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Dover F.C. - The Southern League Years

1971-72














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We had a brilliant start to the season, and topped the table in September, but our inconsistent form after that meant that we never seriously challenged Chelmsford and Hereford. We still obtained our best-ever placing in the Southern League of third.

Dover F.C. Statistics 1971-72   SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION 1971-72 Dover's results  
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Gate Scorers     P W D L F A Pts H A  
31-Jul-71 Dunkirk Friendly H 1-2 800 Armstrong   1 Chelmsford City 42 28 6 8 109 46 62 2-1 1-5  
03-Aug-71 Ramsgate Friendly A 0-2 300 -   2 Hereford United 42 24 12 6 68 30 60 0-1 1-1  
05-Aug-71 Ramsgate Friendly H 1-0 318 Robinson   3 DOVER 42 20 11 11 67 45 51 XXXXX XXXXX  
07-Aug-71 Dunkirk Friendly A 2-2   Crush,Beesley   4 Barnet 42 21 7 14 80 57 49 1-0 1-1  
08-Aug-71 Calais Friendly A 5-4   Harrison 2(1 pen),Crush 2,Armstrong   5 Dartford 42 20 8 14 75 68 48 3-1 1-1  
14-Aug-71 Cambridge City SL PD A 3-1 1,749 Robinson 2,O'Connell   6 Weymouth 42 21 5 16 69 43 47 2-0 2-4  
18-Aug-71 Margate SL PD H 2-1 1,352 Crush 2   7 Yeovil Town 42 18 11 13 67 51 47 3-0 0-1  
21-Aug-71 Yeovil Town SL PD H 3-0 1,450 O'Connell,Armstrong,Moy   8 Hillingdon Borough 42 20 6 16 64 58 46 2-1 1-2  
23-Aug-71 Margate SL PD A 2-1 1,626 Harrison,Moy   9 Margate 42 19 8 15 74 68 46 2-1 2-1  
28-Aug-71 Hereford United SL PD A 1-1 5,710 Armstrong   10 Wimbledon 42 19 7 16 75 54 45 3-2 2-3  
30-Aug-71 Gravesend & N. SL PD H 3-0 1,457 Gould,Crush,Harrison(pen)   11 Romford 42 16 13 13 54 49 45 1-0 2-2  
04-Sep-71 Bath City SL PD H 1-0 1,387 Harrison(pen)   12 Guildford City 42 20 5 17 71 65 45 3-1 2-5  
7-Sep-71 Gravesend & N. SL PD A 8-0 538 Moy 2,Armstrong 2,Crush 2,Harrison 2   13 Telford United 42 18 7 17 83 68 43 2-0 1-0  
11-Sep-71 Worcester City SL PD A 0-0 2,920 -   14 Nuneaton Borough 42 16 10 16 46 47 42 0-0 1-1  
15-Sep-71 Hereford United SL PD H 0-1 2,357 -   15 Bedford Town 42 16 9 17 59 66 41 4-2 1-1  
18-Sep-71 Ramsgate FAC 1Q H 2-1 1,593 Crush,Robinson   16 Worcester City 42 17 7 18 46 57 41 0-1 0-0  
25-Sep-71 Weymouth SL PD A 2-4 1,091 Moy,Harrison   17 Cambridge City 42 12 14 16 68 71 38 0-0 3-1  
2-Oct-71 Cambridge City SL PD H 0-0 1,454 -   18 Folkestone 42 14 7 21 58 64 35 0-1 0-1  
5-Oct-71 Ramsgate KFL A 2-1 514 Crush,Clewlow   19 Poole Town 42 9 11 22 41 72 29 1-1 0-0  
9-Oct-71 Whitstable FAC 2Q A 5-0 657 Hurley 2,Moy 2,Armstrong   20 Bath City 42 11 4 27 45 86 26 1-0 0-1  
16-Oct-71 Chelmsford City SL PD H 2-1 2,094 Moy,Robinson   21 Merthyr Tydfil 42 7 8 27 29 93 22 2-0 3-1  
18-Oct-71 Margate SLC 1 A 0-2 821 -   22 Gravesend & Northfleet 42 5 6 31 30 110 16 3-0 8-0  
23-Oct-71 Ashford Town FAC 3Q A 2-0 1,853 Crush,Robinson(pen)                        
27-Oct-71 Margate SLC 1 H 2-3 1,368 Robinson,Crush                        
30-Oct-71 Merthyr Tydfil SL PD A 3-1 828 Moy,Johnson,Crush   KENT FLOODLIGHT LEAGUE - Section A  1971-72 Dover's results  
03-Nov-71 Folkestone KFL A 1-0 807 Hamshare   Home Away  
06-Nov-71 Walthamstow Avenue FAC 4Q A 0-0 1,034 -   1 Ramsgate Athletic 12 9 1 2 24 12 19 1-2 2-1  
10-Nov-71 Walthamstow Avenue FAC 4Q H 1-0 1,746 Moy   2 Dover 12 6 2 4 22 14 14 XXXXX XXXXX  
13-Nov-71 Nuneaton Borough SL PD A 1-1 2,700 Moy   3 Hastings United 12 5 3 4 19 19 13 1-1 0-0  
17-Nov-71 Ashford Town KFL H 2-1 520 Crush 2   4 Folkestone 12 4 3 5 18 19 11 3-0 1-0  
20-Nov-71 Guildford City FAC 1P A 0-0 3,226 -   5 Margate 12 5 1 6 18 19 11 0-1 1-2  
