Edgware Town

Club Profile

First Played: 1990-1

Win Rate: 100% (from 2 games)

Last Updated: 07 July 2022

Call it a one-season wonder if you will, but we still shared the same Isthmian League Division 2 North bath water as Edgware Town. For nine months, we were equals with the Wares. Of course, you only get two meetings during the course of the league season: one home and one away. For some teams we’ve come up against, that’s proved to be plenty (Hello Accrington!). For others, that’s as much as we’ve ever had.

In the case of the Wares, then, we met while playing in Vauxhall Football League Division 2 North in 1990-1. The first meeting took place at their former White Lion Ground, with us as the guests running out 4-1 winners; Jimmy Hughes nabbing a brace. The reverse at Broadhall Way was much closer, however, with Edgware Town edged out by the odd goal in five. It was a respectable enough campaign for them, finishing in 14th position with 17 wins to their name.

Sadly, the club closed in 2008. It seems the reason is that a local council decision to approve planning permission for their ground left them short on cash. But it wasn’t the end; the club did not fold and remained members of their local FA. In 2014, the Wares came back to life and play in the Spartan South Midlands League. Doesn’t that make them the same club? Not in our eyes, unfortunately. And we are the leading authority on something or other…


Edgware Town: The Facts

Who are Edgware Town?

Formed in 1939, Edgware Town joined the Corinthian League after World War Two. There’s not much to report apart from a runners-up medal in 1954. For fans of this competition, you’ll know it fell apart in 1963; leaving the Wares and many of their other contemporaries to join the Athenian League. At the first attempt, they were promoted up into the Premier Division. But successive relegations in 1967 and 1968 saw them plunge into Division Two.

The demise of the Athenian League in 1984 meant another change of competition for the Wares; this time joining the London Spartan League – later the Spartan League. There was also a name change to plain old Edgware, but that’s a bit of history spanning 1972 and 1987. Does it change much? Probs not.

Edgware Town arrived in Vauxhall Football League Division Two North after outgrowing the Spartan League in 1991. As Boro’ went up, however, the league was restructured. Division Two North stopped being a thing, with the Wares placed in Division Three. We don’t know if it was because they came good or they simply didn’t like the restructure, but The Wares took just a single attempt to be crowned Division Three kings. And so up they went to Division Two. It was at this level they stayed for the best part of a decade, recording a best finish of 6th.

In keeping with non-league tradition, matters became a bit confused in 2002 when the Isthmian League renamed Division Three as Division Two. And then, another four years later, the whole division was given the elbow and Edgware were sent packing off to the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division. It was another competition they’d win at the first attempt, returning to the Isthmian League (again) for the 2007-8 season.

Edgware Town: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 2 2 0 0 7 3 4 6 100%
Home 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3 100%
Away 1 1 0 0 4 1 3 3 100%
League 2 2 0 0 7 3 4 6 100%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

Edgware Town: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 02 March 1991

Wednesday 03 October 1990

Dave Beasant Profile
Simon Chang Profile
Phil Dean Profile
Phil Simpson Profile
Martyn Sperrin Profile
Brian Stein Profile