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East Thurrock United

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A relatively young club having started out in 1969, East Thurrock worked their way through the South Essex Combination, The Greater London League and just one season in The Metropolitan League before joining The London Spartan League for four seasons.

In 1979 a move to the competitive Essex Senior League saw the club struggle to consolidate for six years but manager Roger Bond built on the club’s experience in the competition and became a regular challenger at the top. After six out of seven years in the top five ‘The Rooks earned the right to join the Isthmian League in 1992.

Another extensive period developing within Isthmian football looked as if it might be faltering but after the leagues re-structuring a move for one season in the Southern League saw East Thurrock United earn a place back in The Isthmian League, but this time it was in The Premier Division.

Relegation followed after three difficult seasons, but the club has rebuilt under manager John Coventry and at the third attempt won the Championship and promotion which has put the club back for another spell in The Isthmian Premier Division.


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Rookery Hill, Corringham, Essex SS17 9LB
01375 644 166
From A13 London-Southend road, take A1014 at Stanford-le-Hope for two and half miles, Ground is on the left.

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Club History

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1980-1981Essex Senior League12thG.Lindsey
1981-1982Essex Senior League14thG.Lindsey
1982-1983Essex Senior League17th
1983-1984Essex Senior League12th
1984-1985Essex Senior League13thRoger Bond
1985-1986Essex Senior League5thRoger Bond
1986-1987 Essex Senior League5thRoger Bond
1987-1988Essex Senior League5thRoger Bond
1988-1989 Essex Senior League2ndRoger Bond
1989-1990Essex Senior League3rdRoger Bond
1990-1991Essex Senior League8thRoger Bond
1991-1992Essex Senior League3rdRoger Bond
1992-1993Isthmian League Third Division8thRoger Bond
1993-1994Isthmian League Third Division16thGlen Case
1994-1995Isthmian League Third Division13thGlen Case
1995-1996Isthmian League Third Division9thTommy Lee
1996-1997isthmian League Third Division6thTommy Lee
1997-1998 Isthmian League Third Division6thTommy Lee
1998-1999Isthmian League Third Division9thTommy Lee
1999-2000 Isthmian League Third Division2ndEddie Nash
2000-2001Isthmian League Two Division12thLee Patterson
2001-2002Isthmian League Two Division8thLee Patterson
2002-2003Isthmian League Division One North17thAndy McDonald
2003-2004Isthmian League Division One North12thAndy McDonald
2004-2005Southern Division One East2nd Lee Patterson
2005-2006Isthmian League Premier Division12thLee Patterson
2006-2007Isthmian League Premier Division16thLee Patterson
2007-2008Isthmian League Premier Division20thLee Patterson
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One North2ndJohn Coventry
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One North5thJohn Coventry
 2010-2011Isthmian League Division One North1stJohn Coventry
2011-2012Isthmian League Premier Division10thJohn Coventry
2012-2013Isthmian League Premier Division5thJohn Coventry
2013-2014Isthmian League Premier Division20thJohn Coventry

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