Nuts and Bolts Archive

Season matches Average Attendance Lowest Attendance Highest Attendance
1930/31 2 700 600 - (Margate, Kent League Division 1) 800 - (Dover United, Kent League Division 1)
1931/32 3 1464 1000 - (Dover United, Kent League Division 1) 2000 - (Sittingbourne, Kent League Division 1)
1932/33 1 1000 1000 - (Sittingbourne, Kent League Division 1) 1000 - (Sittingbourne, Kent League Division 1)
1933/34 1 700 700 - (Sittingbourne, Kent League Division 1) 700 - (Sittingbourne, Kent League Division 1)
1936/37 2 1350 700 - (Aylesford PM, Kent League Division 1) 2000 - (Canterbury Waverly, Kent League Division 1)
1937/38 2 1800 1600 - (Dover, FA Cup) 2000 - (Canterbury Waverly, Kent League Division 1)
1938/39 2 2552 2359 - (Canterbury Waverly, FA Cup) 2744 - (Gillingham Reserves, Kent Senior Cup)
1946/47 9 1401 738 - (Lloyds PM, Kent League Division 1) 2650 - (Gravesend and Northfleet, FA Cup)
1947/48 8 1431 1049 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent League Division 1) 2000 - (Dover, Kent League Division 1)
1948/49 12 1777 1117 - (Sheppey United, Kent League Division 1) 2632 - (Chatham Town, Kent League Division 1)
1949/50 11 1937 1200 - (Sittingbourne, Kent League Division 1) 4778 - (Bromley, Kent Senior Cup)
1950/51 6 1807 1055 - (Dartford, Kent Senior Cup) 2468 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent League Division 1)
1951/52 16 2160 500 - (Sheppey United, Kent League Division 1) 4240 - (Tonbridge, FA Cup)
1952/53 17 2007 1100 - (Chatham Town, Kent League Division 1) 4618 - (Hastings United, FA Cup)
1953/54 12 1620 423 - (Tunbridge Wells, Kent League Division 1) 3517 - (Folkestone, Kent League Division 1)
1954/55 12 2051 600 - (Whitstable Town, Kent Senior Cup) 4500 - (Folkestone, Kent League Division 1)
1955/56 11 1475 659 - (Faversham Town, Kent League Division 1) 2718 - (Ramsgate Athletic, FA Cup)
1956/57 8 1316 672 - (Deal Town, Kent Senior Cup) 1908 - (Canterbury City, FA Cup)
1957/58 6 1173 508 - (Deal Town, Kent League Division 1) 2046 - (Margate, Kent League Division 1)
1958/59 15 2185 1114 - (Whitstable Town, Kent League Division 1) 6525 - (Crystal Palace, FA Cup)
1959/60 25 1641 700 - (Corby Town, Southern League Division One) 3836 - (Folkestone Town, FA Cup)
1960/61 28 1416 622 - (Tunbridge Wells United, Southern League Division One) 5500 - (Gillingham, FA Cup)
1961/62 31 1410 544 - (Burton Albion, Southern League Division One) 5200 - (Queens Park Rangers, FA Cup)
1962/63 23 794 405 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1429 - (Margate, Southern League Division One)
1963/64 29 815 400 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1931 - (Folkestone Town, Southern League Division One)
1964/65 34 518 225 - (Kettering Town, Southern League Division One) 1196 - (Wimbledon, Southern League Division One)
1965/66 36 582 224 - (Hillingdon Borough, Southern League Division One) 2875 - (Hastings United, Southern League Cup)
1966/67 35 1023 406 - (Canterbury City, Kent Floodlight Cup) 2776 - (Cambridge City, FA Cup)
1967/68 34 635 163 - (Erith and Belvedere, Kent Floodlight Cup) 995 - (Margate, Southern League Cup)
1968/69 35 654 280 - (Canterbury City, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1653 - (Canterbury City, FA Cup)
1969/70 35 969 250 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Senior Shield) 2596 - (Walton and Hersham, FA Cup)
1970/71 32 723 275 - (Margate, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1374 - (Hereford United, Southern League Premier Division)
1971/72 28 458 89 - (Canterbury City, Kent Floodlight Cup) 1853 - (Dover, FA Cup)
1972/73 33 613 253 - (Hazebrouk, Cross Channel Football League) 1162 - (Tonbridge, Southern League Division One South)
1973/74 28 485 240 - (Metropolitan Police, Southern League Division One South) 1668 - (Maidstone United, FA Cup)
1974/75 36 434 75 - (Dover, Kent Messenger Trophy) 2623 - (Walsall, FA Cup)
1975/76 26 210 39 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Messenger Trophy) 482 - (Dartford, Southern League Division One South)
1976/77 22 294 177 - (Guildford City, Southern League Division One South) 592 - (Hastings United, FA Cup)
1977/78 22 279 131 - (Ramsgate Athletic, Kent Senior Shield) 653 - (Folkestone and Shepway, Southern League Division One South)
1978/79 20 179 99 - (Basingstoke Town, Southern League Division One South) 395 - (Folkestone and Shepway, Southern League Division One South)
1979/80 24 234 148 - (Salisbury, Southern League Southern Division) 470 - (Hastings United, Southern League Southern Division)
1980/81 26 231 119 - (Poole Town, Southern League Southern Division) 380 - (Dover, Kent Senior Cup)
1981/82 18 215 127 - (Poole Town, Southern League Southern Division) 472 - (Gravesend and Northfleet, Kent Senior Cup)
1982/83 15 204 103 - (Salisbury, Southern League Southern Division) 618 - (Maidstone United, Kent Senior Cup)
1983/84 17 250 111 - (Woodford Town, Southern League Southern Division) 653 - (Maidstone United, Kent Senior Cup)
1984/85 8 190 133 - (Cambridge City, Southern League Southern Division) 230 - (Basingstoke Town, Southern League Southern Division)
1985/86 23 195 91 - (Erith and Belvedere, 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 25 252 115 - (Fareham Town, Southern League Premier Division) 1239 - (Dover Athletic, Southern League Premier Division)
1989/90 30 437 161 - (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 31 371 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 Invicta, Eastern Floodlight Cup) 3363 - (Fulham, FA Cup)
1995/96 34 616 141 - (Canterbury City, Frank Norris Trophy) 2542 - (Bognor Regis Town, FA Cup)
1996/97 31 573 167 - (Hythe Town, Eastern Floodlight 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 24 264 149 - (Erith and Belvedere, Kent Senior 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 28 229 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 24 154 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 25 432 82 - (Whitstable Town, Kent Senior Cup) 1865 - (Herne Bay, Isthmian League South East Division - PO FINAL)
2022/23 24 310 152 - (AFC Sudbury, FA Trophy) 495 - (Chatham Town, Isthmian League South East Division)
2023/24 24 298 90 - (Binfield, FA Trophy) 478 - (Sheppey United, Isthmian League South East Division)
Top 5 Homes Games (All Time)

