Tooting & Mitcham United F.C.

Tooting & Mitcham United F.C.

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Tooting & Mitcham United F.C.

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Tooting & Mitcham United Football Club are a semi-professional association football club representing the south-west London areas of Tooting and Mitcham, within the London Borough of Merton. The club's stadium, Imperial Fields is located in Morden. The club are nicknamed The Terrors or occasionally Stripes, in reference to their kit. They are also sometimes known as The Half-halfs in recognition of the merger. They currently play in the Isthmian League Premier Division

History

In 1932, Tooting Town (founded 1887) and Mitcham Wanderers (founded 1912) quite literally united to become the modern club representing the two areas. Their merger had been mooted for two years previously, but it was only after it became clear that the area couldn't host two competitive teams that anything happened to advance it. Originally playing in white shirts, in the fifties today's broad black and white stripes were adopted.

The club has reached the FA Cup proper on 10 occasions, most recently in the 2009-10 season. It has also won the Isthmian League twice, in 1958 and 1960. Other honours include the Surrey Senior Cup and the London Senior Cup.

Perhaps the most famous FA Cup run was in 1959, when the club reached the 3rd round; drawn at home to First Division Nottingham Forest, on a frozen pitch they went into a 2 goal lead with goals from Grainger and Murphy before Forest fought back with the aid of a Murphy own goal and a penalty. Forest won the replay 3-0 in front of a crowd...
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