Mole Valley SCR

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Chairman and Life President Alan Salmon founded SCR F.C in 1978, when the club began life as INRAD FC, based in Carshalton. The club entered a new era when Alan moved to Sutton and arranged sponsorship with his new neighbour, CENTRE 21 FC was born. This era saw the club running one Saturday side, three Sunday sides and three Youth sides. Centre 21's sponsorship continued until the club's youth players were no longer under 21 years old.

The club again sought new a identity, SUTTON COMMON ROAD FC was formed and subsequently abbreviated to SCR FC. Since then the club has had five major sponsors whose names have been incorporated into the clubs affiliated name: SCR PLOUGH (twice), SCR GRAPES, next the club's longest sponsor SCR LITTEN TREE (7 years) & finally SCR Kingfisher, Ewell with whom we started our venture in Saturday football in 2004/05 until the then landlord Andy Coxs' departure.

It was at this point that the club took the decision to revert back to using the SCR name alone, feeling that as they strove for continued promotion they needed to disassociate ourselves with the pub team image. That said the club did take sponsorship form the Fox & Hounds public house in Carshalton for the Sat first team in 2006/07, but the decision was made that the pub name would not be incorporated into the affiliated name, for the above reason.

The club entered yet another new era for the season 07/08, with the introduction of a third Saturday side co run by Alex Avis & Tony Williams and the 1st team moved to the Middlesex County FL (and a name change SUTTON COMMON ROVERS) in the pursuit of combined Counties football, having made an unsuccessful application from the Surrey South Eastern Combination at the end of season 2006/07 having finished joint top (3rd on goal difference by 1 goal).

Harry Barrett continued to run the 1st Surrey South Eastern Combination side until Feb 2008 when several personal factors meant unfortunately he had to step down. This paved the way for John Waddingham & Ben Jeffcoate to take the reigns as caretaker managers.

During this shake up several additional changes took place in 2007/8 season, Alex moved in a new temporary role as 1st team assistant and within the team Sunday management the arrival our the youngest of the Salmons, Justin taking over jointly the 1st team with Dave Newbury. Stephen Snowdon & Alan Reed continued for the 4th season at the helm of the Sunday 2nd team. A third place finish in the Middlesex County League Premier division in 07/08 meant that the clubs promotion to the CCL was not assured but months of hard work & determination from the management team SCR eventually secured a place within the league constituation for the clubs 1st time in their 30 year history at the league AGM in June 2008.

The club also took the decision to take their reserve team into the CCL.

2008 also saw the latest name change of the club, this time with the inclusion of 'Mole Valley' to form the new name Mole Valley SCR F.C. reflecting the area in which they played.

The first season in the Combined Counties league saw the side finish in 4th spot in the league, missing out on promotion to the Premier Division, by one goal.

In 2009 the club was forced to move from its shared ground in Mole Valley and currently groundshares with Cobham FC.

The 2009/10 season saw the club win the Combined Counties League Division 1 and earn promotion to the Premier Division for the first time in the clubs history. The season also saw the side make its FA Vase debut, when winning 2-1 at Guildford City (although the side lost 1-0 at home to Beckenham Town the next round). The club also featured in its first ever county cup final, narrowly losing the Surrey Premier Cup Final to Sutton Utd Reserves 5-3 on penalties, after the match had finished 1-1 after extra time.

2010/11 again saw the club compete in the Combined Counties Premier Division, and make their debuts in both the FA Cup (a disappointing 5-0 loss to Chertsey Town) and in the Surrey Senior Cup (a 4-1 defeat against Egham Town) and another disappointing cup loss came in the FA Vase against Banstead Athletic (3-2).

On the league front the season was a success with the side consolidating in an excellent 8th spot, in their first season in the Premier Division, and reaching the semi final of the EL Records Premier Challenge Cup - where they turned in one of their worst performance of the season en route to a 2-1 extra time defeat against Wembley.

The reserves under James Cameron sealed a memorable season with a cup and league double.

2011/12 was to date far and away the most disappointing season in our short Saturday Senior football history. The 1’s lost the sum total of 18 players and despite a frantic rebuilt, lost the first 14 competitive games of the season before a creditable run in the dying months was not sufficient to avoid the drop back to Division One and the reserves playing in the Suburban league finished below half way in the table but respectfully so given the step up in class under the joint guidance of Eric Howard and Luke Tuffs, both previously of Cove FC.

Goals for the 2012/13 season were to once again be competitive, hope to achieve a top half of the table finish, and ensure at the very least that the club would once again appear in the FA Cup.

Boosted some important signings, the team went on an unbeaten 20 game run in the league, starting in December and going through to the end of the season. Phil Page was the Division 1 top goalscorer (and the team scored in all but one league game), whilst at the other end, an astonishing 17 clean sheets were kept.

The Reserves, made up of mainly teenagers and a few older heads finished 7th in the Surrey Elite League Reserve Division.

With the U17’s winning the Tandridge & District league cup, and finishing runners up in the league, and 16 other sides regular taking the field, the future is bright.

The Youth section also achieved FA Charter Standard Status

The 2013/14 season sees several managerial changes, with former player Nemo Adams replacing Justin Salmon as Darren’s assistant, whilst Micky Arnold takes over the reigns of the Reserves, in place of Mick Edwards (who will remain as Reserves match day secretary).

The club will also continue to be sponsored by Adrian Farley & Associates

Senior Honours

Combined Counties Division 1 Runners Up 2012/13
Combined Counties Reserve Division champions 2010/11
RPM Reserve Challenge Cup winners 2010/11
Combined Counties Division 1 Champions 2009/10
Surrey Premier Cup Runners Up 2009/10
Lemon Recordings Division 1 Challenge Cup Runners Up 2008/09

Colts Honours

U17 Tandridge & District League Cup Winners 2012/13
U17 Tandridge & District Division A Runners Up 2012/13
U9 Surrey Youth League Invitation Cup Winners 2011/12

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League Tables

Combined Counties Premier Division

1 South Park 38 95
2 Camberley Town 38 82
3 Epsom & Ewell 37 75
4 Westfield 38 67
5 Cove 38 66
6 Windsor 37 60
7 Hartley Wintney 36 58
8 Wembley 36 58
9 Hanworth Villa 37 54
10 Raynes Park Vale 37 54
11 Frimley Green 38 53
12 Molesey 37 52
13 Badshot Lea 38 48
14 Colliers Wood Utd 39 46
15 Farnham Town 36 46
16 Croydon 38 46
17 Bedfont Sports 39 41
18 Mole Valley SCR 38 40
19 Ash Utd 39 37
20 Horley Town 37 35
21 Alton Town 41 34
22 Chessington & Hook Utd 36 29