Saturday 30th September 2023 3pm – The Isthmian Premier League – The Dripping Pan
Welcome to The Dripping Pan for this afternoon’s FA Cup game against Hampton and Richmond Borough. Here is your complimentary e-programme.
Good afternoon and welcome to this afternoon’s FA Cup Third Qualifying Round tie against our visitors from Hampton & Richmond Borough. I’d like to welcome the Beavers fans, players, management and officials – it has been too long since our sides have met!
In my twelve years as a Director of Lewes this is the furthest round we’ve reached in the FA Cup. Our last visit to the First Round was in 2007 when we faced Mansfield Town, and three years later was a visit to Cambridge United in our last Fourth Qualifying Round tie so if there’s one thing I’d love to achieve before I step down in a few weeks is to see us into the draw for the First Round again.
Before we get too carried away we have the small matter of 90 minutes this afternoon against a decent National League South side. A week ago, after the 3-0 defeat at Chatham Town I don’t think many fans would have given us a hope, but we bounced back superbly on Tuesday night here against Hastings United with a 3-1 win. It’s not often you see one centre-back score from the edge of the box, but on Tuesday we saw both Jake and Ronnie find the back of the net with superb efforts. It was a great team performance and a real boost before today’s game.
Due to injury and illness over the last few weeks we’ve been a bit short, but the arrival of Marcus Sablier prior to the Hastings game was a welcome addition and he put in a great performance, winning the Man of the Match award.
On Monday we have another Owners Town Hall where Mercury 13’s Founder Chief Executive Officer Victoire Souki Cogevina will be answering questions on the investment proposal, prior to the start of the owners voting process which will begin this week. As promised, we have now provided full answers to over 300 questions asked during the process so far. That hasn’t stopped questions being asked on social media which have been patiently responded to, including some ill-informed comments, which we have tried to correct.
However, it won’t be me answering those questions anymore. I can and have taken levels of abuse in my almost 12 years as a director of the club, dealt with a fair share of interesting characters but always with politeness, patience and transparency. But I draw the line when individuals take information and comments I have made, in public or in one to one situations, and deliberately misquote me to try to sensationalise their own agenda. It has happened before and I chose to ignore it but this week has seen individuals deliberately doing it so I’ve removed myself from the social media channels in question. I apologise to those who asked genuine questions, or appreciated the updates but I’m not prepared to engage in those forums where individuals can operate in such a way.
Tomorrow our Women’s team host Blackburn Rovers here, with a 12pm kick-off. It would be great to see as many of you back here supporting the Rooks as they go in search of their first win of the season against high-flying Rovers.
Get behind the boys, feel the magic of the FA Cup and come on you Rooks!
Good afternoon everyone and welcome to today’s FA Cup game against Hampton & Richmond. Here are my thoughts following Tuesday night’s win over Hastings.
The Hastings Game played out pretty much how I saw it in my head when I picked that team. To change 2 out of the four defenders and the whole midfield was a risk, but like I said in my last notes, you have to shake the tree sometimes. With only two players over 25 on the pitch and three 20-year-olds and a 19-year-old out there, I knew we would bring energy and the message before the game was about playing fearless football. We wanted them to commit to everything they did, both with and without the ball, and to have no fear if it didn’t come off. In the Chatham game, we looked one-paced and didn’t go there to drive the game forward and was waiting to be beaten. That’s not how I believe you should play football. I try and put myself on the other side of the fence, and if I was paying to watch a game, what would I like to see from my team? A team that gives everything for the shirt, a team who plays good football and a team who wants to score goals. We spoke about it before the game. I have been around Lewes long enough to know the people of Lewes. If you give everything you have and you try your best, then it will be appreciated regardless of the result. There will always be one or two who will still come for us or write a smart arse match report for a few likes on social media, but the people that matter to me can handle it if we don’t win or if we are trying to win and giving our all for our club. I felt Tuesday, we stripped it back and did just that. Was it perfect, no? But it was a fully committed performance, and we ran out worthy winners on the night, and we all went home happy.
We saw young Marcus playing his first game for the club, and I thought he showed some lovely touches. And his work rate was impressive, so I’m looking forward to working more with him going forward. We have signed a second new player, but he is cup-tied, so he won’t be available this weekend. But he is someone I have been after a long time, so I’m over the moon to get the deal done. He trained on Thursday night and looked very decent, so I look forward to introducing him to everyone very soon. Hampton and Richmond are in town this weekend in what will be a hard game on paper.
