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LATEST LEAGUE NEWS
Second Round – Saturday, 14th December 2013 – Kick-off 3:00pm
haart of Kent County League v Dorset Premier League
Venue: Maidstone Road Sports Ground, Bournville Avenue, Chatham, Kent ME4 6LR
DECEMBER FIXTURE & NEWS BULLETIN
WEEKLY ROUND-UP BY ANDREW GIDLEY
Hildenborough manager Andrew McKechnie has announced he is stepping down after six years with the Tonbridge club. McKechnie says the home game against Tudor Sports on Saturday will be his last, having guided them to six league wins and three cup successes. He tweeted on Monday night: “It’s time for me to step down. I want to thank everyone involved.”
Early season front-runners Erith 147 Sports were back among the goals with a 6-2 Premier Division win at Stansfeld O&B Club on Saturday. Joe Diggins scored twice as Erith moved into third spot in the table, taking their goal tally on the road this season to 20. Ben White also scored twice as APM Contrast beat Chipstead 4-1.
Another Ben – Coaker – got two as Fleetdown United beat Bredhurst Juniors 4-1 and Tudor Sports were 4-2 winners over Staplehurst Monarchs United.
Aaron Kleman came off the bench to score as Greenways beat Sheppey and Sheerness Utd 2-0. Simon Walton got the other. Lee Sturgeon and another sub Tom Hewitt earned Snodland Town a 2-0 in against Hildenborough Athletic. Dan Cornell hit two as new Bromley Green manager Dave Andrews got his first victory with a 3-0 win at bottom side Farnborough OBG.
Rob Quick headed Metrogas’ winner as they won 1-0 at Sevenoaks FC in the Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup.
Three penalties – two scored one missed – featured as Division 1 West leaders Hollands Sports drew 2-2 at home against Belvedere. Alex Browne fired the visitors in front with the first – and Kerran Boylan did the same to put Sports level, before going off injured shortly afterwards. Sports then went 2-1 ahead seven minutes before the break, with a close-range finish from Sam Cockerill. Chris Sookoo put Belvedere level, heading in a free-kick on the hour. only for leaders Sports to squander their second spot-kick 20 minutes from time. James Dean took the responsibility, only to see his effort bounce off the crossbar to safety.
To read all Andrew’s previous Weekly Round-Ups click here
We have also received photgraphs from Selene Lawford of the match between Hawkinge Town and Faversham Strike Force in the Kent FA Junior Cup Group A.
All this season’s photographs can be viewed by clicking here
OCTOBER AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
All three of the Afords Awards Manager of the Month presentations were completed today. League
Chairman Cyril Windiate first presented the Premier Division Award to Andy Sheminant of Bredhurst Juniors FC before their match at Hildenborough Athletic which they lost 2-1 and sees them in second place in the table. Cyril then moved on to present the Western Section award to Paul Patten and Les Smith of Blackheath United FC after their 7-2 win over Greenways Reserves in Division Two West, a win which sees them top the table on goal difference from Old Roan and Bexley Borough.
The Eastern Section award was presented by General Secretary, Gavin Hoare, to Mick Santer of Deal Town Reserves before their 6-2 win at Tenterden Town which leaves them in second place in Division Two East. This was Mick’s second award of the season as he shared the September award with Albie Barker who had taken over first team duties on a caretaker basis. On Thursday Deal Town confirmed that Albie’s position had been made permanent and the Mick would continue as sole manager of the reserve team.
We wish them continued success in these positions.
For full details of the 2013-14 monthly winners please click here
NRG GYMS UNDER 21 DIVISION – MANAGER OF THE MONTH
The October award has been made to Louie Walker, manager of Seven Acre & Sidcup Under 21′s. John D’Arcy presented the incribed tankard to Louie prior to the match against Herne Bay Under 21′s on Friday, 15th November.
LEADING GOALSCORERS AWARDS
We are delighted to announce that we will be recognising the leading goal scorers throughout the League for the 2013-14 season!
The top goal scorer in each of our eight divisions will receive a divisional ‘Sharpshooter of the Season’ award. The highest goal scorer in the entire league will receive the ‘Kent County League Sharpshooter of the Season’ award.
The awards will be made to the player who has scored the most goals in matches under the jurisdiction of this League during a season, which includes all league games and matches in the Inter-Regional Challenge Shield, Les Leckie Cup and West Kent Challenge Shield.
The award will be decided by and taken from information entered into FULL-TIME by club administrators or received by the League’s Registration Secretaries from club Match Report Forms.
The current leading Goal Scorer list is below and includes all details recorded up to 31st October. Goal Scorers for all the individual divisions can be found under the Goal Scorers menu.
|Jay||Smale||Sutton Athletic Reserves||11||8||3|
|Elliott||Payne||East Kent College||9||9||0|
|Calvyn||Sills||Borden Village Reserves||8||8||0|
All data taken from information entered into FULL-TIME or from club Match Report Forms.
League Historian, John Weller, has compiled a list of all clubs who have had membership of the Kent Amateur League, Kent County Football Association League and the Kent County League since it was established in 1923. The list also details name changes whilst the clubs held membership. Stansfeld O&B Club FC are the longest serving members of the League having been members since 1959, whilst New Romney FC joined the League one year later. The full list can be found under the History tab on the menu bar above. Further items will be added to this section in the coming weeks.
As the new season kicks off clubs are still looking to recruit players and volunteers. The latest vacancies to be listed are from:
We are OPEN to everyone. Players of any age, volunteers of either gender & coaches and mentors from all backgrounds #TrueHallsSpirit
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH
Aford Awards, the official League trophy supplier, have published a new football trophy brochure, to view click the image on the left.
League Photographer Julie Hoare will again be visiting grounds around the league and her photographs appear on the new 2013-14 Gallery page which can be viewed by clicking here
Annual Presentation Dinner & Dance
Mercure Maidstone, Hollingbourne, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RE