Archive for the ‘1970s’ Category

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

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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