Milton Keynes Borough aren’t the first side from the town we’ve come up against – and they aren’t first to meet an unhappy end either. Long before the Dons came to town, Milton Keynes had an indifferent relationship to football. As the largest celebration of roundabouts in the UK got its status as a fellow New Town in the late 1960s, new clubs looked to take advantage in the population boom. Among these was this club.
Like us, they were a Borough.
Like us, a New Town too.
And like us, they started out in United Counties League.
Our one meeting was by virtue of the draw for the FA Cup Preliminary Round draw during the 1986-7 season. We won a five-goal thriller on the day; edging our guests out by the odd goal. It was actually the only time that Boro’ played in the FA Cup. The season before, they’d lost 2-1 at Hednesford Town. The club dropped off the radar in 1993 after finishing 12th in the South Midlands League Premier Division. Why? We’re not sure.
But we do know that a Milton Keynes FC formed to take their place. And we think that one also met an unhappy end too.