The first round matches of the Anagram records trophy are played on Saturday. The competition also known as the Capital Counties Feeder League Trophy was first competed for in 1999/2000 is now open for teams of a step 9 level and below in London and surrounding areas that don't compete in the FA Vase. Town fans will look back on the competition with affection as it was the first piece of silverware we won in our history when Jim Chandler's team famously beat Pitstone and Ivinghoe at Ware in 2001 after some memorable trips to Netherne Village (which had the best burger van in the history of the world), White Notley, Stony Stratford Town and Epping to get to the final.
2000 TRING ATHLETIC
2001 TRING ATHELTIC
2002 ENFIELD TOWN
2003 WHITE ENSIGN
2004 FRENFORD SENIOR
2005 WINSLOW UNITED
2006 WHITE ENSIGN
2007 WHITE ENSIGN
2008 FRENFORD SENIOR
White Ensign of the Essex Olympian League have dominated the competition somewhat with three wins and four appearances in the final followed by Tring Athletic and Frenford Senior with two wins each. Essex Senior League Takeley won the Trophy last season beating PSV (Park Street Village of the Herts County League) on penalties.
The first round matches to be played on Saturday 24th October are:
Berkhamsted v Pitstone & Invinghoe
Epping v Chipperfield Corinthians
Metropolitan Police Bushey v Mill End Sports
Brache Sparta v Westhamians
Wormley Rovers v White Ensign
Bovingdon v Sandridge Rovers
Old Bradwell United v Padbury United
Hutton v Bletchley Town
London Lions v Evergreen
Croxley Guild v Manford Way
Frenford Senior v Aston Clinton
Hanworth Villa v The 61FC ( Luton)
Park Street Village v MK Wanderers
Kent Athletic v Broadfields United
Sheerwater v Standon & Puckeridge
Lemsford v Cuffley
This season the Essex Olympian League is represented by six clubs, the SSMFL Division One by one club, the SSMFL Division Two by nine clubs, the Herts Senior County Premier Division by thirteen clubs, the Combined Counties League by two clubs and the Middlesex County League by one club.
Stand out matches this round are White Ensign who have made a poor start to their league campaign visiting Wormley Rovers, Aston Clinton who shocked Hillingdon Borough will be looking to win again when they visit Essex Olympian side and former winners Frenford Senior and making their debut this season Westhamians will fancy their chances in Luton against Brache Sparta.