Two matches were covered by the League Photographer, Julie Hoare, on Saturday. She first saw the Division Three East clash between Guru Nanak Reserves against Bromley Green Reserves when ended in a 4-4 draw.
She also saw Greenways match against Staplehurst Monarchs United which resulted in a 6-1 win for the home side. Alex Clare scored a hat trick, Cameron Gray scored two and Jack Jeffery also scored. Nathan Simpson was on the scoresheet for Staplehurst.
See the photographs from both games in the GALLERY now.
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It is with great sadness we report that Les Hill, former long time Club Secretary of Orpington Football Club, has passed away.
Les had been club secretary of Orpington FC for over 25 years and a member of the club for nearly 40 years.
Les’s funeral will take place at Beckenham Crematorium on Friday, 2 May, 3:45pm. Anyone who knew Les is welcome to attend and also the celebration of Les’s life to be held at the Change of Horses at Farnborough village, directly afterwards. Anyone wishing to attend should inform Phil Alder by email by clicking here.
APRIL/MAY FIXTURE & NEWS BULLETIN
AFORD AWARDS MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARDS
The March awards were presented on Saturday. League General Secretary, Gavin Hoare, presented Kevin Hake of Sheppey & Sheerness United with the Premier Division award before their game at Farnborough OBG. Their 6-1 win keeps them in second place in the table, 3 points behind leaders Metrogas having played one game less.
The Eastern section awards were presented to Luke Williams and Liam Morris of East Kent College after their Kent FA Junior Cup Group A triumph over Sutton Athletic 3rd team which was played at the Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone. League Chairman, Cyril Windiate made the presentation to Luke and Gavin Hoare was on hand to present to Liam.
No award will be made in the Western Section as none of the leading contenders met the League’s code of conduct.
For full details of the 2013-14 monthly winners please click here
UNIVERSITY OF KENT CROWNED UNDER 21 CHAMPIONS
The inaugural NRG Gyms Under 21 League has been won be the University of Kent Under 21′s. On Saturday they played Soccer Elite FA in a double header, the first game resulted in a 4-3 win and the second finished 2-1 to give them an unassailable lead in the division. The University complete their fixtures on Monday, 7th April against Bridon Ropes Under 21 at Parkwood, Canterbury.
Before the first game League Chairman, Cyril Windiate, presented the NRG Gyms April Manager of the Month Award to James Fox, the player manager of the University Under 21 team.
Photographs from the match can be viewed in the GALLERY page
The League has been a great success in its first season and plans are already being made for the 2014/15 competition. Following a meeting with clubs it is planned to increase the league to two divisions with up to 12 teams in each. Based on current club committments the structure will be as follows:
|WEST DIVISION||EAST DIVISION|
|Bridon Ropes||AFC Herne Bay|
|Erith & Belvedere||Chatham Town|
|FC Elmstead||Dover Rangers|
|Greenwich Borough||Herne Bay|
|Holmesdale||Hollands & Blair|
|Kent Football United||Margate|
|Lewisham Borough||Soccer Elite FA|
|Seven Acre & Sidcup||South Ashford|
|University of Kent|
The season will end with the winner of each division having a play off to determine the overall league champions.
It is possible a cup competition will be introduced and there is the possibility of an Under 21 representative match against another Under 21 league.
The League will be looking to work with all the member clubs to ensure that this competition expands and offers the clubs the opportunity to retain, sustain and develop their young players.
SHEPPEY & SHEERNESS UNITED WIN COUNTY CUP FINAL
Sheppey & Sheerness United won the Kent Air Ambulance Intermediate Challenge Shield at Faversham Town FC on Saturday evening, defeating Long Lane FC from Division One West by 3 goals to 1.
Sheppey took an early two goal lead through Ricky Whiting and Baff Addae. Late in the second half Lee Wilton pulled one back for Long Lane but the could not push on for an equaliser as a second goal from Baff Addae, a fine individual effort, saw the Islander’s home.
Photographs from the match can be viewed in the GALLERY page.
Mike Green, Football Editor, of
covered the match and his report can be viewed by clicking here
APRIL (PART 1) FIXTURE & NEWS BULLETIN
WEEKLY ROUND-UP BY ANDREW GIDLEY
Dan Bradshaw’s hat-trick made sure boss Kevin Hake’s Aford Awards Manager-of the Month award proved no poisoned chalice at Farnborough OBG on Saturday. Leading Premier Division top scorer Bradshaw’s treble took his tally for the season to 24 as Sheppey & Sheerness United enjoyed a 6-1 win at Farrows Field. League secretary Gavin Hoare was there to hand over the award to Hake, his first with the Islanders, winning the other when in charge at previous club Swale United.
