It’s not often that a team’s record is wiped from the books. It’s only happened to two sides in our history. And Epping Town were the first. Yep, long before the demise of Chester City stopped us from passing 100 points in 2010, the Essex outfit hit the rocks in 1984. But we aren’t going to skip to the end just yet. There’s still a bit of finer detail to go through before we get there. And, sometimes, there’s a thrill to be had in making that journey. Even if that is only 25 miles across the county border.
After resigning halfway through the 1984-5 season due to cash problems, our record against Epping Town was forever expunged. So, technically, you could say we never played them. Except we did. We’ll always have the 1981-2 Eastern Floodlit Cup, for example. But losing those two league results didn’t hurt us. We lost both and not in a narrow manner. The name is now being revived thanks to a club who have changed names in recent times; first coming on the scene as Coopersale back in 1976.