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Kent League history 1966-1992 - saved.

 

Many thanks to Keith Smith for supplying many of the league tables included here and Paul Stone for providing the first few tables.


1966-1992

 

The original Kent League was founded in 1894 and ran as far as 1959. In 1966 another league was set up in the county, known at first as the Kent Premier League, but dropping the ‘Premier’ part of its name by 1970. The new competition had no direct connection with the earlier Kent League, despite the fact that there were clubs which played in both ‘the old’ and ‘the new’ versions.

 

The 1966 version of the Kent League appears to have kicked off with 14 clubs, expanding to 20 by 1970, only to contract again slightly in subsequent years. Frustratingly, it has proved hard to trace records of the Kent League in its opening years, but a fuller picture has now emerged thanks to both Keith Smith and Paul Stone, whose contributions of data to the website have enabled the record below to be built.

 

1966-1967

 

Only the details of the top 6 clubs in the 14-team league have been found.

 

  1. MARGATE RESERVES             26  21   1   4  90  18  43

  2. BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES       26  18   3   5  79  37  39

  3. RAMSGATE ATHLETIC RESERVES   26  15   4   7  76  38  34

  4. SHEPPEY UNITED RESERVES      26  14   5   7  79  50  34

  5. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    26  15   3   8  60  36  33

  6. ORPINGTON ATHLETIC           26  12   8   6  68  49  32

 

1967-1968

 

There is an imbalance of 8 between the goals columns

 

  1. MARGATE RESERVES             34  23   4   7 101  34  50

  2. SITTINGBOURNE                34  24   2   8  93  34  50

  3. BRETT SPORTS                 34  21   4   9  86  41  46

  4. TUNNEL SPORTS                34  20   5   9  87  42  45

  5. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              34  19   7   8  64  45  45

  6. BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES       34  19   3  12  96  62  41

  7. RAMSGATE ATHLETIC RESERVES   34  16   9   9  82  62  41

  8. SHEPPEY UNITED RESERVES      34  19   2  13  77  61  40

  9. FOLKESTONE TOWN RESERVES     34  16   4  14  54  59  36

 10. DOVER RESERVES               34  16   3  15  72  64  35

 11. WHITSTABLE TOWN              34  13   7  14  51  64  33

 12. FAVERSHAM TOWN               34  14   4  16  52  59  32

 13. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           34  10   4  20  41  87  24

 14. ORPINGTON ATHLETIC           34   8   6  20  54  88  22

 15. ASHFORD TOWN RESERVES        34   7   6  21  44  99  20

 16. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    34   8   3  23  44  90  19

 17. DEAL TOWN RESERVES           34   6   7  21  40  88  19

 18. CANTERBURY CITY RESERVES     34   6   2  26  35  86  14

  (612 265 82 265 1173 1165 612)

 

1968-1969

 

  1. BRETT SPORTS                 34  23   5   6  98  27  51

  2. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              34  21   8   5  92  41  50

  3. MARGATE RESERVES             34  20   8   6  89  43  48

  4. SITTINGBOURNE                34  21   6   7  77  40  48

  5. CHATHAM TOWN                 34  20   6   8  80  52  46

  6. RAMSGATE ATHLETIC RESERVES   34  18   6  10  90  59  42

  7. TUNNEL SPORTS                34  15  10   9  70  47  40

  8. SHEPPEY UNITED RESERVES      34  17   6  11  75  52  40

  9. ORPINGTON ATHLETIC           34  11  11  12  52  64  33

 10. FAVERSHAM TOWN               34  13   5  16  60  63  31

 11. WHITSTABLE TOWN              34  14   3  17  61  66  31

 12. DEAL TOWN RESERVES           34  12   5  17  59  69  29

 13. CANTERBURY CITY RESERVES     34  11   6  17  51  79  28

 14. CROCKENHILL                  34  11   5  18  57  82  27

 15. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    34   9   8  17  54  60  26

 16. FOLKESTONE TOWN RESERVES     34  10   4  20  50  88  24

 17. GRAVESEND & NORTHFLEET RES.  34   5   3  26  36 125  13

 18. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           34   1   3  30  35 129   5

  (612 252 108 252 1186 1186 612)

 

1969-1970

 

The table does not balance

 

  1. FAVERSHAM TOWN               28  21   5   2  67  21  47

  2. KENT POLICE                  28  18   3   7  80  55  39

  3. TUNNEL SPORTS                28  15   7   6  58  25  37

  4. SITTINGBOURNE                28  15   7   6  60  36  37

  5. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              28  10  11   7  56  50  31

  6. MARGATE RESERVES             28  11   8   9  47  49  30

  7. CHATHAM TOWN                 28  13   2  11  62  53  28

  8. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    28  11   5  12  54  52  27

