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Athenian Football League 1926 - 1927
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The following has been extracted from;

The Middlesex Advertiser & County Gazette,

and

The West Middlesex Gazette.

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Friday, August, 27, 1926

Football Fixtures
Sutton United v. Uxbridge Town
Champions (Kingstonians) v. The Rest, at Kingstonian, K.O, 3.30
Summerstown v. Bromley
Windsor and Eaton v. Barking Town
Enfield v. Redhill
Southall v. Hampstead
Barking Town Res. v. Windsor and Eton Res.

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Friday, September, 3, 1926

Football Results
Kingstonian 2; Rest of league 2
Enfield 4; Redhill 2
Southall 4; Hampstead 0
Summerstown 7; Bromley 2
Windsor and Eton 5; Barking 2
Sutton United 3; Uxbridge Town 3
Football Fixtures
Uxbridge Town v. West Norwood
Sutton United v. Bromley
Windsor and Eton v. Summerstown
Redhill v. Hampstead
Enfield v. Barnet
Baking Town v. Southall

Football Notes

Despite some difficulty in raising a strong side, owing to five league games being in the program, the Rest of the Athenian  League contrived to run Kingstonian, the champions, to a 2-2 draw.  They owed much to the alert goalkeeping of Jones, the smart forward play of Howell and Wilkins, and the tackling of Fletcher at full back.  For the champions, who shaped in promising style, Mann played a most able game at centre forward, and Macey was a keen worker, while Craddock and Friesman excelled at half back. Mann scored the only goal of the first half, and after the interval Gore and J.G. Knight netted for the Rest, Mann then equalising.


A feature of the league games was the fine start of Summerstown, with eight newcomers to their team they beat Bromley by 7-2. The team work of the winners was very good, Collins, Birnie and Domney having a nice understanding in the attack. Specially prominent for Broley were Bush and Osbourne. Domney (4), Birnie, Imison and Collins scored for Summerstown and King and Bush for Bromley.


Southall, who welcomed the return of Alford, who assisted Uxbridge during part of last season, played a neat game to beat Hampstead by 4-0, the losers reserving, their best form for the second half, in which they made some fine efforts. The only goal in this period accured through a Hampstead player turning the ball into his own net. The other goals for Southall were credited to Rice (2) and Alford


Windsor and Eton, who beat Barking Town by 5-2, had good cause to be pleased with their recruit.


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Friday, September, 10, 1926

Football Results
Uxbridge Town 3; West Norwood 2
Enfield 3; Barnet 2
Baking Town 3; Southall 1
Redhill 4; Hampstead 2
Sutton United 1; Bromley 2
Windsor and Eton 2; Summerstown 4
Football Fixtures
Summerstown v. Windsor and Eton
West Norwood v. Redhill
Barnet v. Enfield
Uxbridge Town v. Cheshunt
Bromley v. Hampstead
Southall v. Sutton United

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Friday, September, 17, 1926

Football Results
Uxbridge Town 0; Cheshunt 4
Bromley 6; Hampstead 0
Southall 3; Sutton United 2
Summerstown 3; Windsor and Eaton 0
Barnet 2; Enfield 3
West Norwood 1; Redhill 1
Football Fixtures
Barnet v. West Norwood
Sutton United v. Kingstonian

Wednesday, September 22nd

Summerstown v. Uxbridge Town

Thursday, September 23rd

Hampstead v. Enfield


Football Notes

After being two goals down Southall made a capital  recovery to beat Sutton United, who included Daily, the Surrey Cricketer, by 3-2. Begbre scored two goals for Sutton, and Alford(2) and Clark for Southall.