New investment has seen them go full-time and bring in some outstanding players. They had a new 3G pitch put in, so it meant they had to play the first lot of games away from home. So, it has made for a challenging start to the season for them. I know a lot of their players, and trust me, this is going to be a game in which we will need to be at our best to win. Defending dead balls is a question that will be asked during the game, and how we cope with that will play a big part in how this game will go. Thank you all for your support on Tuesday; we could hear you all in fine voice. We are going to need you all Saturday, so be nice and loud!!
Enjoy the game
As it’s FA Cup weekend, and our first appearance in the Third Qualifying round for five years, I thought it was necessary to take a trip down memory lane, to our best ever cup runs.
The furthest the Rooks have made in the FA Cup is the First Round, which we have reached 3 times in our history. First, in the 2001/02 season, when we played Stoke (3-0), then in 2006/07, when we played Darlington (1-4), and finally, in 2007/08, when we played Mansfield (3-0).
Will we reach the first round this season? Who knows, but the one thing the FA Cup can deliver, is magic. Despite there only being 8 league places to separate the two teams, they are still a league apart from one another, so Lewes certainly head into this game as the underdogs. Lewes at home to Darlington was one of my first ever games to the Dripping Pan. It was my first taste of non league football. The smell of cigarette smoke, the roars from the Philcox, and the sight of people standing, with a pint in hand, watching football? I couldn’t believe it. Also, the iconic Lewes Pinky Jones shirt, which would sell for a vast amount of money these days. I’m fairly sure I’ve got my one from when I was 8 up somewhere in the loft. It wouldn’t be weird if I wore it now, would it?
Notable players such as Paul Booth, Jean Michel-Sigere, and Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton was one I was most keen to see, as he made 1 appearance for QPR, which as an 8 year old QPR fan, was incredibly exciting to see. Lewes were well and truly beaten that day, despite a goal line clearance from Hamilton. Former manager, Steve King, had this to say – “‘The scoreline was harsh on us. It was never that clear-cut and not what the boys deserved. We could have been 3-1 up at half time, but if you don’t take your chances against a professional side you get punished. Their fourth goal was top quality – the others down to some sloppy defending”. A day that, despite the scoreline, will live on in many a Rooks memory, and one’s things for sure, it ignited an interest in my local team for myself, and I’m sure for many others, and I hope this game today will do the same.
- Hampton FC were formed in 1921 (changing their name to Hampton & Richmond Borough FC in 1999). The club are the only Senior Football Team in the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames, an area dominated by Rugby Clubs.
- The Beavers won the Surrey Senior League Championship in 1964 and were then invited to join the Spartan League (there was no progression though a pyramid in those days). Hampton won three Spartan League and Cup doubles during their stay in the Spartan League. In October 1967 Hampton made their best ever signing when they persuaded Alan Simpson OBE to take the role of Club President (Mr Simpson, in partnership with Ray Galton wrote comedy classics, Hancock Half Hour and Steptoe & Son). Alan Simpson OBE would remain Club President for 50 years until his death in 2017, his funeral was held on the Beveree pitch.
- The club have appeared in the FA Cup 1st Round Proper on three occasions (losing 2-1 at Barnet in 2000; 3-0 at home to Dagenham & Redbridge in 2007 and most recently narrowly losing 2-1 at home to Oldham Athletic after leading for most of the game). In the FA Trophy the Beavers reached the last 16 in 2012.
- The Club have over the years improved Beveree to a state where it now has a ground capacity of 3,500 (including 750 seats) without losing the ‘country’ and ‘village’ feel of the place and has a reputation as a welcoming and friendly club. The club has its own Football Academy as well as a large youth set up. The Club remain fully committed to the local community having been part of life in Hampton Village for a century.
