Nuts and Bolts Archive

Season matches Average Attendance Lowest Attendance Highest Attendance
1930/31 1 600 600 - (Margate, Kent League Division 1) 600 - (Margate, Kent League Division 1)
1931/32 1 1000 1000 - (Dover United, Kent League Division 1) 1000 - (Dover United, Kent League Division 1)
1946/47 2 819 738 - (Lloyds PM, Kent League Division 1) 900 - (Betteshanger, Kent League Division 1)
1947/48 6 1333 1049 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent League Division 1) 2000 - (Folkestone, Kent Senior Shield)
1948/49 12 1777 1117 - (Sheppey United, Kent League Division 1) 2632 - (Chatham Town, Kent League Division 1)
1949/50 9 1979 1200 - (Sittingbourne, Kent League Division 1) 4778 - (Bromley, Kent Senior Cup)
1950/51 5 1854 1055 - (Dartford, Kent Senior Cup) 2468 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent League Division 1)
1952/53 2 1614 1413 - (Betteshanger, Kent League Division 1) 1815 - (Sheppey United, Kent League Division 1)
1957/58 1 2046 2046 - (Margate, Kent League Division 1) 2046 - (Margate, Kent League Division 1)
1958/59 1 2312 2312 - (Hastings United, FA Cup) 2312 - (Hastings United, FA Cup)
1959/60 21 1721 877 - (Yiewsley, Southern League Division One) 3836 - (Folkestone Town, FA Cup)
1960/61 22 1525 622 - (Tunbridge Wells United, Southern League Division One) 5500 - (Gillingham, FA Cup)
1961/62 17 1865 544 - (Burton Albion, Southern League Division One) 5200 - (Queens Park Rangers, FA Cup)
1962/63 6 905 405 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1429 - (Margate, Southern League Division One)
1963/64 11 794 400 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1428 - (Canterbury City, Southern League Cup)
1964/65 14 502 225 - (Kettering Town, Southern League Division One) 931 - (Deal Town, FA Cup)
1965/66 21 645 224 - (Hillingdon Borough, Southern League Division One) 2875 - (Hastings United, Southern League Cup)
1966/67 25 1096 596 - (Wisbech Town, Southern League Division One) 2776 - (Cambridge City, FA Cup)
1967/68 6 712 237 - (Margate, Kent Floodlight Cup) 995 - (Margate, Southern League Cup)
1968/69 6 868 554 - (Gloucester City, Southern League Division One) 1653 - (Canterbury City, FA Cup)
1969/70 12 1367 472 - (Margate, Kent Senior Shield) 2596 - (Walton and Hersham, FA Cup)
1970/71 11 899 275 - (Margate, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1374 - (Hereford United, Southern League Premier Division)
1971/72 12 563 133 - (Margate, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1853 - (Dover, FA Cup)
1972/73 10 684 302 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Senior Cup) 1009 - (Guildford City, FA Cup)
1973/74 6 660 263 - (Swanley Town, Kent Senior Cup) 1668 - (Maidstone United, FA Cup)
1974/75 12 679 199 - (Dover, Kent Senior Cup) 2623 - (Walsall, FA Cup)
1975/76 4 195 64 - (Dover, Kent Senior Cup) 300 - (Lewes, FA Cup)
1976/77 7 296 188 - (Tonbridge AFC, Kent Senior Cup) 472 - (Dartford, Southern League Cup)
1977/78 4 293 170 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Senior Cup) 386 - (Gravesend and Northfleet, Southern League Cup)
1978/79 4 180 99 - (Waterlooville, Southern League Division One South) 260 - (Gravesend and Northfleet, Southern League Cup)
1979/80 7 256 188 - (Tonbridge AFC, Southern League Cup) 385 - (Dartford, Southern League Cup)
1980/81 9 257 183 - (Addlestone and Weybridge Town, FA Trophy) 380 - (Dover, Kent Senior Cup)
1981/82 6 262 189 - (Crawley Town, Southern League Southern Division) 472 - (Gravesend and Northfleet, Kent Senior Cup)
1982/83 3 325 120 - (Dover, Southern League Southern Division) 618 - (Maidstone United, Kent Senior Cup)
1983/84 9 322 128 - (Cambridge City, Southern League Southern Division) 653 - (Maidstone United, Kent Senior Cup)
1984/85 2 185 178 - (Canterbury City, Kent Senior Cup) 192 - (Lewes, FA Cup)
1985/86 13 213 158 - (Trowbridge Town, Southern League Southern Division) 294 - (Bromley, FA Trophy)
1986/87 31 329 150 - (Sheppey United, Southern League Southern Division) 1306 - (Dorchester Town, Southern League Southern Division)
