Finchley. Chris Finch. Bloody good rep. No one is saying otherwise. But we’d rather know how we fared against this north London football club. It’s a part of the smoke that gave us Baby Spice; is the setting for The Funniest Joke of the World; and sent Margaret Thatcher to the House of Commons nine times. So, a little something for everyone to enjoy.
A league opponent in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, cash issues saw them merge with Wingate; creating Wingate & Finchley in 1991. It came after a 1990-1 campaign in which they’d ended second-bottom of Division Two North; Boro’ making no mistake in our two fixtures. After a 6-0 win at their place, we won 7-0 indoors on the way towards the title.