Match Preview: Basingstoke Town FC – Home

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Our pre-season schedule steps up a gear with a game against last years league champions, Basingstoke Town FC.

Matchday: Tuesday August 1st, 2023
Kickoff: 7:45 PM

About Basingstoke Town FC

Basingstoke Town FC was established in 1896 by a merger of Aldworth United and Basingstoke Albion. They played in various Hampshire leagues in their first seventy years before joining Southern League Division One South in the early 1970s. They won the division in 1984-85 and were promoted to the Premier Division.

After a couple of years in the Southern League Premier Division, there were moved sideways into the Isthmian Premier Division in 1987-88. They bounced between the Premier Division and Division One a couple of times before being promoted to the Conference South in 2004-05. This came despite finishing fourteenth and losing the play-off to Lewes. Their promotion came as Hendon turned down the opportunity to join the new Conference South.

In 2015-16, they finished bottom of the renamed National League South and were relegated to the Southern League. This was followed by a relegation and then a sideways move to their current league – the South Central Division of the Isthmian League.

The ‘Stoke have appeared in the 2nd round of the FA Cup 3 times. The latest being in 2006–07 when they lost a replay to Aldershot Town 2-1.

From The Past

The teams met three times last season, twice in the league and once in the league cup. The Moles won away in both the league and cup 2-0 whilst they lost the return league game 0-1. Basingstoke finished as league champions after a thrilling final day in which they moved ahead of Walton and Hersham.

About Hill Farm Lane

The club house and changing rooms at Hill Farm Lane. Photo: C2 Photography.

Hill Farm Lane is a modern non-league football ground with parking on site, disabled access and more including:

  • Licenced bar
  • Tea bar serving hot and cold food
  • Disabled access to pitch side
  • Toilets
  • Standing and seated covered areas to watch the match
  • Card payments taken on the gate, in the bar and at the tea bar.

There are over 100 spaces available to park at the ground.

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