Chipping Sodbury Town F.C.

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Chipping Sodbury Town
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Full name Chipping Sodbury Town Football Club
Nickname(s) The Sods
Founded 1885
Ground The Ridings, Chipping Sodbury
Chairman Mike Fox
Manager Scott Gibson
League Western League Premier Division
2017–18 Western League Premier Division, 13th of 20

Chipping Sodbury Town Football Club is a football club based in Chipping Sodbury, Gloucestershire, England. They are currently members of the Western League Premier Division and play at the Ridings.

History[edit]

Chipping Sodbury Football Club was established around 1885, they joined Division One of the North Bristol & District League in 1898, and finished bottom of the division in 1899–1900. The league was later renamed the Bristol & Suburban League, and after World War II the club were Division Two champions in 1948–49. They went on to win Division One the following season,and moved up to Division Two of the Western League in 1950.[1] However, the club left after finishing bottom of the division in 1951–52,[1] they subsequently returned to the Bristol & Suburban league, before folding in 1954.[2]

The club was reformed in the late 1950s, joining the Dursley & Wotton League in 1959.[2] They later moved up to the Bristol & District League. After finishing third in the league's Senior Division in 1990–91, the club were promoted to Division One of the Avon Premier Combination, which was renamed the Bristol Premier Combination in 1994, they were promoted to the Premier Division in the late 1990s, but relegated back to Division One in 2001–02. The club won Division One in 2005–06, earning promotion back to the Premier Division, and then adopted their current name,[3] they went on to win the Premier Division in 2007–08,[3] earning promotion to the Gloucestershire County League.[4]

Despite finishing bottom of the Gloucestershire County League in their first season in the league, the club avoided relegation. Another last-place finish in 2011–12 also saw them avoid relegation and they went on to finish third in the league in 2014–15 and were promoted to Division One of the Western League,[4] they won Division One at the first attempt, securing promotion to the Premier Division.[4]

Honours[edit]

  • Western League
    • Division One champions 2015–16
  • Bristol Premier Combination
    • Premier Division champions 2007–08
    • Division One champions 2005–06
    • Premier Cup winners 1992–93[2]
  • Bristol & Suburban League
    • Division One champions 1949–50
    • Division Two champions 1948–49

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Preliminary round, 2017–18[4]
  • Best FA Vase performance: First qualifying round, 2016–17, 2017–18[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chipping Sodbury at the Football Club History Database
  2. ^ a b c Our History Chipping Sodbury Town F.C.
  3. ^ a b Bristol Premier Combination 2003–2012 Non-League Matters
  4. ^ a b c d e Chipping Sodbury Town at the Football Club History Database

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°32′33.7344″N 2°23′41.2866″W / 51.542704000°N 2.394801833°W / 51.542704000; -2.394801833