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Merstham

Currently Playing In:

Isthmian Division One South

 

After their formation in 1905, Merstham played football in their home county of Surrey until 1978. Starting in the Redhill & District League and then The Surrey Senior League before joining The London Spartan League, where they established themselves as a top ten club.

In 1984 ‘The Moatsiders’ joined The Combined Counties competition where, for the first seven years they enjoyed challenging at the top of the league.  A ten year period in mid table came to an end in 2005 when, with Mick Sullivan as Manager, Merstham finished in second place for two seasons before celebrating as promoted Champions at the end of the 2007-2008 campaign.

Until the club entered The Isthmian League, their managers had all been given time to build their squads, with ex-player Joe McElligott giving nine years service. Football in the higher level brings more pressures, but Merstham’s encouraging ninth place finish in 2011-2012 indicates the club are settling down as an Isthmian club.

 

Club Factfile

 
Previous Name(s):
None
Ground:
Moatside Stadium, Weldon Way, Merstham, Surrey RH1 3QB
Telephone:
01737 644 046
Directions:
Leave Merstham Village (A23) by School Hill take 5th right into Weldon Way. Clubhouse and car park on the right. Ten minutes walk from Merstham BR.
Capacity:
2500
Seats:
174
Covered:
Yes
274
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
Record Attendance:
1587 v AFC Wimbledon, Combined Counties 2002
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Combined Counties League Premier Division 2007-2008
 

Club History

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

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1980-1981London Spartan League6th
1981-1982London Spartan League3rd
1982-1983London Spartan League6th
1983-1984London Spartan League10th
1984-1985Combined Counties Premier Division3rdC.Humphreys
1985-1986Combined Counties Premier Division7thC.Humphreys
1986-1987Combined Counties Premier Division6thC.Humphreys
1987-1988Combined Counties Premier Division2ndC.Humphreys
1988-1989Combined Counties Premier Division3rdD.Parsons
1989-1990Combined Counties Premier Division2ndD.Parsons
1990-1991Combined Counties Premier Division4thD.Parsons
1991-1992Combined Counties Premier Division14thJoe McElligott
1992-1993Combined Counties Premier Division4thJoe McElligott
1993-1994Combined Counties Premier Division17thJoe McElligott
1994-1995Combined Counties Premier Division15thJoe McElligott
1995-1996Combined Counties Premier Division4thJoe McElligott
1996-1997Combined Counties Premier Division19thJoe McElligott
1997-1998Combined Counties Premier Division15thJoe McElligott
1998-1999Combined Counties Premier Division11thJoe McElligott
1999-2000Combined Counties Premier Division13thJoe McElligott
2000-2001Combined Counties Premier Division8thAlan Gallagher
2001-2002Combined Counties Premier Division20thAlan Gallagher
2002-2003Combined Counties Premier Division17thPeter Gibson
2003-2004Combined Counties Premier Division12thMick Sullivan
2004-2005Combined Counties Premier Division16thMick Sullivan
2005-2006Combined Counties Premier Division2ndMick Sullivan
2006-2007Combined Counties Premier Division2ndMick Sullivan
 2007-2008Combined Counties Premier Division1stMick Sullivan
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One South8thMick Sullivan
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One South16thGraeme Banyard
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One South19thGraeme Banyard
2011-2012Isthmian League Division One South9thAndrew Martin
2012-2013Isthmian League Division One South12thHayden Bird
2013-2014Isthmian League Division One South7thHayden Bird
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