ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP
SATURDAY, 30th JANUARY 2016
Kennington were the only winners in the four Premier Division games on Saturday. Matt Forster hit his eighth of the season and second in two games, and Harry Stow doubled his tally with the other as the Ashford villagers won 2-0 at Fleetdown United. It’s the first time since September they have secured back-to back league wins.
Meanwhile the club’s reserves side is set to continue in Division 2 East after Keith Rice and Brad Russell stepped in to stop it being forced to pull out. Shortage of players and unable to raise sides had led to them giving notice to resign, but that has now been rescinded by the League.
The other games all ended in 1-1 draws as Erith 147 Sports, Snodland Town and Stansfeld O&B all failed to close the gap on leaders Faversham Strike Force. Two second half penalties by Erith’s Anthony Tye and Sam Brown of Borden Village earned both sides a point. Oliver Blosse of Snodland Town and Sam Cormack of Tudor Sports were on target at Oxford Road. Billy Shinners hit his 16th of the season as Stansfeld O&B drew at Greenways. Simon Walton got his first of the campaign for the home side.
Halls and Bexlians won in Division 1 West.
Deal Town Reserves are third in Division 2 East after a 2-1 win over Sheppey United Reserves.
Jack Hollidge and Akin Lawal netted for Division 2 West leaders Club Langley in their 2-1 win at Dulwich Village.
Old Roan Reserves stay top of Division 3 West despite losing their unbeaten record with 1-0 defeat at Bridon Ropes Reserves.
Dan Hanshaw hit four as Cuxton 91 beat Tankerton 12-2, in Division 3 East, while there was a famous footballing name on target for University of Kent in their 2-2 draw at leaders Willesborough Athletic. Fraser Le Tissier, nephew of Matt, scored one of the goals. Willes manager Lee James has taken over as club chairman, heading a new-look committee at the ambitious and successful Ashford club. They are still on course for four trophies in their first season in the competition.
Three new matches have been added to the Gallery page.
Andy Clay watched the Premier Division match between Erith 147 Sports and Borden Village which ended 1-1. Erith will be disappointment they did not secure the win which would have closed the gap between them and league leaders Faversham Strike Force.
Julie Hoare also watched a Premier Division 1-1 draw, this time Greenways against Stansfeld O&B, Billy Shinners scored for Stansfeld.
We welcome a new contributor, David Terry who covers Club Langley matches in Division Two West. He saw Club Langley’s visit to Dulwich Village which resulted in a 2-1 for Division leaders Langley. David has provided us with photographs of matches earlier in the season which will be added to the gallery in due course.
To view the Gallery click here
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We are most grateful to the awards sponsor, Aford Awards, for their continued support.
GOAL SCORERS 2015-16
The leading goal scorer listings have been updated (28-01-16) and there is a new name heading the chart, Grant Lye of Long Lane in Division One West has scored 22 goals all in league matches.
In One East, Elliot Payne of East Kent College tops the list with 14 goals. In Two East, Timothy Sims of Rolvenden has 16 goals as does Adam Williams of Little Sharsted in Three East.
Lewis James heads the Two West Chart with 10 goals and David Barrington has scored 15 goals for Nomads in Three West.
For more goal scorer details please click here or view via the League App.
FEBRUARY 2016 FIXTURES
The February 2016 Fixture Bulletin is now available to download, please click here to download.
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH
The Eastern Section award for December was presented by Cyril Windiate on Saturday, 23rd January to Cuxton 91 FC joint managers Carl Jensen and Frans Thorley. The club joined the league this season and currently sit second in Division Three East, they have also reached the Quarter-finals of the Kent Reliance Junior Cup Group B. In December they started the month with an away win in the Kent Cup against General at Sea and followed this with league wind against Aylesford and Tankerton.
The Premier Division Manager of the Month for December is Lloyd Bradley of Stansfeld O&B FC. Lloyd received his award on Saturday, 16th December, from League Chairman, Cyril Windiate, before their Premier Division match against Metrogas. Stansfeld won all their three qualifying matches in the month starting against Hawkinge Town in the Kent Reliance Intermediate Challenge Shield and added two Premier Division wins against Hildenborough Athletic and Fleetdown United.
The December Western Section Manager of the Month, Steve Cormack of Lewisham Athletic FC, was also presented his award Saturday by League Chairman Cyril Windiate after his team’s Division Two West match against Orpington Reserves. Lewisham also won their three matches in the month with League wins over Tudor Sports Reserves and Old Roan and a win in the London Junior Cup against Argentos FC London.
To view details of all this seasons Manager of the Month Awards click here.
We are most grateful to the awards sponsor, Aford Awards, for their continued support.
FA CONCUSSION GUIDELINES
Footballers who sustain a suspected concussion, either during training or in a game, should immediately be removed from the pitch and not allowed to return, until the appropriate treatment has been administered. That is the message at the heart of new guidelines launched today by The FA for managing head injuries at all levels of the game.
The advisory guidelines have been designed for those who manage head injuries in professional and grassroots football – from clubs and schools, to parents and doctors.
Dr Ian Beasley, The FA’s head of medical services, believes the guidelines will play a crucial role in ensuring the better management and care of head injuries across football in England, thereby making the game safer for more players at every level.
He said: “The paramount priority for The FA is player safety, and so the publication of these concussion guidelines is integral to achieving an unprecedented high level of care and safety for players at all levels. Playing football has been shown to promote good health, and so by making the game safer, we will hopefully increase participation and thereby boost the health of the nation.”
The guidelines can be found in the Handbook section by clicking here and have been added to the League App to provide instant access when training or playing.
LEAGUE CUP DRAWS 2015-16
The draws have been made for the three League Cups and can be downloaded from the links below:
Clubs are now preparing for the 2015/16 season, do you need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies are listed below, for full details click here
OLD ROAN FC – Of Division 2 West are looking for a Goalkeeper.
TUDOR SPORTS FC – Wanted good quality players to play in the Kent County Premier and Division 2.
HAWKINGE TOWN FC – Are looking to appoint a Secretary, Fixture Secretary and Match Day Co-ordinator for the 2016/17 season.
BEXLIANS FC – Are now looking for a manager for our new reserve team for the 2016/17 season.
SITTINGBOURNE COMMUNITY FC – Are desperately looking for a new striker to join the squad as soon as possible.
KENT DISABILITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE – Are looking to appoint a new Secretary.
MANAGER LOOKING FOR CLUB – After a time out of the game, this Maidstone based manager is looking for a new club.
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, 4th June 2016 – Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, Maidstone, ME17 1RE