ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP – 11th APRIL 2015 & MIDWEEK
Billy Shinners scored twice as a Stansfeld O&B win moved them into third place in the Premier Division with a 5-1 at Erith 147 Sports on Tuesday night. Casey Killilea and substitutes Billy Jolley and Ben Mulrooney added the others. The midweek nap hand followed their 5-2 win at Bredhurst Juniors on Saturday when Sam Ryan and Jolley got two each and Shinners the other.
League top scorer Gary Gorman took his tally to 37 as Metrogas moved past the 90-goal mark for the season, beating Greenways 4-0 the same night.
Tom Gibbons and Paul Hewett added one apiece. Gibbons’ brother Jack was among the goals with a hat-trick as Metrogas beat Snodland Town 6-1 on Saturday. Gorman got two more and Tom Maloney the other.
Craig Harvey, Caine Smith and sub Josh Brown netted as second placed APM Contrast won 3-0 at Greenways in their penultimate league game of the season. Steve Ashmore got the winner as fourth placed Hildenborough Athletic beat Holland Sports 1-0.
George Latham, third in the scoring charts behind Gorman and Shinners took his tally to 27 as Borden Village drew 1-1 with Guru Nanak. Sam Cuthbert was on target for the visitors. Ryan Chandler was another scoring substitute as Staplehurst Monarchs United won 1-0 at Tudor Sports.
Ryan Tierney (Chipstead) and Danny Smyth (Erith 147 Sports) scored in the 1-1 draw.
The League hold their first cup final of the season when Metrogas Reserves meet Lewisham Athletic in the Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield at Sevenoaks Town next Tuesday, kick-off 7:30pm.
APRIL/MAY 2015 FIXTURES
The final Fixture and News Bulletin for the 2014/15 season can now be downloaded by clicking here.
Julie Hoare watched two of the top teams in Division Two West on Saturday, APM Contrast Reserves drew 2-2 with Sutton Athletic Reserves. David Henn and Adam Porter scored for APM Contrast and Toby Jarvis and Longhurst replied for Sutton Athletic.
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APRIL 2015 FIXTURES
The April Fixture and News Bulletin can be downloaded by clicking here
NRG GYM UNDER 21 DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE – PLAY-OFF SEMI FINALS
11th April – Tankerton U21 2 v 2 Cray Wanderers Youth U21
18th April – Cray Wanderers Youth U21 v Tankerton U21 (Kick off TBA)
18th April – Greenwich Borough U21 v Herne Bay U21 (Kick off – 12:00 noon)
21st April – Herne Bay U21 v Greenwich Borough U21 (Kick off – 7.30pm)
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP PLAYER TO RUN LONDON MARATHON
Tony Hill, a player of Seven Acre & Sidcup FC is competing in the 2015 London Marathon, he will be running in aid of the Demelza Hospice Care for Children. If anyone would like to sponsor Tony then please go to his Just Giving page by clicking here
Demelza Hospice Care for Children cares for life limited children and their families, offering respite breaks, end of life care and bereavement support at their hospices in South London and Kent. Find out more at www.demelza.org.uk.
Demelza Hospice Care for Children is the 2015 official charity partner of the Kent FA.
FEBRUARY MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
On Saturday 7th March the League Chairman, Cyril Windiate, presented the Aford Awards Premier Division Manager of the Month for February to Joe Glover of Metrogas FC. This is the fifth award the club have received this season as both their first and reserves teams sit top of their respective divisions.
No other awards will be made for February due to insufficient fixtures being played.
Details of all this season’s award winners can be viewed here
SNODLAND FOOTBALL TOURNAMENT
Following the success of last year Snodland Town have great pleasure in inviting you to their 4th Annual Tournament over the weekend of 27th & 28th June 2015.
The tournament will be open to age groups from U7’s through to U18’s as well as a men’s and veterans section.
The entry price will be £25.00 per team or £20.00 if received before 31st March 2015, the entry form must be returned to the address provided along with payment. Entries will be on a first come first serve basis with a closing date of the 30th April.
For further details and application click on the image.
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
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.
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 – 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.
STAPLEHURST & MONARCHS UNITED FC – Are looking for a manager/management team for their newly formed reserve team for 2015/16.
YALDING & LADDINGFORD FC – Are looking to boost their squad following injuries to established players
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC RESERVES – All players required for remainder of season and next season
CONEY HALL FC – Based in West Wickham have an opportunity for a ground share on both Saturday’s and Sunday’s from next season.
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.
‘Barry Bundock’ West Kent Challenge Shield Final Tie
Tuesday, 21st April 2015 – Sevenoaks Town FC – Kick-off 7:30pm
Saturday 25th April 2015 – Kent County League U21 XI v Essex Olympian League – Herne Bay FC – Kick-off 3.00pm
NRG GYM Under 21 Development League Championship Play-Off Final
Saturday 2nd May 2015 – Sevenoaks Town FC – Kick-off 3.00pm
‘Bill Manklow’ Inter-Regional Challenge Shield Final Tie
Tuesday, 5th May 2015 – Chatham Town FC – Kick-off 7:30pm
Eastern Section ‘Les Leckie’ Cup Final Tie
Thursday, 7th May 2015 – Faversham Town FC – Kick-off 7:30pm
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