Bridlington Town A.F.C.
are an English football
club, based in Bridlington
, in the East Riding of Yorkshire
. They were founded in 1918 and currently play in the Northern Counties East League Premier Division
. The club's reserve team play in the Humber Premier League
The club was founded in 1918 as Bridlington Central United
after World War I
. The team joined the Driffield and District Minor League, soon joinging the Driffield and District League
. After several seasons of hard work, the team were promoted into the East Riding Amateur League
, they won the championship five consecutive times during the 1950s. They also won the East Riding Senior Cup twice around this time.
The club changed their name to Bridlington Town F.C.
in 1959 and moved into the Yorkshire League Division Two
, during their first season in that league, they finished runners up and were promoted. In 1960–61 they reached the First Round proper of the FA Cup
eventually losing out to Bishop Auckland
who were very strong at the time.
In the mid to late 1960s, Town built up a rivalry with fellow Bridlington
side Bridlington Trinity. During the 1966–67 season in the Yorkshire League, Town won the championship while Trinity finished second. The following year it would be Trinity who took the title and Town finished in third. This rivalry continued until the early 1970s when Trinity became part of the Midland League
Northern Counties East League
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