Monday, May 06, 1991

North Greenford United FC

North Greenford United 1 Haringey Borough 1 - Spartan League, Premier Division

Greenford is a large suburb in the London Borough of Ealing in west London. It was historically an ancient parish in the former county of Middlesex. Greenford is considered to be birthplace of the modern organic chemical industry, as it was at William Perkin's chemical factory in North Greenford, by the Grand Union Canal, that the world's first aniline dye was discovered in March 1856. Perkin called his amazing discovery 'mauveine'. Today there is a blue plaque marking the spot in Oldfield Lane North, just south of the Black Horse Public House. Greenford is home to the Hovis factory. The former Rockware glassworks on the canal is commemorated by Rockware Avenue. Greenford formed part of Greenford Urban District from 1894 to 1926 and was then absorbed by the Municipal Borough of Ealing.

North Greenford United FC was established in 1944, originally as a youth club and started playing senior football in the 1946-47 season when they joined the Hanwell and District League, finishing as runners-up at the first attempt. A season later the club joined the Harrow Wembley League, and winning the senior division of that league at the end of the 1954-55 season. The club then played in the Middlesex League Premier Division. In the 1982-83 season they won the Middlesex League Premier Division and gained promotion to division one of the London Spartan League. At the end of the 1987-88 season the club gained promotion to the Premier Division of the London Spartan League.

This Pieman visited Berkeley Fields for a Bank Holiday morning match. North Greenford United and visitors Haringey Borough shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw in this Spartan League Premier Division match.

Admission: Free
Programme: Not issued

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