Goole A.F.C.

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Goole
Goole A.F.C. logo.png
Full name Goole Association Football Club
Nickname(s) The Vikings
Founded 1997 (Goole A.F.C.)
Ground Victoria Pleasure Grounds, Goole
Ground Capacity 3,000 (200 seated)[1]
Chairman Steve Shorthouse
Manager David Taylor and Derry Robson
League Northern Premier League Division One North
2015–16 Northern Premier League Division One South, 19th (transferred)
Victoria Pleasure Ground

Goole Association Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. They are currently members of the Northern Premier League Division One North and play at the Victoria Pleasure Grounds.

History[edit]

The club was established by Mike Norman in 1997 as a replacement for Goole Town, which folded at the end of the 1995–96 season.[2] The new club joined the Premier Division of the Central Midlands League and went on to win the division at the first attempt, losing only one league match all season, earning promotion to the Supreme Division. The following season saw the club win the Wakfield Floodlit Cup and the League Cup.[2] A third-place finish also saw them gain promotion into Division One of the Northern Counties East League.[3]

In Goole's first season in the Northern Counties East League they won both the Wilkinson Sword Trophy and the Division One title, earning promotion to the Premier Division.[2] In 2004–05 the club won the Premier Division, earning promotion to Division One of the Northern Premier League. In 2006–07 they won the West Riding County Cup.[2] League restructuring at the end of the season saw the club placed in Division One South for the 2007–08 season, and they remained in the division until being transferred to Division One North in 2012. Although they were moved back to Division One South the following season, the club were transferred to Division One North again in 2016.[3]

Honours[edit]

  • Northern Counties East League
    • Premier Division champions 2004–05
    • Division One champions 1999–2000
    • League Trophy winners 1999–2000
  • Central Midlands League
    • Premier Division champions 1997–98
    • League Cup winners 1998–99
  • West Riding County Cup
    • Winners 2006–07
  • Wakefield Floodlit Cup
    • Winners 1998–99

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Second qualifying round, 2000–01, 2005–06[3]
  • Best FA Trophy performance: Second qualifying round, 2005–06, 2014–15[3]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Fourth round, 1998–99[3]
  • Record attendance: 976 vs Leeds United, friendly match, 1999[1]
  • Most appearances: Phil Dobson, 187 (1999–2001)[1]
  • Most goals: Kevin Severn (1997–2001)[1].

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p210 ISBN 978-1869833695
  2. ^ a b c d History Goole A.F.C.
  3. ^ a b c d e Goole at the Football Club History Database

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°42′11.279″N 0°52′51.049″W / 53.70313306°N 0.88084694°W / 53.70313306; -0.88084694