1987/88 25 211 132 - (Burton Albion, Southern League Premier Division) 397 - (Folkestone, Southern League Cup)
1988/89 15 209 120 - (Bedworth United, Southern League Premier Division) 409 - (Hastings Town, FA Cup)
1989/90 29 438 161 - (Dorchester Town, Southern League Premier Division) 1502 - (Dover Athletic, Southern League Premier Division)
1990/91 27 402 123 - (Witney Town, Southern League Southern Division) 2800 - (Tottenham Hotspur, Testimonial)
1991/92 27 299 176 - (Fareham Town, Southern League Southern Division) 559 - (Hythe Town, Southern League Southern Division)
1992/93 30 377 93 - (Folkestone Invicta, Eastern Floodlight Cup) 1056 - (Sittingbourne, Southern League Southern Division)
1993/94 29 337 115 - (Folkestone Invicta, Eastern Floodlight Cup) 731 - (Gravesend and Northfleet, Southern League Southern Division)
1994/95 30 469 161 - (Folkestone, Eastern Floodlight Cup) 3363 - (Fulham, FA Cup)
1995/96 33 624 141 - (Canterbury City, Frank Norris Trophy) 2542 - (Bognor Regis Town, FA Cup)
1996/97 27 629 401 - (Tonbridge Angels, Southern League Cup) 1813 - (Dagenham and Redbridge, FA Cup)
1997/98 25 397 254 - (Chelmsford City, Southern League Cup) 563 - (St Leonards Stamcroft, Southern League Premier Division)
1998/99 26 377 198 - (Erith and Belvedere, Kent Senior Cup) 704 - (Folkestone Invicta, Southern League Division One Eastern)
1999/00 25 390 252 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Senior Cup) 1235 - (Folkestone Invicta, Southern League Division One Eastern)
2000/01 25 250 108 - (Burnham, Southern League Division One Eastern) 369 - (Chelmsford City, Southern League Division One Eastern)
2001/02 25 252 150 - (Erith and Belvedere, Southern League Division One Eastern) 390 - (Hastings Town, Southern League Division One Eastern)
2002/03 23 269 149 - (Crawley Town, Southern League Cup) 389 - (Tonbridge Angels, Southern League Division One Eastern)
2003/04 25 284 102 - (Corby Town, Southern League Division One Eastern) 652 - (Folkestone Invicta, Southern League Division One Eastern)
2004/05 22 238 139 - (Sittingbourne, Kent Senior Cup) 1057 - (AFC Wimbledon, Isthmian Division One)
2005/06 25 206 93 - (Dulwich Hamlet, Isthmian Division One) 691 - (Dover Athletic, Isthmian Division One)
2006/07 27 229 65 - (Cray Wanderers, Isthmian League Cup) 811 - (Maidstone United, Isthmian Division One South)
2007/08 25 242 110 - (Burgess Hill Town, Isthmian League Cup) 855 - (Dover Athletic, Isthmian Division One South)
2008/09 23 306 99 - (Thamesmead Town, Isthmian League Cup) 734 - (Folkestone Invicta, Isthmian Division One South)
2009/10 23 157 61 - (Tilbury, Isthmian League Cup) 301 - (Folkestone Invicta, Isthmian Division One South)
2011/12 20 192 120 - (Sutton Athletic, Kent Invicta League) 281 - (Lydd Town, Kent Invicta League)
2012/13 18 179 123 - (Orpington, Kent Invicta League) 275 - (Phoenix Sports, Kent Invicta League)
2013/14 27 219 89 - (Canterbury City, Frank Norris Trophy) 347 - (Tunbridge Wells, Southern Counties East League)
2014/15 23 186 119 - (Erith Town, Southern Counties East League) 233 - (Deal Town, Southern Counties East League Challenge Cup)
2015/16 21 218 127 - (Erith and Belvedere, Southern Counties East League) 636 - (Dunston UTS, FA Vase)
2016/17 24 266 160 - (Corinthian, Southern Counties East League Premier Division) 807 - (Rochester United, Southern Counties East League Premier Division)
2017/18 25 268 142 - (Greenwich Borough, Isthmian League Cup) 478 - (Faversham Town, Isthmian Division One South)
2018/19 22 297 175 - (Haywards Heath Town, FA Trophy) 531 - (Hastings United, Isthmian Division One South)
2019/20 23 211 68 - (VCD Athletic, Kent Senior Cup) 358 - (Farnborough, FA Cup)
2020/21 6 255 202 - (Whyteleafe, Isthmian League South East Division) 320 - (East Grinstead Town, Isthmian League South East Division)
2021/22 7 301 149 - (Three Bridges, Isthmian League South East Division) 472 - (Chatham Town, FA Cup)
Top 5 Homes Games (All Time)
5500 Gillingham FA Cup 1960/61
5200 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1961/62
4778 Bromley Kent Senior Cup 1949/50
4500 Chelsea Friendly 1959/60
3836 Folkestone Town FA Cup 1959/60

