Boro’ have taken on their fair share of opponents down the years and some of those teams have simply been no more than passing acquaintances, while there are others that have become – well – annoyingly familiar. For all the many times we’ve faced teams like Woking, there have been rare match-ups too. So, we’re asking, where do Wealdstone stand in the grand scheme of things?
Wealdstone: Us And Them
It was going to happen at some point – and now it has. If we hadn’t taken Tom Pett and Jerome Okimo off their hands a couple of summers ago, Boro’ fans could be forgiven for not giving a second thought about Wealdstone. It’s not their fault, and it’s not ours either – we’ve just never met in competitive circumstances and no-one really remembers pre-season friendlies. Do they?
A quirk of our club database is that it contains a handful of clubs who are only in there because of the odd friendly here and there. The Stones are one of them, having last met Boro’ last summer in one of the few matches that Teddy Sheringham managed to win as our gaffer. Oh, you’ll have also heard that Wealdstone also have a supporter who got a bit nawty and ended up an online star.
And to think you once had to get on Opportunity Knocks for a shot at fame.
Mind you, those Boro’ fans among us who previously invested their emotions in the fortunes of forbears Town and Athletic could well be more familiar with the Stones. Let’s face it, you don’t get 6-5 humdingers every day of the week and the FA Cup qualifying round match at their gaff back in 1965 surely sticks in some minds? Athletic also came up against them in the Southern League.
And that’s as much as we have to offer on Wealdstone. Remember them? Unless you’re of a certain generation, why would you?
BoroGuide’s Wealdstone club profile – for old time’s sake…