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Guildford City FC Back in Prestigious Southern League

Published on: 25 May, 2012
Updated on: 26 May, 2012

Guildford City celebrate winning the Combined Counties league in April. Next season they will play in the Evo-stik Southern League.

Guildford City Football Club are delighted to have had confirmation that the team will play in the Evo-stik Southern League next season.

Guildford clinched promotion this year after winning the Combined Counties League for a second consecutive season. It is 38 years since Guildford last played in the prestigious Southern League, where “The City” were for many years one of the country’s leading non-league clubs.

Sadly, after a period of uncertainty, the original Guildford City finally succumbed to financial pressures in 1974. In 1996 the club was reborn, and finally now in 2012 the club has returned to its footballing roots after confirmation from the FA this week.

For all City fans August 2012 will see an emotional return to the Southern League, with exciting looking fixtures, including against old rivals Rugby Town, and a local derby against Godalming Town.

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  1. Chris Pegman

    May 29, 2012 at 7:24 am

    This is a great achievement for all the players, officials and supporters of the towns senior football club. Who would have thought just a couple of years ago that Guildford would reclaim its place in The Southern League! I hope that people in the town will get behind us next season.