JANUARY 2015 FIXTURES
The January Fixture and News Bulletin can be downloaded by clicking here
ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP – 13th DECEMBER 2014
Another weekend – another hat-trick for Gary Gorman. The prolific Metrogas striker took his tally for the season to 25 with his latest treble as the South London club moved past the 50-goal mark for the season with a 5-1 win at bottom side Chipstead.Gas are five points clear if former champions Hildenborough Athletic 2-1 winners at home to APM Contrast, thanks to goals by Jake Fairweather and Nathan Moseley.
Simon West’s hot streak in front of goal continued with a hat-trick as Guru Nanak won 4-3 at Fleetdown United. Kerran Boylan scored his 19th goal of the season as Holland Sports drew 2-2 at Bredhurst Juniors. Substitute Martin Kemsley got Borden Village’s winner at Tudor Sports as they stretched their unbeaten league run to four games.
Rolvenden are the first club through to the semi-finals of the Les Leckie Cup, beating Hawkinge Town 4-2. Tim Sims scored twice for the league new-boys who now face either South Darenth or Kings Hill in the last four.
The latest updates are both from Division Three matches. Julie Hoare saw the table topping clash in the East Division between Kings Hill and East Kent College Reserves. Our thanks also go to Paul Roth who has supplied photographs of the West Division game between Seven Acre & Sidcup Reserves and Johnson & Phillips.
Photographs of this season’s matches can be viewed by clicking here
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NOVEMBER MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
The Western Section award was presented on Saturday, 13th December by the League Secretary Gavin Hoare. For the second month running the recipient was Brett Smith of Kings Hill FC. Sadly the award did not bring good luck as league leaders Kings Hill suffered their first league loss of the season, losing 3-2 to second placed East Kent College Reserves.
Two awards were presented on Saturday, 6th December. League Chairman Cyril Windiate made the Western Section award to Terry Malin of Johnson & Phillips FC before their Kent FA Junior Cup tie against Metrogas Reserves.
Metrogas feature in the Premier Divison award which for the third consecutive month has been won by Roy Davies. He recieved the award from Cyril Windiate after their Kent FA Intermediate Challenge Shield quarter final tie against A.P.M. Contrast. A hat trick of wins is a rare feat, last achieved during the 1998/99 season when Terry Collins of Rye United won the Premier Division awards for February, March and April.
Details of all this season’s award winners can be viewed here
FOOTBALL REMEMBERS – SATURDAY, 6th DECEMBER
Visit the Kent County Football League’s own FOOTBALL REMEMBERS page by clicking here
www.footballremembers.com to upload via social media use the hashtag #FootballRemembers.
LEAGUE SECRETARY SPEAKS AT FA RESPECT EVENT
Gavin Hoare, the League Secretary last week spoke at the FA Respect Lead Officers Support Day at St. George’s Park, he explained the league’s work around the Respect programme in the county and how they’ve helped spread the message at grassroots level. Also speaking were World Cup Final Referee Howard Web and current FA Premier League Referee Jon Moss, click here to read more
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
The Luke Williams Tribute page can be viewed here, Luke was raising funds for both Cancer Research UK and The Pilgrims Hospices. To contribute in memory of Luke please visit gofundme.com/LukeyWilliams
A Kent County League XI played Sports Recruiting USA on 29th October, the result was a 5-4 win to the visitors who videoed the whole match which can now be viewed by clicking 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)
With the 2014/15 season now well underway do you still need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies received are from:
TENTERDEN TOWN FC – are looking for a first team coach to join the staff set up.
ERITH 147 SPORTS FC – Are looking for players of any position NOW.
LITTLE SHARSTED FC – Are in need of committed players to play in the Kent County League.
BEXLIANS FC - Are looking for a reserve team manager.
BEXLEY FC – Under 18’s require a goalkeeper.
SNODLAND TOWN FC – Are looking for an assistant manager for their reserve side.
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