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Maidstone United

Currently Playing In:

Isthmian League Premier Division

 

Without doubt ‘The Stones’ are a club with a very special history. Having played football in the town since the club was formed in 1897, Maidstone United competed in four leagues before reaching The Isthmian League, the senior amateur competition, in 1959.

The club turned professional in 1971 so joined the Southern League, and as the driving force behind the new Football Alliance in 1979 was The Maidstone United Chairman Jim Thompson, it was no surprise that the Kent Club were one of the pace makers in the exciting new non-league competition. A look at the wonderful annual club photos gives an indication of the professionalism and spirit in the club at that time.

Sadly the club overstretched itself, having achieved their ambition of Football League membership a complete collapse took the club back to the foot of the pyramid and under the name of Maidstone Invicta, the new club set out to return at least to the top of non-league football.

The Chairman Paul Bowden-Brown led the club in a determined charge back up the levels with manager. Jason Lillis also showed great leadership for the newly formed club in the early nineties and Bill Williams has given many years of service.

Some famous players have worn the Maidstone United colours and some very well respected managers have helped the club, which still has some way to go, but with a new home, lively support and their football character and traditions, the club will surely enjoy life in The Isthmian Premier Division

 

Club Factfile

Ground:
The Gallagher Stadium, James Whatman Way, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1LQ
Telephone:
01622 753 817
Directions:
M20 (junction 6) and M2 (junction 3). Follow signs to Maidstone on the A229. At the White Rabbit roundabout, take the third exit on to James Whatman Way.
Covered:
Yes
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
Record Attendance:
2,296 v Dulwich Hamlet, Isthmian League Premier Division 15/03/14
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Isthmian League Division One South 2006-2007
 

Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1978-1979Southern League Premier Division4thBarry Watling
1979-1980Alliance Football League6thBarry Watling
1980-1981Alliance Football League7thBarry Watling
1981-1982Alliance Football League16thBarry Watling
1982-1983Alliance Football League2ndBill Williams
1983-1984Alliance Football League2ndBill Williams
1984-1985Gola Football League13thBill Williams
1985-1986Gola Football League17thBarry Fry
1986-1987GM Vauxhall Conference3rdJohn Ryan
1987-1988GM Vauxhall Conference9thBill Williams
 1988-1989GM Vauxhall Conference1stJohn Still
1989-1990Football League, Division Four5thKeith Peacock
1990-1991Football League, Division Four18thGraham Carr
1991-1992Football League, Division Four18thClive Walker
1992-1993As Maidstone Invicta
 1993-1994Kent County League Division Four1st
 1994-1995Kent County League Division Two1st
1995-1996Kent County League Division One West7th
1996-1997Kent County League Division One West7th
As Maidstone United
1997-1998Kent County League Division One West8th
 1998-1999Kent County League Division One West1st
1999-2000Kent County League Premier Division3rd
2000-2001Kent County League Premier Division3rd
 2001-2002Kent Senior League Premier Division1stJim Ward
2002-2003Kent Senior League Premier Division2ndJim Ward
2003-2004Kent Senior League Premier Division4thJim Ward
2004-2005Kent Senior League Premier Division4thJim Ward
 2005-2006Kent Senior League Premier Division1stJim Ward
 2006-2007Isthmian League Division One South1stAlan Walker & Lloyd Hume
2007-2008Isthmian League Division One South17thAlan Walker & Lloyd Hume
2008-2009Isthmian League Division One South15thAlan Walker & Lloyd Hume
2009-2010Isthmian League Division One South18thAlan Walker & Lloyd Hume
2010-2011Isthmian League Division One South20thAlan Walker & Lloyd Hume
2011-2012Isthmian League Division One South6thJay Saunders
2012-2013Isthmian League Division One South2ndJay Saunders
2013-2014Isthmian League Premier Division
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