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Redbridge

Currently Playing In:

Isthmian League Division One North

 

An Essex club that were known as Ford United from formation in 1958, until finding themselves in Conference South in 2004, when changing its name to Redbridge.

The club had originally developed through the local leagues:-

1959-1964 Aetolian League
1964-1971 Greater London League
1971-1974 Metropolitan League
1974-1997 Essex Senior League
1997-2004 Isthmian League
2004-2005 Conference South
2005- Isthmian League

The longest period in their history was enjoyed in their County competition and their last ten seasons in The Essex Senior League all produced top ten finishes, climaxing with a Championship season in 1996-1997 and promotion to The Isthmian League.

With Dennis Elliott in charge, Division Three and Division Two titles followed within three years and after two seasons settling into Premier football, a re-organization of the leagues placed the newly named Redbridge Football Cub in the newly formed Conference South.

Sadly, the higher standard proved too much for the club and, after a couple of relegations,Redbridge after nine different managers appear to have settled in The Isthmian League Division One North since 2006.

 

Club Factfile

 
Previous Name(s):
Ford United 1958-2004
Ground:
Oakside Stadium, Station Road, Barkingside, Ilford IG6 1NB
Telephone:
0208 550 3611
Directions:
A12 from London, turn left off Eastern Avenue into Horns Road, Barkingside (Greengate) right into Craven Gardens, right again into Carlton Drive, and left into Station Road. Go over bridge and ground is on the right adjacent to Barkingside Underground Station.(Central Line).
Capacity:
3000
Seats:
316
Covered:
Yes
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Isthmian League Division One 2001-2002
 

Club History

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 YearLeaguePositionManager
1977-1978Essex Senior Football League3rd
1978-1979Essex Senior Football League14th
1979-1980Essex Senior Football League14th
1980-1981Essex Senior Football League10th
1981-1982Essex Senior Football League13thJ.Rowe
1982-1983Essex Senior Football League12thR.Foley
1983-1984Essex Senior Football League10thM.Binks
1984-1985Essex Senior Football League8thDon Wiltshire
1985-1986Essex Senior Football League3rdDon Wiltshire
1986-1987Essex Senior Football League12thDon Wiltshire
1987-1988Essex Senior Football League6thDon Wiltshire
1988-1989Essex Senior Football League3rdDennis Connolly
1989-1990Essex Senior Football League9thDennis Connolly
1990-1991Essex Senior Football League7thDonal McGovern
1991-1992Essex Senior Football League1st Donal McGovern
1992-1993Essex Senior Football League8thDonal McGovern
1993-1994Essex Senior Football League2ndDonal McGovern
1994-1995Essex Senior Football League5thJohn Bennett
1995-1996Essex Senior Football League5thJohn Bennett
 1996-1997Essex Senior Football League1st Dennis Elliott
1997-1998Isthmian League Division Three5thDennis Elliott
 1998-1999Isthmian League Division Three1st Dennis Elliott
1999-2000Isthmian League Division Two3rdDennis Elliott
2000-2001Isthmian League Division One6thDennis Elliott
 2001-2002Isthmian League Division One1st Dennis Elliott
2002-2003Isthmian League Premier Division15thDennis Elliott
2003-2004Isthmian League Premier Division13thCraig Edwards
As Redbridge
2004-2005Conference South22ndCraig Edwards, Jim Stannard
2005-2006Isthmian League Premier Division22ndJim Stannard, Alan Fenn
2006-2007Isthmian League Division One North16thAlan Fenn
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One North3rdDean Holdsworth
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One North8thJay Devereux
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One North18thJay Devereux, Dave Ross
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One North16thDave Ross ,Kris Taylor, Jody Brown
2011-2012Isthmian League Division One North6thTerry Spillance
2012-2013Isthmian League Division One North20thSteve Portway & Del Robinson
2013-2014Isthmian League Division One North14thRicky Eaton & Dave Moss
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