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Morecambe
Christie Park
Lancaster Road
Morecambe
LA4 5TJ | map
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Tel: 01524 411 797

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There were a number of attempts to start up football in Morecambe at the beginning of the 1900s, all failing in what was strong Rugby territory. Finally in 1920 Morecambe F.C. was formed following a meeting at the West View Hotel and the team joined the Lancashire Combination League for 1920-21. The early years proved to be a struggle for survival, however, with poor results and low revenue. The club enjoyed a visit to the third round of the FA Cup in 1961-62 and in 1974 they beat Dartford in the final of the FA Trophy. Another barren period followed until the mid-1980s. This was the start of a period of steady improvement which saw them eventually find their way into the Conference. After their promotion to the Conference in 1995-96, Morecambe established themselves as one of the leading Conference clubs, finishing near the top on many occasions and having a few unsuccessful play-off appearances. In 2007, however, Morecambe went one better, seeing off York City in the play-off semi final to set up a Wembley appearance against Exeter City. They won 2-1 in from to 40,000 spectators to gain entrance to the Football League for the first time in the club's history.


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