Maidstone were a top non league side back then, they turned the Grecians over a couple of years before in the 2nd round.It didn't harm our chances in 1981, our 4-2 victory at non league Maidstone
They actually gained promotion to the FL at the end of that season too.Maidstone were a top non league side back then, they turned the Grecians over a couple of years before in the 2nd round.
Iirc they had already beaten local rivals Gillingham that year in the cup
That was a few years later G2K, they gained promotion to the FL in 1989.They actually gained promotion to the FL at the end of that season too.
Only for it all to go financially pear shaped in a mere couple of years when they dropped out of existence at the start of the 92-93 season (but after the fixtures had come out) groundless and (almost) playerless.
(See also Boston United and Rushden & Diamonds for similarly brief experiences of League Football)
Yep. Macclesfield were denied promotion in 1995.With due respect Olds that's what I said.
They entered the FL at then end of the 89-90 season and survived for two years before crashing and burning right at the start of 92-93...i.e. a mere "couple"of seasons.
And, thinking about it, didn't that "tightening of regulations" save our own sorry arses a few years later?
We'd already had "our fill" of Millwall with a trip to the Old Den in Round 2. Rather than stand in the double fenced cage in the away end (an attempt to keep home cretins out rather than visiting supporters in), my mate and I were seated in a stand. After jumping to our feet to celebrate our goal, we rather rapidly sat down again !Thinking back to the cup game at Maidstone, there were some right loons there that day. Millwall, Chelsea & Gillingham followers at the game all in a unsegregated ground. Not helped that it was pi55ing with rain which meant everyone in the same covered stand.