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1. Short History of BTFC for Programmes

Following the demise of the orginal Baldock Town FC in 2001 the new Baldock Town were formed from the Baldock Town Youth FC as an outlet for youth squads in 2003. The new Baldock Town played its first competitive match in September 2003 in the North Herts League at ‘The Shed’ on Clothall Road, Baldock. The match was against Magnum with a Rob Foster hat-trick sealing a 5-1 win. The club then progressed from the North Herts League to the Herts Senior County League (HSCL). The 1st Team won Div 1 of the HSCL in their debut season in 2007/2008.
For three seasons from 2008 the team played its home matches on at the County Ground, Letchworth but they returned to Baldock to play at their old ground in Norton Road now known as the North Herts Arena.
After three near misses the 1st Team finally won the HSCL Premier Divtitle in 2012. Unfortunately due to ground grading issues the team were unable to take their place in the Spartan Southern Midlands League (SSML).
In order to achieve its ambition of playing at the highest possible level the Team were forced to move to ground share with Hitchin FC. The club finished in second place the following season but this proved to be good enough to secure that elusive promotion to the SSML. The side, managed by former player Scott Grant, also won the Herts Senior Centenary Trophy for the first time and retained the Anagram Records Trophy.
The next two seasons saw a period of consolidation for the 1st Team as they finished 7th and 10th, respectively, in SSML Div 1 (Step 6 on the Non-League pyramid). After three seasons at Hitchin the club moved to share with Stotfold FC. Luke Gregson then took over in 2015, following Grant’s resignation, and assisted by Dean Gilbert the team then went on a superb run and ended up just missing out on promotion. The 3rd place finish was the highest placing in their recent history.
The 2017-18 season proved to be momentus as Baldock Town continued to progress and finished second in Div 1 and were duly promoted to the SSML Premier Division. The team continued with its run of excellent form and finished in 5th place in their first season in the SSML Premier Division. The following season Baldock managed to get to 12th position before the season was prematurely ended as Covid 19 started to take hold. Luke Gregson decided to step down at the end of that season and Adam Fisher took over as Manager, assisted by Rob Bates.
Baldock only managed 12 games in the 2020-21 season as Covid-19 pandemic eventually won and the League was abandoned. Rob Bates took over as Manager during the summer of 2021 and started the season with some great Cup performances but failed to turn that into League form and are currently at the bottom of he League. Rob Bates has since resigned and Dave McAdam is currently Managing the Team. The Team currently ground share with Arlesey FC.