Saturday, 9 November 2013

Maidstone United FC

Saturday 9th November 2013 Kick off 15:00hrs            

Ryman Premier League                                                                            

Maidstone Utd 2 v Leiston 2
Gallagher Stadium,
James Whatman Way,
Kent ME14 1LQ.

Admission : £10
Attendance : 1,557
Pint of Spitfire : £3.50
Club badge : £3:00
Weather : Wet and Cold.

Pie and Mushy Peas

Game Number : 67  New Ground Number : 48

Maidstone United Football Club is an English football team based in Maidstone, Kent.
The current club filled the void left by the old Maidstone United, which was a member of the Football League between 1989 and 1992. That club was forced out of the league through bankruptcy but the nucleus of a new club was built around the youth squad. Maidstone Invicta were originally a youth team but made the step up to adult football in 1992 being elected to the Kent County League Fourth Division in 1993 and subsequently progressed through the non-league pyramid. They changed their name to Maidstone United in 1995. They currently play in the Isthmian League Premier Division having been promoted from the Isthmian League Division One South in 2013.
Maidstone were without a stadium of their own from their creation until 2012 when the Gallagher Stadium, located near Maidstone town centre was opened at the start of the 2012–2013 season

   I've noticed, they like their signage in Maidstone.

Here is another for you.

The VIP entrance.
Around the ground

Match action

Note how green the grass is ? Well this is an all weather 3G pitch. A bit like QPR's Astro turf pitch in the 80's but a lot more advanced i.e. Less bounce and no burn marks or carpet burns!!  

It's great for deadball situations as well.   

Not so great for burgers - see I told you there was a long queue Miss Hulish!  Never mind try Enfield Town FC next time.

Back to "around the ground" again.

Meet Rod the Mod (or should that be suede head) and his burger. 

Spitfire's are not restricted to Eastleigh - they have them at Maidstone in the Lounge as well.

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