Kendal Town F.C.


Kendal Town F.C.
Kendal Town
Kendal Town FC logo.png
Full name Kendal Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Field, The Town
Founded 1919
Ground Parkside, Kendal
(Capacity: 2,400)
Chairman Haydon Munslow
Manager Lee Ashcroft
League Northern Premier League Premier Division
2010–11 Northern Premier League Premier Division, 7th
Home colours
Away colours

Kendal Town F.C. is an English football club based in Kendal, Cumbria. The club are currently members of the Premier Division of the Northern Premier League and play at Parkside.

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History

The club was established in in 1919 as Netherfield AFC by employees of the K Shoes factory.[1]

In 1945 they joined the Lancashire Combination, and were runners-up in their first season. They also reached the first round of the FA Cup, losing to Barrow. They won the Lancashire Combination title in 1948–49, a season in which they again reached the first round of the FA Cup, this time losing to Gateshead. The following season they reached the second round, but lost 6–0 at Watford.[2] In 1963–64 they reached the second round again, but lost to Chesterfield in a replay. The following season they won the Lancashire Cominbation for a second time, and in 1968 they were amongst the founders of the Northern Premier League.[3] They finished bottom of the league in 1973–74 and 1976–77, but avoided relegation on both occasions. During the 1980–81 season they played seven matches against Bridlington Trinity in the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy before finally prevailing in the sixth replay. The repeated rematches cost the club £1,800, and the financial problems together with them finishing bottom of the league in 1981–82 and 1982–83 led to them moving down to the North West Counties League.[1]

The club returned to the Northern Premier League when it added a new Division One in 1987. In 1998 they were renamed Netherfield Kendal,[4] before adopting their current name two years later. In 2005–06 they finished third, qualifying for the play-offs. After defeating Stocksbridge Park Steels on penalties in the semi-finals, they beat Gresley Rovers 2–1 in the final to earn promotion to the Premier Division.[5]

Honours

  • Northern Premier League
    • Division One play-off winners 2005–06
  • Lancashire Combination
    • Champions 1948–49, 1964–65
    • League Cup winners 1955–56, 1960–61

Records

  • Best FA Cup performance: Second round, 1949–50, 1963–64[2]
  • Best FA Trophy performance: Second round, 1980–81, 1998–99, 2001–02, 2004–05
  • Best FA Vase performance: Third round, 1989–90[2]
  • Attendance: 5,184 vs Grimsby Town, 1955–56 FA Cup[1][3]

References

  1. ^ a b c History Kendal Town FC
  2. ^ a b c Netherfield at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ a b Kendal Town Pyramid Passion
  4. ^ Netherfield Kendal at the Football Club History Database
  5. ^ Kendal Town at the Football Club History Database

External links

Coordinates: 54°19′13.44″N 2°44′11.48″W / 54.3204°N 2.7365222°W / 54.3204; -2.7365222


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