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WIMBORNE TOWN


1957-58   Founder members of Dorset Combination
1958      Left Dorset Combination
1973-74   Rejoined Dorset Combination
1976      Left Dorset Combination
1981-82   Joined Western League Division One
1986-87   One point deducted
1987-88   Joined Wessex League
1991-92   Wessex League Champions
          F.A. Vase Winners
1992-93   Wessex League runner-up
1993-94   Wessex League Champions (2nd time)
1996-97   Wessex League runner-up
1999-00   Wessex League Champions (3rd time) (on goal difference)
2003-04   Wessex League runner-up
2006-07   Division One renamed Premier Division
2009-10   Wessex League runner-up (on goal difference)
2010-11   Joined Southern League Division One South & West

SEASON    LEAGUE     P    W    D    L    F    A    P      POS

1957-58   DORSET                                          ?/??

1973-74   DORSET                                          ?/??
1974-75   DORSET                                          ?/??
1975-76   DORSET                                          ?/??

1981-82   WEST-1    36   19    9    8   67   35   47      4/19
1982-83   WEST-1    36   17    9   10   74   51   43      7/19
1983-84   WEST-1    40   14   10   16   51   60   38     10/21
1984-85   WEST-1    42   26    7    9   81   37   59      3/22
1985-86   WEST-1    42   18   13   11   77   51   49      4/22
1986-87   WEST-1    42   23    6   13   96   58   51 *    5/22
1987-88   WESSEX    36   17    8   11   68   53   59      6/19
1988-89   WESSEX    32   14    6   12   59   55   48      6/17
1989-90   WESSEX    36   20    8    8   83   48   68      4/19
1990-91   WESSEX    38   22    4   12   80   45   70      5/20
1991-92   WESSEX    36   25    5    6   82   37   80      1/19
1992-93   WESSEX    40   30    5    5  101   27   95      2/21
1993-94   WESSEX    42   34    5    3  126   41  107      1/22
1994-95   WESSEX    42   22   14    6  102   52   80      4/22
1995-96   WESSEX    40   20    6   14   85   61   66      6/21
1996-97   WESSEX    40   26    7    7   97   42   85      2/21
1997-98   WESSEX    38   18    9   11   89   63   63      7/20
1998-99   WESSEX    38   18   14    6   81   34   68      6/20
1999-00   WESSEX    40   32    4    4  126   33  100      1/21
2000-01   WESSEX    44   28    9    7  111   52   93      3/23
2001-02   WESSEX    44   21   14    9   82   53   77      8/23
2002-03   WESSEX    42   26    7    9  113   44   85      4/22
2003-04   WESSEX    42   31    6    5  105   45   99      2/22
2004-05   WESSEX-1  42   20   12   10   82   53   72      7/22
2005-06   WESSEX-1  42   15   10   17   60   61   55     12/22
2006-07   WESSEX-P  38   19   10    9   82   54   67      6/20
2007-08   WESSEX-P  44   30    6    8  125   33   96      3/23
2008-09   WESSEX-P  42   26    9    7  115   41   87      4/22
2009-10   WESSEX-P  42   29    4    9  113   43   91      2/22
2010-11   SOUTH-1SW 40   10    5   25   45   81   35     19/21
2011-12   SOUTH-1SW 40    8   11   21   50   77   35     19/21
2012-13   SOUTH-1SW 42   15   10   17   59   60   55     12/22
2013-14   SOUTH-1SW 42   16    7   19   78   70   55     13/22
2014-15   SOUTH-1SW 42   18    7   17   71   68   61     13/22
2015-16   SOUTH-1SW


A brief history of the club:

Wimborne Town Football Club was formed in 1878 and originally catered for soccer and rugby. In 1884 the South Hampshire and Dorset Football Association was formed with Wimborne as one of the founder members.

Three years later the club became a founder member of the Dorset County Football Association. The club's first success came in 1913 when they won the Dorset Minor Cup for the only time in their history. A year later they were runners up in the Dorset Junior Challenge Cup.

The thirties were a triumphant period in Wimborne's history as they carried off the Dorset League Division Two Championship three times and finished runners-up on a further occasion.

The Magpies were runners-up in Dorset League Division One in 1939. This period also proved successful for Wimborne in cup competitions. The Dorset Junior Challenge Cup was won twice in three final appearances and the Magpies also enjoyed four Dorset Junior Amateur Cup victories in five seasons between 1935 and 1939.

