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THE FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND – Buckhurst Hill 2 – 1 Walthamstow.

Buckhurst Hill are into the Preliminary Round of the FA Cup after a 2-1 victory over Walthamstow at Myrak Park – in their first ever appearance in the famous competition.
‘The Stags’ were 2-0 ahead at the break thanks to a goal from Jake Moss (22 minutes) and another from Keaton Moore on the stroke of half-time.
The visitors, winners of the Essex Senior League last season, pulled a goal back in the second half, but Buckhurst Hill recorded another history-making victory to earn themselves a trip to fellow Essex Senior League club Stansted.

* Among those at Myrak Park today was 88-year-old Don Spear who played left back or centre back for Buckhurst Hill – then Queen’s United – in the late 1950s and 60s.

Don Spear is pictured with Buckhurst Hill Football Club chairman Simon Cornwell (left) and club president Ray Sherrin (right)

New stand officially opened at renamed ground

A new stand has been officially opened at the newly-named Myrak Park, the Roding Lane home of Buckhurst Hill Football Club.

The renaming and stand opening ceremonies were performed by Buckhurst Hill Parish Council chairman councillor Ken Williamson before this afternoon’s history-making FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie against Walthamstow.
The fixture – which Buckhurst Hill won 2-1 to earn a Preliminary Round tie at Stansted – was the club’s first ever appearance in the famous cup competition.

Buckhurst Hill Football Club has entered into a five-year naming rights deal with Myrak Ltd which sees the Roding Lane ground renamed ‘Myrak Park’.
Myrak Limited, established in 1991, is a family-run construction plant and generators sales company which sells new and used equipment from its base in Chelmsford.

Councillor Ken Williamson, who said he had seen the football club and its facilities develop over the years, said it was an “honour and pleasure” to have been invited to perform the ground renaming and stand opening duties.

Councillor Ken Williamson with Club Chairman Simon Cornwell

Photos and editorial courtesy of  David Jackman – Everything Local News (@ELNews_ on Twitter) / Everything Epping Forest (@eefnews on Twitter)

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