Stockport Town F.C.

Stockport Town
Full name Stockport Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Lions, Town
Founded 2014
Ground Stockport Sports Village, Woodley, Stockport
Capacity 2,384 (192 Seats)
Chairman Seb Rowe
Manager Alan Lord
League North West Counties League Division One South
2017–18 North West Counties League Division One, 10th of 22
Website Club website

Stockport Town Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Woodley, a suburb of Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Division One South, the tenth tier of English football, and play at Stockport Sports Village. Nicknamed "the Lions", the club was founded in 2014 and were accepted into the North West Counties Football League a year later.[1]

History

Stockport Town was established in 2014. Based at Stockport Sports Village, the club began with ambitious aims to begin life at the tenth tier of the English football league system. Stockport Town suffered a setback in their plans after being unsuccessful in applying for the league. After positive meetings, the FA told Stockport Town they were not convinced that the club met the required standards for a new club attempting to join the North West Counties. Despite this, the club board were convinced that a year of development would only benefit the club's application chances. On 29 April 2015, three of the club's representatives travelled to Wembley to meet with the Leagues' Committee. They highlighted how the club had been successfully run over the past year, with encouraging results against some high-profile clubs from the region.[2]

On 14th May 2015, it was confirmed that the club's place in the North West Counties Football League Division One for the 2015–16 season was accepted.

Early beginnings

Calum Sykes was manager of the club for its first two full seasons. On 17 December 2016, Sykes announced that he was to resign, and later that same day he was announced as the manager of nearby club New Mills.[3] On 6 January 2017, the club announced that Dave Wild, with previous experience of coaching at Northwich Victoria and Maine Road, would replace him.[4] Wild's reign began away at FC Oswestry Town, where a rebuilt squad put a stop to consecutive defeats and earned a point in a 0–0 draw.

Wild would lose just 4 out of 18 matches in his half-season in charge of the Lions, ending with a win rate of 50%, securing a tenth-place finish having scored 92 goals throughout the season.


On 29 March 2018, it was announced by the club that Wild and his backroom staff were to depart with immediate effect, joining Division One North side Mossley Association Football Club with U21s boss, Jake Davies, put in interim charge alongside his assistant Tom Upton. During their 11 games at the helm Jake and Tom finished with a better win percentage of previous managers Dave Wild and Calum Sykes combined in which concluded a tough season for the lions.

Concluding the 17/18 season, The club appointed Alan Lord as manager for the new 18/19 Campaign with interim manager Jake Davies and Tom Upton taking up first team coaching roles for the upcoming season.

Stadium

Stockport Town play their home matches at Stockport Sports Village, in Woodley, on a 3G Pitch (artificial turf). The stadium has a capacity of 2,384 spectators which includes 192 seats. In addition to the first-team pitch, the Stockport Sports Village Campus also accommodates 16 floodlit 3G pitches which are used by the local Charter Standard football teams and members of the public. The stadium was previously used by Stockport Sports before the club was liquidated in 2015.

The ground has two stands.

Current squad

As of 13 July 2017[5]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Dylan Forth
GK Lewis Fielding
DF Matty Todd
DF Izzy Miranda
DF Paul Wadsworth
DF Nathan Mushtaq
DF Tyler Devlin
DF Robbie Wallis
DF Matt Hansen
MF Conor Downes
MF Tom Bane
No. Position Player
MF Luke Hincks
MF Jack McConnell
MF Tyler Edwards
MF Lee Constantine
MF Ruben Abreau
MF Treyvon Simpson
MF Reece Skelton
FW Ben Halfacre
FW Justin Pickering
FW Reece Webb
FW Jesrun Uchebegulam

Club officials

Managerial history

Dates Name
2014–2016 Calum Sykes
2016–2018 Dave Wild
2018- Jake Davies

Club records

  • Record victory: 7–0 vs Whitchurch Alport (30 April 2016)
  • Record defeat: 0–10 vs City of Liverpool (31 December 2016)
  • Most goals scored in a match: 6–6 vs Eagley (6 September 2014)
  • Highest home attendance: 212 vs New Mills (18 September 2017)

References

  1. Ian Templeman (15 May 2015). "www.nwcfl.com - News - Stockport Town Admitted To The NWCFL". nwcfl.com. Retrieved 26 August 2015.
  2. "Stockport Town's club information page at www.hallmarksecurityleague.com".
  3. Paul Lawler, NWCFL (18 December 2016). "Calum Sykes resigns as Stockport Town Manager". Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  4. Ian Templeman, NWCFL (6 January 2017). "New manager at Stockport Town". Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  5. Squad Stockport Town F.C.

Coordinates: 53°25′51″N 2°06′15″W / 53.430881°N 2.104201°W / 53.430881; -2.104201

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