  9. WHITSTABLE TOWN              28  10   7  11  64  50  27

 10. DEAL TOWN RESERVES           28   9   7  12  41  47  25

 11. RAMSGATE ATHLETIC RESERVES   28   8   7  13  53  62  23

 12. BRETT SPORTS                 28   6   9  13  32  55  21

 13. SHEPPEY UNITED RESERVES      28   5   7  16  44  71  17

 14. CROCKENHILL                  28   6   4  18  40  77  16

 15. FOLKESTONE TOWN RESERVES     28   5   5  18  35  70  15

  (420 163 94 161 793 773 420)

 

1970-1971

 

There is an imbalance of 32 between the goals columns

 

  1. FAVERSHAM TOWN               38  28   5   5 116  37  61

  2. CHATHAM TOWN                 38  23   8   7 102  52  54

  3. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           38  22   9   7 101  51  53

  4. SITTINGBOURNE                38  21   8   9  95  57  50

  5. MARGATE RESERVES             38  18   5  15  96  71  41

  6. BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES       38  15  11  12  64  72  41

  7. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    38  18   4  16  77  63  40

  8. BRETT SPORTS                 38  16   7  15  68  67  39

  9. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         38  16   6  16  50  68  38

 10. ASHFORD TOWN RESERVES        38  15   7  16  98  73  37

 11. KENT POLICE                  38  12  13  13  73  78  37

 12. HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES     38  14   9  15  61  67  37

 13. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              38  14   8  16  63  64  36

 14. WHITSTABLE TOWN              38  13   9  16  67  72  35

 15. DARTFORD AMATEURS            38  13   7  18  68  66  33

 16. RAMSGATE ATHLETIC RESERVES   38  13   5  20  59  80  31

 17. SHEPPEY UNITED RESERVES      38  11   9  20  57  79  31

 18. FOLKESTONE TOWN RESERVES     38  11   5  22  53 101  27

 19. CROCKENHILL                  38   6   8  24  49 111  20

 20. DEAL TOWN RESERVES           38   5   9  24  34  90  19

  (760 304 152 306 1451 1419 760)

 

1971-1972

 

The results and games/points columns do not balance.

 

  1. CHATHAM TOWN                 35  23  10 2 103 33 56

  2. BRETT SPORTS                 37  25   6 6 89 37 56

  3. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           38  23   9 6 93 59 55

  4. KENT POLICE                  38  18  10 10 90 56 46

  5. SITTINGBOURNE                37  18  10 9 70 49 46

  6. DARTFORD AMATEURS            35  16  12 7 58 39 44

  7. DEAL TOWN                    35  15  10 10 88 53 40

  8. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         36  15   9 12 49 36 39

  9. DOVER RESERVES               37  13  12 12 51 41 38

 10. DARTFORD RESERVES            38  12  13 13 62 67 37

 11. ASHFORD TOWN RESERVES        37  13  11 13 67 77 37

 12. CROCKENHILL                  36  13   6 17 56 66 32

 13. BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES       38  11   9 18 58 77 31

 14. HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES     38  10  10 18 51 86 30

 15. FOLKESTONE TOWN RESERVES     36   9  11 16 52 77 29

 16. MARGATE RESERVES             38  11   7  20  47  95  29

 17. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              38   6  15  17  51  73  27

 18. WHITSTABLE TOWN              36  10   5  21  54  71  25

 19. SHEPPEY UNITED RESERVES      36   7   7  22  40  84  21

 20. RAMSGATE RESERVES            37   5   7  25  45  98  17

  (736 273 189 274 1274 1274 735)

 

1972-1973

  1. SHEPPEY UNITED                38  31   5   2 127  33  67

  2. SITTINGBOURNE                 38  26   6   6 108  37  58

  3. CHATHAM TOWN                  38  24   5   9  92  47  53

  4. BRETTS SPORTS                 38  22   6  10  76  41  50   

  5. KENT POLICE (-4)             36  22   6   8  76  41  46 

  6. DOVER RESERVES  (-7)         38  19   9  10  66  35  40

  7. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           38  16   8  14  67  71  40

  8. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              38  17   5  16  88  68  39

  9. BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES       38  15   7  16  59  57  37

 10. DARTFORD AMATEURS            38  16   5  17  65  71  37

 11. DEAL TOWN (-2)               38  16   5  17  65  69  35 

 12. FOLKESTONE RESERVES          38  14   6  18  65  92  34

 13. WHITSTABLE TOWN (+2)         37  11   9  17  50  83  33 

 14. CROCKENHILL                  38  14   4  20  67  94  32

 15. RAMSGATE RESERVES (+2)       37  10   9  18  49  69  31 

 16. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    38  11   7  20  44  71  29

 17. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         38   9  10  19  55  77  28

 18. HASTINGS UNITED RESERVES     38   9   5  24  53  97  23

 19. ASHFORD TOWN RESERVES        38   6  10  22  42 113  22

 20. MARGATE RESERVES             38   4   5  29  41  97  13

  (756 312 132 312 1355 1363 747)

