Knighton Town F.C.

Knighton Town Football Club is a Welsh football club founded in 1887, currently playing in the Mid Wales League East Division.

Knighton Town FC
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Full nameKnighton Town Association Football Club
Nickname(s)The Robins, The Borderers
Founded1887; 134 years ago (1887)
GroundThe Showground, Knighton
Capacity1,200 (96 seated)
LeagueMid Wales League
East Division
2019–20Mid Wales League Division Two, 14th
WebsiteClub website

2015–16 The Return to Mid Wales Football's Top DivisionEdit

Knighton's return to top flight football in The Mid Wales League was an extremely successful one narrowly missing out on back to back league titles on the final day of the season to Penrhyncoch, just missing out on a return to The Cymru Alliance league bu a single point. They also did exceptionally well in the FAW Cup reaching the 2nd round proper by defeating Kerry A.F.C. (H) 4–0, Welshpool Town (H) 2–1 in the qualifying rounds and Dyffryn Nant Vale (A) 2–1 in the 1st round before losing to Holywell Town (A) 6–3. In the FAW Trophy they defeated Machynlleth (A) 2–1 in the 2nd round before bowing out 3–2 away at Greenfield after extra time. [1]

2014–15 Mid Wales League Division 2 League and Cup DoubleEdit

Knighton Town were promoted as champions of Mid Wales League Division 2 scoring a staggering 113 league goals, much owing to the striker Connor Bird who netted 30, midfielder Mark Jones who hit 26 and winger Adrian Jones who netted 22. Knighton also conceded only 18 league goals all season which was the best defensive record in Welsh senior football. Losing only 1 league game all season, Knighton Town racked up a record points total with a goal difference of +95.

Knighton completed a league and cup double (E.R. Jenkins Cup) winning 4–3 after extra time against Borth United played at Penrhyncoch. Knighton took the lead mid way through the first half through a Sam Williams header. Borth turned the game on its head with Bryn McGilligan Oliver scoring twice in four minutes on 70' and 74'. As injury time reached the forth minute, Adam Worton equalised with a stunning 25 yard volley into the far top corner to send the Knighton fans into raptures. Extra time was only 2 minutes old when the league champions took the lead for a second time when Mark Jones raced onto a through ball and calmly clipped the ball over the keeper and into the bottom corner. Knighton quicky ended the game with substitute Marc Wozencraft putting them 4-2 up with a thumping header, from a Mark Jones cross. Borth did get a late consolation through Ryan Davies, but Knighton weren't to be denied the Mid Wales league cup double.

The Robins also exceeded all expectations in the FAW Cup by reaching the 2nd proper, the only tier 4 side to do so.

[2] Knighton Town Reserves play in the Mid Wales South League (level 5 in the Welsh pyramid system).

1991–92 Mid Wales League ChampionshipEdit

In 1991–92 Knighton won their first Mid Wales League Championship for 88:years. They lost one league game all season away at Aberystwyth Town. They clinched the title in dramatic style winning 3–2 away at Morda United in front of over 700 in attendance. Before the match Morda United were 2 points above Knighton so only a win would have seen them champions. In the last minute of the game with the score tied at 2–2, Knighton midfielder Sean Parker scored the winner in a goal mouth scramble.

PlayersEdit

First-team squadEdit

As of 10 September 2018

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   ENG Ben Davies
GK   ENG Nick Cadwallader
DF   WAL Stuart Jarvis
DF   WAL Daniel Farmer
DF   WAL Ieuan Davies
DF   ENG Tom Farmer
DF   WAL Josh Evans
DF   WAL Justin Davies
MF   ENG Jamie Husbands
MF   WAL Liam Davies
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   ENG Harry Worton
MF   WAL Jamie Griffiths
MF   WAL Brian White
MF   ENG Adam Williams
FW   ENG Sam Hoyle
FW   ENG Jack Hoyle
FW   WAL Ieuan Webb
FW   WAL James Gibbs
FW   WAL Lucas Kirby

HonoursEdit

  • Welsh Cup Semi-finalists: 1896–1897,[3] 1903–1904[3]
  • Welsh National League (Mid Wales Section) Runners-up 1925
  • Mid Wales League:[4] Champions 1901–02, 1902–03, 1903–04, 1991–92 Runners-up 1900–01, 1905–06, 1906–07, 1945–46, 1949–50, 1983–84, 2015–16.
  • Mid Wales League Division Two: Champions 2015-15[5]
  • Mid Wales League Cup Winners: 1952–53, 1960–61, 1968–69, 1988–89 Runners-up: 1962–63,1965–66, 1967–68
  • Mid Wales League South Champions: 1974–75, 2002–03, 2003–04.
  • South Shropshire League Runners-up: 1920–21
  • North Herefordshire League Division 1 Champions: 1931-2 Runners up 1934–5, 1951–2
  • Central Wales Challenge Cup 1969–70, 1971–1972 Runners-up 1975–1976
  • J. Emrys Morgan Cup: 2004[6]
  • Radnorshire Cup 1972, 1979, 1980, 1984, 1988, 1995
  • Highest League Position 4th in the Cymru Alliance, 1997–98 * since formation of Welsh Premier League/League of Wales 1992

Club recordsEdit

Record Attendance: vs 2,211 v Hereford United, Welsh Cup 4th Round, 1981[7]
Record Victory: 16–0 v Bucknell United, Home – Mid Wales League South, 2004[7]
Record Defeat: 0–16 v Cardiff City, Away, Welsh Cup 5th Round, 1961[7]

League historyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Knighthtown F.C. Website". Archived from the original on 2018-08-10. Retrieved 2020-09-18.
  2. ^ "Mid-Wales Football League". midwalesleague.pitchero.com.
  3. ^ a b "World Football - Blogging about football related topics". World Football.
  4. ^ "Club Records". Knighton Town FC. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
  5. ^ "County Times (UK)]".[dead link]
  6. ^ "Archive: Previous Winners – J. Emrys Morgan". Ceredigion League. Retrieved 26 August 2011.
  7. ^ a b c "Club Records". Knighton Town FC web admin. 4 January 2014. Archived from the original on 7 January 2014. Retrieved 7 January 2014.
  8. ^ "Football Club History Database - Knighton Town". www.fchd.info.

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