Potton United F.C.

Potton United F.C. is an English football club based in Potton, Bedfordshire. The club are currently members of the United Counties League Premier Division South and play at the Hollow.

Potton United
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Full namePotton United Football Club
Nickname(s)The Royals
Founded1943
GroundThe Hollow, Potton
ChairmanAlan Riley
LeagueUnited Counties League Premier Division South
2020–21Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division (transferred)

HistoryEdit

The club was established in 1943 and won the Bedfordshire Intermediate Cup in 1944.[1] After World War II they joined the South Midlands League. In 1955, the club applied to join the Parthenon League, but were rejected. After a season without league fixtures, they joined Division One South of the Central Alliance. In 1961 they joined the United Counties League (UCL).[2]

They won the Premier Division of the UCL in 1986–87 and again in 1988–89. They were relegated to Division One at the end of the 2000–01 season, but were promoted back to the Premier Division after winning Division One in 2003–04. They finished as runners-up in both of their first two seasons back in the Premier Division. However, they were relegated back to Division One at the end of the 2008–09 season. After an eight year absence, they were promoted back to the Premier Division after finishing in second position in the 2017–18 United Counties League Division One.

HonoursEdit

  • United Counties League[2]
    • Premier Division champions 1986–87, 1988–89
    • Division One champions 2003–04
    • Division One runners-up 2017–18
    • Knockout Cup winners 1972–73, 2004–05
  • Bedfordshire Intermediate Cup
    • Winners 1944
  • North Beds Charity Cup
    • Winners 2017-18

RecordsEdit

  • FA Cup[2]
    • Third Qualifying Round 1974–75
  • FA Trophy
    • Third Qualifying Round 1971–72, 1972–73
  • FA Vase
    • Fifth Round 1989–90

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ History Potton United FC
  2. ^ a b c Potton United at the Football Club History Database

External linksEdit

  • Potton United Website [1]

Coordinates: 52°07′23.49″N 0°13′01.79″W / 52.1231917°N 0.2171639°W / 52.1231917; -0.2171639