Keep up to date with the latest Accrington Stanley news, and check out daily articles. From transfer exclusives, to breaking news, we have got you covered. We have all the content you need so you do not miss out on the action – your number one source for Accrington Stanley news!
In 1962, the original Accrington Stanley resigned from the Football League after suffering financial difficulties. Six years later however, in 1968, the current Accrington Stanley Football Club was formed after a meeting in Bold Street Working Mens Club, and former player Jimmy Hinksman was appointed Stanley’s first manager. Stanley entered the Lancashire Combination in the early 70s, and went on to win the first cup double in their history after defeating Ashton Town and Nelson in 1972 – Stanley won the Lancashire Combination Cup and League Cup.
Accrington Stanley have played their home matches at the Crown Ground stadium; however, they faced many problems with the pitch which forced a move back to their former home of Peel Park in the mid-70s. Despite issues, they are still playing at the famous ground today. During the 1975-76 season, David Hargreaves managed to score an incredible 56 goals in 44 games, this is a club record which has yet to be broken and will take some beating! Stay up to date with the latest news from Crown Ground, as we bring you breaking transfer stories and more.
In 2005-06 Stanley won The Nationwide Conference Championship by a massive eleven points and earnt their promotion to the infamous Football League after a gap of 44 years. Stanley consistently improved their positions in League Two after finishing fifth in 2010-11 to reach the play-offs, but were beaten by Stevenage in the semi-finals. In 2015-16, the club was then taken over by a local businessman, Andy Holt. Holt soon paid off any outstanding debts which affected the club. Instantly, the club improved and again narrowly missed out on promotion.
The 2017-18 campaign was most historic for Stanley – they won promotion to League One for the first time in their history. They ended 2017 with five successive defeats, and it looked as if the club would remain in League two. Since then however, they never looked back after winning an outstanding 18 of their remaining 22 league games to clinch their long awaited promotion against Yeovil, and lift the champions trophy at home against Lincoln in the penultimate game of the season. As well as team success, Stanley also celebrated player success with Billy Kee winning the Golden Boot with 26 league goals, and Aaron Chapman winning the league’s Golden Glove after keeping 18 clean sheets. You do not want to miss out on the latest Accrington Stanley news from League One!
Accrington Stanley are currently fighting to stay in League Two, and are facing financial issues which may hinder their survival hopes. Keep up to date with the latest Accrington Stanley news, and do not miss out on breaking transfer and player news from Crown Ground. We will make sure you get all the latest League One news here!