List of Havant & Waterlooville F.C. seasons

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Havant & Waterlooville Football Club, an association football club based in Havant, Hampshire, England, was founded in 1998 as a result of Havant Town and Waterlooville merging as one team.[1] In the 1997–98 Southern Football League Southern Division the two teams finished in 12th and 10th respectively, so when they merged Havant & Waterlooville played in the same league the following season. In their inaugural season they won the 1998–99 Southern Football League Southern Division and gained promotion to the Southern League Premier Division where they remained until 2004. At the end of the 2003–04 season the National League System was reorganised and Havant & Waterlooville joined the Football Conference South where they have remained to the present day, in 2015 the league was renamed National League South.[2] The club experience its first relegation at the end of the 2015–16 season finishing in twentieth position in the twenty-four-team National League South.[3]

Since their formation Havant & Waterlooville have also participated in three cup competitions each season, the FA Cup, the FA Trophy and the Hampshire Senior Cup (excluding 2007–08). Their furthest run in the FA Cup saw the club reach the fourth round of the 2007–08 season;[4] the club, being in the Conference South, were drawn away to Premier League side Liverpool, they caused an upset by leading twice before eventually losing 5–2;[4] before being drawn to face Liverpool they had already eliminated three teams from higher divisions: York City (Conference Premier),[5] Notts County (League Two) and Swansea City (League One).[6][7] Their furthest FA Trophy run has seen the club reach the semi-finals twice in 2002–03 and 2013–14.[8][9] Their furthest run in the Hampshire Senior Cup saw the club reach the final four times: becoming the runners-up in 2001, 2002 and 2014; and winning the competition in 2016.[10][11]

As of the 2015–16 season, the club's first team has spent twelve seasons in the sixth tier of English football, five in the seventh and one in the eighth.[8] The table details their achievements in first-team competitions, and records their top goalscorer and average home league attendance, for each season since their first appearance in the Southern League Southern Division in 1998–99.

Key[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season League record FA Cup FA Trophy Hamp Cup Average
attendance
Top scorers[a]
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Name Goals
1998–99 promotedSLS promoted 42 29 7 6 85 32 94 1st QR4 R3 SF 359 Steve Tate 30
1999–2000 SLP 42 13 13 16 63 68 52 13th QR2 R2 R2 437 James Taylor 24
2000–01 SLP 42 18 9 15 66 54 63 6th R1 R2 RU 401 Dave Leworthy
Jamie O'Rourke
17
2001–02 SLP 42 22 9 11 74 50 75 3rd QR4 R1 RU 552 James Taylor 32
2002–03 SLP 42 15 15 12 67 64 60 8th R1 SF SF 431 James Taylor 31
2003–04 promoted SLP promoted 42 15 10 17 59 70 55 12th QR3 R2 QF 466 Chukki Eribenne 19
2004–05 Conf S 42 16 7 19 64 69 55 13th QR2 R4 R3 434 Dean Holdsworth 30
2005–06 Conf S 42 21 10 11 64 48 70[b] 6th QR3 QR3 R2 503 Rocky Baptiste 29
2006–07 Conf S 42 20 13 9 75 46 73 4th[c] R1 R1 R3 554 Rocky Baptiste 36
2007–08 Conf S 42 19 10 13 59 53 67 7th R4 QR3 743 Rocky Baptiste 19
2008–09 Conf S 42 11 15 16 59 58 48 15th R1 QF R2 716 Craig Watkins 17
2009–10 Conf S 42 19 4 9 65 44 71 6th QR3 R1 R3 891 Manny Williams 24
2010–11 Conf S 42 16 10 16 56 51 58 9th R1 QR3 QF 656 Wes Fogden 18
2011–12 Conf S 42 11 11 20 64 75 44 19th QR3 QR3 SF 722 Ollie Palmer 15
2012–13 Conf S 42 14 16 12 68 60 58 10th QR2 R2 QF 632 Ollie Palmer 25
2013–14 Conf S 42 19 12 11 57 43 69 6th QR2 SF RU 563 Nic Ciardini 14
2014–15 Conf S 40 21 7 12 61 41 70 5th[d] R1 R2 R3 660 Scott Donnelly
JJ Hooper
17
2015–16 down-arrow Nat S relegated 42 12 11 19 52 75 47 20th QR4 R3 W 640 Scott Donnelly
James Hayter
16
2016–17 promoted ILP promoted 46 28 10 8 88 43 94 1st QR3 QR3 R2 763 Jason Prior 17
2017–18 promoted Nat S promoted 42 25 11 6 70 30 86 1st QR4 R1 W

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Includes goals scored in league competition, FA Cup, FA Trophy and Hampshire Senior Cup
  2. ^ Were deducted three points for breaking an agreement to not play Tony Taggart against his former club Weymouth.
  3. ^ Lost in the play-off semi-final to Braintree Town 4–2 in a penalty shootout after each leg ended 1–1.
  4. ^ Lost in the play-off semi-final to Boreham Wood 4–2 on aggregate.

References[edit]

General
  • "Havant & Waterlooville - The Hawks Take Flight". Havant & Waterlooville (official website). Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  • "Havant & W club details". Soccerbase. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  • "Havant & Waterlooville". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  • "Havant and Waterlooville » Complete History". Statto.com. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
Specific
  1. ^ Hassan, Nabil (2 January 2008). "Hawks prepare for biggest challenge". BBC Online. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Football Conference to be renamed as National League". BBC Online. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Misery for Havant & Waterlooville as they are relegated from the National League South". Southern Daily Echo. 1 April 2016. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
  4. ^ a b Allsop, Derick (27 January 2008). "Liverpool end Havant FA Cup fairytale". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  5. ^ "York City 0 Havant and Waterlooville 1". The Yorkshire Post. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  6. ^ "Notts County 0-1 Havant & W'ville". BBC Online. 1 December 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  7. ^ Walters, Mike (17 January 2008). "Havant & Waterlooville 4-2 Swansea". Daily Mirror. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  8. ^ a b "Havant & Waterlooville". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
  9. ^ "FA Trophy Semi-Final second leg: Gosport 2-0 Havant & W'loo". thefa.com. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2016.
  10. ^ Gee, Wendy (12 April 2016). "Hampshire Senior Cup final agony for Winchester City FC". Southern Daily Echo. Retrieved 26 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Honours". havantandwaterloovillefc.co.uk. Retrieved 26 July 2016.