Romsey Town F.C.
Football club infobox
clubname = Romsey Town
fullname = Romsey Town Football Club
nickname = Town
founded = 1886
ground = The Bypass Ground,
chairman = Ken Jacobs
manager = Glenn Burnett
Wessex LeaguePremier Division
season = 2007-08
Wessex LeaguePremier Division, 18th
Romsey Town F.C. is a football club based in
Romsey, Hampshire, England. They were among the founding members of the Wessex Leaguein 1986. They have reached the 3rd round of the FA Vasetwice in their history. They are currently members of Wessex LeaguePremier Division.
Romsey Town have known many ups and downs in their long and distinguished history, which dates back to 1886 when a meeting took place at the Town Hall “to consider the desirability of forming a football club in the town.”
Initially they played at Alma Road and in 1889 began playing in local league football where they had successful spells in a number of competitions before joining the Southampton League as founder members in 1908.
The 1920s were a good time for Romsey Town and after winning the Hampshire Intermediate Cup and the Southampton Senior League they gained entry into the
Hampshire Leaguebut struggled in the West Division and returned to local football after just one season. In 1930 Romsey moved to Priestlands, which is now Romsey School and returned to the Hampshire Leaguewhere they were placed in Division 2. Here the club were better prepared as they went on to produce some of their best attacking sides, featuring well in both league and cup competitions.
In 1956 they were relegated and moved to their current home, ‘The Bypass Ground’. Romsey continued in Division 3 but the early 1960s saw a further decline in fortune, eventually resulting in relegation from the league in 1964. These were the days before there was any pyramid system in local football and the club were forced to drop right down to replace their Reserves in Junior Division 1 of the Southampton League and it was not until 1968 that they won promotion back to the Senior section.
By the 1970’s the club started to re-surface out of the doldrums of lower league football and after three successive promotions and a Southampton Senior Cup truimph in 1974, Romsey regained their
Hampshire Leaguestatus in 1975 where they promptly won the Division 4 title at the first attempt. Romsey proceeded to end the decade on a high note, again winning promotion and the Hampshire Intermediate Cup in 1978 followed by arguably their finest hour a year later when they won Division 2 title and sensationally defeated hot favourites Farnborough Town 1-0 in the Hampshire Senior Cupfinal played at the The Dell, home of Southampton FC.
The 1980’s saw Romsey consolidate in Division 1 before becoming founder members of the
Wessex Leaguein 1986. Here they soon became a strong force, and after some encouraging campaigns they clinched the title in 1990 and enjoyed numerous good cup runs, most notably in 1990 when they narrowly lost 1-2 at home to Littlehampton Town in the 4th Qualifying Round.
Sadly a change of personnel saw Romsey fall into decline and after a nightmare season in 1993 they were relegated back to Division 1 of the
Hampshire League, from where they were again relegated. Despite these set backs, Romsey bounced back and within two years they had won the Southampton Senior Cup and promotion back to the Wessex League. In hindsight, however this was probably too much too soon they struggled in what by now had become a much harder competition.
In 1998 Romsey were again relegated back to the
Hampshire Leagueand a series of managers and large turn-over of players saw them slip into the leagues third division. In 2003 the club hit an all time low when they finished rock bottom but fortunately disaster was avoided as the club were re-elected and since then they have enjoyed a remarkable upturn in fortunes.
In 2004 the
Wessex Leagueabsorbed the original Hampshire Leagueand due to their facilities Romsey were placed in Division 1 and after some encouraging final placings they won promotion in 2007 back to the top flight, now known as the Premier Division.
If the next 120 years prove as challenging as the last, then the clubs successors are in for an exciting time!
Notable Former Players
Two ex-Southampton players turned out for Romsey Town during the 1980s. Goalkeeper
Ian Turnerand Peter Rodrigues- both of whom played in the memorable 1976 FA Cup final victory.
