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Former FA Trophy winners trying to change names after 84 years of existence – & it’s not gone down well!

It has caused a lot of upset for fans of current EvoStik Premier Division side North Ferriby United as it has been revealed that they have applied to change their name apparently to East Hull FC.

Formed in 1934, the club reached the Premier Division of the NPL for the first time in the clubs history in 2005, after winning the Division 1 of the NPL. In 2013, North Ferriby won promotion to the Conference North.

In 2015, they beat Wrexham of the Conference Premier to win the 2014–15 FA Trophy. They were promoted to the National League in 2016, having won the National League North play-offs.

North Ferriby failed to make a push for League football and spent much of the 2016–17 season near the bottom of the National League and were eventually relegated having spent just a year in the 5th tier.

On 22 November, 2017 the ownership of the club was transferred from the Foster family to Jamie Waltham. The following day the incoming owner sacked Manager Steve Housham and assistant manager Darryn Stamp due to the previous relegation from the National League and the subsequent run of poor results that left The Villagers rock bottom of the National League North.[8] Housham was replaced as Manager by former captain Chris Bolder.

On 21 March 2018 a second relegation in two seasons was confirmed after a 1-1 draw at home to visiting league leaders Salford City F.C., as Bolder failed to save The Villagers from dropping out of the National League North.

Here’s some reaction to the news:

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