Hucknall Town F.C.


Hucknall Town F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Hucknall Town


fullname = Hucknall Town Football Club
nickname = The Yellows or The Town
founded = 1945 (as Hucknall Colliery Welfare)
ground = Watnall Road,
Hucknall
capacity = 3,000 (240 seated) [http://www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk/teaminfo.php?team=HUCKT]
chairman = Brian Holmes
manager =
league = Conference North |
position = Conference North, 20th
season = 2007-08
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Hucknall Town F.C. are an English football team founded in 1945 and based in the town of Hucknall, Nottinghamshire.

History

Hucknall Town was renamed from Hucknall Colliery Welfare in 1987 and in the next two seasons finished first in the Notts Alliance. They moved into the Central Midlands League where they finished first in both 1990 and 1991 and runners up in 1992 to Lincoln United. The league cup was also won in all three seasons with the losing finalists being the now defunct Crookes F.C., Nottingham neighbours Arnold Town and Nettleham.

Hucknall Town were promoted to the Northern Counties East League Division One and then to the Premier Division where they struggled in the Premier Division until 1997, when they recovered from a poor start to finish sixth. However, the League Cup and President's Cup made their way to Watnall Road with Hucknall beating Pontefract Colleries and Belper Town in the respective finals. It was the second time they had won the League Cup, having beaten Thackley in 1994.

In 1997-98, they won the Northern Counties East League and retained the league cup with North Ferriby United finishing second in both competitions. The following season came as a major surprise as Hucknall finished second in the Division One, behind Droylesden. In fact, the title would have been won but for an early season points deduction.

From 1999 to 2004 they played in the Northern Premier League Premier Division, winning the championship in the 2003-04 season. However, as their Watnall Road ground did not meet the standards of the Football Conference they were refused promotion to the Conference National division and had to settle for a place in the new Conference North.

They were due to be relegated from the Conference North to the Northern Premier League Premier Division following the 2007-08 season. This would have been the first relegation from any league in the club's history. However, Halifax Town's financial woes meant that they were reprieved. [ [http://www.hucknalldispatch.co.uk/local-sport-news/Town-saved-from-the-drop.4092791.jp Town saved from the drop - Hucknall Today ] ]

Players

Current Squad

Football squad player | no= | nat=England | pos=MF | name=Gareth Holmes on loan from Ilkeston TownFootball squad player | no= | nat=England | pos=FW | name=Joe Ward [http://www.hucknalltownfc.com/squad.asp]

Managers

The manager from 1995 to 2001 as Town rose from the Northern Counties East League to the Northern Premier League Premier Division was Geordie John Ramshaw. He was followed by Phil Starbuck and then Steve Burr. Former Leek Town and Gainsborough Trinity boss Ernie Moss was manager for a short spell during the first part of the 2004-2005 season.

Former Bury player Dean Barrick was player-manager until January 2006. Dean Barrick was popular amongst the club's fans, and was voted BBC Radio Nottingham Sports Personality of the year in 2005 having led the club to the FA Trophy final.

Barrick was replaced in February 2006 by Kevin Wilson, the former Northampton Town and Kettering Town manager.

In January 2007, Wilson was sacked as manager, and former Welsh international player Andy Legg was appointed as the new player-manager. Legg remained as manager until September 2007, when he resigned following six consecutive defeats at the start of the season. David Lloyd replaced Legg, but having failed to avoid a relegation position was sacked before the final game of the 2007-08 season.

FA Trophy

Hucknall Town finished runners-up to Grays Athletic in the 2004-05 FA Trophy final. After drawing 1-1 after extra time, Grays triumphed 6-5 on penalties.

Honours

FA Trophy

Runners-up 2004-05

Northern Premier League

Division One Runners up 1997-98

League Cup Semi-Finalists 1998-99

Chairmans Cup Winners 2002-03

League Cup Runners-up 2003-04

Premier Division Champions 2003-04

Northern Counties East League

Premier Division Champions: 1997-98

Division One Runners-up: 1992-93

League Cup Winners: 1993-94, 1996-97, 1997-98

Presidents Cup Winners: 1996-97

Central Midlands League

Supreme Division Champions: 1989-90, 1990-91

Supreme Division Runners-up: 1991-92

League Cup Winners: 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92

Nottinghamshire Alliance

Senior Division Champions: 1976-77, 1977-78, 1987-88, 1988-89

1st Division Champions: 1972-73, 1980-81, 1986-87

2nd Division Champions: 1970-71

Intermediate Cup Winners: 1972-73, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84

League Cup Winners: 1978-79

Nottinghamshire Senior Cup

Winners: 1984-85, 1990-91, 1997-98, 1999-00, 2000-01, 2002-03

Runners-up: 1983-84, 1985-86, 1987-88, 1989-90, 1998-99, 2003-04

Semi-Finalists: 1995-96, 1996-97

Notts Intermediate Cup

Winners: 1987-88, 1997-98 (reserves)

Notts Junior Cup

Winners: 1963

Players who have joined Football League Clubs

The following players have played for Football League clubs after leaving Hucknall.

Danny Bacon; Lincoln City, now back at Hucknall Town.

Leon McSweeney; Stockport County via Cork City.

Stuart Nelson; Brentford and Leyton Orient and Norwich City. [ [http://www.canaries.premiumtv.co.uk/page/NewsDetails/0,,10355~1356373,00.html 'Keeper vacancy filled by Nelson] ]

Andy Todd; Accrington Stanley and Rotherham United, now on loan to Eastwood Town.

Andy White; Boston United, Crewe Alexandra, Kidderminster Harriers, Mansfield Town and Notts County, now at Worksop Town.

References

External links

* [http://www.hucknalltownfc.com/ Official website]
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