As promised, we’re keeping an eye on the more obscure London football teams as they attempt the near-impossible task of heading to Wembley next May for the world’s most prestigious domestic club showpiece: the F.A Cup Final.
Today was the Preliminary Round (it’s a LONG journey to Wembley). The big win for a London-associated side today came in Surrey where the Metropolitan Police F.C felt the collars of poor old Horley Town by six goals to nil.
The Met’s team was founded in 1919, but endured a long wait to win its first trophy – eventually getting around to leaving fingerprints on silverware for the first time earlier this year in 2010, beating AFC Wimbledon in the Senior London Cup.
The Met play either Ramsgate or Godalming Town in the next round on the 11th September. We’ll keep you posted.
Whatever the result, London’s finest are guaranteed a place in the final next May: a great many officers will be policing the final. We wonder if any of them were playing earlier today?
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