Next up - Harlow Town
Tuesday, 17th September at Wodson Park SG12 0UQ;
BetVictor Isthmian League Div. 1 (South Central); kick off 7.45pm.
Admission - Adults £10, Concessions £5, under-14s free with paying adult.
As I never refrain from pointing out whenever this fixture comes up, Harlow are the oldest extant opponents in our playing record. We first met on Saturday, April 8th 1893 in a friendly, the penultimate game of our inaugural season. We lost 3-1 (our goal was scored by J Glover who had played in our very first match) but in the 130 meetings to date things have been relatively even.
Harlow are in our division after relegation from the premier division and were among the favourites for promotion before the season kicked off. They currently sit in fifth place in the table, their only defeat so far being a close 1-0 reverse at third placed Hanwell.
If you're looking for more direct comparisons they won 2-1 at Staines at the end of August whilst we drew at home to the Middlesex side on the opening day of the season. But really it's too soon in the season to be making that kind of comparison, at least if you expect anything too meaningful to come from it.
The Hawks went out of the FA Cup in a replay at Brentwood but will be in the Trophy this coming Saturday when they have the chance to avenge their league defeat at Hanwell, this time with ground advantage.
The programme for this game is £1.50 on the gate and includes the fixtures, results and tables for all our age teams from last season; a history of the visitors; Traveller's Tales; and Aiden's Astroturf gives us a brief history lesson and addresses the implication of a Ware win on the night.
As always the club shop will be open before the match and at half time.
Our ten latest matches against Harlow:-
|5 February 2013||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||2||3||Rose, Stevenson (pen.)|
|1 April 2013||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||A||2||0||Simpson 2|
|24 August 2013||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||0||5|
|1 January 2014||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||A||0||1|
|7 October 2014||Isthmian League Cup Rd 1||H||1||2||Kieran Bishop|
|26 December 2014||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||A||2||3||Kieran Bishop, Karagul|
|6 April 2015||Isthmian League Div 1(N)||H||1||2||Johnson (pen.)|
|3 October 2015||FA Trophy Preliminary Round||A||1||3||Young|
|26 July 2016||Friendly||H||2||2||Goss, Price|
|18 July 2017||Friendly||H||4||1||Hamilton, Kamanan, Hervel, Milner|
Our best and worst against Harlow:-
|6 March 1948||Spartan League Div 1(E)||H||11||0||Hibbert 4,Doughty 3,Clark 2,Fields,Chapman|
|24 October 1896||East Herts League Div 1||A||0||6|| |