The first round of the Middlesex Senior Cup gets underway on Monday 9th November when Hanworth Villa of the Combined Counites League take on fellow Ryman Northers Wingate & Finchley. The other ties take place 24 hours later on the 10th November with Town travelling to SSMFL Premier Hillingdon Borough. Borough who were bottom of the Ryman North pack last season have
Town travelled to the Middlesex Stadium twice last season in what was for the cold end the worst and most disappointing game ever witnessed since supporting the Town when we were beaten 3-1 in the FA Cup on the 30th August 2008. 108 people witnessed Town's demise from the magic of the cup, Ellis Remy got our goal. This defeat signalled the departure of now Potters Bar Town manager Adam Lee from the club.
Less than a month later on the 23rd September we travelled for a midweek league game and won 4-1 thanks to Gaz Dauti, Mitch Hahn, Jeff Hammond and Remy once again with 90 people in attendance.
Boro have played 14 league games so far this campaign winning 4 drawing 6 and loosing 4. Brimsdown Rovers have visited them on the 3rd October in the FA Vase winning 2-1 thanks to Jermaine Hughes and John Stevenson.
The full draw for Round One is:
Northwood V Bedfont
Hanworth Villa V Wingate & Finchley
Hanwell Town V Bedfont Green
Wembley V Enfield (1893)
Hillingdon Borough V Enfield Town
Round Two has been drawn already and one game has already been played on the 6th October when Staines Town won 4-1 at Hayes & Yeading thus qualifying The Swans for the quarter finals where they will play an away game versus Harrow Borough/Hanwell Town/Bedfont Green.
As well as H&Y, Staines Town and Harrow Borough the full list of teams entering in Round 2 is:
Ashford Town (Middx)
Hampton & Richmond Borough
North Greenford United
If Town win at Hillingdon Borough we face a home tie against Harefield United and then if successful a quarter final home match versus Wembley/Enfield 1893 or AFC Hayes.
The competition is never classed as a priority by most Town fans but with a little luck we may face a home game versus Enfield FC 1893 which will be the first time we have played the newly formed Essex Senior League side.
Interestingly, On the 3rd November a week prior to our visit to The Middlesex Stadium Hillingdon Borough host Enfield 1893 in the Middlesex Charity Cup.