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Cleethorpes secure biggest ever sponsorship deal
Cleethorpes Town Cleethorpes secure biggest ever sponsorship deal By James Gordon

EVO-STIK League East Division side Cleethorpes Town have sealed their biggest ever sponsorship deal with East Trans.

Cleethorpes receive Club of the Month award
Cleethorpes Town Cleethorpes receive Club of the Month award By James Gordon

Cleethorpes Town received their Club of the Month for December recently to mark their climb up the table.

Newell moves upstairs at Cleethorpes
Cleethorpes Town Newell moves upstairs at Cleethorpes By James Gordon

Cleethorpes Town manager Marcus Newell has stepped down from his role, but will remain at the club as Director of Football.

Time to tee off at annual fundraiser
Cleethorpes Town Time to tee off at annual fundraiser By David Watters

Cleethorpe Town's fans, players, officials and sponsors are looking forward to teeing off at the EVO-STIK League club's annual golf day.

Army of volunteers thanked by boss
Cleethorpes Town Army of volunteers thanked by boss By David Watters

Marcus Newell will have the full backing of fans when the Owls kick-off their EVO-STIK League campaign.

Digital delivery at homecoming do!
Cleethorpes Town Digital delivery at homecoming do! By David Watters

Cleethorpes Town celebrated the official opening of their revamped home by collecting a cheque for £500 as the inaugural winners of the EVO-STIK Digital Challenge Award for Innovation!

Homecoming will be one big party
Cleethorpes Town Homecoming will be one big party By David Watters

EVO-STIK League Cleethorpes Town are getting ready to celebrate the official opening of their revamped home with fans this weekend.


The Linden Club Clee Road Grimsby DN32 8QL
01472 693601


Jason Ledden
Match secretary:
David Simpson 07470 223939
Programme editor:
Jevon Southam
Marcus Newell





Nicknamed ‘The Owls’, the club has just enjoyed it’s most successful season ever by winning the NCEL Premier Division while setting new records. They also lifted the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy and made it to the final of the FA Vase. Despite losing out at Wembley, reaching the final within 20 years of being formed formation was a truly remarkable achievement.

Cleethorpes Town has come a long way in its relatively short history. Initially formed in 1998 as Lincolnshire Soccer School, it was the brainchild of former Grimsby Town player Tommy Watson. The team was an immediate success with both boys and girls across every age group and the club began to grow quickly. In 2003, the club set up a flagship senior team. In the team's first season within the Lincolnshire League they secured a credible fourth place finish for which the foundations for the future were set.

Now rebranded as Cleethorpes Town, the club has redeveloped into an important community outlet. With over 35 teams competing at every level of local and regional football, the Owls are one of the largest clubs in the area and still continues to expand in all areas. The excellent array of teams and high quality coaching saw the club awarded with Football Association Charter Standard Community Club Status thus further underlining the clubs commitment to providing high quality football coaching alongside enjoyment for youngsters.

The development and evolution of Cleethorpes Town Football Club has been spearheaded by the first team. With the arrival of a new manager during the 2010-11 season it saw the club who were languishing in the lower echelons of the Sills and Betteridge Lincolnshire League go on to finish the season in an amazing third place. In addition, the club collected the Supplementary Cup by defeating Heckington United in the final at Sincil Bank.

The 2011-12 season saw the Owls not only become champions of the Lincs League but also win the Challenge Cup. Additionally the club was accepted into the Northern Counties East League. Our first season in the NCEL saw us finish fourth in the Division 1 table with some impressive victories along the way. It was a steep learning curve for the players, management and staff.

The 2013-14 started with a change of management and Marcus Newell was brought in. The season started off at a medium pace but a long unbeaten streak mean the Owls were top of the league at Christmas. However, we had a slow start to the new year and fell seven points behind with only a handful of games remaining. With the pressure at its highest, others around us felt it most and we managed to secure the title with one game to go.

In 2014-15 the club started life in the NCEL Premier Division in slow fashion and with a mountain of cup games fell behind the main pack. But once the FA Cup exploits had finished, we went on a run of 11 then nine games without defeat which saw us climb the league table and had the rest looking over their shoulders. We finished the campaign in 4th place, and also got to the NCEL League Cup Final which we narrowly lost. Cleethorpes Town also represented the Northern Counties East League in July 2015 in the Toolstation Cup in Bristol where the team played Willand Rovers. A nine-goal thriller ensued and the Owls lifted the trophy.

The Owls began season 2015-16 in sluggish fashion and sat second bottom in the league table in September. However, a great run for the rest of the season saw the team finish in third place to record the sides highest ever league finish. In addition to this, Cleethorpes Town reached the last 32 of the FA Vase for the first time and finished the season in style by beating league champions Tadcaster Albion 3-2 to lift the Northern Counties East League Cup in a thrilling cup final.

The club is determined to make further strides to improve and fulfil their immediate ambition of becoming North East Lincolnshire's most successful lower league football club as it enters season 2017-18. With construction underway for a new stadium back at the true home of Cleethorpes Town Football Club, the Linden Homes Club, it is a truly exciting time for the Owls as they set about competing in the Evo-Stik League.

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Sat 27 Apr
6 – 0 W
Mon 22 Apr
1 – 4 W
Sat 20 Apr
2 – 1 W

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