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Histon Football Club - A History Lesson Histon were formed in 1904 as Histon Institute,until 1948,when they moved into the Spartan League,they competed in the Cambridgeshire League.

They had to wait until after the Second World War for championship honours,finishing as Section A winners after defeating Ely City 6-1 and taking the Championship

The club enjoyed success on and off the field in the early 90's,winning the Jewson League Cup in 1990 and selling three players to football league clubs,namely Guiliano Maiorana to Manchester United and Lance Key and Shaun Sowden to Sheffield Wednesday.

In February 1993 the club reached possibly its lowest point to date,seeing the committee dismissed after allegations of mal-administration and mis-appropriation of funds.This heralded a new committee, and a torrid and very trying three years.

For two seasons they avoided the drop by the odd point,and then sadly dropped into the Jewson League Division One,losing 3-2 at Hadleigh on the last day of the season.

Despite the trying times the committee worked tirelessly with the objective of turning things around,and finally the club reached a state of financial balance in November 1995 after faultless commitment and dedication from the serving committee.In November 1995 a new management team arrived at Histon and a new era dawned.

The fruits of four years hard work started to blossom and the 1996-97 season resulted in the club's first team achieving promotion back to the Jewson Premier League,and reaching the 4th round of the F.A Vase and the semi-final of the Jewson League Cup.Meanwhile,the youth policy,under the guidance of Bobby Broom romped to a league Championship without suffering a single defeat.The 1997-98 season started as the last had finished and the story continued,with the first team heading the Jewson Premier League into 1998,eventually finishing third,and again reaching the 4th round of the F.A Vase as well as the semi-final of the League Cup.Neil Kennedy set a club record for the first team scoring 46 goals in the season and jointly winning the Golden Boot for the League.The reserves also produced some silverware finishing runners-up in the Kershaw Premier League,just one point away from taking the Championship with Sean Audley finishing top scorer with 79 goals,and also taking the golden boot award for the Kershaw League.

The Youth Team continued to impress and duly collected their second consecutive League Championship,also winning the Munns County Cup and reaching the 2nd round proper of the FA Youth Cup,eventually bowing out to Premiership side,Southampton at The Dell.They also produced a number of players for the first team,the most outstanding of them,Jamie Barker.

At the beginning of 97-98 season the club formed an Under 17 team who in just their first year managed to finish in runners-up spot.To put the icing on a memorable season the club picked up the Sportsman trophy for the third season running.

A deal with a local business has seen the continued improvement of the facilites at the club and thus allows the management team toi use their reputation and ambition to bring in new players and totally restructure the playing side of the club.

The 98-99 season started with a last minute change of manager with Trevor Collins stepping in to take control.The first team finished a very creditable fourth in the League and again reached the semi-final of the Jewson League Cup.Meanwhile the Reserves lifted the Kershaw League Championship and also reached the League Cup Final.The youth teams continued to flourish with the Under 18's retaining the Munns Cup whilst the Under 17's went on to win the Championship in only their second year.

Another season and another new face in charge of the first team affairs,with the the 1999-2000 season the club welcomed the arrival of ex Cambridge Utd & Cambridge City legend,Steve Fallon.Back into football after three season's absence Steve soon stamped his mark on the team bringing in a clutch of quality players.The eventual realisation of the club's dream and promotion to the Dr Martens League was achieved on the last day of the season with a 2-1 win at Gorleston.A goal six minutes from time clinching the title and promotion to the Dr Martens League.

The success story did not finish there as our reserves went on to finish runners-up in the Kershaw Premier League,finishing just 3 points behind the League winners,Over.The A team romped to the Division 3 League title gaining promotion to Division 2.The Under 18's,managed for the last time by Bobby Broom,lifted the league crown he had made his own three of the past four seasons.To finish the season in style the Under 18's also picked up the East Anglian Cup and for the third time running lifted the Munns County Cup .

Having achieved so much in a short time the club were delighted to announce that Bobby Broom will assist Steve Fallon with first team duties for the season of 2000-01.

The Under 17's completed a remarkable season under the guidance of Andy Ross in just their third season, swept all before them winning the league & cups treble.

The year 2000 will be remembered as a very special one by everyone at the club.

The 2000/01 season produced a memorable debut season in the Dr Martens League - Eastern Division, with the team finishing the season on a nineteen game unbeaten run which saw the club secure 4th place. The league form was matched by a good run in the F.A Trophy with the team reaching the 4th Round, having played in front of a crowd of 1000 at Bridge Road against Nationwide Conference side Kettering Town in the 3rd Round, with Histon running out 3 - 0 winners. To top the season the club won the Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup beating Wisbech Town 2 - 0 in a Final which was played under floodlights at Cambridge United's, Abbey Stadium.

