Worst football team in Britain ends 40-game losing streak (with a 1-1 draw)

By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 12:26 AM on 12th April 2010


It may not be up there with winning the world cup, but the result was just as sweet.

A 1-1 draw means non-league AFC Aldermaston have ended the worst run in British football history.

The part-timers had endured a 40-game losing streak lasting 11 months.

But they finally secured their first point of the season after holding Warminster Town to a draw on Saturday.

AFC Aldermaston

Off the ball: Non-league AFC Aldermaston are officially the worst team in Britain

Aldermaston, bottom of the Wessex League Division One - nine levels below the Premier League - conceded more than 150 goals during their losing streak.

Manager Adie Heath took over five weeks ago after previous longsuffering boss Carl Griffiths quit.

The 28-year-old said: 'It is the record no team would want but I suppose it has given the club a bit of attention. We will all be glad to see the back of this season and start again in the summer.

Aldermaston

Aldermaston, seen here playing Dorset team Verwood (in red), have broken their bad run

'Morale has been good. We just hope we can turn it around and have a good end to the season.'

The team had lost the last 40 games they played

The team had lost the last 40 games they played

Aldermaston are unable to pay their players and lost ten first team members to rivals Tadley in the summer.

Snow also rendered their Berkshire training ground and pitch unplayable for over a month.

Aldermaston will play next season in the Hampshire Puma League after also becoming the first team in the country to be relegated.

Wessex League chairman Bob Purkiss said: 'I have been involved in football for more than three decades now and have never come across anything like it.'

Derby County hold the record for the worst Premier League season when they finished bottom in 2008 with just one win and 11 points.


 

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