Farnham Town are now the last team standing in European football with a perfect league record this season.
Town were already the last team standing in England’s recognised pyramid with a 100 per cent winning record, but their impressive feat was being matched blow-for-blow by Dutch giants PSV Eindhoven.
PSV were the last perfect team standing in Europe’s top leagues, and had won their first 17 Eredivisie games before being held to a 1-1 draw by FC Utrecht in their 18th match.
Town had also won their first 17 league games, and went one better than PSV with a 3-2 home win against Spelthorne Sports last Tuesday night (January 23) at The Memorial Ground.
Farnham then won 4-0 at home to Horley Town on Saturday in the Combined Counties Premier Division South, before winning 4-1 at home to Abbey Rangers on Tuesday night to extend their perfect start in the league to 20 wins from 20 games.
Club director Harry Hugo is thrilled with Farnham’s record.
“It’s an incredible achievement,” he said.
“Significant moments can happen in a football match that stop you getting a win – like a sending off or a penalty decision.
“We were given a penalty against Spelthorne at 2-2. If the referee doesn’t give it, it might have been a different story.
“It’s a great record, but ultimately it doesn’t mean anything.
“The main aim this season is to win promotion. It’s a 38-game league season, and as great as our run has been you don’t win anything after 20 games.
“We know we will drop points at some point – we can’t win every game – and then it will be about how we react to that.
“It’s crazy to think we will be disappointed if we draw a game.
“We probably didn’t need another target on our backs at Farnham, but other clubs will no doubt want to be the one who end our record.
“The record for the number of league wins from the start of the season is AFC Wimbledon with 21 wins – which was also in the Combined Counties League.
“If we could beat that record as well that would be amazing.
“Our 22nd league game is at home, against Cobham, so that could potentially be a really special day for the club.”
Manager Paul Johnson is delighted with Farnham’s start, but insists his team aren’t getting ahead of themselves.
“It’s a great record but we don’t put any emphasis on it in the changing room,” he said.
“Our focus remains on winning the next game and ultimately winning the league.
“We want to get to the points total that will win the league as soon as possible, and have the title wrapped up.”