List of Sutton United F.C. seasons

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Gander Green Lane has been the home stadium for Sutton United for each season.

Sutton United Football Club, an association football club based in Sutton in the London Borough of Sutton, England, was founded in 1898 as a merger between Sutton Guild Rovers and Sutton Association Football Clubs. They were elected to play in the Athenian League for the 1921–22 season.[1] They won the Athenian League title on three occasions and were runners-up once. After thirty-seven seasons in the Athenian League, they joined the Isthmian League (given the subtitle First Division in 1973 and then Premier Division in 1977).[2] The club spent twenty-three seasons in the league, during that spell they won the title twice, reached the fourth round of the 1969–70 FA Cup,[3][4] and reached the 1981 FA Trophy Final losing 1–0 to Bishop's Stortford.[5] In 1986 they won the first promotion in their history as champions of the Isthmian League, moving up to the Football Conference.

United's third season in the Conference saw them reach the fourth round of the FA Cup for the second time in their history during the 1988–89 edition; their third round tie was a 2–1 victory over First Division side Coventry City, one of the biggest shocks in the competition.[6][7] In 1991 United's spell in the conference was ended with relegation back to the Isthmian League Premier Division. The club finished the 1998–99 Isthmian League season as champions returning to the Conference after an eight-year absence. United's second spell in the Conference lasted a single season finishing the 1999–2000 Football Conference in last place. Up to 2004 the Conference was one division, but restructuring of the National League System saw two new divisions added, Conference North and Conference South, with many Isthmian League members transferred to these new divisions; for the 2004–05 season Sutton United were transferred to the South division.[8]

After four seasons United experienced the third relegation of their history, rejoining the Isthmian Premier League. Their first season back saw them qualify for their first play-offs losing 3–0 in the semi-final to Staines Town.[9] United reached the play-offs in the following season losing in the semi-finals again, this time 4–2 to Kingstonian.[10] United's ended their third season as champions of the Isthmian Premier League and were promoted to the Conference South. Their five season spell in the Conference South included two more failed play-off attempts. For the 2015–16 season the division was renamed National League South (with Conference Premier and Conference North also renamed) and United finished as champions with promotion to the National League.[11][12] The 2016–17 season saw Sutton reach the fifth round of the FA Cup which is their furthest run in the competition and they became the ninth non-league team to reach this stage;[13][14] they were drawn at home to Premier League side Arsenal and were defeated 2–0.[15]

