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A.F.C. St Austell

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Nickname(s)  The Lillywhites
Chairman  James Hutchings
Founded  1890
Ground Capacity  6,000
Manager  Phil Lafferty
A.F.C. St Austell httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediaenthumb4
Full name  Association Football Club St. Austell
Ground  Poltair Park St Austell

A.F.C. St Austell is a football club based in St Austell, Cornwall, England in the United Kingdom. They play in the South West Peninsula League Premier Division.

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History

A.F.C St Austell were among the founding members of the South Western League in 1951. In over 50 years they claimed the title once, in 1968–69, and achieved four runner-up spots between 1963 and 1973. They remained in their original competeition until 2007 when they joined the newly formed South West Peninsula League Division One West. In 2009-10 season A.F.C. St Austell gained promotion to the South West Peninsula Premier League by finishing runners up. A second success since came in the 2014-15 season when the club were crowned champions; their first league trophy since 1968-69 season.

They have played intermittently in the FA Competitions over the decades. Their best performance in the FA Cup dates back to 1947–48 when they made the third qualifying round, while in the FA Vase their most successful is the 2014–15 season, where the club reached the semi-finals, losing 2–1 on aggregate to Glossop North End.

In 2012, floodlights were installed on the ground, enabling the club to compete once again in the FA Cup and FA Vase tournaments.

In 2015 the club applied to take the step to the next tier of football but due to a failed ground inspection the application was denied by the FA.

Ground

A.F.C. St Austell play their home games at Poltair Park, Trevarthian Road, St Austell, Cornwall, PL25 4LR.

League honours

  • South West Peninsula League Premier Division
  • Champions (1): 2014-15
  • South West Peninsula League Division One west
  • Runners Up (1): 2009-10
  • South Western League
  • Champions (1): 1968–69
  • Runners-up (4): 1963–64, 1965–66, 1971–72, 1972–73
  • Cup honours

  • Cornwall Senior Cup
  • Winners (14): 1912, 1913, 1914, 1934, 1939, 1946, 1947, 1949, 1964, 1969, 1972, 2009, 2014, 2015
  • Cornwall Charity Cup
  • Winners (3): 1908, 1914, 1932
  • First-team squad

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

    References

    A.F.C. St Austell Wikipedia


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