Club Background

There was an Aveley club from 1927 playing in local leagues. Was it the same one as now? The official history lays claim but obliquely concedes the club was “reformed” after the Second World War – “reformed” covers a lot of potentially different circumstances. In practical terms it became a Senior football club in 1949 upon joining the London League. That season it also moved into Mill Field.

In 1957 it switched to the Delphian League, and when that folded in 1963 moved on again into the Athenian League. 1970-71 was the club’s most successful season to that point, reaching the FA Cup Proper for the first time, knocked out in Round One by Yeovil Town, and as Champions of Athenian League Division One promoted to the Premier Division.

The massive restructuring of lower league football in the early Seventies with the ending of the division between Amateur and (Semi-) Professional status saw the Millers join the Isthmian League in 1973. There it remained, with a handful of promotions and relegations, until 2004 when it moved to the Southern League Division One East. Two seasons of struggle followed and it left, returning to the Isthmian.

There it remained until 2021-23 saw a double promotion, up from Division One North as Champions and then up again from the Premier Division through the play-offs, defeating Canvey Island and then Hornchurch, to become rather unexpected members of National League South.

In 2017 the Millers left Mill Field and moved into its brand new home of Parkside which cost £4.8 million.

We’ve Met Before

Previous Results for Yeovil Town First Team vs Aveley

11/21/1970 Home FAC1 W 1-0 Clancy
07/10/2023 Home NLS W 3-1 2793 Murphy 13, 32, Young 17
04/03/2024 Away NLS D 0-0 688

Results Summary For Yeovil Town First Team vs Aveley

Home Away Overall
2 0 0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 4 1


Club Statistics


30/12/2023 Dover Athletic Home NLS W 2-1 568 Odelusi 47, Ogunrinde 90+6
06/01/2024 Welling United Away NLS W 3-1 736 Kyei 11, Hernandez 15, Hughes 45+2
13/01/2024 AFC Fylde Home FAT4 W 1-0 319 Kyei 45
20/01/2014 Chippenham Town Home NLS D 2-2 401 Odelusi 19, Hughes 68
23/01/2024 Eastbourne Borough Away NLS W 2-1 995 Krasniqi 45+1, Odelusi 63
27/02/2024 Taunton Town Away NLS D 2-2 766 Ogunrinde 71, Odelusi 78
03/02/2034 Worthing Home NLS L 0-3 504
10/02/2024 Bromley Away FAT5 L 0-2 1311
17/02/2024 Hampton & Richmond Borough Away NLS W 1-0 696 Hughes 72
19/02/2024 Maidstone United Home NLS W 3-0 709 Coleman 56, Hughes 86
24/02/2024 Torquay United Away NLS D 2-2 3642 Odelusi  45+2 (pen), Vaz 51
02/03/2024 Chelmsford City Away NLS L 0-2 1037
04/03/2024 Yeovil Town Home NLS


Highest League Attendance: 727
Lowest League Attendance: 347
Average League Attendance: 479


Games Without A Win: 2 Games Without A Home Win: 0
Games Without An Away Win: 2 Games Without Defeat: 0
Games Without A Home Defeat: 1 Games Without An Away Defeat: 0
Games Without A Draw: 1 Games Without A Score Draw: 1
Games Without A No-Score Draw: 36 Games Without Scoring: 1
Games Without Conceding: 0 Home Results Sequence: WDLWL
Away Results Sequence: WWDWD Overall Results Sequence: WWDWDLWWDL


Club Information

Address : Parkside, Park Lane, Aveley, Essex, RM15 4PX.

(click for map)

Telephone Number : 07946 438540
Email : none found

Chairman : Graham Gennings
CEO : Craig Johnson
Club Secretary : Lewis Pack
Team Manager : Danny Scopes

Capacity : 3,500
Seated : 424
Covered Terrace : limited bits have cover
Surface : artificial
Record Attendance : (at Parkside) 919 v Barnet, FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round, 14/10/2023

Colours : shirt mid-blue with horizontal white bands on front, shorts mid-blue, socks mid-blue
Nickname : The Millers
Programme : £2.00


When the fixture that had been rearranged for Monday 12th of February was cancelled by Aveley they stated it was because work needed to be done on the ground so the match could be segregated. However, rightly or wrongly, Yeovil Town OS is saying the rearrangement of the rearrangement for Monday 4th March is not being segregated – make of that what you will. Tickets can be bought through the online ticketing portal HERE (note there is a booking fee).

Online Prices :

Adult: £15.00 (+ £1.00 processing fee)
Concession (Senior and 16-21): £10.00 (+ £0.75 processing fee)
Under 16: £5.00 (+ £0.50 processing fee)


No information at all provided by our hosts though one might presume that, given the stadium was build in 2017, disabled friendly features were an intrinsic part of the design.

