In Pictures: Windsor & Eton’s triumphant homecoming breaks Thames Valley Premier League record

Shaquille Johnson. Photo: Richard Milam.
Shaquille Johnson. Photo: Richard Milam.

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There were definitely some raised eyebrows on the all important barometer of our lives that is social media when Windsor & Eton announced a challenge to see 1,000 through the door for their Stag Meadow bow on Saturday.

But the 2023 established Thames Valley Premier League side achieved their goal with 1,022 the official figure announced for the 0-0 draw with Burghfield in Windsor Great Park.

Football in Berkshire did due diligence and contacted Thames Valley Premier League President Mark Rozzier who confirmed Windsor’s attendance was in fact a league record.

He said: “As far as we know, and in all my years involved in the league in it’s various guises there’s never been a larger attendance. There is nothing written down in paper work most of these games in our competition are played without means to count attendance.

“We have the ability to count attendance at our semi and cup finals at The Rivermoor and when they’re played at the Madesjki Stadium, so I’m more than happy to confirm Windsor’s attendance on Saturday against Burghfield as a league record – it’ll take some beating!”

Keep up with Windsor’s forthcoming fixtures and all the latest news on our Royalists page here.

Award winning photographer Richard Milam was on hand to capture some of the scenes for Football in Berkshire:

Mascots line up and shake hands.. Photo: Richard Milam.
Mascots line up and shake hands. Photo: Richard Milam.
Windsor's Sam Knight up and ready to celebrate only to see the linesman's flag raised. Photo: Richard Milam.
Windsor’s Sam Knight up and ready to celebrate only to see the linesman’s flag raised. Photo: Richard Milam.
The new management in front of a full stand. Photo: Richard Milam.
The new Windsor & Eton management team in front of a full stand. Photo: Richard Milam.
Windsor's Jatinder Liddar come under heavy pressure. Photo: Richard Milam.
Windsor’s Jatinder Liddar come under heavy pressure. Photo: Richard Milam.
Ben Lallament the Burghfield keeper in dominant form. Photo: Richard Milam.
Ben Lallament the Burghfield keeper in dominant form. Photo: Richard Milam.
Crowds at Stag Meadow for Windsor & Eton's first home game. Photo: Richard Milam.
Crowds at Stag Meadow for Windsor & Eton’s first home game. Photo: Richard Milam.
Isaiah Chase-Kelly being cheered on. Photo: Richard Milam.
Isaiah Chase-Kelly being cheered on. Photo: Richard Milam.
Ben Catt leads out the Windsor side for their historic first home game. Photo: Richard Milam.
Ben Catt leads out the Windsor side for their historic first home game. Photo: Richard Milam.
Elliott Dobbs crowded out by the crowd. Photo: Richard Milam.
Elliott Dobbs crowded out by the crowd. Photo: Richard Milam.
One happy customer at Windsor & Eton vs Burghfield. Photo: Richard Milam.
One happy customer at Windsor & Eton vs Burghfield. Photo: Richard Milam.
Good crowd participation. Photo: Richard Milam.
Good crowd participation. Photo: Richard Milam.

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