1 year ago
By John Anderson
Chance to progress in World Famous Competition
On Saturday August 5th Holmer will play AFC Hayes at Watchet Lane in The Extra Preliminary
Round. A total of 737 clubs have been accepted into this season's competition. In August 2014, as a result of a fine and somewhat unexpected win at Tring at this stage of the competition that year, The Greens played away to Yeading-based AFC in The Preliminary Round. They recorded a creditable 1-1 draw at Farm Park with the aid of a Dean Powles volley.
Their then Step Four opponents comfortably prevailed in the replay at Watchet Lane. Probably the only time Holmer have still been in the competition come September?
Since then, AFC Hayes (formerly Brook House of the Spartan League) have been relegated to Step Five which is where Holmer have been playing for the past seven years. But AFC Hayes did not come back to The Spartan South Midlands League as may have been expected. Instead they were put into The Combined Counties League, which generally comprises teams from south-west London outwards.
Updated 21:55 - 4 Sep 2017 by John Anderson