 

1973-1974

  1. CHATHAM TOWN                 36  29   4   3 113  31  62

  2. SITTINGBOURNE                36  27   5   4  97  29  59

  3. SHEPPEY UNITED               36  19   9   8  80  41  47

  4. BEXLEY UNITED RESERVES       36  16   8  12  57  51  40

  5. DARTFORD AMATEURS            36  15   9  12  76  66  39

  6. CROCKENHILL                  36  14   9  13  55  55  37

  7. MARGATE RESERVES             36  14   9  13  64  64  37

  8. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              36  15   6  15  71  54  36

  9. DEAL TOWN                    36  14   8  14  59  56  36

 10. KENT POLICE                  36  13   9  14  57  60  35

 11. WHITSTABLE TOWN              36  13   9  14  52  57  35

 12. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         36  11  11  14  55  73  33

 13. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           36  14   5  17  38  64  33

 14. CANTERBURY CITY RESERVES     36  12   7  17  50  62  31

 15. ASHFORD TOWN RESERVES        36  10  11  15  64  80  31

 16. DOVER RESERVES (-2)          36   8  11  17  45  70  25 

 17. RAMSGATE RESERVES            36  11   2  23  42  78  24

 18. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    36   8   8  20  45  88  24

 19. FOLKESTONE RESERVES          36   7   4  25  39  90  18

  (684 270 144 270 1159 1169 682)

 

1974-1975

  1. SHEPPEY UNITED               36  27   8   1  99  37  62

  2. MEDWAY                       36  27   3   6  93  32  57

  3. SITTINGBOURNE                36  26   2   8  90  37  54

  4. CROCKENHILL                  36  24   5   7  88  40  53

  5. DARTFORD AMATEURS            36  19   8   9  71  46  46

  6. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              36  20   5  11  67  48  45

  7. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           36  19   6  11  63  48  44

  8. WHITSTABLE TOWN              36  15  12   9  60  58  42

  9. DEAL TOWN                    36  14   8  14  72  63  36

 10. HERNE BAY                    36  12   7  17  56  65  31

 11. RAMSGATE RESERVES            36  12   6  18  59  70  30

 12. MARGATE RESERVES             36  11   7  18  47  73  29

 13. ASHFORD TOWN RESERVES        36  11   6  19  54  73  28

 14. KENT POLICE                  36  11   5  20  49  61  27

 15. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    36   7  12  17  46  83  26

 16. CANTERBURY CITY RESERVES     36   9   6  21  61  88  24

 17. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         36   7   8  21  37  73  22

 18. DOVER RESERVES               36   7   7  22  34  75  21

 19. FOLKESTONE/SHEPWAY RESERVES  36   2   3  31  23  99   7

  (684 280 124 280 1169 1169 684)

 

1975-1976

  1. SITTINGBOURNE                36  26   5   5  87  38  57 

  2. DARTFORD AMATEURS            36  23  10   3  93  42  56

  3. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              36  23   9   4 100  37  55

  4. SHEPPEY UNITED               36  23   9   4  91  44  55

  5. DEAL TOWN                    36  23   4   9  74  29  50

  6. MEDWAY                       36  22   5   9  90  43  49

  7. CROCKENHILL                  36  20   4  12  84  52  44

  8. KENT POLICE                  36  15  10  11  80  45  40

  9. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    36  17   5  14  64  53  39

 10. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         36  15   5  16  51  63  35

 11. MAIDSTONE UNITED RESERVES    36  10  14  12  59  62  34

 12. MARGATE RESERVES             36  12   6  18  53  79  30

 13. HERNE BAY                    36  11   7  18  59  72  29

 14. WHITSTABLE TOWN              36  10   5  21  61 100  25

 15. FOLKESTONE/SHEPWAY RESERVES  36  10   4  22  50  79  24

 16. ASHFORD TOWN RESERVES        36   8   5  23  57 117  21

 17. DOVER RESERVES               36   4   9  23  36  92  17

 18. TONBRIDGE RESERVES           36   4   7  25  38  87  15

 19. RAMSGATE RESERVES            36   2   5  29  38 131   9

  (684 278 128 278 1265 1265 684)

 

1976-1977

  1. MEDWAY TOWN                  32  25   5   2  93  24  55

  2. SITTINGBOURNE                32  21   5   6  68  48  47

  3. DARTFORD GLENTWORTH          31  19   7   5  57  35  45

  4. SHEPPEY UNITED               32  17   8   7  70  37  42

  5. FAVERSHAM TOWN               32  16   7   9  53  28  39

  6. KENT POLICE                  32  14  11   7  53  39  39

  7. MAIDSTONE UNITED RESERVES    31  15   7   9  56  43  37

  8. DEAL TOWN                    32  13   9  10  50  44  35

  9. CROCKENHILL                  32  14   5  13  54  51  33

 10. RAMSGATE TOWN                32  14   3  15  47  53  31

 11. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              32   9   6  17  60  69  24

 12. WHITSTABLE TOWN              32  10   4  18  37  54  24

 13. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    32   5  13  14  29  52  23

 14. HERNE BAY                    32   8   5  19  37  69  21

 15. DOVER RESERVES               32   5  10  17  24  52  20

 16. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         32   7   4  21  36  71  18

 17. FOLKESTONE TOWN RESERVES     32   2   5  25  32  87   9

  (542 214 114 214 856 856 542)

 

The match between Maidstone United Reserves and Dartford Glentworth was not played.

