Friday, 6 August 2010

Congleton Town FC (England)

Congleton Town are from the grand old Cheshire market town of Congleton, and were founded back in 1901. They currently play in the North West Counties Football League Premier Division - the ninth level of the English game - but have played in practically every league in the Cheshire and Macclesfield area, winning five of them... these being the Cheshire County League Div 2, Mid Cheshire League Champions, Macclesfield & District League, North Staffs & District League and the Crewe & District League. So as you can see, they like to move about a bit.

The Bears have made the first round of the FA Cup on only the one occasion, when they lost 2-0 away to Crewe in 1989. They play at the 5000 capacity Booth Street ground, although their highest ever gate came when Macclesfield Town payed them a visit in the Cheshire County League in 1953 - no one's entirely sure how many people squeezed in, but they stopped counting at 7000.

These days though the gates are a bit lower, and averaged at 113 over the season in 2008/09. However, we're quite sure that if their old Cheshire County League mates Macclesfield came to pay them a visit that they could get near to filling the old place again. Although we'd hope that they've got a bit better at counting since the last time...

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