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Kent League - History and Results 1946-59

1953-54 Season













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A very poor season by our standards!
















Dover F.C. Statistics 1953-54                        
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Gate Scorers                        
15-Aug-53 U. de S. Calais Friendly A 1-2   Baynham                      
22-Aug-53 Margate KL 1 A 3-0   Sutherland,Muir,Worthington KENT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE    1953-54 Dover's Results  
26-Aug-53 Sittingbourne KL 1 H 1-1 4,991 Parfitt  
29-Aug-53 Deal Town KL 1 A 3-4 5,000- Allum,Lambie(og),Muir     P W D L F A Pts H A  
02-Sep-53 Tunbridge Wells United KL 1 H 2-1   Allum 2 1 Deal Town 30 18 8 4 78 33 44 1-2 3-4  
05-Sep-53 Deal Town KL 1 H 1-2 4,455 Day 2 Margate 30 19 6 5 74 36 44 0-1 3-0  
12-Sep-53 Hounslow FAC Pre H 1-2 3,748 Allum 3 Folkestone Town 30 17 9 4 71 29 43 1-1 0-1  
19-Sep-53 Ashford Town KL 1 H 3-1   Durrant,L.Smith,Baynham 4 Snowdown C.W. 30 15 8 7 54 39 38 2-4 0-1  
23-Sep-53 Tonbridge KSS 1 A 2-1   Durrant 2 5 Sittingbourne 30 13 10 7 61 40 36 1-1 1-4  
26-Sep-53 Chatham Town KL 1 A 4-3   L.Smith,Freeman,Durrant,Baynham 6 Whitstable 30 14 7 9 56 48 35 1-1 0-1  
03-Oct-53 Ramsgate KL 1 H 0-2   - 7 Betteshanger C.W. 30 14 6 10 48 48 34 4-0 0-4  
17-Oct-53 Bexleyheath & Welling KL 1 H 5-0   Muir 2,Larner,Durrant,Parfitt 8 Ramsgate 30 13 7 10 62 51 33 0-2 3-0  
24-Oct-53 Bexleyheath & Welling KL 1 A 1-2 1,600- Parfitt 9 Canterbury City 30 14 5 11 52 46 33 3-3 1-1  
31-Oct-53 Folkestone KL 1 H 1-1 5,427 Parfitt 10 DOVER 30 13 6 11 59 42 32 XXXXX XXXXX  
07-Nov-53 Whitstable KL 1 A 0-1   - 11 Tunbridge Wells United 30 11 3 16 42 64 25 2-1 4-0  
14-Nov-53 Dover Reserves Friendly H 1-2 2,000+ L.Smith 12 Sheppey United 30 10 3 17 54 72 23 5-2 2-0  
21-Nov-53 Faversham Town KL 1 A 4-0   Daly 2,Day,King 13 Faversham Town 30 7 5 18 38 72 19 0-0 4-0  
28-Nov-53 Sheppey United KL 1 H 5-2   Day 2,Parfitt 2,King 14 Ashford Town 30 5 7 18 34 50 17 3-1 3-1  
05-Dec-53 Folkestone KLC H 1-0 5,066 Muir  15 Bexleyheath & Welling 30 5 5 20 38 81 15 5-0 1-2  
12-Dec-53 Sheppey United KL 1 A 2-0   Diggins,Muir 16 Chatham Town 30 3 3 26 32 102 9 2-1 4-3  
19-Dec-53 Margate KL 1 H 0-1   -                        
