Colours All Blue - Alt Colours = Green Shirts, Green Shorts, Red
Founded = 1919
NickName = Peacocks

Garden Walk Stadium Garden Walk Lower Gornal Dudley DY3 2NR Phone : 01384 830674 Fax : 01384 358398

Over the years the Club has won a number of honours at senior level.

WEST MIDLANDS (REGIONAL) LEAGUE Division l-Runners-Up 1993/4
Division 1 South-Winners 2003/04
League Cup-Runners-Up 1983/84
Division 1 league Cup Winners 1992/3
BIRMINGHAM COUNTY FA Saturday Vase-Runners-Up 1991/2 and 2003/4
WOLVERHAMPTON PREMIER LEAGUE Runners-Up 1948/9

OTHER CUPS Sir Alfred Bird-Winners 1948/9 and 1949/50 Wolverhampton Charity Winners 1949/50
J.W. Hunt-Winners 1948/49 Dudley Guest Hospital Winners 1912/13, 1920/21 and 1922/23

YOUTH TEAM HONOURS West Midlands (Regional) Youth League Youth League Cup Runners-up 1998/99
South Division League Runners up 1998/99 South Division Champions 2001/02
Midland Floodlit Youth League Western Division Champions 2003/04

The real history of Gornal Athletic is hidden in the depths of time - whilst the present club can trace its most recent incarnation back to 1945, there is no doubt that it has roots back in sides that were playing back at the turn of the century Reformed after World War II as Lower Gornal Athletic, the present club has played in a variety of leagues, including the Worcestershire Combination, Birmingham & District and currently the West Midlands (Regional). Without a doubt the team’s most successful period was the decade from the mid 1960s until 1975. During this time - in 1964/65 - the club recorded its highest ever position in the league (4th behind Kidderminster Harriers in the premier division of the West Midlands (Regional) League) and ten years later it had its best ever FA Cup run, reaching the Third Qualifying Round before losing to Nuneation Borough
It was also during this period - in 1965 - that the club received its highest ever transfer fee when George Andrews and Gary Bell signed for Cardiff City in a deal worth £2100. Subsequently George went on to play for Walsall and will be remembered by many for scoring the goal that knocked Newcastle out of the FA Cup
After several years of struggling, however, the team was relegated to Division One of the League in 1979/80 and it took until 1994 to reverse the drop when they won the Division One Cup and finished second to Stafford Town in the league. Unfortunately, the Club’s second spell in the Premier Division came to an end in 2002/3 when a miserable campaign saw us firmly anchored to the bottom of the league. The Club, however, was determined to bounce back to the top level as quickly as possible and indeed we finished last season by winning our very first senior league title. The Youth Team also did us proud by winning the Western Division of the Midland Floodlit Youth League at the very first attempt. Elsewhere the picture for Gornal Athletic is equally bright with 16 junior sides competing in the Stourbridge & District League and over 200 youngsters registered to the Club.
Indeed, as a Club we are looking ahead to the future with tremendous optimism. Project Duncan Edwards is now well on the way to fruition - a plan that will see us have one of the best football facilities in the West Midlands. We are not only confident that we will maintain our position as one of the strongest clubs in Dudley but also that we will further enhance our reputation across the whole Midland region.

GORNAL ATHLETIC


1972      Lower Gornal Athletic changed name
1980      Relegated to Division One
1993-94   West Midlands (Regional) League Division One runner-up
          Promoted to Premier Division
2003      Relegated to Division One South
2003-04   West Midlands (Regional) League Division One South Champions
          Promoted to Premier Division
2005-06   West Midlands (Regional) League runner-up
2010-11   West Midlands (Regional) League runner-up
2011-12   West Midlands (Regional) League Champions
2012-13   Joined Midland Alliance
2014-15   Rejoined West Midlands (Regional) League
          Missed runner-up spot on goal difference

