FIVE FACTS | Merstham

Mens Full Time
1
Merstham
  • Folkes (26')
3
Worthing
  • Pearce (24')
  • Starkey (77')
  • Dawes (85')
Isthmian Premier Division Tuesday 1st October, 2019

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.