In Town Tonight...

Discussion in 'Hampton and Richmond Borough FC Unofficial Forum' started by Les 1949, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Les 1949

    Les 1949 Member

    Paul Robinson loves to set me challenges....as in, when did we last play 5 'Town' teams in a row.

    You have to go back to our very first season in Senior Football, 1959/60, Surrey Senior League, for the only occasion......

    Farnham Town (a)
    Chertsey Town (a)
    Hounslow Town (h)
    Farnham Town (h)
    Chertsey Town (h)

    the odd thing is they were 2nd to 6th games of the season!
     
  2. Mucky knees

    Mucky knees Member


    ...and why is that odd Les?

    MK
     
  3. SteveM

    SteveM Member

    Cos we played two sides twice in such a short period?
     
  4. Mucky knees

    Mucky knees Member

    It might have been a league of few teams

    MK
     
  5. SteveM

    SteveM Member

    Thanks Einstein
     
  6. Mucky knees

    Mucky knees Member

    Checked the archives of Surrey senior league for that season. League consisted of 16 teams...

    MK
     
  7. The Hounslow game was the Staines Hospital Cup. With just 30 league games the Surrey Senior league had a League Cup plus a League Charity Cup. This helped to augment fixtures.
    Hampton also entered the Middx Senior Cup.
    None of the clubs in the league had floodlights, so midweek fixtures could only be played at either end of the season often with kick offs at 6.30.
    Hampton played 39 games that season.
    A very different world!
     
  8. Les 1949

    Les 1949 Member

    The oddity relates to the fact that it occurred on our 2nd to 6th league games in our very first season and had never happened since.
     
  9. Les, the Hounslow game was a cup game( see above note), at this time they were an Athenian team, so it was probably their reserve side.
    Addlestone was the next league fixture, so the Town sequence was broken!
     
  10. Les 1949

    Les 1949 Member

    The query from Paul was about consecutive games against teams with Town at the end. I should have said 2nd to 6th GAME of the season.
     
  11. Fully understand Les, no offense intended.
     
  12. Les 1949

    Les 1949 Member

    Non taken, dear boy!
     

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