A rough guide to... Maidenhead United

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by Tom Sargent

21 September 2021

They may never have been among the greats of the sport, but Maidenhead United, formed in 1870, took part in the first FA Cup

How are you?

Old! Maidenhead were formed in 1870 and were participants in the first ever FA Cup which took place in the 1871-72 season. They were also founder members of the mighty Southern League (which has one of the best trophies in football) in 1894 as members of the second division. Nowadays, they're here - with us - in the Conference Prem where they've been since they won the Conference South in 2017-18.

Do I know you?

We are no more than nodding acquiantances. We met once, in the FA Trophy in 2014. Nor do Maidenhead have any ex-Mariners to mention although midfielder Charlee Adams did bang one in against us for Lincoln from 25 yards a few years ago. Moving on...

How are you feeling?

After last season's 13th place finish Over The Bar reckons the Magpies can make a play-off push. However they did lose their top scorer to Harrogate Town and their talismanic winger to Exeter City so it's hard to say where they'll be but seventh does scrape you in the end of season show down so it is possible if they improve.

Where are you from?

Maidenhead lies just off the M4 to the west on London. It must be nice because the average house price is a whopping £572,000. Railways legend Isambard Kingdom Brunel built a lovely bridge across the Thames there and the author of Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby, was raised in the Berkshire market town.

Pre-match fact file


Maidenhead have lost the last four games on the bounce conceding 10 in the process. Their top scorers Sam Barratt and Josh Kelly both have two goals apiece so far this season. Sam Barratt spent two years at Southend in the League however he only made a handful of appearances.

Rivalometer - 1

There's no beef but we both want the points.