Ground Number: 931
Saturday 26th September 2020
Taplow United 1-5 Woodley United
Blufin Sports Cup
TAPLOW UNITED FC - A BRIEF HISTORY
The club was established in 1923 and was initially known as Old Paludians, having been formed by former pupils of Slough secondary school. The name 'Paludian' comes from the Latin word for slough or swamp. They kept the name right up until 1998 before changing to their present name. There's not a lot of information about the club's early years online but they moved to their present home in 1955 having previously been based at various locations including Lascelles Road, not far from Slough town centre and still used as playing fields to this day. In 1994, they joined the Chiltonian League and a 5th place finish in Division 1 was good enough for promotion to the Premier Division in their debut season. Taplow United left the league in 2000 after a bottom-placed finish, shortly before it was swallowed up by the Hellenic League. After playing in the East Berkshire League, they'd re-emerge in the Reading League in 2004, spending two seasons in Division 1 before a 7th place finish was good enough for a promotion to the Premier Division. Another couple of seasons were spent here and in 2008 a 4th place finish was good enough for promotion to the Senior Division. Taplow spent ten unremarkable seasons here with a best finish of 6th in 2014, albeit the league changed name to the Thames Valley Premier League from 2014 onwards. After a bottom-place finish in 2018, Taplow joined the Hellenic D2 East where they finished 11th before being moved to Divison 2 South. Last season was abandoned of course and it was another 11th place finish at the time of cancellation and for the coming season, Taplow United have been moved back to Division 2 East.
The club has never entered the FA Cup or FA Vase but they've won a few local trophies including the Slough Town Cup in 1995 and the BTC Intermediate Cup. The village of Taplow has a population of just under 1,700. Though it is well known for it's 'giant car boot sale' which is held in a large field off the Bath Road, it's one of the most prosperous areas in the country and has been home to such stars as Dusty Springfield and Terry Wogan.
Research from Wikipedia, FCHD, Taplow United website (via Internet Wayback Machine) & Football, Wherever it may be.
Taplow United 1-1 Woodley United— Russell Cox (@RussWWFC) September 26, 2020
Equaliser for the hosts from the penalty spot on 19 minutes. pic.twitter.com/TaixdipbYh