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Kent League - History and Results 1946-59

1954-55 Season













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So near, but so far! Defeat at amateurs Faversham handed the League title to local rivals Snowdown.
















Dover F.C. Statistics 1954-55        
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Attendance Scorers                        
14-Aug-54 U. de S. Calais Friendly A 3-2   Blaikie,Allum,Loukes KENT LEAGUE DIVISION ONE   
28-Aug-54 Trial Match - H ? 2,000+ (Unknown)  
29-Aug-54 Boulogne Friendly A 2-1   (Unknown) SEASON 1954-55 - FINAL TABLE Dover's results  
04-Sep-54 Tunbridge Wells United KL 1 A 1-0 2,000 Winter     P W D L F A Pts H A  
11-Sep-54 Woking FAC Pre H 2-1 5,000- Banks(og),Allum 1 Snowdown C.W. 32 18 9 5 60 36 45 0-1 0-0  
15-Sep-54 Deal Town KSS 1 H 2-1 3,000+ Winter 2 2 DOVER 32 16 11 5 64 38 43 XXX XXX  
18-Sep-54 Sheppey United KL 1 H 2-0   Winter,Blaikie 3 Folkestone Town 32 16 11 5 73 55 43 0-0 3-2  
25-Sep-54 Dartford FAC 1Q A 2-1 2,982 Winter,Loukes 4 Sittingbourne 32 18 5 9 77 50 41 0-3 2-2  
30-Sep-54 Faversham Town KLC A 3-0 500 Sturgess,Blaikie 2 5 Margate 32 17 6 9 82 48 40 1-0 2-7  
02-Oct-54 Sittingbourne KL 1 H 0-3 4,162 - 6 Ramsgate 32 15 8 9 65 49 38 1-1 2-1  
09-Oct-54 Whitstable FAC 2Q H 2-1   Blaikie,Loukes 7 Tunbridge Wells United 32 15 8 9 60 52 38 3-3 1-0  
16-Oct-54 Ramsgate KL 1 A 2-1   Blaikie 2 8 Gillingham Reserves 32 12 9 11 53 51 33 4-2 1-0  
23-Oct-54 Tonbridge FAC 3Q A 2-3   Watts,Allum 9 Canterbury City 32 12 8 12 57 53 32 2-1 2-1  
30-Oct-54 Sittingbourne KL 1 A 2-2   Winter,Watts 10 Bexleyheath & Welling 32 13 6 13 76 71 32 3-2 1-2  
06-Nov-54 Deal Town KL 1 H 2-2   Blaikie,Winter 11 Deal Town 32 10 12 10 66 62 32 2-2 1-1  
13-Nov-54 Folkestone KL 1 A 3-2 4,494 Winter 2,Blaikie 12 Ashford Town 32 11 7 14 49 52 29 4-0 0-0  
20-Nov-54 Ashford Town KL 1 A 0-0 2.756 - 13 Whitstable 32 9 8 15 51 64 26 5-0 0-0  
27-Nov-54 Gillingham Res. KL 1 H 4-2   Watts,Blaikie 2,Winter 14 Faversham Town 32 9 5 18 47 72 23 3-0 1-2  
04-Dec-54 Chatham Town KL 1 A 4-1 400- Loukes,Winter,Watts 2 15 Betteshanger C.W. 32 6 8 18 46 68 20 3-2 1-1  
11-Dec-54 Margate KL 1 A 2-7   Allum,Blaikie(pen) 16 Chatham Town 32 6 4 22 63 121 16 9-0 4-1  
18-Dec-54 Margate KL 1 H 1-0   Yeomanson(og) 17 Sheppey United 32 3 7 22 42 89 13 2-0 1-1  
25-Dec-54 Canterbury City KL 1 A 2-1   L.Smith,Blaikie                        