6525 v Crystal Palace (FA Cup) - 1958/59

5500 v Gillingham (FA Cup) - 1960/61

5200 v Queens Park Rangers (FA Cup) - 1961/62

4778 v Bromley (Kent Senior Cup) - 1949/50

4618 v Hastings United (FA Cup) - 1952/53

Top 5 Attendances (All Time)

13900 v Brentford(A) (FA Cup) - 1959/60

12079 v Swindon Town(A) (FA Cup) - 1966/67

7590 v Watford(A) (FA Cup) - 1996/97

6539 v Fulham(A) (FA Cup) - 1994/95

6525 v Crystal Palace(H) (FA Cup) - 1958/59

Top 5 Attendances at Essella Park

6525 v Crystal Palace (FA Cup) - 1958/59

5500 v Gillingham (FA Cup) - 1960/61

5200 v Queens Park Rangers (FA Cup) - 1961/62

4778 v Bromley (Kent Senior Cup) - 1949/50

4618 v Hastings United (FA Cup) - 1952/53

Top 5 Attendances at The Homelands

3363 v Fulham (FA Cup) - 1994/95

3214 v West Ham United (Friendly) - 1989/90

2800 v Tottenham Hotspur (Testimonial) - 1990/91

2542 v Bognor Regis Town (FA Cup) - 1995/96

2313 v Charlton Athletic (Friendly) - 1989/90

Top 5 Attendances at The Homelands (Competitive Games)

3363 v Fulham (FA Cup) - 1994/95

2542 v Bognor Regis Town (FA Cup) - 1995/96

2016 v Aldershot Town (FA Cup) - 1995/96

1865 v Herne Bay (Isthmian League South East Division - PO FINAL) - 2021/22

1813 v Dagenham and Redbridge (FA Cup) - 1996/97

Top 5 Attendances at The Homelands (League Games)

1865 v Herne Bay (Isthmian League South East Division - PO FINAL) - 2021/22

1502 v Dover Athletic (Southern League Premier Division) - 1989/90

1235 v Folkestone Invicta (Southern League Division One Eastern) - 1999/00

1134 v Hastings United (Isthmian League South East Division) - 2021/22

1057 v AFC Wimbledon (Isthmian Division One) - 2004/05

Top 5 HOME Attendances as Ashford United

1865 v Herne Bay (Isthmian League South East Division - PO FINAL) - 2021/22

1134 v Hastings United (Isthmian League South East Division) - 2021/22

1126 v Gillingham (Friendly) - 2011/12

807 v Rochester United (Southern Counties East League Premier Division) - 2016/17

753 v Cray Valley PM (Isthmian League South East Division - PO SF) - 2021/22

Top 5 HOME Attendances as Ashford United (Competitive only)

1865 v Herne Bay (Isthmian League South East Division - PO FINAL) - 2021/22

1134 v Hastings United (Isthmian League South East Division) - 2021/22

807 v Rochester United (Southern Counties East League Premier Division) - 2016/17

753 v Cray Valley PM (Isthmian League South East Division - PO SF) - 2021/22

636 v Dunston UTS (FA Vase) - 2015/16