List of Swindon Supermarine F.C. seasons

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Swindon Supermarine Football Club, a semi-professional association football club based in South Marston, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, was founded in 1992 as a merger between Supermarine and Swindon Athletic Football Clubs, both playing in the Hellenic Football League.[1] Both clubs had problems with Supermarine finishing bottom of Hellenic League Division One in the 1991–92 season and Swindon Athletic having difficulties meeting the new ground grading requirements, required by the league, at their Swindon Borough Council owned Southbrook Recreation ground. So the two clubs decided to merge and took Swindon Athletic's place in the Hellenic League Premier Division.[1]

The new club won the Hellenic League Premier Division title on two occasions in their nine-season stay in the division.[2][3] During their time in the Hellenic Football League, the club participated in the FA Vase each season; their furthest runs in the competition involved reaching the Second Round on two occasions in 1998–99 and 1999–2000.[3]

In 2001 they joined the Southern Football League Western Division and became eligible to participate in the FA Cup, and in the FA Trophy instead of the FA Vase.[3] At the end of the 2005–06 season the club took part in its first play-off tournament after finishing fifth in the Western Division; promotion was not achieved as they were eliminated in the semi-finals by Hemel Hempstead Town and were instead transferred to the newly formed Division One South & West.[3] The club achieved immediate promotion from the new division after a fourth-place finish and subsequent play-off win, defeating Burnham in the semi-final and Taunton Town in the final.[3][4] After four mid-table finishes in the Premier Division, Swindon Supermarine experienced relegation for the first time in their short history in 2011–12 finishing 21st of 22 and returning to Division One South & West. The club has remained in this division ever since.[3] Their best run in the FA Cup came in the 2010–11 season when they reached the Second Round proper where they lost at League One side Colchester United.[3][5][6] This has been the only time the club has progressed through the qualifying rounds.[3][7] Swindon Supermarine reached the Third Round proper (last sixteen) of the 2008–09 FA Trophy, their furthest run in the competition, where they lost to the holders Ebbsfleet United.[3]

As at the end of 2016–17, the club's first team had spent five seasons in the seventh tier of English football, eleven in the eighth and nine in the ninth.[3] The table below details their achievements in first-team competitions for each completed season since their first appearance in the Hellenic Football League Premier Division in 1992–93.

Key[edit]

Seasons[edit]

Season League record[3] FA Cup FA Trophy FA Vase
Division[a] P W D L F A Pts Pos
1992–93 Hellenic Premier 34 11 13 10 46 43 46 8th N/A N/A EP
1993–94 Hellenic Premier 34 16 6 12 64 42 51[b] 8th PRE
1994–95 Hellenic Premier 30 16 4 10 76 44 52 3rd PRE
1995–96 Hellenic Premier 34 20 3 11 82 33 63 6th R1
1996–97 Hellenic Premier 34 21 5 8 72 40 68 4th QR2
1997–98 Hellenic Premier 34 27 3 4 83 20 84 1st R1
1998–99 Hellenic Premier 36 10 9 17 41 59 39 14th R2
1999–2000 Hellenic Premier 36 23 4 9 74 27 73 3rd R2
2000–01 Up-arrow Hellenic Premier promoted 38 29 4 5 86 29 91 1st R1
2001–02 Southern Western Div 40 11 4 25 52 76 37 19th QR2 R1 N/A
2002–03 Southern Western Div 42 11 5 26 52 85 38 19th PRE R1
2003–04 Southern Western Div 40 10 9 21 41 69 39 17th QR1 R2
2004–05 Southern Western Div 42 12 12 18 43 60 48 19th QR1 PRE
2005–06 Southern Western Div 42 22 9 11 70 47 75 5th[c] QR2 QR1
2006–07 Up-arrow Southern Div 1 S&W promoted 42 20 11 11 68 40 71 4th[d] QR1 QR2
2007–08 Southern Premier 42 14 12 16 51 67 54 12th QR1 QR1
2008–09 Southern Premier 42 15 12 15 59 61 57 13th QR1 R3
2009–10 Southern Premier 42 10 14 18 48 76 44 14th QR1 QR1
2010–11 Southern Premier 40 17 7 16 56 58 58 10th R2 QR3
2011–12 down-arrow Southern Premier relegated 42 11 11 20 50 86 44 21st QR2 R1
2012–13 Southern Div 1 S&W 42 25 6 11 79 51 81 4th[e] QR1 QR1
2013–14 Southern Div 1 S&W 42 24 7 11 91 52 79 5th[f] PRE QR1
2014–15 Southern Div 1 S&W 42 17 5 20 81 79 56 14th QR2 PRE
2015–16 Southern Div 1 S&W 42 27 6 9 81 42 87 4th[g] QR1 QR2
2016–17 Southern Div 1 S&W 42 21 9 12 85 57 72 6th QR3 QR1
2017–18 Up-arrow Southern Div 1 West promoted 42 21 11 10 86 54 74 5th[h] QR3 QR1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Divisions are sorted according to their level within the English football league system at the time.
  2. ^ Three points deducted.
  3. ^ Lost in the play-off semi-final to Hemel Hempstead Town 3–0.
  4. ^ Promoted to the Southern Football League Premier Division via the play-offs, beating Burnham 2–1 in the semi-final and Taunton Town 2–0 in the final.
  5. ^ Lost in the play-offs semi-final to Merthyr Town 3–2 in a penalty shoot-out after the match had finished 2–2 after extra time.
  6. ^ Lost in the play-offs semi-final to Merthyr Town 5–2.
  7. ^ Lost in the play-offs semi-final to Taunton Town 2–1.
  8. ^ Promoted via the play-offs, beating Evesham United in the semi-final and Wimborne Town 4–3 in a penalty shoot-out in the 2018 Southern League West Division play-off Final after the match had finished 0–0 after extra time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Club History". swindonsupermarinefc.com. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Premier Division Honours". hellenicleague.co.uk. Retrieved 1 November 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k SWINDON SUPERMARINE at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ "Tims 92". Tims92.blogspot.co.uk Retrieved 13 December 2017.
  5. ^ "Colchester 1-0 Swindon Supermarine". BBC Sport. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  6. ^ "U's ace Mooney sinks minnows". Sky Sports. 27 November 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Swindon Supermarine in FA Cup dreamland". BBC Sport. 27 October 2010. Retrieved 3 November 2017.