Town Football Club are an
English football club based in Taunton, Somerset. They
compete in the Southern League Premier Division South and play their
home matches at their Wordsworth Drive ground which they moved into during the
1953 season. The club is affiliated to the Somerset County FA.
After being formed in 1947, they
were admitted into the Western League in 1954. They struggled over
the next ten years, and it was not until the 1970s that the club started to
prosper. Having won the Western League in 1968–69, the club then finished as
runners-up in the same league in four successive seasons from 1973.
They gained promotion to
the Southern League in 1977 and purchased their ground from the local
council. In the early 1980s they dropped back down into the Western League for
financial reasons, but did not enjoy further success until 1989–90. The
following twelve seasons saw the club win the title on four more occasions
(1995–96, 1998–99, 1999–2000 and 2000–01) and finish as runners-up four times
(1993–94, 1996–97, 1997–98 and 2001–02).
In 2001 the club won the FA
Vase, which it had narrowly missed out on seven years earlier. Following their
string of good results, Taunton rejoined the Southern League for the 2002–03
season. After the latest re-organisation of the English football league
system, the club are currently members of the Southern League Premier
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