25-Dec-53 Canterbury City KL 1 H 3-3   Diggins,Millbank,Freeman                        
26-Dec-53 Canterbury City KL 1 A 1-1 3,000 L.Smith KENT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO    1953-54 Dover's Results  
02-Jan-54 Sittingbourne KL 1 A 1-4   King  
09-Jan-54 Ramsgate KL 1 A 3-0   Day,Daly,Muir     P W D L F A Pts H A  
16-Jan-54 Tunbridge Wells United KL 1 A 4-0   Daly,Allum,Day,L.Smith 1 Margate Reserves 34 26 4 4 126 37 56 1-1 1-4  
23-Jan-54 Canterbury City KLC H 0-1 3,203 - 2 Dover Reserves 34 19 9 6 89 45 47 XXXXX XXXXX  
30-Jan-54 Chatham Town KL 1 H 2-1 500 Millbank,Daly 3 Ashford Town Reserves 34 19 8 7 66 43 46 1-1 1-0  
06-Feb-54 Tottenham H. Res. Friendly H 2-2 2,000 Day 2 4 Tunbridge Wells United Reserves 34 17 8 9 100 56 42 2-0 0-0  
13-Feb-54 Dartford KSC 2 H 2-0 2,782 Daly,Freeman(pen) 5 Folkestone Town Reserves 34 15 10 9 83 58 40 2-5 2-2  
20-Feb-54 Ashford Town KL 1 A 3-1 1,607 Day 2,Freeman(pen) 6 Sittingbourne Reserves 34 15 10 9 62 48 40 1-0 1-1  
27-Feb-54 Betteshanger C.W. KL 1 H 4-0   Allum 2,Muir,Gray(og) 7 Ramsgate Reserves 34 17 4 13 71 65 38 1-1 3-0  
06-Mar-54 Sittingbourne KSC 3 A 1-0 3,800 Allum 8 Faversham Town Reserves 34 15 7 12 80 79 37 1-2 1-1  
13-Mar-54 Faversham Town KL 1 H 0-0   - 9 Snowdown C.W. Reserves 34 15 5 14 66 59 35 4-0 2-1  
24-Mar-54 Tilmanstone C.W. Friendly H 3-0 1,000+ Watts,Parfitt 2 10 Whitstable Reserves 34 11 9 14 82 90 31 2-2 0-4  
27-Mar-54 Folkestone KL 1 A 0-1 6,000 - 11 Canterbury City Reserves 34 12 7 15 60 77 31 4-0 6-3  
03-Apr-54 Canterbury City KSC SF H 0-1 4,442 - 12 Sheppey United Reserves 34 11 8 15 58 77 30 10-3 2-1  
16-Apr-54 Snowdown C.W. KL 1 A 0-1   - 13 Herne Bay 34 11 8 15 70 79 30 1-1 2-3  
17-Apr-54 Canterbury City KSS SF A 1-2 3,500 Heath 14 Chatham Town Reserves 34 11 7 16 78 106 29 7-0 4-2  
19-Apr-54 Snowdown C.W.   (1) KL 1 H 2-4 4,000- Moore(og),L.Smith 15 Bexleyheath & Welling Reserves 34 10 6 18 57 84 26 4-0 8-0  
22-Apr-54 Betteshanger C.W. KL 1 A 0-4   - 16 Betteshanger C.W. Reserves 34 10 3 21 42 88 23 4-1 3-2  
24-Apr-54 Whitstable KL 1 H 1-1   L.Smith 17 Royal Marines (Deal) 34 5 6 23 58 110 16 4-1 1-0  
01-May-54 U. de S. Calais Friendly H 2-1 4,000- Heath,Freeman(pen) 18 Deal Town Reserves 34 4 7 23 33 80 15 2-1 0-1  
                                     
