Monday, 1 August 2016

Greenwich Borough come home

Many Charlton fans are looking for non-league teams to support as the current regime runs the club down. I always feel that something of a health warning is needed.

I watch third tier non-league football quite often. The banter is often amusing. However, our manager favours the flat back nine who then hoof agricultural clearances to the farmer lurking somewhere near the opposition goal.

The only light relief is provided by the Sam Bartram style keeper who sometimes charges out of his goal and down the wing to chants of 'Tony Breeden, on the wing, on the wing'. He has a powerful and accurate shot and I have seen him score from the halfway line against a baffled opposition.

Anyway, Greenwich Borough are the subject of a special 'coming home' feature in this week's Non-League Paper. As someone who was born in Greenwich, I am well disposed to them. Having won the Southern Counties East League, they are now in the Ryman League Division One South which I think means they will have Guernsey among their opponents.

Borough have been sharing with National League South Dartford for the last three seasons. They are now back in the Royal Borough at the Badgers Sports Ground on Middle Park Avenue. Cray Valley have become their tenants.

Among their signings are former Addick Charlie MacDonald.


  1. I remember Borough when they played in Sutcliffe Park next door to the John Roan ground where I played many years ago.

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