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Barton Rovers

Currently Playing In:

Southern League Division One Central

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Although formed in 1898, Barton Rovers played in the local leagues around Luton and Bedford until 1954, when they joined the South Midlands League, from which they eventually developed into impressive champions in the late ‘seventies’ and earned a place in the Isthmian League.

With Barry Reed proving an outstanding manager, ‘Rovers’ also reached a Wembley Vase Final in 1978 and in their early Isthmian years just missed promotion to Division One in three seasons at the beginning of the ‘eighties’.

After eleven campaigns, the club moved up to Division One, but found it difficult to achieve a top ten finish at this level and after the league re-organization in 2004, Barton Rovers became a Southern League club, enjoyed an encouraging start and have consolidated well in the senior competition.


Club Factfile

Sharpenhoe Road, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford MK45 4SD
01582 707 772
Leave M1 at J12 head towards Harlington. Follow signs through Sharpenhoe Village to Barton. At T-junction in village turn right, continue 500 yards and turn right into ground on concrete roadway adjacent to playing fields.
Record Attendance:
1,900 v Nuneaton Borough - FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round 1976
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Bedfordshire Premier Cup 1995-96

Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 1977-1978South Midlands Football League1stBarry Reed
 1978-1979South Midlands Football League1stBarry Reed
1979-1980 Isthmian League Division Two8thBarry Reed
1980-1981Isthmian League Division Two4thBarry Reed
1981-1982Isthmian League Division Two4thBarry Reed
1982-1983Isthmian League Division Two3rdD.Bevis
1983-1984Isthmian League Division Two14thD.Bevis
1984-1985Isthmian League Division Two North15thA.Garner
1985-1986Isthmian League Division Two North17thA.Garner
1986-1987Isthmian League Division Two North7thJ.Burr & M.Huckle
1987-1988Isthmian League Division Two North16thJ.Burr & M.Huckle
1988-1989Isthmian League Division Two North8thMick Huckle
1989-1990Isthmian League Division Two North5thMick Huckle
1990-1991Isthmian League Division Two North10thMick Huckle
1991-1992Isthmian League Division Two11thRay Brandon
1992-1993Isthmian League Division Two18thBrian Williams
1993-1994Isthmian League Division Two4thGordon Taylor
1994-1995Isthmian League Division Two2ndGordon Taylor
1995-1996Isthmian League Division One17thGordon Taylor
1996-1997Isthmian League Division One17thGordon Taylor
1997-1998Isthmian League Division One16thGordon Brown
1998-1999Isthmian League Division One15thIan Allinson
1999-2000Isthmian League Division One12thIan Allinson
2000-2001Isthmian League Division One22ndIan Donnelly
2001-2002Isthmian League Division Two14thDick Newman
2002-2003Isthmian League Division One North19thIan Allinson
2003-2004Isthmian League Division One North18thIan Allinson
2004-2005Southern League Division One East8thGordon Guile
2005-2006Southern League Division One East19thGordon Taylor
2006-2007Southern League Division One Midlands20thGordon Taylor
2007-2008Southern League Division One Midlands11thGary Fitzgeald & Gary King
2008-2009Southern League Division One Midlands17thGary Fitzgerald
2008-2010Southern League Division One Midlands21stGary Fitzgerald
2010-2011Southern League Division One Central12thGary Fitzgerald
2011-2012Southern League Division One Central11thDan Kennoy
2012-2013Southern League Division One Central14thDan Kennoy
2013-2014Southern League Division One Central6thDan Kennoy

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