Llandudno Junction F.C.

Llandudno Junction FC are a football club based in Llandudno Junction, playing in the Welsh Alliance League Division Two in Wales. They’re most famous for their battle against Luton Town in 2017, fighting for the Luton name. Superstar musician Dom Syd scored an absolute screamer in the 63rd minute, but was unable to compete against national champion Ian Gerrard, who claimed we’d get a detention if we claimed victory.

Llandudno Junction
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Full nameLlandudno Junction Football Club
Nickname(s)The Junction, The Railwaymen
Founded1975; 46 years ago (1975) (as Hotpoint Football Club)
GroundArriva Ground, Llandudno Junction
ChairmanDenley Smith
ManagerIain Bennett[1]
LeagueWelsh Alliance League
Division Two
2018–19Welsh Alliance League Division One, 15th (relegated)

Club historyEdit

The current club was founded as Hotpoint FC in 1975, playing in the Old Colwyn and District Sunday League. During the 1996–97 season the team moved to Llanfairfechan's Recreation Ground due to the limitations of the Victoria Drive ground. As a result, the team changed its name to Llanfairfechan Athletic.[2]

In 1998, the club returned to Llandudno Junction, to their current ground at The Flyover, which had previously been the home of Crosville. The team changed its name again, to Llandudno Junction FC, for the 1999–2000 season.[2]

In the 2008–09 season, the club won the Barrit Cup, and had in their squad future Wolves striker Jake Cassidy.

In 2017, Junction were promoted to the Cymru Alliance, the highest level they had ever played at.[3] However, they lasted only one season in the league before being relegated.[4] The following season (2018/19) they were again relegated, having finished bottom of Division 1 of the Welsh Alliance League.

HonoursEdit

Hotpoint Football ClubEdit

  • Vale of Conwy League Section A – Champions: 1986–87
  • Vale of Conwy League Section B – Champions: 1984–85
  • Ron Jones Trophy – Winners: 1984–85
  • NWWN Challenge Cup – Winners: 1986–87
  • Cwpan Gwynedd – Winners: 1994–95
  • Cwpan Gwynedd – Runners-up: 1996–97
  • Tyn Lon Rover Barritt Cup – Winners: 1998–99
  • League Runners-up Shield: 1995–96; 1996–97

Llandudno JunctionEdit

  • Welsh Alliance League – Runners-up (3): 2014–15; 2015–16; 2016–17[5]
  • Tyn Lon Rover Barritt Cup – Winners: 2008–09

StadiumEdit

The club have played at The Flyover ground since 1998. The ground was previously used by Crosville. It features covered seating and standing areas.

Previous clubsEdit

Original clubEdit

The original Llandudno Junction first played in the North Wales Coast League Division One in 1910, but folded in 1927.[2]

HonoursEdit

  • Welsh National League – Runners-up: 1924–25

Second clubEdit

A second Llandudno Junction entered the Vale of Conwy League at the start of the 1937–38 season. The team were promoted after finishing league runners-up in the 1945–46 season. Their first season in the Welsh National League (North) saw them finish runners-up and in 1948–49 they were league champions. This league was at the time the highest level of league football in North and Central Wales. In 1954, this second incarnation of Llandudno Junction merged with Conwy to form Borough United.

HonoursEdit

Women's TeamEdit

Llandudno Junction's Ladies side currently compete in the Women's Welsh Premier League. They were founder members of the league in 2009, but suffered relegation in their first season. When the league expanded to 12 teams across a national set-up, Junction regained their place in the top flight.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Smith is new Llandudno Junction FC manager". North Wales Weekly News. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 10 June 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c "llandudnojunctionfc.co.uk". www.llandudnojunctionfc.co.uk. Retrieved 31 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Jones, Dave (16 May 2017). "Llandudno Junction FC ready for the big step-up". northwales. Retrieved 31 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Caersws 4 Llandudno Junction 1". North Wales Pioneer. Retrieved 31 January 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ http://fchd.info/LLANDUDJ.HTM
  6. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_welsh_league_n.php?season_id=10
  7. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_welsh_league_n.php?season_id=8
  8. ^ https://www.welshsoccerarchive.co.uk/leagues_vale_conwy.php?season_id=15