History of Bedfont & Feltham FC

Bedfont & Feltham Football Club was founded in May 2012 following the amalgamation of Feltham FC and Bedfont Football and Social Club, taking Feltham's place in Division One of the Combined Counties Football League. Feltham had already entered the 2012–13 FA Vase under their own name so the club played as Feltham FC until the start of the 2013–14 season. Two Sunday sides played in the West Middlesex Sunday Football League under the Bedfont & Feltham name, one finishing second in Division One and the other winning Division Two.

 

The Yellows' first two seasons saw them finish in a respectable fifth place in the Division One table having been early front-runners. They reached the First Round Proper of the FA Vase in 2013-14 and also won the Middlesex Premier Cup. The club became eligible to compete in the FA Cup for the first time in 2014-15, and reached the First Round Qualifying. The same season also saw the club win the Division One Challenge Cup and become runners-up in the Southern Combination Challenge Cup competition.

 

For season 2015-16, the club restructured its squad and Youth set-up. The club started strongly and for the second time in its short history made the First Round Qualifying in the FA Cup and the FA Vase competitions. This season saw the Yellows finish as runners-up in Division One, earning promotion to the Premier Division of the Combined Counties Football League. The club also reached the final of the RPM Records Division One Challenge Cup for the second consecutive season.

 

The Premier Division experience in 2016-17 started tough with a 2-9 home defeat to Epsom & Ewell on the opening day of the season. This seemed to pave the way for the club’s worst season since its formation: Finishing second from bottom in the Combined Counties Football League’s Premier Division. This resulted in relegation back to Division One. The club was knocked out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle and of the FA Vase at the second. On a brighter note, they reached the semi-finals of the Southern Combination Challenge Cup and the quarter-finals of the Middlesex FA Senior Charity Cup having unceremoniously exited all other cup competitions in earlier rounds. This prompted the club to appoint Garry Haylock as Manager in late April 2017.

 

 

Life back in Division One in season 2017-18 started very poorly and in consequence, Garry Haylock departed in October 2017 to be replaced by Dan Huxley. The poor run experienced in 2016-17 continued, with the club exiting the FA Cup and FA Vase competitions in the opening rounds. The club reached the Quarter-Finals of the Middlesex Premier Cup; Third Round of the Division One Challenge Cup; Second Round of the Middlesex Charity Cup and Second Round of the Southern Combination Challenge Cup. The squad saw a number of changes throughout the season and found it difficult to bond. This resulted in a bottom four finish. Dan Huxley announced his resignation at the end of the season.


 

 

Management History:

May 2012 – August 2014 (Inaugural manager): Wayne Tisson

August 2014 – November 2014: Dean Thomas

November 2014 – January 2016: Louis Carder-Walcott

February 2016 – September 2016: John Cook

September 2016 – October 2016: Joe Monks

October 2016 – December 2016: Luke Craig (caretaker position)

December 2016 – April 2017: Aaron Morgan

April 2017 – October 2017: Garry Haylock

October 2017 – May 2018: Dan Huxley

 

Club Records - Season 2015-16

 

  • League Position: 2nd in Combined Counties League Division One
  • F.A. Cup best performance: 1st Round Qualifying
  • F.A. Vase best performance: 1st Round Qualifying
  • Record attendance: 252 v AFC Rushden & Diamonds (FA Cup First Round Qualifying)
  • Most appearances: Jacob Lambe – 43
  • Leading goalscorer: Jacob Lambe – 31
  • Biggest win: 10-2 v South Park Reserves 31/10/15
  • Heaviest defeat: 1-5 (on 3 occasions): v Colliers Wood United 13/10/15; v Woodford Town 26/01/16; & v Frimley Green 27/02/16

Club Honours

 

  • West Middlesex Sunday Football League Division One Runners-Up (Promoted) - 2012/13
  • West Middlesex Sunday Football League Division Two Champions - 2012/13
  • Middlesex Football Association Premier Cup Winners - 2013/14
  • RPM Records Division One Challenge Cup Winners - 2014/15
  • Southern Combination Challenge Cup Runners-Up - 2014/15
  • Combined Counties Football League Division One Runners-Up (Promoted) - 2015/16
  • RPM Records Division One Challenge Cup Runners-Up - 2015/16