 

1977-1978

  1. FAVERSHAM TOWN               34  23   8   3  83  24  54

  2. SHEPPEY UNITED               34  24   5   5  87  32  53

  3. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              34  21  10   3  84  38  52

  4. HYTHE TOWN                   34  19   6   9  73  57  44

  5. MAIDSTONE UNITED RESERVES    34  18   6  10  58  39  42

  6. CROCKENHILL                  34  16   8  10  62  46  40

  7. DARTFORD GLENTWORTH          34  15   8  11  59  45  38

  8. MEDWAY                       34  15   8  11  53  49  38

  9. RAMSGATE                     34  12  13   9  54  51  37

 10. DEAL TOWN                    34  13   7  14  47  53  33

 11. WHITSTABLE TOWN              34  13   6  15  52  43  32

 12. HERNE BAY                    34   9   9  18  39  76  27

 13. SITTINGBOURNE                34   8   9  17  37  60  25

 14. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    34   8   6  20  44  76  22

 15. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         34   4  12  18  40  60  20

 16. FOLKESTONE/SHEPWAY RESERVES  34   6   7  21  37  61  19

 17. KENT POLICE                  34   6   6  22  34  81  18

 18. DOVER RESERVES               34   9   0  25  35  87  18

  (612 239 134 241 978 978 612)

 

The reserve sides of Dover, Folkestone & Shepway and Maidstone United all left the Kent League, with competition becoming one for ‘first teams’ only.  Cray Wanderers, Darenth Heathside and Erith & Belvedere joined the competition.

 

1978-1979

 

  1. SHEPPEY UNITED               34  22  11   1  73  28  55

  2. HYTHE TOWN                   34  21   7   6  71  34  49

  3. FAVERSHAM TOWN               34  22   5   7  71  37  49

  4. MEDWAY                       34  18  10   6  64  27  46

  5. WHITSTABLE TOWN              34  18   7   9  52  33  43

  6. SITTINGBOURNE                34  16   7  11  57  42  39

  7. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              34  15   6  13  51  52  36

  8. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            34  10  12  12  42  38  32

  9. DEAL TOWN                    34  13   6  15  40  50  32

 10. RAMSGATE                     34  14   4  16  42  59  32

 11. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         34   8  13  13  46  47  29

 12. HERNE BAY (-2)               34  10  10  14  47  59  28

 13. DARTFORD GLENTWORTH          34   9  10  15  40  52  28

 14. CRAY WANDERERS               34   9   9  16  50  65  27

 15. ERITH & BELVEDERE            34   8   9  17  49  48  25

 16. KENT POLICE                  34  10   4  20  46  67  24

 17. CROCKENHILL                  34   7   7  20  43  73  21

 18. SNOWDOWN COLLIERY WELFARE    34   4   7  23  29 102  15

  (612 234 144 234 913 913 610)

 

Snowdown Colliery Welfare left the Kent League. Medway changed back to the name ‘Chatham Town’.

 

1979-1980

  1. CHATHAM TOWN                 32  23   7   2  69  22  53

  2. CRAY WANDERERS               32  20   9   3  80  25  49

  3. HYTHE TOWN                   32  19   4   9  57  48  42

  4. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            32  17   7   8  52  34  41

  5. SITTINGBOURNE                32  15   9   8  49  43  39

  6. SHEPPEY UNITED               32  14   7  11  51  42  35

  7. WHITSTABLE TOWN              32  14   7  11  43  37  35

  8. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              32  15   5  12  50  53  35

  9. ERITH & BELVEDERE            32  11  12   9  34  29  34

 10. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         32  11   5  16  48  57  27

 11. DARTFORD GLENTWORTH          32   8  10  14  33  48  26

 12. DEAL TOWN                    32   7  10  15  33  45  24

 13. HERNE BAY                    32   8   8  16  34  51  24

 14. FAVERSHAM TOWN               32   7   8  17  40  51  22

 15. CROCKENHILL                  32   7   7  18  51  69  21

 16. RAMSGATE                     32   6   8  18  30  57  20

 17. KENT POLICE                  32   5   7  20  38  81  17

  (544 207 130 207 792 792 544)

 

