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Dover A.F.C. 1891-1900
1896-97 Season













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DOVER F.C. - SEASON 1896-97 - Kent League Division One, and East Kent League Division One.
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Attendance Scorers
5/9/96 Practice Match   H     (Details unknown) KENT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
12/9/96 Cameron Highlanders Friendly H(1) 8-1   Moorhouse 5,Field 3
19/9/96 Folkestone EKL 1 A 2-10   (Scorers unknown) SEASON 1896-97 - FINAL TABLE Dover's Results
26/9/96 Maidstone Church Institute KL 1 H(1) 9-3   Moorhouse 4,Enderson,Enfield,Watson 3     P W D L F A Pts H A
3/10/96 Ashford United KL 1 H(1) 3-2 1,000- Enfield, (unknown), Burgess 1 Woolwich Arsenal Res. 16 13 3 0 81 11 29 1-2 0-3
10/10/96 Cray Wanderers KL 1 A 2-0   Hamilton,Enfield 2 Folkestone 16 10 4 2 46 21 24 2-2 2-3
17/10/96 Sittingbourne KL 1 A 1-4   Swain 3 Sittingbourne 16 8 2 6 30 33 18 1-2 1-4
24/10/96 Ashford United EKL 1 A 2-1   Westoby 2 4 DOVER 16 7 3 6 36 30 15 XXXXX XXXXX
31/10/96 Maidstone Invicta KL 1 H 4-2   Enfield 2,Westoby 2 5 Ashford United 16 5 5 6 33 34 15 3-2 2-2
7/11/96 Ashford United KL 1 A 2-2   Fuller,Burgess 6 Faversham 16 5 4 7 35 43 14 6-2 2-0
14/11/96 Margate Friendly H 3-0   Enfield 3 7 Maidstone Invicta 16 4 5 7 29 40 13 4-2 1-1
21/11/96 Folkestone KL 1 H 2-2 1,800 Swain 2 8 Cray Wanderers 16 6 1 9 44 37 13 3-2 1-2
28/11/96 East Surrey Regiment Friendly H 1-1   Burgess 9 Maidstone Church Institute 16 0 1 15 8 84 1 9-3 1-0
5/12/96 Woolwich Arsenal Res. KL 1 A 0-3   -
12/12/96 Greenhithe Friendly H 0-3   -
19/12/96 Folkestone EKL 1 H 1-2   Swain EAST KENT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
26/12/96 3rd.Battalion King's Royal Rifles Friendly H 4-1   Burgess,Buckwright,Campbell,Enfield
2/1/97 Provisional Battalion Friendly H 5-2   Cotton 2,Moorhouse,Buckwright,Enderson SEASON 1896-97 - FINAL TABLE Dover's Results
9/1/97 Folkestone KL 1 A 2-3   Cotton,Bailey     P W D L F A Pts H A
16/1/97 East Surrey Regiment Friendly H 3-2   Swain,Dane,Duggan 1 Folkestone 8 7 1 0 27 9 15 1-2 2-10
30/1/97 Provisional Battalion Friendly H 8-1   Ramsey 4, (others unknown) 2 Faversham 8 4 1 3 21 15 9 3-5 3-5
6/2/97 Margate Friendly A 2-1   Swain 2 3 Sittingbourne 8 3 2 3 16 12 8 1-1 0-2
13/2/97 Maidstone Church Institute KL 1 A 1-0   Swain 4 Ashford United 8 2 1 5 15 23 5 1-4 2-1
20/2/97 Ashford United EKL 1 H 1-4   Hobday(og) 5 DOVER 8 1 1 6 13 27 3 XXXXX XXXXX
27/2/97 Maidstone Invicta KL 1 A 1-1   Gregory
6/3/97 Sittingbourne KL 1 H 1-2   McCreath
13/3/97 Faversham KL 1 A 1-2 1,000- Swain
17/3/97 Sittingbourne EKL 1 A 0-2   - EAST KENT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO - SEASON 1896-97 Dover's results
20/3/97 Sittingbourne EKL 1 H 1-1   Moorhouse H A
24/3/97 Faversham KL 1 H 3-2 500 Enfield,Cotton,"Springy"(2) 1 Faversham 'A' 8 4 3 1 22 16 11 4-2 2-2
27/3/97 Woolwich Arsenal Res. KL 1 H 1-2   Campbell 2 Folkestone 'A' 8 5 0 3 23 16 10   0-7
31/3/97 Folkestone Friendly(?) A 2-5   (Scorers unknown) 3 Ashford United 'A' 8 4 1 3 18 12 9 1-0 0-4
3/4/97 Cray Wanderers KL 1 H 6-2   Enderson,Swain 2,Moorhouse 2,Gregory 4 DOVER'A' 8 2 2 4 11 14 6 XXXXX XXXXX
7/4/97 Faversham EKL 1 A 3-5   (Scorers unknown) 5 Dover Star 8 1 2 5 14 24 4 1-1 3-4
16/4/97 Civil Service Friendly H 7-0   Toone 3,Swain 2,Campbell 2
17/4/97 Greenhithe Friendly H 2-1   Enfield,Andrews
19/4/97 Hammersmith Athletic Friendly H 3-2 400 Ayling,Mahoney,Gregory
24/4/97 Faversham EKL 1 H 3-5   Enfield 2,Swain
28/4/97 Amalgamated Junior Clubs Benefit H   (3) (Result unknown)
(1) Matches played at the "Cricket Meadow" - at Crabble before present bottom pitch was laid out.
(2) Third goal awarded to "Springy". (Unknown player's nickname.)
(3) Benefit Match for Mr.G.Mercer, groundsman of The Danes. Admission to this match was 3d.
Home matches this season were played at The Danes.