN 978-1869833695

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 52°52′33″N 3°01′35″W / 52.8759°N 3.0264°W / 52.8759; -3.0264