Dunston UTS FC Chronology




Formed, played in the Northern Amateur League as Whickham Sports FC, team manager founder John Thompson.  


League Champions, Won Northern Amateur League Cup, Gateshead Charity Cup Winners.  
  1979-80 League Position 2nd, League Cup runners up, runners up in the Durham Minor Cup, League Shield Winners,  
  1980-81 League Shield Winners, Heddon Holmes Cup Winners.  
  1981-82 Joined Northern Combination League, League position 6th, League Cup runners up, Durham County Cup Winners.  
  1982-83 Changed name to Dunston Mechanics FC, league position 3rd, new team manager Tom Cooney.  
  1983-84 League position 2nd, League Cup Winners.  
  1984-85 League position 2nd, League Cup Runners Up, new team manager Peter Quigley.  
  1985-86 League position 2nd, League Cup Runners Up, played this season at Marley Hill.  


Changed name to Dunston Federation Brewery FC, moved to new ground Federation Park, League position 1st, new team manager Alan Stott.  
  1987-88 Moved up into the Wearside League, League position 9th, Sunderland Shipowners Cup Winners.  



League position 1st, first entry in the FA Vase. Aug 15 v NUFC for official opening of Federation Park, opened by

Newcastle manager Iam McFaul, Fed lost 2-1.



League position 1st, team manager Peter Quigley returns, Monkwearmouth Cup runners up.

  1990-91 League position 2nd, League Cup winners. August 27th Paul Gascoigne "Gazza" Opens new stand which is named after him.  



Now in Northern League Division 2, League position 5th, first FA Cup entry v Guisborough won 1-0.

January 6th, official opening of the new floodlight system played NUFC Fed won 2-1



League Division 2 Champions, reached round 6 of FA Vase. April 10th ground hopper game v Evenwood at The Fed we won 3-0.  
  1993-94 League position 11th, Division One enter FA Trophy instead of the FA Vase.  
  1995-96 League position 6th, League Cup runners up.  



League position 12th our lowest league position, In our FA Cup tie against Hebburn on the 30.08.96 Fed won 5-0 Gary McDonald

scored all 5 goals.



New team manager Bobby Scaife. League position 4th, League Cup Winners, Charity Shield runners up. Entry back into FA Vase.

  1998-99 League position 4th, League Cup Winners, Charity Shield runners up.  
  1999-00 League position 3rd, League Cup Winners, Charity Shield Winners.  
  2000-01 League position 2nd, Charity Shield Winners.  
  2001-02 League position 3rd,  
  2002-03 League position 8th,  





April 20th 2004 Dunston played their 500th League game v Billingham Town (A).

13th December 2003 R. Pitt scores Dunston's 1000th League goal at Bedlington Terriers.

League position 1st, League Cup Winners:- game won by golden goal scorer David Southern on 105th minute. 2-1.

Charity Shield Winners





League position 1st, League Cup Winners, Durham Challenge Cup runners up.

Dunston played 40 League games and only lost one game all season, the very last one away at Bedlington.

Charity Shield Winners.





Fed obtain new shirt sponsors for both home and away strips. Home strip is Dunston Van & Truck Centre, away strip is Astley Signs,

13th September Dunston won their 500th Northern League game at home against Brandon Utd. Dunston finish 3rd in the League and became

Northern League Cup runners up. Charity Shield Winners




Manager Bobby Scaife steps down Assistant Manager Perry Briggs takes over.

League position 7th. Club change name from Dunston Federation Brewery FC to Dunston Federation F.C.




Dunston finish 6th in the League, apply for the UniBond, in hope for a sponsor and need to finish 6th to join.

The Fed withdrew their intentions for the UniBond for the lack of a main sponsorship.

  2008-09 Perry Briggs stands down as team manager Billy Irwin takes over, Dunston finish 6th again in the league.  

June The club obtain new main sponsor, UTS Ltd are the new sponsors and the club are renamed

Dunston UTS Football Club, ground name changed to UTS Stadium.

  2009-10 Dunston UTS finish the Northern League in 4th position under Billy Irwin's first season as club manager.  





Dunston UTS finish the Northern League in 7th place, Dunston reach the final of the Durham Challenge Cup beaten by Gateshead Reserves,

Dunston also reached the last eight of the FA Vase.

With a hectic season Dunston played 26 games within nine weeks towards the end of the season winning 14 and drawn 6.

Matty Annan sports therapist sadly died.  Awards.. Player of the season & goal of the season at Penrith away Lee McAndrew, top goal scorer

& Players player Andrew Bulford.  Matty Annan memorial trophy Ben Cattanach.






Dunston UTS FC are the 2012 FA Vase Winners after beaten West Auckland 2-0 at Wembley on the 13th May, Andrew Bulford scored both

goals he was also award man of the match, Andrew also became all time top league scorer for Dunston after ending the season on 89 goals

beaten previous leader Andrew Fletchers record of 86 goals Andrew Bulford scored his 87th goal on the 31st January 2012 against Marske United.

Andrew also became Dunston's all time top scorer with 134 goals in all competitions passing Andrew Fletchers record of 119.

In the League Dunston UTS come 3rd seven points behind the champions.





In the league Dunston UTS finished 5th, Dunston also won the Northern League Division One Fair Play and Good Conduct awards, at the clubs

annual presentation night Michael Robson, Kane Young and Steven Pickering were awarded for their long service after calling it a day,

Andrew Bulford top goal scorer, Michael Dixon was voted player of the season and committee player of the season with Dale Burrell voted players player of the season,



Dunston UTS finished 7th in the League. Reached round 6 of the FA Vase.

At the clubs presentation night, club captain Ben Cattanach was voted the Player of the year and the Committee's player of the year.

Lee McAndrew was voted Players Player of the year and Andrew Bulford clubs top goal scorer.

Ben Cattanach announced his retirement at the clubs presentation night. Lee McAndrew joins Spennymoor Town.







Dunston UTS finished 6th in the League, Reached Round 5 of the FA Vase, Lee McAndrew re-joins.

Steve Wraith joins club as Commercial Manager, Pavel Srnicek became club�s first honorary vice-president.

Player awards :- Player of the Season Luke Gilhespy, Players Player Dale Burrell, Committees Player Luke Gilhespy,

Top Goalscorer Andrew Bulford