Key[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season League record FA Cup FA Trophy Other
Division P W D L F A Pts Pos Competition Result
1921–22 Athenian League 26 11 3 12 57 56 25 8th
1922–23 Athenian League 24 10 6 8 46 39 26 7th
1923–24 Athenian League 24 9 3 12 32 48 21 10th
1924–25 Athenian League 26 5 8 13 37 64 18 13th
1925–26 Athenian League 26 3 2 21 37 116 8 14th
1926–27 Athenian League 26 10 4 12 54 65 24 11th
1927–28 Athenian League 26 20 3 3 83 35 43 1st
1928–29 Athenian League 26 13 7 6 73 50 33 3rd FA Amateur Cup QF
1929–30 Athenian League 26 9 6 11 49 51 24 8th
1930–31 Athenian League 26 9 4 13 45 57 22 11th
1931–32 Athenian League 26 9 7 10 65 56 25 9th
1932–33 Athenian League 26 10 5 11 54 66 25 6th
1933–34 Athenian League 26 12 2 12 58 56 26 6th FA Amateur Cup R3
1934–35 Athenian League 26 10 3 13 69 63 23 9th
1935–36 Athenian League 26 9 5 12 40 61 23 10th FA Amateur Cup QF
1936–37 Athenian League 26 11 5 10 47 45 27 4th FA Amateur Cup SF
1937–38 Athenian League 26 10 6 10 56 63 26 6th
1938–39 Athenian League 26 9 4 13 45 57 22 10th QR3 FA Amateur Cup QF
No competitive football was played between 1939 and 1945 due to the Second World War
1945–46 Athenian League 26 17 6 3 100 44 40 1st R1
1946–47 Athenian League 26 15 4 7 59 37 34 2nd R1
1947–48 Athenian League 26 9 7 10 32 38 25 8th QR1
1948–49 Athenian League 26 9 8 9 32 33 26 5th QR2 FA Amateur Cup R3
1949–50 Athenian League 26 9 2 15 37 48 20 12th PRE
1950–51 Athenian League 30 15 5 10 63 51 35 5th PRE
1951–52 Athenian League 30 15 8 7 70 53 38 4th QR4
1952–53 Athenian League 26 7 4 15 44 60 18 13th QR2
1953–54 Athenian League 26 8 7 11 35 42 23 8th PRE
1954–55 Athenian League 26 11 8 7 57 45 30 4th PRE
1955–56 Athenian League 28 9 4 15 56 64 22 12th PRE
1956–57 Athenian League 28 10 5 13 40 51 25 11th PRE FA Amateur Cup R3
1957–58 Athenian League 30 18 7 5 64 37 43 1st QR1
1958–59 Athenian League 30 10 6 14 49 60 26 10th QR3
1959–60 Athenian League 30 16 1 13 66 60 33 6th QR4
1960–61 Athenian League 30 17 3 10 71 55 37 4th R1 FA Amateur Cup QF
1961–62 Athenian League 30 13 2 15 70 69 28 9th QR1
1962–63 Athenian League 30 16 4 10 75 47 36 4th QR2 FA Amateur Cup RU
1963–64 Isthmian League 38 23 5 10 99 64 51 4th R1 FA Amateur Cup R3
1964–65 Isthmian League 38 17 11 10 74 57 45 7th QR2
1965–66 Isthmian League 38 17 7 14 83 72 41 9th QR2 FA Amateur Cup QF
1966–67 Isthmian League 38 26 7 5 89 33 59 1st R1
1967–68 Isthmian League 38 22 11 5 89 27 55 2nd QR4 FA Amateur Cup SF
1968–69 Isthmian League 38 22 9 7 83 29 53 3rd QR1 FA Amateur Cup RU
1969–70 Isthmian League 38 24 9 5 75 35 57 3rd R4 FA Amateur Cup R2
1970–71 Isthmian League 38 29 3 6 76 35 61 2nd QR4
1971–72 Isthmian League 40 21 10 9 77 43 52 6th QR4 FA Amateur Cup R3
1972–73 Isthmian League 42 21 9 12 69 48 51 7th QR4
1973–74 Isthmian First Division 42 13 16 13 51 52 55 12th QR2 FA Amateur Cup QF
1974–75 Isthmian First Division 42 17 6 19 68 63 57 10th QR4 R1
1975–76 Isthmian First Division 42 17 11 14 71 60 62 11th R1 R1
1976–77 Isthmian First Division 42 14 7 21 40 55 49 16th QR2 QR3
1977–78 Isthmian Prem 42 18 12 12 66 57 66 6th QR4 R1
1978–79 Isthmian Prem 42 17 9 16 62 51 60 11th QR4 R1
1979–80 Isthmian Prem 42 20 13 9 67 40 73 4th QR2 QR3
1980–81 Isthmian Prem 42 19 12 11 82 65 69 5th QR4 RU
1981–82 Isthmian Prem 42 22 9 11 72 49 75 2nd R2 R3
1982–83 Isthmian Prem 42 20 8 14 96 71 68 5th QR4 R2
1983–84 Isthmian Prem 42 18 12 12 67 45 66 4th QR4 R1
1984–85 Isthmian Prem 42 23 15 4 115 55 84 1st QR2 R1
1985–86 Up-arrow Isthmian Prem promoted 42 29 8 5 109 39 95 1st QR2 R1
1986–87 Conference 42 19 11 12 81 51 68 7th QR2 R2
1987–88 Conference 42 16 18 8 77 54 66 8th R3 R1
1988–89 Conference 40 12 15 13 64 54 51 12th R4 R2
1989–90 Conference 42 19 6 17 68 64 63 8th R1 R1
1990–91 down-arrow Conference relegated 42 10 9 23 62 82 39 21st R1 R1
1991–92 Isthmian Prem 42 19 13 10 88 51 70 3rd R1 R1
1992–93 Isthmian Prem 42 18 14 10 74 57 68 5th R1 SF
1993–94 Isthmian Prem 42 23 10 9 77 31 79 5th R3 QF
1994–95 Isthmian Prem 42 13 12 17 74 69 51 15th QR4 R1
1995–96 Isthmian Prem 42 17 14 11 71 56 65 10th R2 QR3
1996–97 Isthmian Prem 42 18 13 11 87 70 67 3rd QR4 QR3
1997–98 Isthmian Prem 42 22 12 8 83 56 78 3rd QR4 QR3
1998–99 Up-arrow Isthmian Prem promoted 42 27 7 8 89 39 88 1st QR4 R3
1999–2000 down-arrow Conference relegated 42 8 10 24 39 75 34 22nd QR4 SF
2000–01 Isthmian Prem 41[a] 14 11 16 74 70 53 13th QR3 R1
2001–02 Isthmian Prem 42 13 15 14 62 63 54 12th QR3 R1
2002–03 Isthmian Prem 46 22 9 15 77 62 75 6th QR2 R3
2003–04 Isthmian Prem 46 25 10 11 94 56 85 2nd QR2 R3
2004–05 Conference South[b] 42 14 11 17 60 71 53 15th QR3 R3
2005–06 Conference South 42 13 10 19 48 61 49 13th QR3 QR3
2006–07 Conference South 42 14 9 19 58 63 51 14th QR2 QR3
2007–08 down-arrow Conference South relegated 42 5 9 28 32 86 24 22nd QR3 R1
2008–09 Isthmian Prem 42 18 13 11 57 53 67 5th R1 QR3 Play-offs SF
2009–10 Isthmian Prem 42 22 9 11 65 45 75 2nd R1 QR1 Play-offs SF
2010–11 Up-arrow Isthmian Prem promoted 42 26 9 7 76 33 87 1st QR1 R1
2011–12 Conference South 42 20 14 8 68 53 74 4th R2 QR3 Play-offs SF
2012–13 Conference South 42 20 10 12 66 49 70 6th QR2 R3
2013–14 Conference South 42 23 12 7 77 39 81 2nd R1 QR3 Play-offs SF
2014–15 Conference South 40 13 11 16 50 54 50 15th QR3 R1
2015–16 National South[c] promoted 42 26 12 4 83 32 90 1st QR4 R3
2016–17 National League 46 15 13 18 61 63 58 12th R5 R3
2017–18 National League 46 23 10 13 67 53 79 3rd R1 R3 Play-offs SF
2018–19 National League 46 17 14 15 55 60 65 10th R1 R2 Scottish Challenge Cup R3

