Ahead of FC Halifax Town’s trip to Maidstone United, here’s 10 things that you may or may not know about the team from Kent…
1. Maidstone’s nickname is The Stones.
2. The club were formerly known as Maidstone Invicta until 1992 when they became Maidstone United.
3. Maidstone’s home The Gallagher Stadium has a capacity of 4,191.
4. Maidstone were without a stadium of their own from their creation until 2012, when The Gallagher Stadium was opened at the start of the 2012–13 season.
5. Former Barnet and Luton Town manager John Still is Head of Football at Maidstone.
6. The Stones gained promotion to The National League in 2016, the first time since Maidstone Invicta had done so in 1989.
7. In their first season back in the fifth tier, the club achieved their highest every league finish as they finished in 14th place.
8. Maidstone’s record attendance came at The Gallagher Stadium on 15 July 2017, when 4,101 spectators saw Maidstone play a Crystal Palace F.C. XI in a pre-season match to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Gallagher Stadium.
9. Football runs in the family for Maidstone’s Simon Walton as his sister Sophie is a midfielder for Guiseley Vixens and has represented England at youth level.
10. The club’s biggest victory came in March 1994 as they beat Aylesford 12-1!
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