If you want to learn more about us, you’re in the right place. Read on to find out how our club became established and what it is today.
The summer of 2014 witnessed the addition of a new WGI part funded toilet block, bringing Globe Way up to date for the comfort of its spectators. The players’ walk out area had new fencing installed which doubles up as an enclosure for a child-friendly zone in front of the main Club House.
On the playing side, the 2014-15 season started with a completely new team that gelled together very quickly and Tom Taylor’s Buckley Town finished in a creditable fourth position in the league.
The 2015-16 season saw the club begin to struggle in the league finally placing 11th as the overall competitiveness of the Huws Gray Alliance began to take stock.
Unfortunately, the good run came to an end in 2016-17 when the club finished last and was relegated back down to the Welsh National Premier Division, something that the club looked to recover from at the earliest available opportunity.
That opportunity presented itself immediately in 2017-18. A poor start in the league was followed by the side building up a head of steam in the cup competitions. This instilled a level of confidence in Dan Moore’s squad and they began to grow as a team as things began to gel through the work of a good coaching team. Good away wins in the league at Corwen and then Chirk AAA at the turn of the year, where they turned around a 2-0 loss to a 3-2 win with a Jake Roberts wonder strike, saw the squad bolstered by some key signings in the January window.
With the awful weather taking its toll on the fixture list, the remaining league games were compressed into March, April, and May. Another tremendous away win at Cefn Albion where they demoralised the opposition with a second-half display that simply blew them away, both in the game and as contenders, left two key games against Brickfield Rangers to decide who won the league.
Both these games ended in draws, both due to late late goals by Aled Bellis, the latter being a penalty in the dying minutes of the game in front of a crowd of 604 at the Globe. Last-minute, last game. What a way to become WNL Premier Division Champions and gain promotion back to the Huws Gray Alliance with a young team both on and off the field that can only bode well for the future.
Last season the team consolidated their position in the league, being as high as third at one point only to finish top half in eighth. Naivety at this level saw the side lose games that they should have won a number of occasions during the season and the biggest lesson learned was that you have to close out games when ahead in the dying minutes.
This season’s squad is much the same as last, with every player remaining at the club despite others trying to tempt them away, a testament to the group and the community ethos we foster at this club. Sam Spridgeon from Oswestry Town and Pat Hinchcliffe from Denbigh Town have been added as has Tom Smith, who has returned to the club, he started his career with at this level meaning we should have more quality in depth this season.