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Weymouth FC Club was founded on 26th August 1890

Statistics are courtesy of Nigel Biddlecombe.
If you can help Nigel in any way filling the gaps, please contact him via e-mail : Biddie@weymuff.com

1890-1891

Formed as a Junior Club on 21 August 1890 playing at Lodmoor
First fixture 24 September 1890 v Mr Popes XI at Lodmoor 2-0
Winners Dorset Junior Cup
Middleton Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1891-1892

Admission 3d
Winners Dorset Junior Cup
Winners Middleton Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1892-1893

Winners Dorset Junior Cup (received the Cup in perpetuity)
Winners Middleton Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)
Winners Dorset County Charity Cup (6-a-side)


1893-1894

Reclassified as a Senior Club
Moved to the Goldcroft Road ground, Westham
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Middleton Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)
Winners Dorset County Charity Cup (6-a-side)
First entered the FA Cup
Admission 3d Ladies Free First season ticket issued priced 5/-
First mention in press (Southern Times) of the nickname "Terra Cottas"

1895-1896

First entered the FA Amateur Cup

1896-1897

Dorset League formed. Weymouth enter the first competition finish 3rd
Winners Dorset County Charity Cup (6-a-side)

1897-1898

Weymouth took a 99-year lease on the Recreation Ground (then called the Athletic Ground)
Dorset League Champions
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)
Winners Dorset Junior Cup (reserves)

1898-1899

Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1899-1900

Dorset League Champions
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1902-1903

Dorset Senior Cup Winners
Winners Dorset County Charity Cup (6-a-side)

1904-1905

Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1905-1906

Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1906-1907

Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)
Winners Holmes Cup (6-a-side)

1907-1908

Admitted to Western League (Division 2) Finished 7th
Winners Holmes Cup (6-a-side)
Weymouth appoint TOMMY MORRIS as the club's first Manager

1908-1909

Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1909-1910

Weymouth FC declared to be semi-professional 33 players suspended for accepting payments
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1910-1911

The first team bar is opened alongside the main turnstiles at the Recreation Ground

1913-1914

Dorset League Champions
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)

1914-1919

Weymouth FC did not compete due to the Great War

1919-1920

Club reformed and joined the Dorset League
Opening game v HMS Erin (Fr) 13-09-1919 at the Rec. Won 2-0
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)
TOMMY MORRIS is reappointed Manager of the club

1920-1921

Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup

1921-1922

Club elected to the Western League
Winners Dorset League
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Winners Bennett Cup (6-a-side)
The Western League fixture at Horfield United is watched by 12 people! This
is the lowest recorded figure for any competitive match in which the club
have competed
22 March 1922 Tommy Morris resigns to take up an appointment at Swindon, team selection reverts to the club committee

1922-1923

Western League Champions
Dorset League Champions
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Winners Gerrish Cup (6-a-side)

1923-1924

Club turn professional and are elected to the Southern League
Dorset League Champions (Reserves)
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Winners Gerrish Cup (6-a-side)
A Supporters Club is formed for the first time
Billy Walker is appointed to the club's player-manager post

1924-1925

Western League Runners Up
Dorset League Champions (Reserves)
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup

1925-1926

Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Team selection reverts to the Club's Committee as Walker leaves


1927-1928

Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Club resign from the Southern League due to financial problems

1928-1929

Club reverts to Amateur status and enters the Western and Dorset League
Admission 1/- enclosure and 6d ground. 50% for "boys"

1930-1931

Club signs 3 players as "part time" professionals
The town council give permission for the club to wear the town badge on their shirts
Weymouth change their colour to white shirts, black shorts
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Dorset League Division 2 Champions (Reserves)

1931-1932

Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Gerrish Cup (6-a-side)

1932-1933

Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Winners Gerrish Cup (6-a-side)

1933-1934

Western League Champions
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
Winners Gerrish Cup (6-a-side)
Winners Dorset Junior Cup (Reserves)

1934-1935

Winners A'Court Shield
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Dorset League Champions (reserves)
Winners Dorset Junior Cup (reserves)

1935-1936

Western League Runners Up
Winners Gerrish Cup (6-a-side)

1936-1937

Western League Champions
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Dorset League Champions (reserves)

1937-1938

Western League Champions
Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup
Winners Gerrish Cup (6-a-side)


1938-1939

Winners Weymouth Hospital Cup

1939-1940

The club play one Western League fixture, beating Street 4-2 at home, and a single Dorset League fixture (reserves) which was drawn 1-1 at Kinson Utd before being disbanded due to the outbreak of the Second World War. The Recreation Ground is requisitioned by the War Office and does not get used for football except for a small number of exhibition matches are played

1947-1948

The club is reformed as a semi professional club and is accepted into the
Western League.
Western League Division 2 Runners Up
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
Billy Kingdon is appointed player-manager
The club's first few matches are played in red and white (Arsenal style strip) as the new Claret and Blue kit is awaited.


