July 15, 2020

Lymington Town FC

Football at its best.

History

History:The senior part of the Club can trace its roots back to 1876 when it started with a tent, balls, poles and flags – the minimum requirement in those far off days – and played on the site of the present ground. Little is recorded of the early years though they were long time members of the Hampshire League. In 1986, playing as Lymington FC, they became founder members of the Wessex League and two years later merged with Wellworthy Athletic, who were based in the town, and became AFC Lymington. The Club enjoyed considerable success in the 1990’s before moving to Fawcetts Field in New Milton in 1998 and amalgamating with the local Club to form Lymington and New Milton FC. However this merger was not to the liking of many of the local people and Lymington Town was formed with their base still at the Sports Ground. After something of a battle with theFootball Administration the Club were allowed into the Hampshire League Division Three with David Peach, a member of Southampton’s 1976 FA Cup winning side , as manager. Progression through the Leagues followed until acceptance into the Wessex League at the end of the 2003/04 season. They quickly reached the Premier Division and won the League Cup in 2007 and still remain at the top level.

Sprites: The junior and youth section was started as Lymington Sprites Youth FC in 1969 and is in its 50th season. See Attached Presentation night with David Peach (Saints – Southampton F.C. ).

FA Cup – Versus Exeter City – Saturday 22 Sep 2018

Watch highlights as sixth-tier Torquay United beat Lymington Town of the Wessex League Premier Division 7-0 in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

A famous day in the Clubs History