Wembley FC Vs Holmer Green

This weekend’s action sees the Lions host Holmer Green at Vale Farm in a Buildbase FA Vase Second Round match at 3PM.

Time & Date: Saturday 25th September 2021 – 15:00

Ticket Information: Available on the Gate – £7 Adults, £4 Concessions

Location: Vale Farm, SL5 7LJ

Opposition Factfile:

Name: Holmer Green FC

Known As: The Greens

Home Ground: Watchet Lane

Holmer Green was founded in 1908, spending their first few seasons as a club in the Chesham & District League. They then moved across to the Wycombe Combination League in 1934, where they had a 19 year wait for their first major trophy; in the form of the 1953 Berks and Bucks Junior Cup. The Greens won the Wycombe League title in 1972 and 1974, under the management of Norman King.

In 1984, Holmer Green became founding members of the Chiltonian League, where they proceeded to win consecutive League titles in 1984-85 and 1985-86.

The end of the 1994-95 season saw some legal action taken by the Greens, as they tried to leave the Chiltonian League to join the South Midlands League. They were denied permission by the Chiltonian League and after multiple trials and tribunals they were granted permission to move to the new league, which they won on the first time of asking.

After a relegation in 2009, the club bounced straight back and gained promotion as champions from the South Spartan Midlands League Division One, where they remained for 8 years until the 2017-18 season, where they transferred across to the UHL Hellenic League.

Standings:

The Lion’s previous match ended in an Abandonment, following a head injury to Wembley’s Ethan Tyrer in the 88th minute. The match was level 1-1 at the time of the interruption, and the decision was made to abandon the game following the injury. Prior to this match, Wembley are on a hot-streak of five wins consecutively, which leaves them 9th in the League on 12 points. Holmer Green’s most recent FA Vase match saw them win 2-0 at home to Spelthorne Sports FC, where they then progressed to the second round to face a familiar competitor in Wembley FC.

Current Form:

Wembley – WWWWW

Holmer Green – LLWWL

Tom Gourley
tomjgourley@gmail.com