- Totton & Eling F.C.
Football club infobox
clubname = Totton & Eling
fullname = Totton & Eling Football Club
nickname = The Millers
ground = The Totton & Eling Sports Club
chairman = Philip Gates
season = 2007–08
Division One, 5th
Totton & Eling F.C. are a football club based in
Totton & Eling, Hampshire, England.
The club was formed in
1925as Bramtoco F.C., from the workforce of the British American TobaccoCompany, 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 1988and 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 Leaguewhere 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 LeagueDivision 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.
*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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