SEASON    LEAGUE     P    W    D    L    F    A    P      POS

1972-73   W MID-P   30    8    7   15   25   53   23     13/16
1973-74   W MID-P   32    0    6   26   18   84    6     17/17
1974-75   W MID-P   30    6    6   18   26   59   18     14/16
1975-76   W MID-P   36   10    5   21   32   71   25     16/19
1976-77   W MID-P   40    5   13   22   37   76   23     20/21
1977-78   W MID-P   36    2    5   29   26  116    9     18/19
1978-79   W MID-P   34    4    5   25   21   91   13     18/18
1979-80   W MID-P   42    7   16   19   52   69   30     21/22
1980-81   W MID-1   42   16   12   14   59   54   44      9/22
1981-82   W MID-1   38   10    9   19   44   72   29     16/20
1982-83   W MID-1   32    9   13   10   41   36   31      7/17
1983-84   W MID-1   30   18    8    4   60   29   44      2/16
1984-85   W MID-1   34   10   11   13   45   53   31     10/18
1985-86   W MID-1   34    9    8   17   43   53   26     14/18
1986-87   W MID-1   38   11    8   19   61   75   30     14/20
1987-88   W MID-1   36    5    8   23   35   83   18     18/19
1988-89   W MID-1   34    8    7   19   51   78   31     16/18
1989-90   W MID-1   30   12    6   12   60   51   42      8/16
1990-91   W MID-1   28    7    7   14   30   49   28     13/15
1991-92   W MID-1   38   21    8    9   73   41   75      4/20
1992-93   W MID-1   36   17    8   11   75   52   59      5/19
1993-94   W MID-1   40   30    4    6   92   35   94      2/21
1994-95   W MID-P   36   12   10   14   53   54   46     11/19
1995-96   W MID-P   36   16    6   14   54   42   54      9/19
1996-97   W MID-P   34   15    8   11   55   48   53      8/18
1997-98   W MID-P   34   15    5   14   56   50   50      8/18
1998-99   W MID-P   40   14   11   15   68   65   53     11/21
1999-00   W MID-P   42   14    4   24   58   75   46     13/22
2000-01   W MID-P   44   10    7   27   59  105   37     21/23
2001-02   W MID-P   46    7   15   24   54  113   36     21/24
2002-03   W MID-P   42    7    7   28   41  106   28     22/22
2003-04   W MID-1S  30   24    2    4   72   12   74      1/16
2004-05   W MID-P   38   15    9   14   55   47   54     10/20
2005-06   W MID-P   42   25   11    6   74   32   86      2/22
2006-07   W MID-P   40   20   10   10   61   47   70      4/21
2007-08   W MID-P   40   10   12   18   46   63   42     16/21
2008-09   W MID-P   40   13   10   17   56   60   49     15/21
2009-10   W MID-P   40    9    8   23   47   81   35     17/21
2010-11   W MID-P   38   27    5    6  106   43   86      2/20
2011-12   W MID-P   42   33    6    3  149   47  105      1/22
2012-13   MID ALL   42   25   11    6   86   58   86      3/22
2013-14   MID ALL   42    8   10   24   53  106   34     20/22
2014-15   W MID-P   42   28    6    8  102   45   90      3/22
2015-16   W MID-P


F.A. CUP

F.A. CUP

1973-74   1Q    LYE TOWN                            H    0-0
          1Qr   LYE TOWN                            A    0-5
1974-75   1Q    REDDITCH UNITED                     A    1-2
1975-76   1Q    HIGHGATE UNITED                     H    1-0
          2Q    BELPER TOWN                         H    2-0
          3Q    NUNEATON BOROUGH                    A    1-1
          3Qr   NUNEATON BOROUGH                    H    0-3
1976-77   1Q    LYE TOWN                            H    1-3
1977-78   1Q    HALESOWEN TOWN                      H    1-3
1978-79   1Q    KEMPSTON ROVERS                     H    0-2
1979-80   1Q    RACING CLUB WARWICK                 A    1-1
          1Qr   RACING CLUB WARWICK                 H    2-3
1980-81   1Q    BEDWORTH UNITED                     A    0-2
2007-08   EP    MEIR K A                            H    0-3
2008-09   EP    PELSALL VILLA                       H    3-1
          PRE   HINCKLEY DOWNES                     A    4-0
          1Q    SOUTHAM UNITED                      H    0-0
          1Qr   SOUTHAM UNITED                      A    1-2
2011-12   EP    SHIFNAL TOWN                        H    2-2
          EPr   SHIFNAL TOWN                        A    4-3
          PRE   RUGBY TOWN                          A    0-0
          PREr  RUGBY TOWN                          H    4-3
          1Q    KIDSGROVE ATHLETIC                  A    0-3
2012-13   EP    MALVERN TOWN                        H    4-0
          PRE   COVENTRY SPHINX                     H    6-0
          1Q    SUTTON COLDFIELD TOWN               A    3-0
          2Q    WORCESTER CITY                      H    0-4
2013-14   EP    ELLESMERE RANGERS                   H    1-2
2014-15   EP    WESTFIELDS (HEREFORDS)              H    1-2
2015-16   EP    BROMSGROVE SPORTING                 H    1-2

