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SATURDAY, 14th MAY 2016 and Midweek

Kennington have been confirmed as runners-up in the Premier Division after a 3-0 win over Halstead United at Hamstreet on Tuesday night. Dave Bass, Joe Fisher and Adam Mercer were the scorers.

Snodland Town rounded off their impressive season with a 4-1 home win over Hildenborough Athletic on Wednesday night to clinch third spot and promotion to the newly two Division Southern Counties East League. This will be confirmed at the Annual Meeting on Wednesday June 22.

Champions Faversham Strike Force will receive the Premier Division trophy at the County League dinner in Maidstone on 4th June. Craig Preston and Sam Croucher scored twice as they won 5-2 at Bexley in their final game of a fine season. Rob Beazleigh added the other.

Sam Brown and George Latham both scored twice as Borden Village beat Guru Nanak 7-3. The Gravesend side led 2-0, with the game turning on them having goalkeeper Sam Young sent off.

Reece Gillies scored twice as Snodland Town won 6-0 against Staplehurst Monarchs United who conceded ground advantage. The West Kent villagers fielded only Rob Briley from the team that lifted the Maidstone Senior Cup the previous night, beating Kings Hill 3-2  at the Gallagher Stadium. The final attracted a crowd of more than 200 raising around £1,000 for two charities – Dandelion Time UK and the Alzheimer’s Society. Jack English put Staplehurst ahead after only 34 seconds, Kings Hill then led 2-1 before William Phillips-Reid and Peter West’s winner clinched the tie.   

Joe Fisher grabbed Kennington’s winner in a 3-2 win at Halstead United. Ryan Carter and Adam Mercer struck twice just before half-time, before being pegged back inside 20 minutes of the restart.

Sam Ryan scored twice as Stansfeld O&B beat Greenways 4-0, while Jack Sandford scored twice for bottom side Tudor Sports as they beat Hildenborough Athletic 2-1 in a game played at Rusthall.

Division 2 West champions Lewisham Athletic won 10-1 at Metrogas Reserves on Tuesday night.

Joe Tibble scored four times as Division 1 East champions Lydd Town Reserves beat Faversham United 6-4 to win the Weald of Kent Junior Charity Cup Final.


AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH

Dan SEAOn Saturday 14th May Chairman, Cyril Windiate and Secretary, Gavin Hoare made the first of the April awards to Daniel Conneally of South East Athletic who is the winner of the Western Section Manager of the Month. Five wins and a draw in the month secured the award for Daniel, South East Athletic had wins over Halls AFC Reserves, Hildenborough Athletic Reserves, Welling Park, Meridian VP Reserves and Bexley Reserves and these results were followed by a home draw with Nomads. The award was presented before Athletic’s 1-0 win at Nomads which saw them end their league campaign as winners of Division Three West.

No April award will be made for the Premier Division. The Eastern Section winner will be announced as soon as presented.

To view details of all this seasons Manager of the Month Awards click here.

We are most grateful to the awards sponsor, Aford Awards, for their continued support.


GALLERY

DSC08452 v2Julie Hoare saw Division Three West winners South East Athletic in their final match of the season away at Nomads, the score was 1-0 to Athletic with the winning goal coming in the 85 minute. Nomads complete their League programme on Tuesday, 17th May when they entertain division runners-up Welling Park, a win would secure Nomads third place in the division.

Andy Clay was at Stansfeld O&B’s last match of the season when they hosted Greenways and won 4-0 with goals from Billy Shinners, Sam 1-IMGP5576-600 v2Tyan (2) and George Martin. Stansfeld are currently sitting second in the table but could be overtaken by Kennington and Snoldland Town who have a game to play this week. We are most grateful to Andy for his contributions to the Gallery page this season.

To view the Gallery click here

If you have photographs you would like included in the gallery please email to website@kentcountyfootballleague.co.uk – photographs should have a minimum width of 600px.


GOAL SCORERS 2015-16

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Daniel Hanshaw of Cuxton 91 in Division Three East remains the league top scorer with 32 goals, all in league matches. Following him in the overall listings is David Sherwood of Snodland Town in the Premier Division he has 26 goals. Currently three players are on 24 goals, Kwame Nana of Peckham Town and Lee Friend of Farnborough OBG, both in One West and Timothy Sims of Rolvenden in Two East.

In the Premier Division, David Sherwood is still followed by Billy Shinners of Stansfeld O&B who now has 22 goals.

In One East, Tom Morgans of Lydd Town Reserves has taken over the top spot with 22 goals and he is closely followed by team mate Joey Tibble on 21 goals. In One West, Kwame Nana and Lee Friend are closely followed by Grant Lye of Long Lane on 23 goals.

In Two East Timothy Sims is followed by another Rolvenden player, Wayne Beaney who has scored 18 goals this season. Steven Brady of Old Bromleians has retained his top spot in Two West with 16 and he is followed by Lewis James of Lewisham Athletic on 14.

