Club Profile

First Played: 1985-6

Win Rate: 100% (from 3 games)

Last Updated: 03 July 2022

Three meetings, three wins and an average of three goals for per game. It’s not a bad record we’ve against Whyteleafe.  Our first meeting came in 1986, the time when we were en-route to the Div Two North title. It was the FA Vase 5th Round that laid on such a historic moment, though not so memorable for Whyteleafe we’d imagine. Strikes from Ian Adcroft and Ricky Marshall helped us to a convincing 4-1 win at their gaff, along with a couple of rare goals for Martin Gittings.

It was just one part of what remains our most successful run in the competition; a run that came to a disappointing end in the next round and a quarter final defeat to Southall.

After that, there was a bit of a wait for our next encounter. We’d gone up to but come back down from Division One by the time Whyteleafe were promoted from Div Two South in 1989. It took us two more years to reclaim lost ground, but the Leafe couldn’t bring that Division One know-how to bear. In our first reunion, ’twas back to Church Road as Martin Gittings (again) scored the only goal in a 1-0 win.

Back at BHW later that term, we were all but champions by the time we stuck another four goals on them; Gitts bagging a hattrick in a 4-0 win. So, that’s six goals for Gitts in a period spanning six years. Not bad, eh?


Whyteleafe: The Facts

Church Road
Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0AR

020 8660 5491



Who are Whyteleafe?

The Leafe (Strong nickname game. Ed.) formed in 1946; the year that Stevenage was chosen as a New Town. Is that nugget of information relevant? No. But it upped your learning game a notch and, for a Wednesday, that’s not ‘arf bad. They replaced Whyteleafe Albion, the town’s footballing representative before the Second World War Two. To start, the club only held junior status and competed in local leagues; turning senior and signing up to the Surrey Senior League in 1958. A decade later, that very championship came to Church Road.

In 1975, a change of scenery for Whyteleafe; choosing to join the London Senior League. It can’t have been too great, mind. The Leafe stuck around for just six years, before moving in 1981 to the Athenian League. And that must’ve been even worse than the London Senior League; the club switching again only three years later to the Isthmian League. Due to their geographical position, it was only logical they’d end up in Division Two South for a spell that coincided with our time in either Div Two North or Division One. Not that it proved a barrier…

Whyteleafe: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 3 3 0 0 9 1 8 6 100%
Home 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 3 100%
Away 2 2 0 0 5 1 4 3 100%
League 2 2 0 0 5 0 5 6 100%
Cup 1 1 0 0 4 1 3 n/a 100%

* league points only

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

Saturday 21 March 1992

Tuesday 22 October 1991

Saturday 01 February 1986

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How to get to Whyteleafe – Travel Information – Distance: 74 miles

By Road

You’ll probably find it easier to travel around the M25 counter-clockwise. Well, rather than ploughing through the centre of London. You want to exit the M25 at Junction 6 and take the first exit at the roundabout onto the A22. Stay on the A22 for 3.3 miles across one roundabout, before turning left onto Salmons Lane over the railway and then right into Church Road.

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A small car park at the ground should be sufficient for your visit. But there are places to park on Church Road itself too. Just be mindful that double yellows, where present, are there for a reason. And, if all else fails, there’s always the station.

By Rail


It’s possible to do this one in two changes (rather than three). And that helps – don’t you think? It’s less than half a mile from the station to the ground; exiting the station south on St Luke’s Road towards Whyteleafe Hill. Turn right here, and then left onto Church Road. Hey presto; the ground is soon on your left.

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