Southern Junior Floodlight Cup

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The Southern Junior Floodlight Cup was a competition for youth teams in which games were played on mid-week evenings, which ran between 1955 and 1999. It was a separate entity to the South East Counties competition, but shared the same Management Committee.



While many youth sides in southern England competed in the South East Counties League and South East Counties League Cup from the 1950s, it was deemed unviable for some of the teams based in more distant locations to travel regularly for league matches, but they were able to field teams in the more occasional Floodlight Cup as an alternative.

Chelsea's involvement

During the 42 seasons that the competition was competed for (the 1973/74 season was abandoned due to the power strike) Chelsea won the Southern Junior Floodlight Cup on 5 occasions, in 1955/56, 1959/60, 1960/61, 1961/62 and 1963/64, being in the final on a further 4 occasions in 1956/57, 1958/59, 1971/72 and 1986/87.

Chelsea played 127 games in this competition, one against Crystal Palace in September 1975 was unplayed and there is no indication of Chelsea's involvement that season. As mentioned above, the 1973/74 season was abandoned due to the power strike, although Chelsea did their 1st. Round match against Brentford, and that result is included here.
A full summery showing the list of opponents and results is as follows -

Teams played in Alphabetical order

Pos Team P W D L F A Highest Score
2Aston Villa4103461-0
3Bexleyheath & Welling 22001217-1
4 Bournemouth & Boscombe 1100212-1
5Brentford 54011053-1
6Brighton & Hove Albion 43101044-1
7Bristol City 4121882-1
8Cambridge United 2200924-0
9Charlton Athletic 631213104-2
10Coventry City 4112361-0
11Crystal Palace 330019010-0
12Derby County 1001020-2
13Fulham 75112277-1
14Gillingham 1100303-0
15Ipswich Town 3102353-1
16Leicester City 40132100-0
17Leyton Orient 32011277-1
18Luton Town 721411125-0
19Millwall 5311632-0
20Norwich City 50237102-2
21Oxford United 1100525-2
22Portsmouth 65101938-0
23Queen’s Park Rangers 43011246-1
24Reading 330020211-1
25Romford 1100515-1
26Southampton 1072128128-0
27Southend United 1100505-0
28Swindon Town 3210815-0
29Tottenham Hotspur 740312134-0
30Watford 3111635-1
31West Bromwich Albion 2011242-2
32West Ham United 840413173-1
33Wimbledon 1100212-1


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