1948-1949

Dorset League Champions (reserves)
Winners Battle of Britain Cup (also known as the Devenish Cup)
11 December 1948 Weymouth v Yeovil FAC 1st Rd. 0-4 set the record attendance figure for the Recreation Ground of 12512. The gate money of £721 4/- is also a record, to that time.
1 July 1948 Paddy Gallagher is appointed player-manager when Kingdon resigns to concentrate on his business as a publican.

1949-1950

Weymouth are accepted into the Southern League
Winners Dorset Senior Cup (reserves)
Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
Winners Battle of Britain Cup (Devenish Cup) (reserves)
24 August 1949 Weymouth v Yeovil SL 1-4 sets the record league attendance figure at the Rec. of 10497.
Weymouth reach the 3rd Rd of the FA Cup losing 0-4 at Old Trafford against Manchester United.

1950-1951

Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
Winners Battle of Britain Cup (Devenish Cup) (reserves)
June 1950 Jack Taylor is appointed player-manager when Gallagher moves to Dundalk

1951-1952

Southern League Runners Up
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
Winners Battle of Britain Cup (Devenish Cup) (reserves)
Dorset League Division 2 Champions (colts)

1952-1953

Southern League Cup Runners Up
Winners Mark Frowde Cup (reserves)
Weymouth install floodlights
3 November 1952 Weymouth v Southampton First Floodlight match
19 July 1952 Willie Fagan is appointed player-manager as Taylor joins QPR

1953-1954

Western League Champions (reserves)
Winners Dorset Senior Cup (reserves)
Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
16 February 1954 Weymouth v FC Wein First foreign opposition to play the club

1954-1955

Southern League Runners Up
Winners Dorset Senior Cup

1955-1956

Winners Dorset Senior Cup (reserves)
Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
Fagan resigns to join the Prison Service and continues to play for the club on a part time basis, Arthur Coles takes over as manager, becoming the first manager appointed who was not a "player-manager".

1956-1957

Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Winner A'Court Shield

1957-1958

Winners Dorset Senior Cup (reserves)
Winners A'Court Shield (reserves)
Weymouth travel to play a Jersey XI, winning 5-1, thus making their first trip "abroad"

1958-1959

Winners A'Court Shield

1959-1960

Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Winners A'Court Shield
The club revert to wearing white shirts and black shorts

1960-1961

Winners Dorset Youth League Cup (youth)

1961-1962

Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Weymouth reached FA Cup 4th Rd and travelled to Preston North End. With the original game being abandoned through fog - after 20 minutes - the club were in the 5th Rd draw for the first (and only) time.
Frank O'Farrell becomes player-manager, on 20 June 1961, as Coles is sacked and joins Bath City.
1962-1963 Winners Mark Frowde Cup

1963-1964

Southern League Runners Up
Winners A'Court Shield
Applied to join the Football League, but just received one vote. 12 other teams were unsuccessful and York City, Southport, Barrow and Hartlepool United were all re-elected.

1964-1965

SOUTHERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Runners Up Southern League Cup
Winners Dorset Senior Cup (reserves)

1965-1966

SOUTHERN LEAGUE CHAMPIONS
Stan Charlton is appointed player-manager on 21 July 1965 after O'Farrell joins Torquay United.

1966-1967

Western Counties Floodlight League Champions
Winners Southern League Championship Match

1967-1968

Dorset Combination League Champions (Reserves)

1968-1969

Dorset Combination League Champions (Reserves)
The Andover tie in the Western Counties Floodlight League is watched by 30 spectators. This is the lowest recorded home attendance for a competitive match.

1970-1971 Runners Up Southern League Cup
The Terras begin a progressive move towards returning to a claret and blue strip, with several variations being used over the following seasons.

1972-1973

Winners Southern League Cup
Champions Western Counties Floodlight League
Charlton is sacked (May 72) and Graham William is appointed player-manager

1973-1974

Winners Western Counties Floodlight Cup
Applied to join the Football League, but just received one vote. 13 other teams were also unsuccessful and Swansea City, steapothorpe United, Darlington and Workington were all re-elected to the league.

1974-1975

Williams resigns to take up a post in the Middle East and Deitmar Bruck is
appointed Player-Manager

1976-1977

January 1977 Bruck is sacked (joining Redditch United) and Graham Carr, along with John Clarke, becomes caretaker (player) manager Graham Carr appointed to the manager's position on a 'solo' basis

1977-1978

Southern League Runners Up
Runners Up Southern League Cup
Winners Mark Frowde Cup

1978-1979

Carr resigns to join Dartford and is replaced by Stuart Morgan.

1979-1980

Weymouth were one of the founder members of the Alliance League
Runners Up Alliance League

1981-1982

Winners Bob Lord Trophy
Winners Western League Floodlight Cup

1982-1983

Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Weymouth reach the FA Cup 3rd Round losing to Cambridge Utd. 0-1 Weymouth players go on "strike" over expenses payments in January, the away game at Maidstone United is postponed when the majority of the team fail to arrive for the team coach.

