Langney Wanderers F.C.

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Langney Wanderers
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Full nameLangney Wanderers Football Club
Founded2010[1]
GroundPriory Lane, Eastbourne
Capacity4,151 (542 seated)[2]
ChairmanSimon Colbran and Daryl Willard
ManagerSimon Colbran
LeagueSouthern Combination Premier Division
2019–20Southern Combination Premier Division (season abandoned)

Langney Wanderers Football Club is a football club based in the Langney district of Eastbourne, East Sussex, England. They are currently members of the Southern Combination Premier Division and groundshare at Eastbourne Borough's Priory Lane.

History[edit]

The club was established in 2010 and joined the Lewes Sunday League.[3] In 2012 they applied for membership of the East Sussex League, gaining entry to the Premier Division for the 2012–13 season. The club were Premier Division champions at the first attempt, winning 17 of their 18 league matches,[4] and were promoted to Division Three of the Sussex County League.[5]

Langney were Division Three champions the following season, but were unable to be promoted to Division Two as their ground did not have floodlights.[6] However, after finishing third in Division Three in 2014–15 the club were promoted after planning permission was secured for floodlights.[7]

In 2015 the Sussex County League was renamed the Southern Combination, with Division Two becoming Division One. The 2016–17 season saw Langney win the Division One Cup, beating Southwick 3–0 in the final.[8] In the following season the club achieved promotion to the Premier Division with five games to spare.[9]

Ground[edit]

The club initially played at Shinewater Lane, the former ground of Shinewater Association.[6] Due to problems with the pitch, they played at Eastbourne United Association's Oval ground during the 2016–17 season,[10] before moving to Eastbourne Borough's Priory Lane ground for the 2017–18 season.[11]

Management history[edit]

Name From To Time in charge Notes
England Dave Shearing July 2013 [12]
Scotland Kenny McCreadie 13 October 2016
England Andy Goodchild 1 November 2016 9 October 2018 1 year, 342 days [13]
Scotland Kenny McCreadie 10 October 2018 20 August 2019 314 days [14]
England Simon Colbran 21 August 2019 23 July 2020 337 days [15]
England Alex Walsh 27 July 2020 25 October 2020 90 days [16]
England Simon Colbran 25 October 2020 Present 171 days [17]

Honours[edit]

  • Southern Combination
    • Division Three champions 2013–14
    • Division One Cup winners 2016–17
  • East Sussex League
    • Premier Division champions 2012–13

Records[edit]

  • Best FA Cup performance: Extra preliminary round, 2018–19[5]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Second qualifying round, 2017–18[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p503 ISBN 978-1869833695
  2. ^ Williams & Williams, p120
  3. ^ Football: Lewes Sunday League - October 31, 2010 The Argus, 31 October 2010
  4. ^ East Sussex League Premier Division 2012–13 Non-League Matters
  5. ^ a b c Langney Wanderers at the Football Club History Database
  6. ^ a b Club shocked after vandals wreck pitch Eastbourne Herald, 14 November 2014
  7. ^ Planners cast doubt on improvements to Eastbourne football grounds Eastbourne Herald, 26 August 2015
  8. ^ Substitute Salvidge sends Southwick to final defeat Shoreham Herald, 14 April 2017
  9. ^ Hard work and ambition is key to Langney's rapid rise Eastbourne Herald, 4 April 2018
  10. ^ Common to play home games in Eastbourne next season Bexhill Observer, 14 April 2015
  11. ^ Sports and Wanderers In Ground Share at The Lane Eastbourne Borough F.C.
  12. ^ "New Challenge for Shearing". Non-League, Pitchero. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Langney Wanderers part ways with Andy Goodchild". Eastbourne Herald. 9 October 2018. Retrieved 25 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Langney Wanderers new boss". Eastbourne Herald. 11 October 2020. Retrieved 25 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Roberts, Steve (23 July 2020). "Management depards". Langney Wanderers. Retrieved 25 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Roberts, Steve (27 July 2020). "New manager revealed". Langney Wanderers. Retrieved 25 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Roberts, Steve (25 October 2020). "Changes at the top". Langney Wanderers. Retrieved 25 October 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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