Official Away Travel

The Green & White Supporters’ Club is running away travel to Aveley on Monday 4th March, 7.45 p.m. kick-off.

Details are as follows:

Members: Adult £29; Concession £27
Non-Members: Adult £32; Concession £30
Coach departs Huish Park: 1.30 p.m.

To book, call Paul Hadlow on 07736 044570 (after 6.00 p.m. please) or email him on

If you are getting in touch by email, please make it clear which match you are booking for and that you give your full name, the names of people that are travelling and a contact telephone number.

You may be asked to pay a £5 deposit to reserve your seat.

Directions To The Ground


Aveley is right on the very edge of Greater London just inside the unitary authority of Thurrock which was carved out of the County of Essex in 1998. Sitting in amongst the ghastly swathe of horribleness that is the mixture of wasteland and deadbeat settlements along the Greater London / Essex border, Aveley fits right in.  It is a place of no discernible merit whatsoever with a population of just under 10,000.

By Road

From Huish Park to Parkside is around 160 miles. It’s another of our trips this season where there’s not much difference in mileage whichever way one chooses to circumnavigate the M25. In this case anticlockwise is a little shorter but has the disadvantage of tolls to cross the Thames.

If approaching from the North exit the M25 at Junction 30; from the South it’s Junction 31. From whichever you need to get onto Ship Lane which takes you into Aveley. At the roundabout at the end of Ship Lane take the second exit to go eastwards along the High Street. Keep straight on as the High Street becomes Stifford Road.

At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Lance Corporal Nicky Mason Way (B1335). After a third of a mile at the next roundabout take the third exit onto Park Lane. Parkside and its car park are almost immediately to you right.


The car park at the stadium has around 220 spaces and is on a first come first served basis.

By Rail

Believe it or not Aveley manages to be (almost) in London but not have a railway station. Not only does it not have one but the nearest are basically three (+) miles away. For those with no alternative but to train it the alighting options are:
Ockendon (2.8 miles), Purfleet (2.8 miles), Chafford Hundred (3.2 miles – there’s a potentially slightly shorter route but that would rely on some sections of restricted access/private road) and Rainham (3.6 miles) – these distances are walking, bus routes where existing or taxis are likely to be longer. All these stations are served by c2c with trains running out of  London Fenchurch Street and a few out of London Liverpool Street (but the latter only at weekends). All these stations generally have two services an hour outside of peak commuter times with journey times roughly plus or minus half an hour depending how far out they are from Fenchurch Street.

By Bus

All the (very limited) bus services in Aveley appear to stop running late afternoon / very early evening except the No. 372 operated by Stagecoach London and that doesn’t go nearer the ground than the High Street 15 minutes walk away.

By Taxi

There don’t appear to be any taxi companies in Aveley itself but some local(ish) firms can be found here.

Web Resources

Web Sites

Aveley Football Club – very basic Official Site with little useful information and none for away fans.

Social Media

@AveleyFC – Official Twitter account.

Local Press

The Thurrock Gazette has a section that claims to cover Aveley FC but couldn’t find a single item in it about the club.

Food & Drink


As far as can see there are only four pubs in the town: two in the centre, The Old Ship Inn (which according to CAMRA doesn’t open on a Monday!) and The Top House (below); the third, Park Tavern, is a smidgeon under a mile (20 minutes walk) North-West of the stadium in a housing estate; past the Park Tavern and at the very northernmost tip of Aveley is Sir Henry’s (around 25 minutes walk from the ground) which classifies itself as a Restaurant & Bar rather than a pub. (The Crown & Anchor in the High Street, still marked on Google Maps, has been closed and boarded up since September 2023.)

Club Bar

There’s two bars in the main stand area and an additional outside bar next to one of the goals.

Local Pubs

Top House: In central Aveley 0.7 of a mile (so around 15 minutes walk) from the stadium. No sign it does food. Multinational industrial keg only. Pool table, darts, jukebox, Sports TV, car park. Opens from noon – 11.00 p.m. every day except Sunday when closes at 10.30 p.m.
The Top House, 14 The Rowans, Purfleet Road, Aveley, Essex, RM15 4DL. Tel: 01708 864614. Map: Top House.

Likelihood the Natives Will Understand You: Don’t care.

Top-Tip: Aveley on a Monday night, jeez let’s just get out of this gawd-awful division.

Local Amenities: none.

A mammoth.

Other Points Of Interest: The most complete mammoth remains discovered in the UK were unearthed in Aveley. In the 200,000 years since mistakenly stumbling into the place and instantly deciding death was its preferred option Aveley has only gotten worse.

[No responsibility is taken for any inaccuracies. This page is entirely the product of bias and prejudice. ]