1984-1985

Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Morgan leaves (Nov 1983) and the club appoint Brian Godfrey as manager

1985-1986

Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Mark Frowde Cup
Weymouth play their first ever competitive match "abroad" as they travel to Jersey to play St Pauls in the Dorset Senior Cup on 2 November 1985, winning 3-1.

1986-1987

Winners Western Counties Floodlight Cup
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Weymouth move from the Recreation Ground after 89 years, playing their final game there on 27 April 1987 against Sutton United in the GMVC
Godfrey is relieved of his duties, Stuart Bell becomes caretaker, then Stuart Morgan is re-appointed.

1987-1988

Runners Up General Motors Acceptance Cup
Weymouth move to the Wessex Stadium, playing their first fixture on 18 August 1987 against Taunton Town in the Western Counties Floodlight Cup.
Ron Greenwood opens the new ground, officially, prior to a celebration match against Manchester United, on 21 October 1987.
The attendance at the United game sets a ground record of 4904.

1988-1989

Weymouth finish bottom of the Conference and are relegated for the first time in the club's history, returning to the Southern Premier League.
13 January 1989 Morgan leaves "by mutual consent" and is replaced by John Impey who takes the post as caretaker until Gerry Gow is appointed.

1989-1990

Gow is dismissed in April 1990 and Paul Compton is appointed as player-manager

1990-1991

Weymouth are relegated to the Southern League (Southern Division)
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Compton's contract is cancelled in December 1990 and Len Drake takes the manager's post.

1991-1992

Weymouth return to the Southern League Premier Division as runners up in the Southern Division

1992-1993

Weymouth are relegated back to the Southern League (Southern Division)
Winners Dorset Senior Cup
26 October 1992 Drake is sacked and Willie Gibson takes a player-manager role in a caretaker capacity.
1 December 1992 Len Ashurst is appointed manager
Ashurst is sacked in April 1993 and replaced on 26 April by Bill Coldwell

1993-1994

Only 38 people are at Canterbury City to see Weymouth lose 1-2. This is the lowest (recorded) attendance in the club's history for a Southern League match.
Winners Dorset Youth League Cup (Youth)

1994-1995

11 September 1994 Coldwell is sacked and replaced by Trevor Senior and Willie Gibson who take charge in a caretaker role. Senior takes the role as player-manager in January 1995, but is sacked on 10th April 1995. He is replaced by a returning Graham Carr on 12 May 1995

1995-1996

Carr resigns in September 1995 and club chairman Matt McGowan takes the caretaker role, but then stays in the post.

1996-1997

Runners Up Doc Martens Cup

1997-1998

SOUTHERN LEAGUE (SOUTHERN DIVISION) CHAMPIONS
McGowan makes way for Neil Webb in July 1997. Webb resigns in September 1997 - for personal reasons - John Crabbe (Webb's assistant) appointed. Crabbe is sacked in December 1997. David Laws is appointed caretaker player-manager, immediately. Fred Davies is appointed to the manager's role before the end of December.


1998-1999

Winners Dorset Senior Cup

1999-2000

Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Winners Mark Frowde Cup
The ground attendance record (for a competitive match) is set on 28 November 1999 against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup at 4063
Davies resigns in October 1999, Andy Mason replaces him, initially on a caretaker basis then keeps the post.

2000-2001

Fred Davies is re-appointed as Director of Football, to assist Mason, on 2 October 2000

2001-2002

Winners Dorset Senior Cup
Wessex Combination League Champions (reserves)
Davies is sacked as Director of Football in November 2001 and is replaced by Des Bulpin takes the role with immediate effect. Bulpin is sacked in February 2002 and Mason continues in sole charge, until he is sacked in May 2002.

2002-2003

Geoff Butler is engaged as manager from May 2002, but is sacked a year later, on 7 May 2003.

2003-2004

Runners Up Southern League Premier Division
The crowd of 3734 that witnesses Weymouth beat Dorchester 8-0 on Boxing Day sets the record for the highest crowd for a league fixture at the Wessex Stadium
Steve Claridge is appointed as player-manager in June 2003

2004-2005

Weymouth are founder members of the National Conference (Southern Division)
Winners David Jose Cup
Winners Sammy McGowan Challenge Cup
Claridge is sacked following Weymouth's FA Cup defeat at Thame United on 19 October 2004. Paul Buckle and John Waldock (players) along with Gary Borthwick (coach) take over on a caretaking basis until the appointment of Steve Johnson in November 2004.

Johnson is sacked after indifferent results, on 15 March 2005. Initially Waldock and Borthwick, assisted by Roy O'Brien (player) take the caretaker role until Garry Hill is appointed on 22 March 2005.

2005-2006

Weymouth adopt full time professionalism on 3 July 2005

     
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