Archive for the ‘1980s’ Category

An Eighties Team Photo

June 9, 2016

Phil Hopkins posted this on Facebook. I’m not sure of the year (he thinks ’80 or ’81), or if it’s a first team squad. If anybody has any info, or can name any of the players, leave a comment or drop me a line.

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Leytonstone Ilford 1-0 Slough Town – 1988/89

October 2, 2009

A decent picture of the main stand at Green Pond Road on the front of a programme from the 1988/89 season (the last season football was played at the ground). Leytonstone Ilford had merged with Walthamstow Avenue in the close season (note the ‘Incorporating Walthamstow Avenue Football Club’ at the bottom).

Leytonstone Ilford won the game 1-0.

Coming soon we will be featuring video footage of what I believe was the last game at Green Pond Road –  Leytonstone Ilford v Farnborough Town on 6th May 1989. It includes a tour of the boardroom and dressing rooms before the game, full match action, and Leytonstone Ilford receiving the league trophy after the game.

Leytonstone Ilford v Slough Town programme. Vauxhall-Opel (Isthmian) League Premier Division. 1988/89.

Leytonstone Ilford v Slough Town programme. Vauxhall-Opel (Isthmian) League Premier Division. 1988/89.

Walthamstow Avenue Colts in the early 80s

July 20, 2009

Richard Young (who features in the picture) kindly sent in this picture of The Avenue Colts taken around 1982/83.

Top: Mark Salmon, Bobby Eates (Manager), Andy Polston, Ian Levy, Marvin Houston, Richard Green, Lee Woodrow, Micky Munn (Trainer), Dave Birch. Bottom: Andrew Patterson, Dean Bramley, Bradley Wright , Michael Oliver, Richard Young, Glen Batchelor

Top: Mark Salmon, Bobby Eates (Manager), Andy Polston, Ian Levy, Marvin Houston, Richard Green, Lee Woodrow, Micky Munn (Trainer), Dave Birch. Bottom: Andrew Patterson, Dean Bramley, Bradley Wright , Michael Oliver, Richard Young, Glen Batchelor

Andy Polston went on to play for Spurs (see his Wikipedia page). If you know where any of the other players ended up in their football careers, please drop us a line or leave a comment.