Match Info

🆚 Baldock Town FC

⌚️15:00 KO

🏟Hitchin Road, Arlesey, SG15 6RS

🏆@EmiratesFACup Extra Preliminary Round

🎟Adults=£7, Conc=£4, u16s=FREE

Fact File

Baldock Town Football Club is a football club based in Baldock, Hertfordshire, England. Having originally been established in 1905, the current version of the club was established in 2003. They are currently members of Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division and groundshare with Arlesey Town at their Hitchin Road ground.

Full nameBaldock Town Football Club
Nickname(s)The Reds
Founded1905 (original club)
2003 (current club)
Dissolved2001
GroundHitchin Road, Arlesey
Capacity2,920 (150 seated)
ChairmanGraham Kingham
LeagueSpartan South Midlands League Premier Division

Ground History

The original club played at Elmswood Manor on William Road, Walls Common on Penthouse Lane, Elm park and then an enclosed ground at Bakers Close until 1981, when they moved to the Norton Road ground. A 250-seat grandstand was built in 1983 at a cost of £8,000; two covered terraces were erected on either side of the grandstand, which became known as ‘Charlie’s Cowshed’. Another stand with bench seating was built on the other side of the pitch, with uncovered terraces behind both goals.

After reforming in 2003 the club played at Knights Templar Sports Centre and Bakers Close. However, following their Herts County League Division One title in 2007–08, the club moved to the County Ground in Letchworth. In 2011 they returned to Baldock to play at Norton Road, which had been renamed the North Herts Arena.

The club were denied promotion in 2012 due to the 3G pitch and perimeter fence not meeting the grading requirements for the Spartan South Midlands League. As a result, the club agreed a groundshare with Hitchin Town to play at Hitchin’s Top Field ground. In May 2015, the club announced they would move to Stotfold to play at Stotfold Football Club’s Roker Park. After two years at Stotfold, they relocated to Arlesey Town’s Hitchin Road ground in 2017.

Honours

  • South Midlands League
    • Champions 1927–28, 1965–66, 1967–68, 1969–70
    • Division One champions 1949–50
    • Division Two champions 1947–48
  • Herts County League
    • Premier Division champions 2011–12
    • Division One champions 2007–08
    • Northern Division champions 1920–21
  • Herts Senior Centenary Trophy
    • Winners 2012–13, 2017–18
  • Anagram Records Trophy
    • Winners 2011–12, 2012–13

Records

  • Highest league position: 18th in the Southern League Premier Division, 1994–95
  • Best FA Cup performance: Fourth qualifying round, 1991–92, 1999–00[6]
  • Best FA Trophy performance: Second round, 1998–99[6]
  • Best FA Vase performance: Fifth round, 1983–84[6]
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