Club captain Jake Gray started his career with Crystal Palace aged sixteen, before going out on loan to Cheltenham and Hartlepool. Whilst at Palace, Gray made the Premier League bench on four occasions before racking up over a hundred EFL appearances at Yeovil, Hartlepool and Luton. The Aylesbury-born midfielder moved to Woking, before joining the Beavers on loan where he made 18 appearances, scoring three. In August 2020, Gray signed permanently for Hampton. Made captain in January 2023, Gray was 2023’s Player’s Player of the Year.
|3rd November 2015||H&R 2-1 Lewes|
|31st October 2015||Lewes 0-0 H&R|
|9th September 2015||H&R 0-4 Lewes|
|26th August 2015||Lewes 1-1 H&R|
|10th January 2015||Lewes 0-0 H&R|
|30th August 2014||H&R 2-1 Lewes|
No one knows why Hampton & Richmond are nicknamed the Beavers. There’s reason to believe that the nickname comes from the name of the ground, Beveree – after the nearby house from whose grounds it was originally part of – and it lies adjacent to Beaver Close, which would seem to suggest as to where the tag originates, although Beaver Close was built after the ground. Others believe the nickname stems from the club’s proximity to the River Thames, which is home to numerous beavers. The Beavers symbolize the club’s resilience and determination, traits that have become synonymous with the team’s playing style.
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ON THIS DAY IN FOOTBALL HISTORY – 30th SEPTEMBER
#1. On this day in 1998, which English side were the first club to call Wembley Stadium home
#2. On this day in 2007, what Premier League record was set in the game between Portsmouth and Reading
#3. On this day in 1971, which current hapless Premier League side recorded a 13-0 win over Luxembourg side Jeunesse Hautcharage in the European Cup Winners Cup?
#4. On this day in 2015, The Rooks lost 1-0 here against Tonbridge Angels. Which future Rook scored the only goal of the game?
#5. On this day in 2019, the Rooks came away from Carshalton Athletic with a 1-1 draw. Who scored the goal for the Rooks?
The Ayr that we breathe
With no new Football Tourist trips in the last week, we’ve rewound to last summer, with a trip north of the border on the hottest day on record to see Annan Athletic host Ayr United in the Premier Trophy.
Michael Stipe once famously said/sang, “the lengths that I will go to, the distance in your eyes”. The REM front man had obviously decided on a whim to pop into Scotland on a school night and watch a game like I had. Who wouldn’t do that? Ok, so very few of us then. But I had some extenuating circumstances.
Less than a hundred miles south-eastish of Annandale I sat in the searing, record-breaking heat in Chester-le-Street as England had wilted against South Africa. A 50 over a side game should take around 3 hours a piece but due to the heat, there was an extra hour needed. With England heading for defeat and my Anglo-Saxon skin pounded by the 37 degree heat I decided to make an early exit and change sports to watch.
There were plenty of localism options. West Auckland, Shildon and Chester-le-Street were all within a 15 minute drive but that would have been too easy, also still too hot. So instead, I took the decision to head north of the border and visit one of the remaining eight grounds in the Scottish leagues I had yet to get to – Annan Athletic.
It was a remarkably simple drive – up the A1 then across the A69, following the route of Hadrian’s ambitious building project, started a mere 1,900 years ago and still going, then a right onto the M6 into Scotland. It was a glorious drive, top down and music blaring. Annan is a few miles off the A75 not far from Gretna, famed as the birth place of Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty and Nativity) and the haunted road to Dumfries but also for an ambitious community football club. With a population of less than nine thousand, they are one of the smallest places in Scotland with a side in the Football League.
The club gained their place in the Scottish Football League in 2008 after successfully applying to replace Gretna, as they spectacularly busted after a short period of spectacular booming and had spent their time in the fourth tier ever since, albeit coming close to promotion via the play-offs a couple of times, including last season where they lost out to Forfar Athletic after a third place.
New season, new optimism. The game at this level in Scotland is very much semi-professional, similar to that at Lewes, with players earning a wage rather than having a career out of football. For the visitors Ayr United, another season in the Championship beckons. As with the English equivalent, a good season can unlock untold riches of the Premier League, but a bad season will see a drop down into the dark abyss of Step 3 and the challenges to rise again. Two play-off spots in 2019/20 and 20/21 gave them that tantalising hope of a return to the top tier, something they will aim to repeat this season.
But first it was the small matter of the 40 team Premier Sports Trophy pre-season competition. Annan came into the game knowing a win would take them through to the last 16 and the chance to play one of the “big boys”, the five clubs who due to their involvement in European Competition were excluded from the group phase, the first time a step 4 side had made it out of the groups.
