Some information about Saltney Town.
Social Media Accounts
- Website: http://www.saltneytownfc.co.uk/
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/Saltneytownfc
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/saltneytownfc/
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saltneytownfc/
Home Town / Village
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Saltney Community Centre, Sandy Lane
Saltney Town’s ground is located within the Community Centre grounds, with its entrance just at the junction between Sandy Lane and the A5104 Broughton-Chester road, at the western edge of the town. Car parking is available at the ground, with the pitch a short walk down the path from the community centre building. The club have done improvements on the ground recently with a new stand with seating having been recently installed at the ground.
There are regular bus services between nearby Chester (and its train station) and Saltney, with a bus stop located very near to the ground on the A5104 road. Hot drinks and snacks are available from the snack bar located on the community centre grounds. Whilst alcoholic drinks can be bought from the nearby Saltney Ferry pub, or a number of additional pubs located within Saltney itself, not to mention the numerous pubs of Chester are a short journey away also.
There is evidence of football being played in the border town of Saltney since 1908, when a team played in the Anglo-Welsh ‘Combination’ league. Whilst Saltney Community Centre FC were very successful throughout the 1990s, reaching as high as the Welsh Alliance (third tier). This current side, Saltney Town, play on the same ground as the old Saltney CC team, and were founded in 2010 by two locals who wanted to bring their community together through football.
Since the rebirth of Saltney football, they have been very successful, winning the North East Wales FA Horace Wynne Cup in their debut season, and then gaining promotion to the third tier in their second season as champions of the Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One. Since 2012, the Bordermen have competed in the WNL Premier Division, steadily improving each season. Their highest league finish came in the 2018-19 season, when Saltney achieved a sixth place finish in the league.
FIVE YEAR LEAGUE HISTORY
- 2015-16: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 8th
- 2016-17: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 8th
- 2017-18: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 7th
- 2018-19: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 6th
- 2019-20: Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Premier Division – 9th*
[* – Decided on points per game]
Welsh National League (Wrexham Area) Division One
North East Wales FA Horace Wynne Cup