Llandudno Swifts F.C.

Llandudno Swifts were a football club from Llandudno who existed during the late Victorian era. The club were first mentioned in 1889. They competed in the Combination, North Wales Coast League, Welsh Cup, FA Cup and North Wales Coast Cup. The club was wound up in 1901 after a period of professionalism.[1][2][3] Following the demise of Llandudno Swifts, a new team Llandudno Amateurs were formed.

Llandudno Swifts
Full nameLlandudno Swifts Football Club
Nickname(s)Swifts
Founded1889
Dissolved1901
GroundCouncil Ground, Llandudno

Colours[4]Edit

 
 
 
 
 
Pre November 1900
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November 1900 onwards

SeasonsEdit

Season League Played Won Drew Lost Points Position Remarks
1893–94[6] North Wales Coast League Division 1 12 9 2 1 20 2
1894–95[7] North Wales Coast League Division 1 8 5 1 2 11 3
1895–96[8] North Wales Coast League Division 1 10 3 1 6 7 4
1896–97[9] North Wales Coast League Division 1 10 8 1 1 17 1
1897–98[10] North Wales Coast League Division 1 9 7 1 2 13 1
1898–99[11][12] The Combination 28 12 3 13 27 9
North Wales Coast League Division 1 10 3 1 6 7 7 First team found in Combination. Presumably the Reserves. Table as at 29/04/1899
1899–1900[13] North Wales Coast League Division 1 14 5 2 7 12 5
1900–01[14] North Wales Coast League Division 1 13 5 3 5 13 6

Cup HistoryEdit

Season Competition Round Opposition Score Remarks
1891–92 Welsh Junior Cup Final Wrexham Gymnasium 3–1[15] Played at Summer Gardens, Rhyl.
1892–93 Welsh Cup[16] First Round Flint 2–0
Second Round Bangor 2–0
Third Round Holywell w/o Holywell failed to appear
Fourth Round Shrewsbury Town 4–0
Semi Final Wrexham 1–2 Played at Flint
1893–94 Welsh Cup[17] Bye to Fourth Round
Fourth Round Chirk 2–3
1894–95 Welsh Cup[18] First Round Flint 1–0
Second Round Carnarvon Ironopolis 3–2
Third Round Bangor 1–1
Third Round Replay 0–1
North Wales Coast Cup Final Bangor 1–2[19] Played at The Oval, Caernarfon.
1895–96 Welsh Cup[20] First Round Bangor 2–3 A.E.T. 2–2 FT
North Wales Coast Cup Final Bangor 0–2 Played at Bangor. Crowd 3,000.
1896–97 FA Cup[21] First Qualifying Round Liverpool South End 0–2
Welsh Cup[22] First Round Holywell 1–2
North Wales Coast Cup Final Bangor 5–1[23] Played at St Asaph
North Wales Coast Junior Cup Final Buckley Victoria 0–5[24] Reserves. Played at Holywell
1897–98 FA Cup[21] First Qualifying Round Rock Ferry 0–3
Welsh Cup[25] First Round Bangor 0–1
1898–99 Welsh Cup[26] First Round Rhyl United 2–3
1899–1900 FA Cup[21] Second Qualifying Round Wrexham 1–2
Welsh Cup[27] Bye to Third Round
Third Round Newtown 1–6
1900–01 FA Cup[21] First Qualifying Round Rhyl United 0–3
Welsh Cup[28] Second Round Buckley Victoria w/o Buckley Victoria withdrew
Third Round Chirk w/o Llandudno withdrew

HonoursEdit

LeagueEdit

Winners : 1897, 1898
Runners-up : 1894

CupEdit

Winners : 1892
Winners : 1897
Runners-up : 1895, 1896
Runners-up : 1897

ReferencesEdit

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