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Thetford Town FC was founded in 1883. Up until the First World War, the club played in the Norwich and District League. At that time, Thetford was in both Norfolk and Suffolk, which meant the club were able to enter both Norfolk and Suffolk County Cup competitions. In 1911, the club won the Suffolk Junior Cup.  


After the First World War, the club played in both the Norfolk and Suffolk Premier Leagues and won the Norfolk Senior Cup in 1948 and the Norfolk and Suffolk League Championship in the 1954/55 season. The boundaries were then altered, with Thetford becoming part of the county of Norfolk. In the 1981/82 season, the club finished runner’s up in the Norfolk Senior Cup. In the 1989/90 season, they finished runners-up in the newly formed Jewson League. 


In 1990/91, the club had one of their best ever seasons, winning the Norfolk Senior Cup, beating St.Andrews 4-3 in the final and reaching the Fourth Round of the FA Vase. 

Fast forwarding to more recent times, after a poor spell for a number of seasons, the 2010-11 season was a turning point for the club. After many years in the middle and lower reaches of the First Division, the club finished fifth in the league. They also reached the final of the First Division Knockout Cup to cap a great season, although they were narrowly beaten in the final, going down 3-1 after extra time as Gorleston lifted the trophy.  


2011/12 saw the club build further on the momentum of the last two seasons. They gained promotion to the Premier Division, under manager Mark Scott, finishing runners up behind Godmanchester Rovers on goal difference. There was double heartache as the club were runners up again, this time in the Norfolk Senior Cup. Again, it was Gorleston who emerged victorious in front of 1,150 fans at Norwich City’s Carrow Road.  


After maintaining the club’s Premier Division status for the following three seasons, early in the 2015/16 season, the club parted ways with Scott. Danny White was appointed as the new player-manager in October. The rest of the season was a struggle, as the club found themselves towards the bottom of the table, but ultimately stayed up. 


The 2016/17 season was a vast improvement as the club finished in 7th place, the highest finish for the club in 26 years. The following two seasons saw the club finish just below mid-table, following inconsistent campaigns. However, the club reached a cup final in each season, firstly losing to Brantham Athletic in the Thurlow Nunn Challenge Cup, followed by a 2-1 AET defeat in the Norfolk Senior Cup final to Dereham Town at Carrow Road. 

After winning their first game of the 2019-20 season, the club went on an awful run of form that saw them lose ten successive league games. After nearly four years at the club, manager Danny White stepped down from his role. Matt Morton, who had been player-coach, stepped up to the manager’s job. 


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