HAVERHILL ROVERS

 

HAVERHILL ROVERS Website Affiliated County – Suffolk
Chairman Steve Brown  The New Croft, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 0BW
 01440 702137 (ground)
Secretary Barbara Jones The New Croft, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 0BW
01440 702137 (ground)  07900 670202 (mobile)
barbarajoneshrfc@outlook.com
Fixtures Secretary Peter Betts The New Croft, Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 0BW
01440 702137 (ground)  07539 229114 (mobile)
bettsyhaverhillrovers@hotmail.co.uk
Programme Editor Barnes Print 15 Bridge Court, Riverside Close, Scarning, Dereham, Norfolk NR19 2DN
01362 691980 (home)
football.barnesprint@btconnect.com
Ground The New Croft Chalkstone Way, Haverhill, Suffolk CB9 0BW
01440 702137 (ground)
Colours Red Shirts Red Shorts Red Socks
Change Colours White Shirts Black Shorts Black and White Socks
Midweek Matches Tuesday
Floodlights 188 lux inspected 30.08.16
Manager Ben Cowling Appointed May 2016
01440 712109 (home) 07951 179017 (mobile)
bencow_144@hotmail.com

History Established in 1886, the club initially played at the Seven Acres ground, before moving to Hamlet Croft in 1913. They were members of the East Anglian League in the early 20th century, before joining the Essex & Suffolk Border League in 1924. After finishing bottom of the league in 1927–28, they left the league, but rejoined in 1935. They finished runners-up in 1946–47, and did the double in 1947–48, winning the league and the league cup, beating Brightlingsea United 1–0 in the final. They finished runners-up again in 1950–51, and won the league for a second time in 1962–63, with a second double achieved the following season. In 1964 they joined the Eastern Counties League, and won the League Cup in their first season. In 1978–79 they won their first, and to date only Eastern Counties League title, with the final match against Chatteris Town being watched by 1,300 supporters, a club record at the time. In 1986–87 the club reached the quarter-finals of the FA Vase, where they lost to Warrington Town in front of another record crowd of 1,578. In 1991 they won the East Anglian Cup, beating Eynesbury Rovers 2–1 in the final. In 1995–96 the club were relegated to the First Division. The following season they won the Suffolk Senior Cup, beating Ipswich Wanderers 4–1 in the final. They won the First Division KO Cup in 2001, 2004 and 2007, beating Needham Market 2–1, Kirkley 2–0 and Saffron Walden Town 3–1 respectively. In 2006 the club reached the fourth and final qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time. Although they lost 4–0 to Conference club Aldershot Town, a new record attendance of 1,730 was set. At the end of the 2006–07 season the club was promoted back to the Premier Division after a final day win against March Town United. In 2010 the club moved to a new £2 million ground at Chalkstone Way, Haverhill.

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