Carterton F.C.

Carterton Football Club is a football club based in Carterton, Oxfordshire, England. They are currently members of the Witney & District League Premier Division and play at Kilkenny Lane.

Carterton
Full nameCarterton Football Club
Founded1918
GroundKilkenny Lane, Carterton
Capacity1,500[1]
ChairmanTom Amer
LeagueWitney & District League Premier Division
2018–19Hellenic League Division One West (resigned)

History

The club was founded in 1918,[1] and initially played in the Witney & District League.[2] They won the Premier Division title in 1960–61 and 1965–66.[3] In 1976–77 the club were Division One champions.[3] In 1982 the club was taken over by the Carterton Boys club and was renamed Carterton Town.[2] After winning the Division One title again in 1984–85, they won the Oxfordshire Junior Cup in 1985–86.[3] The club then moved up to Division One of the Hellenic League.[4] After winning Division One in 1989–90 the club were promoted to the Premier Division.[4]

Carterton were relegated back to Division One at the end of the 1991–92 season, but won the division again in 1993–94 to return to the Premier Division.[4] In 1998–99 they finished as Premier Division runners-up,[4] and went on to win the league's Supplementary Cup in 1999–2000 and the Challenge Cup in 2000–01.[5] In 2005 the club reverted to the name Carterton Football Club.[6] They remained in the Premier Division until being relegated to Division One West at the end of the 2010–11 season.[6] Although they won Division One West in 2015–16 and were promoted to the Premier Division,[4] the club withdrew from the league in September 2016 after their manager resigned and several players left.[7] They returned to Division Two West of the league the following season.

After a fourth-place finish in Division Two West in 2017–18, Carterton moved up to Division One West. However, they resigned from the league after three matches the following season. The club was subsequently placed in the Premier Division of the Witney & District League for the 2019–20 season.

Ground

The club originally played at Alvescot Road Recreation Ground.[2] During the 1984–85 season they moved to Kilkenny Lane, which was officially opened by Lou Macari and Jim Smith in March 1985.[8]

Honours

  • Hellenic League
    • Division One champions 1989–90, 1993–94
    • Division One West champions 2015–16
    • Challenge Cup winners 2000–01
    • Supplementary Cup winners 1999–2000
  • Witney & District League
    • Premier Division champions 1960–61, 1965–66
    • Division One champions 1976–77, 1984–85
    • George Dingle Memorial Cup winners 1966–67, 1967–68, 1976–77, 1982–83, 1984–85[3]
  • Oxfordshire Junior Shield
    • Winners 1985–86

Records

  • Best FA Cup performance: Second qualifying round, 2000–01[4]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Third round, 2000–01[4]
  • Most goals: Phil Rodney[1]
  • Record attendance: 650 vs Swindon Town, friendly match, July 2001[1]

See also

  • Carterton F.C. players
  • Carterton F.C. managers

References

  1. Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p673 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0
  2. History Carterton Town F.C.
  3. History Witney & District League
  4. Carterton Town at the Football Club History Database
  5. 2015-16 Handbook Hellenic League
  6. Carterton at the Football Club History Database
  7. FOOTBALL: Carterton resign from Hellenic League after second managerial exit of the season Oxford Mail, 6 September 2016
  8. Carterton Football Club Carterton Town Council

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