Northampton Spencer

Club Profile

First Played: 1981-2

Win Rate: 100% (from 1 games)

Last Updated: 02 July 2022

Oooh Betty! Northampton Spencer weren’t the biggest football club in their hometown, but they’ve not been the biggest bother to the local public purse either. So, what’s our role in their story? Oooh Betty! Well, just the one meeting in the United Counties League Knockout Cup was all we managed against them. In a weird coincidence, the Millers were a United Counties League Premier Division side for the 1980-1 season. But they were relegated to Division One as we came up.

For the next three seasons that we played in the Premier, the Millers had to make do with Division One life. We then left the UCL at the end of the 1983-4 campaign; one term before they came back up. After relegation back to Division One in 2012, the Millers stormed to the title at the third attempt. It secured a return to the Premier Division – but only for one season. With their chairman retiring in summer 2016, Spencer shut down.


Northampton Spencer: The Facts

Northampton Spencer: Who Are They?

The Millers no longer exist – as you’d guess from the use of the past tense in our opener. Not, at least, in the form we’d come to know-ish. Forming in 1936, their unique (as far as we can be arsed to research) suffix is an obvious result of the club’s original name: Spencer School Old Boys. There’s little we can tell you about their fortunes up until 1968, however. It was all junior and local level stuff; more of which can be read here.

In 1968, though, came the chance to join the United Counties League. Northampton Spencer took to Division Two like a duck to water in that debut campaign; scoring 123 times, but still only coming second. It was plenty to see ’em up into Division One. In 1972, Division One was renamed the Premier Division – that’s not our fault. Here, they’d remain heading into the 1980s in spite of a run of ever-worse finishes that ended at the bottom.

Northampton Spencer: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 100%
Home 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 0 100%
Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
League 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0%
Cup 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 n/a 100%

* league points only

Northampton Spencer: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Monday 09 November 1981

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