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Dover F.C. - The Southern League Years

1972-73














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Despite a dreadful second half to the season, we were just two points behind the champions in the final table. It was obvious what our problem was - dropped points against the bottom two clubs. With only two points for a win then, we needed to beat Burton and Waterlooville at home, and at least draw at Burton to win the title, but this was our best ever League season, and the closest that Dover F.C. came to winning that huge shield.

Dover F.C. Statistics 1972-73   SOUTHERN LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION 1972-73 Dover's results  
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Gate Scorers     P W D L F A Pts H A  
29-Jul-72 Canterbury City Friendly (1) 1-2   Horsfall   1 Kettering Town 42 20 17 5 74 44 57 1-1 1-3  
31-Jul-72 Crewe Alexandra Friendly H 3-1 700 Horsfall,Crush,Robinson   2 Yeovil Town 42 21 14 7 67 31 56 0-2 1-0  
05-Aug-72 Southend United Friendly H 3-0 900 Stevenson 2(1 pen),Robinson   3 DOVER 42 23 9 10 61 38 55 XXXXX XXXXX  
09-Aug-72 Watford Friendly H 1-0 675 Dennis   4 Chelmsford City 42 23 7 12 75 43 53 3-0 1-2  
12-Aug-72 Kettering Town SL PD H 1-1 981 Crush   5 Worcester City 42 20 13 9 68 47 53 2-0 0-4  
16-Aug-72 Margate SL PD H 0-5 1,200 -   6 Weymouth 42 20 12 10 72 51 52 2-1 3-0  
19-Aug-72 Hillingdon Borough SL PD A 2-2 920 Horsfall,Robinson(pen)   7 Margate 42 17 15 10 80 60 49 0-5 0-0  
23-Aug-72 Bexley United SLC 1 H 3-1 750 Robinson(pen),Horsfall,Crush   8 Bedford Town 42 16 15 11 43 36 47 3-0 0-1  
26-Aug-72 Weymouth SL PD H 2-1 1,137 Dennis,Stevenson   9 Nuneaton Borough 42 16 14 12 51 41 46 1-0 0-2  
29-Aug-72 Bexley United SLC 1 A 0-2 410 -   10 Telford United 42 12 20 10 57 47 44 1-0 1-4  
02-Sep-72 Sheppey United FAC Pre A 2-2 366 Moy,Dennis   11 Cambridge City 42 14 15 13 64 53 43 0-0 1-1  
04-Sep-72 Margate SL PD A 0-0 1,150 -   12 Wimbledon 42 14 14 14 50 50 42 2-0 1-0  
6-Sep-72 Sheppey United FAC Pre H 1-0 579 Crush   13 Romford 42 15 11 16 60 59 41 3-0 3-2  
9-Sep-72 Worcester City SL PD H 2-0 672 Robinson 2   14 Barnet 42 17 5 20 51 65 39 2-0 0-0  
12-Sep-72 Ramsgate SL PD A 3-1 430 Horsfall 2,Carragher   15 Hillingdon Borough 42 16 6 20 52 58 38 1-0 2-2  
16-Sep-72 Hastings United FAC 1Q H 2-1 976 Horsfall,Stevenson(pen)   16 Dartford 42 12 11 19 49 63 35 3-0 1-2  
23-Sep-72 Dartford SL PD H 3-0 1,040 Moy 2,Cutler   17 Folkestone 42 11 11 20 41 72 33 2-2 5-0  
26-Sep-72 Bexley United SLC 1 A 1-2 473 (AET)  Moy   18 Guildford City 42 10 11 21 59 84 31 2-0 1-0  
29-Sep-72 Chelmsford City SL PD A 1-2 2,904 Cutler   19 Ramsgate 42 9 13 20 35 61 31 1-0 3-1  
7-Oct-72 Cray Wanderers FAC 2Q A 2-0   Robinson,Stevenson(pen)   20 Poole Town 42 10 10 22 50 88 30 2-0 3-1  
10-Oct-72 Cambridge City SL PD A 1-1 1,430 Robinson   21 Burton Albion 42 9 7 26 43 81 25 0-0 0-1  
14-Oct-72 Romford SL PD H 3-0 1,008 Moy,Hall,Stevenson   22 Waterlooville 42 4 16 22 33 63 24 0-0 3-1  
18-Oct-72 Hazebrouck CCL A 1-1   Marchant                        
21-Oct-72 Ashford Town FAC 3Q H 1-2 1,276 Stevenson                         
28-Oct-72 Nuneaton Borough SL PD H 1-0 814 Robinson   CROSS-CHANNEL LEAGUE 1972-73 Dover's results  