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Friday, September, 24, 1926

Football Results
Barnet 4; West Norwood 0
Sutton United 2; Kingstonian 4
Football Fixtures
Uxbridge Town v. Kingstonian
Bromley v. Enfield
Barking Town v. Barnet
Hampstead v. Cheshunt
Sutton United v. Summerstown

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Friday, October, 1, 1926

Football Results
Uxbridge Town 2; Kingstonian 8
Bromley 0; Enfield 1
Sutton 3; Summerstown 1
Hampstead 3; Cheshunt 0
Barking Town 2; Barnet 0
Football Fixtures
Cheshunt v. Uxbridge Town
Redhill v. Barnet

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Friday, October, 8, 1926

Football Results
Cheshunt 4; Uxbridge Town 8
Redhill 6; Barnet 3
Football Fixtures
Barnet v. Bromley
Kingstonian v. Hampstead
Southall v. Redhill
Barking Town v. Windsor and Eton

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Friday, October, 15, 1926

Football Results
Southall 3; Redhill 2
Barking Town 8; Windsor and Eton 1
Kingstonian 3; Hampstead Town 5
Barnet 5; Bromley 2
Football Fixtures
Summerstown v. Uxbridge Town
Kingstonian v. Sutton United

Barnet v. Southall

Cheshunt v. West Norwood
Redhill v. Bromley

Oct 21st

Respresentative game - Athenian League v. Isthmian League, on ground of Chelsea F.C, Stamford Bridge. Kick off, 8:15


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Saturday, October 23, 1926

To-Day's Fixtures & Teams

Southall v. Barking Town, at Western Road, Southall; 3.15.  Athenian League.


Southall Team: T. Holding; E. Buttery, F. Webb; F.R. Johnson, R.H. Wenham, A. Wright; C. McKinley, D. Clark, O. Reinke, F. Goodwin, C. Knight.


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Friday, October, 29, 1926

Football Notes

Southall and Barking Town had a rousing match, which the former won by 2-0, McKinley and Knight scoring in the second half. Southall owed much to the stability of their defence against an enterprising forward line.


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Friday, November, 5, 1926

Football Notes

Southall retained the leadership with their 3-1 success against Enfield.


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Saturday, November 13, 1926

To-Day's Fixtures & Teams

Southall v. Windsor and Eton, at Western Road, Southall; 2.45.  Athenian League.


Southall Team: T. Holding; E. Buttery, F. Webb; F.R. Johnson, R.H. Wenham, H. Young; C. McKinley, D. Clark, O. Reinke, A. Rogers, C. Knight.


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Friday, November, 19, 1926

Football Notes

Southall were among the teams who defied the elements on Saturday, and by astonishingly good footwork, they beat Windsor and Eton by 8-0. All the scoring took place in the first half, after which Windsor made a plucky but futile rally.


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Saturday, November, 20, 1926

WINDSOR WHIPPED

SOUTHALL PILE UP HUGE SCORE IN THE RAIN.

Much rain, many goals, and few spectators were the outstanding features of the match between Southall and Windsor and Eaton, at Western-road, on Saturday, when, overwhelming the visitors in the first half, during which all the goals were obtained.  Southall won by 8-0, their biggest score in the past two seasons.

    The  conditions were atrocious, and a heavy downpour, strong gusty wing, and a soft, slippery ground making good football extremely difficult, but, while the play naturally never reached a high standard, the faithful band of about 400 to 500 spectators, who all sheltered  beneath the stand, had plenty of goals to console them in the first half.  Southall then had the wind and a driving rain at their back, and much more successful at in adapting themselves to the conditions, they outplayed Windsor, by some remarkably good combination, in which McKinley, Rogers, and C. Knight were conspicuous.  The home forwards shot when ever opportunity offered, and Taylor, the Windsor goalkeeper, though beaten eight times, saved many good shots.  Four goals were scored in twenty minutes.  The first was obtained by Reinke, who deflected out  of Taylor's hands a chance shot from McKinley.  Then Wenham shot through from a corner, followed by McKinley ending a smart individual effort with a brilliant and successful cross-shot, and Wenham adding another beautiful drive from about 20 yards out.  Then after a lull in goal scoring four more were obtained in the last eight minutes of the half through Rogers, Johnson, F. C. Knight and C. Knight.

    Windsor were unconvincing and ragged in their efforts, Watts, the old Southall forward, being their most dangerous winger, and Holding did well to save two good efforts of his in their first half.  Norris was a keen tryer, but was badly supported, and his shooting became affected.  With the change of ends Windsor had more if the play, and Holding included a fine save from Norris in some good work soon after resuming.  But the Southall defence were never really extended, and the second half's football was particularly dull and tame, most of the play being in midfield, with a few exciting moments at each end.  Result: Southall, 8;  Windsor and Eton, 0.

