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Dover A.F.C. 1891-1900
1897-98 Season













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DOVER F.C. - SEASON 1897-98 - Kent League Division One, and East Kent League Division One.
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Gate Scorers
4/9/97 Local Clubs XI Friendly H     (Details unknown) KENT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
11/9/97 Swanscombe KL 1 H 0-2   -
18/9/97 Metropolitan Railway (Willesden) FAC A 0-2   - SEASON 1897-98 - FINAL TABLE Dover's Results
25/9/97 Royal Artillery Friendly H 10-0   Campbell,Enfield,McLeod 4,Shillinglaw 2,Swain,McGregor     P W D L F A Pts H A
2/10/97 Ashford United KL 1 H 6-1   Enfield,Souttar,McLeod 3,Swain 1 Swanscombe 14 10 2 2 31 12 22 0-2 0-4
16/10/97 Sittingbourne KL 1 H 1-1   Swain 2 Maidstone Utd 14 8 1 5 34 22 17 0-1 0-3
23/10/97 Maidstone United KL 1 A     (Dover refused to play due to typhoid outbreak in Maidstone.) 3 Sittingbourne 14 6 4 4 30 23 16 1-1 2-2
30/10/97 Ashford United KL 1 A 2-2   Campbell,McLeod 4 Ashford Utd 14 6 3 5 27 28 15 6-1 2-2
6/11/97 Cinque Port Amateurs Friendly H 5-0   Enfield,(others unknown) 5 Dover 14 3 6 5 22 23 12 XXXXX XXXXX
13/11/97 Faversham EKL 1 H 4-1   Swain,Souttar 2,Wickham 6 Faversham 14 3 6 5 25 31 12 1-1 1-1
20/11/97 Maidstone United EKL 1 A 0-2   - 7 Cray Wanderers 14 3 3 8 26 36 9 1-1 4-2
27/11/97 Folkestone KL 1 A 0-2   - 8 Folkestone 14 3 3 8 15 29 9 3-2 0-2
4/12/97 3rd.Hussars Friendly H 5-0   Fairhead 2,Wickham 2,Reader
11/12/97 Seaforth Highlanders Friendly H 7-1   Wickham,Swain,(others unknown)
18/12/97 Ashford United EKL 1 H 8-0   Enfield 3,Swain,Wickham 2,Fairhead,Skeates(og) EAST KENT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE
25/12/97 Seaforth Highlanders Friendly H 2-1   Swain,Hammond
26/12/97 Royal Artillery Friendly H 2-2   Campbell,Fairhead SEASON 1897-98 - FINAL TABLE Dover's Results
1/1/98 Folkestone KL 1 H 3-2 1,500 Swain 2,Drummond     P W D L F A Pts H A
8/1/98 Folkestone EKL 1 A 1-1   Campbell 1 Maidstone United 8 6 2 0 28 10 14 1-1 0-2
22/1/98 Faversham KL 1 A 1-1 600 (scorer unknown) 2 DOVER 7 2 3 2 15 8 7 XXXXX XXXXX
29/1/98 Northfleet United KSC H 1-2 (1) Wickham 3 Ashford United 8 2 3 3 18 23 7 8-0 1-3
5/2/98 Cray Wanderers KL 1 H 1-1   McGregor 4 Folkestone** 8 1 6 1 8 12 6 0-0 1-1
12/2/98 Ashford United EKL 1 A 1-3 600 Fairhead  5 Faversham 7 0 2 5 11 18 2 4-1 Not played
16/2/98 Folkestone SCC A 2-3 (2) (scorers unknown)   ** Folkestone deducted two points for playing ineligible player.
19/2/98 Sheppey United KSC A 0-2 (3) -
26/2/98 Maidstone United KL 1 A 0-3   -
5/3/98 Sittingbourne KL 1 A 2-2   Harrison 2 KENT LEAGUE DIVISION II - SEASON 1897-98 Dover's results
12/3/98 Cinque Port Amateurs Friendly H 10-1   Enfield 2,Wickham 2,Harrison,Campbell,Swain,McGregor,2 own goals H A
16/3/98 Seaforth Highlanders Friendly H 4-2   Alderson,Wickham,Campbell 2 1 Sittingbourne 'A' 12 10 1 1 39 8 21 1-5 ?
19/3/98 Swanscombe KL 1 A 0-4   - 2 Sheppey United 'A' 12 8 0 4 52 17 16 4-3 ?
23/3/98 Maidstone United EKL 1 H 1-1 200 Swain 3 Faversham 'A' 12 6 3 3 33 26 15 4-2 1-9
2/4/98 Cray Wanderers KL 1 A 4-2   Campbell,Drummond,Wickham,Hamilton 4 Folkestone 'A' 12 4 2 6 32 21 10 0-5 ?
9/4/98 Maidstone United KL 1 H 0-1   - 5 New Brompton Excelsior 10 2 4 4 13 24 8 7-3 ?
11/4/98 West Ham Garfield Friendly H 4-0   Harrison,Armstrong 2,Wickham 6 Dover 'A' 8 2 0 6 12 38 4 XXXXX XXXXX
16/4/98 Faversham KL 1 H 1-1   Drummond(pen) 7 Herne Bay 10 2 0 8 6 45 4 ? 1-2*
23/4/98 Folkestone EKL 1 H 0-0   - * Abandoned due to bad light - Dover's train was delayed.
30/4/98 Faversham EKL 1 A     (Match cancelled - Faversham's ground closed.)
(1) Record receipts for a Dover home match. Northfleet played two ineligible players - Dover progressed to next round.
(2) Sevenoaks Charity Cup match EAST KENT LEAGUE DIVISION II - SEASON 1897-98 Dover's Results
(3) Crabble closed for three weeks starting 19/2/98 due to crowd trouble after Northfleet match. This match switched to Sheerness. H A
1 South Ashford Invicta 14 14 0 0 64 16 28 0-1 Not played
2 Folkestone 'A' 11 8 0 3 41 21 16 4-1 0-7
3 Ashford Park Rovers 14 7 1 6 28 31 15 1-2 0-2
4 Faversham 'A' 14 6 1 7 33 38 13 3-2 1-4
5 Dover 'A' 13 6 1 6 23 32 13 XXXXX XXXXX
6 Maidstone 'A' 12 6 0 6 27 22 12 4-1 0-9
7 Whitstable 13 2 1 10 15 62 5 5-2 2-1
8 Dover Star 13 1 2 10 11 27 4 2-2 2-1