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We’ve (not) met Before – Westfield

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As this is the first meeting between the two clubs we thought Robins fans might like to know a bit more about our opponents this Saturday.

Westfield were established in 1953 as Westfield Boys Club and started playing in the local Woking and District Football league. During their time in the local leagues, the club won the Surrey Junior Charity Cup and the Surrey Junior Cup. After a few seasons, the club moved up to the Surrey intermediate leagues.

They joined the Surrey Senior League in 1972–73, winning the title and league cup. Further success followed the next season as they successfully defended the league title.

In 1978, the club became a founder member of the Home Counties Football League, which was then renamed the Combined Counties Football League the following season. The club remained in the Combined Counties Football league for the next twenty-seven seasons, despite finishing in the bottom three times within this period. This period also saw the club enter the FA Cup for the first time in 2002 when they met Dorking in the Extra Preliminary Round, losing 2–1.

In 2017–18, Westfield clinched the Combined Counties Football League title with six games remaining and promotion to step 4 of the National League System for the first time in their history.

In their first season in the Isthmian League in 2018-19 they finished in 5th place, losing the play-off semi-final to Bracknell Town.

The club remained in contention for promotion to the Isthmian League Premier Division during 2019–20 season before it was curtailed in March 2020, with them again in 5th place. For 2020-21 they were 11th when that season was again curtailed and although they finished last season a lowly 16th two places of relegation their position was never under threat as they were 13 points clear of Chalfont St Peter in 18th.

As already mentioned Westfield first entered the FA Cup in 2002-03 and have reached the First Qualifying Round twice. For the first time in 2013-14 when they held Aylesbury United to a 1-1 draw before bowing out 2-1 in the replay and more recently in 2018-19 where they lost 1-0 at home to Chipstead. They have entered the competition 16 times going out at the first attempt in the Extra Preliminary Round 12 times and twice in the Preliminary Round. They have played 26 matches (including replays) winning 5, drawing 2 and losing 18. Their biggest win came in August 2019 when they beat Basingstoke 2-0 and their biggest defeats have 0-5 against Walton Casuals in 2003 and Molesey in 2004.

Ticket details:

Adults £9
Concessions £6
Accompanied U16s £3
Accompanied U10s FREE

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