Alex Tarrant’s winner earned Metrogas a 1-0 home win against APM Contrast to keep them three points clear at the top. Staplehurst Monarchs United were the day’s biggest scorers in the section with eight without reply at Chipstead, Dan Mitchell hit four of them with Nathan Simpson’s hat-trick and Nick Nowotny completing the tally.
Bredhurst Juniors and Hildenborough Athletic shared eight goals in another high scoring affair. Snodland Town won 2-0 at Greenways, Erith 147 beat Stansfeld O&B Club by the same score, and Fleetdown United earned the points after a similar outcome at Bromley Green.
Division 1 East leaders Guru Nanak won 9-0 at Deal Town Rangers continuing the weekend trend of big scores throughout the league. Sam Cockerill’s hat-trick earned Holland Sports their 3-2 win over Ide Hill.
East Kent College face Lydd Town Reserves in the Les Leckie Cup Final at Faversham next Tuesday, 23rd April. The Thanet side were crowned Kent Junior Group A champions – after a 4-3 win over Sutton Athletic at the Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone on Saturday. It proved a double celebration for joint-managers Liam Morris and Luke Williams who were presented with the Eastern Section MOM award.
James Fox of University of Kent was NRG Gym under21 MOM after his side were inaugural winners in the competition’s very successful first season.
The awards are the first to be made since November due to the bad weather.
CLUB NEWS – SNODLAND TOWN FC
Following the success of last year we have great pleasure in inviting you to the 3rd Snodland Town 5-a-side tournament over the weekend of 21st & 22nd June 2014. The tournament will be open to age groups from under 7 through to under 18 as well as mens and veterans sections.
For full information download the club’s flyer and application form here
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 11th April. Goal Scorers for all the individual divisions can be found under the Goal Scorers menu.
|Joe||Childs||Long Lane||One West||24||20||4|
|Danny||Gannon||Bexley Borough||Two West||22||22||0|
|Daniel||Bradshaw||Sheppey & Sheerness Utd||Premier||21||18||3|
|Sam||Prett||Phoenix Sports Reserves||Two West||19||19||0|
|Billy||Shinners||Stansfeld O&B Club||Premier||19||10||9|
|Steven||Brady||Old Bromleians||Two West||16||16||0|
|Jason||Perry||Woodstock Park||Two East||16||16||0|
|George||Latham||Borden Village||One East||16||11||5|
|Jay||Smale||Sutton Athletic Reserves||Two West||16||11||5|
|Joseph||O’Connor||Long Lane Reserves||Three West||15||15||0|
|Akin||Lawal||Club Langley||Three West||15||14||1|
|Joey||Tibble||Lydd Town Reserves||Two East||15||12||3|
|Josh||Brown||A.P.M. Contrast Reserves||Two East||15||11||4|
|Danny||Kargbo||AFC Sevenoaks||One West||15||11||4|
All data taken from information entered into FULL-TIME or from club Match Report Forms.
The haart of kent county league Supports SWEARING – Let’s Tackle It
The haart of Kent County Leagueis 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 haart of 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 haart of 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.
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.
Time to start planning for the 2014/15 season, need new players or volunteers? The latest vacancies to be listed are from:
BRIDON ROPES FC
Bridon Ropes are looking to recruit a Management team for their Under 21′s Squad for the coming season. After competing in this seasons excellent new competition we have decided to continue our support for next year.
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP FC
Seven Acre & Sidcup require players of all positions.
TUDOR SPORTS FC
Tudor Sports are looking for a new manager and coach for season 2014-2015.
I am a former player now Goalkeeping coach I am looking for a good Club where I will be appreciated.
Just a quick note that a Bromley based medical centre JA-Medical are offering travel vaccinations for anybody travelling to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup they have a specific package of inoculations which cater for the tropics. I thought that as we are members of the football fraternity some of the KCFL players and delegates maybe heading to Brazil for the finals.
JA Medical are based in Bromley Kent and have been providing sponsorship for Newpark FC this season.
Tankerton FC have a vacancy for an Under 21 Team Manager and support staff with immediate effect.
Ide Hill FC
Ide Hill FC (Division One West) are looking for players to join the club for the 2014/15 season.
Bill Manklow Inter Regional Challenge Cup Final
Supporting the Kent FA Youth Council ‘SWEARING – Lets Tackle It’ campaign
Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield Final
Annual Presentation Dinner & Dance
Saturday, 31st May 2014 – Mercure Maidstone, Hollingbourne, Nr Maidstone, Kent ME17 1RE