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FIVE FACTS | Merstham

Merstham
  • Folkes (26')
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Worthing
  • Pearce (24')
  • Starkey (77')
  • Dawes (85')
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Tue 1 Oct, 2019 Isthmian Premier Division

1. In the modern “hire ’em and fire ’em” world of football, Merstham have had just four permanent Managers this century.

2. 1984 was a significant year for The Moatsiders, as they moved into a different league – The Combined Counties – and celebrated the opening of their new clubhouse at the same time.

3. They set a new attendance record of 1,920 with the visit of Oxford United for a live FA Cup First Round tie on 5th November 2016. A side that included current striker and former Worthing player, Omar Folkes.

4. Merstham was recorded as Mearsaetham in 947 which translates as “Homestead near a trap set for martens or weasels” in Anglo-Saxon.

5. By 1086 the village was known as Merstan and held by Archbishop Lanfranc of Canterbury, who also has a road named after him a stone’s throw from our own Woodside Road.