New Milton Town FC

Ground: Fawcetts Field

Nickname: “The Linnets”


  • Formed:1998 & joined Wessex League:1998
  • Clubhouse: Yes – with well stocked bar
  • Midweek: Tuesday
  • Colours: Blue and Maroon striped shirts, Blue shorts, Blue socks
  • Alt. colours: White Shirts, Black shorts, White socks
  • Sat Nav: BH25 6QB

Wetherspoons: “The Six Bells” 47-48 St Thomas Street, Lymington, SO41 9ND

  • New Milton Town FC,Fawcetts Field,BH25 6QB

Directions: Leave the M27 at Junction 2 and follow the signs for Lyndhurst. Carry on along this road over four roundabouts and take the next slip road. At the traffic lights turn right for Lyndhurst. Go round the one way system in Lyndhurst and follow the signs for Christchurch (A35). After 10 miles turn left at the Cat and Fiddle public house, signposted Walkford, and continue towards the Chewton Glen Hotel. First exit at first roundabout A337 to New Milton and the ground is one mile on the left.

Honours:As Lymington and New Milton - Division One Champions 1999, 2005.

History:

There is little existing record of New Milton FC prior to 1998 though they were certainly playing in the Hampshire League for a period until that date. In 1998 New Milton merged with the highly successful AFC Lymington and formed Lymington and New Milton Town and continued playing at Fawcetts Field in New Milton. No players remained from the “old” New Milton club who continued in the Hampshire League for a further year, playing at Milford-on-Sea, before folding through financial constraints. The new Club won the Wessex League at the first attempt but had two applications for promotion turned down through lack of fencing round the ground whilst a further application in 2001 was withdrawn for financial reasons. In 2004/05 the Wessex League Title was won again and the club reached the 4th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and at the end of the season gained promotion to the Isthmian (now Ryman) League. After one season they were moved to the Southern League and avoided relegation in a late turn of form after a poor season but a walk out of virtually all the Club Officials forced the remaining management to resign from the League in June 2007. They changed their name to New Milton Town and moved back to the Wessex League and played in the Premier Division until tendering their resignation in March 2013,intending to merge with Bashley FC. The Club just about saw the season out on the field, finishing bottom of the League, and when the “merger” fell through they were accepted back into Division One of the Wessex League.