Wolverton Town

Club Profile

First Played: 1981-2

Win Rate: 90% (from 10 games)

Last Updated: 04 June 2023

Wolverton Town aren’t one of our bogey teams, that’s for sure; Boro’ coming out on top in all but one of our 10 meetings. And that ‘dud’ was, in fact, a 2-2 draw during our first-ever season in the Isthmian League. The Wolves first played us in the United Counties League; departing in 1982 for the London Spartan League Senior Division and then in 1983 for the Athenian League. But we were reunited once again for that 1984-5 campaign.

After promotion into Division One one year after us, we both had a 1987-8 to forget. For us, the Wolves were the side that made us look good. Both of us were relegated; them as the bottom club with a goal difference of -101. They left the Isthmian League that summer – but we don’t know to where. All we do know is that it seems as if they lasted until 1992. A new club formed in 2004. It looks, however, to have gone the same way as the old.


Wolverton Town: The Facts

Who are Wolverton Town FC?

A couple of quick facts about Wolverton Town before we go. Well, “facts” from Wikipedia. It’s thought that Wolverton Park (their old home ground) was home to the oldest football stand in the UK until 2007. It’s all now part of a housing scheme, however. And, with their name changes over the years, they once laid claim to the longest name in English football. How about trying to read Newport Pagnell & Wolverton London & North Western Railway Amalgamated Association Football Club on the classified results…

The club originally formed in 1887, which is a long time before Milton Keynes became what it is today. Over the years, they’ve had several different variations of names to reflect who they supposedly represented. At the heart of it all, to be fair, was Wolverton. Anyway, they joined and left the Northamptonshire League on a number of occasions during the early part of the 20th century. It wasn’t until 1962 when they joined for the fourth time that it seemed to stick.

The Northamptonshire League, as long-time readers will know, became the United Counties League. After re-entering the competition in 1962, they spent the next 20 years being part of it; taking them up to a time when Boro’ entered the fray. One season in the London Spartan League Senior Division and another in the Athenian League would act as a buffer between their time in the UCL and a step up to the Isthmian League in 1984. Like Boro’ and a number of others, the club benefited from the Isthmian’s expansion at the time.

There were a few name changes in the late 1980s into the early 1990s; the 1988-9 campaign seeing them step out as Wolverton Town (MK)… and getting relegated from the Isthmian League. ‘MK’ being the end of their name became ‘Milton Keynes’ at the front of it as they entered the South Midlands League. But that’s another one-season thing; dropping the ‘Milton Keynes’ and the ‘Town’ to become plain old Wolverton for their last hurrah. After one full season under their latest name change, they folded during the second.

Wolverton Town: Record vs Boro'

Pl W D L F A GD Pts* WR%
Overall 10 9 1 0 28 5 23 28 90%
Home 6 6 0 0 18 2 16 18 100%
Away 4 3 1 0 10 3 7 10 75%
League 10 9 1 0 28 5 23 28 90%
Cup 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a 0%

* league points only

Wolverton Town: Result-by-Result (Boro' Scoring First)

Saturday 15 April 1989

Saturday 12 November 1988

Saturday 19 March 1988

Monday 28 September 1987

Saturday 28 December 1985

Tuesday 03 December 1985

Saturday 13 April 1985

Monday 24 December 1984

Tuesday 13 April 1982

Saturday 14 November 1981

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