27-Dec-54 Canterbury City KL 1 H 2-1   L.Smith,Loukes                        
01-Jan-55 Chatham Town KL 1 H 9-0   Watts 2,Allum 2,Blaikie 2,Parsons,Winter,Anderson KENT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO  
08-Jan-55 Ramsgate KL 1 H 1-1   Watts  
22-Jan-55 Bexleyheath & Welling KL 1 H 3-2   Watts,L.Smith,Blaikie SEASON 1954-55 - FINAL TABLE Dover's results  
29-Jan-55 Deal Town KSC 2 H 2-1   L.Smith,Loukes     P W D L F A Pts H A  
05-Feb-55 Tunbridge Wells United KL 1 H 3-3   Winter 3 1 Herne Bay 34 28 4 2 121 45 60 0-3 2-4  
12-Feb-55 Deal Town KL 1 A 1-1   Loukes 2 Margate Reserves 34 24 6 4 111 39 54 0-0 0-3  
26-Feb-55 Bromley KSC 3 H 2-1   Blaikie(pen),Allum 3 Tunbridge Wells United Reserves 34 20 8 6 105 64 48 1-1 1-2  
05-Mar-55 Bexleyheath & Welling KL 1 A 1-2 1,164 Morris 4 Folkestone Town Reserves 34 21 4 9 97 50 46 2-1 3-1  
12-Mar-55 Snowdown C.W. KLC H 0-2 3,000 - 5 Ramsgate Reserves 34 18 9 7 106 65 45 2-2 2-2  
19-Mar-55 Dartford KSC SF H 1-2 3,668 Blaikie 6 Sittingbourne Reserves 34 21 2 11 114 57 44 3-5 0-5  
26-Mar-55 Whitstable KL 1 H 5-0   Blaikie 4(1 pen),Linstrem 7 Snowdown C.W. Reserves 34 20 2 12 114 57 42 1-0 1-3  
02-Apr-55 Margate KSS SF A 0-0   - 8 Ashford Town Reserves 34 18 4 12 90 63 40 3-2 1-2  
09-Apr-55 Snowdown C.W. KL 1 A 0-0 2,500 - 9 Dover Reserves 34 15 8 11 88 51 38 XXXXX XXXXX  
11-Apr-55 Snowdown C.W. KL 1 H 0-1 5,000+ - 10 Faversham Town Reserves 34 16 4 14 81 82 36 0-1 5-0  
13-Apr-55 Faversham Town KL 1 H 3-0   Blaikie 2,Linstrem 11 Sheppey United Reserves 34 11 5 18 70 79 27 6-1 4-0  
16-Apr-55 Gillingham Res.   KL 1 A 1-0 3,000 Winter 12 Canterbury City Reserves 34 12 3 19 66 79 27 2-0 1-3  
18-Apr-55 Betteshanger C.W. KL 1 H 3-2 3,000 Blaikie,Winter,Morris 13 Bexleyheath & Welling Reserves 34 10 5 19 79 81 25 5-0 2-0  
20-Apr-55 Sheppey United   KL 1 A 1-1   Blaikie 14 Whitstable Reserves 34 9 5 20 67 127 23 1-1 3-3  
23-Apr-55 Folkestone KL 1 H 0-0 5,402 - 15 Chatham Town Reserves 34 8 2 24 50 146 18 5-0 0-1  
27-Apr-55 Betteshanger C.W. KL 1 A 1-1   Blaikie(pen) 16 Deal Town Reserves 34 7 1 26 67 110 15 6-1 2-2  
30-Apr-55 Ashford Town KL 1 H 4-0   McCarthy 3(1 pen),Morris 17 Betteshanger C.W. Reserves 34 6 2 26 38 142 14 10-0 0-0  
02-May-55 Whitstable KL 1 A 0-0   - 18 Royal Marines (Deal) 34 5 0 29 45 172 10 8-1 6-1  
05-May-55 Faversham Town KL 1 A 1-2   McCarthy(pen)                        
07-May-55 Margate KSS SF H 1-2 3,000+ (AET) McCarthy                        
                       
