AFC Kempston Rovers
Currently Playing In:
United Counties League
A well established Bedfordshire club has spent the majority of its competitive life between The South Midlands and United Counties Football Leagues but sadly, since winning The United Counties Division One Championship in 1986, Rovers appear to have found the Premier Division a very uncomfortable place to be.
In fact it took ‘The Walnut Boys’ fourteen seasons to finish in the top ten, despite giving their managers plenty of time to build their squads. Finally, it was Ken Davidson who took the club to consecutive 7th and 9th place finishes at the beginning of the century.
Sadly, relegation back to Division One followed three years later, so it was decided to merge with neighbouring clubs Kempston Town and Kempston Colts and play under the new name of AFC Kempston Rovers.
Promotion was gained in their third season but was followed by a quick return but after three very solid seasons under manager Dave Randell, the Division One title was won again and this time the club are working hard to consolidate at the Premier level.
- Previous Name(s):
- Kempston Rovers >2004
- Hillgrounds Leisure, Hillgrounds Road, Kempston, Bedford MK42 8SZ
- 01234 852 346
- Take A 421 Bedford by-pass turning as indicated to Kempston A5140 Woburn Road. At roundabout, turn left into St Johns Street, then right into Bedford Road. After the shops and park on the left, turn immediately left into Hillgrounds Road. Ground is past the Swimming Pool on the right.
- Most Recent Senior Honour:
- Hitchingbrooke Cup 2011-2012
Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.
|1977-1978||United Counties Premier Division||12th|
|1978-1979||United Counties Premier Division||3rd||M.Bartlett|
|1979-1980||United Counties Premier Division||17th||M.Bartlett|
|1980-1981||United Counties Premier Division||3rd|
|1981-1982||United Counties Premier Division||11th|
|1982-1983||United Counties Premier Division||18th|
|1983-1984||United Counties Division One||3rd|
|1984-1985||United Counties Division One||5th|
|best year||1985-1986||United Counties Division One||1st||L.Adams|
|1986-1987||United Counties Premier Division||16th||Bobby Folds|
|1987-1988||United Counties Premier Division||19th||Bobby Folds|
|1988-1989||United Counties Premier Division||19th||Bobby Folds|
|1989-1990||United Counties Premier Division||22nd||Bobby Folds|
|1990-1991||United Counties Premier Division||15th||Alan Wright|
|1991-1992||United Counties Premier Division||15th||Alan Wright|
|1992-1993||United Counties Premier Division||15th||Alan Wright|
|1993-1994||United Counties Premier Division||21st||Alan Wright|
|1994-1995||United Counties Premier Division||19th||Russell Shreeves|
|1995-1996||United Counties Premier Division||20th||Russell Shreeves|
|1996-1997||United Counties Premier Division||17th||Russell Shreeves|
|1997-1998||United Counties Premier Division||21st||Mark Smith|
|1998-1999||United Counties Premier Division||17th||Neil Rodney|
|1999-2000||United Counties Premier Division||7th||Ken Davidson|
|2000-2001||United Counties Premier Division||9th||Ken Davidson|
|2001-2002||United Counties Premier Division||19th||Ken Davidson|
|2002-2003||United Counties Premier Division||21st||Steve Fox|
|2003-2004||United Counties Division One||16th||Steve Fox|
|As AFC Kempston Rovers|
|2004-2005||United Counties Division One||16th||John Dower & Bob Reed|
|2005-2006||United Counties Division One||4th||Clive Black|
|2006-2007||United Counties Division One||3rd||Clive Black|
|2007-2008||United Counties Premier Division||21st||Neil Trebble|
|2008-2009||United Counties Division One||5th||Dave Randell|
|2009-2010||United Counties Division One||5th||Dave Randell|
|2010-2011||United Counties Division One||1st||Dave Randell|
|2011-2012||United Counties Premier Division||10th||Dave Randell|
|2012-2013||United Counties Premier Division||17th||Dave Randell & John Guiney|
|2013-2014||United Counties Premier Division|
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