Thurrock F.C.

Thurrock F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Thurrock

fullname = Thurrock Football Club
nickname = The Fleet
founded = 1985
"(as Purfleet F.C.)"
ground = Ship Lane,
capacity = 3,500 (500 seated)
chairman = Tommy South
manager = Hakan Ramis Hayrettin
league = Conference South
season = 2007-08
position = Conference South, 12th

Thurrock F.C. are a football club based in Aveley, Essex, England. They were established in April 1985 as Purfleet F.C. and changed to their present name in 2003. They are currently members of the Conference South. The club plays at Ship Lane in Aveley.


Upon their formation Purfleet entered the Reserve Division of the Essex Senior League in 1985 and spent one season in that division before progressing to the Senior Division. Three seasons later in 1988, the club won the ESL title and successfully applied for promotion to the Isthmian League, being placed in Division Two North. Purfleet made its mark on the Isthmian League fairly quickly in the early 90s, rising to the Premier Division after two promotions in three years beginning in 1991-92. The club then remained in the Premier Division with varying success for a decade. After finishing 3rd in 2003-04, Thurrock (the new name having been adopted in 2003) qualified for the newly formed Conference South. In the club's first season in that league, Thurrock qualified for the promotion playoffs but were knocked out by Eastbourne Borough.
The following season the Club finished in 10th place in the Conference South. At the end of the season the Club parted companywith its long serving manager Colin McBride and appointed Hakan Hayrettin in his place. Hayrettin had to find a completely new team as most of last season’s squad followed McBride to AFC Hornchurch. The club struggled for most of the season and did not secure its Conference South status until the last day of the season when a 3-0 win over Sutton United and results elsewhere going their way gave a final place of 18th
The 2007-08 season started in much the same form picking up just 4 points out of a possible 24 but a stunning second half of the season saw the Fleet finish up just 6 points away from a playoff spot in 12th place.

Club records

*Best league performance: 3rd in Conference South, 2004-05
*Best FA Cup performance: 1st round proper, 2003-04, 2004-05
*Best FA Trophy performance: 4th round, 2004-05
*Best FA Vase performance: 4th round, 1990-91


* Essex Senior League Champions: 1987-88
* Essex Senior League Cup: 1987-88, 1988-89
* Isthmian League Division Two North Runner-Up: 1988-89
* Isthmian League Division Two Champions: 1991-92
* Isthmian League Division One Runner-Up: 1993-94
* Essex Senior Cup: 2003-04, 2004-05
* Isthmian League Cup: 2003-04

Current squad



External links

* [ Official website]

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