Barnton F.C.

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Barnton
Barnton FC Logo.png
Full nameBarnton Football Club
Nickname(s)The Villagers
Founded1946
GroundTownfield, Barnton
ChairmanDave Bryning
ManagerNeil Murray & Liam Page
LeagueNorth West Counties League Division One South
2019–20North West Counties League Division One South (season abandoned)
WebsiteClub website

Barnton Football Club is a football club in the village of Barnton, near Northwich, in Cheshire, and participates in the North West Counties League Division One South.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1946,[1] and in 1948 they were founder members of the Mid-Cheshire League.[2] The league gained a second division title in 1975 which secured the club a place in Division One. They won the league for the first time in 1979–80, and again in 1982–83 and 1988–89.

Their fourth league title in 1996–97 was the first of seven consecutive league titles, and after finishing only third in 2003–04, Barton won the league again in 2004–05.[2] The league was renamed the Cheshire League in 2007, and the club were relegated to Division Two after finishing bottom of Division One in 2008–09.[2] After four seasons in Division Two, they won the title in 2012–13, earning promotion back to Division One.[2] The following season saw them finish fifth, high enough to be promoted to Division One of the North West Counties League.

In 2015–16 Barton finished third in Division One, qualifying for the promotion play-offs; after beating Cheadle Town 4–1 in the semi-finals, they beat Bacup Borough 2–0 in the final in front of a record crowd of 554,[3][4] earning promotion to the Premier Division. The season also saw them win the Division One Trophy, beating Hanley Town 5–4 on penalties after a 1–1 draw.[3]

The 2017–18 season saw Barnton finish second-from-bottom of the Premier Division, resulting in relegation back to Division One.

Honours[edit]

  • North West Counties League
    • Division One Trophy winners 2015–16
  • Cheshire League
    • Champions 1979–80, 1982–83, 1988–89, 1996–97, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2004–05
    • Division Two champions 2012–13
    • Challenge Cup winners 1979–80, 1980–81, 1981–82, 1982–83, 1983–84, 1989–90, 1990–91, 1991–92, 1994–95, 1997–98, 1998–99, 1999–2000, 2000–01, 2003–04, 2013–14
  • Cheshire Amateur Cup
    • Winners 1948–49, 1968–69, 2001–02, 2003–04

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: First qualifying round, 1948–49[2]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Second qualifying round, 2015–16[2]
  • Record attendance: 554 vs Bacup Borough, North West Counties League Division One play-off final, 14 May 2016[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History North West Counties League
  2. ^ a b c d e f Barnton at the Football Club History Database
  3. ^ a b 2015–16 results North West Counties League
  4. ^ a b Club Info North West Counties League

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 53°16′29″N 2°32′47″W / 53.2746°N 2.5465°W / 53.2746; -2.5465