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Kent League - History and Results 1946-59

1947-48 Season













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The first season of the new Dover Football Club, now with professional players.
















Dover F.C. Statistics 1947-48                          
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Attendance Scorers                        
23-Aug-47 Trial Match - H   1,000+ (Unknown)   DOVER FOOTBALL CLUB  
30-Aug-47 Aylesford P.M. KL 1 H 2-4 2,700 Collins,Carter   KENT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE  
06-Sep-47 Canterbury City KL 1 A 1-2 2,000 Collins   SEASON 1947-48 Dover's Results  
13-Sep-47 Chatham Town KL 1 H 2-1 2,500 Simpkins,Durrant       P W D L F A Pts H A  
20-Sep-47 Gravesend & Northfleet FAC Pre H 1-5 3,000+ Aicken(pen)   1 Margate 34 24 1 9 103 44 49 1-4 0-3  
27-Sep-47 Maidstone United KL 1 H 1-1 3,000+ Simpkins   2 Folkestone Town 34 21 5 8 103 43 47 3-3 2-2  
04-Oct-47 R.N.Depot(Chatham) KSC H 3-0 3,170 Collins,Simpkins,Muttitt   3 Gillingham Reserves 34 19 5 10 71 45 43 0-1 3-1  
11-Oct-47 Deal Town KL 1 A 0-0 2,700 -   4 Ramsgate 34 20 2 12 72 53 42 2-1 1-2  
18-Oct-47 Lloyds P.M. KL 1 A 1-1 600 Edmundson   5 Maidstone United 34 18 5 11 72 61 41 1-1 1-4  
25-Oct-47 Chatham Town KL 1 A 1-1 1,200 Simpkins   6 Lloyds P.M. 34 18 3 13 86 74 39 2-1 1-1  
01-Nov-47 Snowdown C.W.   (1) KSC H 2-1 3,400 Webb,Collins   7 DOVER 34 15 8 11 70 60 38 XXX XXX  
08-Nov-47 Folkestone KL 1 H 3-3 5,062 Muttitt 3   8 Gravesend & N. Reserves 34 14 10 9 65 54 38 0-0 2-1  
15-Nov-47 Snowdown C.W. KSC A 2-1 1,500 Muttitt,Simpkins   9 Sittingbourne 34 15 7 12 86 79 37 8-1 1-5  
22-Nov-47 Sittingbourne KL 1 H 8-1 2,000 Baldwin 4,Muttitt 2,Collins,Simpkins   10 Chatham Town 34 15 6 13 82 67 36 2-1 1-1  
29-Nov-47 Betteshanger C.W. KSC H 5-1 1,515 Muttitt,Aicken,Collins 2,Baldwin   11 Canterbury City 34 15 4 15 77 71 34 3-2 1-2  
06-Dec-47 Folkestone KL 1 A 2-2 4,000 Simpkins,Muttitt(pen)   12 Ashford Town 34 12 5 17 59 68 29 2-1 0-3  
13-Dec-47 Maidstone United KL 1 A 1-4   Summerfield(og)   13 Betteshanger C.W. 34 11 6 16 68 81 28 4-1 3-3  
20-Dec-47 Thameside Amateurs KSC H 7-1 2,000+ McDonald,Ives 3,Muttitt,Simpkins,Collins   14 Deal Town 34 9 8 17 55 79 26 2-0 0-0  
25-Dec-47 Snowdown C.W. KL 1 A 1-4   Quail   15 Snowdown C.W. 34 8 8 18 61 89 24 3-0 1-4  
26-Dec-47 Ramsgate KL 1 A 1-2   McDonald   16 Sheppey United 34 10 2 22 64 98 22 8-1 2-1  
27-Dec-47 Ramsgate KL 1 H 2-1 2,500 Smith,own goal   17 Aylesford P.M. 34 6 8 20 46 99 20 2-4 2-1  
03-Jan-48 Gravesend & Northfleet KSC A 0-4 2,400 -   18 Royal Marines 34 7 3 24 49 121 17 4-0 2-4  
10-Jan-48 Gillingham Reserves KL 1 H 0-1 2,600 -                          
17-Jan-48 Betteshanger C.W. KL 1 H 4-1 2,000+ Muttitt 2,Simons(pen),Edgington                          
24-Jan-48 Margate KL 1 A 0-3   -                          
31-Jan-48 Sheppey United KL 1 H 8-1   Warman,Muttitt 2,Simons 5                          
07-Feb-48 Gravesend & Northfleet Res. KL 1 H 0-0 2,616 -                          
14-Feb-48 Margate KL 1 H 1-4 3,800 Simpkins                          
28-Feb-48 Chelsea Reserves Friendly H 2-4 2,786 Collins,Wright(pen)                          
06-Mar-48 Reading Reserves Friendly H 0-2 2,747 -                          
13-Mar-48 Canterbury City KL 1 H 3-2 3,050 Collins,Baldwin,Weedon                          
20-Mar-48 Sheppey United KL 1 A 2-1   Collins,Jack(og)                          
26-Mar-48 Ashford Town KL 1 A 0-3 2,000 -                          
27-Mar-48 Sittingbourne KLC A 3-1   Warman,Collins,Lightning(og)                          
29-Mar-48 Ashford Town KL 1 H 2-1 3,850 Weedon,Aicken                          
03-Apr-48 Sittingbourne KLC H 4-1 2,056 Collins,Wright,Warman 2                          
07-Apr-48 Snowdown C.W. KL 1 H 3-0 2,000+ Ives,Collins,Quail                          
10-Apr-48 Canterbury City KLC A 0-0 2,000+ -                          
14-Apr-48 Deal Town KL 1 H 2-0 2,800+ Baldwin,Aicken                          
17-Apr-48 Canterbury City KLC H 1-2 2,500 Hancock                          
21-Apr-48 Gillingham Reserves KL 1 A 3-1   Ives,Baldwin,Collins                          
23-Apr-48 Lloyds P.M. KL 1 H 2-1 2,500+ Baldwin,Wright(pen)                          
24-Apr-48 Sittingbourne KL 1 A 1-5   Collins                          
26-Apr-48 Gravesend & Northfleet Res. KL 1 A 2-1   Hancock,Wright(pen)                          
27-Apr-48 Aylesford P.M. KL 1 A 2-1   Dutton,Morgan                          
28-Apr-48 R.M.Chatham KL 1 H 4-0 2,100+ Hancock 3,Ives                          
29-Apr-48 R.M.Chatham   (2) KL 1 A 2-4   (Unknown)                          
01-May-48 Betteshanger C.W. KL 1 A 3-3 1,000 Dutton,Hancock,Wright(pen)                          
08-May-48 Brentford Friendly H 0-4   -                          
(1) Match replayed as Dover fielded ineligible player.                    
(2)  No details of match on 29/4/48 have been traced.                    
                               
                               
                               
                                       




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Post-War austerity, with the shortage of paper, meant that this season's programme was a single sheet effort, folded in two to make four pages. It was a different colour for nearly every match!

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