Tag: Tooting & Mitcham United

Match Of The Week 2: Tooting & Mitcham United 1-4 Kingstonian

It never really got going properly this year anyway, but the end of August marks the beginning of the passing of summer into autumn, and this Bank Holiday weekend brings an extra round of non-league matches. In the Ryman League a round of derby matches has been scheduled for a day when there are no Premier League or Football League matches being played. In the Premier Division, we’re at The Imperial Fields for the match between Tooting & Mitcham United and Kingstonian. This is a match which perhaps encapsulates this league in a way that no two other clubs could. Tooting have been members of ┬áthis league since 1956, whilst Kingstonian – a short sojourn in the Football Conference aside – have been here since 1929. Both are clubs which departed old homes for something new and have had difficulties since then. On the pitch, Tooting have had the better start of the two clubs, with two wins out of three in the league (against Concord Rangers and Leatherhead), whilst Kingstonian, who started the season amongst the clubs expected to at least challenge for a place in the play-offs, are still awaiting their first win of the season. It turns out to be an afternoon which turns this early season on its form, though. It would, however, be remiss of us to not mention Imperial Fields itself. Tooting &...

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Video Of The Week: Non-League Special

We’re returning this week to a theme that we touched on a couple of weeks ago, with highlights from some of the matches played in the non-league game over the last few days. We kick off with a top of the table local derby from the Ryman League Premier Division that was played last Tuesday night between Sutton United and Kingstonian. A crowd of not far short of 800 (a remarkable statistic, if we stop and consider that this is being played in effectively the regional seventh division of English football) turned out for this match, with Sutton three points clear at the top of the table and with a chance to extend their lead. Our second match sees us stay in Surrey, for Saturday’s match from the Blue Square South between Woking and Chelmsford City. Both of these teams have had curious seasons so far. Woking could be forgiven for being distracted by their forthcoming FA Cup match against Brighton & Hove Albion on Tuesday night, with a match against FC United of Manchester being the reward for the winners of that match. For all of their success in the FA Cup this season, however, Woking have stalled in the league so far and sit in a lower mid-table position at present. Chelmsford City are already in the Second Round of the competition and will travel to Wycombe...

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The Welcome Return Of The Terrors From Tooting

One of the names in the First Round of this year’s FA Cup is a giant-killing name from the past. In the third part of our FA Cup special we take a look at the history of Tooting & Mitcham United, who have managed to pull out of decades of decline. For now, at least.

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