You must go back to 1992 for our last competitive game against Royston Town. And that was only in the Eastern Floodlit League. Of course, we hope little changes since we wrote this – otherwise we’ve given ourselves more admin to do. The chances of us meeting in the near future are slim, to be fair. By that last tango in 1992, however, the Crows were almost certainly the one team we’d come across more than any other since stepping up to the senior football plate in 1980.
In that 12-year period between 1980 and 1992, we faced off with Royston Town on no fewer than 23 occasions don’t you know. From just up the road, the Crows are a team against whom Boro’ have – more often than not – been on the winning side. We’ve traded managers and players over the years too. Our one and only defeat against the Crows came during our 1987-8 Knights Floodlit League campaign; a competition that accounts for almost half of the games between us to date.
It’s a long time since we took part in it – and played the Crows in a competitive match. Coincidence?