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Grantham Town F.C.

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Nickname(s)  The Gingerbreads
Chairman  Vacant
League  Northern Premier League
Ground Capacity  7,500 (750 seated)
Manager  Adam Stevens
Founded  1874

Full name  Grantham Town Football Club
2015–16  Northern Premier League Premier Division, 18th
Ground  South Kesteven Sports Stadium
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Grantham Town Football Club is a football club, based in Grantham, Lincolnshire. The club plays in the Northern Premier League Premier Division. They are nicknamed The Gingerbreads and they play their home matches at the South Kesteven Sports Stadium (known locally as 'The Meres' after the recreation ground it was built upon).

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History

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The club was established in August 1874. Grantham's first match was a 2–1 friendly win against Third Lincs Volunteer Rifles on 29 October 1874. In 1877–78, the club became one of the first to enter the FA Cup, playing at home to Clapham Rovers in front of a gate of 650. On 7 April 2012 the club became champions of the Northern Premier League Division One South.

League history

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  • 1891–1892 Midland Football Alliance
  • 1893–1894 Grantham & District League
  • 1904–1908 Midland Amateur Alliance
  • 1908–1911 Midland Amateur League
  • 1911–1925 Central Alliance
  • 1925–1933 Midland League
  • 1933–1934 Central Combination
  • 1934–1959 Midland League
  • 1959–61 Central Alliance (South)
  • 1961–1972 Midland League
  • 1972–1973 Southern League Division One (North)
  • 1973–1978 Southern League Premier Division
  • 1978–1979 Southern League Division One (North)
  • 1979–1985 Northern Premier League
  • 1985–1998 Southern League Midland Division
  • 1998–2000 Southern League Premier Division
  • 2000–2002 Southern League Eastern Division
  • 2002–2006 Southern League Premier Division
  • 2006–2007 Northern Premier League Premier Division
  • 2007–2012 Northern Premier League Division One (South)
  • 2012–present Northern Premier League Premier Division
  • Honours

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  • Midland Amateur League Champions – 1910–11
  • Midland Amateur League Cup Finalist – 1910–11
  • Central Alliance Champions – 1924–25
  • Midland League Champions – 1963–64, 1970–71, 1971–72
  • Midland League Runners-up – 1937–38, 1964–65, 1969–70
  • Midland League Cup Winners – 1968–69, 1970–71
  • Southern League Premier Division Runners-up – 1973–74
  • Southern League Division One North Champions – 1972–73, 1978–79
  • Southern League Midland Division Champions – 1997–98
  • Southern League Eastern Division Runners-up – 2001–02
  • Southern League Merit Cup Winners – 1972–73, 2001–02
  • Northern Premier League Division One South Champions – 2011–12
  • Lincolnshire Senior Cup Winners – 1884–85, 1936–37, 1971–72, 1982–83
  • Lincolnshire Senior Cup Finalist – 1934–35, 1935–36, 1939–40, 1945–46, 1946–47, 1949–50, 1980–81, 2001–02, 2002–03
  • Lincolnshire Senior Cup 'A' Winners – 1953–54, 1960–61, 1961–62
  • Lincolnshire Senior Cup 'A' Finalist – 1952–53, 1957–58
  • Lincolnshire County Shield Winners – 2003–04, 2004–05, 2011–12
  • Records

  • Best league position: 2nd in Southern League Premier Division, 1973–74
  • Best FA Cup performance: 3rd round, 1883–84, 1886–87, 1973–74
  • Best FA Trophy performance: Quarter-final 1971–72; Quarter-final replay, 1997–98
  • Record Victory – 13–0 v Rufford Colliery (FA Cup Preliminary Round 1934–35)
  • Record League Victory – 12–2 v Denaby United (Midland League 1963–64)
  • Record Defeat – 0–16 v Notts County Rovers (Midland Amateur Alliance 1892–93)
  • Record Attendance (London Road) – 6,573 v Middlesbrough (FA Cup Third Round 1973–74)
  • Record Attendance (South Kesteven Stadium) – 3,695 v Southport (FA Trophy Quarter-Final 1997–98)
  • Record Appearances – Adrian Speed (667 – 1989–2006)
  • Record Goalscorer – Jack Macartney (416 – 1937–55)
  • Most Goals in One Season – Jimmy Raynor (67 – 1963–64)
  • Former players

    1. Players that have played/managed in the Football League or any foreign equivalent to this level (i.e. fully professional league).
    2. Players with full international caps.
    3. Players that hold a club record.

  • Terry Bly
  • Edwin Cooke
  • Frank Watson
  • References

    Grantham Town F.C. Wikipedia


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