Lancing F.C.

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Lancing
Lancing F.C. logo.png
Full nameLancing Football Club
Nickname(s)The Lancers
Founded1941
GroundCulver Road, Lancing
ChairmanSteve Taylor
ManagerNaim Rouane
League Isthmian League South East Division
2020–21 Southern Combination Premier Division (promoted)
Website Club website

Lancing Football Club is a football club based in Lancing, West Sussex, England. They are currently members of the Isthmian League South East Division and play at Culver Road.

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History

The club was established in 1941, initially as a multi-sport club under the name Lancing Athletic. [1] They joined the Brighton, Hove & District League in 1946 and went on to win the Division One and League Cup double in their first season. [1] [2] The club applied to join the Sussex County League, but were rejected. However, after retaining the Brighton, Hove & District League title in 1947–48,. [3] the club were then admitted to the Sussex County League, [4] at which point they became a separate organisation to the remainder of the sports club. [1] They were Sussex County League runners-up in 1949–50, only missing out on the title on goal average. [4] When the league gained a second division in 1952 the club became members of Division One, but were relegated to Division Two after finishing bottom of the table in 1956–57.

In 1957 the club dropped Athletic from their name. [4] They were Division Two champions at the first attempt, earning promotion back to Division One. [5] The club won the League Cup in 1964–65, beating Chichester City 2–0 in the final, [6] and went on to win the Sussex RUR Cup the following season with a 3–0 win over Rye United. [7] However, they were relegated again at the end of the 1967–68. Although the club won the Division Two title in 1969–70 and were promoted back to Division One, two seasons later they were relegated back to Division Two after finishing bottom of Division One. [5] The club won the Division Two Cup in 1981–82. [8]

Lancing remained in Division Two until a second-place finish in 1982–83 saw them promoted to Division One. They were relegated again at the end of the 1989–90 season and spent the next ten seasons in Division Two, winning the Division Two Cup again in 1992–93, [8] before earning promotion with a third-place finish in 1999–2000. However, the club were relegated back to Division Two at the end of the following season. [5] In 2010–11 they were Division Two runners-up, earning promotion to Division One. In 2015 the league was renamed the Southern Combination, with Division One becoming the Premier Division. [5] At the end of the 2020–21 season the club were promoted to the South East Division of the Isthmian League based on their performances over the two previous seasons, which had been abandoned due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ground

The club initially played at the Crowshaw Recreation Ground, before moving to Culver Road in 1952. [9] A 350-seat stand was built by the following year. [9] In 1981 the ground was bought by the Sussex County Football Association and floodlights were installed. [9]

Current squad

As of 13 May 2021 [10]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag placeholder.svg Mitch Bromage
GK Flag placeholder.svg Matt Evans
DF Flag placeholder.svg Will Berry
DF Flag placeholder.svg Liam Hendy
DF Flag placeholder.svg Joe Kennard
DF Flag placeholder.svg Dave Sharman
MF Flag placeholder.svg Darren Budd
MF Flag placeholder.svg Bradley Campbell-Francis
MF Flag placeholder.svg Tom Caplin
MF Flag placeholder.svg Darius Goldsmith
MF Flag placeholder.svg Josh Gould
MF Flag placeholder.svg Mitch Hewens
MF Flag placeholder.svg Conrad Honore
Pos.NationPlayer
MF Flag placeholder.svg Adam Hunt
MF Flag placeholder.svg Ebou Jallow
MF Flag placeholder.svg Mo Juwara
MF Flag placeholder.svg Kane Louis
MF Flag placeholder.svg Drew Matthews
MF Flag placeholder.svg Harrison Parker
MF Flag placeholder.svg James Waters
FW Flag placeholder.svg Ben Connolly
FW Flag placeholder.svg Matt Daniel
FW Flag placeholder.svg Finn Daniels-Yeoman
FW Flag placeholder.svg Lewis Finney
FW Flag placeholder.svg George Mitchell-Phillips
FW Flag placeholder.svg James Rhodes

Honours

Records

See also

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References

  1. 1 2 3 History Lancing F.C.
  2. Mike Williams & Tony Williams (2016) Non-League Club Directory 2017, Tony Williams Publications, p500 ISBN   978-1869833695
  3. Season 1947 – 1948 Brighton, Worthing & District Football League
  4. 1 2 3 4 Lancing Athletic at the Football Club History Database
  5. 1 2 3 4 5 Lancing at the Football Club History Database
  6. The John O'Hara League Challenge Cup Archived 6 December 2011 at the Wayback Machine Sussex County League
  7. The Sussex Royal Ulter Rifles Charity Cup Sussex County League
  8. 1 2 Division Two Cup Archived 8 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine Sussex County League
  9. 1 2 3 Lancing Nomad Online
  10. "First Team Squad 2020–21". Lancing F.C. Retrieved 13 May 2021.

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