Cirencester Town F.C.

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Cirencester Town
File:Cirencester Town FC logo.png
Full name Cirencester Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Centurions
Founded 1889
Ground Corinium Stadium, Cirencester
Ground Capacity 4,500
Chairman Steve Abbley
Manager Brian Hughes
League Southern League
Premier Division
2014–15 Southern League
Premier Division, 8th

Cirencester Town is an English football club based in Cirencester, Gloucestershire. The club are currently members of the Southern Football League Premier Division and play at the Corinium Stadium. The club is affiliated to the Gloucestershire County FA.

History

Cirencester Town Football Club was formed in October 1889. They became founding members of the Gloucestershire County League in 1968–69, but joined the Hellenic League Premier Division the following season. Cirencester were relegated to Division One in 1978, and remained in the division until finishing runners-up in 1990–91; gaining promotion to the Premier Division. The following season they finished runners-up, and then in 1995–96 were crowned champions. This saw the team promoted to the Southern League Southern Division. For the 1999–2000 season they were transferred to the Western Division. Cirencester Town were promoted to the Premier Division after a third-placed finish in 2003–04. They were relegated to the South and West Division in 2008, but returned to the Premier Division in 2009–10 after winning the playoffs.[1] The club was relegated again in 2012. After winning the Southern League South and West division in the 2013/14 season, Cirencester will be returning to the Premier Division for the 2014/15 season.

Seasons

This is 5 recent Cirencester Town seasons for a full history look List of Cirencester Town F.C. 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
Premier Division
7 40 13 8 19 59 67 -8 47 13th of 21 Jody Bevan 17 QR1 0-1-1 R1 3-2-1 144
2011–12 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 7 9 26 40 78 -38 30 22nd of 22
Relegated
Scott Griffin 6 QR1 0-0-1 QR2 1-0-1 122
2012–13 Southern Football League
Division One South & West
8 42 15 13 14 54 57 -3 57* 11th of 22 PR 0-0-1 PR 0-0-1
2013–14 Southern Football League
Division One South & West
8 42 29 5 8 95 45 +50 92 1st of 22
Promoted
QR3 3-1-1 R1 1-1-1
2014–15 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 44 20 12 12 77 54 +23 72 8th of 23 Nathaniel Jarvis 22 QR1 0-1-1 QR1 0-0-1 142

Colours

Cirencester are known for their distinctive red and black stripes, which they have worn for most of their history. The current home kit consists of a black and red striped shirt with plain black shorts, while the away kit is light blue.

The team began playing in white shirts with a red sash from their foundation in 1889. For the next five years, until 1904, the team wore all white with a vertical red stripe. These were replaced by red and white striped shirts until 1915.

In the 1916/17 season, they introduced black and red striped kit which has been used ever since.

Stadium

The club play at the 4,500-capacity Corinium Stadium. Gloucester City ground-shared at the stadium between 2008 and 2010 following the flooding of their Meadow Park ground.[2] Wootton Bassett Town are currently ground-sharing at the Corinium Stadium.

First team squad

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

No. Position Player
Wales GK Glyn Garner
England DF Shayne Anson
England DF Ellis Dunton
England MF James Mortimer-Jones
England DF Leigh Henry
England FW Charlie Griffin
England FW Ross Langworthy
England FW Aidan Bennett
No. Position Player
England MF Brad Hooper
England MF Adam Connolly
England MF Ollie Knight
England DF Mark Pritchett
England DF Ben Brown
England MF Ian Herring

Records

Development team

In the 2009–10 season the club introduced a reserve team that competed in the Hellenic League reserves divisions made up mainly of youth players as practice for the first team squad. In their debutant season, the reserves won the Division Two West Reserves title and earned promotion. The reserve side then achieved a midtable position in the Reserves West Division One for the 2010–11 season.

The reserves were then introduced into a higher division for the 2011–12 season. Competing in the Hellenic League West Division.

See also

References

  1. Cirencester Town at the Football Club History Database
  2. "Club Info". Gloucester City. Retrieved 2009-10-10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

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