Wednesday, 2 July 2014



Saturday 7th April 1969 saw Wingate entertain Edmonton in an Athenian League Senior Section Division Two fixture. This was seventh v ninth in the table which included Aveley (whom were top), Herne Bay, Boreham Wood, Harrow Borough, Rainham Town and Edgware Town.
Wingate played at their Hall Lane ground in Hendon up until 1972 when it was lost as a result of the M1 extension. The club had a brief ground share with Finchley and then in 1975 moved east to merge with Leyton to form Leyton-Wingate. Wingate eventually moved back North to merge with Finchley to form the club we now know as Wingate and Finchley in 1991. 

This programme cost 'three pence' and on page three details "last week's game" which 'disappointing though it was to all concerned yet nevertheless Wingate by hitting the woodwork so often, should have taken both points" "Ruislip Manor must have been grateful for the point, helping as it did, to improve their position in the lower half of the table." It also details Manager Miles Spector's plans for next season and he "would be pleased to have any interested player introduced to him so that we are able to make an even better effort next season". Ruislip Manor had, earlier in the season, knocked Wingate out of the FA Amateur Cup.
It also has details of the Wingate Dinner and Ball which took place on the 3rd May 1969 at Dorchester Hotel in Park Lane, W1. The first prize in the raffle being a RACING GREYHOUND! 

Top scorers for Wingate on this date were Kenny Rolfe and Ian Mills on eleven goals. As you can see Wingate won the game 4-0. 

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