Brislington F.C.

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Brislington
Brislington FC Logo.png
Full name Brislington Football Club
Nickname(s) Briz, The Foxes
Founded 1956
Ground Brislington Stadium, Brislington
Ground Capacity 3,000 (150 seated)
Chairman Steve Jenkins
Manager Lee Perks
League Western League Premier Division
2015–16 Western League Premier Division, 11th

Brislington Football Club is an English football club based in Brislington, in Bristol. Nicknamed "Briz" and newly "The Foxes", they are currently members of the Western League Premier Division and play at Ironmould Lane.[1]

History[edit]

The club was established in 1956 as an under-16 team, and initially played in the Bristol Church of England League.[2] They won the Somerset Intermediate Cup in 1961–62 and 1962–63, and the Somerset Junior Cup in 1963–64.[2] By the mid-1960s they were playing in the Senior Division of the Bristol and Suburban Association Football League, and during the 1970s the club moved up to the Somerset County League.[2] They won the League Cup in 1976–77 and finished as runners-up in the Premier Division in 1979–80 and 1984–85. They won the title and the Somerset Senior Cup in 1988–89,[2] and after finishing as runners-up again in 1990–91, were promoted to Division One of the Western League.[3]

After a third-place finish in 1993–94, the club won Division One the following season and were promoted to the Premier Division.[3]

Stadium[edit]

After being reformed in 1956, the club initially played on a pitch at Arnos Court Park.[2] They now play at Ironmould Lane.[4] The ground holds 2,000 with 144 seats and 1,500 covered standing places.[5]

Honours[edit]

League honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

  • Somerset Senior Cup[7]
    • Winners (3): 1988–89, 1992–93, 1994–95
  • Somerset Senior League Cup
    • Winners (1): 1976–77
  • Somerset Intermediate Cup[8]
    • Winners (2): 1961–62, 1962–63
  • Somerset Junior Cup[9]
    • Winners (1): 1963–64

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Fourth qualifying round, 2013–14[3]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Fourth round, 2004–05[3]
  • Biggest Home Victory: 8 – 0 v Porthleven – October 2009
  • Biggest Away Victory: 4 – 0 v Radstock Town – January 2009
  • Biggest Home Defeat: 6 – 1 v Sherborne Town – December 2009
  • Biggest Away Defeat: 6 – 0 v Frome Town – October 2008
  • Biggest Attendance: Home – 449 Away – 244
  • Top Goal Scorer: Russ Church – 27 Goals (Season 2008–09)
  • Most League Goals: Russ Church – 21 Goals (Season 2008–09)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Twentyman Talks Back BBC Sport, 9 September 2010
  2. ^ a b c d e Brislington Western League
  3. ^ a b c d e f Brislington at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ Brislington v Truro City BBC Sport, 22 February 2008
  5. ^ Brislington Allsports International
  6. ^ "CHEW VALLEY GAZETTE TODAY | SPORT | Bishop Sutton AFC are champions". Chewvalleygazette.co.uk. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2013-06-17. 
  7. ^ "Senior Cup". SomersetFA. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  8. ^ "Intermediate Cup". SomersetFA. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 
  9. ^ "Junior Cup". SomersetFA. 2012-04-19. Retrieved 2013-04-04. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°25′46.73″N 2°31′29.39″W / 51.4296472°N 2.5248306°W / 51.4296472; -2.5248306