Metrogas vs. Chatham Town - A Look back to the 1912-13 Season

Metrogas vs. Chatham Town - A Look back to the 1912-13 Season

By Metrogas FC
16th July
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A look back 107 years to when Metrogas and Chatham both played in the Kent League Division 1.


Ahead of our fixture tomorrow with Chatham Town tomorrow we have taken a look back to the pre first world war season of 1912-13 season when tomorrow night’s visitors Chatham played alongside Metrogas in the Kent League Divison 1.

Unfortunately I do not have the results between the two sides but Metrogas finished in 7th place one spot behind 6th place Chatham.

The final league table can be seen below with Metrogas winning 10 of their 28 games, drawing 8 and losing 10. With only two points awarded for a win Metrogas finished with 28 points.

Chatham won 12, drew 4 and lost 12 meaning they also finished on 28 points but with a goal difference of 8 compared to Metrogas’s 7 Chatham pipped us to 6th spot.

Kent Non-League powerhouses Bromley, Gravesend (Now Ebbsfleet) Dartford, Maidstone, Cray Wanderers, Sheppy United and Sittingbourne all featured whilst the reserve sides from Football League club Millwall, Crystal Palace, and Gillingham were involved.

Millwall Reserves won the league by 3 points from Crystal Palace Reserves.

Following the conclusion of the 1912-13 season Metrogas dropped out of the Kent League and went on to join the Athenian League.

SEASON 1912-13 - FINAL TABLE
P W D L F A Pts
1 Millwall Reserves 28 20 5 3 79 21 45
2 Crystal Palace Reserves 28 19 4 5 91 35 42
3 Royal Naval depot 28 13 7 8 52 34 33
4 Northfleet United 28 14 5 9 58 55 33
5 Dartford 28 14 3 11 66 35 31
6 Chatham 28 12 4 12 62 54 28
7 Metrogas Athletic 28 10 8 10 45 38 28
8 Sittingbourne 28 10 7 11 54 59 27
9 Gillingham Reserves 28 10 7 11 46 65 27
10 Maidstone United 28 9 8 11 48 55 26
11 Sheppey United 28 10 4 14 37 48 24
12 Gravesend United 28 7 7 14 34 52 21
13 Bromley 28 9 2 17 45 69 20
14 Rochester 28 8 2 18 42 81 18
15 Cray Wanderers 28 6 5 17 41 75 17

Further details regarding the history of Chatham can be found here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chatham_Town_F.C.

Details relating to the Kent League which run from 1894 to 1959 can be found here. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Football_League_(1894%E2%80%931959)

Thank you to Grant Wilbur for providing the information for this article.

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