Galabank isn’t hard to find. In fact nothing in Annan is hard find. On a Tuesday night of football you simply follow the groups of fans. Next to the ground is a Caravan Club. I can never think of these after watching the InBetweeners (“it’s a sense of freedom you don’t get with other holidays….”) and I am sure the holiday makers were all heading into Galabank for their evenings entertainment.
What’s not to love about Scottish Football at this level? £3.50 for a hot-dog, cup of tea and a Tunnock’s? A chat with the chairman about potential loan signings? The fact that the Centre-back could also be your delivery driver for your shopping tomorrow. The local youngsters were out in force, banging their drums and providing a raw soundtrack as the teams took to the field.
Ayr United were modelling their new kit – which appeared to have been hyper-warped straight from the Spurs dressing room in the1991 FA Cup Final, with only the sponsor logo being different. It was a bold move, playing on the fact that the hummel strip was last year voted the most iconic Spurs strip but it made the Ayr players dream of Gascoigne, Lineker, Nayim and Sedgley.
It was the away team that dominated the possession in the first half, yet rarely threatened the Annan goal, with Akinyemi a constant physical threat. Unsurprisingly they took the lead mid-way through the second half then minutes later Docherty saw red for a second booking to reduce Annan down to ten men. It appeared game over and a few of the locals drifted out into the sunset.
But in the 89th minute Annan were awarded a penalty and Tony Wallace netted. With no extra time in the tournament we went straight into more penalties to decide the winning bonus point.
The first Ayr penalty was saved giving advantage to Annan. The next six were perfect then both sides traded misses at 3-3. The hero was Annan keeper Fleming who not only scored one, but then saved the next to set up the bonus point win for the home side.
In the grand scheme of things it is unlikely to be a compelling event or a major shift in the power-base of Scottish football, but for small clubs like Annan and their fans, nights like this make all the pain and suffering worthwhile and who could begrudge their celebrations and the hope that they do get the opportunity to pit themselves against one of the big Premier teams in the knock-out rounds.
A long drive back to South Yorkshire awaited but I can’t end this tale without saying what a wonderful country we live in. The drive across the A66 North Yorkshire Moors is stunning and with the top down, music playing it was one of those rare treats that life occasionally throws our way.
“Du du du Ayo Olukoga. Harvey Hughes deserves a mention as well” – Alfie Elms
“Sablier” – Joseph
“Ayo” – Jim Thompson
“Sablier” – Chris Sallis
“Ayo” – Ryan Gondoh
“Jake Elliot was a baller on the night” – Ollie B
“Ayo Olukoga” – Chris Roberts
“Deon 100%” – Leo Boyes
“Moore was immense” – Harvey Lock
“Olukoga” – Alex
“Bradley Pritchard my lord, Bradley Pritchard, ooooohhhhh, Bradley Pritchard” – Perry Anderson
RATE THE FIT – BY HARVEY LOCK
In this new segment in the Progcast, we welcome young Harvey Lock, who throughout the rest of this season, plans to rate each Isthmian Premier team’s home and away kit, as we all know we’ve seen some unique kits during our time…
Home – A proper classy attire, the claret and sky blue stripes are bold but work very well, along with the simple claret shorts and blue socks – the puma logo being in the middle strikes me as a very random choice, but they just about get away with it. combines the best of both modern and classic kit design to provide one of the best strips in the league – 9/10
Away – Unfortunately, nowhere near as good. The all-grey is still nice but a bit boring, but at least the puma logo is back in the right place, and the whited-out club badge is a nice touch – 6/10
Third – Seems rather pointless if I may be so bold, the all-white is again rather plain but with a weird gradient effect on the shirt, and not much else going on aside from the slight black trim on the shorts – the club badge is also coloured on this one which takes away from the black and white effect. Also, when when would it be worn instead of the home or away shirt? – 4/10
AN FA CUP PREVIEW – BY IAN TOWNSEND
It’s a big weekend, with Nine of our Pitching In Isthmian Premier sides in FA Cup action, and eight more playing in League matches. Here’s our preview.
Emirates FA Cup
We have something of a grudge match at Aveley, where the- these days National League South- Millers welcome our very own Hornchurch. It isn’t long since the two sides were meeting in our Play Off Final- the third of three meetings last season, each won by Aveley- and there is no doubt that our high-flying Urchins would very much welcome some revenge. With six successive wins under their belts, and undefeated in all competitions this season, Hornchurch will travel with confidence- but Aveley will once again be no pushovers. They’ve had a fine start to their first Step Two campaign, sit in third place, and haven’t yet lost a home match.
