Erith & Belvedere’s very own Statto, Brian Spurell has been sharing some interesting season statistics about the club on Twitter. We felt it deserves a place on our website so are airing his points below.
* It’s the 2nd season in Deres history to be abandoned! – 1939-40 ended for obvious reasons after 3 games after which the SE Combination league was created to provide wartime football. 28 games is our shortest league season since the 14-team Athenian League of 1963-64.
* The last 3 times we’ve been promoted – 1982, 2013 and 2019 – we were bottom of the higher league the next season. Though this year we were above Greenwich when they folded and only went below Crowborough Athletic in the penultimate match. And we were denied the Del Oldfield revival!
* Owen Jones finished with an overall league record of P56 W28 D12 L16 F133 A101, which places him 6th in the Deres managers’ table with 60.1% of all available points. Tony Hill and Kam Pope-Campbell both appeared in 32 of this season’s 37 games. KPC was top scorer with 12.
* The season began with a peculiar sequence: five consecutive 1-1 draws in which Deres equalised between the 68th and 75th minute! 5 identical results in a row is a club record (even if one ended in a penalty shootout win).
* 5 draws and a win to start the season, coupled with the 7 wins at the end of 2018-19, gave the Deres a 13-match unbeaten run which ties for 2nd longest in the club’s history after the 17-match run from November to March last season.
* The 9-2 FA Vase win v Oakwood on 15 September was our biggest in 10 years & equal biggest cup win since 1952. The 10-0 defeat at Corinthian on 3 March was our heaviest since the record 15-0 at Ashford on 28 April 1937, & the 2nd time we’ve conceded double figures since the war.
* At Beckenham on 18 September Eric De Melo became the first Dere ever to be sinbinned! And 16 year old Bradley Ryan, who equalised 6 minutes into his debut at Lordswood on 16 November, may be the youngest player ever to score for the Deres.
* And finally, 7 of Owen’s players reached 50 appearances before the chaos of the last few weeks: Tony Hill, Chan Quan, George Jones, Dan Teeley, Guyliano Mpungi, Reggie Yembra and Jerome Wade.
Great info Statto!
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