CONGRATULATIONS TO LEAGUE CHAMPIONS METROGAS FC
League Champions Metrogas FC completed their fixtures with a 3-0 win over Stansfeld O&B and after the match received the League Championship trophy from Gavin Hoare.
See photographs from the match from both League Photographer, Julie Hoare and from Mike Tarrant by clicking here.
LEADING LEAGUE & LEAGUE CUP GOAL SCORERS
|One East||Luke Blackaby||Otford United||20||20||0|
|One West||Schaveize Williams||Peckham Town||23||18||5|
|Two East||Frankie Steer||Lydd Town Res||18||12||6|
|Two West||Stephen Brady||Old Bromleians||23||23||0|
|Three East||Timothy Sims||Rolvenden||29||23||6|
|Three West||Joe Childs||Metrogas Res||34||28||6|
|U21 East||Newman Doku||Herne Bay||16||16||0|
|U21 East||Christie-Francis Pattisson||Cray Wanderers Youth||15||15||0|
Figures only include goals scored in League matches and in Inter-Regional Challenge Cup, Les Leckie Cup and West Kent Challenge Shield matches. Goal details are those entered or supplied by clubs.
APRIL MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
On Saturday 9th May the Aford Awards Western Section Manager of the Month award for April was made. League Chairman, Cyril Windiate, presented the award to Tony Alliband of Kingfisher Glory FC before their game against Club Langley.
No other awards will be made for April either due to disciplinary issues or lack of fixtures.
Meridian Sports Club are launching a Summer 7-a-side competition, for further information and contact details click here
ANDREW GIDLEY’S CUP FINAL ROUNDUP – 10th MAY 2015
Tom Morgans grabbed the extra-time winner as Lydd Town Reserves celebrated winning the Les Leckie Cup beating Rolvenden 3-2 at Faversham on Thursday night. Beaten 5-4 by East Kent College on the same ground 12 months ago, Lydd went one better, despite squandering a 2-0 first half lead, and missing a penalty 11 minutes from the end of normal time.
Joe Tibble and Frankie Steer put Lydd in front, before Ben Charlesworth pulled one back for Rolvenden on the stroke of half-time. Tim Sims headed Rolvenden level after 74 minutes, before Lydd skipper Ryan Easter wasted a great chance to settle the tie from the spot six minutes later. Rolvenden goalkeeper Joe Munden conceded the penalty, and was booked, only for Easter to blast the ball into the Salters Lane car park.
Extra-time saw Rolvenden substitutes Jeff Ross and Andrew Charlton both have shots saved either side of the interval, before Morgans, son of Lydd manager Bryan, scored the 109th minute winner. The ball broke quickly to him, and he had time and space to lob Munden. Rolvenden then had skipper Kevin Clifford sent-off two minutes from the end as Morgans and his team celebrated their first win against their old rivals in five years.
He said: “I am proud of my players, they have been absolutely excellent all season”.
Lydd completed an excellent couple of days beating Sittingbourne Community 2-1 on Saturday to clinch runners-up spot in Division Two East.
Sam Ryan and Tony Dakin helped Stansfeld O&B Club win the Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Cup beating Farnborough OBG 2-0 at Chatham on Tuesday night. However the win came at a cost with Ryan forced off soon afterwards with a collar-bone injury, and Guild goalkeeper Lee GIbbs also failed to finish the match with an ankle injury.
EASTERN SECTION LES LECKIE CUP FINAL
Thursday 7th May
Lydd Town Reserves 3 v 2 Rolvenden
Match photographs now online click here
BILL MANKLOW INTER-REGIONAL CHALLENGE CUP FINAL
Tuesday 5th May
Stansfeld O&B 2 v 0 Farnborough OBG
Match photographs from Julie Hoare and Colin Brazier of Farnborough OBG are now online click here
To read Stephen McCartney’s match report click here
Greenways FC are forming a Vets team, and are looking for opposition to play friendly fixtures with over the forthcoming months. Please contact Willie Miller if interested, for contact details click here
Alan Coomes has sent in photographs of the Bank Holiday Monday match between Erith 147 Sports and Borden Village. On Saturday, League Photographer, Julie Hoare saw the Under 21 Play-Off final. We have also received photographs from Paul Roth who watched the Maidstone & District Charity Cup Semi Final between Snodland Town and Bredhurst Juniors. These photographs are now on the GALLERY page.
