Meet Our Opponents: Chesham United

Greensnet Editor
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 07:51

Chesham United are the second of our opponents that we will be renewing rivalries with this season. Like Basingstoke most of our competitive meetings were during the 1990s and 2000s, although our first meeting was way back in 1919 in the FA Amateur Cup, and we also met in the FA Cup in 1927.

The club was formed in 1917 when Chesham Town and Chesham Generals (who took their name from the General Baptist Church in Chesham Broadway) agreed to merge. They spent the inter-war years in the Spartan League, before joining the Corinthian League in 1946. A move to the Athenian League followed in 1963 when the Corinthian League disbanded, before a switch to the Isthmian League in 1973 - starting in Division Two. They moved to the Southern League in the 2004 reorganisation where they have remained ever since.

Chesham United
Formed: 1917
Colours: Maroon & Blue
Manager: Jon Meakes
Best Season: Isthmian League Premier Division Champions 1992/93
Last Season: Southern League Premier Division - 8th
Address: Chesham United FC, The Meadow, Amy Lane, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1NE
Distance from SJP: 23 miles
Capacity : 5,000
Record Attendance : 5,000 v Cambridge United (FA Cup R3 1979/80)

First Meeting: 15/11/1919 Hendon 1-2 Chesham United (FA Amateur Cup) Match Details
Last Meeting: 03/05/2003 Hendon 0-1 Chesham United (League) Match Report

Overall Record : P28 W10 D5 L13 F42 A45