Archive for June, 2009

All change at the Avenue

June 10, 2009

From ‘Charles Buchan’s Football Monthly’, February 1970.

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Charles Buchan's Football Monthly Magazine - February 1970

Charles Buchan's Football Monthly Magazine - February 1970

The 1979 Isthmian League ‘Five-a-Side’ Championship at Wembley Arena

June 7, 2009

The Isthmian League ran this tournament for two years, as far as I know, and this was the first. The tournament took place on Thursday 29th November 1979.

16 teams competed: Barking, Billericay Town, Bromley, Carshalton Athletic, Croydon Town, Dagenham, Dulwich Hamlet, Enfield, Harrow Borough, Hendon, Slough Town, Sutton United, Tooting & Mitcham, Walthamstow Avenue, Woking, Wycombe Wanderers.

Walthamstow Avenue beat Woking 3-2 in the first round, but went down 1-0 to Enfield in the next round (the quarter-finals). The final was between Bromley and Wycombe Wanderers. Unfortunately, I don’t know the score.

1979 Isthmian Five-a-Side Tournament Programme Cover

1979 Isthmian Five-a-Side Tournament Programme Cover

The Walthamstow Avenue squad page in the programme

The Walthamstow Avenue squad page in the programme

The Avenue on Tour

June 5, 2009

1925 saw Walthamstow Avenue undertake a tour of Holland. Information on dates, opponents, players, results etc. would be welcomed.

And if you know of any other tours please let us know.