British Timken Duston

Club Profile

First Played: 1980-1

Win Rate: 50% (from 4 games)

Last Updated: 29 June 2022

British Timken Duston aren’t a side you should confuse with the Athletic version of this side. We didn’t beat Duston 11-1 for a start! Looking at our past league titles, Boro’ had some tight battles and fierce rivals to overcome. Think the 1985-6 season, when Kingsbury Town took it down to the final day. Or Enfield’s relentless push as we won the Diadora League Premier Division? We’d even give the lads at Woking some credit for our 1995-6 title push. In the case of our first title, it was only British Timken Duston who came anywhere close to stopping us finishing on top of the pile.

After getting promoted with us from United Counties League Division One at the end of the 1980-1 campaign, Duston couldn’t stick around with us; falling back down at the end of the 1981-2 campaign. They stayed at that level until 1995, when the club left the UCL. By this point, they’d also dropped Duston from their name.


British Timken Duston: The Facts

Who are British Timken Duston Football Club?

Now, we think we may struggle with this one. Duston aren’t a team that left many online records for us to trawl through. Let’s start with the name, then. British Timken came to life in 1937 as the UK arm of US firm Timken. Duh. In 1941, it set up shop in the Northants village of Duston. Now, it stands to reason that British Timken Duston were therefore a works team for the factory. And the Football Club History Database shows them turning up in the United Counties League in 1950.

Why do we know them?

This could be a short one, y’know. We’re already leaping ahead to this section. So, you get a sign of how little we can pull out on them. After starting out in the UCL’s second division in 1950, they went up to Division One at the second attempt; scoring 117 goals, but only finishing seventh! It’s not the only time they went goal crazy. The 1957-8 campaign is the pick of the bunch – 125 goals from 32 games (averaging nearly four game) and still only finishing second.

There were also some huge bum notes along the way too. The 1973-4 season ended in relegation to what was called Division Two at the time. They conceded 130 goals! That’s only 26 more than the previous campaign, in which they stayed up. Crazy numbers, eh? A few years later (1979-80), things got better – and they were crowned UCL Division Two champions; returning back “up” to Division One. And this was the moment that put them onto a collision course with Boro’.

Even if we can’t work out the structure of the UCL up until that point…

British Timken Duston: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 4 2 2 0 7 2 5 8 50%
Home 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 4 50%
Away 2 1 1 0 4 2 2 4 50%
League 4 2 2 0 7 2 5 8 50%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

British Timken Duston: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 27 February 1982

Wednesday 20 January 1982

Saturday 14 March 1981

Saturday 21 February 1981

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