22-Nov-71 Gelsenkirchen '04 Friendly H 4-2 300 Laverick 2,Horsfall,Kuhn(og)   6 Ashford Town 12 4 0 8 17 22 8 2-1 1-3  
24-Nov-71 Guildford City FAC 1P H 0-2 2,156 -   7 Canterbury City 12 3 2 7 15 28 8 4-1 6-2  
27-Nov-71 Poole Town SL PD A 0-0 519 -                        
01-Dec-71 Hastings United KFL H 1-1 340 Robinson                        
04-Dec-71 Wimbledon SL PD H 3-2 1,479 Cutler,Moy 2                        
08-Dec-71 Hastings United KFL A 0-0 109 -                        
11-Dec-71 Hillingdon Borough SL PD A 1-2 781 Cutler                        
18-Dec-71 Chelmsford City SL PD A 1-5 2,432 O'Connell                        
27-Dec-71 Folkestone SL PD H 0-1 2,886 -                        
01-Jan-72 Folkestone SL PD A 0-1 3,042 -                        
08-Jan-72 Weymouth SL PD H 2-0 1,320 Beesley,Horsfall                        
12-Jan-72 Margate KSC 2 H 3-2 1,031 Cutler,Moy,Fursdon                        
15-Jan-72 Bath City SL PD A 0-1 1,128 -                        
22-Jan-72 Barnet FAT 1 H 0-6 1,494 -                        
29-Jan-72 Yeovil Town SL PD A 0-1 2,178 -                        
05-Feb-72 Swanley Town KSC 3 A 2-1 310 Moy,Beesley                        
09-Feb-72 Bedford Town SL PD H 4-2 1,003 Moy 3,Dennis                        
12-Feb-72 Romford SL PD H 1-0 1,413 Beesley                        
19-Feb-72 Guildford City SL PD H 3-1 1,461 Horsfall,Cutler,Izatt                        
26-Feb-72 Bedford Town SL PD A 1-1 1,192 Moy                        
04-Mar-72 Nuneaton Borough SL PD H 0-0 1,302 -                        
11-Mar-72 Canterbury City KSC SF H 3-0 776 Dennis,Moy 2                        
13-Mar-72 Margate KFL A 1-2 593 Horsfall                        
15-Mar-72 Ramsgate KFL H 1-2 302 Horsfall                        
18-Mar-72 Poole Town SL PD H 1-1 1,144 Cutler                        
22-Mar-72 Folkestone KFL H 3-0 243 Horsfall 2,Duncan                        
25-Mar-72 Wimbledon SL PD A 2-3   Horsfall,Crush                        
27-Mar-72 Canterbury City KFL A 6-2 75 Blair 2,Crush,D.Moat,Robinson,Duncan                        
31-Mar-72 Barnet SL PD A 1-1 1,990 Crush                        
01-Apr-72 Hillingdon Borough SL PD H 2-1 1,218 Horsfall 2                        
03-Apr-72 Barnet SL PD H 1-0 1,551 Horsfall                        
05-Apr-72 Ashford Town KFL A 1-3 100 P.Kemp                        
06-Apr-72 Dartford KSC F H 2-0 953 Moy 2                        
08-Apr-72 Worcester City SL PD H 0-1 959 -                        
12-Apr-72 Margate KFL H 0-1 320 -                        
13-Apr-72 Dartford KSC F A 1-2 1,136 Hall                        
15-Apr-72 Dartford SL PD H 3-1 1,161 Horsfall 2,Crush                        
19-Apr-72 Telford United SL PD H 2-0 845 Crush ,Horsfall                        
22-Apr-72 Dartford SL PD A 1-1 952 Robinson                        
24-Apr-72 Guildford City SL PD A 2-5 3,191 Moy 2                        
27-Apr-72 Romford SL PD A 2-2   Robinson,Moy                        
29-Apr-72 Merthyr Tydfil SL PD H 2-0 802 Crush,Fursdon                        
01-May-72 Telford United SL PD A 1-0 1,265 Crush                        
05-May-72 Canterbury City KFL H 4-1 186 Hamshare 2,Fursdon,Robinson(pen)                        
                     
                     
                     
                     
                     
                                       

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Again this season, the programme was a 'home-made' one, with director Brian Wood and his family producing it with the help of a Roneo stencil-cutter and duplicator. It was well-received in most quarters, but criticism meant that he was to give up doing it at the end of this season.