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Congleton Town

Currently Playing In:

North West Counties Premier Division


Another Cheshire club which has enjoyed a steady life in the northern leagues. Formed in 1901 ‘The Bears’ worked their way through many of the local competitions:-

Crewe & District League 1901-1905
Staffordshire & District League 1905-1920
Cheshire County League 1920-1940
Macclesfield League       1940-1941
Cheshire County League 1945-1965
Manchester League 1965-1968
Mid-Cheshire League       1968-1978
Cheshire County League 1978-1982
North West Counties League 1982-1987
Northern Premier League 1987-2001
North West Counties League 2001-

The highlight so far has been the clubs fourteen year spell in The Northern Premier League. However, Congleton Town, although finishing in the top ten twice in their first three campaigns, never again challenged for League honours and eventually, in 2001,dropped back to The North West Counties League, where they appear to have settled happily.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Congleton Hornets
Ivy Gardens, Booth Street, Crescent Road, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4DG
01260 274 460
On approach to Congleton from M6, past Waggon & Horse pub, at first roundabout second exit, past fire station, 2nd right into Booth Street, Ground at top of road.
Record Attendance:
6,800 v Macclesfield in The Cheshire League 1953-1964
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Cheshire Senior Cup

Club History

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

1982-1983North West Counties League Division One8thDave Nixon
1983-1984North West Counties League Division One9thDave Nixon
1984-1985North West Counties League Division One10thColin Moss
1985-1986North West Counties League Division One2ndColin Moss
1986-1987North West Counties League Division One11thColin Moss
1987-1988Northern Premier League Division One9thMartin Scholes
1988-1989Northern Premier League Division One10thMartin Scholes
1989-1990Northern Premier League Division One6thJohn Heath
1990-1991Northern Premier League Division One11thAlan Smith
1991-1992Northern Premier League Division One17thWilliam Wright
1992-1993Northern Premier League Division One20thWilliam Wright
1993-1994Northern Premier League Division One15thWilliam Wright
1994-1995Northern Premier League Division One17thSteve Crowther
1995-1996Northern Premier League Division One18thNigel Deeley
1996-1997Northern Premier League Division One18thNigel Deeley
1997-1998Northern Premier League Division One18thTommy Lawson
1998-1999Northern Premier League Division One20thTommy Lawson
1999-2000Northern Premier League Division One12thTommy Lawson
2000-2001Northern Premier League Division One22ndGlyn Chamberlain
2001-2002North West Counties League Division One16thSean Connor
2002-2003North West Counties League Division One8thBryan Griffith
2003-2004North West Counties League Division One11thKevin Langley
2004-2005North West Counties League Division One19thKevin Langley
2005-2006North West Counties League Division One12thPaul Moore & Ian Street
2006-2007North West Counties League Division One10thPaul Moore & Ian Street
2007-2008North West Counties League Division One9thAnthony Buckle
2008-2009North West Counties League Division One4thAnthony Buckle
2009-2010North West Counties League Division One5thAnthony Buckle & Darren Twigg
2010-2011North West Counties League Division One8thAnthony Buckle & Darren Twigg
2011-2012North West Counties League Division One11thJoe Paladino
2012-2013North West Counties League Division One7thJim Vince
2013-2014North West Counties Lg Premier Division10th Jim Vince

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