1980-1981

  1. CRAY WANDERERS               32  24   5   3  92  27  53

  2. CHATHAM TOWN                 32  22   6   4  61  23  50

  3. CROCKENHILL                  32  20   5   7  63  37  45

  4. ERITH & BELVEDERE            32  19   5   8  57  30  43

  5. SITTINGBOURNE                32  18   5   9  74  29  41

  6. HYTHE TOWN                   32  18   5   9  70  45  41

  7. SHEPPEY UNITED               32  16   9   7  45  33  41

  8. FAVERSHAM TOWN               32  12  11   9  36  28  35

  9. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              32  10   9  13  33  49  29

 10. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            32   9  10  13  45  52  28

 11. DEAL TOWN                    32  10   7  15  46  49  27

 12. DARTFORD GLENTWORTH          32  11   3  18  40  60  25

 13. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC (-2)    32  10   5  17  39  51  23

 14. WHITSTABLE TOWN              32   7   7  18  33  58  21

 15. KENT POLICE                  32   5   9  18  43  67  19

 16. HERNE BAY                    32   4   6  22  23  67  14

 17. RAMSGATE                     32   2   3  27  26 121   7

  (544 217 110 217 826 826 542)

 

Dartford Glentworth left the competition.

 

1981-1982

  1. ERITH & BELVEDERE            30  17  10   3  45  22  44

  2. SITTINGBOURNE                30  16  11   3  63  33  43

  3. CHATHAM TOWN                 30  18   5   7  61  34  41

  4. SHEPPEY UNITED               30  16   5   9  60  40  37

  5. CROCKENHILL                  30  11  13   6  54  41  35

  6. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         30  11  13   6  45  32  35

  7. WHITSTABLE TOWN              30  11  12   7  48  37  34

  8. CRAY WANDERERS               30  13   6  11  51  40  32

  9. DEAL TOWN                    30  11  10   9  44  36  32

 10. RAMSGATE                     30   9   9  12  44  47  27

 11. HYTHE TOWN                   30  10   7  13  48  52  27

 12. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            30  10   4  16  37  50  24

 13. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              30   8   6  16  36  58  22

 14. HERNE BAY                    30   7   6  17  36  63  20

 15. FAVERSHAM TOWN               30   4   8  18  26  50  16

 16. KENT POLICE                  30   2   7  21  35  98  11

  (480 174 132 174 733 733 480)

 

Erith & Belvedere moved to the Southern League. Alma Swanley and Beckenham Town joined the competition.

 

1982-1983

  1. CROCKENHILL                  32  19   6   7  55  26  44

  2. HYTHE TOWN                   32  18   7   7  66  37  43

  3. DEAL TOWN                    32  15  11   6  51  34  41

  4. SITTINGBOURNE                32  15  10   7  70  33  40

  5. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              32  14   9   9  52  46  37

  6. HERNE BAY                    32  13  10   9  33  32  36

  7. CHATHAM TOWN                 32  12  11   9  42  36  35

  8. CRAY WANDERERS               32  12  10  10  65  33  34

  9. BECKENHAM TOWN               32  12   9  11  46  46  33

 10. SHEPPEY UNITED               32  13   6  13  51  49  32

 11. ALMA SWANLEY                 32  12   8  12  50  49  32

 12. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         32  12   7  13  41  35  31

 13. FAVERSHAM TOWN               32  11   5  16  40  53  27

 14. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            32   5  12  15  27  51  22

 15. WHITSTABLE TOWN              32   6   9  17  36  59  21

 16. KENT POLICE                  32   6   7  19  34  80  19

 17. RAMSGATE                     32   4   9  19  22  82  17

  (544 199 146 199 781 781 544)

 

Chatham Town left to join the Southern League.

 

1983-1984

 

3 points for a win introduced.

 

  1. SITTINGBOURNE                30  24   3   3  87  26  75

  2. SHEPPEY UNITED               30  21   3   6  61  28  66

  3. HYTHE TOWN                   30  17   5   8  63  39  56

  4. CRAY WANDERERS               30  14   7   9  66  40  49

  5. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              30  12   7  11  61  44  43

  6. CROCKENHILL                  30  11  10   9  37  34  43

  7. HERNE BAY                    30  13   4  13  42  43  43

  8. BECKENHAM TOWN               30  12   6  12  56  54  42

  9. DEAL TOWN                    30  13   3  14  54  54  42

 10. FAVERSHAM TOWN               30  12   6  12  40  41  42

 11. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         30  11   4  15  38  52  37

 12. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            30   9   8  13  44  50  35

 13. ALMA SWANLEY                 30   8  10  12  39  50  34

 14. KENT POLICE                  30   8   6  16  27  63  30

 15. WHITSTABLE TOWN              30   4   9  17  37  62  21

 16. RAMSGATE                     30   4   3  23  22  94  15

  (480 193 94 193 774 774 673)

 

Sheppey United left to join the Southern League. Greenwich Borough and Metropolitan Police joined the Kent League.

