Meet Our Opponents: Basingstoke Town

Greensnet Editor
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 08:47

Over the next three weeks, we'll be looking briefly at each of our 21 league opponents in the coming season. Working through them in alphabetical order, the first team is Basingstoke Town.

It's over 15 years since we last met The Dragons, but we did meet regularly in the 1990s and early 2000s.

They were formed in 1896 by a merger of Aldworth United and Basingstoke Albion and joined the Hampshire League in 1901, where they remained until joining the Southern League in 1971, before a transfer to the Isthmian League in 1987. They were founder members of Conference South, being the team that gained the spot created when we decided not to take up our place in the then new league.

Formed: 1896
Colours: Yellow & Blue
Manager: Jason Bristow
Best Season: Conference South Play-Off Semi Finals 2011/12 & 2014/15
Last Season: Southern League Premier Division - 10th
Address: Basingstoke Town FC, The Ark Cancer Charity Stadium, The Camrose, Western Way, Basingstoke, RG22 6EZ
Distance from SJP: 56 miles
Capacity : 6,000
Record Attendance : 5,085 v Wycombe Wanderers (FA Cup R1 1997)

First Meeting: 29/11/1975 Hendon 6-1 Basingstoke Town (FA Trophy) Hendon Line Up

Last Meeting: 20/12/2003 Hendon 0-1 Basingstoke Town (League) Match Report

Memorable Match: 29/04/1998 Hendon 4-1 Basingstoke Town (Full Members Cup Final @ Chesham United) Match Report

Overall Record : P28 W14 D5 L9 F53 A39