Honours & Achievements

Club Facts

Previous Names

Ashford United (1891 to 1906-07, recorded expunged after 10 matches of season)
Ashford Railway Works (1909-10 to 1927-28)
Ashford Town (1930-31 to 2009-10) *

* Kent League tables to season 1949-50 list team as Ashford

 

Previous Ground

Essella Park (1930 to 1987)

 
 

Accomplishments

Highest Attendance

6525 at Essella Park v Crystal Palace – FA Cup 1st Round 1959
3363 at The Homelands v Fulham – FA Cup 1st Round 1994

 

Highest Goalscorers

Dave Arter – 197
John Young – 172
Mark Stanton – 128
Lee McRobert – 106

 

Most Appearances

Peter McRobert – 765

 

Biggest Wins

15-0 v Erith & Belvedere – 28 April 1937 Kent League
11-2 v Folkestone Town – 1946-47 Kent League
10-1 v Royal Navy Depot – 1930-31 Kent League
10-1 v Betteshanger CW – 6 September 1958 FA Cup Preliminary Round
10-1 v Barry Town – 8 February 1964 Southern League
10-3 v Whitstable – 21 September 1946 FA Cup Preliminary Round

 

Heaviest Defeats

3-14 Folkestone Reserves – 1933-34 Kent League
0-12 Woolwich Arsenal – 14 October 1893 FA Cup First Round Qualifying
1-11 Erith & Belvedere – 1938-39 Kent League
0-10 Northfleet United – 1933-34 Kent League
0-8 Northfleet United – 1935-36 Kent League
0-8 Crawley Town – 4 November 1964 Southern League

 

Highest Fee Paid

£7,000 for Jeff Ross & Dave Arter – Sittingbourne 1994

 

Highest Fee Received

£25,000 for Jeff Ross & Dave Arter – Hythe Town 1990

 

Highest Fee Received (individual)

£20,000 for Lee McRobert – Sittingbourne 1993

 
 

Honours

Club Achievements

Kent League champions 1948-49
Kent League runners up 1931-32
Kent League Cup winners 1938-39
Kent League Division Two (East) champions (4) 1911-12, 1912-13, 1913-14 & 1919-20
Kent Senior Cup winners (5) 1892-93, 1958-59, 1962-63, 1992-93 & 1995-96
Kent Floodlight Cup winners 1961-62
Southern League Southern Division runners up 1986-87 & 1995-96
Southern League Cup Semi Final 1968-69
FA Cup 2nd Round (3) 1961-62, 1966-67 & 1996-97
FA Cup 1st Round (7) 1934-35, 1958-59, 1959-60, 1960-61, 1974-75, 1994-95 & 1995-96
FA Trophy Semi Final 1972-73
FA Trophy 4th Round 2000-01

 

Players Progressed to the Football League

Ollie Norris – Rochdale 1961
Howard Moore – Coventry 1966
Tony Godden – West Bromwich Albion 1975
Lee McRobert – Millwall 1994
Lee Bracey – Hull City & Halifax Town
Sam Saunders – Dagenham and Redbridge & Brentford
Frank Ovard – Gillingham 1982
Asa Hall – Shrewsbury & Luton Town 2008
Matt Carruthers – Mansfield Town 1999
Liam Hatch – Barnet, Darlington & Luton
Craig Rocastle – Sheffield Wednesday, Yeovil, Barnsley, Oldham & Port Vale
Roy Hodgson – Manager of Fulham, Liverpool, West Bromwich Albion & ENGLAND
Phil Smith – Swindon
Adrian Webster – Darlington & New Zealand