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Ground: Bridge Meadow Stadium
Haverfordwest
Comp: Welsh Premier League
Area: West Wales FA
Colours: All Blue

Haverfordwest County AFC is a football team, playing in the Welsh Premier League.

The club was founded in 1899 and was variously known as Haverfordwest FC, Haverfordwest Town, and Haverfordwest Athletic before adopting the current name, and plays at the Bridge Meadow Stadium, Haverfordwest, which accommodates 3,500 spectators (470 seated).

The teams' first choice strip is blue shirts, shorts, and socks.
The second choice strip is orange & black shirts, black shorts, orange socks .

History
The Haverfordwest club was formed in 1899, and was quickly renamed Haverfordwest Town in 1901. In 1936, the name of Haverfordwest Athletic was adopted and the first team switched to the Welsh Football League, leaving a reserve side in the Pembrokeshire League. In 1956 they gained promotion to the Welsh League Premier Division, having won the First Division title. The present name of Haverfordwest County was adopted and the club embarked on a long stay in the top flight. Disaster struck in 1975-76 when the club won only four league matches and was relegated to the First Division. Promotion eluded them until 1980 and they went on to take the championship in their first season back, losing only five games.

In 1983 the Welsh League was reorganised to create a form of "premiership" for the leading clubs and Haverfordwest's facilities, administration and playing record secured their admittance. In the nine years of existence of this National Division, Haverfordwest were out of the top six only once, but their way to the title was blocked by the powerful Barry Town side. Their opportunity to take the championship came in 1990, once Barry had decided to move to English non-league football. Simon Davies, currently of Fulham FC started his career at Haverfordwest.

Haverfordwest County were founder members of the League of Wales in 1992-93 but their stay was brief. Having accepted an offer which involved the redevelopment of their Bridge Meadow ground, and unable to find a suitable alternative ground of League of Wales standard, they resigned from the League in 1994. The decision to take a long-term view was fully vindicated by their return to the League of Wales three years later. The league has since changed its' name to the Welsh Premier League.

Ivor Allchurch and Mel Charles both played for the club at the end of their career.

Biggest victories and losses
Biggest League of Wales win: 5-0 v Cemaes Bay F.C. in 1997
Biggest League of Wales defeat: 0-9 at Bangor City.


    BCFC v Haverfordwest County 16 Dec 2006



     

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