Market Drayton Town F.C.
Market Drayton Town Full name Market Drayton Town Football Club Nickname(s) The Gingerbread Men Founded 1969 (as Little Drayton Rangers) Ground Greenfields Sports Ground
Chairman Alex Mutch Manager Vacant League Northern Premier League First Division South 2010–11 Northern Premier League First Division South, 18thHome coloursAway colours
They joined the West Midlands (Regional) League Division One North in 1998. In 2003, they changed their name from Little Drayton Rangers to their present name. In the 2005-06 season, they were champions of the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division and were promoted to the Midland Football Alliance. The club won this league in 2008-09 to gain promotion to the Northern Premier League First Division South. After an eight-year spell, the club's most successful manager in its short history, Simon Line, left to join Hednesford Town in October 2009. Following his return in early 2010, Drayton stabilised their position in the division. The 2010/11 campaign began disastrously, with no points picked up in the first 10 games. A change in fortunes and the introduction of a number of new players lifted them from the foot of the league as results picked up. They finished the season in 18th and won the Shropshire Challenge Cup. Line and his backroom staff were relieved of their duties in the close season, with the board deciding a refresh was needed. Neil Wooliscroft was subsequently appointed, bringing with him assistant Darren Williams. Mick Murphy was reinstated as first team coach. The new management team were unable to bring about the desired change at the club. After a single win in fourteen league games, the duo resigned at the end of October. Former manager Jimmy Mullen was placed in temporary charge.
The Greenfields Sports Ground features a small all-seater stand, some hard standing, dug outs and floodlights. Its unusual wooden dugouts, set into a fence surrounding the pitch, were featured in David Bauckham's book Dugouts. 
- Best league performance: 13th in Northern Premier League First Division South, 2009-10
- Best FA Cup performance: Second Round Qualifying, 2007-08, 2010-11
- Best FA Trophy performance: First Round Qualifying, 2010-11
- Best FA Vase performance: 5th Round, 2008-09
- As of 2 November 2011.
Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player GK Andy Pryce GK Andrew Spooner GK Kieran Hunt DF Lee Foyle DF Louis Irvine DF Matt Johnson DF Marc Stallard DF Nick Capper DF Andy Hartlebury DF Paul McMullen DF Bobby Spooner No. Position Player MF Shaun Humphreys MF Nick Porter MF Jamie Haynes MF Stuart Ellis MF Colum Dunphy MF Callum Wright FW Martyn Davies FW Tom Rodgers FW Luke Reynolds FW Andy Cooke FW Lester Alderson
- 1998-99 - Joined West Midlands (Regional) League Division One North, finished runner-up in first season (denied Championship through having three points deducted). Promoted to Premier Division
- 2004-05 - West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division runners-up
- 2005-06 - West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division champions
- 2006-07 - Shropshire Senior Cup Finalists
- 2008-09 - Midland Football Alliance champions
- 2009-10 - Northern Premier League First Division South
- 2010-11 - Northern Premier League First Division South
- ^ Bauckham, David (2006). Dugouts. New Holland. ISBN 1-8453-7478-9.
- ^ "First team". Market Drayton Town F.C.. http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/marketdraytontown/s/players-coaches-24359.html. Retrieved 31 October 2011.
- Market Drayton Town at the Football Club History Database
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