 

For the seasons covered below on the Kent League, Division 1 final tables are shown. It has not been possible to discover the ‘status’ of a Division 2 and it did not seem a worthwhile exercise trying too hard because there is no sign of relegation to such a section, nor promotion from it in the period. There were points deductions for infringements of League rules, which is not uncommon. The Kent League also operated what appears to be a unique practice of deducting goals from teams for some misdemeanour or other. This helped cause a complication when compiling the record because it led, inevitably, to imbalance, for some seasons, between the ‘goals for’ and ‘goals against’ columns. In all cases where a goal(s) deduction has been ‘flagged up’, the club or clubs has/have had the goals reinstated.

 

However, this did not always provide balance between the two goals columns and it has taken a considerable amount of time to check and cross-check the final tables for the competition. Doug Smith (Herne Bay F.C.) has provided the Kent League on-line archive with what should be the most reliable version of the information and there are a number of disagreements between his version and other sources’ Kent League final tables. Keeping a record of results and tables is a very time-consuming process and congratulations to Doug Smith for the time and work put into what he has produced. Some of the tables on this site do not agree in the detail with the Kent League archive version, but without having it to check against it would have been impossible to produce the remainder of this page.

 

1984-1985

  1. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              32  22   6   4  83  39  72

  2. HYTHE TOWN                   32  22   6   4  70  33  72

  3. SITTINGBOURNE                32  21   4   7  77  43  67

  4. BECKENHAM TOWN               32  17   8   7  67  46  59

  5. CRAY WANDERERS               32  17   2  13  59  51  53

  6. GREENWICH BOROUGH            32  15   6  11  62  49  51

  7. FAVERSHAM TOWN               32  13   8  11  44  42  47

  8. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            32  13   7  12  45  43  46

  9. METROPOLITAN POLICE          32  10  13   9  66  66  43

 10. WHITSTABLE TOWN              32  12   4  16  43  44  40

 11. ALMA SWANLEY (-1)            32  11   7  14  47  49  39

 12. DEAL TOWN                    32   9  10  13  50  57  37

 13. HERNE BAY                    32   7   8  17  43  57  29

 14. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         32   7   7  18  35  66  28

 15. KENT POLICE                  32   8   3  21  48  88  27

 16. CROCKENHILL                  32   6   7  19  34  63  25

 17. RAMSGATE                     32   6   6  20  36  73  24

  (544 216 112 216 909 909 759)

 

Thames Polytechnic joined the competition. Alma Swanley (1) and Kent Police (2) had goals deducted by the League for some reason, but these have been ‘reinstated’ for the above table.

 

1985-1986

  1. ALMA SWANLEY                 34  22   9   3  78  39  75

  2. SITTINGBOURNE                34  21   7   6  76  37  70

  3. CROCKENHILL                  34  21   5   8  68  33  68

  4. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            34  17  11   6  57  32  62

  5. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              34  15  13   6  99  58  58

  6. FAVERSHAM TOWN               34  16   6  12  53  50  54

  7. GREENWICH BOROUGH            34  13  10  11  51  54  49

  8. RAMSGATE                     34  12   8  14  50  53  44

  9. KENT POLICE                  34  12   7  15  53  61  43

 10. THAMES POLYTECHNIC           34  11   9  14  36  49  42

 11. HERNE BAY                    34  12   6  16  34  52  42

 12. HYTHE TOWN                   34  11   7  16  50  59  40

 13. METROPOLITAN POLICE          34  12   4  18  54  63  40

 14. CRAY WANDERERS               34   9  12  13  34  51  39

 15. BECKENHAM TOWN               34  10   7  17  43  64  37

 16. WHITSTABLE TOWN              34   9   9  16  37  52  36

 17. SLADE GREEN ATHLETIC         34   5  10  19  14  42  25

 18. DEAL TOWN                    34   6   4  24  36  74  22

  (612 234 144 234 923 923 846)

 

Membership remained the same for the 1986-87 season, though Slade Green dropped the suffix ‘Athletic’ from the club’s name.

 

1986-1987

  1. GREENWICH BOROUGH            34  24   6   4 113  36  78

  2. CROCKENHILL                  34  22   9   3  63  31  75

  3. ALMA SWANLEY                 34  20   7   7  69  34  67

  4. RAMSGATE                     34  18   8   8  59  42  62

  5. HERNE BAY                    34  17   9   8  76  58  60

  6. SITTINGBOURNE                34  17   8   9  60  43  59

  7. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              34  14   8  12  56  45  50

  8. WHITSTABLE TOWN              34  14   8  12  45  47  50

  9. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            34  13   7  14  53  50  46

 10. CRAY WANDERERS               34  12   8  14  56  48  44

 11. HYTHE TOWN                   34  11  11  12  51  48  44

 12. SLADE GREEN                  34  12   6  16  50  51  42

 13. THAMES POLYTECHNIC           34   9   6  19  48  72  33

 14. METROPOLITAN POLICE          34   9   6  19  37  73  33

 15. BECKENHAM TOWN               34   7  10  17  37  61  31

 16. DEAL TOWN                    34   8   7  19  45  73  31

 17. FAVERSHAM TOWN (-1)          34   7  11  16  32  67  31

 18. KENT POLICE                  34   4   1  29  37 108  13

  (612 238 136 238 987 987 849)

 

Faversham Town had a goal deducted by the League, possibly in connection with the one point penalty the club incurred. This goal has been ‘reinstated’ in the table above. Danson F.C. joined the competition.

