Thrapston Town: Club Profile
Established in 1960, we knew Thrapston Town as the more exotically-named Venturas; meeting them during our UCL days. For our dominance during our 1980-1 Division One title-winning campaign, the Thrapo made us work. We ground out a 2-1 win in our first-ever meeting at BHW, before drawing 1-1 at their place on Valentine’s Day 1981. To cap the campaign off, we beat them much more comfortably in the United Counties League cup final that year.
After plodding along in Division One after we left, the Thrapo did win promotion to the Premier Division eventually. That happened as 2010-1 runners-up. But their stay at a higher level didn’t last long; their one and only Premier Division campaign seeing them come bottom and conceding more than 100 goals. In 2019, Town (as they’d now been called since 1996) left the UCL for the Northants Combination.
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Thrapston Town Ground Information
Thrapston Town Travel Information – Distance: 49 miles
Head on up the A1(M) and A1 towards Peterborough, before switching to the A14 towards the Midlands. You’ll be wanting to exit the A14 at Junction 13, which takes you onto the A45 for Wellingborough among others.
Take the fourth exit at the roundabout, however, and join the A605 for 0.3 miles. At the roundabout that follows, take the first exit and go left onto Huntingdon Road.
Continue onto High Street for a short while, before turning right for Chancery Lane. You will find the ground on the left at the junction with Meadow Lane.
It’s a small car park at Thrapston Sports Club, so perhaps being ready to bag a street parking space will mean you won’t find it difficult to dump the car.
Thrapston is another of those places that isn’t currently blessed by a rail link, so that rules the train out.