ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP
SATURDAY, 24th September 2016
Kennington and Halls AFC claimed the final two second round places in the Kent Reliance Intermediate Challenge Shield. The two clubs now play each other at Princes Park later this month. Tom Scorer, Harry Goddard, an an own-goal saw Kennington earn a 3-1 win over Hawkinge Town in a lunchtime kick-off while Halls were 1-0 winners at Chipstead.
Second Round Draw: Bexley v Borden Village, East Kent College v Faversham Strike Force, Stansfeld (O&B) v Long Lane, Metrogas v New Romney, Fleetdown United v Punjab United, Halls AFC v Kennington, Otford United v Kings Hill, Greenways v South Darenth.
Nathan Simpson’s double paved the way for Staplehurst Monarchs United to progress in the NRG Gym Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup, beating Faversham Strike Force 5-2. Abraham Opoku was again among the goals with both in Peckham Town’s 2-0 home win over Hildenborough Athletic, while Fleetdown United went through 4-0 against Bexlians.
Farnborough OBG produced their best performance of the season winning 3-1 at Borden Village to dent their unbeaten Premier Division record. Luke Adams hit his ninth of the season as Punjab United drew 2-2 at Lydd Town Reserves. Dominic Karmali and Lenny Wise both scored twice as Stansfeld (O&B) won 6-1 at Guru Nanak.
Two-goal Roy Godden got both as New Romney beat Deal Community Sports 2-1 to go top of Division 1 Central & East on goal difference. Sam Cliff and James Hood both scored twice as East Kent College won 6-1 at home to South Darenth.
Steve Gillett hit two in Long Lane’s 6-0 win at AFC Mottingham in Division 1 West, while Sill Benson, Mike Farrell Nicholas Adamou and Ryan Stockman netted for Old Roan in their 4-3 win at AFC Morzinga. Leaders Club Langley shared six goals in 3-3 home draw with Halstead United.
Riley Alford, Callum Rose and Charlie Partridge all scored twice to set-up Division 2 Central & East leaders Willesborough Athletic’s 9-2 home win over Snodland Town Reserves, Dan Hanshaw was again on target as Cuxton 91 started their Les Leckie Cup campaign with a 4-1 win at Deal Town Reserves.
Old Bromleians and Nomads both won at home to make it three out of three in Division 2 West.
Ashley Cockerton’s double helped Division 3 Central & East leaders Rochester City to a fifth successive win, 3-2 at Tonbridge Invicta, while Dan Jeffery netted twice in Metrogas Reserves’ 3-1 win at HFSP & Ten Em Bee to also make it five out of five, and sit top of Division 3 West.
FIRST AID COURSE
An FA Emergency Aid training course has been arranged for Tuesday, 29th November and limited places are available, the details are as follows:
Venue: Metrogas Sports Ground, Marathon Playing Fields, Forty Foot Way, Avery Hill Road, New Eltham, London SE9 2EX
Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm
Remember it is a League Rule that each club has members appropriately qualified. If your club needs people trained or their qualifications refreshed contact James Hatton-Browne by clicking here
The new season has started and the Gallery returns with a completely new look. On the Gallery page matches can be viewed by month played, division or via the match index. The layout has been updated to improve the viewing of the match photographs. To view the Gallery page click here.
Matches from Division 1 and 3 West have been added to the Gallery this week.
David Terry saw the Club Langley maintain top position in Division 1 West despite them dropping 2 points in the home draw with Halstead United. At one point Langley were trailing 1-3 but two late goals secured them a point, Akin Lawal, Maxwell Smith and Jordan Catterall were their scorers.
League Photographer, Julie Hoare traveled west to see the Division 3 match between Sydenham Sports and Drummond Athletic. Sydenham have now won all their three league matches following their 2-0 win and they sit in 2nd place behind Metrogas Reserves.
The fixtures for October have been released for all divisions, League Cups, County and outside cup competitions. The forthcoming fixtures page will be further updated to show these as soon as possible.
For the October fixtures click here
STEP UP SPORTS CONSULTANCY
If you are looking for funding to improve facilities or for equipment, activities or coaching then Step Up Sports Consultancy may be able to assist. Annette Buswell and George Davis have extensive experience of Project Management and Fundraising and George has experience of running a club in Kent County League. To contact them to see if they can help click here for further details.
HANDBOOK & DIRECTORY MOBILE APP NEW VERSION NOW AVAILABLE!
As we start the new season the League Mobile App has been updated to version 1.2, the main update is that we can now send notifications direct to your ‘phone or tablet! Other small changes have been made and it is now optimised to work with the iPad.
The App includes full Club details, Referee Panel listing, League News, links to Fixtures, Results and Tables, links to all of our Sponsors & Partners, League and League Cup Rules and Football Contacts.
The App is designed with one-touch functionality for calls, texts and emails so that communications with clubs, referees and league officials can be made quickly and easily.
There is a one-touch ground mapping /direction function to help players, officials and supporters find their way to the game.
The League Handbook & Directory App will be continually updated and when changes are made the App automatically updates on all installed phones and devices. You will always have the latest, most accurate version with you!
Download the App now from either the App Store or Google Play, use the links in the right hand column.
Stansfeld Oxford and Bermondsey FC & Other Anecdotes
This is an eclectic account of John’s 2016/17 sporting season who, with Andy Clay (photographer), followed Stansfeld OB FC 1st, 2nd and 3rd teams, mainly in the Kent County League. It also covers the three Cup Finals that the Club won last season.
It is not a concise handbook of the club, most of it centres around following them and other projects that John and Andy were involved in during the season, including their time with Cricket for Girls in Bexley and covers their journey to Lords in the London Youth Games indoor cricket competition.
It contains 60 pages and has great colour images on almost every page.
Proceeds from this sale will split and donated equally to Stansfeld Oxford and Bermondsey FC and Cricket for Girls in the London Borough of Bexley
Price: £9.00 + P&P
Click on the book cover or email to firstname.lastname@example.org to contact John for order details.
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS
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Do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here
SPORTING CLUB THAMESMEAD FC RESERVES – Are looking for players in all positions, you MUST be Under 21 as we look to develop young players within the club.
PARKWOOD RANGERS FC – Based in Bexley, and presently training on a Tuesday evening are looking to add a strong and experienced C/F to their team/squad.
AEI SPORTS FC – FA Charter Standard club, AEI Sports FC are looking for 2-3 good quality players to add to their squad.
AYLESFORD FC – Are still looking for an experienced goalkeeper and a person to give the 1st team manager assistance on match days and training nights.
BEXLIANS FC – Are seeking a manager/coach to join the club with immediate effect.
FARNBOROUGH OBG FC – Are looking for players capable of playing Kent County Premier League standard for our first team.
AYLESFORD FC – of Division 2 Central & East are still in need experience players to replace players that have left the club.
SOUTH DARENTH FC – Require a 1st team coach. The successful candidate will ideally have minimum Level 1 FA coaching badge.
SOUTH DARENTH FC – We are still looking for players in all positions to strengthen our squad for the new 2016/17 season in Div 1 East & Central.
WELLING PARK FC – In Kent County Division 2 are looking to add a goalkeeper to their talented squad of players.
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
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.
To Be Advised