Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Maidenhead, here’s 10 facts that you might not know about The Magpies…
- They were one of 15 teams to play in the first edition of The FA Cup in 1871-72. They reached the second round, losing 3-0 to Crystal Palace.
- They were one of the founding members of the Southern League in 1894.
- They have played their home games at York Road since 1871, making their home the oldest senior football ground used continuously by the same club.
- Their record attendance at York Road came in 1936 when 7,989 supporters watched them play against Southall in the FA Amateur Cup quarter final.
- Manager Alan Devonshire played eight times for England between 1980-83.
- The Magpies currently have two players who play international football for Montserrat – midfielder James Comley and forward Adrian Clifton.
- Brian Pitts is Maidenhead’s record appearance maker, playing 550 times for them between 1960-1971.
- Maidenhead were promoted to the National League for the first time in 2016-17 from National League South.
- During their promotion winning season in 2016-17, striker Dave Tarpey set a new record for most goals scored in a National League South season when he bagged 35 goals, beating the previous record of Adam Birchall who scored 34 for Dover Athletic in 2010-11.
- In their inaugural season in the National League, The Magpies comfortably sustained another season in the fifth tier of English football, managing a 12th placed finish.
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