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Maidenhead United: 10 Things

Posted by FC Halifax Town
Posted on Wed 12 Sep 2018
Posted in First Team

Ahead of Saturday’s trip to Maidenhead, here’s 10 facts that you might not know about The Magpies…

  1. 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.
  2. They were one of the founding members of the Southern League in 1894.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Manager Alan Devonshire played eight times for England between 1980-83.
  6. The Magpies currently have two players who play international football for Montserrat – midfielder James Comley and forward Adrian Clifton.
  7. Brian Pitts is Maidenhead’s record appearance maker, playing 550 times for them between 1960-1971.
  8. Maidenhead were promoted to the National League for the first time in 2016-17 from National League South.
  9. 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.
  10. 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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