| News | Premier Division News | Season 2005/06 | Sheffield Keep Oldest Club Title

Premier Division News for

Sheffield Keep Oldest Club Title

15th August, 2005

Premier Division Sheffield FC's status as the world's oldest football club is secure.

Their standing was in doubt after the Football Association appeared to acknowledge that Cambridge University AFC was formed in 1856 - a year before Sheffield.

But, FA historian David Barber said: "Sheffield FC is accepted worldwide as the oldest club."

The confusion arose because it was believed the FA accepted the Laws of the Game derived directly from those drawn up in Cambridge in 1856.

But, Sheffield chairman Richard Tims said: "I was a bit miffed about the wording in the report. The FA have fully backed our status - I was always confident they would."

(Story Source: The Non-League Paper)

Click here for Sheffield's team page.

Latest Stories by Section

Season 2005/06 News

League

Premier Division

Division One

Season 2005/06 Tables

NCEL Premier Division P Pts +/-
P Buxton 38 95 75
2 Liversedge 38 80 57
P Harrogate Railway Athletic 38 73 43
4 Arnold Town 38 70 27
5 Sheffield 38 70 20
6 Pickering Town 38 66 21
7 Sutton Town 38 60 21
8 Thackley 38 57 -3
9 Selby Town 38 56 -2
10 Garforth Town 38 47 -7
11 Armthorpe Welfare 38 47 -12
12 Glapwell 38 47 -25
13 Mickleover Sports 38 44 -22
14 Eccleshill United 38 43 -4
15 Shirebrook Town 38 43 -26
16 Glasshoughton Welfare 38 38 -18
17 Maltby Main 38 38 -18
18 Hallam 38 38 -29
19 Long Eaton United 38 32 -39
20 Brodsworth Welfare 38 23 -59
NCEL Division One P Pts +/-
P Carlton Town 30 73 41
P Retford United 30 65 46
3 Tadcaster Albion 30 64 20
4 Gedling Town 30 62 41
5 Winterton Rangers 30 61 44
6 Parkgate 30 59 47
7 Lincoln Moorlands 30 49 16
8 Borrowash Victoria 30 49 5
9 Worsbrough Bridge Miners Welfare 30 38 -10
10 Staveley Miners Welfare 30 31 -13
11 Pontefract Collieries 30 25 -21
12 Rossington Main 30 25 -29
13 South Normanton Athletic 30 24 -42
14 Hall Road Rangers 30 23 -44
15 Teversal 30 21 -50
16 Yorkshire Amateur 30 16 -51

Click here for more details