CLUB HISTORY

The club began its current incarnation back in 1987. Having reached to upper age group in the Portsmouth junior, a group of players decided to continue playing as Portsmouth Civil Service reserves.

Gradually most of the players moved up to the first team and by 1991 the side had risen from the Portsmouth League to Hampshire League division one on the back of three successive promotions. The club's league success was matched in cup competitions with Portsmouth Senior Cup wins in 1991 and 1992, and Hampshire Intermediate Cup victories in 1992 and 1993.

After several seasons in the upper reaches of the Hampshire League, it became apparent that the club would have to move away from their home at Copnor Road if they were to progress.  After scouring the city, the club agreed a lease on the old Moneyfields sports ground in Copnor, and so, in 1994, it moved to its current ground and became part of the club whose name they now carry.

The Division One years were particularly successful and under the management of George Wain and Mickey Gee, Moneys never finished lower than sixth and clinched the 1996/97 league championship by 15 points.

Success on the field was matched by extensive ground developments off it thanks to a national lottery sports fund grant.  New changing rooms, offices and a floodlit all-weather pitch were constructed as part of the scheme to bring the facilities up to Wessex League standard.

With the requisite developments in place, the 1997/98 campaign saw a tense battle with Blackfield and Langley to see who would claim a spot in the Jewson Wessex league.  Although Blackfield just piped them in the table, Moneyfields' better facilities meant it was they who claimed promotion.

The first season in the Wessex league saw the club surprise many people by finishing sixth.  The next couple of seasons saw the club post respectable top-ten finishes, but, after finishing a disappointing sixteenth in 2000/01, Messrs Wain and Gee decided to step down after 13 seasons  charge.

Under the managerial partnerships of Calvin Hore and Terry Arnold/Paul Gregory, and Craig Stafford and Miles Rutherford, the club has established itself in the middle third of the table as well as embarking on a series of runs in the FA Cup and FA Vase.

The management line up was boosted in 2004/05 by the arrival of Bobby De St Croix and Alan Smith from Havant and Waterlooville. Where the duo management led us to mid table, for two seasons and getting to the final of the Portsmouth senior cup in 2005/06 losing 4-3 to Gosport borough at west Leigh park.

And in 2006/07 finishing 3rd round of the FA Vase against  AFC Totton 2007/08 Saw the sudden departure midseason of Craig Stafford, leading a season to finishing 7th in the league.

Finishing as Runners up in the league cup from Wimborne town who beat us up by 1-0.

And reaching the 2nd Qualifier in the FA Cup against Team Bath.

2008/09 Saw Moneyfields Best Start to the season leading the remaining 21 teams for a short period of time, and seeing young Connor Bailey Scoring Moneys 100th Goal of the season.

The Season Ending positively with the first team and reserves both Finishing third in the table

2009/10 saw Moneyfields, worst season at home, with only 5 home wins all season leaving the club in
12th place. The Reserves ending in 4th place. After five seasons of Moneyfields Glory Bobby St Croix
Retired as Manager. Replaced by Former Manager Micky Gee son Graeme Gee who has also been a very loyal player to the team over the years.

2010/11 Season saw us finishing seventh, in the Wessex premier, with Warren Hunt topping a club record of 35 goals in a season, beating Previous Top Season Goal Scorer Lee Moulds. The Reserves Finishing Fourth In The Wessex Combination,

With the reserves losing 1-0 In the final of the Portsmouth Senior Cup against Horndean.

2011/12 Season saw us finishing Fourth in the Wessex Premier with Former AFC Bournemouth player Steve Hutchinson finishing Top Goal Scorer of the Season at 34 Goals. The Reserves Finishing Fourth in the new forms  Wyvern Combination Football League Premier Division  With the reserves losing for the second year in the row in the Portsmouth senior cup Final against United services, being hosted at the glorious Fratton Park Grounds  losing 4-3.

2012/13 finalists in the Portsmouth Senior Cup ended when the Club won the trophy in 2013.

2013/14 were losing finalists  in the Portsmouth Senior Cup.

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Mneyfields FC are located at:

Moneyfields Ave

Copnor

Portsmouth

PO3 6LA

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