Uckfield Town F.C.

Uckfield Town F.C. was a football club based in Uckfield, East Sussex, England. For their final season, 2013–14, they were members of the Sussex County League (since re-named Southern Combination League), Division Three. They had four sides that play on Saturdays. They merged with second division club AFC Uckfield to create AFC Uckfield Town for the 2014-15 season and earned promotion in the merger's first year, starting the following season in the re-named league's re-named Division One, which became the Premier Division (Division Two became Division One).

Uckfield Town
Uckfield Town F.C. logo.png
Full nameUckfield Town Football Club
Nickname(s)The Oakmen
Founded1881
Dissolved2014
GroundVictoria Recreation Ground
Uckfield
Capacity300
2013–14Sussex County League
Division Three
4th/11, 33pts

HistoryEdit

The club was formed in 1881.[1] They joined the Sussex County League Division Two in 1955, however the highest they ever finished was fourth and the club was relegated from the league in 1966, joining the Mid-Sussex Football League. During their time in this league, Uckfield were champions of Division Three in 1982–83, Division Two in 1990–91, Division One in 1994–95, and the Premier Division in 1995–96, gaining promotion back to the Sussex County League at Division Three level.[1] Uckfield finished fourth in the County League Division Three in 2004–05, their highest placing in the league.[2] Under the guidance of Adam Michaels, they reached the Sussex Intermediate Cup Final in the 2006–07 season, but lost 2–1 in extra-time to Pease Pottage.[1]

Colours and nicknameEdit

Their home colours are red and black shirts, with black shorts and black and red hooped socks. The club's nickname is "The Oakmen" – this is derived from the club motto "corda quercus" which in Latin means "hearts of oak".[1]

GroundEdit

The club played their home games at Victoria Pleasure Grounds, Old Timbers Lane, Uckfield TN22 5DJ.

HonoursEdit

League honoursEdit

Cup honoursEdit

  • Sussex Intermediate Cup[1]
    • Runners-up (1): 2006–07
  • Sussex County League Division Three League Cup[3]
    • Runners-up (2): 1997–98, 2003–04

RecordsEdit

  • Highest League Position:[2] 4th in Sussex League Division Two 1957–58

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "History – Uckfield Town F.C". Pitchero.com. Retrieved 13 August 2012.
  2. ^ a b Uckfield Town at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ "Division 3 Cup – Sussex County Football League". Sussexcountyleague.com. Retrieved 20 September 2012.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 50°57′51.72″N 0°05′35.68″E / 50.9643667°N 0.0932444°E / 50.9643667; 0.0932444