Lydney Town A.F.C.

Lydney Town A.F.C. are a football club based in Lydney, Gloucestershire, England. They are currently member of the Hellenic League Premier Division. The club is affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA.[1]

Lydney Town
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Full nameLydney Town Association Football Club
Nickname(s)The Town
Founded1911; 110 years ago (1911)
GroundLydney Recreation Ground, Lydney
Capacity700
ChairmanDean Voss
ManagerRichard Kear
LeagueHellenic League Premier Division
2020–21Hellenic League Premier Division (season curtailed)
WebsiteClub website

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1911 and played in local leagues until 1952 when they joined the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League.[2] The club played in this league until 1969, when due to a lack of a committee the club folded, but was reformed again two seasons later.[2] The club won the Senior League Division One Championship in the 1979–80 season and moved to Division One of the Hellenic league for the 1980–81 season.[2][3] Four seasons later they left the league and rejoined the Gloucestershire Northern Senior League.[2]

In the 2005–06 season, they won the Gloucestershire County League title, earning promotion back into the Hellenic League Division One West for the 2006–07 season.[3] They won Division one west at the first attempt and were promoted to the Premier Division, but were demoted back to Division one a season later due to not having their floodlights operational in time.[3]

GroundEdit

Lydney Town play their home games at Lydney Recreation Ground, Swan Road, Lydney GL15 5RU.

HonoursEdit

  • Hellenic League Division One West[3]
    • Champions (1): 2006–07
  • Gloucestershire County League[3]
    • Champions (1): 2005–06
  • Gloucestershire Northern Senior League[2]
    • Champions (1): 1979–80, 2004-05
    • Champions (1): 1977–78, 1978–79

Current Playing SquadEdit

Position Name Position Name
GK Richard Thomas DF Jack Sparks
DF Tom Baldwin DF Tom Wright
DF Sam Elliott DF Keelan Hamblett
MF Ross Lindsay MF Jordan Sheen
MF Frankie Johnson MF Mat McLeod
MF Finnan Hamblett CF Richard Kear
CF Harry Williams

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Uhlsport Hellenic Football League | Club Details | Lydney Town". Hellenicleague.co.uk. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "History – History 1 – Lydney Town AFC". Pitchero.com. 29 April 2013. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e LYDNEY TOWN at the Football Club History Database

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 51°43′22.32″N 2°31′43.52″W / 51.7228667°N 2.5287556°W / 51.7228667; -2.5287556