Bashley F.C.

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Bashley
Official crest
Full name Bashley Football Club
Nickname(s) The Bash
Founded 1947
Ground Bashley Road, Bashley
Ground Capacity 2,000
Chairman Angela Speechley-Price
Manager Paul Morris
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 near New Milton and the team is based on Bashley Road. They are nicknamed "The Bash".[1] Their ground is known as "Bashley Road". Previous players of the club include Wade Elliott, who plays for Bristol City and who was with Birmingham City, Burnley and Bournemouth (Wade only plays for clubs who begin with B !) 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]

Seasons[edit]

This is 10 recent Bashley seasons.

Year League Lvl Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Position Leading league scorer FA Cup FA Trophy Average home
attendance
Name Goals Res Rec Res Rec
2004–05 Southern Football League
Division One
8 42 13 13 16 68 74 -6 52 14th of 22 QR1 1-0-1 R1 1-0-1
2005–06 Southern Football League
Division One
8 44 20 10 14 63 61 2 70 9th of 23
Transferred
QR1 1-0-1 QR1 0-0-1
2006–07 Southern Football League
Division One South & West
8 42 32 6 4 111 35 +76 102 1st of 22
Promoted
QR3 3-0-1 PR 0-1-1
2007–08 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 19 12 11 60 46 +14 69 5th of 22
Lost in playoff semifinal
Richard Gillespie 15 QR3 2-1-1 R1 2-0-1 325
2008–09 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 15 12 15 52 58 -6 57 14th of 22  ?  ? QR3 2-1-1 R1 3-1-1 293
2009–10 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 20 11 11 79 61 +18 71 7th of 22 David Allen 21 QR2 1-0-1 R1 3-0-1 305
2010–11 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 40 14 10 16 55 63 -8 52 11th of 21 Mark Gamble 13 QR3 2-1-1 QR1 0-0-1 256
2011–12 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 13 13 16 58 74 -16 52 13th of 22 Mark Gamble 12 QR1 0-0-1 QR1 0-1-1 226
2012–13 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 42 13 10 19 47 63 -16 49 17th of 22 Mark Gamble 11 QR1 0-1-1 QR1 0-1-1 165
2013–14 Southern Football League
Premier Division
7 44 4 4 36 33 131 -98 16 23rd of 23
Relegated
Jack Odam 14 QR2 1-0-1 QR1 0-0-1 147

Ground[edit]

Bashley play their games at 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 Callum Maher
England GK Kenny Vaughan
England GK James Lambourne
England DF Brad Morris
Zambia DF Gary Rogers
England DF James Keith
England DF Lewis Aimson
England DF Ronan Moore
England DF Aaron Dunne
England DF Lee Taylor
England DF Joe Petty
England DF Dan Maher
England DF Adam Pearson
England MF Chris Hall
England MF Bouwe Bosma
No. Position Player
England MF Ben Burbidge
England MF Pearce Farren
England MF Ryan Brading
England MF Blayne Kinley
England MF Connor Cullingford
England MF Matthew Head
England MF Ashley Booker
England FW Richard Morse
England FW Leighton Speechley-Price
England FW Mitchell Speechley-Price
England FW Adam Drodge
England FW Jack Hoey
Portugal FW Nuno Pereira
England FW Clive Makoni

Staff[edit]

Name Role
Manager England Paul Morris
Manager England Tom Prodomo
Coach England Unknown
Physio England Unknown
Goalkeeper Coach England Unknown

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]

  • Bash47 Supporters' website www.Bashleyfc.com (for up-to-date results and fixtures, and archive material)[1]

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