Saturday, 19 September 2009

Tokyngton Manor FC - Who are they??

Tokyngton Manor are the club who rose from the ashes of the troubled Ruislip Manor at the end of the 07/08. Ruislip were in decline and homeless after loosing their much loved Grosvenor Vale ground. In stepped a man named Terry Springer who heads up Tokyngton Community Centre who took on the old club debts and all knowing he didn't have any players, staff and most importantly no ground. The club was renamed Tokyngton Manor FC after the small relatively unknown suburb just South of the national stadium it now represented.

A new ground was found albeit outside of their home borough at the Viking Sports ground in Greenford.

Since then the club has made steady progress finishing a respectable 11th in the SSML Division One in their first season with a 1-0 victory over Champions Royston Town a stand out result.
This season hasn't been so good with only one league win recorded in the eventful match with Sport London E Benfica (reported elsewhere on the cold end). The club have also been unfortunately removed from the FA Vase after it was ruled they played a ineligible player in their 2-1 win versus Cockfosters. Cockfosters have been re-instated and play today at Chalk Lane versus Bucks Students Union.

The club have also struggled with attendances and last season recorded an official crowd of "1" and regularly record crowd's in single figures.

It appears to have been a struggle to keep the club alive from the ashes of Ruislip Manor. With this in mind all the staff and volunteers at the club deserve high praise for keeping the club going with lots of hard work behind the scenes.
The club produce an excellent match day programme for this level of football. A 36 page programme was produced for their ill-fated game against Cockfosters in the Vase on 5th September. It contains full colour photos and is an excellent read for those interested in the non-league game at our level. Highly recommended by the cold end. Excellent value for £1.00
TMFC currently play their 'home' games at Hanwell Town's excellent Reynold's Field stadium. Mid-week games are on a Wednesday night. The club needs all the support so why not pop down and have a look if you can.

Pictures are of the club's highly recommended excellent programme.

Forthcoming fixtures:

23/09 - Sun Postal Sports (home)
26/09 - Brache Sparta (home)
30/09 - Crawley Green (away)
03/10 - Bedford (away)
10/10 - Amersham Town (away)


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