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Salford City

Currently Playing In:

Northern Premier League Division One North


Thereā€˜s not much doubt that Salford City are enjoying the best seasons in their history.
The club was formed as Salford Central in the war years in 1940 and started competitive football in The Manchester League from 1963 (as Salford Amateurs). A merger with Anson
Villa produced Salford Football Club which remained until Salford City emerged in 1990.

Two years had seen the club competing in The Cheshire County League (1980-1982) before the new North West Counties League took over. Sadly, in the first sixteen years in the new competition, the club only twice finished in the top ten, but somehow avoided Division One for all but one season.

Manager Gary Fellows took the club to three consecutive top five finishes between 2005 and 2008 when promotion was achieved as runners up. The Northern Premier League football is the best standard the club has experienced but a different manager every year so far has failed to improve on eleventh position.


Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Salford Central 1940-63 Salford Amateurs 1963 until merger with Anson Villa and Salford FC until 1990
Moor Lane , Kendal, Salford, Manchester M7 3PZ
0161 792 6287
M62 to junction 17 (Prestwich, Whitfield) take A56 Bury New Road towards Manchester, continue through four sets of traffic lights, turn right into Moor Lane. Ground is 500 yards on left. Take first left after ground (Oaklands Road) first left again into Nevile Road and follow along to main entrance.
Record Attendance:
3000 v Whickham FA Vase 1980
Most Recent Senior Honour:
North West Counties League Cup 2006

Club History

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

1980-1981Cheshire County League15th
1981-1982Cheshire County League16th
1982-1983North West Counties Division Two16th
1983-1984North West Counties Division Two17thJohn Torkington
1984-1985North West Counties Division Two15thDavid Entwhistle
1985-1986North West Counties Division Two16thDavid Entwhistle
1986-1987North West Counties Division Two18thDavid Entwhistle
1987-1988North West Counties Division One15thAlf Murphy
1988-1989North West Counties Division One16thAlf Murphy
1989-1990North West Counties Division One16thSteve Canaghan
As Salford City
1990-1991North West Counties Division One19thSteve Canaghan
1991-1992North West Counties Division Two7thSteve Canaghan
1992-1993North West Counties Division One9thBilly Garton
1993-1994North West Counties Division One18thBilly Garton
1994-1995North West Counties Division One21stSyd White
1995-1996North West Counties Division One20thSyd White
1996-1997North West Counties Division One22ndSyd White
1997-1998North West Counties Division One18thAlan Lord
1998-1999North West Counties Division One11thAlan Lord
1999-2000North West Counties Division One11thTom Foster & Matt Wardrop
2000-2001North West Counties Division One7thTom Foster & Matt Wardrop
2001-2002North West Counties Division One3rdAndy Brown
2002-2003North West Counties Division One9thAndy Brown
2003-2004North West Counties Division One15thAndy Brown
2004-2005North West Counties Division One18thAndy Brown
2005-2006 North West Counties Division One5thGary Fellows
2006-2007North West Counties Division One4thGary Fellows
2007-2008North West Counties Division One2ndGary Fellows
2008-2009Northern Premier League Division One North 20thGary Fellows
2009-2010Northern Premier League Division One North 11thPaul White
2010-2011Northern Premier League Division One North 12thDarren Quick
2011-2012Northern Premier League Division One North 13thRhodri Giggs
2012-2013Northern Premier League Division One North 16thDarren Sheridan
2013-2014Northern Premier League Division One North 12thPhil Power

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