An ongoing project to record and preserve the history of Kingstonian FC

1922-1923 SEASON

This is a (long term) temporary page in order to provide stats and reports for the 1922-1923 season. There are links to a single Surrey Comet report (as a JPG picture) for each game via the match by match stats below. Eventually it is hoped to provide a full season summary and multiple reports for each game with any other news items but this will be some way into the future.

Empire Day on the Richmond Road Ground. May 1923.
First Team:
Match by match details (linking to reports)
Player totals- Appearances, scorers etc.
Combined excel spreadsheet- match by match and player totals.
Athenian League Table
Athenian League Results Grid- results and dates for all Athenian matches.
Brief summary of the season:

Richmond Road was now owned by Kingstonian, albeit with a £4,000 mortgage against the total cost of £6,100 needed to buy the ground and to build the new main stand. They continued to improve the ground with better banking for spectators and railings installed at the side of the pitch, all largely carried out by volunteers. The groundshare with Leyland Motors continued but Kingstonian were now landlords and had priority on home games. They were also able to utilise a top pitch to provide a full set of reserve team fixtures for the first time since the war. The Reserves were to compete in the Southern Suburban League, finishing 6th.

Highlight of the season was a marathon Amateur Cup tie with three games against The Casuals, one of the top rated teams in amateur football at the time. K's came away with much credit but it ended with a 4-1 defeat in the third game played at Wimbledon.

Despite lifting a trophy in the Lewes Victoria Hospital Challenge Shield (a single game affair for charity), the rest of their cup form was not as good as it had been in the previous seasons and they made early exits from all competitions, Woking knocking them out of two of these. They did, however, show much improved form in the league after their bottom placed finish in the previous season. After starting with a significant number of new players, many of whom only played one or two games before being replaced, the team began to take more shape with the arrival of the Rassell brothers and amateur international Billy Gatland. They gradually climbed up the league before dropping off a little towards the end of the season but still ended up in a creditable 4th place.

Attendances were improving and 3,000 or more spectators was not unusual. This resulted in an increase in entrance money of 15% on the previous season which went some way towards justifying the financial risk they had taken.

Details of the Reserves will be added at a later date.


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