Leyton Wingate

Club Profile

First Played: 1984-5

Win Rate: 13% (from 8 games)

Last Updated: 05 June 2023

The curious case of Leyton Wingate; someone we met in the short window they existed in this specific iteration of a football club. As you can guess, their formation involved a merger. And we’ll give you more on that under the History tab below. In terms of our head-to-head, we found this team to be a bit of a tough one to get the better of. In fact, one win in eight is our return; the single success coming under Cloughie in the 1991-2 campaign. Before that, it was painful; taking us five matches just to score against them!


Leyton Wingate: The Facts

Who are Leyton Wingate?

If we’re being pedantic, this club existed between 1975 and 1992. There’s a huge back story before. And there’s a bit of drama after too. Leyton and Wingate are the two clubs (shock horror) who came together; the new club taking the former’s place in Athenian League Division One. Inside two seasons, they claimed the championship in an early pinnacle for them. And it’d be a feat they’d repeat during the 1981-2 season when they didn’t lose any league games.

With that second title success, the club stepped up to Isthmian League Division Two. As the league grew two years later, Boro’ found themselves in the same North division as them. We pushed them close during that 1984-5 season too; finishing in fourth – only six points behind them. So, they went up. But it only took us one season to catch them up. Even so, they always seemed to get one step ahead of us. In 1987, they were promoted again; this time to the Premier Division. One year season later, we were… relegated.

We did catch up with them once more, however. It would be the 1991-2 campaign; a time when we were climbing the ladder, while they had just been relegated after four seasons in the Premier Division. It’d be their final season as we had come to know them. The reason is because Wingate went on their own path; leaving Leyton as a standalone club for the first time in more than 25 years. That arrangement lasted for three years before Leyton then merged with Walthamstow Pennant to create Leyton Pennant.

In 1997, as a side note, a new Leyton FC formed. It prompted a legal battle that took five years to reach a verdict. The crux of the matter is whether Leyton Pennant or the new club had the right to claim the long history of Leyton back to 1878 or something. The new club won the day, which left Pennant with no legal right to claim anything that went before. But that new club ended up being dissolved in 2011; suspended after not paying its league fees and withdrawing due to money problems.

With all its staff then leaving too, the club was effectively dead.

Leyton Wingate: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 8 1 4 3 9 14 -5 6 13%
Home 4 1 1 2 6 8 -2 4 25%
Away 4 0 3 1 3 6 -3 2 0%
League 6 1 3 2 6 10 -4 6 17%
Cup 2 0 1 1 3 4 -1 n/a 0%

* league points only

Leyton Wingate: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 21 December 1991

Saturday 02 November 1991

Monday 14 September 1987

Saturday 12 September 1987

Saturday 11 April 1987

Saturday 07 February 1987

Tuesday 16 April 1985

Tuesday 30 October 1984

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