1981-2

United Counties League Premier Division

Most Appearances: Martyn Thompson - 52

Top Goalscorer: Danny Dance - 13

Last Updated: 02 October 2020

1981-2

After winning promotion from Division One, Boro’ took up their position in the United Counties League Premier Division for the 1981-2 campaign. It was an eye-opener, however. For Boro’, there was to be no level of dominance they’d achieved in the lower level. Form was often patchy, if not erratic – and Derek Montgomery‘s men struggled for consistency. For the likes of Danny Dance who had been so fluent in front of goal during our Div One campaign, the defences we came up against were often a lot meaner.

Boro’ made it to the Eastern Floodlit Cup semi-finals, but were outclassed by Chelmsford City over two legs. Meanwhile, hopes of retaining the United Counties League Cup were scuppered by Irchester Eastfield on penalties in the quarter finals. And there was also a semi-final appearance in the East Anglian Cup – only for Hertford Town to cruise to a 4-1 victory. All in all, it was a tough season but an important learning curve for a growing club.

Full 1981-2 Details:

Thursday 30 July 1981

Thursday 13 August 1981

Saturday 22 August 1981

Saturday 29 August 1981

Saturday 05 September 1981

Wednesday 09 September 1981

Saturday 12 September 1981

Saturday 19 September 1981

Monday 21 September 1981

Saturday 26 September 1981

Monday 28 September 1981

Saturday 03 October 1981

Saturday 10 October 1981

Tuesday 13 October 1981

Saturday 17 October 1981

Tuesday 20 October 1981

Wednesday 28 October 1981

Saturday 31 October 1981

Monday 02 November 1981

Saturday 07 November 1981

Monday 09 November 1981

Saturday 14 November 1981

Monday 16 November 1981

Saturday 21 November 1981

Saturday 28 November 1981

Saturday 05 December 1981

Saturday 02 January 1982

Tuesday 05 January 1982

Wednesday 20 January 1982

Saturday 23 January 1982

Tuesday 26 January 1982

Saturday 30 January 1982

Saturday 06 February 1982

Saturday 13 February 1982

Saturday 20 February 1982

Wednesday 24 February 1982

Saturday 27 February 1982

Saturday 06 March 1982

Thursday 11 March 1982

Saturday 13 March 1982

Saturday 27 March 1982

Saturday 03 April 1982

Tuesday 06 April 1982

Thursday 08 April 1982

Saturday 10 April 1982

Tuesday 13 April 1982

Thursday 15 April 1982

Saturday 17 April 1982

Tuesday 20 April 1982

Saturday 24 April 1982

Tuesday 27 April 1982

Saturday 01 May 1982

Saturday 08 May 1982

Tuesday 11 May 1982

1981-2 Boro' Rollcall

Name Pld Gls YC RC US
Keith Allinson 2 (0) 0 0 0 0
Martin Allinson 50 (0) 0 0 0 0
Terry Broom 32 (0) 2 0 0 0
Steve Butler 3 (2) 0 0 0 0
Graham Cox 21 (0) 2 1 0 0
Jimmy Daintree 18 (1) 6 1 1 1
Danny Dance 33 (0) 13 0 0 0
Mitch Dee 33 (0) 0 0 0 0
Peter Gittings 43 (0) 3 0 0 0
Martin Gittings 17 (6) 9 0 0 0
Micky Herring 36 (0) 5 1 0 0
Andy Hughes 19 (4) 4 0 0 2
John Huxtable 10 (0) 1 0 0 0
Lee Jacobs 11 (1) 4 0 1 0
Paul Johnson 8 (0) 0 0 0 1
John Johnson 10 (1) 0 0 0 2
Tim Jolly 32 (0) 7 3 0 0
Ronnie Lawson 5 (0) 0 0 0 1
Trevor Metcalfe 36 (1) 11 1 0 0
Derek Montgomery 3 (2) 0 0 0 0
Terry O'Neill 6 (0) 1 0 0 0
Ashley Palmer 4 (0) 2 0 0 0
Paul Peterson 10 (2) 0 0 0 3
Derrick Remington 2 (2) 0 0 0 1
Steve Rowlands 1 (1) 0 0 0 0
Martyn Thompson 52 (0) 0 0 0 0
Malcolm Ward 16 (0) 3 0 0 0
Jose Whishaw 22 (0) 5 1 0 0
Ray Wilcox 5 (1) 1 0 0 0

 

Key:

  • Apps = Appearances (Substitute Appearances)
  • Gls = Goals Scored
  • YC = Yellow Cards
  • RC = Red Cards
  • US = Unused Subs

1981-2 United Counties League Premier Division Table

Pl W D L F A GD Pts
1Stamford36255671284355
2Irthlingborough Diamonds36238573343954
3Rushden Town361971061322945
4Buckingham Town361971063432045
5Bourne Town361871164442043
6Potton United3615111041301141
7Ampthill Town361411117367639
8Long Buckby361410125760-338
9Holbeach United36149135346737
10Wootton Blue Cross36149135158-737
11Kempston Rovers361310136362136
12Stevenage Borough36129155049133
13Desborough Town361013134755-833
14S&L Corby361012144657-1132
15Rothwell Town36126185860-232
16British Timken Duston36118174667-2130
17Eynesbury Rovers3689193558-2325
18Wolverton Town3684243678-4220 *
19St Neots Town3627272591-6611

* Wolverton Town left United Counties League in 1982