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Ground/Game/Day Enjoyment 9/10
Freeway Park is a smashing little set up and like me you will receive a warm welcome .
Impressive clubhouse, decent catering facilities and well stocked club shop. I liked the ground as it had a homely feel about it. It was also FA Vase day which made the visit more enjoyable as it is my favourite cup competion of them all. There is something special about a Vase match. I dont think the Poachers expected such a tough battle from lower league opposition and in the end their Wembley dreams were already ended for another season.
The exact year of formation is unsure but it is believed to be either 1937 or 1939 under the guise of Oadby Imperial.
The Poachers have won the Leicestershire Senior League eight times and been runners-up seven times. In the 1999–2000 season they joined the Midland Football Alliance, and in their first season in this league they were crowned champions.In the 2002–03 season Oadby Town were FA Vase semi-finalists, losing out to Brigg Town 3–1 on aggregate.
The 2004–05 season saw the club win their first Leicestershire Challenge Cup crown for over 30 years and 3rd in total, beating fellow Midland Alliance side Barwell 2–1 at the Walkers Stadium in Leicester. The 2006–07 season saw Oadby enter the Rolleston Charity Cup for the first time in nine years and winning the competition for a ninth time beating Barwell 2–1 in the final at Holmes Park. The following season saw Oadby retain the Rolleston Charity Cup beating favourites Hinckley United 4–1 in the final. On top of that they won the Leicestershire Challenge Cup for the fourth time beating Friar Lane & Epworth 3–0 at the Walkers Stadium.
In 2010–11 Oadby Town finished 22nd in the Midland Football Alliance and were relegated to the East Midlands Counties League. Lee Harriman, former Coalville Town chief, was appointed manager for the 2011–12 season. Oadby managed a successful season with a decent run in the FA Vase, being the only team from below Step 5 to reach the 5th Round, losing to Staveley Miners Welfare.
Oadby Town moved across to the United Counties League Division One (Step 6) for the 2012–13 season