Erith & Belvedere Football Club

Erith & Belvedere Football Club

Erith & Belvedere Football Club

Park View Road, Welling DA16 1SY

Affiliated to the Kent County FA

Matchday pass numbers: 141-146 + 2x all games
Chairman: John McFadden
07932838891
Secretary & Fixtures Secretary: Alan Heath
07584 302210
csec.thederes@mail.com
Correspondence Address 111 Nightingale Vale, Woolwich, London, SE18 4EL
Program Editor: Alan Heath
07584 302210
csec.thederes@mail.com
Colours: Shirts: Blue/White 1/4; Shorts & Socks: Blue; Keeper Shirt: Purple
Change strip: Shirts: Red/White 1/4; Shorts & Socks: Red; Keeper Shirt: Pink
Manager: Owen Jones
07588098574
man.thederes@mail.com
Club website: erithandbelvederefc.clubbuzz.co.uk
Midweek home games: Tuesday
Ground Name: Park View Road
Brief Directions: Take the M25 to Junction 2. At the roundabout, take the A2 towards Central London. Leave the A2 at the third exit (Danson Interchange, signposted A221 to Bexleyheath and Sidcup). Turn right (second exit) at the roundabout at the end of the slip road, and then turn right (third exit) at the next roundabout. Go under the A2 Bridge and up the slope to another roundabout. Take the second exit and follow the road (Danson Road) to the traffic lights at the end. Turn left at the lights onto Park View Road. The ground is on the left. There is no car park, but plenty of street parking is available.

Erith & Belvedere - A History

The club was established in 1922 as part of a restructure of Belvedere & District, which had been formed in 1918.[2] Belvedere & District had joined Division Two West of the Kent League in 1919, but left the league at the end of the 1920–21 season.[3] The new club joined the Kent League for the 1922–23 season and were placed in Division One.[4] In 1923–24 they reached the final of the FA Amateur Cup, losing 3–0 to Clapton at the Den. However, the season also saw them win the Kent Amateur Cup.[2]

After finishing third in 1928–29,[3] Erith & Belvedere joined the Premier Division of the London League, the club's reserves having played in Division One of the league since 1923. However, both teams left the league at the end of the 1929–30 season, with the first team returning to Division One of the Kent League.[3] In 1937–38 they reached the FA Amateur Cup final again, losing 1–0 to Bromley at the Den.[5] During World War II they played in the South-East Combination, winning the league and League Cup double and the Kent Senior Cup in 1941–42.[2]

After the war Erith & Belvedere won the London Senior Cup in 1945 and were founder members of the Corinthian League for the 1945–46 season.[5] They won the league's Memorial Shield three times in row between 1947–48 and 1949–50 and were league runners-up in 1962–63 but the league disbanded at the end of the season and together with most other teams in the league, they became members of the new Division One of the Athenian League. They were Division One runners-up in 1970–71, missing out on the title on goal average, and were promoted to the Premier Division. They went on to win the League Cup in 1973–74.[2] After finishing second-from-bottom of the (now single division) Athenian League in 1977–78, the club returned to the Kent League.

Erith & Belvedere were Division One champions in 1981–82, earning promotion to the Southern Division of the Southern League.[5] They remained in the division until being moved to the Eastern Division in 1999. After several seasons of struggling, the club dropped back into to the Kent League in 2005. In 2012–13 they were league champions; going into the final match they needed to win and better VCD Athletic's result by a margin of five goals. A 7–1 win secured the title and promotion to Division One North of the Isthmian League.[2] However, the following season saw them finish bottom of the division, resulting in relegation back to the Kent League, now renamed the Southern Counties East League.[5] In 2016–17 they finished bottom of the league's Premier Division and were relegated to Division One.

2017-18 saw the club come runners-up in the London FA Senior Cup and end in 4th place in a League Table which saw the top three promoted.