) The Crown Ground Livingstone Road Accrington Lancashire BB5 5BX Telephone - 01254 356 950 Capacity - 5,057 (2,000 Seated) Formed - 1891 Nickname(s) - Stanley Club Colours - All Red - White Trim Current League - League 2 Conference National Winners - 2005-06 The name of Accrington Stanley was made famous by a milk advert involving Ian Rush in the 1980's, which played on the obscurity of the club.
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Kirkham & Wesham FC as they were known played their first season in the West Lancashire League in 1988-89, taking the place previously held by Kirkham Town FC in Division 1.
The following season they finished bottom of this division and were relegated to Division 2.
The current Accrington Stanley team is, however, not connected with previous Football League clubs with the same or similar names.
When the league formed in 1888, one of the founding members was Accrington FC.
They were formed at a meeting at the town library in 1968 and having played in non-league football for 44 years, finally gave Accrington a Football League club again after winning the Conference National in 2006.