The teams we will be facing in the National League

Maidenhead United scenario planning for the return of supporters to York Road - Photo 1 of 1 - Maidenhead Advertiser

Maidenhead’s York Road will be the smallest ground FGR will visit.

  • Rovers will travel to 12 teams in the south of England.  Most (apart from Yeovil & Eastleigh) are in the south-east.
  • There are 2 clubs in the Midlands (Tamworth & Solihull). 
  • There are 3 teams close to Manchester (Altrincham, Oldham & Rochdale). 
  • There are longer journeys to Fylde, Boston and the 2 Yorkshire clubs, Halifax & York.
  • Finally, there are 2 clubs in the north-east (Gateshead & Hartlepool).  These are the furthest away.

Here’s the full list;

Greater London – Barnet, Dagenham & Redbridge, Sutton Utd, Wealdstone

Essex – Braintree, Southend Utd

Kent – Ebbsfleet Utd

Surrey – Woking

Hampshire – Aldershot, Eastleigh

Berkshire – Maidenhead Utd

Somerset – Yeovil Town

Midlands – Tamworth, Solihull Moors

Lincolnshire – Boston Utd

Lancashire – Oldham Athletic, Rochdale, Altrincham, AFC Fylde

Yorkshire – York City, Halifax Town

North-East – Hartlepool Utd, Gateshead

In terms of ground capacity, The New Lawn is the 7th smallest ground in the league (capacity 5,147).  Maidenhead’s York Road is the smallest (capacity 4,000).  Wealdstone, Ebbsfleet & Braintree are the other teams who play in stadiums of less than 5,000 capacity.

The biggest stadium FGR will play in next season is Oldham Athletic’s Boundary Park (capacity 13,513).  Halifax, Gateshead, Rochdale & Southend all boast stadiums with a capacity of over 10,000.  Yeovil are close behind (capacity 9,566).

Newcomers that were promoted to the National League this season are Yeovil and Tamworth (automatically promoted) and Boston & Braintree (via the play-offs).

Boundary Park –

Oldham’s Boundary Park is the biggest stadium for FGR on their travels next season.