Addlestone & Weybridge Town F.C.
was a football club based in Addlestone
. The home ground was in Liberty Lane. They changed their name from Addlestone FC
to Addlestone & Weybridge Town FC in order to enlarge the catchment area, a move which didn't work very well, in 1980
. They reached the quarter-finals of the FA Vase
twice in their history and the first round of the FA Cup once, where they came back from 0–2 down at Brentford FC to force a 2–2 draw. They lost the replay 0–2. However in 1985
, they stopped their footballing activities due to lack of money. The last match took place against Waterlooville FC at Liberty Lane on Saturday, 27 April 1985The team played in an all red kit.Famous players include ex Chelsea, Sheff Utd and Scotland star Steve Finnieston, former Brentford captain Jackie Graham (who captained Addlestone in the games v Brentford) and Martin Francis, brother of England star, QPR and Tottenham Hotspurs manager Gerry Francis.
Addlestone FC was formed in April 1885 by Thomas Weeding and Frederick Darling, both of whom were local football enthusiasts and played their games at Crockford Park. In early 1892 the club was suspended by Surrey FA for spectator hooliganism! In season 1892/93 they club won the Surrey Village Competition. In 1895 the club had grown large enough to enter the North West Surrey League and with it entry into the Surrey Senior Cup where they were outclassed 9-0 by Weybridge FC. The best ever finish for the... Read More