Wimborne's first senior honour came in 1937 with the Dorset Senior Amateur Cup but this turned out to be the last honour for some while and it was not until 1964 that this success was repeated.

After another lean spell, this time 17 years, Wimborne won the Dorset League Division One Championship without losing a match. The reserve team retained the championship the following season.

In 1981, following the installation of floodlights and the construction of a permiter wall and new changing rooms at their Cuthbury ground, Wimborne were admitted to the First Division of the Western League.

They immediately established themselves among the leading clubs, just losing out on third spot to local rivals Swanage on goal difference. The 1984/85 season saw Wimborne's most successful in the Western League when they finished in third place, this time ahead of Swanage on goal difference.

In 1987, Wimborne joined the Wessex League. They have competed in this competition now for 15 seasons, during which time they have never finished outside the top eight.

Wimborne have won the championship on three occasions, in 1991/92, 1993/94 and 1999/2000 and twice finished runners up, in 1992/93 and 1996/97. Wimborne have also reached the Dorset League Cup Final on four occasions.

The Magpies entered FA Cup competitions for the first time in 1982/83. Their first tilt at the FA Cup brought them their best run to date, when defeats of Bridport, Falmouth Town, St Blazey, Bath City and Merthyr Tydfil earned Wimborne a visit to Aldershot, then a football league side.It was the First Round Proper, but sadly for the brave Dorset side, the professionals ran out 4-0 victors.

Prior to 1992, Wimborne Town's best performances in the FA Vase brought them Third Round appearances on three occasions. However, that was all eclipsed in 1992, when the club enjoyed an epic run to the Wembley final where they defeated favourites Guisley 5-3 to lift the trophy.In so doing, Wimborne Town became the first ever Dorset club at any level to contest a Wembley final. During the same historic season, Wimborne also won the Dorset Senior Challenge Cup and the Wessex League Championship to complete a unique treble of trophies.



