Newmarket Town Football Club
Newmarket Town F.C. is an English football club based in Newmarket, Suffolk. The club are currently members of the Premier Division of the Eastern Counties League and play at Cricket Field Road. The club is affiliated to the Suffolk County FA.
The club was formed on 22 November 1877, and played their first game against Pembroke College. They initially played on the heath, until moving to Cricket Field Road in 1885; the first game at the new pitch was played on 21 October 1885 versus Bury School.
In 1920 the club won the Cambridgeshire Senior League and the Cambridgeshire Senior Cup. They moved into the Bury and District League, which they won in 1926–27. The club then moved into the Suffolk and Ipswich League, winning the title in 1931–32, 1932–33 and 1933–34, and picking up the Suffolk Senior Cup the following season.
In 1937 the club was admitted to the Eastern Counties League. The club finished bottom during the 1937–38 season, but was not demoted, as the league was expanded from 10 to 13 clubs. During World War II, Stan Mortensen, later of England and Blackpool fame, played for the club as a guest player.
Following the war, the club finished bottom for five consecutive seasons, and eventually left the league at the end of the 1951–52 season, in which they had lost all 34 matches and finished with a goal difference of -151. They dropped into the Peterborough and District League. After winning it in 1957–58, they returned to the ECL in 1959.
During the 1990s the club saw a period of success in the Suffolk Premier Cup, winning the trophy in 1994, 1995, 1996 and 1999. During 2007 the club was managed by former Cambridge United player John Taylor, but they were relegated at the end of the 2007–08 season. In 2008–09 the club won Division One, and were promoted back to the Premier Division. In 2011–12 they were relegated back to Division One. In 2012–13 they finished second in Division One and were promoted to the Premier Division.
In line with excellent facilities being installed during the close-season of 2016, Newmarket Computer Services was enlisted for help in re-designing and modernising the existing website to better promote the club and its facilities.
The full and updated website is viewable at www.newmarkettownfc.co.uk