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.