                                     
DOVER RESERVES - KENT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO                        
                       
22-Aug-53 Margate Reserves KL 2 H 1-1 1,400 W.Watts                        
26-Aug-53 Sittingbourne Reserves KL 2 A 1-1   W.Watts                        
29-Aug-53 Deal Town Reserves KL 2 H 2-1   W.Watts,McGuinness                        
02-Sep-53 Tunbridge Wells United Reserves KLC Pre A 6-1   W.Watts 2,Day 4(1 pen)                        
05-Sep-53 Herne Bay KL 2 A 2-3   Sutherland,McGuinness                        
19-Sep-53 Ashford Town Reserves KL 2 A 1-0   Day                        
26-Sep-53 Royal Marines (Deal) KL 2 H 4-1   King,H.Durrant,Daly,Day                        
03-Oct-53 Ramsgate Reserves KL 2 A 3-0   King(pen),W.Watts,Day                        
10-Oct-53 Betteshanger C.W, Reserves KL 2 H 4-1   Daly 2,Day,W.Watts                        
17-Oct-53 Bexleyheath & Welling Reserves KL 2 A 8-0   L.Smith 3,King,Day 2,Allum,W.Watts                        
24-Oct-53 Chatham Town Reserves KL 2 H 7-0   Day 3,Daly 2,W.Watts,Allum                        
31-Oct-53 Folkestone Reserves KL 2 A 2-2   Gawler,King                        
14-Nov-53 Dover (First Team) Friendly H 2-1 2,000+ Day,H.Durrant                        
21-Nov-53 Faversham Town Reserves KL 2 H 1-2 2,300 H.Durrant                        
28-Nov-53 Sheppey United Reserves KL 2 A 2-1   Larner(pen),Diggins                        
05-Dec-53 Royal Marines (Deal)   (1) KL 2 A 1-0   L.Smith                        
19-Dec-53 Margate Reserves KL 2 A 1-4   L.Smith                        
25-Dec-53 Canterbury City Reserves KL 2 A 6-3   L.Smith 3,W.Watts 2,Larner(pen)                        
26-Dec-53 Canterbury City Reserves KL 2 H 4-0   Muir,McCarthy 2,Day                        
02-Jan-54 Sittingbourne Reserves KL 2 H 1-0   Stanley                        
09-Jan-54 Deal Town Reserves KL 2 A 0-1   -                        
16-Jan-54 Tunbridge Wells United Reserves KL 2 H 2-0 2,000+ W.Watts,Francis                        
23-Jan-54 Herne Bay KLC 1 A 1-2   Stanley                        
06-Feb-54 Maidstone United Reserves KIC 2 A 1-1   W.Watts                        
13-Feb-54 Betteshanger C.W, Reserves KL 2 A 3-2   Thake,L.Smith,W.Watts                        
20-Feb-54 Maidstone United Reserves KIC 2 H 4-2   Gawler,McCarthy,W.Watts,Mayers                        
27-Feb-54 Whitstable Reserves   (2) KIC 3 A 0-3   -                        
06-Mar-54 Sheppey United Reserves KL 2 H 10-3   King,Francis 2,Gawler 3,W.Watts 2,L.Smith 2                        
20-Mar-54 Whitstable Reserves KIC 3 H 6-2 1,872 Francis,F.Durrant 3,W.Watts 2                        
27-Mar-54 Bexleyheath & Welling Reserves KL 2 H 4-0   Gawler,McCarthy,Francis,L.Smith                        
31-Mar-54 Ramsgate Reserves KL 2 H 1-1   Francis                        
07-Apr-54 Herne Bay KL 2 H 1-1 1,500 Francis                        
10-Apr-54 Folkestone Reserves KIC SF H 1-1 2,500+ L.Smith                        
12-Apr-54 Ashford Town Reserves KL 2 H 1-1   L.Smith                        
14-Apr-54 Tunbridge Wells United Reserves KL 2 A 0-0   -                        
16-Apr-54 Snowdown C.W. Reserves KL 2 H 4-0   Daly,W.Watts 2,Ruddick(pen)                        
17-Apr-54 Folkestone Reserves KIC SF A 0-2   -                        
19-Apr-54 Snowdown C.W. Reserves KL 2 A 2-1   Collins(og),H.Durrant                        
21-Apr-54 Whitstable Reserves KL 2 H 2-2   Muir,Day                        
24-Apr-54 Whitstable Reserves KL 2 A 0-4 100 -                        
26-Apr-54 Chatham Town Reserves KL 2 A 4-2   Allum 2,King,H.Durrant                        
27-Apr-54 Folkestone Reserves KL 2 H 2-5   McCarthy,Parfitt                        
29-Apr-54 Faversham Town Reserves KL 2 A 1-1   Francis                        
(1) Played at Deal Town.                          
(2) Whitstable played an ineligible player - match to be replayed.                          
                                     
















This was the usual eight page programme, containing mainly adverts.

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This photo was found in the Hounslow Centenary Handbook (1984). According to the match programme, our goalkeeper was Nash. Freeman was our right-back. Interesting for me was that the Dover End was covered - apparently this was done in the late 1940s. The River End was not covered until the early 1960s.