                         
DOVER RESERVES - KENT LEAGUE DIVISION TWO                        
                       
01-Sep-54 Royal Marines (Deal) KL 2 H 8-1 2,000+ Sturgess 3,Watts,McCarthy 2,Ruddick(pen),Smith                        
04-Sep-54 Tunbridge Wells United Reserves KL 2 H 1-1   Sturgess                         
08-Sep-54 Folkestone Reserves KL 2 H 2-1 2,219 McCarthy,Smith                        
11-Sep-54 Royal Marines (Deal) KL 2 A 6-1   King,Smith 2,Alltimes(og),Sturgess,McCarthy                        
18-Sep-54 Faversham Town Reserves KL 2 A 5-0   Sturgess 3,Daly,McCarthy                        
25-Sep-54 Ashford Town Reserves KL 2 H 3-2   Smith,Daly,McCarthy                        
30-Sep-54 Deal Town Reserves KLC 1 A 2-2   Smith,McCarthy                        
09-Oct-54 Betteshanger C.W. Reserves KL 2 A 0-0   -                        
13-Oct-54 Deal Town Reserves KLC 1 H 2-1   Gawler,Daly                        
16-Oct-54 Ramsgate Reserves KL 2 H 2-2   Parsons,McCarthy                        
23-Oct-54 Whitstable Reserves KL 2 H 1-1   King                         
30-Oct-54 Sittingbourne Reserves KL 2 H 3-5   Sturgess,King,Francis                        
06-Nov-54 Deal Town Reserves KL 2 A 2-2   McCarthy,Sturgess                        
13-Nov-54 Betteshanger C.W. Reserves KL 2 H 10-0   Sturgess 3,McCarthy 5(2 pens),Daly,Francis                        
20-Nov-54 Folkestone Reserves KL 2 A 3-1   King,Sturgess,Watts                        
27-Nov-54 Herne Bay KL 2 A 2-4   Sturgess 2                        
04-Dec-54 Whitstable Reserves KLC 2 H 2-1   Ellis(og),Smith                        
11-Dec-54 Margate Reserves KL 2 H 0-0   -                        
18-Dec-54 Margate Reserves KL 2 A 0-3   -                        
25-Dec-54 Canterbury City Reserves KL 2 H 2-0   Sturgess,McCarthy(pen)                        
27-Dec-54 Canterbury City Reserves KL 2 A 1-3   Allum                        
01-Jan-55 Chatham Town Reserves KL 2 A 0-1   -                        
08-Jan-55 Bexleyheath & Welling Reserves KL 2 A 2-0   King,McCarthy                        
22-Jan-55 Sheppey United Reserves KL 2 A 4-0   Francis 3,King                        
05-Feb-55 Folkestone Reserves KIC 2 A 0-2   -                        
12-Feb-55 Whitstable Reserves KL 2 A 3-3 195 Thake,McCarthy,Watts                        
26-Feb-55 Ashford Town Reserves KL 2 A 1-2   McCarthy                        
05-Mar-55 Bexleyheath & Welling Reserves KL 2 H 5-0   Watts 3,Linstrem 2                        
12-Mar-55 Ramsgate Reserves KL 2 A 2-2   Sturgess,McCarthy                        
19-Mar-55 Tunbridge Wells United Reserves KL 2 A 1-2   McCarthy                        
26-Mar-55 Sittingbourne Reserves KL 2 A 0-5   -                        
08-Apr-55 Chatham Town Reserves KL 2 H 5-0 1,000+ King 2,Watts 2,McCarthy                        
09-Apr-55 Snowdown C.W. Reserves KL 2 H 1-0   Watts                         
11-Apr-55 Snowdown C.W. Reserves KL 2 A 1-3   McCarthy                        
16-Apr-55 Sittingbourne Reserves KLC SF A 0-1   -                        
20-Apr-55 Sheppey United Reserves KL 2 H 6-1   McCarthy 2,King 2,Watts,Sherrell                        
25-Apr-55 Deal Town Reserves KL 2 H 6-1   Linstrem,McCarthy 2,King 2,Watts                        
27-Apr-55 Herne Bay KL 2 H 0-3   -                        
04-May-55 Faversham Town Reserves KL 2 H 0-1   -                        
                                     
















The programme for this season was the usual one for the 1950s. Eight pages included very little reading matter.

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