Essex Senior Cup First Round
Stansted FC 4 v Ilford FC 0
Admission £5 (inc. programme)
Weather : Still good
Game No 32 Ground new number 26
There are references to the club existing in 1892, but the founding date is put at the point when the club moved to Green Meadow. They won the Stansted & District Challenge Cup in 1914 and 1922, and by the 1930s they were playing in the East Herts League, which they won in 1934–35. In 1937 they moved to Hargrave Park. After World War II they were admitted to the Herts Senior County League, and joined the Premier Division in 1956. They were relegated to Division One after finishing bottom of the division in 1964–65, where they remained until being founder members of the Essex Senior League in 1971.
In 1983–84 they reached the final of the FA Vase, where they defeated Stamford 3–2. That season also saw them win the East Anglian Cup, the league cup and the Eastern Floodlit Cup, as well as defeating Coggeshall Town 15–0 in the league, setting its record margin of victory. In 2009–10 they won the Essex Senior League for the first time, but were denied promotion due to Hargrave Park failing to meet the necessary criteria.
Players who have gone on to play League football include Gary Hart, who played for Brighton & Hove Albion, Alfie Potter, who went on to play for Oxford United and Dwight Gayle, who went on to play for Peterborough United and now for Crystal Palace in the Premiership.
Welcome to Stansted
Another one of Mrs Thorpy's tennis clubs.
TOWIE Bus shelters with sticky black tape. A classy act, if ever there was one.
One for Oaks the "Rag and Bone" man. All he needs is a horse and cart or is that a pony and trap?
Some nice clean lines here.
A bit of rubble for the Butler - he loves a bit of urban now and again.
Telecom mast - nice and healthy - Is that why Essex folk have webbed feet Messers Thorpy and Oaks?
You been told !
Work in progress.
Stansted's finest moment - see club history above for full details.
Some classy defending from Ilford leads to this.....
Can you spot Dot Cotton in this pic ? Clue - see top right.
As always numbers are your friends - just ask this hopper.