Bedworth United F.C.

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Bedworth United
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Full name Bedworth United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Greenbacks
Founded 1895 (Reformed in 1947
as Bedworth Town)
Ground The Oval Ground
Bedworth
Ground Capacity 3,000[1]
Chairman Neill Rayson-Randle
Manager Stuart Storer
League Southern Football League Division One Central
2014–15 Southern Football League
Division One Central, 4th (promoted via play-offs)

Bedworth United Football Club (nicknamed "the Greenbacks") is a football club based in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England, currently playing in Division One Central of the Southern Football League.

The club was first formed in 1895 but has been disbanded and re-formed on a number of occasions. The club plays its home matches at The Oval.

History

The earliest incarnation of Bedworth United (from which the current club traces its lineage) was formed in 1895 under the name Bedworth Town and played in the Nuneaton & District League until it disbanded in 1900. A second incarnation was formed in 1905 and played in the Coventry & North Warwickshire League until the 1920s.

A third Bedworth Town club was formed in 1925 and again played in the Coventry & North Warwickshire League until 1940. The current club debuted in 1947 (again under the name Bedworth Town) and joined the Birmingham Combination where they were champions on two occasions before stepping up to the Birmingham & District League (now the West Midlands (Regional) League). In 1968 they changed to their current name, and four years later stepped up to the Southern League. They enjoyed a seven-season run in the Premier Division but were relegated in 1989 and have played in the league's second tier ever since, although divisional reorganisations have seen the name of the division in which they play change twice. Local manager Bernie Cope took over from the sacked Liam O'Neill on 7 December 2009, appointing the experienced Simon Benn as first team coach and bringing in Mark Green and Jimmy Ginnely as joint assistant managers.

Cope was replaced by 30-year-old Nuneaton Griff Manager Steve Farmer who steered the club to Promotion for the first time in its 65-year history. However following one season at the higher level, Bedworth were relegated on goal difference at the end of the 2012–13 season. Shortly afterwards the club parted company with manager Steve Farmer after two years in charge of the club.

The club then appointed former Banbury United and Daventry Town boss Ady Fuller as Farmer's successor in May 2013. [2]

The club's home ground, The Oval

Fuller was then replaced by Stuart Storer after leaving his position as manager in 2013.

After two years away (including one in the Southern Premier League and one in the Northern League), Bedworth returned to the Southern League Division One Central ahead of the 2014/15 season.

In their first season back at Division One Central level, Bedworth were promoted via the play-offs with a 2-0 win against Barton Rovers in the final on 4 May 2015.

Seasons

This is 5 recent Bedworth United seasons.

Year League Lvl Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Leading league scorer FA Cup FA Trophy Average home
attendance
Name Goals Res Rec Res Rec
2010–11 Southern Football League
Division One Central
8 42 12 12 18 49 62 -13 48 15th of 22 QR2 2-1-1 QR1 1-0-1
2011–12 Southern Football League
Division One Central
8 42 23 9 10 90 57 +33 78 3rd of 22
Promoted through playoffs
QR1 1-0-1 QR1 1-0-1
2012–13 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 11 9 22 39 73 -34 42 21st of 22
Relegated and transferred
Mitchell Piggon 12 QR2 1-1-1 QR1 0-0-1 181
2013–14 Northern Premier League
Division One South
8 40 9 7 24 48 83 -35 34 20th of 21
Transferred
PR 0-0-1 PR 0-0-1
2014–15 Southern Football League
Division One Central
8 42 25 4 13 85 55 +30 79 4th of 22
Promoted through playoffs
Daniel Dubidat 22 QR2 2-2-1 PR 0-0-1 198

Club honours

Club records

  • Best league performance: Southern League Central Play Off Winners 2011/12 against Beaconsfield SYCOB 3 – 1
  • Best FA Cup performance: 4th qualifying round on 5 occasions
  • Best FA Trophy performance: 2nd round on 5 occasions
  • Most Goals Scored in a single season – 104 2011/12
  • Most goals scored for club - Alex Nash (176 in 245 matches)

Players

As of 8 August 2014.[3]

Current squad

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
England GK Jack Marshall
England GK Alex Nash
England DF Mark Albrighton
England DF Aaron Bains
England DF Marlon Walters
England DF Peter Folkes
England DF Ricky Hill
New Zealand DF Luke Rowe
England DF Chris Tullin
England MF David Barnett
England MF Chad Degville-Cross
No. Position Player
England MF Mitchell Thomson
England MF Keenan Meakin-Richards
England MF Kurtis Mewies
England MF Andrew Westwood
England MF Harry Donovan
England MF Fat Pete
England FW David Blenkinsopp
England FW Daniel Creaney
England FW John Snoopy

References

  1. "The Oval, Bedworth". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 20 August 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Bedworth United History
  3. http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/bedworthunited/s/the-team-33767.html

http://www.nonleaguedaily.com/news/index.php?&newsmode=FULL&nid=93466

http://www.communigate.co.uk/worcs/mfyl/page8.phtml

External links

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