Tuesday, 10 September 2013

London Colney FC

File:London Colney F.C. logo.pngTuesday 10th September 2013 kick off 19:45 hours

Spartan South Midlands League
Premier Division
London Colney 6 v Holmer Green 2
Cotlandswick Ground


Attendance : 23
Tea : 60 p
Admission : £6 (inc. programme)
Weather : Poor

Game Number:35 Ground new number: 29

Club History

London Colney Football Club was formed in 1907, playing at Whitehorse Lane until moving to its present ground at Cotlandswick, London Colney in 1976. The Club played in the Mid Herts League until the mid fifties, when it joined the Herts County League. The Club has enjoyed many successes over the years with the 1st team winning the Premier Division League 3 times between 1986 and 1990,and the reserves winning the Reserve Division 4 times between 1987 and 1992. In 1992 the Club moved to the South Midlands League where in the first season the 1st Team became runners up in the Senior Division and the Reserves won the Division 1 Reserves section. Further successes came between 1993 and 1998 with the 1st Team winning The O,Brian Butcher Challenge Cup, The Herts Charity Shield, The Herts Centenary Trophy, The Premier Division Cup and gaining promotion to the Premier Division. The Reserves also did well during this time and in 1998 won The Reserves Challenge Trophy. In the 1998/99 season the South Midlands League amalgamated with the Spartan League to form the Minerva Spartan South Midlands League and London Colney finished 3rd in the Premier Division. The ‘Blue Boys’ had the title within their grasp after a brilliant 11 match winning streak between October and December and they remained in the top two throughout the final weeks of the season only to be pipped at the post on the final day of the season by Barkingside and Potters Bar Town. This disappointment was eased a few days later when they beat Hoddesdon Town 1-0 to win the Herts Charity Shield. The Reserves had a brilliant season winning the Reserve League and the reserve cup comfortably. This was also the year that The Spartan South Midlands League Management committee made first Team Manager Mick Wright Manager of the Year for the 1998/99 season.

The 2001/2002 season saw London Colney  greatest successes yet with the 1st Team winning the League with a ten point difference – the highest in the league’s history. They only lost only two games; scored a massive 119 goals; had a goal difference of 87 after going unbeaten for the first 27 league games. Now that's some record!

It was a really foul night, so it made sense head straight to the clubhouse. 
Where we found a full stocked bar and more importantly the...
The team sheet 
You get some fine banks at LC. 
Along with solid dug outs and a ....
Fine bus stop style stand accompanied by a lovely.....
At cost stand. 
That's all folks






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