History of Evergreen PFC
Evergreen PFC (Evergreen Powerchair Football Club) was founded in 2008 and became part of Aspire Powerchair Sports Club. The team played in the WFA (Wheelchair Football Association) National League and they finished 2nd in the Sirus League One in the 2008/9 season.
In the 2009/10 season Evergreen PFC decided to field 2 teams in the National League and both teams were competing in Sirus League One. Evergreen’s 1st team won the League and their 2nd team came 2nd. Both teams were knocked out in the WFA Cup in the 2nd round. Evergreen’s 1st team lost to the eventual winners Aspire PFC, where Evergreen 2 lost to Celtic Storm 2nd team. Both Evergreen's 1st and 2nd teams ended up playing in the WFA Plate competition, where they met each other in the 1st round. Evergreen’s 1st team beat Evergreen 2 2-0 and they went on to win the WFA Plate beating Nottingham PFC in the final 3-0.
Having gained promotion the previous season Evergreen’s 1st team struggled in the 2010/11 season where they finished 5th in the Sirus Championship. Evergreen 2 also struggled and they finished 6th in the Sirus League One. Both teams lost in the 2nd round of the WFA Cup and were then placed in the WFA Plate. Evergreen’s 1st team lost in the 1st round, but Evergreen 2 made it to the semi-finals where they lost to Celtic Storm 2 who went onto win the WFA Plate. Evergreen 2 also competed in the WFA League One Cup, where they went on to finish runners up to Percy Hedley Panthers.
In the 2011/12 season Evergreen’s 1st team struggled in the Premiership season finishing 11th and thus being relegated to the Championship. Evergreen 2 had a decent season by finishing 4th in the Championship. Both teams competed in the WFA Cup where Evergreen 2 got knocked out in the 1st round to Celtic Storm. Evergreen’s 1st team progressed onto the quarter-finals, but also lost to Celtic Storm. Evergreen 2 failed to make it passed the group stages in the WFA Championship Cup.
The 2012/13 season saw the merge of both Evergreen’s 1st and 2nd teams. This new Evergreen team had a relatively successful season. They managed to come 3rd in the League, this earned them a Play-off place against Norwich City. Evergreen PFC also reached the quarter-finals of the WFA Cup where they knocked out Sevenoaks PFC along the way, but eventually lost to the champions Northern Thunder, who successfully defended their trophy. Evergreen PFC struggled in their group in the WFA Championship Cup, but progressed into the semi-finals with a last minute winner against Nottingham Forrest PFC. This set up a semi-final clash against the League champions Brighton and Hove Albion PFC for the final day. The final day of the 2012/13 season saw Evergreen PFC play their first match in the semi-final of the WFA Championship Cup. An early goal saw Evergreen PFC victorious with a 1-0 win against the League champions to set up a final against Middlesbrough PFC. The second game saw Evergreen PFC Play-off for promotion, against Norwich City. An early goal from Norwich City made it very hard for Evergreen PFC to come back. The match ended 1-0 to Norwich City, meaning Evergreen PFC would stay in the Championship Division for the following season. Evergreen’s final match for the 2012/13 season saw them in the final of the WFA Championship Cup where they played Middlesbrough PFC. A close battle throughout the match which saw both teams create chances. Eventually with 4 minutes to go Evergreen PFC scored. The matched finished 1-0 and Evergreen PFC won their 3rd trophy.
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