Boro are pleased to announce that tickets WILL now be available on match day Saturday 19 October 2019 3.00pm kick off. Please purchase at the ticket booth inside the entrance prior to moving towards the turnstiles.
Tickets will also be available for away fans who will be directed to the away end
Under 16’s free
Welcome to Yeovil Town
It is great to be playing at home again this Saturday in the FA Cup to another big club in Yeovil Town, after AFC Wimbledon last year, and this time it is for a place in the 1st round proper. We are really looking forward to the day and whilst we know winning the game is a huge ask for the club, we know both sets of fans will make it a great atmosphere.
So what do we know about Yeovil Town? Yeovil Town have had an amazing journey into the English Football League and to the Championship and similar to AFC Wimbledon last year, they have shown how clubs can rise from non-league and become a club known for League football and with a set up to support that level.
In 2002, Yeovil Town became FA Trophy winners and then followed that the next season by becoming Conference Champions in 2003 and being promoted to the Football League. Their first game was a 3-1 win at Rochdale. They became Football League Division 2 Champions in 2005 and just missed out on promotion in 2007 after losing to Blackpool in the League One play-off final.
In 2013, Yeovil Town finished 4th and after beating Sheffield United over two legs in the semi-final they beat Brentford 2-1 at Wembley and were promoted to the Championship, an amazing achievement within 10 years of joining the League.
Only last January (2018) they reached the 4th round of the FA Cup before losing to Manchester United at home and that was 1 round short of their best FA Cup run in 1949, when they also lost to Manchester United in Round 5 after beating Sunderland in the previous round.
Whilst the last few seasons have been tough for Yeovil, they are now flying high in the National League, sitting in 3rd but only 1 point off top position and all at Haringey Borough wish them very well for the rest of the season and hopefully they return to the EFL for next season as Champions or maybe via the excitement of the play-off final.
As well as welcoming all at Yeovil we also have a special welcome for Charlie Lee, who has a link to Dave one of our committee members, after they met at a local football club in Hertfordshire where Dave was Chairman and Charlie has family. In May year last, Dave set up the Dave Bell Foundation which supports football and education in Kenya and visits each year. For 2019 the Foundation have sponsored 5 economically disadvantaged children as well as supporting a local football team and Charlie was the first professional player to endorse the Foundation and is regularly updated on their progress.
In 2020, the Dave Bell Foundation are increasing their scholarships to at least 8 children and we at Haringey Borough continue to support Dave by providing a donation at each home league game after raising £520 at a special Dave Bell Foundation match last season when we played Leyton Orient, Charlie’s previous club. Details of the Foundation can be found on Facebook under Dave Bell Foundation and you will see the odd Haringey Borough shirt on there too!
Our fans will create a great atmosphere on the day, as they provide amazing support wherever we are and never stop singing. Our ‘creche end’ continues to grow in numbers and it is so great to see so many children and families and I am sure some of us remember those days when the FA Cup Final was the only live game on TV and a real family day!
We look forward to a fun family day, with great football and two amazing sets of fans enjoying a traditional FA Cup day, so good luck to all.
Best wishes from all at Haringey Borough Football Club.