- 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)
Watnall Road, Hucknall
capacity = 3,000 (240 seated) [http://www.stalybridgeceltic.co.uk/teaminfo.php?team=HUCKT]
chairman = Brian Holmes
position = Conference North, 20th
season = 2007-08
Hucknall Town F.C. are an English football team founded in 1945 and based in the town of
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 Leaguewhere they finished first in both 1990 and 1991 and runners up in 1992to Lincoln United. The league cup was also won in all three seasons with the losing finalists being the now defunct Crookes F.C., Nottinghamneighbours Arnold Town and Nettleham.
Hucknall Town were promoted to the
Northern Counties East LeagueDivision 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 LeaguePremier Division, winning the championship in the 2003-04 season. However, as their Watnall Road ground did not meet the standards of the Football Conferencethey 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 Northto the Northern Premier LeaguePremier 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 ] ]
Football squad player | no= | nat=England | pos=MF | name=
Gareth Holmeson loan from Ilkeston TownFootball squad player | no= | nat=England | pos=FW | name=Joe Ward [http://www.hucknalltownfc.com/squad.asp]
The manager from 1995 to 2001 as Town rose from the Northern Counties East League to the
Northern Premier LeaguePremier Division was Geordie John Ramshaw. He was followed by Phil Starbuckand 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-manageruntil January 2006. Dean Barrick was popular amongst the club's fans, and was voted BBC Radio NottinghamSports Personality of the year in 2005 having led the club to the FA Trophyfinal.
In January 2007, Wilson was sacked as manager, and former Welsh international player
Andy Leggwas 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.
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
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
Supreme Division Champions: 1989-90, 1990-91
Supreme Division Runners-up: 1991-92
League Cup Winners: 1989-90, 1990-91, 1991-92
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
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
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.
* [http://www.hucknalltownfc.com/ Official website]
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