 

1987-1988

  1. GREENWICH BOROUGH            36  26   5   5 111  50  83

  2. FAVERSHAM TOWN               36  23   7   6  92  36  76

  3. WHITSTABLE TOWN              36  20   8   8  56  37  68

  4. SITTINGBOURNE                36  17  11   8  68  53  62

  5. HYTHE TOWN                   36  19   4  13  70  58  61

  6. KENT POLICE                  36  16   8  12  69  66  56

  7. CRAY WANDERERS               36  16   7  13  72  52  55

  8. BECKENHAM TOWN               36  16   5  15  61  55  53

  9. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              36  14  10  12  57  50  52

 10. RAMSGATE                     36  14   8  14  55  53  50

 11. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            36  11  11  14  57  56  44

 12. ALMA SWANLEY                 36  11  11  14  41  47  44

 13. METROPOLITAN POLICE          36  11   8  17  45  61  41

 14. SLADE GREEN                  36  10   9  17  54  60  39

 15. DANSON                       36  10   9  17  44  68  39

 16. DEAL TOWN                    36  11   5  20  40  67  38

 17. THAMES POLYTECHNIC           36  10   8  18  37  65  38

 18. HERNE BAY                    36   9   8  19  35  69  35

 19. CROCKENHILL                  36   4   6  26  21  82  18

  (684 268 148 268 1085 1085 952)

 

The table above is as accurate as it is possible to make it. The Kent League Archive gives a different ‘goals for’ total for Whitstable Town of 67, but this would create imbalance between the two goals columns. Another source (the RSSF) also has a different Whitstable ‘goals for’ total at 57, with Darenth Heathside’s ‘goals against’ total listed as 58. This would also leave imbalance between the goals columns, though it could, of course be possible that the RSSF version is correct and that the Kent League had deducted a goal from one of its clubs – for some reason. Then again, this site’s version might be the right one.

Chatham Town joined the Kent League from the Southern League.

 

1988-1989

  1. HYTHE TOWN                   38  29   3   6 133  41  90

  2. DEAL TOWN                    38  24   4  10  80  35  76

  3. FAVERSHAM TOWN               38  22   7   9  68  36  73

  4. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            38  20   8  10  69  44  68

  5. SITTINGBOURNE                38  18  12   8  59  43  66

  6. ALMA SWANLEY                 38  18  10  10  66  46  64

  7. CRAY WANDERERS               38  19   7  12  67  53  64

  8. WHITSTABLE TOWN              38  18   9  11  75  42  63

  9. RAMSGATE                     38  19   6  13  66  61  63

 10. SLADE GREEN                  38  17  10  11  60  59  61

 11. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              38  16   8  14  58  57  56

 12. KENT POLICE                  38  16   5  17  61  74  53

 13. CROCKENHILL                  38  11  12  15  52  51  45

 14. DANSON                       38  12   5  21  55  67  41

 15. METROPOLITAN POLICE          38  11   7  20  50  83  40

 16. GREENWICH BOROUGH (-3)       38   8  15  15  53  56  36

 17. BECKENHAM TOWN               38   8  10  20  41  68  34

 18. THAMES POLYTECHNIC           38   8  10  20  44  83  34

 19. CHATHAM TOWN                 38   3   8  27  41 105  17

 20. HERNE BAY                    38   3   4  31  27 121  13

  (760 300 160 300 1225 1225 1057)

 

Hythe Town moved to the Southern League Southern Division, exchanging places with Tonbridge A.F.C..

 

1989-1990

  1. FAVERSHAM TOWN               38  28   4   6 101  30  88

  2. SITTINGBOURNE                38  27   5   6  85  37  86

  3. TONBRIDGE AFC                38  26   6   6  87  42  84

  4. DEAL TOWN                    38  21  11   6  88  48  74

  5. ALMA SWANLEY                 38  22   8   8  80  41  74

  6. GREENWICH BOROUGH            38  20   6  12  66  55  65

  7. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              38  17   9  12  85  66  60

  8. WHITSTABLE TOWN              38  17   5  16  51  57  56

  9. SLADE GREEN                  38  14   8  16  54  61  50

 10. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            38  12  12  14  61  64  48

