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The club has worked hard to establish itself in the premier division.
For the new season they will be under the guidance of the new management team of Andy Shanks and former player Martin Pattison.
They were appointed after the departure of Ray Price and his coaching team, which included John Price and Dave Hill.
Last season they started brightly but lost their rhythm through the bad weather.
Scoring was their biggest problem with only 48 goals in 38 games and leading scorer Dave Elvidge provided the bulk of them.
Their record of 50 goals against compared favourably with teams above them and 14th position is one they want to climb above next time.
The biggest success in recent seasons was reaching the fifth round of the FA Vase in 1999-2000.
They were defeated 2-0 by Ellesmere Port-based Vauxhall Motors who were also runaway winners of the Bass North West Counties League.
Eccleshill have been in the Northern Counties east league premier division since winning the first division title in the 1996-97 season.
Since then it has been a case of consolidation and they have largely finished in mid-table positions.
The club is young compared with other local clubs competing in the Northern Counties East and UniBond Leagues.
They was formed in 1948 as Eccleshill FC and made their way steadily through the ranks.
Eccleshill climbed from the old Bradford Amateur League to the West Riding County Amateur League where they won the premier division in 1976-77.
Since being elevated to the Northern Counties East League they have worked to develop their team as well as their facilities at Plumpton Park.
The ground has accommodation for 2,225 fans but that has never seriously been tested. The club’s record gate is listed as the 715 who saw them play Bradford City in the 1996-97 season.
Apart from the FA Vase run in 1999-2000, Eccleshill have not had a great deal of joy in cups, their biggest win was 10-1 over Blackpool Mechanics in a first qualifying round tie.
The most famous player to appear for the club was former Bradford City player and manager Terry Dolan.

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