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17 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Who remembers the old Leas Stadium, those were the days weren't they:

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52 minutes ago, Savagebee said:

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Put that ground with Church road Hayes fc, Western road Southall fc, and Hounslows old ground Denbigh road ? And you have 4 classic non league grounds lost for ever. Shameful. 

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Savagebee - This should interest you and you might even have been in attendance at the Middlesex Stadium, an early 2013/14 SSML Premier Division fixture between Hillingdon Borough and Hanwell Town on Tuesday 13 August 2013 which Hanwell Town won 4-1:

 

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3 hours ago, the leatherhead lip said:

Put that ground with Church road Hayes fc, Western road Southall fc, and Hounslows old ground Denbigh road ? And you have 4 classic non league grounds lost for ever. Shameful. 

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5 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - This should interest you and you might even have been in attendance at the Middlesex Stadium, an early 2013/14 SSML Premier Division fixture between Hillingdon Borough and Hanwell Town on Tuesday 13 August 2013 which Hanwell Town won 4-1:

 

I don't think I was at that game so thanks for that Rhodes.

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Step 7 Jim - Here's an interesting article about that Second Round tie you mention at the Leas Stadium with Watford and it was a close affair with Watford only getting the winning goal near the end just as it was about to go to a Vicarage Road replay. I had forgotten about the amazing FA Cup runs the Club used to have, they got to the Third Round in 1969/70 losing to Sutton United after a replay who then went on to draw Leeds, then in 1978/79 they lost at Swansea in the First Round at the old Vetch Field:

https://oldwatford.com/1976/12/11/11th-december-1976-fa-cup-second-round-hillingdon-borough-2-watford-3/

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On 11/10/2020 at 14:43, Savagebee said:

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Savagebee - I couldn't have put it better myself, there are some nice memories of various games attended at the Leas Stadium on another Forum and an interesting thread about Hillingdon Borough back in the day. I wonder if the Club have the most fascinating history of any non league Club in the Country with all their trials and tribulations over the years, people forget that they were originally formed in 1872 as Yiewsley FC and were only renamed as Hillingdon Borough in 1964, largely due to the formation that year of the London Borough of Hillingdon so it was decided the Club should 'fall in line':

http://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?post=275735;search_string=Leas;guest=342308296#275735

My first match on 24 April was also a new ground for me:
1982: Hillingdon Borough 0 - 2 Hastings United Southern League Att: 191
In fact this was my only visit to the large but slightly cumbling Leas Stadium in Yiewsley. I remember sitting in the main stand but venturing to the tea hut (which in my memory was behind the goal to the left) when I saw somebody before kick-off brandishing a pie. "All sold" said the lady "I only had four as that's how many I usually sell, but there's a big crowd here today". Hastings were going well in the league and their supporters had boosted the attendance I guess (although Leo H seems to have been absent - assuming I have the right date recorded for this fixture). The away win was quite comfortable I seem to recall.

1977: Hillingdon B. 1 Chelmsford C. 1, my only visit to the Leas, remember being impressed with the stadium - Bobby Kellard and Ken Foggo playing for the visitors,

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On 11/10/2020 at 15:42, the leatherhead lip said:

Put that ground with Church road Hayes fc, Western road Southall fc, and Hounslows old ground Denbigh road ? And you have 4 classic non league grounds lost for ever. Shameful. 

The Leatherhead Lip - Three of those four grounds are mentioned by someone in a post on another Forum who did an old fashioned 'treble' on 2 January 1978, however the list of lost grounds is sadly endless, not only those four you welcomingly touch on:

On 2 January 1978 (yes, 40 years ago), I walked from my parents home in Yiewsley to Western Road, Southall (1-2 v Hendon, Middx Charity Cup SF), thence to Church Road, Hayes (3-2 v Tilbury, Isthmian League) and finally to the Leas Stadium, Hillingdon Borough (1-2 v Atherstone Town, Southern League) - completing the evening with the 8 minute walk by to my parents home.

I used the canal towpath, so it was not more than about 6 miles walking all told.
Only Southall was a new ground.

http://www.nonleaguematters.co.uk/forum/gforum.cgi?post=847592;search_string=Leas;guest=342308296#847592

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Again after the Lord Mayors Show but photographs and match report from a 2007/2008 Southern League Division One South & West fixture between Slough Town and Hillingdon Borough, at Holloways Park on Tuesday 27 November 2007, resulting in a 3-1 win for Hillingdon Borough who transferred to the Isthmian League Division One North at the end of that campaign. Mark Kirby, Warren Waugh and Max Howell netted in what was a comfortable win against a struggling Slough Town outfit who finished second to bottom that season but were reprieved from relegation:

Post Wilkinson era begins with home defeat | The Official website of Slough Town FC - latest news, photos and videos

2007-11-27 Hillingdon (H) | Flickr

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On 11/10/2020 at 21:36, Step 7 Jim said:

The Leas was the first ground I ever went to, back in 1977 (I lived 15 minute walk from the ground). Biggest game I saw was an FA Cup game against Watford, and it was packed!

It was paradise wasn't it, like all the old grounds that have sadly succumbed to the unscrupulous developers:

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8 minutes ago, tringarmy said:

Hillingdon manager has stepped down with immediate effect

Should have gone before Lockdown number 2 started.

