Hayes & Yeading Utd v Slough Town, SKYex Community Stadium, Beaconsfield Road, Hayes, Middx. Saturday 20th July. Kick Off 12h30
Hayes FC and Yeading FC joined forces at the beginning of season 2007/8. They played in the Conference/National League at levels 6 and 5 for nine consecutive seasons before suffering relegation in consecutive seasons, playing Slough Town in Southern Premier season 2016/17 with Rebels winning both matches - 2 - 1 (H) and 2 - 3 (A). During this period they were nomads, playing home fixtures at Woking, Maidenhead United and Beaconsfield Town.
Now, they appear to have turned the tide. Having moved into their own stadium in Hayes for season 2017/18 they reached the Southern East division promotion play-offs, losing 0 -1 (H) against Cambridge City. Last season they were transferred to the Isthmian League South Central division ending as runaway league leaders, 16 points ahead of their nearest rivals (Bracknell Town). Their record being:-
P38 W29 D6 L3 GF 129 GA 36. Their three losses being against Maldon Town 0 - 2 (H) and 2 - 1 (A) and Waltham Abbey 1 - 0 (A).
In the F.A. Cup they reached the 2nd Round Qualifying, losing 0 -1 (H) against Moneyfields. United had a good F.A. Trophy run, winning through to the 1st Round Proper before being defeated 4 - 2 (A) by Brackley Town.
This pre-season they have played four friendlies: FC Romania W 0 - 3 (A); Wealdstone D 2 - 2 (H); Windsor W 1 - 2 (A) and Uxbridge W 4 - 2 (H).