November 4, 2018

2018-19 FA Cup 1st Round map with current league attendances & fixture list. / + the team making its FA Cup 1st Round debut: Haringey Borough.

Filed under: 2018-19 FA Cup — admin @ 4:46 pm

2018-19 FA Cup 1st Round map, with league attendances & fixture list

By Bill Turianski on 4 November 2018;
-The competition…FA Cup (

2018-19 FA Cup schedule…
Below: Saturday match dates shown for each Round. The Final is on Saturday the 18th of May 2019.

7th division side Haringey Borough (of Tottenham, North London) reach the First Round of the FA Cup for the first time…
Haringey Borough were founded in 1973, via the merger of Haringey Borough and Edmonton. The club’s roots go back to 1911, when an off-shoot of Tufnell Park formed Tufnell Spartans (renamed Wood Green Town 9 years later in 1920). Wood Green Town began playing at Coles Park in Tottenham, Haringey, North London in 1930. 40 years later, in 1970, Wood Green Town changed their name to Haringey Borough, which was three years before the merger with Edmonton.

Currently, Haringey Borough are a just-promoted 7th division club that draws 262 per game, and still play at Coles Park, which is located on White Hart Lane in Tottenham N17. (Coles Park is about a mile west of the location of Tottenham Hotspur’s still-under-construction new stadium-site.)

Until somewhat recently, Haringey Borough were a 9th division club with a rather dilapidated ground which featured no clubhouse, and they drew less than 50 per game. That changed when Tom Loizou came aboard in early 2009. Loizou had previously been in the Leyton Orient coaching set-up, and was at that point manager of 8th-division-side Cheshunt (in Hertfordshire). Haringey Borough were in a relegation-battle, and Loizou helped them avoid the drop to the 10th level. Then Loizou was given free rein (and a stake), by the chairman, to do what was necessary to improve Haringey Borough’s finances, the club’s squad, and their ground. So Tom Loizou added groundskeeper-duties to his job description, which freed up several hundred quid a month. And he expanded the weekly car-boot sale [aka Weekend Market], which takes place every Saturday, in the Coles Park parking lot. You can see a photo of Haringey Borough’s car-boot-sale-/-football-match scheme in the illustration below [from April 2014], and more photos at the following link {here:}. As Tom Loizou later told the Creases Like Knives blog [in 2017], ‘They had a moan about it at first, but it was the only way we could survive. And guess what, from the boot sale profits, we were able to build a clubhouse.’

In the meantime Haringey Borough had also gotten themselves promoted, winning the Essex Senior League in 2014-15, by a healthy 11-point margin. At that point, Haringey Borough were drawing 67 per game in league matches {source:}. The next season (2015-16), now up in the 8th tier Isthmian D-1 North, Haringey Borough finished in 15th place. The following season of 2016-17 saw the club introduce their new 3G pitch (which opened up more income opportunities via pitch-rental); and the improved Haringey squad went on to finish in 5th place (losing in the play-off semi-finals). And then, in 2017-18, Haringey finished in 4th, going on to win the 2018 Ishtmian D-1 North play-off final, 3-1 over Canvey Island. So in May of 2018, Haringey Borough under Tom Loizou had won their second promotion in 4 years.

At this point, Haringey Borough were drawing 161 per game. Six months later to the present-day, Haringey Borough, now in the 7th tier Isthmian Premier Division, are drawing a hundred more, at 262 per game (as of 4 Nov 2018). But Haringey could be in for a relegation battle, as they currently are in 18th place (although they have a few games in hand).

Those games in hand are the result, of course, of Haringey Borough’s Cup run this season: Haringey Borough have just qualified for the FA Cup 1st Round for the first time ever. Haringey Borough had to advance through 5 of the 6 Qualifying Rounds to make it to the 1st Round Proper. Here is how they got there…Haringey beat Stanway Rovers (9th level) in the Preliminary Round [before 151 at Coles Park]. Then Harginey beat Brentwood Town (8th level) [away] in the 1st QR. Then Haringey beat Erith Town (9th level) in the 2nd QR [before 187 at Coles Park]. Then Haringey beat AFC Sudbury (8th level) in the 3rd QR [before 209 at Coles Park]. Then Haringey beat Poole Town (7th level) in the 4th QR [before 402 at Coles Park]. In the final qualifying match, after conceding a 1st half penalty-goal to Poole Town, Haringey scored two 2nd half goals within a 6-minute span, with goals by Jorge Djassi-Sambu (77′) and by Joel Nobule (83′) {see photos and captions below}.

Haringey Borough’s reward for their Cup-run is a choice home draw in the 1st Round, versus AFC Wimbledon. Haringey Borough’s match versus the storied South-London-based 3rd-division supporter-owned club AFC Wimbledon will be televised live on BBC-2. It is the opening game for the weekend, kickoff at 7:55 [2:55 ET] on Friday the 9th of November, at Coles Park, which has a capacity of 2,500 (280 seated). At this posting [5 days before the event], the match had not been sold out, but tickets will probably go fast. {}

Photo and Image credits above – Satellite image of Coles Park from Exterior shot of Coles Park: entrance, photo by BeautifulGame15 at Haringey Borough coaches’ jacket crest, photo from Car-boot sale at Coles Park [2014 photo], by Haringey Borough manager Tom Loizou, photo by Simon O’Connor via Shot of main stand from Shot of main stand during a match, photo by BeautifulGame15 via Jorge Djassi-Sambu (14) scores the equalising goal for Haringey Borough during their FA Cup fourth qualifying round clash at home to Poole Town, photo by George Phillipou/TGS Photo via Joel Noubule, photo from Haringey players and coaching staff celebrate after qualifying for the FA Cup 1st Round, photo unattributed at

Thanks to all at the following links…
-Blank map of UK historic counties, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:United Kingdom police areas map.svg;
-Blank relief map of Greater London, by Nilfanion (using UK Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater London UK relief location map.jpg;
-Blank relief map of Greater Manchester, by Nilfanion (using Ordnance Survey data), at File:Greater Manchester UK relief location map.jpg (, for most avg attendance figures (levels 3-5)., for avg attendance figures (levels 6 and 7). History.
-Come on Boro – an Interview with Tom Loizou [Jan 2017] (
-Interview of Tom Loizou of Haringey Borough by Bostik League site from Oct 2017 (
-Tottenham’s Mbappé – Haringey Borough FC Vs Mildenhall Town FC, Bostik League North, Coles Park (31/03/18) (

WordPress database error: [Table 'bil072291136157.wp_comments' doesn't exist]
SELECT * FROM wp_comments WHERE comment_approved = '1' AND comment_post_ID = 46717 ORDER BY comment_date_gmt ASC

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URL

Leave a comment

Powered by WordPress