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Stalybridge Celtic

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Peter Wragg and Peter O’Brien both enjoyed substancial stints as Manager of ‘Celtic’ and never finished a season lower than fifth place. In 1986-87 winning the championship brought promotion to The Northern Premier League Division One and year later another move up was won to NLP Premier Division.

After two seasons struggling to survive, Phil Wilson took over and promotion to The Conference was achieved after two more campaigns.  As it turned out The Conference seemed a step too high and The NPL was possibly a step too low. The ideal answer to this was the introduction of The Conference North, and Stalybridge Celtic have been members of the new division ever since, appearing to get stronger by the season.

Some very good managers have served Stalybridge Celtic and now with the experienced Jim Harvey in charge and five consecutive top ten finishes in the last six campaigns, confidence will be understandably high.

 

Club Factfile

Ground:
Bower Fold, Mottram Road, Stalybridge, Cheshire SK15 2RT
Telephone:
0161 338 2828
Directions:
Leave the M6 at junction 19 (Northwich). At the roundabout at the end of the slip road turn right (exit 3 of 4) to join the A556 towards Altrincham. Stay on the A556 for 5 miles to a roundabout with the M56. Turn right at the roundabout (exit 3 of 4) onto the M56. Stay on the M56 for 6 1/2 miles to junction 3 (M60 signposted Sheffield, M67) Stay on the M60 for 7 miles to junction 24 (M67, Denton) At the roundabout turn right (exit 4 of 5) to join the M67. Stay on the M67 to the very end, Junction 4. At the roundabout turn left (exit 1 of 4) onto the A57 (Hyde Road). After 1/2 a mile you will reach a set of traffic lights (signposted Stalybridge). Turn left onto B6174 (Stalybridge Road). Almost immediately, there is a mini roundabout. Turn left (exit 1 of 5) onto Roe Cross Road (A6018). Follow this road for 1 3/4 miles passing the Roe Cross Inn on the right and through the cutting (the road is now called Mottram Road). When you pass the Dog and Partridge on the right, you will be almost there. Bower Fold is on the left opposite a sharp right turn next to the Hare and Hounds pub. If the car park is full (it usually is), parking can be found on the streets on the right of Mottram Road.
Capacity:
6108
Seats:
1200
Covered:
Yes
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
 

Club History

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

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1978-1979Cheshire County2ndPeter Wragg
1979-1980Cheshire County4thPeter Wragg
 1980-1981Cheshire County1stPeter Wragg
1981-1982Cheshire County5thPeter Wragg
1982-1983North West Counties4thPeter Wragg
 1983-1984North West Counties1st
1984-1985North West Counties4th
1985-1986North West Counties4th
 1986-1987North West Counties1stCoach W.Dodd
1987-1988Northern Premier League Division One2ndKevin Keelan
1988-1989Northern Premier League Premier Division19thKevinKeelan
1989-1990Northern Premier League Premier Division17thKevin Keelan
1990-1991Northern Premier League Premier Division2ndPhil Wilson
 1991-1992Northern Premier League Premier Division1stPhil Wilson
1992-1993Football Conference12thPhil Wilson
1993-1994Football Conference14thPhil Wilson/Peter Wagg
1994-1995Football Conference18thPeter Wragg
1995-1996Football Conference14thPeter Wragg
1996-1997Football Conference13thP.Wragg/D.Frain/ B.Kettle
1997-1998Football Conference22ndBrian Kettle
1998-1999Northern Premier League Premier Division10thBrian Kettle
1999-2000Northern Premier League Premier Division7thPhil Wilson
 2000-2001Northern Premier League Premier Division1stPhil Wilson
2001-2002Football Conference21stPaul Futcher
2002-2003Northern Premier League Premier Division4thJohn Hall/David Miller
2003-2004Northern Premier League Premier Division11thDavid Miller
2004-2005Conference North19thDavid Miller/John Red
2005-2006Conference North7thJohn Reed
2006-2007Conference North18thJohn Reed
2007-2008Conference North3rdSteve Burr
2008-2009Conference North6thSteve Burr
2009-2010Conference North9thSteve Burr
2010-2011Conference North10thJim Harvey
2011-2012Conference North6thJim Harvey
2012-2013Conference North13thJim Harvey
2013-2014Conference North

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