A-Z of Clubs continued: From Malvern to Rushall
#MALVERN TOWN - The Banks's Premier League club are currently in their sevth term with the MFYL, having joined the Southern Division in 96/97, and have improved their league position each season so far and have finished in third place for the last two seasons. Had an early success in 97/98 when they became the first winners of the Herefordshire FA Youth Cup.
#MARCONI - This Coventry-based club joined the league only four seasons ago, adapting quickly to the standard to finish a creditable fifth in a very competitive Central Division. They then surpassed that by finishing runners up for the next two seasons, besides reaching the League Cup final and winning the Birmingham FA Youth Cup. They have also enjoyed impressive runs in the FA Youth Cup, and last season finished fourth in the Eastern Division.
MILE OAK ROVERS - The Tamworth-based club spent four seasons in the Northern Division between 88-92, with a best finish of seventh, and rejoined for the 01/02 campaign. Despite a worthwhile fifth place behind the likes of Walsall and Shrewsbury they have again resigned from the MFYL.
#MOOR GREEN - Entered the Northern Division in 86/87, and took third place the following season. Moved into the Southern section, but left the league after four more seasons. Now back in the league for the 03/04 campaign, in partnership with Solihull College.
NEWTON ALBION - Joined in 83/84 and had a fair degree of success in their six seasons. In their first campaign they finished third in the Southern Division, before a switch to the Northern section saw them both runners up and then champions during the next three seasons.
#NUNEATON BOROUGH - Another of the MFYL's long-serving clubs, and currently in their 17th season. Elected to the Northern Division in 84/85, they took the runners-up position in 87/88, which launched them on a tremendous nine-year run that saw them finish 2nd-3rd-4th-3rd-1st-1st-2nd-3rd-2nd in consecutive years, and they also took the League Cup in 94/95. Returned to the league in 00/01 and swept to a league and League Cup "double" to earn a place in the Premier Division for 01/02. have marked their first two seasons in the "top flight" with third and fourth place finishes.
#NUNEATON GRIFF - The fast developing Midland Combination club have now added an Under 18 side, which will play in the Eastern Division for the 2003/04 campaign.
OADBY TOWN - The Leicestershire side's only season - 98/99 - saw them finish fifth in the Northern Division.
OLDBURY UNITED - One of the original 12 members in 82/83, United finished second in the Southern Division the following season. After a long lapse they re-entered for 2001/02 in the Central section, but after a further season in the Western section the club has sadly axed its youth team again.
OLDSWINFORD - Spent just one season with the MFYL in 89/90, propping up the Southern Division at the end of it.
PAGET RANGERS - The now defunct Birmingham club had only six seasons with the league, but played in all five divisions and won two of them ! In the league's inaugural 82/83 season they finished third in the single division, then the following year were fourth in the Southern. They returned to the league in 88/89 for a two-season spell in the Northern Division, finishing first and third, then after a 10-year break were back in 99/00 to win the Central Division convincingly and earn a place in the Premier for 00/01 season. A "double" just eluded them in 99/00 when they were beaten in the final of the Birmingham FA Youth Cup. As the club folded at the end of 01/02 the youth team went out on a "high", an excellent fourth place in the Premier Division and a narrow League Cup final defeat against Walsall at Bescot Stadium.
PEGASUS JUNIORS - The Hereford-based Hellenic League club spent four season in the Southern Division, but although league success eluded them they battled to the Herefordshire FA Youth Cup final in 99/00 before being beaten by Kidderminster Harriers.
PELSALL VILLA - This long-established Midland Alliance club, who also have a side in the West Midland Youth League, linked up with local boys club Cresswell Wanderers for a single first appearance in the MFYL for 2002/03.
#PERSHORE TOWN - Had two 3-season spells in the Southern Division, 91-94 and 97-00, with fifth being their highest placing. Re-entered the MFYL for the 01/02 season.
#QUORN - The Leicestershire club surprised everyone when they arrived for the 97/98 season, matching their excellent facilities and playing surface with a squad of players any club would be proud of. In fact so impressed were West Bromwich Albion on their first visit that they asked if they could travel all the way back up there to play their home match later in the season!. Finishing third in their first season (behind Leicester City and Burton Albion) they could hardly be denied a place in the new Premier Division the following year, and fully justified their inclusion with respective fifth, fourth, fourth and fifth places. Reached the County Cup final for the first time in 00/01.
#RACING CLUB WARWICK - Elected to the Southern Division in 96/97 and improved their position in each of their four seasons, culminating in their 99/00 title win, when they pipped Hereford United to earn a place in the Premier Division. After two seasons in the Premier they were placed in the Eastern Division for the 02/03 campaign.
REDDITCH UNITED - Despite only joining the MFYL in 98/99 the Reds quickly established themselves. An impressive first season in the Southern Division brought third place, while in 00/01 they did exceptionally well to beat some strong sides to the Central Division runners-up spot. Won the Worcestershire FA Youth Cup in 99/01. Left the MFYL again at the end of the 01/02 campaign.
ROSS TOWN - The Hellenic League club left the MFYL at the end of the 99/00 season, following two years in the Southern Division. Having to travel to Cinderford for home first team games, and to Hereford for youth fixtures, finally meant the club having to axe the youth team to cut spiralling costs.
#RUGBY TOWN - A new club formed for 00/01, with their first team in the Midland Combination and a youth side in the Northern Division of the MFYL playing their games at Lutterworth Town FC. Switched to the Central Division for the 01/02 campaign, and steadily improving results over their two seasons culminated in a well-merited third place in last season's Eastern Division.
#RUGBY UNITED - This was the club known as VS Rugby until the end of the 99/00 season. With an impressive looking squad they continued in the Central Division and finished fourth in 00/01, before winning Rugby's first-ever MFYL title the following season. Sadly their debut season in the Premier section was marred by manager/player changes and they have dropped down into the Eastern Division for 2003/04. (See under VS Rugby for previous record)
#RUSHALL OLYMPIC - This Staffordshire club had a six-season stay in the MFYL from 84-90, twice finishing fourth in the Southern Division. Now an established Midland Alliance club, they returned to the MFYL for the 02/03 campaign to join the Western Division.