Wessex League Champions 1989/90
Hampshire League Division 2 Champions 1978/79, Runners-up 1994/95
Hampshire League Division 3 Runners-up 1946/47, 1977/78 & 2003/04
Hampshire League Division 4 Champions 1975/76
Hampshire Senior Cup Winners 1978/79. Finalists 1948/49
Hampshire Intermediate Cup Winners 1926/26, 1930/31 & 1977/78
Hampshire Junior Cup Winners 1900/01, 1909/10 & 1923/24. Finalists 1898/99 & 1899/1900
Russell Cotes Cup Runners-up 1932/33 & 1988/89
Southampton Senior Cup Winners 1973/74 & 1994/95. Finalists 1927/28, 1928/29, 1929/30 & 2007/08
Southampton Junior Cup Winners 1922/23
Southampton League Premier Division Champions 1980/81 & 1983/84
Southampton League Senior Division 1 Champions 1926/27, 1973/74 & 1976/77. Runners-up 1910/11
Southampton League Senior Division 2 Champions 1972/73, Runners-up 1968/69
Southampton League West Division Champions 1951/52
Southampton League Romsey Division Champions 1927/28
Southampton League Junior Division 3 Runners-up 1924/25
Southampton League Junior Division 4 Champions 1974/75
Salisbury & District League Champions 1898/99
South Hants League Champions 1900/01
Winchester League Champions 1921/22
Eastleigh League Champions 1922/23, 1923/24, 1928/29. Runners-up 1921/22, 1927/28 & 1929/30
Romsey Hospital Cup Winners 1933/34
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
Romsey — Infobox UK place official name= Romsey country= England map type= Southampton region= South East England static static image caption= Arms of Romsey Town Council latitude= 50.989 longitude= 1.4966 post town= ROMSEY postcode area= SO postcode… … Wikipedia
Romsey Mill — The Romsey Mill is a youth and community centre located in Romsey Town, Cambridge, England. The Romsey Mill Trust [ [http://www.charity commission.gov.uk/registeredcharities/showcharity.asp?regno=1069905 Charity Commission ndash; Romsey Mill… … Wikipedia
Romsey — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Romsey (Australie) . Romsey … Wikipédia en Français
Romsey Abbey — Parish church name=Romsey Abbey caption=Romsey Abbey. dedication= denomination=Church of England tradition=Broad Church parish=Romsey diocese=Winchester province=Canterbury rector= vicar=Reverend Tim Sledge vicar1= curate=Reverend Tim Harling… … Wikipedia
Romsey, Victoria — Infobox Australian Place | type = town name = Romsey state = vic caption = The main street of Romsey. lga = Shire of Macedon Ranges postcode = 3434 est = 1850s pop = 4490 (2006)Census 2006 AUS | id = SSC26553 | name = Romsey (State Suburb) |… … Wikipedia
Romsey Examiner — As a newspaper, the Romsey Examiner served the small rural village of Romsey which is set in the Mount Macedon, Victoria. The town is 65 kilometres north west of Melbourne, Australia, and about 15km south of Lancefield.Surrounded on three sides… … Wikipedia
Romsey (UK Parliament constituency) — UK constituency infobox Name = Romsey Map1 = Romsey Map2 = Hampshire Type = County Year = 1983 Entity = Hampshire County = Hampshire EP = South East England MP = Sandra Gidley Party = Liberal DemocratRomsey is a constituency represented in the… … Wikipedia
Romsey railway station — Infobox UK station name = Romsey code = ROM caption = Romsey station platforms manager = First Great Western locale = Romsey borough = Test Valley usage0405 = 0.339 usage0506 = 0.349 usage0607 = 0.371 platforms = 2 start = 1 March 1847Romsey… … Wikipedia
Romsey Football Club — Infobox aus sport club | clubname = Romsey fullname = Romsey Football Club emblem = Redbacks strip = Red and black founded = sport = Australian rules football league = Riddell District Football League ground = Romsey Park capacity = song =… … Wikipedia
Romsey — ▪ England, United Kingdom town (parish), Test Valley district, administrative and historic county of Hampshire, England, 9 miles (14 km) northwest of Southampton on the River Test. It is dominated by a massive Norman abbey, which replaced… … Universalium