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Hillingdon Borough met Woodford Town in the 2015/16 Middlesex FA Premier Cup Final, losing an absolute thriller 4-3 at Grosvenor Vale on Wednesday 27 April 2016. Both Club's were in the SSML Division One that season, which Edgware Town won by ten points, however Woodford Town left the SSML at the end of that campaign, they had won both League meetings with Hillingdon Borough, 2-0 at the Middlesex Stadium and 1-0 at their then Terence McMillan stadium home, as well as a 2-1 Challenge Trophy Second Round success at Breakspear Road so the players were sick of the sight of each other:

 

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There was a thread created on Hillingdon Borough a few years back following a 2016/17 SSML Division One fixture at Langford on Saturday 14 January 2017, where they lost 3-0, there was talk of them resigning from the League due to a kerfuffle with then Manager Yannick Bolasie and the Club actually submitted a resignation letter to the SSML however it came to nothing and things soon calmed down:

 

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Photographs, and match report, from Hillingdon Borough v Kensington & Ealing Borough in a 2019/20 FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie, at the Middlesex Stadium on Saturday 31 August 2019, Hillingdon Borough won 3-2 against their Combined Counties League Division One opponents however fell at the next hurdle of the competition to Harborough Town after a replay:

Match Report: Hillingdon Borough FC 3 - 2 Kensington & Ealing Borough : First Team (pitchero.com)

Hillingdon Borough 3 Kensington & Ealing Borough 2

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21 hours ago, Rhodes said:

Photographs, and match report, from Hillingdon Borough v Kensington & Ealing Borough in a 2019/20 FA Vase First Qualifying Round tie, at the Middlesex Stadium on Saturday 31 August 2019, Hillingdon Borough won 3-2 against their Combined Counties League Division One opponents however fell at the next hurdle of the competition to Harborough Town after a replay:

Match Report: Hillingdon Borough FC 3 - 2 Kensington & Ealing Borough : First Team (pitchero.com)

Hillingdon Borough 3 Kensington & Ealing Borough 2

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You're right, I hadn't spotted you in the only photograph where you are featured, it was just coincidence I posted that album. I don't recognise the Referee, he looks very young and just out of short trousers:

Hillingdon Borough 3 Kensington & Ealing Borough 2

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59 minutes ago, Rhodes said:

You're right, I hadn't spotted you in the only photograph where you are featured, it was just coincidence I posted that album. I don't recognise the Referee, he looks very young and just out of short trousers:

Hillingdon Borough 3 Kensington & Ealing Borough 2

The Referee was Joseph Kidd who had a very good game.

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19 hours ago, Rhodes said:

You're right, I hadn't spotted you in the only photograph where you are featured, it was just coincidence I posted that album. I don't recognise the Referee, he looks very young and just out of short trousers:

Hillingdon Borough 3 Kensington & Ealing Borough 2

 

18 hours ago, petethegreek said:

The Referee was Joseph Kidd who had a very good game.

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35 minutes ago, Savagebee said:

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Savagebee - Well spotted, what a coincidence, he can't be more than about 22 or 23 can he if that. It would be interesting to know the 'age limit' when a Referee is able or qualified to take charge of an FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup tie and if that 'limit' applies to every round of the competition or just the earlier qualifying stages. I'm just thinking that with the FA Youth Cup for example, if a Referee is very young he could get a lot more abuse from some of the more undisciplined and 'feral' Under 18's players of a team if giving a decision against them rather than if it was an older and more authoratitive looking Referee:

Hillingdon Borough (First Team) v Kensington & Ealing Borough FC (First Team)
F.A. Challenge Vase First Round Qualifying    
Referee: Kidd, Joseph
Assistant Referee: Yekta, Yashar
Assistant Referee: Panayiotou, Peter

The Buildbase FA Vase - First Round Qualifying (Fri 30th AUG ‚Äď Sun 1st SEP 2019) (createaforum.com)

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On 04/02/2021 at 13:04, Rhodes said:

Savagebee - Well spotted, what a coincidence, he can't be more than about 22 or 23 can he if that. It would be interesting to know the 'age limit' when a Referee is able or qualified to take charge of an FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup tie and if that 'limit' applies to every round of the competition or just the earlier qualifying stages. I'm just thinking that with the FA Youth Cup for example, if a Referee is very young he could get a lot more abuse from some of the more undisciplined and 'feral' Under 18's players of a team if giving a decision against them rather than if it was an older and more authoratitive looking Referee:

Hillingdon Borough (First Team) v Kensington & Ealing Borough FC (First Team)
F.A. Challenge Vase First Round Qualifying    
Referee: Kidd, Joseph
Assistant Referee: Yekta, Yashar
Assistant Referee: Panayiotou, Peter

The Buildbase FA Vase - First Round Qualifying (Fri 30th AUG ‚Äď Sun 1st SEP 2019) (createaforum.com)

I think you can take the Referee Course at 14.

When you turn 16 you automatically become a Level 7.

Would need to be at least a Level 4 to take charge of an FA Competition match in the early rounds.

 

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On 03/12/2020 at 22:14, Rhodes said:

Hillingdon Borough met Woodford Town in the 2015/16 Middlesex FA Premier Cup Final, losing an absolute thriller 4-3 at Grosvenor Vale on Wednesday 27 April 2016

In addition to the YouTube footage posted earlier, here are over 100 photographs from the 2015/16 Middlesex FA Premier Cup Final between Hillingdon Borough and Woodford Town:

2016 Middlesex Premier Cup final

 

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