KENT COUNTY LEAGUE REPRESENTATIVE XI
Tuesday, 18th October 2016
Kent County League 1 v 3 Essex Olympian League
click on image below to view match photographs from Julie Hoare
We are delighted to have a second gallery for this match, click on the image below to view photographs from David Terry
ANDREW GIDLEY’S WEEKLY ROUNDUP
SATURDAY, 15th October 2016
Luke Adams’ hat trick helped new boys Punjab United move top of the Premier Division after a 5-0 win at Farnborough Old Boys Guild. Adams took his tally to 13 in 11 games, hitting two in four minutes in the first half, before completing his treble just past the hour mark. William Johnson-Cole and sub Ryan Jarrett added the other two.
The win took them above Borden Village, beaten 4-1 at home by Kennington. Bradley Jordan grabbed a hat-trick with the other coming from an own-goal with Dave Bass also seeing his penalty saved by home keeper Carl O’Neil. He tweeted: “My first miss in a Kennington shirt, but will take missing them if it means three points every week.”
Nick Donaldson bagged four of the goals as Greenways continued their free-scoring ways with a 9-1 win at Lydd Town Reserves, making it 24 in the last four games. Aaron Kleman got two of the others.
Five different scorers featured for Stansfeld O&B in their 5-3 home win over Staplehurst Monarchs United.
Elsewhere Lewis James scored twice as Division 1 West Lewisham Athletic won 3-2 in the NRG Gym Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup First Round tie at Premier Division Bexley while Peckham Town also went through 3-0 at AFC Mottingham.
Kings Hill moved top of Division 1 Central & East with a 3-1 win at South Darenth.
Akan Lawal made it 11 for the season with two as Division 1 West leaders Club Langley won 4-3 at AFC Morzinga. Otford United moved second after Josh Holland and Andrew Knight both scored twice in the 7-0 win at Orpington Reserves.
Tom Welch with two in a minute and Dan Hanshaw’s double helped Division 2 Central & East leaders Cuxton 91 to a 5-0 win at New Romney Reserves.
Steve Smith was another hat-trick man as Nomads went top of Division 2 West with a 6-3 win at Welling Park.
Matt Lightfoot hit two as Burgess Hodgson downed Division 3 Central & East table-toppers Rochester City 7-0.
Division 3 West top side Sydenham Sports also won by the same score at Bexley Reserves.
The fixtures for November 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 November fixtures click 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.
Club Langley head Division One West and they traveled to AFC Morzinga on Saturday and secured a 4-3 win after having trailed 3-1 at one stage. Opey Akinboro and Joel Melville (2) were the Morzinga scorers, whilst Akin Lawal (2), Joshua Copeland and Callum Willcox replied for Langley. We are grateful to David Terry who has supplied the photographs.
Two of the early season pacesetters in Division Three Central & East met on Saturday and Paul Roth has supplied photographs of the game between Burgess Hodgson and Rochester City which saw the home team win emphatically 7-0. League leaders Rochester City were in the ascendancy until the home team, against the run of play, open the scoring on the half-hour mark. Seconds before the break they doubled their advantage and added a third minutes after the re-start. Burgess Hodgson controlled the second period and added four further goals. Their scorers were Alex Baker, Ryan Chorane, Tim Jordan, Michael Kelly, Matthew Lightfoot (2) and Dominic Wood.
MANAGER OF THE MONTH
The awards for September were completed on Saturday, 8th October when Cyril Windiate presented the Premier Division award to Jugit Sian of Punjab United. His team played three qualifying matches in September winning home games against Hildenborough Athletic 4-0 and Staplehurst Monarchs United 2-0. For their last game they traveled to Lydd Town Reserves and left with a 2-2 draw. Their other game in the month was a Kent Reliance Intermediate Challenge Shield tie when they again entertained Staplehurst and won that one 3-0.
Our first two awards of the 2016/17 season have been presented by League Chairman, Cyril Windiate.
His first stop saw him present the Western Section award to Mark Warner of Metrogas FC Reserves who won all of their four games in September, their season started with an away win 3-1 at Drummond Athletic and was followed by their only home match in the month, an impressive 8-0 win against Bexley Reserves. Their next match was also against Bexley Reserves, this time in the NRG Gym Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield which saw them win 4-1 and the month ended with a trip to HFSP & Ten-Em-Be which they won 3-1.
Cyril Windiate then moved on the Rede Court Road, home of Rochester City, to make the Central & East Section award to joint managers Lee Whalin and Aaron McCall. League new boys, Rochester City also played only one home game in September, all their matches in Division 3 Central & East. Their campaign started with a 3-1 win at Rusthall Reserves and was followed by a 3-2 win at home to Staplehurst Monarchs United Reserves. They then traveled to Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers Reserves and recorded their highest score of the month, a 7-0 win. The month ended with a 3-2 win at Tonbridge Invicta.
It is expected the Premier Division award will be made next Saturday and details will appear here shortly after.
KENT FA WORKFORCE AWARDS
Two of our clubs featured in this week’s Kent FA Awards evening held at the Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone.
Alan Black of Chipstead FC received the FA/McDonalds Outstanding Contribution to Community Football Award and Halls Athletic FC won the FA/McDonalds Charter Standard Development Club of the Year award.
The awards were presented by former Dover and Gillingham boss Andy Hessenthaler.
Congratulations to Alan and all at Halls AFC for this well deserved recognition.
KENT DISABILITY FOOTBALL LEAGUE
Our partners, the Kent Disability Football League, now have their season underway with both adult and junior tournament days.
The KDFL Junior division started on 25th September at their regular venue at PlayFootball in Rainham. They have three divisions playing, Under 11, Under 13 and under 16’s.
Before the games kicked off the Kent County League Marketing & Communications Officer, Philip Smith, made a presentation on behalf of the League, of two new playing kits. The League, supported by sponsors Andreas Carter Sports, have donated the kits are so that the KDFL can make teams up if clubs only have a couple of players in a particular age group, they will now all wear the kit same and look like a proper team!
The next adult tournament takes place at the Abbey School, Faversham on Sunday, 9th October, followed by the Juniors at PlayFootball on 23rd October.
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 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.
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
AYLESFORD FC – Are in need of experience players in all position to help the club to have a good season and help the younger players.
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.
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.
Tuesday 18th October ACS JOMA Kent County League v the Prokit UK Essex Olympian League
Venue: Rochester Utd FC’s ground, kick-off 7.45 pm.