Lordswood

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Address Martyn Grove, North Dane Way, Chatham, Kent ME5 8YE
Website www.lordswoodfc.club
Founded 1968
Stadium Martyn Grove
Phone No. 01634 669138
Affiliated to: Kent FA

 

Matchday pass numbers: 251-256
Chairman: Terry Hussey
07739 961891
terry.hussey@live.co.uk
Secretary: Steve Lewis
01474 708233
07305 360305
slew1953@hotmail.co.uk
Correspondence address: Sunnybrook, Gorsewood Road, Hartley, Longfield, Kent DA3 7DF
Fixtures Secretary: John O'Halloran
01634 320946
07514 813315
johacs2003@yahoo.co.uk
Program Editor: Paul Caulfield
07966 603339
lordswoodfc@live.co.uk
Colours: Shirts: Orange; Shorts: Orange; Socks: Orange Keeper Shirt: Purple
Change strip: Shirts, Blue Shorts, Blue Socks: Blue ; Keeper Shirt: Grey
Manager: Darren Anslow
Midweek home games Tuesday
Brief Directions: From Junction 3 of M2 moterway follow signs for Walderslade and then Lordswood Leisure Centre. On arrival at the ground use the left hand car park.

Fixtures
3 Aug 2019 3:00 pm
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Squad
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LORDSWOOD - CLUB HISTORY

Lordswood FC were formed in 1968 and joined the Rochester and District League, where they won successive Divisions and Cups before finally ending up in the Premier Division. The club then applied, and was successful, in gaining entry into the Kent County League in 1981/82. The Lords soon made their mark at a higher standard of football and, within 5 years of joining, they again found themselves in the Senior Division. In June 1996, officials of Lordswood FC attended the Kent League AGM and made a successful application to join the Winstonlead Kent League (as it was known then).

Lordswood is situated in the Medway Towns where the club own their own ground and have continually improved their facilities over the years. The facilities include; Floodlights, a 123 seater stand, and hard standing/terracing around 3 sides of the ground. A brand new Boardroom was opened by Andy Hessenthaler when he brought his Gillingham side for a friendly in July 2003. This game brought a record gate of 600, and although Lordswood lost 5-0, two weeks later Gillingham beat Preston by the same scoreline, and so are in good company.

Lordswood's highest league position is 8th which was achieved in 2005/06. They have reached the Semi-Final of the Kent Senior Trophy 3 times, and the League Cup once. They have entered the FA Cup and FA Vase for the last 8 years, but have yet to get past the 1st Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and 1st Round of the Vase.

Lordswood's biggest win was against Erith Town with a 7-0 scoreline. The biggest defeat came against Folkestone Invicta away , 8-1.

Lordswood were Runners-Up in the Midweek League in 1998/99 when they lost 2-0 to St. Leonards, and the Reserve Team won the Floodlight Trophy in 2006/07

The 2012/13 season was Lordswood’s most successful ever, reaching the 4th round of the Carlsberg FA Vase (losing to the winners Spennymoor Town), and the semi-final of the Macron Premier Division Cup. Lordswood also finished runners-up of the Kent Senior Trophy narrowly losing 2-1 to Tunbridge Wells and finished a club best 5th place in the league.

The end of that season saw Jason Lillis depart to Whitstable Town along with a number of key players and the club was forced to rebuild once again.

James Collins came in to steady the ship at the end of the 2014/15 season and took the role permanently for the following season leading the Lords to their highest ever league finish of 4th.His achievement didn’t go unnoticed and he departed for Cray Valley.

Former player Richard Styles is now the current manager as Lordswood look to rebuild and push on once more.

2016/17 saw the club finish in 16th place but things were much better the following year when the Lords ended the Campaign in 8th. 2018/19 saw a 10th placed finish and the Lords will be looking for another top half finish as this next season gets underway.

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