Collier Row

Club Profile

First Played: 1989-90

Win Rate: 50% (from 4 games)

Last Updated: 05 June 2023

A quartet of meetings in Isthmian League Division Two North is the sum total of the time Boro’ spent in tandem with Collier Row. A quirk of fate meant the club first played in the division for the two seasons in the mid-1980s that we were in Division One. As we came back down, they went up. And so it’d be the 1989-90 season that we finally found each other on the same page. The direction in which the Essex side then went in the 1990s would be more down than up, before it ceased to exist after a 1996 merger with Romford.

A new club with the same name emerged on the scene. But we’re not sure if they’ve lasted the course


Collier Row: The Facts

Who are Collier Row?

First seen in 1962, the club were founder members of the Essex Olympian League in 1966. Their record in the competition was, hmm, mixed; third one season, 13th the next. They remained in the league through a name change in 1973 (Collier Row Motor Gear) and achieved success with a championship win in 1977. In 1980, the club then appeared in the London Spartan League – minus Motor Gear in their name. Within two seasons, they were champions. And they’d win a second title in three seasons in 1986.

That’s the year in which the club moved into the Isthmian League; starting out in Division Two North.

Collier Row: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 4 2 1 1 5 2 3 7 50%
Home 2 1 0 1 2 2 0 3 50%
Away 2 1 1 0 3 0 3 4 50%
League 4 2 1 1 5 2 3 7 50%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

Collier Row: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 19 January 1991

Monday 20 August 1990

Wednesday 11 April 1990

Monday 25 September 1989

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