Monday, May 16, 1994

Virginia Water FC

Virginia Water 1 Peppard 6 - Combined Counties League


Virginia Water is a small town, on the outskirts of London. It is home to the Wentworth Estate and the Wentworth Club, where the first Ryder Cup was played. The estate is situated in the Borough of Runnymede in Surrey England, and the bodies of water stretching over the borders of Runnymede, Old Windsor and Sunninghill and Ascot, England. The town takes its name from the lake in the nearby Windsor Great Park. The lake's name was transferred from a previous stream, which was probably named after the 'Virgin Queen', Elizabeth I. During World War II, the lake was drained, as its recognisable shape was thought likely to provide enemy guidance at night to Windsor and to important military targets in the area. Frequent trains link Virginia Water railway station to London Waterloo and Reading.

The Timbers


Virgina Water FC was founded in 1920, although very little is known about the early years. Having played in the Surrey Senior League for many years they joined the London Spartan League in 1975/76, before rejoining the Surrey Senior League (which was now known as the Combined Counties League). They left the Combined Counties League in 1987 and their playing history is very sketchy until the 1992-93 season when they joined the Surrey County Premier League, becoming Champions in the same season. This prompted promotion back into to the Combined Counties League. The club play at The Timbers.

TheTimbers

This Pieman visited The Timbers for an end of season midweek fixture. A pleasant stroll from the railway station took around ten minutes. A rampant Peppard side took the points with a more than comfortable 6-1 victory over their hosts

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