Norwich United F.C.

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Norwich United
Norwich United FC.PNG
Full name Norwich United Football Club
Nickname(s) The Planters
Founded 1903
Ground Plantation Park, Blofield
Norfolk
Ground Capacity 3,000 (100 seated)[1]
Chairman John Hilditch
Manager Steve Eastaugh
League Isthmian League North Division
2016–17 Isthmian League North Division, 9th of 24

Norwich United Football Club is a football club based in Blofield, Norfolk, England. The club are currently members of the Isthmian League North Division and play at Plantation Park. The club is affiliated to the Norfolk County FA.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1903 as Poringland and District F.C., and initially played in the Norwich & District League, before becoming founder members of the Anglian Combination in 1965. They won the Norfolk Junior Cup in 1979 after beating Bradenham Wanderers 5–2, and again in 1981, beating Wroxham reserves. They also won the Junior League Cup in the same year. In 1982 the club achieved senior status, and won the Anglian Combination Senior Cup in 1984, beating Bradenham Wanderers 2–1.

In 1985 the club moved to the Gothic Social Club. In 1985–86 and 1986–87, the club reached the final of the Norfolk Senior Cup, but lost to Norwich City reserves and Great Yarmouth Town.

In 1987 the club was renamed Norwich United, and in 1988–89 won the Anglian Combination Premier Division, earning promotion to the Eastern Counties League. In their first season in Division One they finished as runners-up, but could not be promoted due to the inadequate facilities at Gothic. The following season they won the division, earning promotion to the Premier Division, which they were able to take as they moved to Plantation Park in Blofield during the summer. They were relegated back to Division One in 1994 after finishing bottom of the division, but returned to the Premier Division in 2002 as Division One champions. They won the Premier Division and League Cup double in 2014–15, and won the Premier Division again the following season, earning promotion to Division One North of the Isthmian League.

Honours[edit]

  • Eastern Counties League
    • Premier Division Champions 2014–15, 2015–16
    • Division One champions 1990–91, 2001–02
    • League Cup winners 2014–15
  • Anglian Combination
    • Premier Division champions 1988–89
    • Senior Cup winners 1984
    • Junior Cup winners 1981
  • Norfolk Junior Cup
    • Winners 1979, 1981

Records[edit]

  • Highest league position: 1st, Eastern Counties League Premier Division, 2014–15, 2015–16
  • Best FA Cup performance: Second qualifying round, 1992–93, 2014–15
  • Best FA Vase performance: Third round, 1992–93, 2002–03
  • Attendance: 401 vs Wroxham, Eastern Counties League, 1991–92[1]
  • Goalscorer: M Money[1]
  • Appearances: Tim Sayer[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2012) Non-League Club Directory 2013, p648 ISBN 978-1-869833-77-0

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 52°38′19.52″N 1°27′23.36″E / 52.6387556°N 1.4564889°E / 52.6387556; 1.4564889