04-Nov-72 Cambridge City SL PD H 0-0 904 -   Home Away  
08-Nov-72 Ramsgate SL PD H 1-0 795 Moy   1 Dover 5 3 1 1 6 3 7 XXXXX XXXXX  
11-Nov-72 Romford SL PD A 3-2 839 Stevenson,Carter,Moy   2 Folkestone 5 1 3 1 10 7 5 XXXXX XXXXX  
15-Nov-72 Boulogne CCL A 0-2   -   3 Hazebrouck 5 2 1 2 7 12 5 Not played 1-1  
18-Nov-72 Wimbledon SL PD A 1-0 1,000 Cutler   4 Boulogne 4 1 2 1 2 1 4 1-0 0-2  
25-Nov-72 Poole Town SL PD H 2-0 912 Stevenson,Moy   5 St.Omer 5 1 2 2 6 9 4 3-0 1-0  
29-Nov-72 Yeovil Town SL PD A 1-0 3,876 Moy   6 Ashford Town 4 1 1 2 6 5 3 XXXXX XXXXX  
02-Dec-72 Cheltenham Town FAT 1 A 2-1 649 MacHattie 2   The competition was abandoned with fixtures still to be played.  
09-Dec-72 Bedford Town SL PD H 3-0 1,112 Hall,Stevenson(pen),Robinson(pen)                        
16-Dec-72 Waterlooville SL PD A 3-1   Carragher,Moy,Robinson                        
23-Dec-72 Chelmsford City SL PD H 3-0 1,674 Moy 2,Johnson                        
26-Dec-72 Folkestone SL PD A 5-0 2,163 MacHattie,Cutler 2,Stevenson,Moy                        
30-Dec-72 Hillingdon Borough SL PD H 1-0 1,940 Marchant                        
06-Jan-73 Dartford SL PD A 1-2 779 Robinson                        
13-Jan-73 Ashford Town KSC 1 A 1-1 1,008 Moy                        
17-Jan-73 Ashford Town KSC 1 H 3-1 822 Cutler 3                        
20-Jan-73 Bedford Town FAT 2 A 1-2 1,364 Hall,Stevenson(pen),Robinson(pen)                        
27-Jan-73 Worcester City SL PD A 0-4 1,013 -                        
30-Jan-73 Canterbury City KSC 2 A 0-1 328 -                        
31-Jan-73 St.Omer CCL A 1-0   MacHattie                        
03-Feb-73 Barnet SL PD A 0-0 1,113 -                        
10-Feb-73 Yeovil Town SL PD H 0-2 2,136 -                        
24-Feb-73 Burton Albion SL PD A 0-1 545 -                        
03-Mar-73 Burton Albion SL PD H 0-0 945 -                        
07-Mar-73 Boulogne CCL H 1-0 450 Moy                        
10-Mar-73 Guildford City SL PD A 1-0 1,025 Stevenson(pen)                        
17-Mar-73 Telford United SL PD H 1-0 1,020 MacHattie                        
24-Mar-73 Nuneaton Borough SL PD A 0-2 1,939 -                        
28-Mar-73 Barnet SL PD H 2-0 825 Robinson.Moy                        
31-Mar-73 Poole Town SL PD A 3-1 262 Marchant,Johnson 2                        
07-Apr-73 Waterlooville SL PD H 0-0 910 -                        
09-Apr-73 Telford United SL PD A 1-4   Carter                        
11-Apr-73 Kettering Town SL PD A 1-3 4,235 Johnson                        
11-Apr-73 St.Omer                 (1) CCL H 3-0 285 Hamshare(pen),D.Moat 2                        
14-Apr-73 Bedford Town SL PD A 0-1 778 -                        
16-Apr-73 Guildford City SL PD H 2-0 508 Robinson 2(1 pen)                        
20-Apr-73 Weymouth SL PD A 3-0 2,472 Moss,Moy 2                        
21-Apr-73 Wimbledon SL PD H 2-0 1,069 Robinson,Moy                        
23-Apr-73 Folkestone SL PD H 2-2 1,897 Hamshare,Stevenson(pen)                        
(1) Dover's reserve side fulfilled this fixture.                      
                     
                     
                     
                     
                                       

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