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Wootton Blue Cross
Ground: Weston Park, Bedford Road, Wootton, Beds. MK43 9JT. Tel/fax: 01234-767662.
Directions: From A4121 turn into Wootton as signposted. Passing garage on left hand side, turn right. Ground set back on right hand side behind post office and fish and chip shop.
Chairman: Tony Latham
Secretary: Mrs Dawn Frear, 21 Ridge Road, Kempston, Beds. MK43 9BP. Tel: 01234-854583 (h), 07854-058228 (m).e-mail: email@example.com
Manager: Tony Tinkler. Assistant: Martin Hole.
Programme editor: Dawn Frear.
Colours: Blue and white; change colours: red and black.
Wootton Blue Cross is one if Bedfordshire's oldest clubs, having been formed in 1887. Most of the club's early football was played in the Bedford & District League, but after the Seconf World War Wootton joined the South Midlands League winning the championship in 1948 and finishing runners-up two years later.
Wootton began a lengthy association with the UCL in 1955 and the from the mid sixties to early seventies they enjoyed a golden age of success. The Division Two championship was won in 1968 and 1970, the Division Two cup won in 1965 and the Hinchingbrooke Cup on four occasions. In 1970 Wootton, skippered by record appearance maker Phil Burroway, won the Bedfordshire Senior Cup for the first time, beating Leighton 1-0 at Kenilworth Road.
In 1973 Wootton left their Recreation Ground home to move to a purpose built ground at Weston Park.
Since winning promotion to the top flight the championship has eluded by Blue Cross, their best finish second in 1981 under the management of astute tactician Alan Wright. He was succeeded in the hot seat by Dave Skinn who steered Wootton to Knockout Cup success in 1983.
After some indifferent seasons fortunes have improved since the Millenium. In 2001 they beat Dunstable to win the Bedfordshire Senior Cup for the second time, two years later they finished third in the league, won the Hinchingbrooke Cup and enjoyed a best ever FA Vase run, reaching Round 4 before losing to holders Whitley Bay. In 2003-04 they beat Eynesbury 4-2 to win the Huntingdonshire Premier Cup for the first time.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Cup
Huntingdonshire FA Premier Cup
North Beds Charity Cup
Phil Burroway Memorial Cup
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup
Reserve League Cup
Reserve Division Two
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