On The Road With The Blues – Market Drayton Town


Brief History

The club was formed in 1969 as Little Drayton Rangers with the current name being adopted in 2003. They are known as the Gingerbread Men as the town is famous for making the delicacy

Shropshire County – 1969-98, Champions 1992
West Midlands Regional – 1998-2006, Champions 2006
Midland Alliance – 2006-2009, Champions 2009
Northern Premier 2009 to Date – Best 11th Div 1S 2016

Last Six Matches






Fixtures have meant that Market Drayton have only played three times at home this season. Victories have been recorded over Newcastle and Droylsden but they were defeated by Haughmond in the FA Cup. The Gingerbread Men are currently in twelfth position and three points behind Leek having played the same number of games.

Goal Scorers

4 Knowles 3 Martin 2 Ballard
1 Beddow, Broadburn, Russell, Wells, Walker

The Ground

Market Drayton play at
Market Drayton

Distance from Harrison Park – 30 miles

The ground was built in 1989 and like many clubs at this level is part of a complex that also houses Market Drayton’s Rugby Union and Tennis clubs. There is parking for 100 cars. Covered seating can be found next to the changing rooms with covered standing and uncovered seating to the right as you enter.

Average attendance this season is 125

Time to Spare?

• Nearby Blore Heath was the site of a battle in the War of the Roses. Audley’s Cross marks the spot where James Touchet, Lord Audley was killed.
• Robert Clive (Clive of India) was born in the town and attended the Grammar School that was housed in St Mary’s Hall near to the Parish Church
• British Fascist leader Oswald Mosley attended school at what is now Beechtree House in Shropshire Street
• The Buttercross in Market Square is topped by a bell that can be rung in event of a fire
• And don’t forget to pick up a piece of locally made gingerbread.



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