Map & Directions

Ground: Raleigh Grove, Terrace Playing Fields, Sherborne. DT9 5NS

Tel: 01935 816110

Midweek Home: Wednesdays

Club Website

Colours: Black and White Stripes, Black Shorts, White Socks

Alternative Colours: Green Shirts, White Shorts, Black Socks

Chairman: Mr John Bowers

Secretary: Mr Colin Goodland

Address: 235 Larkhill Road, Yeovil, Somerset. BA21 3LL

Home: 01935 428312

Mobile: 07929 090612

E-mail: colingoodland@live.co.uk

 

League Honours

League Champions: 1981/82 *

League Runners-up: 1992/93 *, 2001/02 *, 2005/06 *

League Cup Winners: 1981/82 *, 1984/85 *

League Cup Runners-up: 1982/83 *, 1993/94 *, 1995/96 *

* First Team

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Ground Directions

At the end of the dual carriageway travelling from Yeovil. (A30), turn right at the traffic lights on to the Dorchester road. Carry straight on for 3/4 miles (straight through one set of lights) to "T"junction and turn right then take 2nd left(a lane) up to Car Park.

When travelling into Sherborne on the A30 from the opposite direction from Milborne Port. On reaching Sherborne stay on the A30 through 2 sets of traffic lights to the third (start of dual carriageway) and turn left follow the route from the Yeovil direction. Look for a "Terrace Playing Field" sign on the left when coming from the town.The sign is standing about 12/15 feet high.

Approaching Sherborne from the South on the A352 from Dorchester, Raleigh Grove is on the right about one mile from the town centre.

Anyone using a satellite navigation system should enter "Terrace Playing Fields" as their destination.

 

Club History

Sherborne Town was founded in 1894 and were members of the Dorset League for one season in 1898/99 before dropping out. In 1906/7 season they reached the Dorset Junior Cup Final but were beaten by Radipole. Their early league history seems to have been spent mainly in Dorset League Division Two and One, with the odd league success.

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The Club played their early years at Marston Road before moving to the Terrace Playing fields just before the Second World War, and as far back as the 1920's wore their traditional black and white colours.

Sherborne Town joined the Dorset Combination in 1963/64 and their main successes were in the early 80's. They did the double of Combination League and Cup in 1981/82, won the League Cup again in 1984/85 and were runners up in 1982/83. Their first appearance in a Dorset Senior Cup Final was in 1983/4 when they defeated Bridport 1-0 to lift the Cup.

In 1992/93 they were runners-up in the Combination League and League Cup runners-up again in 1993/94. After a number of years in the doldrums, Sherborne re-emerged as a force in the Combination in season 2001/02 when they finished runners-up to Hamworthy Recreation and followed up by lifting the Dorset Senior Cup in 2003 for the second time after defeating Poole Town 3-2 in the final.

In the mid-1980's the move was made across the road from their old base to Raleigh Grove and the ground, which was once a grazing field, saw significant improvements in the last few seasons and now boasts a clubhouse, hard standing, a 150-seat grandstand and floodlights. And with those improvements came promotion to the Western League Division 1 after finishing runners-up in the Dorset Premier League in 2005/06, and a further 2nd place finish in 2007/08 saw the club move up to the Western League Premier Division.

Sherborne Town Reserves returned to the Dorset League in 1997/98 after a 10-year break and were immediately promoted from Division 4 N&E after finishing runners-up and following four seasons in Division 3 N&E, another 2nd place in 2001/02 saw them move up to Division 2.

Another runner-up finish and another promotion in 2003/04 resulted in a move to Division 1, where they stayed until inauguration of the Dorset Reserve League in 2006/07. And after two mid-table finishes, Sherborne lifted the Reserve League title in 2008/09 and following a successful application were promoted to the Dorset Premier League.