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ON THE ROAD: Maidenhead United

26 July 2018

As we continue to look at the teams that will make up the National League next season, After winning the South division in 2016/17 Alan Devonshire will be pleased with Maidenhead's mid-table finish last season but will look to improve on that this term.

Brief History

Senior football in Maidenhead came about in October 1870 when Maidenhead Football Club were formed, with the club playing their first match at York Road in February 1871.

Did you know?

The ‘United’ part of their name was added in August 1920, just as the freehold to York Road was bought for £1,450 from William Grenfell, later known as Lord Desborough.

Last Meeting

Orient welcomed Maidenhead United to The Breyer Group Stadium for their final home game of the 2017/18 campaign on April 24th in a midweek fixture under the lights. Ryan Upward’s fifth minute goal proved to be the difference as the O’s fell to a narrow 1-0 defeat.

Manager

Alan Devonshire has enjoyed two spells in charge of Maidenhead during his managerial career. His first stint spanned seven years from 1996-2003 during which they won promotion to the Isthmian League Premier Division. Devonshire returned for his second spell as manager in May 2015, winning the Vanarama National League South in the 2016/17 season.

One to watch

Forward James Akintunde signed for Maidenhead United from Chester FC where he spent a season and a half, scoring 11 goals and providing seven assists across 57 appearances.

Comfortable playing anywhere across the front three, Akintunde will be a real asset to boss Alan Devonshire this coming season.

Ground

York Road has a capacity of 4,000 with 550 seats. It has been recognised as the oldest continually used football ground in the world, after seeing its first game in 1871.


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