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A.F.C. Liverpool

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Nickname(s)  The Little Reds.
Chairman  Chris Stirrup
Ground  Crosby
Ground Capacity  3,185 (400 seated)
Manager  Kevin Dally
Founded  2008
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Full name  Affordable Football Club Liverpool
2015–16  North West Counties League Premier Division, 17th
League  North West Counties Football League
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A.F.C. Liverpool is a semi-professional football club based in Liverpool, England. The club were formed in 2008 by 1,000 supporters of Liverpool Football Club; a not-for-profit organisation, it is run on a one-member, one-vote system. They are currently members of the North West Counties League Premier Division and play at Marine's Rossett Park.

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History

After plans were announced in February 2008, A.F.C Liverpool were established by Alun Parry in March 2008 for Liverpool fans who had been priced out of Premier League football, adopting the same colours as Liverpool. The new club applied to enter Division Two of the North West Counties League for the 2008–09 season, with their place in the now-renamed Division One confirmed in June. They also agreed a groundshare with Prescot Cables to play at Valerie Park. By mid-July the club had attracted around 1,000 members.

The club played their first match on 16 July, a friendly against St Helens Town at Ashton Town's Edge Street. In front of a crowd of around 600, the game ended in a 1–1 draw, with Martin Crowder scoring A.F.C. Liverpool's first-ever goal. The club's first league match on 9 August saw them beat Darwen 5–0. Their first season saw the club win the Division One Trophy with a 1–0 win over Padiham, whilst they finished fourth in the league, missing out on promotion by four points.

In 2009–10 the club finished fifth in Division One. They also played in the FA Vase for the first time, losing 2–1 at home to Dinnington Town in the second qualifying round. However, they retained the Division One Trophy. In 2010–11 the club entered the FA Cup for the first time, losing 4–1 at Hemsworth Miners Welfare in the extra-preliminary round. In the league they finished fourth, earning promotion to the Premier Division after Rossendale United were expelled from the league and third-placed Holker Old Boys declined promotion. However, they failed to retain the Division One Trophy, losing 3–2 after extra time in the final by Atherton Collieries.

In 2012–13 they reached the final of the Liverpool Senior Cup, losing 4–3 on penalties to Bootle after a 1–1 draw. Prior to the 2014–15 season the club announced that they would be leaving Valerie Park and playing at Rossett Park in Crosby. They reached the Liverpool Senior Cup final again in 2014–15, losing 5–4 to Skelmersdale United.

Honours

  • North West Counties League
  • Division One Challenge Trophy winners 2008–09, 2009–10
  • Joe Fagan Commemorative Trophy
  • Winners 2008–09, 2009–10
  • The Fans Club Trophy
  • Winners 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11
  • Records

  • Best FA Cup performance: Preliminary round, 2012–13, 2013–14
  • Best FA Vase performance: Third round, 2010–11
  • Record attendance: 604 vs Wigan Robin Park, 6 September 2008 (at Valerie Park)
  • Biggest win: 9–0 vs St Helens Town, 13 September 2014
  • Heaviest defeat: 1–8 vs Winsford United, North West Counties League Premier Division 18 August 2012
  • Highest league position: 7th in the North West Counties League Premier Division, 2013–14
  • Lowest league position: 5th in North West Counties League Division One, 2009–10
  • References

    A.F.C. Liverpool Wikipedia


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