On The Home Front
Next up at Hillgrounds…
Opponent North Leigh
North Leigh’s Current League position 13/20
Last Time They Were Here… Dean Dummett salvaged a one all draw for Rovers on Easter Monday, a result that almost guaranteed North Leigh’s safety from relegation last season.
North Leigh’s Current League Form (six games) LDWWLL
Did you know… In the centre of the village is North Leigh wind-mill. It is a tower mill built in 1833 by Joseph Shepherd, who was a baker as well as a miller. It had four common sails and a conical cap. The mill was restored in 1881 and 1933, but during the Second World War the cap was removed in 1940 to make an observation post. This led the interior of the building to fall into decay, and in the 1980s West Oxfordshire District Council tried to compel the owner to repair it. The mill still lacks sails, but it now has a new cap to make it weatherproof.
In the bar Fulham take on Charlton in the early kick off. The tea time game sees another London derby as Crystal Palace and West Ham lock horns. Enjoy both games on the big screens in our club house.
On this day in Rovers history… The earliest recorded game on this date is a 5-2 home win over Ampthill Town in 1907
In 1929, Rovers beat Eynesbury 4-0 in the Hinchingbrooke Cup, a result that was appealed by the visitors. The game was replayed in January at Eynesbury, Kempston still won by 4-2.
Rovers last win on this date came in 1985 with a 6-1 away win at Blackstones.