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Wingate and Finchley

Finchley FC and Wingate FC, two well established North London clubs, decided to merge in 1990 and started life as a new club in The South Midlands League. After five seasons challenging at the top of the league, second place was good enough to earn them promotion to the Isthmian League Division Three.

Consistency certainly couldn’t be claimed however, as a frightening 18th place in 1998 was followed by a promotion earning runners up finish to take ‘The Blues into Division Two but an immediate loss of form saw them relegated the following season!

Following the pattern of Wingate & Finchley’s progress is not easy, as division titles changed and the club also moved into The Southern League for two seasons between 2004-2006.

However, a return to The Isthmian competition in Division One North and the introduction of manager David Norman in 2009, seemed to lift the club and two finishes in third place brought a Play-Off defeat, followed by a play-off success and a move into the Isthmian Premier Division. Considering how the club had survived some difficult times, this was a glorious and well deserved success.


Club Factfile

The Harry Abrahams Stadium, Summers Lane, Finchley, London N12 OPD
020 8446 2217
If coming from the West (eg via M1), go past Henlys Corner (taking the left fork after the traffic lights) and then drive for about 1 mile. The exit to take is the one immediately after a BP garage. Take the slip road and then turn right at the lights onto the A1000. If coming from the East (eg via A10, M11) take the A1000 turn off. At the end of the slip road turn left at the lights. Go straight over the next set of lights, then after 100m pass through another set of lights. Then at the next set of lights turn right into Summers Lane. The Abrahams Stadium is a few hundred metres down on the right hand side.

Club History

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1991-1992South Midlands League5thMichael Dulin
1992-1993South Midlands League4thMartin Burt
1993-1994South Midlands League7thMartin Burt
1994-1995South Midlands League2ndMartin Burt
1995-1996Isthmian League Division Three11thJeff Brookman
1996-1997Isthmian League Division Three8thMartin Burt
1997-1998Isthmian League Division Three18thBobby Fisher
1998-1999Isthmian League Division Three2ndBobby Fisher
1999-2000Isthmian League Division Two20thMartin Burt
2000-2001Isthmian League Division Three15thMartin Burt
2001-2002Isthmian League Division Three7thJohn Bolle
2002-2003Isthmian League Division One North18thTommy Cunningham
2003-2004Isthmian League Division One North11thAdam Lee
2004-2005Southern Division One East12thAdam Lee
2005-2006Southern Division One East12thAdam Lee
2006-2007Isthmian League Division One North9thAdam Lee
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One North18thAdam Lee
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One North7thMatthew Stone
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One North3rdDavid Norman
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One North3rdDavid Norman
2011-2012Isthmian League Premier Division13thDavid Norman
2012-2013Isthmian League Premier Division18thDavid Norman
2013-2014Isthmian League Premier Division

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