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Maidenhead United: 10 Things

Posted by Ben Rowland
Posted on Thu 7 Sep 2017
Posted in First Team

Alan Devonshire, the current manager of Maidenhead United, was a West Ham United player for 14 years between 1976 and 1990 playing 358 games for the London club. Devonshire’s son, Lee also works at the club as a scout.

The stadium, York Road, is the oldest continuously used senior football ground in the world, as accredited by FIFA and the FA. The stadium opened in 1871 and holds 4,000 people, 550 of them being seated.

8 games into the 2017/18 season The Shaymen and Maidenhead have the exact same record, 3 wins, 3 draws and 2 losses each. Maidenhead are only ahead due to their superior goal difference putting them 7th and Halifax Town 8th.

Maidenhead United were the winners of last season’s National League South with an outstanding record of 30 wins, 8 draws and only 4 losses. Just missing out on the 100-point mark with an astonishing 98 points accumulated.

Lasts seasons top scorer for Maidenhead was Dave Tarpey. His 44 goals are the most individual goals in one season in the national League South. Unfortunately for Maidenhead Tarpey signed for Barnet a couple of weeks ago after 3 years at the club, playing 124 games and scoring 87 goals.

The Berkshire club are joint record holders for the biggest home victory of the National League South. They scored 8 against Truro City in 2012 without a reply from the away team.

Maidenhead United share their nickname with Premier League team Newcastle United. Notts County and Chorley also take up the nickname of the Magpies all because of their black and white kits. Maidenhead also have a magpie on their badge.

Current player Adrian Clifton has an international cap. The midfielder was at the Arsenal academy when he was younger and has played for Montserrat, a small island in the Caribbean.

Maidenhead were one of the original entrants into the first FA Cup back in the 1871/72 season. The magpies and 14 other teams entered the competition 146 years ago for the very first time.

Lawrie Sanchez is a former player of the club. The northern Irishman played for his country three times swell as managing them for three years. Sanchez also managed Wycombe to the FA Cup semi-final in 2001, where they eventually lost to Liverpool.

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