F.A. CUP



1982-83   PRE   BRIDPORT                            A    3-2
          1Q    FALMOUTH TOWN                       A    2-1
          2Q    ST BLAZEY                           H    3-2
          3Q    BATH CITY                           H    1-0
          4Q    MERTHYR TYDFIL                      H    1-0
          1     ALDERSHOT                           A    0-4
1983-84   1Q    FOREST GREEN ROVERS                 A    0-6
1984-85   1Q    PAULTON ROVERS                      A    4-0
          2Q    FROME TOWN                          H    1-3
1985-86   PRE   WESTON SUPER MARE                   H    2-5
1986-87   1Q    CLANDOWN                            H    2-2
          1Qr   CLANDOWN                            A    2-1
          2Q    CHIPPENHAM TOWN                     H    1-1
          2Qr   CHIPPENHAM TOWN                     A    1-0
          3Q    A F C TOTTON                        A    0-0
          3Qr   A F C TOTTON                        H    1-0
          4Q    BOGNOR REGIS TOWN                   H    2-5
1987-88   1Q    MELKSHAM TOWN                       A    3-1
          2Q    OXFORD CITY                         H    2-1
          3Q    YEOVIL TOWN                         H    0-4
1988-89   1Q    WESTON SUPER MARE                   H    3-5
1989-90   PRE   SWANAGE TOWN & HERSTON              H    0-2
1990-91   PRE   BIDEFORD                            H    3-2
          1Q    LISKEARD ATHLETIC                   A    2-5
1991-92   1Q    WEYMOUTH                            H    1-2
1992-93   PRE   BOURNEMOUTH                         H    1-1
          PREr  BOURNEMOUTH                         A    3-1
          1Q    NEWPORT I O W                       A    3-2
          2Q    BASHLEY                             A    1-3
1993-94   PRE   WESTBURY UNITED                     H    5-0
          1Q    POOLE TOWN                          A    0-0
          1Qr   POOLE TOWN                          H    2-0
          2Q    THAME UNITED                        A    3-2
          3Q    WATERLOOVILLE                       H    0-1
1994-95   1Q    THAME UNITED                        A    0-0
          1Qr   THAME UNITED                        H    3-3
          1Qr   THAME UNITED                        A    1-3
1995-96   PRE   BOURNEMOUTH                         A    4-0
          1Q    DORCHESTER TOWN                     A    2-2
          1Qr   DORCHESTER TOWN                     H    0-2
1996-97   PRE   ANDOVER                             H    1-1
          PREr  ANDOVER                             A    1-0
          1Q    COVE                                H    5-0
          2Q    WITNEY TOWN                         A    1-2
1997-98   PRE   FALMOUTH TOWN                       H    3-2
          1Q    ODD DOWN                            A    4-1
          2Q    TIVERTON TOWN                       A    1-11
1998-99   1Q    FALMOUTH TOWN                       A    1-3
1999-00   1Q    TORRINGTON                          A    2-0
          2Q    NEWPORT COUNTY                      A    1-1
          2Qr   NEWPORT COUNTY                      H    0-3
2000-01   EP    BRIDPORT                            H    2-0
          PRE   WESTON SUPER MARE                   A    1-2
2001-02   PRE   TUFFLEY ROVERS                      A    5-2
          1Q    BIDEFORD                            A    0-1
2002-03   PRE   DAWLISH TOWN                        A    3-0
          1Q    WESTON SUPER MARE                   A    1-3
2003-04   PRE   ELMORE                              A    3-1
          1Q    BACKWELL UNITED                     A    4-1
          2Q    MANGOTSFIELD UNITED                 A    0-3
2004-05   PRE   YATE TOWN                           H    1-2
2005-06   EP    SLIMBRIDGE                          A    1-0
          PRE   CHARD TOWN                          A    0-0
          PREr  CHARD TOWN                          H    2-0
          1Q    CIRENCESTER TOWN                    A    3-5
2006-07   EP    WELTON ROVERS                       A    0-2
2007-08   EP    STREET                              A    5-2
          PRE   BRISLINGTON                         A    5-0
          1Q    CLEVEDON TOWN                       A    0-4
2008-09   EP    DAWLISH TOWN                        A    0-0
          EPr   DAWLISH TOWN                        H    3-2
          PRE   ODD DOWN                            A    2-0
          1Q    TIVERTON TOWN                       H    0-1
2009-10   EP    RADSTOCK TOWN                       A    1-0
          PRE   SHERBORNE TOWN                      H    2-1
          1Q    CLEVEDON TOWN                       A    2-4
2010-11   PRE   BIDEFORD                            A    2-1
          1Q    SHERBORNE TOWN                      H    1-3
2011-12   PRE   GODALMING TOWN                      H    1-2
2012-13   PRE   FAREHAM TOWN                        H    0-1
2013-14   PRE   HAMWORTHY UNITED                    H    1-3
2014-15   PRE   A F C ST AUSTELL                    H    3-2
          1Q    FROME TOWN                          A    0-2
2015-16   PRE   COWES SPORTS                        A    5-0
          1Q    WITHERIDGE                          H    3-2
          2Q    BLACKFIELD & LANGLEY                H    1-6

F.A. TROPHY

2010-11   PRE   GOSPORT BOROUGH                     H    2-1
          1Q    BANBURY UNITED                      A    1-1
          1Qr   BANBURY UNITED                      H    1-3
2011-12   PRE   SHOLING                             H    0-2
2012-13   PRE   CLEVEDON TOWN                       A    2-2
          PREr  CLEVEDON TOWN                       H    3-0
          1Q    BANBURY UNITED                      A    1-1
          1Qr   BANBURY UNITED                      H    3-3    Wimborne Town won 6-5 on penalties
          2Q    MERTHYR TOWN                        H    1-5
2013-14   PRE   MARLOW                              H    3-5
2014-15   PRE   GODALMING TOWN                      H    3-2
          1Q    DORCHESTER TOWN                     A    3-1
          2Q    NORTHWOOD                           H    2-1
          3Q    A F C HORNCHURCH                    H    1-2
          1     OXFORD CITY                         H    0-3
2015-16   PRE   LARKHALL ATHLETIC                   A    1-3

