Rayners Lane will hope to end one of the longest running saga’s in football tonight by finally getting their Middlesex Premier Cup quarter final with Hanworth Villa Reserves played.
The county cup clash has been postponed an incredible 10 times, with the Lane’s official website claiming the match could be a candidate for the Guinness Book of Record.
It was postponed twice last week, once at each club’s ground, and is now scheduled to take place at Hanworth’s Rectory Meadow home this evening (Thursday).
Rayners Lane head into the clash buoyed by their thrilling 4-3 victory over Burnham Reserves in Hellenic League Division One East on Saturday.
Callum McCarroll, Chezney Cassell, Reece Chaudry and Thomas Rivet were all on target to help Mick Bradshaw’s side pick up the three points.
However, one blow for the club is the departure of Paul Leslie from the club.
Leslie, a one-time manager of Lane was one of few survivors, along with his brother Oliver, of a mass exodus from Tithe Farm last summer following being denied promotion to the Hellenic League’s top tier after failing a ground grading.