Top 5 Attendances (All Time)
13900 Brentford(A) FA Cup 1959/60
12079 Swindon Town(A) FA Cup 1966/67
7590 Watford(A) FA Cup 1996/97
6539 Fulham(A) FA Cup 1994/95
5500 Gillingham(H) FA Cup 1960/61

Top 5 Attendances at Essella Park
5500 Gillingham FA Cup 1960/61
5200 Queens Park Rangers FA Cup 1961/62
4778 Bromley Kent Senior Cup 1949/50
4500 Chelsea Friendly 1959/60
3836 Folkestone Town FA Cup 1959/60

Top 5 Attendances at The Homelands
3363 Fulham FA Cup 1994/95
3214 West Ham United Friendly 1989/90
2800 Tottenham Hotspur Testimonial 1990/91
2542 Bognor Regis Town FA Cup 1995/96
2313 Charlton Athletic Friendly 1989/90

Top 5 Attendances at The Homelands (Competitive Games)
3363 Fulham FA Cup 1994/95
2542 Bognor Regis Town FA Cup 1995/96
2016 Aldershot Town FA Cup 1995/96
1813 Dagenham and Redbridge FA Cup 1996/97
1502 Dover Athletic Southern League Premier Division 1989/90

Top 5 Attendances at The Homelands (League Games)
1502 Dover Athletic - 1989/90
1235 Folkestone Invicta - 1999/00
1057 AFC Wimbledon - 2004/05
1056 Sittingbourne - 1992/93
1038 Tonbridge Angels - 1995/96

Top 5 HOME Attendances as Ashford United
1126 Gillingham Friendly 2011/12
807 Rochester United Southern Counties East League Premier Division 2016/17
636 Dunston UTS FA Vase 2015/16
531 Hastings United Isthmian Division One South 2018/19
478 Faversham Town Isthmian Division One South 2017/18

Top 5 HOME Attendances as Ashford United (Competitive only)
807 Rochester United Southern Counties East League Premier Division 2016/17
636 Dunston UTS FA Vase 2015/16
531 Hastings United Isthmian Division One South 2018/19
478 Faversham Town Isthmian Division One South 2017/18
472 Chatham Town FA Cup 2021/22