Edgware Town

Edware Town kit design from the excellent supplement from Rover magazine. Published a long, long time ago!

Edgware Town, one of many non-league clubs that make up the large pyramid that leads to the “best league in the world”.

They were founded just before the Second World War and have spent all 68 years of their existence playing at the White Lion Ground in Edgware (however the pub the ground was named after was demolished in 1997). This is quite a feat for a non-league side, many of whom are shifted from pillar to post with regards to where they play their football. In fact recently it looked likely Edgware Town would be evicted from their ground and made to share at Harrow Borough.

Despite their relatively low position in the English footballing world they can boast some decent players. David Beasant, Scott McGleish and Brian Stein (his transfer fee paid for the floodlights at the White Lion Ground) have all donned the green and white of Edgware Town – unfortunately they no longer play in quarters. But the most interesting player to have played for Edgware Town is probably the excellently named Bedford Jezzard.

Bedford Jezzard played all of his professional career at Fulham and played two matches for England. One of the matches was one of England’s heaviest defeats of all time. A 7-1 reverse at the hands of Hungary. Despite this loss Jezzard was included in England’s 1954 World Cup squad but didn’t play during the tournament.

There’s a great article about the man at the link below: