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MARCH FIXTURE & NEWS BULLETIN
WEEKLY ROUND-UP BY ANDREW GIDLEY
Home teams didn’t enjoy the best of weekends with only two out of eleven winning in the Premier and Division One.
Dan Bradshaw scored both as Sheppey and Sheerness United won 2-0 at Fleetdown United to reclaim top spot. The club tweeted: “a hotly contested penalty and a break away goal snatched the points.”
Tom Mahoney and Nick Curran were on target for second placed Metrogas as they win by the same score at bottom side Farnborough Old Boys Guild.
Azeez Rasheed scored twice as Tudor Sports won the groundsharers derby at New Eltham, beating Erith 147 Sports 3-2.
Adam Bunyan grabbed a hat-trick as Otford United won 4-3 at Park Regis in Division 1 East. Jamie Ades, Sam Cridland and Steve Rice earned Kennington a 3-2 victory at Park Regis. Andrezj Neuman got two for the Sittingbourne hosts.
Ben Mitchell’s winner earned Bexlians a third successive win – 1-0 at Belvedere to go top of Division One West. Lecan Bakare and Adonis Ibrahim were Hall’s scorers in their 2-1 win over AFC Sevenoaks – a rare home success on the day. Jimmy Beauchamp and Ben Thomas netted for AFC Mottingham as they won 2-0 at Ide Hill. Bexley drew 1-1 at home to Long Lane.
George Latham is somebody who loves scoring goals. He grabbed a hat-trick as Borden Village claimed their second Premier Division scalp of the season with a 4-0 win at Snodland to advance to the quarter-finals of the Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Cup. Latham saved his best to last, completing his treble 11 minutes from time with a fine individual goal. He fired home the first inside three minutes and defender Ross Frost headed in the second six minutes before half-time. Latham made it 3-0 21 minutes from the end, before rounding things off in style.
APM Contrast are also through after beating Hollands & Blair Reserves 2-1.
LEADING GOALSCORERS AWARDS
We are delighted to announce that we will be recognising the leading goal scorers throughout the League for the 2013-14 season!
The top goal scorer in each of our eight divisions will receive a divisional ‘Sharpshooter of the Season’ award. The highest goal scorer in the entire league will receive the ‘Kent County League Sharpshooter of the Season’ award.
The awards will be made to the player who has scored the most goals in matches under the jurisdiction of this League during a season, which includes all league games and matches in the Inter-Regional Challenge Shield, Les Leckie Cup and West Kent Challenge Shield.
The award will be decided by and taken from information entered into FULL-TIME by club administrators or received by the League’s Registration Secretaries from club Match Report Forms.
The current leading Goal Scorer list is below and includes all details recorded up to 4th March. Goal Scorers for all the individual divisions can be found under the Goal Scorers menu.
|Daniel||Bradshaw||Sheppey & Sheerness Utd||17||3||20|
|Jay||Smale||Sutton Athletic Reserves||11||5||16|
|Sam||Prett||Phoenix Sports Reserves||15||0||15|
|Joey||Tibble||Lydd Town Reserves||12||3||15|
|Billy||Shinners||Stansfeld O&B Club||7||7||14|
|Sam||Croucher||Faversham Strike Force||12||0||12|
|Joseph||O’Connor||Long Lane Reserves||12||0||12|
|Elliott||Payne||East Kent College||11||1||12|
|Mark||Cox||Phoenix Sports Reserves||10||2||12|
All data taken from information entered into FULL-TIME or from club Match Report Forms.
The haart of kent county league Supports SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It
The haart of Kent County Leagueis proud to support the Kent FA Youth Council’s ‘SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It’ campaign. Supported by members of Kent FA staff, the Youth Council collaborated with Fixers UK, a charity which supports young people across the UK to take action and change things for the better, to orchestrate a campaign tackling foul and abusive language in the game. From initial concept development to the execution of filming a promotional video, the Kent FA Youth Council has directed the campaign to help eliminate and raise awareness of the negative impact of bad language in football. The haart of Kent County League looks forward to offering our support for this initiative to combat foul and abusive language in the game, as we believe for football in the county to continue to grow in a positive way, such behaviour needs to be tackled. The haart of Kent County League are committed to creating safe and inclusive football environments for everyone and as a result fully support the Kent FA Youth Council for bringing this issue to the forefront of grass roots football in Kent. You can watch the Youth Council’s video below.
League Photographer Julia Hoare went to the 3G Pitch at Wrotham School to see Ide Hill entertain AFC Mottingham in a Division One West clash. The visitors left with a 2-0 win. See the photographs in the GALLERY now.
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
Due to the inclement weather during January and a lack of matches played no awards have been made.
League Historian, John Weller, has compiled a list of all clubs who have had membership of the Kent Amateur League, Kent County Football Association League and the Kent County League since it was established in 1923. The list also details name changes whilst the clubs held membership. Stansfeld O&B Club FC are the longest serving members of the League having been members since 1959, whilst New Romney FC joined the League one year later. The full list can be found under the History tab on the menu bar above. Further items will be added to this section in the coming weeks.
As the new season kicks off clubs are still looking to recruit players and volunteers. The latest vacancies to be listed are from:
East Kent College are seeking a Manager/Coach for both their new reserve team and sunday development team.
We are OPEN to everyone. Players of any age, volunteers of either gender & coaches and mentors from all backgrounds #TrueHallsSpirit