Golcar United
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Full nameGolcar United Football Club
Founded1904
GroundLongfield Avenue, Golcar
ChairmanPeter Gledhill
ManagerAshley Connor & Gavin Connor
LeagueNorthern Counties East League Premier Division
2021–22North West Counties League Division One North, 3rd of 19 (promoted via play-offs)

Golcar United Football Club is a football club based in Golcar, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. They are currently members of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division and play at Longfield Avenue.

History

Founded in 1904, the club initially played in the Huddersfield & District League.[1] They joined the West Riding County Amateur League in 1934 and were runners-up in their first season in the league.[2] After finishing bottom of the table in 1937–38, the club left the league.[2]

Golcar won the West Riding County Challenge Cup in 2000–01,[3] and were Premier Division runners-up in 2003–04. The following season saw them win the West Riding County Amateur League title.[4] They were runners-up in 2014–15, and champions in 2017–18.[5] They retained the league title the following season, and were promoted to Division One North of the North West Counties League.[6] In 2021–22 they finished third in the league, qualifying for the promotion play-offs. After beating AFC Blackpool in the semi-final, they defeated Holker Old Boys in the final to earn promotion to the Premier Division.[7]

Ground

The club moved to their Longfield Avenue ground in 1955,[1] where the pitch had a noticeable side-to-side slope.[8] Following their promotion to the North West Counties League, floodlights were installed, and were used for the first time on 8 October when the club defeated local rivals Shelley 1–0 in a league match in front of 556 spectators.[9] A 100-seat stand was erected in March 2020.[10]

Honours

Records

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Golcar United: History North West Counties League
  2. ^ a b West Riding County Amateur League 1922–1939 Non-League Matters
  3. ^ 2013/14 Handbook West Riding County Amateur League
  4. ^ West Riding County Amateur League 2002–2012 Non-League Matters
  5. ^ Golcar United are West Riding County Amateur League champions Telegraph and Argus, 6 June 2018
  6. ^ Club allocations 2019/20 Non-League Paper
  7. ^ a b Double trouble for Gav The Non-League Football Paper, 1 May 2022
  8. ^ Stephen Mumford (2002) The Non-League Football Grounds of West Yorkshire, p33
  9. ^ Shelley chasing Sheffield Senior Cup run Examiner Live, 11 October 2019
  10. ^ Golcar United Football Club Stadium Solutions
  11. ^ Golcar United: Info North West Counties League
  12. ^ Golcar United 0–3 Bury AFC North West Counties League

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