Letchworth Garden City: Club Profile

Letchworth Garden City were one of our nearest neighbours and fiercest opponents – but the club sadly went under in 2002. Like us (sort of), LGC went under the name Town and Athletic. In 1976, however, the club decided to adopt the Garden City name. This came at the same time of growth of ’em; finishing second in the Athenian League in 1977 and then joining the Isthmian League that same summer.

Despite a promising start to life in the competition, LGC couldn’t make it up from Division Two. It’s why they were there in Division Two North when we joined the larger competition in 1984. But we’d already met before that; first in summer 1981 with our Woolwich Trophy defeat. We won the second encounter in an East Anglian Cup tie – before losing the next three to nil. After joining them in the Isthmian League, our fortunes improved.

Not massively, however.

As our overall record shows, five wins from 16 compares poorly to their eight wins. To be fair, we may have made it a little more kinder if we’d met them during our dominant 1990-1 campaign. Letchworth Garden City had already left the competition, however; relegated as the bottom ‘North’ team after a playoff with Horsham. It left them facing the step down into the South Midlands League Premier Division in summer 1990.

Five years later, Garden City was dropped from their name and a further seven years after that came the end of their story. An unconfirmed source on the club’s Wikipedia entry says it followed a dispute with the Herts FA. Whatever the reason, the club hasn’t returned.


The Facts

Letchworth Garden City: Record vs Boro'


* league points only

Letchworth Garden City: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Tuesday 06 March 1990

Tuesday 26 December 1989

Tuesday 05 December 1989

Saturday 08 April 1989

Saturday 17 December 1988

Thursday 26 March 1987

Thursday 26 December 1985

Monday 09 September 1985

Saturday 02 February 1985

Tuesday 22 January 1985

Wednesday 26 December 1984

Tuesday 13 March 1984

Tuesday 05 April 1983

Saturday 30 October 1982

Tuesday 26 January 1982

Thursday 30 July 1981


Players For Us... and Them

Ian AdcroftProfile
Martin AllinsonProfile
Graham AslettProfile
Gary BambrickProfile
Paul BowgettProfile
Martin BradshawProfile
Terry BroomProfile
Paddy ButcherProfile
Trevor CarterProfile
Dave CloverProfile
Jimmy DaintreeProfile
Danny DanceProfile
Tony EwinsProfile
Martin GittingsProfile
Jimmy HughesProfile
Ben L'HonoreProfile
Kevin LoweProfile
Ricky MarshallProfile
Grant McRaeProfile
Trevor MetcalfeProfile
Paul PalmaProfile
Mark PhillipsProfile
Doug PirieProfile
Gary RedmondProfile
Mark SmithProfile
Adrian TaylorProfile
Gary TurnerProfile
Denny TylerProfile
Mark VooghtProfile
Malcolm WardProfile
Tony WardProfile
Richard WilmotProfile

Letchworth Garden City Ground Information