Maidstone League


1920-1928
Platt's first season in the Maidstone league was very tough and they had not won a game in their first 13 fixtures and although they did not end in a relegation position, the record shows that they kicked their first ball the following season in Division 4 ?

I cannot confirm how this happened but I do have my own idea;

As 1920 was their first year they would have been 'placed' in a division in which the Maidstone League thought they could compete in, however this in reality was probably too high a standard for them to start out in. Platt realised this so to get round the situation also submitted a reserve side which was placed in Division 4 for the following season. Obviously at the time Platt did not have two teams, so Platt effectively withdrew from Division 2 and all the players then played for Platt Res in Division 4 for the 1921-22 season, before dropping the reserves tag for the start of the 1922-23 season.


Maidstone Div 2 1920-21 P W D L F A Pts
Ditton 21 14 6 1 71 22 34
Broadmead 22 14 4 4 68 31 32
Malling 22 14 4 4 55 27 32
Aylesford 22 15 2 5 90 33 32
S.E & C.R 22 11 5 6 67 34 27
Malgo 22 8 7 7 51 27 23
Snodland 'A' 22 7 5 10 45 75 19
West Farleigh 22 7 2 13 31 65 16
Kreemy Works * 22 7 2 13 29 56 14
Platt 22 5 4 13 21 74 14
Halling 'A' * 21 6 2 13 29 58 12
Rootes 22 2 1 19 27 86 5

Maidstone Div 4 1921-22 P W D L F A Pts
Bearsted Res 24 22 1 1 123 19 45
Maidstone Albions 24 17 3 4 70 31 37
Walderslade 24 16 4 4 70 33 36
R.A.S.C * 24 16 3 5 75 39 33
Platt Res 23 13 3 7 57 41 29
Malling Res 24 12 2 10 47 38 26
Aylesford Res 24 11 4 9 40 38 26
S.E & C.R Res 24 8 5 11 41 53 21
Farleigh Invicta 24 6 5 13 47 70 17
Malgo Res 24 5 4 15 41 64 14
M.C.I Res 24 5 3 16 44 82 13
Otham Sports 23 3 1 19 23 70 7
Larkfield Ramblers 24 1 2 21 26 106 4

Maidstone Div 4 1922-23 P W D L F A Pts
Burham Minors 18 16 1 1 76 15 33
Halling Institute 'A' 18 14 2 2 76 21 30
A.P.C.M * 18 14 2 2 88 18 28
Platt 18 11 2 5 45 31 24
Malling Res 18 9 2 7 36 37 20
Ditton Rovers 18 5 3 10 31 52 13
Drake & Fletcher's 18 5 0 13 28 62 10
Granville 18 3 2 13 18 62 8
St. Leonard's 18 2 3 13 19 70 7
R.A.M.C (T) 18 2 1 15 21 69 5

Maidstone Div 4 1923-24 P W D L F A Pts
Malling 'A' 21 15 4 2 97 19 34
East Malling 'A' 22 14 4 4 59 27 32
Granville * 22 15 3 4 73 38 31
A.P.C.M Jun. Ath. 22 14 3 5 49 29 31
North Ward 22 10 4 8 59 47 24
Charles Arkcoll's 22 8 5 9 40 51 21
Hook's 'A' 22 8 3 11 46 46 19
Platt 22 7 3 12 41 53 17
St. Leonard's 'A' 22 5 6 11 38 61 16
Walderslade 21 7 1 13 38 64 15
Drake & Flethcher's 22 6 2 14 39 61 14
Larkfield Red Triangle 22 2 1 19 22 95 5

Maidstone Div 4 1924-25 P W D L F A Pts
A.P.C.M (Halling) 20 17 2 1 96 20 36
Platt 20 14 3 3 63 25 31
Aylesford Minors 20 12 2 6 63 27 26
Granville 20 12 1 7 85 38 25
Drake & Fletcher's 20 8 4 8 55 52 20
APM Res 20 9 1 10 51 48 19
North Ward 20 7 4 9 43 51 18
Blue Bell 20 6 3 11 51 73 15
East Malling Res 20 6 3 11 49 57 15
Charles Arkcoll's 20 5 3 12 30 69 13
Offham 20 0 1 19 14 143 1

Maidstone Div 3 1925-26 P W D L F A Pts
Aylesford Minors 24 24 0 0 130 16 48
APM Res 24 18 2 4 131 40 38
Kreemy Works 24 17 1 6 110 44 35
A.P.C.M (Halling) 24 13 4 7 80 47 30
North Ward 24 13 3 8 87 62 29
Platt 24 13 3 8 80 71 29
Hook's Res 24 11 3 10 91 55 25
East Malling Res 23 8 5 10 51 82 21
Labour Party 24 7 2 15 33 96 16
Drake & Fletcher's 24 5 4 15 50 67 14
Atholstone Rovers 24 3 3 18 29 110 9
Offham 23 3 2 18 26 118 8
Crescent Ath. 24 3 2 19 31 109 8

Maidstone Div 3 1926-27 P W D L F A Pts
APM Res 13 10 2 1 62 9 22
Burham Orient 12 10 1 1 56 14 21
North Ward 15 9 2 4 73 22 20
Kreemy Works 16 8 4 4 66 26 20
Tovil Res 14 9 1 4 42 35 19
Southern Railway 15 8 2 5 52 35 18
East Malling Res 13 4 3 6 38 52 11
Lenham 14 5 1 8 34 42 11
Offham 11 2 1 8 12 49 5
Platt 13 1 1 11 26 77 3
Atholstone Rovers 15 1 0 14 21 116 2

Note: above league table shows only the results up to 19/02/27
On Saturday 19th February 1927 having only fielded 10 men against North Ward, Platt withdrew from the Maidstone League and their record for that season was expunged.

Platt did not play league football during the 1927-28 season, but successfully applied
to the Tonbridge League for the 1928-29 season.