BARROW TOWN FC

BARROW TOWN FC

After the Second World War, The Old Boys reformed in 1947 and following a public meeting at The Working Men's Club, entered the Leicestershire Senior League with immediate impact. They reached the semi-final of The Senior Cup but were beaten by Whitwick Colliery. The competition also included Leicester City Reserves.

In 1968/69 The Old Boys finished runners-up in Division 2 and were promoted to what was then Division 1. Managed by much respected local man Billy Williamson, they were also winners of The Loughborough Charity Cup and The Sileby Cup, (later renamed The Billy Williamson trophy in his honour). Soon after Barrow moved to their current headquarters at Riverside Park under the new title of Barrow Town.

The success of 68/69 was emulated by the team of 92/93 managed by two more local favourites Arthur Chadburn and Colin Sykes. This team gained promotion to the Premier Division as champions. The 94/95 season was a landmark in Barrow's history with a number of records being broken. Highest ever placings for the 1st and 2nd teams. Ian Hunter's haul of 61 league and cup goals. 119 goals scored, with an 18 game unbeaten run-in, culminating in being pipped to the Premiership title by one point. The team again consisted of the nucleus of the promotion winning side, under the same successful management team.

In recent years, the club has grown in stature and maintained their Premier Division status. Three times winners of The Loughborough Charity Cup, defeating Coalville 3-1 in 96/97, Ibstock 1-0 in 98/99 (the competition's centenary year), and under Richard Pitman defeating Shepshed Dynamo on penalties in 2000/1 after the teams were locked at 2-2 after extra time.

Riverside Park has undergone several improvements in recent years, most notably the addition of floodlighting for both the main pitch and training area; a new clubhouse and changing rooms; a 50 seater granstand; covered standing paddock; and new dugouts. The recent amalgamation of all junior, youth and senior teams, makes Barrow Town one of the largest football organisations in the county, that now caters for soccer from under eight to senior level.

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East Midlands Counties League » Premier Division

1 Thurnby Nirvana 34 79
2 Ellistown & Ibstock United 34 69
3 Blaby & Whetstone Athletic 35 66
4 Borrowash Victoria 33 66
5 Arnold Town 34 66
6 Stapenhill 33 65
7 St Andrews 33 62
8 Holwell Sports 35 61
9 Sutton Town AFC 34 58
10 Graham Street Prims 34 55
11 Bardon Hill 34 49
12 Gedling Miners Welfare 36 42
13 Holbrook Sports 34 32
14 Radford 36 32
15 Radcliffe Olympic 33 31
16 Greenwood Meadows 35 29
17 Anstey Nomads 35 24
18 Aylestone Park 35 21
19 Barrow Town 35 14

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