Leytonstone F.C.

Last updated

Leytonstone
Full nameLeytonstone Football Club
Founded1886
Dissolved1979
GroundGranleigh Road, Leytonstone
1978–79 Isthmian League Premier Division, 21/22

Leytonstone F.C. was an English football club based in Leytonstone, Greater London. Founded in 1886, the club ceased to exist in 1979 when it merged with Ilford to form Leytonstone-Ilford, which later became Redbridge Forest after also absorbing Walthamstow Avenue. Redbridge Forest in turn merged with Dagenham to form the modern Dagenham & Redbridge.

Contents

History

The club was established in 1886, and were founder members of the Spartan League in 1907. [1] They finished bottom in the league's first season, and switched to the Isthmian League. They won the league in its shortened post-World War I 1919 season, and then twice in 1937–38 and 1938–39. They remained members of the league after World War II and were champions again in 1946–47 and 1947–48. They also won the FA Amateur Cup in both seasons, defeating Wimbledon 2–1 in the 1947 final and Barnet 1–0 in the 1948 final. In 1948–49 they reached the second round of the FA Cup, defeating Watford 2–1 in the first round, before losing 4–3 at home to Newport County. They went on to win three consecutive titles between 1949–50 and 1951–52. In 1951–52 they again reached the second round of the FA Cup after beating Shrewsbury Town 2–0 in the first round, but lost in a second replay to Newport County. Their last Isthmian League title was won in 1965–66, whilst they won the FA Amateur Cup again in 1967–68 Managed by Fred Mann with a 1–0 win over Chesham United F.C. This entitled them to enter the first-ever Coppa Ottorino Barassi, which they won by beating Stefer Roma on away goals.

In 1979 they finished in the bottom two of the Premier Division and were due to be relegated. However, the club instead merged with Ilford to form Leytonstone-Ilford.

Ground

The club played at Granleigh Road near Leytonstone High Road, overseen by the Westbound platform of the Leytonstone High Road Railway station. The ground featured one covered stand and the remaining three sides were for standing. After the local council decided to sell the club's ground for development, the club moved to Walthamstow Avenue's Green Pond Road ground. Shortly afterwards Leytonstone/Ilford merged with Walthamstow, with the new club continuing to play at Green Pond Road.

FC Leytonstone

In 2003 an amateur team F.C Leytonstone was formed. They currently play in the Essex Sunday Football Combination Division 2 League. [2] [3] The club has both adult and youth teams.

Honours

Related Research Articles

Dagenham & Redbridge F.C. Association football club in Dagenham, England

Dagenham & Redbridge Football Club is a professional association football club based in Dagenham, east London, England. The team competes in the National League, the fifth tier of the English football league system. Often known simply as Dagenham and abbreviated when written to Dag & Red, they are nicknamed the Daggers. They play their home games at Victoria Road and contest East London derby games with Leyton Orient and West Ham United.

Redbridge Forest Football Club was an English football club, founded in 1979 as Leytonstone & Ilford F.C., which in 1989 merged with Walthamstow Avenue and the following season adopted the name Redbridge Forest. In 1992 the club merged with Dagenham to form the present Dagenham & Redbridge.

The FA Amateur Cup was an English football competition for amateur clubs. It commenced in 1893 and ended in 1974 when the Football Association abolished official amateur status.

Clapton F.C. Association football club in England

Clapton Football Club is a football club based in Forest Gate, East London. The club are currently members of the Essex Senior League and play at the Terence McMillan Stadium in Plaistow following their 2019 eviction from their long-term home, the Old Spotted Dog Ground.

Redbridge F.C. Association football club in England

Redbridge Football Club is an English association football club based in Barkingside in the London Borough of Redbridge. Prior to July 2004 the club was known as Ford United F.C. The change of name was chosen to help associate the club within the local area and attract a larger support.

Hendon F.C. Association football club in England

Hendon Football Club is a semi-professional football club based in Kingsbury in the London Borough of Brent. They are currently members of the Southern League Premier Division South and play at Silver Jubilee Park in Kingsbury.

Leyton F.C. Football club

Leyton Football Club was an English association football club based in Leyton, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest. The club withdrew from the Isthmian League Division One North in January 2011 due to severe financial difficulties, and disbanded. The first club to go by the name was founded in 1868, and the last incarnation of the club, which began playing in 1997, won a High Court action in 2002 in support of its claim to be a continuation of the original team, making it at that stage the second oldest existing club in Greater London, after Cray Wanderers.

Ilford F.C. Association football club in England

Ilford Football Club is a football club based in Ilford, East London, England. Affiliated to the Essex County Football Association, they are currently members of the Essex Senior League and play at the Cricklefield Stadium.

Walthamstow Avenue Football Club is an English football club based in Walthamstow in London. Based at Green Pond Road, they played in dark and light blue hooped shirts, and light blue shorts. The club was established in 1900, and were one of the most successful amateur clubs in the country during the 1950s. The club ceased to exist in 1988 when it merged into Leytonstone/Ilford, who later became Redbridge Forest and merged with Dagenham to form Dagenham and Redbridge. They have since been revived as an amateur football club, currently playing in the Sunday Essex Corinthian League.

Walthamstow F.C. Association football club in England

Walthamstow Football Club are a football club from Walthamstow, in the London Borough of Waltham Forest who play in the Essex Senior League. They have played under a number of names and were known as Leyton Pennant up until the end of the 2002–03 season, and Waltham Forest until the end of the 2017-18 season.

Barkingside F.C. Association football club in England

Barkingside Football Club is a football club based in Barkingside, Greater London, England. The club are currently members of the Eastern Counties League Division One South and groundshare with Ilford at the Cricklefield Stadium.

Chelmsford City F.C. Association football club in Chelmsford, England

Chelmsford City Football Club is a football club based in Chelmsford, Essex, England. Currently members of the National League South, the sixth tier of English football, they play at the Melbourne Community Stadium.

Cheshunt F.C. Association football club in England

Cheshunt Football Club is a football club based in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, England. They are currently members of the Isthmian League Premier Division and play at Theobalds Lane.

Bishops Stortford F.C. Association football club in England

Bishop's Stortford Football Club is a football club based in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England. They are currently members of the Isthmian League Premier Division and play at Woodside Park.

Green Pond Road was a football stadium in Walthamstow, London and the home ground of Walthamstow Avenue until they merged with Leytonstone & Ilford to form Redbridge Forest, a precursor to Dagenham & Redbridge. The ground was often simply called The Green Pond or The Pond.

Briggs Sports Football Club was an English amateur association football club based in Dagenham, Essex.

The 2012–13 season was the 98th season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England.

The 1987–88 season was the 73rd season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England.

The 1988–89 season was the 74th season of the Isthmian League, which is an English football competition featuring semi-professional and amateur clubs from London, East and South East England.

The South Essex League was a football league that was held in Essex and East London.

References

  1. Leytonstone at the Football Club History Database
  2. "Divisions".
  3. "Full-Time League Administration | the Football Association".