Season 2019-20 – Beckenham Town
The season may have come to an sudden end and all results expunged but games did take place and plenty of teams had a year to remember. Here we look back at some of the sides that had an impressive Premier Division campaign.
At the time of the premature end to the season Beckenham Town sat proudly at the summit of the Premier Division table, a position they had held for a majority of the campaign. Their defensive record was the best in the League and without a dominant goalscorer they instead shared scoring responsibilities around their very talented team.
Becks averaged 2.22 points per game this campaign which, had it continued through the scheduled 36 games, would have see them pick up 80 points in total. That would have seen them finish in the top 2 for sure and even if they were just denied the title that PPG average was also good enough for automatic promotion for being one of the top runners-up in the country.
Selected League wins
4-1 v Crowbrough Athletic
6-1 v AFC Croydon
4-2 v Lordswood
4-0 v AFC Croydon
4-2 v Bearsted
League Defeats x5
3-1 v Glebe
2-1 v Corinthian
2-1 v Bearsted
2-1 v Chatham Town
4-1 v Sheppey United
Beckenham Town only failed to score once in the League. That was back in February in a 0-0 draw at Punjab United.
17 players scored for Becks this campaign with Steve Townsend hitting the net the most with 11 League goals plus a further 4 in the Cups.
Beckenham’s Top League Scorers
Steve Townsend 11
Harvey Brand 8
Ashley Carew 7
Luke Rooney 6
Ryan Hall 6
Dominic Ogun 6
Beckenham Town still had 9 games to play. They were against…
Corinthian, Chatham Town, Fisher, Crowborough Ath, Tunbridge Wells, Lordswood, Canterbury, Deal Town and Glebe.
FA Cup – Beat Raynes Park before losing to Ashford United
FA Vase – Lost on penalties to Chatham Town after 2 wins
London Senior Trophy – Lost to Brentford B
Kent Senior Trophy – Semi-Final defeat to Corinthian after 3 wins
Challenge Cup – Lost to Rusthall
The season came to a halt far too early for Beckenham Town as every day they were getting closer to sealing promotion to the Division above. A winning run of 4 games without conceding finished their campaign showing that they were taking their top form into the business end of the year.
Despite not being rearded for their efforts you cannot take away the fact that this was an excellent season for the club.
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