Irchester United: Club Profile

From a small village in Northamptonshire, Irchester United were one of our very first opponents in senior football. The Romans, at the time, were actually called Irchester Eastfield; changing the name in 1980 after an apparent merger with Wellingborough Eastfield. It wasn’t until 1990 after we’d long since gone our two different ways that they went back to calling themselves United.

We’d also say that our 1981-2 United Counties League Cup Quarter Final loss after a replay is the first of many penalty shoot-out failures. It seems harsh. But we feel true. Anyway, after two 1-1 draws, the Romans went through; the shoot-out ending 4-3.


The Facts

Irchester United: Record vs Boro'


* league points only

Irchester United: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Wednesday 24 February 1982

Saturday 20 February 1982

Saturday 03 January 1981

Tuesday 19 August 1980


Players For Us... and Them

No Players

Irchester United Ground Information

Irchester United Travel Information – Distance: 49 miles

Take a trip north on the A1(M) and A1 until you reach the exit for the B1048 and B645 (St Neots/Kimbolton). Here, you’ll need to turn left and take the B645 towards Higham Ferrers; staying with this road for nearly 16 miles.

At a roundabout, take the third exit onto the A6 for nearly a mile, before taking the second exit at the next roundabout for the A45.

You’ll cross a railway bridge after around four miles, for which you’ll need to be aware as the next left – Chester Road – is what you want. Continue down onto High Street, before turning right onto the B569. After 0.3 miles, turn right into Alfred Street.

Tools: AA Route Planner | Highways Agency

The modest car park at the ground might be a bit tight, but always worth a quick look before resorting to street parking.

A railway line might well skirt around the eastern fringe of Irchsester, and there may well be a Station Road in the village. But these count for nothing, sadly.

Tools: National Rail | TfL Journey Planner