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Just thought I would take the opportunity to share this excellent video clip of Pancake Lane and then, in future, we can discuss the friendly Club on this thread if need be who were formed in 1895 and have been playing at Pancake Lane pretty much ever since. I gather they only joined the South Midlands League in 1991/92 when finishing runners up in the Hertfordshire Senior County League, floodlights were only installed at Pancake Lane in 1999 following fierce opposition over many years from local residents. 

Also, whilst posting, here is a report on their fine 3-2 win yesterday at Dunstable Town after trailing 2-1 with just ten minutes of the proceedings remaining:

http://levgreenfc.co.uk/event/191130f/

 

 

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Just thought I would take the opportunity to share this excellent video clip of Pancake Lane and then, in future, we can discuss the friendly Club on this thread if need be who were formed in 1895 and

Another newsletter from Leverstock Green for May including an excellent article by SSML Official Mark Mellor which will be of interest to PetetheGreek, some might remember Mark having a heart attack d

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A nice Christmas messege from the Pancake Lane Club:

Merry Christmas to all from everyone at Leverstock Green Football Club!

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I bet this will be a good night tonight at Pancake Lane, it's such a shame Leverstock Green's game with Leighton Town was called off this afternoon:

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As it is currently all quiet on the Western Front, Leverstock Green announce the arrival of Ross Bargent as their new Under 18's Manager from next season, whenever that is going to start:

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Leverstock Green are looking for a Physio for matchdays, obviously we are all still very much in the dark as to when the new 2020/21 campaign is going to start:

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A great picture of the Leverstock Green 1979/80 first team squad following their Hertfordshire Senior County League Division One Championship win the season before in 1978/79:

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And another great picture of the 1958/59 Leverstock Green First Team in the Hertfordshire Senior County League which the Club joined from the West Hertfordshire League in 1954. I gather the team were already in Division 1 at the time of the photo but were relegated in 1966/67 before returning to Division 1 in 1973/74 which they won in 1978/79:

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Somewhat after the Lord Mayors Show but photographs from Biggleswade United v Leverstock Green at Second Meadow in a SSML Premier Division fixture on 16 December 2017, Biggleswade United won 5-2 and finished the 2017/18 campaign in eighth place with Leverstock Green in a healthy seventh thanks to 17 goals in 18 league outings from Matt Bateman before he moved to Berkhamsted in early February where his Father Steve was Manager. Bateman settled in quickly at Broadwater, netting eight more league goals that season and helping the Comrades to promotion from the SSML to the Southern League Division One Central where, incredibly, he scored 27 goals in 37 league appearances last term, had he remained at Pancake Lane you wonder what might have happened but that was never going to be:

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Cheshunt v Leverstock Green in a Hertfordshire FA Senior Challenge Cup Quarter final tie at Theobalds Lane on 17 January 2017 which Cheshunt won 4-2:

Cheshunt FC 4-2 Leverstock Green FC (17-1-17)

 

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Wasn't Uncle T a Leverstock Green FC supporter? and another SSML Forum poster who has gone missing in recent years.

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Savagebee - Yes, I believe he was a Committee member at Pancake Lane and, as you say, went missing, a bit like Leverstock Green on occasions this season when losing 6-0 at Newport Pagnell Town, 5-2 at Leighton Town, 6-0 at Tring Athletic and 5-1 at home to Hoddesdon Town in the Hertfordshire FA Charity Shield. They were incredibly inconsistent throughout and exited both the FA Cup and FA Vase at the first hurdle after replays however had arguably the result of the League season when winning 1-0 at Colney Heath on 7 March.

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however had arguably the result of the League season when winning 1-0 at Colney Heath on 7 March.

