FORMED
1893
MANAGER
Steve Sargent / Matty Freeman
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IRCHESTER SPORTS CLUB
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Club Name: Irchester United
Ground: IRCHESTER SPORTS CLUB
Address: ALFRED STREET,IRCHESTER,NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Postcode: NN29 7DR
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Twitter: @IRCHUTDFC
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Secretary: GLYNN COTTER
Chairman: Geoff Cotter
Manager: Steve Sargent / Matty Freeman
Programme Editor: David Cockings
County Affiliation: Northamptonshire County FA
Year Formed: 1893
Record Attendance: 0
Previous Leagues:
Current Division: United Counties League, Division One
Club History

The club was formed as Irchester Excelsior in 1885, changing its name to United two years later. In 1980 the club underwent another name change following a merger with Wellingborough Eastfield to overcome a player shortage. In 1990 a return to the more traditional United name was made.



In the early years the club played at "The Boundleys", changing at the Working Mens Club. The present Alfred Street ground was first used in 1921 although it was ploughed up during the war. The club resumed football at the Recreation Ground before going back to Alfred Street in 1952.



The Roman's first success of note came in 1929 when they won the first of a record nine Rushden & District League titles. A year later the championship was retained with further success in the Northants Junior Cup and Irchester Charity Cup, which the Romans won on ten occasions up to 1961.



The Northants League 2nd Division was won in 1931 and 1932 before Irchester briefly competed in the semi-professional 1st Division. In 1936 they returned to the Rushden League, winning it as the reserves had done in 1933 and 1934, when they also won the Northants Junior Cup.



In the post war era more success followed as the Romans won the Junior Cup in 1949 and carried off four Rushden League titles between 1947 and 1957.



Irchester returned to the UCL in 1969 and won promotion to Division One in 1974. Highlights since have included Northants Junior Cup success in 1976, runners up in the same competition seven years later and a superb run in the first open Knockout Cup in 1981-82, three Premier scalps claimed en route to a semi-final defeat at Stamford.



The nineties saw the Romans struggle but in 2003 they enjoyed their best seasons in almost thirty Division One campaigns under Bob Reed & John Dower, narrowly missing out on the title and eventually finishing third. The success helped drive the club forward from a facilities perspective, with floodlights installed at the Alfred Street ground in the summer of 2005.



After a series of lowly finishes, the appointment of Daren Young as manager in 2009 revitalised the club and the Division One title was won in 2009-10. Ground improvements saw the Romans promoted to the Premier Division, briefly topping the table in September 2010 for the first time in the clubs history. After 3 seasons in the top flight the club returned to Division One for the 2013-14 season.



Now under the stewardship of Steve Sargent & Matty Freeman, the club reached the first round proper of the FA Vase for the first time in 2014.

Match Day
Ground: IRCHESTER SPORTS CLUB
Address: ALFRED STREET,IRCHESTER,NORTHAMPTONSHIRE
Postcode: NN29 7DR
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Directions: From A509 Wellingborough/Newport Pagnell Road, Past Little Irchester, Turn Left at Roundabout into Gipsy Lane to Irchester. Left at Mini Roundabout onto Wollaston Road. Third Left into Alfred Street
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