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Lancing FC

A club that has spent their whole lifetime competing in their home county of Sussex began life as Lancing Athletic in 1941. Originally a member of the Brighton Hove & District Football League they moved up to The Sussex County League in 1948 but following relegation to the Division Two in 1957 the club changed its name to Lancing FC.

Loyal members of their present competition, Lancing have remained a Sussex County League club ever since first joining and have shared their time between the First and Second Divisions - The Sussex League do not have a Premier Division.

Most managers have been give at least three years to build a squad, but the Gander family seem to have been most consistent. Andy Gander leading his club to third place in 1999-2000 and in 2010-2012, long serving Martin Gander going one better with his team finishing as runners-up in Divisions Two and also achieving Second Place in Division One in consecutive campaigns.

 

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Club History

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 YearLeaguePositionManager
1979-1980Sussex County League Division Two10th
1980-1981Sussex County League Division Two10th
1981-1982Sussex County League Division Two9th
1982-1983Sussex County League Division Two2ndAlf Ford
1983-1984Sussex County League Division One13thAlf Ford
1984-1985Sussex County League Division One12thAlf Ford
1985-1986Sussex County League Division One10thKevin Keehan
1986-1987Sussex County League Division One10thKevin Keehan
1987-1988Sussex County League Division One13thKevin Keehan
1988-1989Sussex County League Division One10thS.Martin
1989-1990Sussex County League Division One17thS.Martin
1990-1991Sussex County League Division Two7thS.Martin
1991-1992Sussex County League Division Two15thR.Culley
1992-1993Sussex County League Division Two5thR.Culley
1993-1994Sussex County League Division Two9thG.Russell
1994-1995Sussex County League Division Two8thG.Russell
1995-1996Sussex County League Division Two15thJohn Bailey
1996-1997Sussex County League Division Two10thFrank Phythian
1997-1998Sussex County League Division Two12thFrank Phythian
1998-1999Sussex County League Division Two9thAndy Gander
1999-2000Sussex County League Division Two3rdAndy Gander
2000-2001Sussex County League Division Two18thAndy Gander
2001-2002Sussex County League Division Two13thAndy Gander
2002-2003Sussex County League Division Two12thMark Cox
2003-2004Sussex County League Division Two14thSammy Donnrlly
2004-2005Sussex County League Division Two12thMartin Gander
2005-2006Sussex County League Division Two9thMartin Gander
2006-2007Sussex County League Division Two11thMartin Gander
2007-2008Sussex County League Division Two12thMartin Gander
2008-2009Sussex County League Division Two9thMartin Gander
2009-2010Sussex County League Division Two11thMartin Gander
2010-2011Sussex County League Division Two2ndMartin Gander
2011-2012Sussex County League Division One2ndMartin Gander
2012-2013Sussex County League Division One13thMartin Gander
2013-2014Sussex County League Division One18thMartin Gander
2014-2015Sussex County League Division OneRichard Whittington
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