Bashley F.C.

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Bashley
Official crest
Full name Bashley Football Club
Nickname(s) The Bash, The Foresters
Founded 1947
Ground Hoburne Field, Bashley
Ground Capacity 4,250
Chairman Mike Cranidge
Joint Managers Paul Gazzard and John Pyatt
League Southern League
Division One South & West
2013–14 Southern League Premier Division, 23rd (relegated)

Bashley F.C. is a football club based in Bashley, near New Milton, Hampshire, England. It was established in 1947 and is currently a member of the Southern League Division One South & West.

Bashley is a small village in New Milton and the team are based on Bashley Road, the biggest road in Bashley. They are nicknamed "The Bash".[1] Their ground is colloquially known as "Bashley Road", but its official name is Hoburne Field. Previous players of the club include Wade Elliott, who plays for Birmingham City and who was with Burnley and Bournemouth and the former Liverpool player Jimmy Case winner of four First Division titles and three European Cups was player/manager during the 1990s.

History[edit]

Bashley Football Club was founded in 1947 and joined the Bournemouth League in 1950, progressing through the ranks before leaving in 1983 to join Division Three of the Hampshire League.[2][3] In the 1984–85 season the club gained promotion to Division two and in the season aftwerwards added more silverware by winning the Russell Cotes Cup.[2][4] In 1986 they became founder members of the Wessex League and won the title for the first three years they took part, 1986–87, 1987–88 and 1988–89.[2] In the 1987–88 season, Bashley came to national prominence after a run to the FA Vase semi-finals, losing 1–0 to Emley in the second leg of the semi-final after a 1–1 draw at the Recreation Ground. Following their third Wessex League title, the club were accepted into the Southern Football League Southern Division and won the title in their first season, gaining promotion to the Premier Division where they played for four seasons before being relegated.

In the 1994–95 season, Bashley reached the First Round proper of the FA Cup for the first time, and won 1–0 at Chesham United to set up a second round tie with Swansea City at the Recreation Ground which they narrowly lost 1–0.[2]

Bashley established themselves as a mid-table Southern Division side until the 1997–98 season when ex-European Cup winner Jimmy Case was appointed as manager and led them to a third-place finish.[5] The 2001–02 season saw the club's best ever FA Trophy run, ending in a fourth round defeat to Stevenage Borough.

For the 2004–05 season the club moved to the Isthmian League Division One due to league re-structuring, but in 2006 they were moved again, this time to the Southern League. Bashley were promoted to the Southern League Premier Division at the end of the 2006–07 season, after notching up a record 102 points in the Southern League South and West Division.[2]

Ground[edit]

Bashley play their games at Hoburne Field, Bashley Road, Bashley, New Milton BH25 5RY.

Current squad[edit]

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

No. Position Player
England GK Nic Jones
England GK Nick Thomas
England DF Tim Stephenson
England DF Brad Morris
England DF Brad Strickland
England DF Dave Marden
England DF Matt Finlay
England DF Adam Flint
England MF Caleb Porter
England MF Elliot Ward
No. Position Player
Wales MF George Colson
England MF Jason Brookes
England MF Pearce Farren
Wales MF Lewis Blackmore
England MF Sam Roberts
England FW Jack Satterley
England FW Jack Odam
England FW Justin Keeler
England FW Scott Joyce
England FW Thomas Jeffes

Staff[edit]

Name Role
Manager England Paul Gazzard
Manager England John Pyatt

Club honours[edit]

League honours[edit]

  • Southern League Division One South & West[2]
    • Champions (1): 2006–07
  • Southern League Southern Division[2]
    • Champions (1): 1989–90
  • Wessex League[2]
    • Champions (3): 1986–87, 1987–88, 1988–89
  • Hampshire League Division Three[2]
    • Champions (1): 1984–85

Cup honours[edit]

  • Russell Cotes Cup[4]
    • Winners (3): 1985–86, 1990–91, 1992–93

Club records[edit]

Former players[edit]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Calor League Southern - Club Directory". Southern-football-league.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Bashley at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ Andrew (2012-02-28). "Hopping Around Hampshire: 21. Bashley FC". Hoppingaroundhampshire.blogspot.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  4. ^ a b "Football Club History Database - Hampshire County Cups". Fchd.info. Retrieved 2012-09-22. 
  5. ^ "History Of The Club Bashley F.C.". Retrieved 2012-09-22. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 50°46′22.670″N 1°39′24.829″W / 50.77296389°N 1.65689694°W / 50.77296389; -1.65689694