Kent Senior Cup

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Kent Senior Cup
Region Kent, England
Number of teams23 (2019–20)
Current champions Maidstone United
Most successful club(s) Maidstone United
(18 times)
Website Kent Senior Cup

The Kent Senior Cup is an English football competition played between senior clubs in the county of Kent. It is administered by the Kent County Football Association.



The Kent Badge preceded the Kent Senior Cup, and was won in its three-year history by Chatham. This competition was replaced by the Kent Senior Cup in 1889. Between 1894 and 1897 the cup was awarded to the Kent League champions.

Past winners of the Kent Senior Cup include Royal Arsenal (now Arsenal) in 1889–90, and Gillingham in 1945–46 and 1947–48; the two sides are now members of the Premier League and Football League respectively. The 2013-14 Kent Senior Cup marked the 125th anniversary year of the competition, with the first match having been played in 1889. The final was played at Priestfield Stadium, home of Gillingham, on 5 May 2014 and was won by Ebbsfleet United, beating Dover Athletic 4-0. [1] Just days later, Dover Athletic would beat Ebbsfleet United 1-0 in the Conference South playoff final to win promotion to the Conference Premier. [2]

Charlton Athletic beat Gillingham 1-0 at Priestfield Stadium on 30 April 2015 in the 2014-15 final.

Dartford beat Charlton Athletic 3-1 at Princes Park on 26 April 2016 in the 2015-16 final.

Dover Athletic beat Welling United 2-0 at Gallagher Stadium on 1 May 2017 in the 2016-17 final.

Maidstone United beat Folkestone Invicta 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at Gallagher Stadium on 24 April 2018 in the 2017-18 final.

Maidstone United beat Bromley 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw at Hayes Lane on 16 April 2019 in the 2018-19 final to retain the Cup. [3]

Dartford will face either Whitstable Town or Gillingham in the 2019–20 final, delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Kent FA intends that the postponed decider take place in lieu of the 2020–21 competition by the end of the current season. [4]


1889–90 Royal Arsenal
1890–91Lincoln Regiment
1891–92Highland Light Infantry
1892–93 Ashford United
1893–94 Royal Ordnance Factories
1894–97Awarded to the Kent League champions
1897–98 Gravesend United
1898–99 Maidstone United
1899–1900 Gravesend United
1900–01 Maidstone United
1901–02 Sittingbourne
1902–03 Maidstone United
1904–05 Chatham
1906–07 Maidstone United
1907–08 Tunbridge Wells Rangers
1908–09 Maidstone United
1909–10 Northfleet United
1910–11 Chatham
1911–12Catford Southend
1912–13 Northfleet United
1913–14 Maidstone United
1914–18No competition
1918–19 Chatham
1919–20 Maidstone United
1920–21 Northfleet United
1921–22 Maidstone United
1922–23 Maidstone United
1923–24 Northfleet United
1924–25 Northfleet United
1925–26 Northfleet United
1926–27 Northfleet United
1927–28 Northfleet United
1928–29 Sittingbourne
1929–30 Sittingbourne
1930–31 Dartford
1931–32 Dartford
1932–33 Dartford
1933–34 Folkestone
1934–35 Dartford
1935–36 Margate
1936–37 Margate
1937–38 Northfleet United
1938–39 Tunbridge Wells Rangers
1939–40Shorts Sports
1940–41No competition
1941–42 Erith & Belvedere
1942–43Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich
1943–44Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich
1944–45Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich
1945–46 Gillingham
1946–47 Dartford
1947–48 Gillingham
1948–49 Gravesend & Northfleet
1949–50 Bromley
1950–51Snowdown Colliery Welfare
1951–52 Dover
1952–53 Gravesend & Northfleet
1953–54 Canterbury City
1954–55 Tunbridge Wells United
1955–56Snowdown Colliery Welfare
1956–57 Folkestone Town
1957–58 Sittingbourne
1958–59 Ashford Town
1959–60 Dover
1960–61 Bexleyheath & Welling
1961–62 Dover
1962–63 Ashford Town
1963–64 Ramsgate Athletic
1964–65 Tonbridge
1965–66 Maidstone United
1966–67 Dover
1967–68 Dover
1968–69 Folkestone Town
1969–70 Dartford
1970–71 Dover
1971–72 Dover
1972–73 Dartford
1973–74 Margate
1974–75 Tonbridge
1975–76 Maidstone United
1976–77 Bromley
1977–78 Folkestone and Shepway
1978–79 Maidstone United
1979–80 Maidstone United
1980–81 Gravesend & Northfleet
1981–82 Maidstone United
1982–83 Folkestone
1983–84 Fisher Athletic
1984–85 Folkestone
1985–86 Welling United
1986–87 Dartford
1987–88 Dartford
1988–89 Maidstone United
1989–90 Maidstone United
1990–91 Dover Athletic
1991–92 Bromley
1992–93 Ashford Town
1993–94 Margate
1994–95 Charlton Athletic
1995–96 Ashford Town
1996–97 Bromley
1997–98 Margate
1998–99 Welling United
1999–2000 Gravesend & Northfleet
2000–01 Gravesend & Northfleet
2001–02 Gravesend & Northfleet
2002–03 Margate
2003–04 Margate
2004–05 Margate
2005–06 Bromley
2006–07 Bromley
2007–08 Ebbsfleet United
2008–09 Welling United
2009–10 Sittingbourne
2010–11 Dartford
2011–12 Hythe Town
2012–13 Charlton Athletic
2013–14 Ebbsfleet United
2014–15 Charlton Athletic
2015–16 Dartford
2016–17 Dover Athletic
2017–18 Maidstone United
2018–19 Maidstone United
2019–20TBC [4]
2020–21No competition due to COVID-19

Wins by Club

RankClubWinnerLast win
1 Maidstone United 182018–19
2 Dartford 112015–16
3 Northfleet United 91937–38
4 Ebbsfleet United/Gravesend & Northfleet 82013–14
Margate 2004–05
6 Dover 71971–72
7 Bromley 62006–07
Folkestone Town/Folkestone and Shepway/Folkestone 1984–85
9 Sittingbourne 52009–10
10 Ashford Town 41995–96
11 Chatham 31918–19
Royal Artillery Depot Woolwich1944–45
Tunbridge Wells Rangers/Tunbridge Wells United 1954–55
Welling United 2008–09
Charlton Athletic 2014–15
Gillingham 1947–48
Gravesend United 1899–1900
Snowdown Colliery Welfare1955–56
Tonbridge 1974–75
Dover Athletic 2016–17
22 Ashford United 11892–93
Bexleyheath & Welling 1960–61
Canterbury City 1953–54
Catford Southend1911–12
Erith & Belvedere 1941–42
Fisher Athletic 1983–84
Highland Light Infantry1891–92
Hythe Town 2011–12
Lincoln Regiment1890–91
Ramsgate Athletic 1963–64
Royal Arsenal 1889–90
Royal Ordnance Factory1893–94
Shorts Sports1939–40

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