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Wembley FC Vs Edgware Town

The second Leg of the White Lion Derby takes place on Saturday as Wembley host Edgware Town FC at Vale Farm in the Combined Counties Football League.

Time & Date: Saturday 5th March 2022 – 15:00 Kick Off

Ticket Information: Available on the Gate – £7 Adult, £4 Concession.

Location: Vale Farm, SL5 7LJ

Opposition Factfile:

Name: Edgware Town FC

Known As: The Wares

Home Ground: Silver Jubilee Park

Capacity: 1,990

Edgware Town FC was founded in 1939, and had a few title winning seasons in their early years before joining the Corinthian League for 1947-48.

A Middlesex Senior Cup victory came against Enfield in 1948, and then the club endured a 14 year wait for more silverware, in the form of a Memorial Shield. Following the disbanding of the Corinthian League, they joined the Athenian League Division One. A third placed finish in their first season saw them promoted to the Premier Division.

The club was renamed as Edgware in 1972, before a promotion season in 1981-82 was halted by the current ground (White Lion Ground) didn’t meet the league requirements. They were renamed again in 1987 back to Edgware Town.

In 2006 Edgware Town were moved to the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division, and had an incredibly successful season winning the League, Premier Cup and Challenge Trophy in the same season. At the end of the 2018 season the club had to disband due to financial troubles, but didn’t officially fold.

The club began playing again in 2014, at Silver Jubilee Park as part of the Spartan South Midlands League Division One. They won the division One in 2015-16 and were moved to the Combined Counties Football League Premier Division North.

The Lions will be looking to shake off last week’s result away to Abbey Rangers, and make things right in the White Lion Derby. Edgware too are off the back of a heavy defeat too, finding themselves on the wrong end of a 5-1 score line away to Virginia Water last week. In terms of league positions, the two teams are only separated by one position and four points. A win for Wembley this weekend would be crucial in their attempt to climb the table.

Current Form:

Wembley FC – LLLWL

Edgware Town – LLLWL

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Tom Gourley
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