Evesham United F.C.

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Evesham United
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Full name Evesham United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Robins
Founded 1945
Ground Jubilee Stadium, Evesham
Capacity 3,000
Chairman Jim Cockerton
Manager Paul Collicutt
League Southern League Division One South
2017–18 Southern League Division One West, 4th of 22

Evesham United Football Club are an English football club based in Evesham, Worcestershire. They reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in the 2008–09 season. In 2005, they entered the Southern League Premier Division for the first time in their history but were relegated after just one season. They are affiliated to the Worcestershire County Football Association.

History[edit]

Evesham United FC was founded shortly after World War II by returning servicemen, replacing the town's earlier club Evesham Town, who had reached the FA Amateur Cup final in 1923. The new club started life in the Worcester League before switching to the Worcestershire Combination in 1951, winning the league title in their second season in the league. After a second title win in 1955 they switched to the Birmingham & District League where they were coached by former Coventry City captain Charlie Timmins during the 1960–61 season.

In 1962 the club left the Birmingham League and, after a short spell in the Warwickshire League, rejoined the Worcestershire Combination, which was renamed the Midland Combination soon afterwards, and in which they were to remain until 1992. During this time they claimed three more league titles, after the last of which they stepped up to the Southern League. In the 2004–05 season former Coventry City player David Busst led them to promotion to the Premier Division but the club was relegated straight back down after just one season.

In 2008 the club reached the FA Cup first round for the very first time. They eventually lost 2–0 away to Torquay United. Earlier in the competition they defeated Rushden and Diamonds of the Conference 2–0 with a brace from Danny Scheppel.

Ground[edit]

The club initially played at Crown Meadow but in 1969 moved to Common Road. In 2006 they sold this ground off for housing and ground-shared with Worcester City while a new purpose-built stadium was constructed on the outskirts of the town.

In March 2011 the new ground was completed, but due to safety and traffic issues it could not be used until a nearby roundabout was modified to allow easier access to the ground. Therefore, the club continued to play at St George's Lane for the 2011-12 season.

On 7 July 2012 the club's new ground was officially opened by former Manchester United and Aston Villa manager Ron Atkinson,[1] and announced as the Spiers and Hartwell Jubilee Stadium. The first match played there took place between a Manchester United Legends side and Evesham United Old Boys.[2]

They currently are in a groundshare deal with National League South side Gloucester City.

Honours[edit]

Club records[edit]

  • Best league performance: 9th in Southern League Premier Division, 2008–09
  • Best FA Cup performance: 1st round, 2008–09
  • Best FA Trophy performance: 4th round, 2000–01
  • Best FA Vase performance: quarter-finals, 1991–92

Players progressing to the Football League[edit]

Former players who have progressed into the Football League include Gary Stevens, Simon Brain, Kevin Rose, Andy Preece and Billy Turley.

References[edit]

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External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°4′24.996″N 1°57′16.895″W / 52.07361000°N 1.95469306°W / 52.07361000; -1.95469306