The Dovecote
Butthole Lane,
LE12 9BN

Tel: 01509-650992

Website ShepshedDynamo

The Dynamo

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County affiliation:
County FA

Peter McGurk

Club Secretary
David Wheatley


Southern League Midland Runners Up 1983-84
Northern Counties (East) Champions 1982-83
Northern Counties (East) League Cup Winners 1982-83
Midland Counties League Champions 1981-82
Midland Counties League Cup Winners 1981-82
Midland Football Alliance Champions 1995-96
Leicestershire Senior League Champions 1910-11, 1920-21, 1978-79, 1979-80, 1980-81
Runners up 1921-22
Div 2 Champions 1953-54/1965/66/1977/78
Div 2 Cup 1977/78
Leicestershire Senior Cup Winners 1977-78/1979-80/1981-82/1983-84/
Loughborough Charity Cup Winners 1992-93

The town of Shepshed, adjacent to Junction 23 of the M1 in the north of Leicestershire, has had football teams associated with it since 1879. Whilst many of these teams achieved local recognition over the years it was with the formation of the Charterhouse club in the mid-1970’s that the name of Shepshed became known nationally. Between 1978 and 1984 the club rose from the lower reaches of the Leicestershire Senior League to the Southern League Premier Division, winning seven consecutive Promotions (including six successive championship titles). During this period they also reached the Semi-Final of the F.A. Vase, and the 1st Round Proper of the F.A. Cup. The club became widely travelled during the 1980’s. After leaving the Leicester Senior League in 1981, they joined the Midland Counties League for a season, then spending a single season in the Northern Counties East League. Members of the Southern League until 1988, the club then moved to the Northern Premier League, where they were to stay until 1993. Unfortunately the Charterhouse club, then known by its original name of Shepshed Albion, closed down in 1994. The current Dynamo club was formed in the summer of that year in an attempt to resurrect the town’s former glories on the football field. Initially playing in the newly formed Midland Alliance, the club enjoyed a successful first season, finishing 4th in the new league. The following season, under Manager Mark O’Kane, the club won the title by eight points. The season included a remarkable 23 game unbeaten start, which stretched into March.
After a hectic summer of improvement works, completed with financial help from Charnwood Borough Council and many hours of labour by club staff and supporters, the club took up their place in the Dr Martens League for the 1996/97 campaign.
Whilst league success proved harder to come by in it’s first season in the Dr Martens League, the club more than made up for this in the F.A. Cup, emulating their famous predecessors by reaching the 1st Round Proper. Despite a heavy defeat at the hands of Carlisle United, 0-6 being the final score, the memory of the day will live long with all that were there. The second season in the Dr Martens proved less successful, and with the team struggling near to the bottom of the league, Manager Mark O’Kane was replaced in February 1998, by John Hanna. The change of leadership had the desired effect with the club climbing to a creditable 16th place by the end of the campaign. 1998/99 saw the best season to date. The club were in the top six in the league for most of the season, but slipped to a final placing of 10th, after a poor run-in that was not helped by player availability problems. 1999/2000, the Centenary year for the club’s ground ‘The Dovecote’, saw a season-long battle against relegation, a final placing of 18th and the resignation of Hanna in July 2000. His Assistant, Dave Williams, was immediately appointed as Manager. His first season in charge, on a reduced budget, saw a creditable 15th place finish. The last two seasons have seen the financial purse strings tightened even further, however the management and players remained loyal and whilst Shepshed flirted with relegation, a 16th place position was comfortably achieved in both seasons and the prestigious Loughborough Charity Cup was also won twice. Last season, Shepshed also became the first non-league club to play at Leicester City’s new Walkers Stadium, where they narrowly lost 0–1 in the County Cup Final against a host side containing six first-team players. The 2002/03 season saw Dynamo finish in 16th place, averaging a point a game from their league programme


Head to head
Mossley v Shepshed Dynamo (Shepshed Charterhouse / Shepshed Albion)

P - 12 W - 7 D - 2 L - 3 F - 16 A - 12
1988-89 NPL
Home W 2-1 Rice-2
Away L 1-2 Scott
1989-90 NPL
Home D 1-1 Quinn
Away W 2-1 Jackson-2
1990-91 NPL
Home W 1-0 H.Cunningham
Away D 0-0
1991-92 NPL
Home W 2-1 Bowler, own goal
Away W 2-1 Bowler, own goal
2004-05 UniBond League Division One
Home L 0-1 -
W 1-0 Howard
2005-06 UniBond League Division One
Away L 1-2 Giggs

2005-06 FA Trophy 1st Q Round
Home W 3-2 Denney, Giggs, Knight