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Dover F.C. - The Southern League Years

1959-60














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This was our first season in the Southern League.

Dover F.C. Statistics 1959-60   SOUTHERN LEAGUE FIRST DIVISION 1959-60 Dover's results  
Date Opponents Competition Venue Result Attendance Scorers     P W D L F A Pts H A  
22-Aug-59 Burton Albion SL FD A 0-4 3,000 -   1 Clacton Town 42 27 5 10 106 69 59 3-4 2-3  
26-Aug-59 Sittingbourne SL FD H 1-3 2,043 Gray   2 Romford 42 21 11 10 65 40 53 1-1 0-2  
29-Aug-59 Hinckley Athletic SL FD H 2-0 1,739 Gray,Fidler   3 Folkestone Town 42 23 5 14 93 71 51 5-2 0-0  
03-Sep-59 Margate SLC 1 A 0-7 2,638 -   4 Exeter City Reserves 42 23 3 16 85 62 49 0-3 0-3  
05-Sep-59 Exeter City (Reserves) SL FD A 0-3 1,068 -   5 Guildford City 42 19 9 14 79 56 47 2-1 0-3  
09-Sep-59 Margate SLC 1 H 1-3 1,370 Fidler   6 Sittingbourne 42 20 7 15 66 55 47 1-3 2-1  
12-Sep-59 Tunbridge Wells United SL FD H 1-0 1,271 Hughes   7 Margate 42 20 6 16 88 77 46 1-1 0-2  
16-Sep-59 Ashford Town KSS 1 H 1-0 1,097 Pitcher   8 Trowbridge Town 42 18 9 15 90 78 45 2-3 0-4  
19-Sep-59 Betteshanger C.W. FAC 1Q H 0-0 1,642 -   9 Cambridge United 42 18 9 15 71 72 45 2-1 2-0  
24-Sep-59 Betteshanger C.W. FAC 1Q A 1-3   Wright   10 Yiewsley 42 17 10 15 83 69 44 3-4 1-1  
26-Sep-59 Rugby Town SL FD H 0-0 1,501 -   11 Bexleyheath & Welling 42 16 11 15 85 77 43 1-2 1-2  
30-Sep-59 Bexleyheath & Welling SL FD A 1-2   Pollock   12 Merthyr Tydfil 42 16 10 16 63 65 42 3-2 0-2  
10-Oct-59 Guildford City SL FD A 0-3 2,572 -   13 Ramsgate Athletic 42 16 8 18 83 84 40 4-1 0-4  
17-Oct-59 Kidderminster Harriers SL FD H 1-2 1,371 Wright   14 Ashford Town 42 14 12 16 61 70 40 3-2 1-1  
24-Oct-59 Trowbridge Town SL FD A 0-4 1,927 -   15 Tunbridge Wells United 42 17 5 20 77 73 39 1-0 1-0  
28-Oct-59 Sittingbourne SL FD A 2-1   Wright,Fidler   16 Hinckley Athletic 42 14 8 20 62 75 36 2-0 1-3  
31-Oct-59 Cambridge United SL FD H 2-1 2,016 Fidler,McQue   17 Gloucester City 42 13 9 20 56 84 35 2-3 4-3  
07-Nov-59 Corby Town SL FD A 1-3 1,000 McQue   18 DOVER 42 14 6 22 59 85 34 XXXXX XXXXX  
14-Nov-59 Merthyr Tydfil SL FD H 3-2 1,028 Fidler,Lewis,Fraser   19 Kidderminster Harriers 42 14 6 22 59 97 34 1-2 0-6  
21-Nov-59 Gloucester City SL FD A 4-3 1,400 McQue,Fidler 2,McGuire   20 Corby Town 42 15 3 24 75 91 33 2-0 1-3  
28-Nov-59 Yiewsley SL FD H 3-4 1,912 McQue,Lewis,Fidler   21 Burton Albion 42 11 10 21 52 79 32 4-1 0-4  
05-Dec-59 Aldershot Friendly H 2-3 1,200 Fidler,Lewis   22 Rugby Town 42 10 11 21 67 91 31 0-0 0-2  
12-Dec-59 Folkestone SL FD H 5-2 2,499 Lewis,Sewell,Gray,McQue 2(1 pen)                          
19-Dec-59 Burton Albion SL FD H 4-1 964 Gray 2,Fidler,McQue                          
25-Dec-59 Ramsgate SL FD H 4-1 1,810 McQue 2,Fidler,Gray                          
26-Dec-59 Ramsgate SL FD A 0-4 1,625 -                          
02-Jan-60 Hinckley Athletic SL FD A 1-3 1,400 Crickson                          
09-Jan-60 Romford SL FD A 0-2 2,375 -                          
30-Jan-60 Romford SL FD H 1-1 1,820 Lewis                          
06-Feb-60 Bexleyheath & Welling SL FD H 1-2 1,603 Lewis                          
13-Feb-60 Chatham Town KSC 2 A 3-1 482 Murray 2,McQue                          
20-Feb-60 Clacton Town SL FD H 3-4 1,480 McQue,Murray 2                          
24-Feb-60 Exeter City (Reserves) SL FD H 0-3 742 -                          
27-Feb-60 Guildford City SL FD H 2-1 1,516 Gray 2                          
05-Mar-60 Bexleyheath & Welling KSC 3 H 2-2   Murray,Payne                          
09-Mar-60 Bexleyheath & Welling KSC 3 A 4-1   Gray 3,Murray                          
12-Mar-60 Trowbridge Town SL FD H 2-3 1,772 McQue,Payne                          
19-Mar-60 Cambridge United SL FD A 2-0 2,138 Lewis,Murray                          
23-Mar-60 Margate SL FD A 0-2   -                          
26-Mar-60 Corby Town SL FD H 2-0 1,120 Prescott,Gray                          
30-Mar-60 Tunbridge Wells United SL FD A 1-0   Gray                          
02-Apr-60 Bromley KSC SF H 3-0 3,090 McQue(pen),Gray,Fidler                          
04-Apr-60 Tonbridge KSS SF A 2-4 1,676 McQue,Wright                          
06-Apr-60 Merthyr Tydfil SL FD A 0-6   -                          
07-Apr-60 Kidderminster Harriers SL FD A 0-2   -                          
09-Apr-60 Gloucester City SL FD H 2-3 1,207 Prescott,Payne                          
15-Apr-60 Ashford Town SL FD A 1-1 1,500+ McQue(pen)                          
16-Apr-60 Yiewsley SL FD A 1-1 1,500 Murray                          
18-Apr-60 Margate KSC F (1) 0-0 4,300 -                          
20-Apr-60 Ashford Town SL FD H 3-2   Fidler,Gray,Lewis                          
23-Apr-60 Margate SL FD H 1-1 1,532 Gray                          
25-Apr-60 All Stars XI Friendly H 2-3 1,000 Crickson,Payne                          
27-Apr-60 Clacton Town SL FD A 2-3   McQue,Gray                          
28-Apr-60 Margate KSC F (2) 1-0 4,375 (AET) Lewis                          
30-Apr-60 Folkestone SL FD A 0-0 2,990 -                          
2-May-60 Rugby Town SL FD A 0-2   -                          
(1) Played at Maidstone.                    
(2) Played at Folkestone.                    
                   
                   
                   
                           
                                       

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Two different styles of programmes were used in this season: up to Christmas the same programme as the previous two seasons was issued, but for the rest of the season, we had a small - pocket-size- type of programme, which continued for the following four seasons.
















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