Merrow
Full nameMerrow Football Club
Nickname(s)The Robins
Founded1947
GroundThe Urnfield, Merrow
ChairmanJamie Balkwill
ManagerPhil Bowers
LeagueSurrey Elite Intermediate League
2019–20Surrey Elite Intermediate League (season abandoned)

Merrow Football Club is a football club based in Merrow, near Guildford, Surrey, England. They are currently members of the Surrey Elite Intermediate League and play at the Urnfield.

History

Merrow were founded in 1947 and were among the founding members of the Surrey Premier League (Surrey County Senior League)

Formed in 1947, Merrow have won the equivalent to their present league eleven times since 1955–56, including the 2002–03 season. For the 2003–04 season, Merrow finished 6th out of the 18 clubs in the Combined Counties League.[1] Thereafter, the club's performance deteriorated over successive seasons, finishing 13th (of 18 teams),[2] 14th (of 17),[3] 20th (of 21)[4] and 20th (of 20).[5] In that season, Merrow FC lost all 18 away fixtures, conceded 170 goals, and scored 24.[5] At the season's end the club resigned from the Combined Counties League and joined the Surrey County Intermediate League (Western).

In the 2005–6 season, the average home attendance was 8, bottom of the 737 clubs in the top eleven tiers of the English football league pyramid.[6]

In the 2012–13 season the club achieved a league-and-cup double when they finished top of the Surrey County Intermediate League (Western) Premier Division, and won the Surrey Intermediate Cup.[7][8] The club was promoted to the Surrey Elite Intermediate League for the 2013–14 season.

Ground

Merrow play their home games at The Urnfield, Downside Road, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 8PH.

Honours

League honours

Cup honours

References

  1. ^ "Division One Table & Results 2003/2004". Combined Counties League. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Division One Table & Results 2004/2005". Combined Counties League. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  3. ^ "Division One Table & Results 2005/2006". Combined Counties League. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  4. ^ "Division One Table & Results 2006/2007". Combined Counties League. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Division One Table & Results 2007/2008". Combined Counties League. Retrieved 6 November 2010.
  6. ^ Tony Kempster – Attendance Comparisons 2005–6 season
  7. ^ a b "football.mitoo". football.mitoo. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  8. ^ "football.mitoo". football.mitoo. Archived from the original on November 3, 2013. Retrieved 2013-05-23.
  9. ^ "Saturday Intermediate Cup Previous Winners". SurreyFA. Archived from the original on 2016-01-14. Retrieved 2013-04-28.

Coordinates: 51°14′14.72″N 0°32′11.69″W / 51.2374222°N 0.5365806°W / 51.2374222; -0.5365806