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1952/53 | 1953/54 | 1954/55

Date Opponents Competition Result Attendance Programme
Sat 22nd Aug Sheppey United(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-2
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Wed 26th Aug Margate(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-4
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Sat 29th Aug Sittingbourne(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 2-3
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Wed 02nd Sep Deal Town(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 3-2
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Sat 05th Sep Tunbridge Wells(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-2
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Wed 16th Sep Folkestone(H) Kent Senior Shield (1st Round) W0n 0-0
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Sat 19th Sep Dover(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-3
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Sat 26th Sep East Grinstead Town(H) FA Cup (1st Qualifying Round) W0n 4-0
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Sat 03rd Oct Bexleyheath and Welling(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 2-0
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Sat 10th Oct Lancing(A) FA Cup (2nd Qualifying Round) W0n 3-1
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Sat 17th Oct Betteshanger(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 3-0
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Sat 24th Oct Hastings United(A) FA Cup (3rd Qualifying Round) W0n 1-2
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Sat 31st Oct Chatham Town(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 4-0
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Sat 07th Nov Chatham Town(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-0
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Sat 14th Nov Whitstable Town(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-1
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Sat 21st Nov Snowdown(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-3
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Sat 28th Nov Faversham Town(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-1
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Sat 05th Dec Faversham Town(H) Kent League Cup (1st Round) W0n 2-0
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Sat 12th Dec Faversham Town(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-2
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Sat 19th Dec Snowdown(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-0
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Fri 25th Dec Folkestone(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-1
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Sat 26th Dec Folkestone(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-1
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Sat 02nd Jan Margate(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 2-3
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Sat 09th Jan Sittingbourne(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-2
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Sat 16th Jan Deal Town(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-1
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Sat 23rd Jan Margate(A) Kent League Cup (2nd Round) W0n 0-3
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Sat 30th Jan Tunbridge Wells(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 2-0
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Sat 06th Feb Canterbury City(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-3
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Sat 13th Feb Whitstable Town(A) Kent Senior Cup (1st Round) W0n 1-4
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Sat 20th Feb Dover(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-3
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Sat 27th Feb Canterbury City(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-1
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Sat 06th Mar Bexleyheath and Welling(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-3
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Sat 20th Mar Ramsgate Athletic(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 2-2
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Sat 27th Mar Betteshanger(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-2
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Sat 03rd Apr Ramsgate Athletic(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 2-3
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Wed 07th Apr Folkestone(A) Kent Senior Shield (1st Round Replay) W0n 2-1
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Sat 10th Apr Sheppey United(H) Kent League Division 1 W0n 1-1
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Sat 17th Apr Sittingbourne(A) Kent Senior Shield (Semi Final) W0n 0-1
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Mon 19th Apr Whitstable Town(A) Kent League Division 1 W0n 0-1
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Kent League Division One

League Table 1953/54
Pld W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Deal 30 18 8 4 78 33 +45 44
2 Margate 30 19 6 5 74 36 +38 44
3 Folkestone 30 17 9 4 71 29 +42 43
4 Snowdown CW 30 15 8 7 54 39 +15 38
5 Sittingbourne 30 13 10 7 61 40 +21 36
6 Whitstable Town 30 14 7 9 56 48 +8 35
7 Betteshanger CW 30 14 6 10 48 48 0 34
8 Ramsgate Athletic 30 13 7 10 62 51 +11 33
9 Canterbury City 30 14 5 11 52 46 +6 33
10 Dover 30 13 6 11 59 42 +17 32
11 Tunbridge Wells United 30 11 3 16 42 64 -22 25
12 Sheppey United 30 10 3 17 54 72 -18 23
13 Faversham Town 30 7 5 18 38 72 -34 19
14 Ashford Town 30 5 7 18 34 50 -16 17
15 Bexleyheath and Welling 30 5 5 20 38 81 -43 15
16 Chatham 30 3 3 24 32 102 -70 9



Season Summary 1953/54
Competition Summary
Kent League Division 1 14th (16)
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Kent League Cup 2nd Round
Kent Senior Cup 1st Round
Kent Senior Shield Semi Final

Player Stats 1953/54
Missing matches: 2
Player League Apps League Goals Cup Apps Cup Goals Total Apps Total Goals
Bob Bishop 3 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 3 (0) 0
Cyril Borthwick 3 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 5 (0) 0
Roy Cain 8 (0) 1 1 (0) 0 9 (0) 1
Reg Chapman 29 (0) 2 8 (0) 0 37 (0) 2
Stanley Crowther 3 (0) 0 2 (0) 1 5 (0) 1
Joe Crozier 15 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 19 (0) 0
Albert Day 6 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 7 (0) 0
J Delury 3 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 4 (0) 0
Harry Gray 13 (0) 2 3 (0) 2 16 (0) 4
Ted Hanckey 5 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 6 (0) 0
T Hapgood 1 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 1
Vic Hayes 3 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 3 (0) 0
Ken Horrigan 3 (0) 0 2 (0) 0 5 (0) 0
W Hull 7 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 10 (0) 0
R Humphreys 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
Ivor Jones 3 (0) 1 2 (0) 0 5 (0) 1
Jack Knapgate 11 (0) 1 3 (0) 1 14 (0) 2
Eric Linacre 12 (0) 3 5 (0) 2 17 (0) 5
David Nelson 24 (0) 2 6 (0) 1 30 (0) 3
Derek Parsons 23 (0) 1 8 (0) 0 31 (0) 1
Bob Rance 3 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 3 (0) 0
Riddell 6 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 6 (0) 1
Frank Rowden 8 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 11 (0) 0
George Sergeant 1 (0) 0 0 (0) 0 1 (0) 0
Albert Smith 19 (0) 3 3 (0) 0 22 (0) 3
Alan Smith 26 (0) 6 6 (0) 0 32 (0) 6
Geoff Steiner 25 (0) 0 8 (0) 0 33 (0) 0
J Sutcliffe 15 (0) 0 4 (0) 0 19 (0) 0
Bill Theobald 5 (0) 1 1 (0) 0 6 (0) 1
Len Townsend 17 (0) 5 7 (0) 6 24 (0) 11
Brian Tutt 2 (0) 0 1 (0) 0 3 (0) 0
Ken Woodcock 4 (0) 1 0 (0) 0 4 (0) 1
Len Woodcock 12 (0) 0 3 (0) 0 15 (0) 0