Ground Number: 968
Tuesday 6th July 2021
Aston Clinton - Long Crendon
ASTON CLINTON FC - A BRIEF HISTORY
Aston Clinton FC was established in 1970. They played at various venues before they move to their current home at Aston Clinton Park in the early 1970s. During their early years, they played in the Aylesbury & District and Marsworth Leagues, seeing plenty of success in the latter. The club had a few spells in the Hellenic League until the costs got too much. Their best-ever finish came in 1968-69 when they spent a single season in the Hellenic Premier when they finished second-bottom. They were runners-up twice in the Hellenic D1 but after the second one in 2002, they were denied promotion because of their ground. In between these spells, they've played in the Chiltonian and Wycombe & District League and saw a good deal of success in the latter. Since 2005, they've plied their trade in the Spartan South Midlands D2 which sits at step 7 of the non-league pyramid. They were champions in their first season here in 2006 and then again in 2012 as well as runners-up on three further occasions. A team deserving of a higher level of football but due to their basic venue, they were denied promotion on each occasion.
The club has been finalists and winners in numerous local cup competitions including – The Rosebery Cup, Marsworth Cup, Thomas Field Shield, Oving Cup and the Berks & Bucks Junior and Intermediate Cups and was the first club to win the Oving Village Cup on three successive occasions in 1948, 1948 and 1950. The village of Aston Clinton has a population of just under 3,700 and is situated near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire. The car manufacturer Aston Martin took one part of its name from the nearby Aston Hill combining it with that of its co-founder Lionel Martin. The firm had great success in the Aston Clinton Hillclimb competition up nearby Aston Hill. A plaque now marks the site.