Canterbury City

Address
Margate Football Club, Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Road, Margate CT9 5QZ
Website
Founded
1947
Stadium
Affiliated to:
Kent FA
Social

 

Chairman: Trevor James
chairman@canterburycityfc.co.uk
Secretary Peter Campbell
07974 721416
secretary@canterburycityfc.co.uk
Fixtures Secretary Don Macleod
fixtures@canterburycityfc.co.uk
Programme Editor: Dave Morgan
07847 715028
programmes@canterburycityfc.co.uk
Correspondence address: 14 Blackburn Road, Herne Bay, Kent CT6 7RJ
Colours: Shirts: Green; Shorts: Green; Socks: White; Keeper Shirt: Blue
Change strip: Shirts: Burgundy / Green stripes; Shorts: White; Socks: Burgendy; Keeper Shirt: Yellow
Manager: Dan Lawrence
07834 262963
Midweek home games: Tuesday
Matchday pass numbers: Away = 151-156 All = 157-158
Ground Directions:

Margate Football Club, Hartsdown Park, Hartsdown Road, Margate CT9 5QZ

From junction 2 of the M25 take the A2 and then the M2 towards Dover. On reaching the end of M2 take the A299 towards Margate.
Stay on the A299 for 16 miles until you reach the roundabout and take the 2nd turning for the A28 towards Margate. After 4 miles you will see the Margate boundary sign, and the dual carriage way will become a 2-way road.
After passing the BP garage and a pub called the Hussar, both on the right, you will pass through a set of traffic lights, take the 2nd right onto George V Avenue (signposted Ramsgate A254), and follow it up and around to the left passing the Hartsdown Academy School on your right.
At the end of this road, you will reach a T junction, turn right into Hartsdown Road. The entrance to the ground is a little further down on the left-hand side.

 

Canterbury City - A History

The original Canterbury City were formed in 1904, joining the East Kent Thursday League for the 1904–05 season.[4] The following season saw them join both the East Kent League and the Faversham & District League, but they folded at the end of the 1906–07 season.

In 1910 the club was reformed by P.C. Speed and joined Division Two West of the Kent League. However, they withdrew from the league during the season,[5] dropping into the Thanet League before folding after playing their last match on 10 December.

The name Canterbury City was resurrected in 1920 when Canterbury Alliance changed their name after being promoted to Division One of the Faversham & District League. However, they folded during the 1921–22 season after being unable to collect entrance fees from spectators as they played on a recreation ground.

A new Canterbury City was formed in 1947,[6] and joined Division One of the Kent League. They remained in the league until it folded in 1959, at which point they joined the Metropolitan League. After one season in the Metropolitan League, Canterbury moved up to Division One of the Southern League.

In 1964–65 the club reached the first round of the FA Cup for the first time, losing 6–0 at home to Fourth Division Torquay United. They reached the first round again in 1968–69, losing 1–0 at Third Division Swindon Town.

Canterbury remained in Division One until reorganisation saw them placed in Division One South in 1971.

Further reorganisation saw them moved to the Southern Division in 1979.

At the end of the 1993–94 season Canterbury dropped into Division One of the Kent League, which was renamed the Premier Division in 1998. They finished bottom of the league in 1999–2000 and 2000–01, after which they folded when the council evicted them from their Kingsmead Stadium.

The club was reformed in 2007 and joined Division Two East of the Kent County League for the 2007-8 season. They won the division in their first season and were promoted to Division One East. After winning a second successive title the following season, they were promoted to the Premier Division.

The 2010–11 season saw them finish as runners-up, earning promotion to the Kent League, which became the Southern Counties East League in 2013.

When the league gained a second division in 2016, Canterbury became members of the Premier Division, where they stayed until relegation to the First Division in the 2022/23 season.

Grounds

The original Canterbury City played at Wincheap Grove. A 140-capacity stand and dressing rooms were built in 1904 and were opened on 4 December by the city's mayor. The 1910 version of the club played at Pay's Field (later known as Bretts Corner), whilst the 1920 version played at the Victoria Rec.

By 1922, newspapers reported that the club were again playing at Wincheap Grove.

The modern version of the club originally played at the Kingsmead Stadium, but were evicted by the council in 2001.

In the first seasons after reforming, they initially played in Bridge, before moving to the Recreation Ground in Hersden for the 2009–10 season.

After the start of the 2010–11 season the club arranged an ongoing groundshare agreement to play their home matches at Herne Bay's Winch's Field ground.

At the beginning of the 2014–15 season City moved to Ashford United's Homelands ground.

They played at Deal Town's Charles Sports Ground in 2017–18,[10] before moving to Salters Lane, the home ground of Faversham Town, for the 2018–19 season.

After Faversham Town informed Canterbury that they would not wish to continue the arrangement into the 2022–23 season, a groundshare was arranged with Sittingbourne. However this agreement only lasted one season before a change was made to move to Margate's Hartsdown Park for the 2023-24 season.

Club Stats
Home Away All
Played 15 15 30
Wins 9 5 14
Draws 0 3 3
Losses 6 7 13
Home Away All
Per Match Total Per Match Total Per Match Total
Goals 2.3 35 1.5 22 1.9 57
Goals Conceded 1.8 27 1.3 20 1.6 47
Yellow Cards 0 0.1 2 0.1 2
Red Cards 0 0 0
Clean Sheets 0 0.2 3 0.1 3
Corners 0 0 0
Fouls 0 0 0
Offsides 0 0 0
Shots 0 0 0
Shots on Goal 0 0 0
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