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Football League Two
One of the most famous names in football, thanks to a nationwide milk advertisement that also helped resurrect the name after its disappearance from The Football League in 1962.
A steady and determined recovery can be seen from the club’s progress through the non-league competitions. It is impressive that there were hardly any backward turns, just one seasons relegation in 1999, which was a mere blip in a campaign of steady improvement as ‘The Reds’ adopted a successful attitude to each level in turn.
The club’s ambition was a return to The Football League and after the non-league re-organization in 2004, Accrington, having qualified for The Conference, were in place to compete in The Conference Premier.
After two seasons, the club achieved their aim and returned to The Football League as Conference Champions with all the good wishes of true football people who had admired the club’s recovery. Loyal support off the field and inspirational football management from the long serving John Coleman, ensured there was a happy ending to this football fairy story.
- Store First Stadium, Livingstone Road, Accrington, Lancashire BB5 5BX
- 0871 434 1968
- Website Address:
- From the M65 Leave the M65 at Junction 7, taking the Clitheroe turn off the roundabout. Turn right at the first set of traffic lights opposite Clayton Business Park, following the A678. Follow the road over the canal bridge to the next set of traffic lights. Turn right again going over the motorway bridge and towards Accrington on the A680. Carry straight on at the next set of lights with the Greyhound pub on your right. Follow the road as it bends to the right and then take the first left after the Crown pub into Livingstone Road. From M66 At the end of the M66 follow the A56 until you come to the Rising Bridge roundabout. Take the first turning, the A680 towards Accrington for around 3 miles. After passing the police and fire stations on the left follow the ring road dual carriageway around the town centre, through the pelican crossing and three sets of traffic lights. At the fourth set of lights, opposite the Castle pub, turn right to rejoin the A680. Follow this road up the hill for approximately 1 mile, Livingstone Road is approx 400 yards past Accrington Victoria Hospital on the right.
- Most Recent Senior Honour:
- Football Conference 2005-06
Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.
|Accrington S||1977-1978||Cheshire County Division Two||David Baron|
|1978-1979||Cheshire County Division Two||5th||David Baron|
|1979-1980||Cheshire County Division Two||2nd||David Baron|
|1980-1981||Cheshire County Division Two||1st||David Baron|
|1981-1982||Cheshire County Division One||13th||David Baron|
|1982-1983||North West Counties Division One||10th||D.Cook|
|1983-1984||North West Counties Division One||7th||D.Cook|
|1984-1985||North West Counties Division One||15th||Gerry Keegan|
|1985-1986||North West Counties Division One||11th||Gerry Keegan|
|1986-1987||North West Counties Division One||2nd||G.Pierce|
|1987-1988||Northern Premier League Division Two||4th||G.Pierce|
|1988-1989||Northern Premier League Division Two||6th||G.Pierce|
|1989-1990||Northern Premier League Division One||3rd||Phil Staley|
|1990-1991||Northern Premier League Division One||4th||Phil Staley|
|1991-1992||Northern Premier League Premier Division||8th||Phil Staley|
|1992-1993||Northern Premier League Premier Division||6th||Phil Staley|
|1993-1994||Northern Premier League Premier Division||16th||Phil Staley|
|1994-1995||Northern Premier League Premier Division||15th||Eric Whalley|
|1995-1996||Northern Premier League Premier Division||7th||Stan Allen|
|1996-1997||Northern Premier League Premier Division||11th||Stan Allen|
|1997-1998||Northern Premier League Premier Division||20th||Tony Greenwood|
|1998-1999||Northern Premier League Premier Division||22nd||Bill Rodaway|
|1999-2000||Northern Premier League Division One||1st||John Coleman|
|2000-2001||Northern Premier League Premier Division||9th||John Coleman|
|2001-2002||Northern Premier League Premier Division||6th||John Coleman|
|2002-2003||Northern Premier League Premier Division||1st||John Coleman|
|2003-2004||The Conference||10th||John Coleman|
|2004-2005||The Conference Premier Division||10th||John Coleman|
|2005-2006||The Conference Premier Division||1st||John Coleman|
|2006-2007||Football League Division Two||20th||John Coleman|
|2007-2008||Football League Division Two||17th||John Coleman|
|2008-2009||Football League Division Two||16th||John Coleman|
|2009-2010||Football League Division Two||15th||John Coleman|
|2010-2011||Football League Division Two||5th||John Coleman|
|2011-2012||Football League Division Two||14th||John Coleman|
|2012-2013||Football League Division Two||18th||John Coleman|
|2013-2014||Football League Division Two||James Beattie|
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