Totton & Eling F.C.


Totton & Eling F.C.

Football club infobox
clubname = Totton & Eling
fullname = Totton & Eling Football Club
nickname = The Millers
founded = 1925 (as Bramtoco)
ground = The Totton & Eling Sports Club
Totton
capacity =
chairman = Philip Gates
manager =
league = Wessex League
Division One
season = 2007–08
position = Wessex League
Division One, 5th

Totton & Eling F.C. are a football club based in Totton & Eling, Hampshire, England.

The club was formed in 1925 as Bramtoco F.C., from the workforce of the British American Tobacco Company, and changed name to BAT Sports in 1971, the year they entered the Hampshire League. They progressed through the divisions of the Hampshire League, winning Division 3 in 1975, before becoming champions of the top division in both 1988 and 1989. The erection of floodlights, a small covered stand, and a permanent fixed barrier at their Southern Gardens ground enabled them to take promotion to the Wessex League where they have played their football since the 1989-90 season. The current seated stand was finished in 1995, and further covered standing area called the "Nick Read Stand" followed in 2004

They have been able to enter the F.A. Competitions since their elevation to the Wessex League, and although they have had relatively little success in the FA Cup, they have twice reached the 3rd round of the FA Vase. On the second of those occasions, they were drawn to play AFC Wimbledon, and due to adverse weather and ground conditions had to switch the tie to their opponents ground but were rewarded with a club-record gate of 2,763.

In the 2005-06 season, they were members of the Wessex League Division One (now the Premier Division), but were forced to drop down to Division Two for the 2006-07 season due to the imminent loss of their Southern Gardens ground, their home since 1929.

For the 2007-08 season, the club changed its name to Totton & Eling and joined the Wessex League Division One.

Club honours

*Hampshire League Division 1 Champions - 1987-88, 1998-99
*Hampshire League Division 3 Champions - 1974-75
*Hampshire Intermediate Cup - 1937-38
*Hampshire Russell Cotes Cup - 1989-90
*Southampton Senior Cup - 1975-76, 1988-89

FA competitions best performances

*FA Cup - 1st Qualifying Round 1998-99, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05
*FA Vase - 3rd Round 1999-00, 2003-04


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