    Southall:  T. Holding; E. Buttery, F. Webb; F.R. Johnson, R.H. Wenham, H. Young, C. McKinley, F. C. Knight, O.Reinke, A. Rogers, C. Knight.

    Windsor and Eton:  A. C. Taylor; A. Float, C. Float; R. E. Belcher, F. Dawson, I. Entwistle; L, Blackman, A. E Groves, E. J. Norris, G. A. Harman, F.N. Watts.


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Friday, December, 3, 1926

Football Notes

Although beaten by Southall by 4-3 in the Athenian League, Redhill showed welcome improvement. The seven goals were all scored in the second half, and twice Redhill held the lead.


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Friday, December, 10, 1926

Football Notes

Southall consolidated their position at the head of the table with a 2-0 conquest of Cheshunt, their forwards being the more penetrative.


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Friday, January, 14, 1927

Football Results
West Norwood 3; Uxbridge 3
Barking Town 5; Cheshunt 3
Bromley 3; Sommerstown 3
Redhill 3; Sutton United 2
Football Fixtures
Enfield v. West Norwood
Summerstown v. Sutton
Cheshunt v. Hampstead

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Friday, January, 21, 1927

Football Results
Cheshunt 4; Hamstead 2
Enfield 6; West Norwood 0
Summerston 2, Sutton 0
Football Fixtures
Bromley v. Windsor & Eaton

Football Notes

All three home teams in the Athenian League won full points on Saturday.  Cheshunt, the better opportunists, beat Hamstead Town by 4-2, after the latter had opened the scoring.  All the goals were scored in first half, Smith netting three for the winners.


Enfield were in great form against West Norwood, whom they beat by 6-0, despite a plucky display by Jones in goal, Green and Ruskin were most effective in the Enfield attack.


Sommerstown won against Sutton United by 2-0, Imeson scoring both the goals.


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Friday, January, 28, 1927

Football Notes

Bromley after being a goal down, recovered well to beat Windsor and Eaton 3-1.  Cox broke away to give Windsor the lead, and Alderson equalized from a corner kick before the interval.  In the second half Mills added two more goals for Bromley, for whom Baird, Mason and Oakley showed excellent form.  Dawson, Taylor and Cox were outstanding for Windsor.


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Friday, April, 8, 1927

Football Notes

The feature of the Athenian League games on Saturday was Enfield's surprising conquest of Southall, the leader, by 8-3.  At half-time Enfield led by 3-2, and in the second half they gave their best forward display of the season.  The winner's goals were scored by Daniels, Sims, Green, and Irons, who all netted twice, and Rogers, Clark, and Delanty replied for Southall.


Kinstonian, the champions offered a shock by their 3-2 defeat at Cheshunt.  They got on terms after being led by 2-0, but Cheshunt scored the winning goal a few minutes before the end.  Miller (2) and Judd scored for Cheshunt, and Soper and Macey for Kingstonian.


Bromley did well to beat Sutton United by 3-1 after a goalless first half: while Summerstown, after taking the lead, played a 1-1 draw with West Norwood.


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Friday, April, 15, 1927

Football Notes

In a match that had an important bearing on Athenian League honours, Southall the leaders, beat Kingstonian, the present champions, by 3-1, Delanty scoring two neat goals for Southall before Macey took up a pass by Mann and netted for Kingstonian.  From Clark's centre Rogers scored the only goal of the second half of a match Southall won on their merits.


Cheshunt, on their own ground, failed to make the most of their opportunities, and Barnet beat them by 5-3 after being in arrears.  Cousins, who scored twice, was an outstanding player for Barnet, for whom Fletcher also showed fine form, while Cheshunt were well served by Ray and Dodd.


Enfield twice recovered from arrears in their match with Windsor and Eaton, but were beaten by 4-2.  The Summerstown and Hampstead match was postponed owing to the ground being unfit. 


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Saturday, April 23, 1927

To-Day's Fixtures & Teams

Southall v. West Norwood, at Western Road, Southall; 3.30.  Athenian League.


Southall Team: T. Holding; E. Buttery, F. Webb; F.R. Johnson, R.H. Wenham, H. Young; C. McKinley, A. Gough, J.W. Delanty, A. Rogers, W. Ward.


