British Timken Athletic

Club Profile

First Played: 1980-1

Win Rate: 100% (from 2 games)

Last Updated: 25 May 2023

When it comes to us here at Boro’, mention British Timken Athletic and there’s only three words you’ll need to know: Biggest. Ever. Victory. In December 1980, we totally tonked them; running in 11 goals to their one on the hallowed Broadhall Way turf. It’ll likely be a cold day in hell before we come close to that sort of scoreline. That isn’t meant as disrespect. But how often do Boro’ score five or six in a game, let alone 10 or 11? And that’s why we think this club will forever remain lodged in the Boro’ history books.


British Timken Athletic: The Facts

Who are British Timken Athletic?

It tells you a lot that, when you Google this side, this profile is one of the top results; such is the apparent dearth of concrete information out there. The team first turns up on the Football Club History Database‘s radar in 1961; joining the United Counties League in Division Two. This makes a lot of sense because that lines up with the fact that British Timken had a base in the Northampton area. And the first two years saw success; finishing second in their maiden season, before winning the title the following campaign.

This promoted them to Division One. But they didn’t manage to see things out at a higher level and were relegated back to Division Two three years later. In 1972, Division Two would become Division One – and we mention this purely for context. A second-place finish in 1974 wasn’t good enough for promotion, so they ended up staying in Division One for the duration; all present and correct when we turned up to that party in 1980. After we went up in 1981, Athletic played on until 1990 – when they departed the league.

And, presumably, no longer existed as a club.

British Timken Athletic: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 2 2 0 0 13 2 11 6 100%
Home 1 1 0 0 11 1 10 3 100%
Away 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3 100%
League 2 2 0 0 13 2 11 6 100%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

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

Saturday 06 December 1980

Saturday 23 August 1980

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