Billericay Town also face National League South opponents, the Blues welcoming St Albans City- supporters are asked to bring a tin to donate to the local food bank. City bring a five match unbeaten run to New Lodge, and have won their last four; whilst Town have lost only once in all competitions this season, and have scored ten goals in the previous two rounds.
Carshalton Athletic welcome Cray Valley PM in the Steve McKimm derby, the Robins boss from last season bringing his Millers to Colston Avenue. Both sides have started the campaign in superb fashion, the hosts losing for the first time this season on Monday night when a single goal gave Hashtag United three points; whilst the visitors are unbeaten in all competitions and full of confidence. The two sides meet again in a weeks time in the FA Trophy, so a draw could mean three matches between them in a week!
Chesham United of Pitching In Southern Premier South are the hosts for Margate. United sit second in the table, and have lost only once- Winchester City ending a nine match unbeaten run last Saturday. Gate saw a four match unbeaten run come to an end at canvey Island last weekend, and followed that with Kent Cup defeat at Hythe Town in midweek.
Dover Athletic of National League South, conquerors of Hastings United in the last round, are hosts for Haringey Borough. Athletic followed that United match with a draw at leaders Bath City, so perhaps have turned a corner, but are still sitting second bottom in their table. Borough, coincidentally, are also second bottom in our Premier Division, but their Cup form has been quite the opposite of their league form, and they have already knocked out Dulwich Hamlet and Athletic’s National League South rivals Tonbridge Angels.
Halesowen Town play host to our very own Enfield Town. Halesowen have had a fine start to the campaign, and sit in third place In Pitching In Southern Premier Central having lost only once this season- although that was in their last match, against Bromsgrove Sporting in midweek. Rather coincidentally our Towners also lost their first match of the season in their last fixture, so both sides will be looking to bounce back.
Horsham, newly strengthened, welcome Pitching In Isthmian South Central side Hanworth Villa. The Hornets have already defeated two South Central sides to reach this stage- both after replays- and are six matches unbeaten; whilst the Villains have finally found their feet after a tricky start to the season and travel to Sussex on the back of a three match winning streak.
Lewes, who got back to winning ways against Hastings United in midweek, welcome National League South side Hampton & Richmond Borough to the Dripping Pan. The Beavers needed a last-gasp goal to defeat South Central side Southall in the last round (to give them credit, it was a beauty!) And have had a rather underwhelming start to the season so far, their best run- three unbeaten matches- coming to an end against Yeovil Town last weekend.
Worthing and Whitehawk give us a Sussex seaside derby at Woodside Road. The Mackerel Men have thrived since leaving us for National League South, making the Play Offs in their first season and currently sitting in fifth place- but they did come unstuck last weekend, hit for four at Maidstone United. The Hawks will relish the occasion, and are unbeaten since the opening day of the campaign. If they avoid defeat this weekend, that unbeaten run will move into double figures.
ON THE ROAD TO…CANVEY ISLAND – SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER
About The Prospects Stadium
It’s not just the ground name that has changed significantly since we last visited Canvey. The club demolished the old club house and have built a cracking new venue for the club and its fans. The rest of the ground is as it was, and quite frankly, didn’t really need much changing. Yes, the wind blows off the Thames Estuary but fingers crossed it will be a warm wind and not one laced with an Arctic chill. The view from the excellent steep terrace at the north end of the stadium is one of the best in Non-League football.
How to get to The Prospects Stadium
Head to the M25 and then take anti-clockwise route towards Dartford Crossing. Exit M25 at Junction 30 and take the A13 towards Southend. You will reach a series of mini roundabouts. At these roundabouts, take the A130 towards Canvey Island. At the next roundabout take the 2nd exit which will keep a sports centre on your right and follow signs for Canvey Island Football Club. Eventually, you will enter a one way system. Keep left through the one way system and after one mile you will pass the Transport Museum on your right. Park Lane is on the right hand side shortly afterwards, with The Prospects Stadium located in front of you. There is plenty of parking outside the ground.