The season was truly memorable, but to provide the icing on the cake the club won the coveted award of non-league team of the year for "Fair Play". The award saw the team jet off to Guernsey in October for a fixture against the National side

Histon Reserves made club history by winning the Kershaw Premier League and promotion to the Jewson League, the season was completed by also winning the Challenge Cup.

Histon A Team made sure the success continued and picked up the overall league Championship of Division 2 of the Cambridgeshire league, Paul Shadrack switching his boots for his clipboard to great effect nurturing the brilliant young players coming through the ranks.

The Youth policy at the club continued to flourish with Andy Ross taking the under 18's on to become outright Champions of the Jewson Youth League. For the fourth year running they won the Munns County Cup and produced a number of players for both the clubs A team and Reserve team as well as the county side. The Under 17's also managed by Andy finished runner up in their league, winning the league cup along the way. Our under 16's won their league title and the league cup to complete a memorable double for John Altomonte & Dave Abbs, the side also reached the final of the East Anglian Cup.

The 2001-2002 season arrived with an air of expectation but few could have predicted the amazing success the Reserve team and A team would achieve. Nacer Relizani established more club and league records guiding the reserve to the Jewson Premier League, concluding the season as runners up of the Jewson League 1st Division whilst also reaching the final of the league cup. The A team cleaned up with Manager Paul Shadrack sweeping everyone before him winning a unique treble of league, league cup and County Cup to provide the A Team with Kershaw league football for the coming season. The 1st team again proved their credentials with a solid fourth position running with the promotion contenders through to mid April.

During the summe the club paid a record transfer fee to Chelmsford City for Striker Ian Cambridge. Manager Steve Fallon also added Chris Tovey as his assistant manager. For the second pre season running the club won the Cambridgeshire Professional Cup beating Cambridge City 3-1.

The 2002-2003 season delivered another league title to the club this time in the form of The Kershaw League Division B, this was the fourth consecutive Championship for the A Team and the third time Paul Shadrack had led the team to success. The Reserves completed a very healthy season finishing 12th in the Jewson Premier League a league which accommodated the clubs first team just four seasons ago.

The first team came in 10th in the Dr Martens League Eastern Division having to cope with a high number of injuries taking its toll and disrupting the normal settled team, the team did however finish second highest scorers in the league with 99 goals. An -exciting and entertaining Cambridgeshire invitation Cup Final at the Abbey Stadium ended all square at 2-2 with Cambridge City going on to lift the trophy after a tense penalty shoot out.

The youth team produced further reason to be excited with young Paul Ovens scoring on his first team debut. The pre season has gone well the highlight a home victory over Cambridge United in front of nearly one thousand paying spectators.

The 2003/2004, with Steve Holden and Colin Vowden joining thre club in the summer, Histon get off to a flying start, not only in the league but in the F.A Cup, reaching the 1st Round proper for the very first time, going into 2004 the side was still unbeaten in the league, with the only defeats coming at Woking, 3 - 1, in the F.A Cup and Hinckley United, 3 - 0, in the Dr Martens League Cup. During the first half of the season the club added to the squad as Ozzie Mintes and Richard Skelly joined the club. A strong finish to the league and the C.I.C in the trophy cupboard Histom moved into the Southern League Premier Division.

2004/2005 saw Robbie Nightingale move from Milton Road during pre-season, while other new faces failed to settle in to the Histon life, striker Jason Turner departed before the league seson kicked off, extra covered stands appeared on three sides of the ground, while a new wooden fence went all around as the ground looked ready for life in the Southern League - Premier Division, the opening day of the season saw a loss, the opening weeks saw a mixed bag of results, but a break from league saw Histon turn to the F.A Cup, Hampton & Richmond Borough, came to Bridge Road and lost 2 - 0, Redditch United, 2 - 0 down after 20 minutes, saw Histon come back to win 3 - 2, Horsham next, losing 5 - 0, and it was of to Waeldstone, both sides just 90 minutes away from a place in the 1st Round of teh F.A Cup, goals from Neil Kennedy and Ian Cambridge saw Histon into the draw.

Out came Shrewsbury Town, at home, the club was hit by cup fever, an early goal from Ian Cambridge settled the nerves, but it wasn't until injury time when Charles Libam made it 2 - 0 that the side would make further history as they made the 2nd Round.

In the draw Histon came out at home to Yeovil Town, managed by former Histon player Gary Johnson, a crowd of 2,564 watched the League II winners go into the next round with a 3 - 1 win.

The league form dipped a little after the cup defeat, with a bag of mixed results, but the club turned to the F.A Trophy for silverware, reaching the 4th Round.