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First Played: 1984-5

Win Rate: 100% (from 1 games)

Last Updated: 01 July 2022

It shows you how football is so engrained in the lifeblood when even small villages have their own team to speak of – such as Pirton. If you believe the 2011 census, just shy of 1,300 people live in this civil parish. And, yet, for long enough the village had their own team representin’.  In the one and only tie between the us and them, we came out on top in the 1984-5 Herts Charity Shield First Round.

After a high level of success in the South Midlands League in the late 1970s and early 1980s, fortunes started to fade in the years after meeting us. Not that we had anything to do with that. The 1991-2 campaign saw them end up second bottom; conceding 115 goals while doing so. It turned out to be their last season; folding in summer 1993. Lea Sports PSG, a club that first came to life in the 1970s, brought football back to the village in 1995 after moving from Luton.


Pirton: The Facts

Who are Pirton?

It’s now a question of who were they – and it’s not an easy one to answer. According to one North Herts District Council resource we found, the club dated back to at least before the First World War. But any talk of them being a “successful side who played in the Southern League” is something we aren’t able to back up. What we do know for sure is that, between 1972 and 1993, Pirton competed in the South Midlands League. And the period from 1976 to 1984 was a particularly bright one for the club.

Why do we know Pirton?

Now, you know full well that Boro’ never played in the South Midlands League ourselves. It means that our only reason for knowing them would be a cup tie. Or a friendly. We’re only about competitive encounters, however, so we’re going to be talking about cup ties. Not the FA Cup, though. Pirton never (it seems) took part. Nor the FA Trophy. And nor is it the FA Vase either. So, ever decreasing circles mean that we’re left with just one possible reason.

Boom, boom, boom – let us hear you say ‘Herts Charity Shield’…

Pirton: Record vs Boro'

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

* league points only

Pirton: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 11 August 1984

Sunday 22 October 1978

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