Benfleet Station is 40 minutes from London Fenchurch Street and 50 minutes from London Liverpool Street on the C2C line. The station is 5 miles from the ground. There is a taxi rank around the back of the station. Alternatively, you can use the frequent bus service from the front of the station – the number 22 or 27 buses drop you directly outside Park Lane. Alternatively, you can use the number 21 or 21A to be dropped by the sea wall. From here, continue walking in the direction you travelled across some playing fields, and you will see The Prospects Stadium on your left
Admission into The Prospects Stadium
Admission is £12 for Adults, £7 for Concessions and £2 for accompanied under 16s.
Fancy a beer?
There’s not much in the way of good pubs around the ground. The Hoy & Helmet and The Half Crown are next to Benfleet Station, whilst the Lobster Smack on the island has some interesting history but nowhere near the ground. Probably best to stick to the excellent clubhouse at the ground.
Legals and Credits
“The Isthmian Football League strongly supports the FA statement that there should be a zero tolerance approach against racism and all forms of discrimination. Accordingly any form of discriminatory abuse whether it by reason of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion and belief, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, sex and sexual orientation or any other form of abuse will be reported to The Football Association for action by that Association.” (The FA 0800 085 0508 / Kick it Out 020 7253 0162).The Isthmian League and all Member Clubs in the League are committed to promoting equality by treating people fairly and with respect, by recognising that inequalities may exist, by taking steps to address them and providing access and opportunities for all members of the community.”
Lewes 2000 FC Limited. Registered in England and Wales with Company Registration Number 03790979. Lewes 2000 FC Limited is 100% owned by Lewes Community Football Club.
Honorary President Terry Parris
Chair Stuart Fuller
Directors Priscila Aldridge, Willa Bailey, Tim Bradshaw, Ed Briggs, Stuart Fuller, Andy Gowland, Lucy Mills, John Peel, Trevor Wells
Chief Executive Officer Maggie Murphy
Club Secretary John Peel
Fan Engagement Manager Shrey Nilvarna
Operations Manager Damian Watts
Peter Brook, Dorothy Brook RIP, Vic Blunt, Pat Dartnell, Gary Elphick, Gordon Fowlie, Peter Hiscox RIP, Billy Nixon, Derrick Parris RIP, Terry Parris, Jimmy Quinn, P. Swaysland, Steve Ibbitson, Jason Hopkinson, Steve White, Martin Elliot, Kevin Fingerneissl, Kevin Powell, David and Barbara Arnold, Roger and Cathy Feltham, Ethel Treagus, Roy Dartnell RIP, Ron Moore, Derek Southouse, Ray Smith, Ken Carter RIP
Manager Tony Russell
Assistant manager Joe Vines
First team coach Nathan White
First team physio Toni Miller
Goalkeeping coach Charlie Himbury
Match logistics Vikram Dogra
First Team Performance Analyst Henderson Russell
Under-18s Manager Jon Miller
Golden Rook Rob Read
Web Editor Stuart Fuller
Progcast Editor Stan Lahood
Club Photographer James Boyes
TODAY’S QUIZ ANSWERS
- With UEFA reducing the capacity of Highbury to around 35,000 for the competition – one of the lowest of clubs in the Champions League – Arsenal agreed a move to Wembley for their home fixtures in the Champions League for 1998/99 and later did the same for 1999/2000. The first of those was against Panathinaikos on 30th September 1998. Despite a 25 minute delay to kick off due to traffic problems delaying fans getting to the ground a new record Arsenal ‘home’ crowd of 73,455 witnessed a 2-1 victory over the Greek side.
- On this day in 2007 a new record was set for the most goals in a Premier League fixture when eleven goals were scored at Portsmouth in their match against Reading. The 20,102 Fratton Park crowd certainly got value for money that day – Portsmouth were 2-1 up at half time but at the final whistle it was Portsmouth 7 Reading 4. There were nine different goalscorers in the match with Portsmouth’s Benjani Mwaruwari scoring three of them, another two were own-goals and one was a penalty – with another penalty being saved.
- Chelsea record the highest score by an English club in a European competition. They beat Jeunesse Hautcharage of Luxembourg 13-0 in the European Cup Winners Cup at Stamford Bridge to complete a 21-0 aggregate victory.
- Lucky Luke Blewden scored the only goal of the game for Tonbridge Angels.
- Jammy James Hammond scored the Rooks goal in the 1-1 draw at Carshalton Athletic.