What a way to end the season eh 😬

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Yes, that's great news, I wonder if Leverstock Green got the information on how to apply from the Funding for Non League & Grass Roots Club's thread:

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded Pitch Preparation Funding from the Premier League, FA and DCMS's Football Foundation. This will allow us to get our pitch match-fit ready for when it’s safe for football to return:

 

 

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The Leverstock Green FC Ultras in action 😀

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This is a pretty amazing historical page about the Pancake Lane Club including team photographs going back to 1907 and 1910, the Club were formed in 1895, also a press report from a game against Abbots Langley on Saturday 24 November 1906, presumably at Pancake Lane, which isn't that much different from press or website reports of today with the line up given:

http://www.lgchronicle.net/LGFC.html

“LEVERSTOCK GREEN v ABBOTS LANGLEY"
The Green journeyed to Abbots Langley on Saturday and defeated them by 4-3.  The ground was very wet owing to the thick fog.  The Green soon got going and the forwards raced up the field, and Plowman put in  lovely shot.  This was fisted out by the goal keeper, and How received it and banged it into the net.   This early review made Langley look up and play became very exciting, each side going very strong.  Langley, by a good bit of passing soon equalised.  The Green were at this time playing a good game and especially Hill at right-half who seemed to be just where wanted.  Plowman put in as good shot at about 20 yards range which scored Point No 2.  The Green were not having matters all their own way and the Langley forwards soon became dangerous and scored their second goal.  This was, however, offside, as the Langley forward stood under the bar.  Half-time arrived with the score reading 2-2. 
Upon the restart the Green broke away and for about 5 minutes were putting at goal.  Plowman at last put in a  ripping shot   which glanced off the crossbar and into the net.  The game was now getting very fast, both teams having an equal share of it.  Langley by a good shot scored point 3.  Both teams tried hard to increase the score and Rance from outside right put in a lightening shot which the goalkeeper failed to hold.  Langley tried hard to equalise and were pressing when the whistle blew for time.
All the green played well and it was by far the best game played by us this season.  Hall was however, the mainstay of the Green.  Seabrook also performed wonders in goal.  Of the forwards How and Plowman played very well.  Sears, at centre, played a good game, especially with his head.  Langley are a clever team and have some very good men.  The Green team was: Seabrook:goal, May & Turner:backs, Hill, Sears and Albion:halves, Rance,Thirnham, How Plowman & Jordon:forwards.”tp.gif[Gazette December 1st 1906]
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YouTube highlights from Leverstock Green v Sun Sports in a 2015/16 SSML Premier Division fixture on Saturday 23 April 2016 which Sun Sports won 1-0, Leverstock Green were in danger of relegation that season and lost their last five league matches by an aggregate of 20-3 but survived in the end with Bedford and Harefield United going down to Division One:

 

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Interesting YouTube highlights from a pre 2019/20 season friendly between Leverstock Green and Hoddesdon Town at Pancake Lane on Tuesday 16 July 2019, Leverstock Green played very well and won 2-0 with goals from Luis Brooker and James Hall:

 

 

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Interesting YouTube highlights from a pre 2019/20 season friendly between Leverstock Green and Hoddesdon Town at Pancake Lane on Tuesday 16 July 2019, Leverstock Green played very well and won 2-0 with goals from Luis Brooker and James Hall:

 

 

Thanks for sharing Rhodes, if you have any more please share!

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Deano5 - This is a really interesting video/vlog from an anorak called Paul Muzzy, Tring Athletic v Leverstock Green in an early 2018/19 SSML Premier Division fixture, on Tuesday 7 August 2018 at Cow Lane, which resulted in a 1-1 stalemate:

 

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Deano5 - This is a really interesting video/vlog from an anorak called Paul Muzzy, Tring Athletic v Leverstock Green in an early 2018/19 SSML Premier Division fixture, on Tuesday 7 August 2018 at Cow Lane, which resulted in a 1-1 stalemate:

 

Thanks mate!

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YouTube highlights and match report from Leverstock Green v Kings Langley in a 2014/15 SSML Premier Division fixture, at Pancake Lane on Saturday 27 December 2014, which Kings Langley won 6-1 on their way to the Championship and promotion the Southern League Division One Central, Gareth Long gave Leverstock Green the lead on just two minutes:

https://www.kingslangleyfc.co.uk/teams/210710/match-centre/0-4366902/report

 

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YouTube highlights from Leverstock Green v Newport Pagnell Town in a 2014/15 FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie, at Pancake Lane on Saturday 16 August 2014, which Leverstock Green won 2-1. There was a bit of 'afters' captured on camera, Callum Wright netted twice and played 55 games in what was the best of his three seasons at Pancake Lane before moving to Broadfields United: 

 

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