Brigg Town F.C.


Brigg Town F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Brigg Town


fullname = Brigg Town Football Club
nickname = The Zebras
founded = 1864
ground = The Hawthorns, Brigg
capacity = 4,000
chairman = Mike Harness
manager = Steve Housham
Assistant Manager = Simon Roach
First Team Coach = Jimmy Snee
league = Northern Premier League
Division One South
season = 2007-08
position = Northern Premier League
Division One South, 16th
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Brigg Town Football Club, formed in 1864, are a football team from Brigg, North Lincolnshire. They are the oldest football team in the county and one of the oldest in the world. They play in the Northern Premier League Division One South, the 4th tier of the National League System and the 8th tier of the English football league system.

Known as the "Zebras", they wear black and white as home colours and have in recent years played in the Northern Counties East League. Champions of the league in the 2000/2001 season, they were denied promotion to the "Unibond" Northern Premier League because improvements to their ground were not completed before the deadline. They were runners-up the two following years but only the champions of the NCE League are promoted as a rule. However, after finishing third in the 2003/2004 season they were promoted as a part of the National League System restructuring.

On the national level Brigg Town have won the FA Vase twice, in 1996 and 2003, under longtime manager Ralph Clayton. In the 2001/2002 FA Cup, they defeated eventual Nationwide Conference champions Boston United before being beaten by Tranmere Rovers who ranked five levels above them on the football pyramid.

History

*1976-77 - Joined Midland League
*1977-78 - Midland League Champions
*1982-83 - Founder members of Northern Counties East League. Relegated to Division Two South
*1984-85 - Joined Division One Central on re-organisation. Northern Counties East Division One Central runner-up
*1986 - Promoted to Premier Division
*1995-96 - FA Vase Winners
*1999-00 - Northern Counties East League runner-up
*2000-01 - Northern Counties East League Champions
*2001-02 - Northern Counties East League runner-up
*2002-03 - FA Vase Winners (2nd time); Northern Counties East League runner-up
*2004-05 - Joined Northern Premier League Division One
*2007-08 - Joined Northern Premier League Division One South

Honours

League

* NCEL Premier Division
**Winners (1): 2000/01
**Runners-Up (3): 1999/00, 2001/02, 2002/03
**Third-Placed (3): 1996/97, 1998/99, 2003/04

* NCEL Division One (Central)
**Runners-Up (1): 1984/85

* Midland League
**Winners (1): 1977/78
**Third-Placed (1): 1976/77

Cup

* FA Vase
**Winners (2): 1995/96, 2002/03

One of the coaches that took the team to back-to-back championship wins was Ralph Clayton.

ources

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External links

* [http://www.briggtownfc.co.uk/ Official site]


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