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Friday, April, 15, 1927

Football Notes

In a match that had an important bearing on Athenian League honours, Southall the leaders, beat Kingstonian, the present champions, by 3-1, Delanty scoring two neat goals for Southall before Macey took up a pass by Mann and netted for Kingstonian.  From Clark's centre Rogers scored the only goal of the second half of a match Southall won on their merits.


Cheshunt, on their own ground, failed to make the most of their opportunities, and Barnet beat them by 5-3 after being in arrears.  Cousins, who scored twice, was an outstanding player for Barnet, for whom Fletcher also showed fine form, while Cheshunt were well served by Ray and Dodd.


Enfield twice recovered from arrears in their match with Windsor and Eaton, but were beaten by 4-2.  The Summerstown and Hampstead match was postponed owing to the ground being unfit. 


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Saturday, April 23, 1927

To-Day's Fixtures & Teams

Southall v. West Norwood, at Western Road, Southall; 3.30.  Athenian League.


Southall Team: T. Holding; E. Buttery, F. Webb; F.R. Johnson, R.H. Wenham, H. Young; C. McKinley, A. Gough, J.W. Delanty, A. Rogers, W. Ward.


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Saturday, May, 7, 1927

ATHENIAN LEAGUE.

A BRILLIANT LEAGUE.

A BRILLIANT FINISH.

 

SOUTHALL WIN CHAMPIONSHIP BY FINE VICTORY OVER BROMLEY.

 

    With their only remaining challengers, Kingstonian, losing at home by 3-1 to Redhill, Southall definitely established themselves as Athenian League champions, and concluded their home fixtures in brilliant style by defeating Bromley by 6-0 on the Western-road ground on Saturday, before a large crowd.

    Southall had four changes from their regular team.  The entire half-back line Johnson, Wenham and Young, was down with injuries, and Clark and Goodwin were also incapacitated.  The services of four players of the H.M.S. Excellent team that Southall met in the Amateur Cup, were secured and they filled  the three half-back and outside left vacancies, C. Knight moving to inside right.  Southall, however, suffered no weakening by the changes; indeed, the team has seldom given a better all-round display.  The backs, Buttery and Webb, who both played a very sound game, quickly established a good understanding with the halves, and the middle line, in which Chapman, at left half, was an outstanding figure, made an excellent combination, who not only dominated the Bromley forwards, but also gave admirable support in attack.  With Berry co-operating successfully at outside-left, the Southall forwards played with fine dash and combined cleverly.  Delanty led the line in great style, and had the distinction of recording hid third "hat trick" for Southall, and knight, who seemed more at home at inside-right, had the touch of the artist in his perfect placing of the ball in his passed to McKinley.  The right winger made many smart runs and centres, and Rogers played with customary dash and fire at inside left,

    Bromley were outplayed from the start of a particularly fast game but though Southall monopolised the first half's play, Baird, by some really superb goalkeeping, kept the score down to 2-0 at the interval.  And these two goals were the result of mistakes by the Bromley backs that left Delanty with the chance of getting in two sharp shots at so close a range that Baird had no hope of saving.  The first goal came after ten minutes play, and the second was delayed until four minutes from the interval.  Bromley had been so held in check that practically the only dangerous movement was a goal-inviting centre by Smith that passed unaccepted across the Southall goalmouth.  Southall maintained their supremacy in the second half, and four minutes after resuming Roger added to he lead with a fast ground-shot from a pass by knight.  Goals then came at ten-minute intervals, Delanty heading the fourth from a centre by McKinley, Knight shooting through the fifth after Baird had fisted out a hot shot from Berry, and Rogers obtaining the sixth from McKinley's centre with a capital shot.  Bromley kept trying to the end, but the Southall defence, in spite of the long lead, were anxious to give no goals away, and played as determinedly as if the issue were in doubt.  Result: Southall 6;  Bromley 0.

    Southall: T. Holding; E. Buttery, F. Webb; J Clark, L. Sullivan, W. Chapman; C. McKinley, C. Knight, J. W. Delanty, A. Rogers, L. Berry.

    Bromley: T. A. Mason; E. V. Ralph, H. Oakley; J. Wallis, W. Baird, T. Young; T. Smith, H. Osbourne, W. Field, C. King, S. Wootton.


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