Photographs of this season’s matches can be viewed by clicking here
If you have photographs you would like included in the gallery please email to email@example.com – photographs should have a minimum width of 600px.
CRAY WANDERERS YOUTH UNDER 21 CHAMPIONS
2nd May 2015 – Under 21 Development League Championship Play-Off Final
Herne Bay U21 2 vs 3 Cray Wanderers Youth U21
Match photographs now online click here
BARRY BUNDOCK WEST KENT CHALLENGE SHIELD FINAL TIE
Tuesday 21st April 2015
Metrogas Reserves 1 v 2 Lewisham Athletic
Match photographs can be viewed here
Read the match report by Stephen McCartney from kentishfootball.co.uk by clicking here
Clubs are now preparing for the 2015/16 season, do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies received are from:
METROGAS FC – Are looking for players for the coming season.
BRIDON ROPES FC U21’s – Are currently looking to recruit a Manager and Coach for their U21’s squad for the coming season.
STAPLEHURST & MONARCHS UNITED FC – Require an Assistant Manager/Coach for their reformed Reserves Squad.
GREENWAYS FC – Are seeking club officials along with new players (including a goalkeeper) for their 1st team.
SNODLAND TOWN FC – Are urgently seeking a Manager/Coach for their first team.
DULWICH VILLAGE FC – Players and coaches wanted!
ORPINGTON FC – Are looking for 1st team players.
ERITH 147 SPORTS FC – Urgently need a manager and/or coach for next season.
OTFORD UNITED FC – Are currently looking to recruit and strengthen their current squads for the 2015/2016 season.
TENTERDEN TOWN FC – Will be looking for new players and staff for all of our teams for the 2015/16 Season!
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC – Are looking for players for their Under 21 team for next season.
PARKWOOD RANGERS FC – Are looking for players for their Under 21 team for next season.
BEXLEY FC – Are looking for players for next season for their new Under 21 squad.
SOUTH ASHFORD FC -Are looking for players for their Under 21 team for next season.
MARCH MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
On Saturday 18th April the Aford Awards Eastern & Western Section Manager of the Month awards for March were presented. League Chairman, Cyril Windiate, presented Albert Adams of Rolvenden FC with the Eastern Section award, whilst League Secretary, Gavin Hoare, travelled to Peckham Town to present Alan Jacobs with his award.
Details of all this season’s award winners can be viewed here
FOOTBALL FUTURES 2015
The Kent County League is delighted to have become a project partner to Kent FA Youth Council as they launch their Football Futures 2015 programme.
Kent FA’s award-winning Youth Council have set themselves an ambitious target of getting 2015 young people signed up to the Football Futures programme by this time next year.
To help encourage teams and individuals to join the army of Kent volunteers, the Kent FA is delighted to announce an opportunity for a lucky young person to win their club a new NIKE kit by simply signing up to the Kent FA Football Futures programme.
The Kent FA Football Futures programme is intended to support young people aged 14-24, who are interested in volunteering in football. The programme rewards young people by providing opportunities to receive training, gain experience and meet other young volunteers in the game.
For further details of the Football Futures programme and how to sign up to Football Futures and to enter the competition click here
They join APM Contrast whose new site all their twenty teams within the club.
Hildenborough Athletic have launched their new MyClubPro website which is fully customised for their club colours and including all the teams they run. MyClubPro are now working on more sites which will be launched soon.
For further details and MyClubPro news and updates click here
ANDREASCARTERSPORTS OPEN IN KENT!
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:
1 Park View Road, Welling, Kent DA16 1SY (adjacent to Welling United FC)
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. 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 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.
Annual Presentation Dinner
Saturday, 13th June 2015 – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE
Annual General Meeting
Thursday, 18th June 2015 – UK Paper Leisure Club, Avenue of Remembrance, Sittingbourne, Kent ME10 4DE