Daniel Hanshaw has a clear lead in Three East, his closet rival for the divisional award is Adam Williams of Little Sharsted on 20 goals for the season. The Three West list is headed by Barry Ryan of South East Athletic with 20 goals, he is followed by three players on 16 goals, Ignacio Garcia of Bridon Ropes Reserves, Chris Stiller of Bexley Reserves and Tommy Leggett of Meridian VP Reserves.

Data taken from Full-Time on 1st May 2016 and is correct subject to clubs having entered all match details. Only League and League Cup goals are recorded.

For more goal scorer details please click here or via the League Mobile App view the complete Goal Scorer listing for the season to date.


RELEASE THE PRESSURE

“Release the Pressure” is a new Kent campaign which aims to reduce the number of suicides by encouraging men feeling under pressure to seek help.

In Kent, suicide is the leading killer of men under 45; in 2014, there were 163 registered suicides of which 128 (79%) were men. The rate of suicide in the county is also higher than the national average. For more information click here

Tommy Sampson the League’s “Tackling Mental Health” campaign Ambassador has been speaking to KMFM of his own mental health issues and he urges all those with problems to seek help using the helpline number 0800 107 0160. Listen to the full interview with Tommy


LEAGUE PARTNER

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Our partner Westenhanger Castle is hosting a concert featuring the Queen of UK Soul, Beverley Knight on Saturday, 18th June. Also appearing are Lemar, Kenny Thomas, Sonia Stein and Bashiyra plus guest appearances from local acts. 

Tickets including VIP packages are available now.

For further details click here


REFEREES

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Referee Panel application forms for the 2016-2017 are now available for download, please click here


FA CONCUSSION GUIDELINES

Concussion CoverFootballers who sustain a suspected concussion, either during training or in a game, should immediately be removed from the pitch and not allowed to return, until the appropriate treatment has been administered. That is the message at the heart of new guidelines launched today by The FA for managing head injuries at all levels of the game.

The advisory guidelines have been designed for those who manage head injuries in professional and grassroots football – from clubs and schools, to parents and doctors.

Dr Ian Beasley, The FA’s head of medical services, believes the guidelines will play a crucial role in ensuring the better management and care of head injuries across football in England, thereby making the game safer for more players at every level.

He said: “The paramount priority for The FA is player safety, and so the publication of these concussion guidelines is integral to achieving an unprecedented high level of care and safety for players at all levels. Playing football has been shown to promote good health, and so by making the game safer, we will hopefully increase participation and thereby boost the health of the nation.”

The guidelines can be found in the Handbook section by clicking here and have been added to the League App to provide instant access when training or playing.


LEAGUE CUP DRAWS 2015-16

The draws have been made for the three League Cups and can be downloaded from the links below:

Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup  – for all current results click here

Eastern Section Les Leckie Cup – for all latest results click here

Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield – for all latest results click here


SITUATIONS VACANT

As the season draws to a close Clubs are now making plans for the 2016/17 season, do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here

BRIDON ROPES FCAre now looking to appoint a Manager for our Kent County League Reserve team

ERITH 147 SPORTS FC – Are looking for a new first team manager(s) for the coming 2016/17 season

METROGAS FC – are looking for 1st and Reserve management teams for the forth coming 2016/2017 season.

AYLESFORD FC – are seeking some experienced players to help move the Club forward next season. In addition the club is looking to appoint an assistant manager.

BEXLIANS FC – Are seeking a Manager/Management Team, as well as players of all positions, to add to our talented under 21 team for 2016/17 season.

OLD BROMLEIANS FC – Are looking for a new manager for the 2016/17 season for the first XI.

KENT DISABILITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE – Are looking to appoint a new Secretary, Welfare Officer, Press Officer and Fundraising Officer.

EXPERIENCED MANAGER AVAILABLE – I have managed at good level, Ryman, County & in Ireland, badges held.


ANDREASCARTERSPORTS OPEN IN KENT!

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Andreas Carter Sports the official Teamwear supplier of the Kent County Football League have now opened a branch in Welling. ACS supply Errea, Stanno and Joma Kits, footballs and all match accessories, plus Leisurewear and other Sporting Apparel.

Contact Paul White at ACS Welling:

Tel: 0208 303 1818 – Email: andreascarter.welling@gmail.com – twitter: @ACSWelling

1 Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY (adjacent to Welling United FC)

www.andreascartersports.co.uk


The Kent County League Supports SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It  

The Kent County League is proud to support the Kent FA Youth Council’s ‘SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It’ campaign.   SLTIposterKCFLSupported 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 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 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.

Find out more information by visiting kentfa.com or following @KentFA


DIARY DATES

Annual Presentation Dinner

Saturday, 4th June 2016 – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE

Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 29th June 2016 – UK Leisure Club, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE to commence at 7.30 pm.