There is likely to be larger than usual attendance for a Ware Sports home game this Saturday as they entertain Clapton CFC in the Anagram Records Trophy Semi-Final who will bring a good away following to Hertfordshire.
The game sees Step Seven Ware Sports (currently fifth in the Herts Senior County League Premier Division) take on Step Eight Clapton CFC (fourth in the Middlesex County League Division One Central & East). The visitors have won their last five games in a row with the home side winning four of their last six so it's all set up to be an entertaining game. Clapton have beaten two HSCFL Premier Division sides on the way to semi-finals including top of the table Letchworth Garden City Eagles.
Entrance to the game, which is being held on the 3G pitch at the rear of the Wodson Park completed, is £3 which includes a match programme. My advice would be to arrive early if you are going to the game.
THE ROAD TO THE SEMI-FINALS
Clapton CFC 3 Epping Town 1 (Att 356)
Ware Sports 3 Bush Hill Rangers 2
Brentham 5 Ware Sports 6 (AET 3-3 @ FT)
Letchworth GC Eagles 0 Clapton CFC 2
FC Hamlets 2 Ware Sports 3
Clapton CFC 3 Chipperfield Corinthians 0 (Att 427)
The other semi-final is scheduled for Saturday 6th April where PFC Victoria London of the Middlesex County League Premier Division host Catholic United of the Essex Olympian League Premier Division.
PAST FINALS OF THE COMPETITION
2000 TRING ATHLETIC 1 BEDMOND SPORTS 1 AET 3-1 PENS @ ARLESEY TOWN
2001 TRING ATHLETIC 1 VIRGINIA WATER 0 @ YEADING
2002 ENFIELD TOWN 3 PITSTONE & IVINGHOE 1 @ WARE
2003 WHITE ENSIGN 1 TRING ATHLETIC 0 @ WARE
2004 FRENFORD SENIOR 2 MANFORD WAY 1 @ POTTERS BAR TOWN
2005 WINSLOW UNITED 4 WHITE ENSIGN 1 @ NORTHWOOD
2006 WHITE ENSIGN 1 MANFORD WAY 0 @ WELWYN GARDEN CITY
2007 WHITE ENSIGN 4 HATFIELD TOWN 1 @ BRACHE SPARTA
2008 FRENFORD SENIOR 1 CANNING TOWN 0 @ ILFORD
ALL FINALS HELD AT THE HERTS COUNTY GROUND IN LETCHWORTH FROM 2008
2009 TAKELEY 2 PARK STREET VILLAGE 2 AET 3-1 PENS
2010 PADBURY UNITED 3 THE 61F.C. (LUTON) 2
2011 LETCHWORTH GC EAGLES 4 ASTON CLINTON 2 (Link to report & highlights)
2012 BALDOCK TOWN 1 RISBOROUGH RANGERS 0 (Link to report & highlights)
2013 BALDOCK TOWN 1 KENT ATHLETIC 0 AET
2014 KENT ATHLETIC 3 GALLEYWOOD 0
2015 LETCHWORTH GC EAGLES 3 WHITE ENSIGN 2 AET
2016 LONDON LIONS 3 SPRINGFIELD 1
2017 LETCHWORTH GC EAGLES 2 BRITISH AIRWAYS 1
Baldock Town lifting the Anagram Records Trophy in 2012