F.A. TROPHY

1973-74   1Q    DUDLEY TOWN                         H    0-1
1974-75   PRE   DUDLEY TOWN                         H    0-1


F.A. VASE

F.A. VASE

1975-76   1     NEWFOUNDPOOL W M C                  A    2-4
1976-77   1     PAGET RANGERS                       H    0-1
1977-78   PRE   COLESHILL TOWN                      A    1-1
          PREr  COLESHILL TOWN                      H    1-4
1978-79   1     COVENTRY SPORTING                   A    0-2
1979-80   PRE   SOLIHULL BOROUGH                    H    2-1
          1     FAIRFORD TOWN                       H    0-1
1980-81   PRE   OADBY TOWN                          A    0-4
1996-97   2Q    BLOXWICH TOWN                       H    1-5
1997-98   1Q    STAPENHILL                          A    2-3
1998-99   2Q    WALSALL WOOD                        H    4-0
          1     STAVELEY MINERS WELFARE             H    0-2
1999-00   2Q    SOUTH NORMANTON ATHLETIC            A    2-1
          1     KNYPERSLEY VICTORIA                 A    1-2
2000-01   2Q    BRIDGNORTH TOWN                     H    0-4
2001-02   1Q    CHASETOWN                           H    1-2
2002-03   2Q    GROSVENOR PARK                      A    0-4
2003-04   2Q    ELLISTOWN                           A    SCR
2004-05   2Q    COVENTRY SPHINX                     A    1-2
2005-06   1Q    LEEK C S O B                        A    0-2
2006-07   2Q    SOUTH NORMANTON ATHLETIC            A    0-2
2007-08   1Q    HINCKLEY DOWNES                     A    0-2
2008-09   1Q    KIMBERLEY TOWN                      A    2-0
          2Q    NEWARK TOWN                         A    3-3
          2Qr   NEWARK TOWN                         H    0-1
2009-10   1Q    KNOWLE                              H    2-0
          2Q    WELLINGTON (HEREFORDS)              H    0-1
2010-11   2Q    PELSALL VILLA                       H    7-0
          1     WILLENHALL TOWN                     A    2-0
          2     BOLDMERE ST MICHAELS                A    2-1
          3     RUNCORN TOWN                        H    0-3
2011-12   1Q    LEEK C S O B                        A    1-0
          2Q    STUDLEY                             A    2-0
          1     CONTINENTAL STAR                    A    2-0
          2     BOSTON TOWN                         A    3-0
          3     GRESLEY                             A    2-4
2012-13   1Q    ATHERSTONE TOWN                     A    5-2
          2Q    NUNEATON GRIFF                      A    2-0
          1     LYE TOWN                            A    3-1
          2     COVENTRY SPHINX                     A    0-1
          3     BOSTON TOWN                         H    1-0
          4     WISBECH TOWN                        H    4-2
          5     BODMIN TOWN                         A    1-0
          QF    SPENNYMOOR TOWN                     A    1-3
2013-14   2     WISBECH TOWN                        H    3-6
2014-15   1Q    WOLVERHAMPTON SPORTING COMMUNITY    A    5-0
          2Q    STONE OLD ALLEYNIANS                A    4-0
          1     STUDLEY                             H    3-2
          2     THURNBY NIRVANA                     A    1-4
2015-16   1Q    LITTLETON                           H    0-4
2016-17   1Q    SHIFNAL TOWN                        A