Three Bridges F.C.

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Full name Three Bridges Football Club
Nickname(s) The Bridges
Founded 1901
Ground Jubilee Field, Three Bridges
Capacity 1,500
Chairman Paul Faili
Manager Martin Dynan
League Isthmian League South East Division
2017–18 Southern Combination Premier Division, 2nd of 20 (promoted)

Three Bridges Football Club is a football club based in Three Bridges in Crawley, West Sussex, England. The club is affiliated to the Sussex County Football Association.[1] They were established in 1901 and were founding members of the Sussex County League Division Two in 1952. In the 1981–82 season, they reached the Third Round of the FA Vase. Currently they are members of the Isthmian League South East Division.

History[edit]

Three Bridges Football Club was founded in 1901. They were founder members of the Sussex County League Division Two in 1952–53, but changed their name to Three Bridges United the following season.[2] In 1953–54, the club were champions of Division Two and gained promotion to Division One. However, they only lasted one season at that level before returning to Division Two. The club's name reverted to Three Bridges in 1964, and in 1968–69, the club was promoted to Division One again, after finishing runners-up.[3]

Three Bridges were relegated again in 1973, but spent only one season in Division Two before returning after another runners-up spot. In 1977, the club was relegated again, this time for three seasons before returning after finishing runners-up for a third time. In the 1981–82 season, they reached the Third Round of the FA Vase. In 1985–86, Three Bridges were runners-up in Division One, and again in 1987–88 and 1988–89. In 1997, the club was relegated again to Division One, but returned two seasons later after a fourth Division Two runners-up place. The club finally secured its first Sussex County League Division One championship in 2011–12 and gained promotion to the Isthmian League Division One South.[3]

Ground[edit]

Three Bridges play their home games at Jubilee Walk, Three Bridges Road, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1LQ.

Honours[edit]

Cup honours[edit]

Records[edit]

  • FA Cup[3]
    • Second Qualifying Round 1982–83, 1983–84, 2002–03
  • FA Vase
    • Fifth Round 1981–82

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Faili looking for fresh start after being cleared of violent conduct". This is Sussex. 2012-06-20. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  2. ^ a b Three Bridges United at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ a b c d e Three Bridges at the Football Club History Database
  4. ^ "R.U.R. Cup Final Results – Sussex County Football Association". Sussexcountyleague.com. Retrieved 2012-11-11.

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Coordinates: 51°06′55.12″N 0°10′03.88″W / 51.1153111°N 0.1677444°W / 51.1153111; -0.1677444