The next team to feature in our meet the oppo series our are local friends and rivals the Crouch End Vampires.
The origins of Crouch End Football Club are lost in the mists of time but it is known that it was operating at least as early as 1883. The club played its home games at Crouch End Playing Fields in Park Road which is now the site of North London and Highgate Cricket Clubs.
The merger with Norbury-based Vampires F.C. took place in 1897 to give us the present day title of the club. In 1907 the club sided with the amateurs in the great split between the Football Association and the newly formed Amateur Football Association (now the Amateur Football Alliance). The club was a founder member of both the AFA and the Southern Amateur League. The club won its first honour in 1912-13 by winning the championship of Section B of the Southern Amateur League (equivalent to Division 2).
A full history is here.
Our first teams met on the 9/10 and honours were even with a 3-3 draw. The Vamps sit 6th in the league whilst AP will hoping to climb out of the relegation zone with a win.
Howarth’s 5th team meet a bottom of the table CEV’s 5s still smarting from the 4 -5 reversal at the Racecourse a few weeks ago.
Myers’ 6s meet the Vamps 6th team with the teams in 9th and 8th places respectively.