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A Brief History: Wigan Robin Park

Founded in 2005, Wigan Robin Park shot up the leagues and now go into this weekends match against AFC Liverpool as one of the most difficult teams in the league to face.

Wigan Robin Park was founded in 2005, initially the idea of Mike Woodruff (manager of Robin Park Arena) as part of the trust’s drive to increase participation at all levels at the borough’s sporting facility.

In their first season Wigan Robin Park eventually finished in a respectable 8th position in the Manchester League Division 1 having won 17, drew 4 and lost 13 out of their 34 games and finishing on 55 points. However the season proved to be the perfect foundation for their second season in which having won 21, drew 6 and losing just 3 out of their 30 games saw them finish in 2nd position in the league, earning them a well deserved promotion place.

As the new team in the Manchester Premier Division Wigan Robin Park could be considered to have little chance of being in the race for promotion at the end of the season however at the end of the 2007-2008 campaign and having improved on their previous season winning 23 games, drawing 5 and losing 8 having scored 95 goals in the process they finished in 1st place in the league. This meant that Wigan Robin Park had achieved their goal of being in the North West Counties Division within 3 seasons of their creation after achieving successive promotions.

Their first season in the North West Counties League coincided with the debut season of AFC Liverpool. On the 6th September 2008 Wigan Robin Park recorded a 2-1 win away against AFC Liverpool in what would be the first encounter between the 2 clubs and the first loss in league football for AFC Liverpool.
In what proved to be an impressive first season in which Wigan Robin Park won 18, drew 5 and lost 11 Wigan Robin Park finished the season in 5th place on 59 points.


Posted by:  chris08         Date:  March 4, 2010         Popularity:  163 views

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