Secretary

Phil Robinson

Alan Howells (Club contact for fixture arrangements)


Ground

Marston's Stadium


Colours

Home

Red shirts, shorts and socks

Away

Yellow shirts, blue shorts and socks

Afan Lido Reserves

Marston's Stadium, Port Talbot

Secretary

Phil Robinson

01639 885638

07812 142833

achowells1412@gmail.com

01639 892960


Alternative Secretary

Alan Howells (Club contact for fixture arrangements)

07968 820951

achowells1412@gmail.com

01639 892960

AFAN LIDO HISTORY

 

The club was formed shortly after the opening of the Lido Sports Centre in Aberavon and entered the local Port Talbot and District League for season 1967-68.

 

In 1971-72, the club was accepted into the Welsh Football League reaching the National Division in 1989-90.

 

We were invited to become founder members of the League of Wales for the inaugural 1992-93 season.  A healthy mid-table position was achieved in this first season, finishing 12th overall.  However, success in the League Cup, beating Caersws on penalties provided a superb end to the season. 

 

This was not the club’s first major cup success however; in 1986-87 we had won the Welsh Intermediate Cup beating Taffs Well 1-0 in a replay at Briton Ferry.  Our cup exploits continued in 1993-94whenin a thrilling final at Aberystwyth we retained the League Cup by beating a rampant BangorCity sidethat had just clinched the League title by 1-0.    

 

At the end of the 1994-95 season we finished in second place and earned an UEFA Cup spot.

 

Defeat in the UEFA Cup at the hands of RAF Riga of Latvia was a bitter pill to swallow, a 2-1 defeat at home gave us a mountain to climb away but we battled hard and deserved our nil-nil draw.  We were one of the first League of Wales sides to avoid defeat on foreign soil.Sadly we failed to build on this performance and we were relegated at the end of the 1995-96 season. 

 

Our first season back in the Welsh league saw us consolidate by finishing in sixth position.

We won promotion back to the League of Wales at the end of the 1997-98 season.

 

A number of ground improvements had taken place, including a 400 seated stand and a new clubhouse.  Consolidation was again the aim and we finished in 14th place in our first season back. In season 1999-2000 we finishedtenth.

Season 2001-2002we finished 5th and we qualified for the FAW Premier cup.Topping the group and qualifying for the knockout stages against Wrexham at home.Wrexham fielded a full first team and ran out 4-0 winners.

 

In 2003-04 we were again in the FAW Premier cup, our league form was disappointing and we finished in 14thplace with only 32 points from 32 matches.  

 

2004-05 was again a huge disappointment, our best results of the season were two wins against newly promoted Airbus UK, a 4-1 away win followed by a 4-0 home win.  Unfortunately in the 4-0 win one player was serving a ban picked up while playing for another side.  We were unaware of this as the football authorities hadn’t informed us and it was to cost us dearly.  We were found guilty of playing an ineligible player and were deducted 3 points. An appeal fell on deaf ears and we returned to the Welsh League for the first time since 1997-98. 

 

We ended the 2005-06in seventh place with 47 points and in 2006-07 we reached the finals of both the Welsh Cup and the Welsh League Cup in both cases for the first time.  We were unlucky to lose 2-3 against Carmarthen in the Welsh Cup at Llanelli. We finished the season on a high defeating Goytre United by the only goal in the final of the Welsh League Cup at Port Talbot. Inevitably our cup success affected our league performancesbut we still managed a respectable fifth place.

 

2007-8 was the Club’s fortieth anniversary. We ended the season in 7th place with 62 points.

 

2008-09we won the Welsh League Cup for a second time beating Penrhiwceiber on penalties and we finished the league campaign in seventh place with 54 points.

There was a terrific climax to 2009-10 season with any one of three sides able to win the league. We met Goytre United at home and a win would guarantee second place and possible promotion to the Premier League. We took the lead with 8 minutes to go only for Goytre to level in added on time. In going for a winner we got caught and conceded a second which gave the visitors the league title with Cambrian winning their final games we finished in third place.

2010-11. A tremendous run from January 2011 saw us cement 2nd place in the Welsh League. Together with our successful application for the Domestic Licence, Afan Lido ensured their return to the Welsh Premier League for 2011-12.We finished a creditable 10th and won the League Cup for a third time beating Newtown in the final.However we returned to Welsh League at the end of the 2013-2014 season. Last season was a difficult one we ended the season in thirteenth place five points clear of the bottom three.

Marston's Stadium

Princess Margaret Way

Port Talbot

SA12 6PE

Players

NameBio
 
Luke Payton
 
Adam Llewellyn
 
Christian Robbins
 
Kieran Parsons
 
Callum Fleming
 
Owen Williams
 
Shaun Owen
 
Josh Preece
 
Gavin Andrews
 
Liam Pugsley
 
Anthony Lovell
 
Ferdinand Wamba
 
Liam Evans
 
Jack Underwood
 
Michael Cooling
 
Ben Cooling
 
Liam Partridge
 
Gary Isaac
 
Kurtis Davies
 
Jamie Jones
 
Jackson Davies
 
Richard Cooling
 
Paul Holmes

Fixtures