 11. KENT POLICE                  38  13   9  16  60  84  48

 12. BECKENHAM TOWN               38  12  10  16  54  60  46

 13. THAMES POLYTECHNIC           38  11  11  16  49  61  44

 14. HERNE BAY                    38  12   7  19  64  62  43

 15. CROCKENHILL (-3)             38  12   6  20  56  75  39

 16. CHATHAM TOWN                 38   9   8  21  38  84  35

 17. DANSON                       38   8   9  21  42  58  33

 18. CRAY WANDERERS               38   7  11  20  48  74  32

 19. METROPOLITAN POLICE          38   8   4  26  38  87  28

 20. RAMSGATE                     38   6   7  25  39 100  25

  (760 302 156 302 1246 1246 1058)

 

Once again the goals totals have caused problems for this season. The League Archive version for the 1989-1990 season contains an imbalance of 8 goals, but this can be partly explained by deductions of goals (reported in another source) of 4 from Crockenhill and 2 from Metropolitan Police (Hayes). In the version of the final table shown above, these goals have been ‘reinstated’, as the point of leaving them out escapes me completely. This would still leave a mismatch between the ‘goals for’ and ‘goals against’ columns, but if a further source’s ‘goals against’ total of 37 for Sittingbourne is correct (as opposed to the 39 shown in the League Archive), the columns can be made to match up. This seems an acceptable solution.

Sheppey United returned to the Kent League from the Southern League Southern Division.

 

1990-1991

  1. SITTINGBOURNE                40  32   8   0  87  19 104

  2. CRAY WANDERERS               40  27  11   2  91  33  92

  3. HERNE BAY                    40  24  11   5  83  28  83

  4. TONBRIDGE AFC (-1)           40  24   8   8  72  33  79

  5. DEAL TOWN                    40  23   8   9  88  42  77

  6. FAVERSHAM TOWN               40  20  10  10  62  33  70

  7. WHITSTABLE TOWN              40  20   8  12  67  44  68

  8. ALMA SWANLEY                 40  18   9  13  59  52  63

  9. SLADE GREEN                  40  16  10  14  65  49  58

 10. RAMSGATE                     40  16   9  15  60  63  57

 11. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              40  16   6  18  71  79  54

 12. CHATHAM TOWN                 40  13   9  18  61  71  48

 13. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            40  12   9  19  44  68  45

 14. BECKENHAM TOWN               40  12   7  21  37  54  43

 15. CROCKENHILL (-1)             40  10  11  19  47  89  40

 16. THAMES POLYTECHNIC           40  10   7  23  49  76  37

 17. GREENWICH BOROUGH            40  10   5  25  49  76  35

 18. DANSON                       40   7  13  20  41  80  34

 19. KENT POLICE                  40   8   9  23  51  77  33

 20. METROPOLITAN POLICE          40   5  10  25  37  89  25

 21. SHEPPEY UNITED               40   6   4  30  39 105  22

  (840 329 182 329 1260 1260 1167)

 

Sittingbourne moved to the Southern League Southern Division. Danson became ‘Danson Furness United’. Corinthian (Southern League Southern Division) and Thamesmead Town joined the Kent League.

 

1991-1992

  1. HERNE BAY                    40  29   6   5  91  34  93

  2. FAVERSHAM TOWN               40  25  11   4  80  33  86

  3. DEAL TOWN                    40  26   6   8 119  43  84

  4. TONBRIDGE AFC                40  26   6   8  93  44  84

  5. ALMA SWANLEY                 40  24  11   5  92  49  83

  6. SHEPPEY UNITED               40  21  11   8  69  44  74

  7. WHITSTABLE TOWN              40  21   8  11  70  38  71

  8. SLADE GREEN                  40  15  12  13  68  56  57

  9. GREENWICH BOROUGH            40  15  10  15  77  62  55

 10. RAMSGATE                     40  16   7  17  62  58  55

 11. KENT POLICE                  40  14  11  15  60  63  53

 12. TUNBRIDGE WELLS              40  15   8  17  61  68  53

 13. CORINTHIAN                   40  14   8  18  57  62  50

 14. BECKENHAM TOWN               40  13  10  17  52  67  49

 15. THAMES POLYTECHNIC           40   8  11  21  43  78  35

 16. CROCKENHILL                  40   7  13  20  48  83  34

 17. THAMESMEAD TOWN              40   9   7  24  44 100  34

 18. CRAY WANDERERS               40   8   7  25  38  84  31

 19. CHATHAM TOWN                 40   7  10  23  41  89  31

 20. DANSON FURNESS UNITED        40   8   6  26  39  95  30

 21. DARENTH HEATHSIDE            40   6   7  27  42  96  35

  (840 327 186 327 1346 1346 1177)

 

Metropolitan Police (Hayes) left the Kent League during the season and the club’s record was deleted. Thames Polytechnic left at the end of the campaign, while Folkestone Invicta joined the competition.