F.A. VASE



1982-83   PRE   OTTERY ST MARY                      H    2-1
          1     EXMOUTH TOWN                        H    1-2
1983-84   PRE   BROCKENHURST                        A    1-6
1984-85   PRE   PEGASUS JUNIORS                     A    2-1
          1     CIRENCESTER TOWN                    H    2-1
          2     ROMSEY TOWN                         H    1-0
          3     OLD GEORGIANS                       A    0-1
1985-86   PRE   AVON BRADFORD                       A    3-2
          1     THATCHAM TOWN                       A    1-2
1986-87   PRE   WELTON ROVERS                       A    2-0
          1     ODD DOWN                            A    1-0
          2     EASTLEIGH                           A    1-1
          2r    EASTLEIGH                           H    3-0
          3     FALMOUTH TOWN                       H    2-3
1987-88   PRE   GLASTONBURY                         H    2-1
          1     MORETON TOWN                        H    1-3
1988-89   PRE   TRURO CITY                          A    1-2
1989-90   PRE   SUPERMARINE                         A    1-0
          1     NEWPORT I O W                       H    2-1
          2     NEWBURY TOWN                        H    0-2
1990-91   PRE   WARMINSTER TOWN                     A    2-0
          1     NEWPORT I O W                       H    1-0
          2     MANGOTSFIELD UNITED                 A    4-1
          3     YATE TOWN                           A    3-5
1991-92   1     MANGOTSFIELD UNITED                 A    2-1
          2     CHARD TOWN                          H    5-2
          3     HORSHAM                             H    1-0
          4     HASTINGS TOWN                       H    3-3
          4r    HASTINGS TOWN                       A    2-1
          5     NEWCASTLE TOWN                      A    1-1
          5r    NEWCASTLE TOWN                      H    1-0
          QF    DISS TOWN                           A    0-0
          QFr   DISS TOWN                           H    1-0
          SF1   BAMBER BRIDGE                       A    0-0
          SF2   BAMBER BRIDGE                       H    2-0
          F     GUISELEY                            N    5-3    @ Wembley
1992-93   2     ALMONDSBURY PICKSONS                H    1-4
1993-94   2     WELTON ROVERS                       A    1-0
          3     CLEVEDON TOWN                       A    4-3
          4     HALSTEAD TOWN                       A    5-1
          5     ALDERSHOT TOWN                      A    0-1
1994-95   2     TORRINGTON                          H    4-2
          3     BARNSTAPLE TOWN                     H    1-4
1995-96   1     OLD GEORGIANS                       H    2-1
          2     TORRINGTON                          H    1-2
1996-97   1     A F C LYMINGTON                     A    2-0
          2     BACKWELL UNITED                     H    5-1
          3     THATCHAM TOWN                       A    1-4
1997-98   1     MELKSHAM TOWN                       A    6-4
          2     GOSPORT BOROUGH                     H    3-1
          3     TIVERTON TOWN                       H    0-4
1998-99   1     MELKSHAM TOWN                       A    1-3
1999-00   1Q    WARMINSTER TOWN                     H    7-0
          2Q    HARROW HILL                         A    3-1
          1     CHIPPENHAM TOWN                     H    1-3
2000-01   1     A F C NEWBURY                       H    2-0
          2     BRISLINGTON                         A    2-1
          3     EAST THURROCK UNITED                H    3-2
          4     CLITHEROE                           H    2-4
2001-02   2     LYMINGTON & NEW MILTON              A    2-1
          3     TAUNTON TOWN                        H    1-2
2002-03   1     MINEHEAD TOWN                       H    4-0
          2     BITTON                              A    1-2
2003-04   1Q    CHARD TOWN                          H    4-1
          2Q    FALMOUTH TOWN                       H    5-1
          1     BISHOPS CLEEVE                      H    2-3
2004-05   1     CULLOMPTON RANGERS                  A    4-0
          2     BACKWELL UNITED                     A    0-4
2005-06   2Q    SHEPTON MALLET                      H    3-0
          1     RADSTOCK TOWN                       H    3-1
          2     HIGHWORTH TOWN                      A    1-0
          3     BISHOPS CLEEVE                      H    4-1
          4     LEAMINGTON                          A    3-2
          5     PICKERING TOWN                      H    1-2
2006-07   2     ILFRACOMBE TOWN                     A    3-2
          3     CHALFONT ST PETER                   A    2-0
          4     GLASSHOUGHTON WELFARE               H    4-2
          5     STREET                              H    4-0
          QF    A F C TOTTON                        A    1-2
2007-08   2     HALLEN                              H    3-2
          3     BIDEFORD                            A    0-1
2008-09   1     SHAFTESBURY [DORSET]                A    3-0
          2     WOOTTON BASSETT TOWN                H    4-0
          3     LARKHALL ATHLETIC                   A    1-3
2009-10   1     GILLINGHAM TOWN                     H    6-1
          2     DAWLISH TOWN                        A    1-3

We acknowledge the F.C.H.D. in using this information.