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The home fixture with Hendon was not played.
  2. ^ At the end of the 2003–04 season Sutton United were transferred to the newly formed Conference South.
  3. ^ The Football Conference was renamed the National League; the North and South divisions were also renamed National League North and National League South.

References[edit]

General
  • "Club Info". Sutton United Football Club. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  • "Sutton United". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 12 January 2017.
Specific
  1. ^ "Club Info". Sutton United Football Club. Archived from the original on 24 September 2010. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  2. ^ "1963-64 Isthmian League". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 13 January 2017.
  3. ^ "'I Queued for Four Hours' - Barber Recalls Cup Classic". The Football Association. 22 January 2015. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  4. ^ Gordon, James Bridget (5 January 2017). "Throwback Thursday: Sutton United vs Leeds United (January 24th, 1970)". Paste. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  5. ^ "Bishop's Stortford FC". BBC Online. 18 September 2007. Retrieved 14 January 2017.
  6. ^ Campbell, Paul (3 January 2014). "From the Vault: Sutton United knock Coventry City out of the FA Cup in 1989". theguardian.com. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  7. ^ Moxley, Neil; Williamson, Laura (2 December 2011). "Sutton stunned Coventry in 1989, now it's time for another... Cup-set!". Mail Online. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  8. ^ "2003-04 Isthmian League". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  9. ^ "Isthmian League - Play-Off Semi-Final (2009)". Sky Sports. 28 April 2009. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  10. ^ "Isthmian League - Play-Off Semi-Final (2010)". Sky Sports. 27 April 2010. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Football Conference to be renamed as National League". The Times. 6 April 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  12. ^ "Sutton United clinch promotion to the National League". BBC Online. 23 April 2016. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  13. ^ "Sutton United's former Arsenal youngster Craig Eastmond sets sights on FA Cup upset". The Football Association. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  14. ^ "What can Arsenal's stars expect at Sutton United? Goalkeeper Wayne Shaw takes us on a tour of Gander Green Lane..." Sky Sports. 20 February 2017. Retrieved 2 May 2017.
  15. ^ McNulty, Phil (20 February 2017). "Sutton United 0 2 Arsenal". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 May 2017.