A Reminder to all Clubs
As from Saturday 1st February,
all matches will Kick off at 2:45pm.
Cup matches will kick off at 2:15pm
(Except Veterans games who remain at 2pm)
MANAGER OF THE MONTH AWARD
After many phone calls, cancelled matches, rain soaked pitches and trips around the County the November Aford award for the manager of the month was finally awarded.
Imran Englefield and Chris Gardner at Lordswood Reserves were handed the trophy from Chairman Gavin Hoare at their match against Rochester City for the Central & Eastern section.
Last month , Danny Hill at Belvedere was presented with the Western section award and Aaron Braithewaite of Kings Hill was the Premier Division winner
All the details can be found on the Manager of the month page
There will be no presentations for the month of December due to the lack of games played
League Photographer Julie Hoare was joined by the Lordswood photographer Allen Hollands when she went to watch Rochester City play Lordswood Reserves at Blaw Knox Sports Field. After a penalty to the home side within 10 minutes it looked like the curse of the MoM award had kicked in however the final score after 90 minutes was 5 -2 to Lordswood.
David Spring was at Southborough to watch them play Cuxton 91 in the Div 2 Central & East game. This match was a tighter affair with the score ending 1 – 1 – Liam Mayell of Cuxton scoring in the last 5 minutes of the match to equalise.
Pictures from both these games can be found by clicking here
Andrew Gidley’s weekly Roundup
18th January 2020
Hawkinge Town credited a gutsy disciplined performance” for the 2-1 win over New Romney as their climb up the table continued.
Craig Thompson and Arthur Pickering were both on target for the second week running.
Bottom side Romney hailed it as a “contested 90 minute battle on a testing pitch for both sides.”
They have added James Everett and John Smith to their squad – “both will add much needed experience and goals.”
Sam Winch is the last name on the Staplehurst Monarchs team list – but first among goals, hitting number 28 in the leaders 2-1 win at Stansfeld.
Kings Hill continue to go toe-to-toe with Monarchs – named last week in the FA list who have applied for promotion – beating the other – Faversham Strike Force 2-1.
James Funnell netted his 12th of the season.
Ide Hill were the “away” team at their adopted base – Sevenoaks Town’s Bourne Stadium – beating “hosts” Farnborough Old Boys Guild 4-1.
Manager Paul McDonagh said: “It was great to get the result, we looked very dangerous going forward and had some high quality passing patterns in the first half, which is where all our goals came from.
“The second half was sloppier, but delighted with the win.”
Jack Walker’s first half effort helped K Sports Reserves beat Crockenhill 1-0.
Hat-trick man Moses Abioyi was Peckham Town’s match-winner as they came from 3-0 down to beat Hilltop 4-3 to book their place in the London Senior Trophy semi-finals. They now travel to Forest Hill Park on Saturday week.
Abioyi started the revival just before the interval, added two more in the second half, completing his treble netting the rebound after skipper Nicky Meta’s penalty was saved. Kevin Dance got the winner with two minutes left.
Otford United’s Tom Cobb suffered a serious facial injury taking the gloss of the 2-0 Bill Manklow West Kent Challenge Shield win over HFSP and Ten-Em-Bee.
Manager Ricky Tompkins said: Tom was going for a ball that dropped between him and our keeper and they clattered into each other. The keeper’s elbow hit his face and broke his jaw in two places and his chin – scd has three plates put in.”
Luke Blackaby scored both.
For the rest of the League roundup for this week , please click here
All Tournaments will be held at the Homelands Stadium, Ashford and in aid of the Pilgrims Hospice.
Entrance fee £50 per team (£90 for two) – no deposit required until March 1st
Please use the link below if you wish to book any of the events
Information & Guides
Transfers, registrations, marking referees – all this and more – click here
SITUATIONS VACANT & OTHER ADS
Do you need new players or volunteers? After some pre-season matches? Have spare pitches? The latest vacancies and requests are listed below. For full details& some earlier requests click here
ASHFORD FC – Looking for an experienced coach
35 YEAR OLD GOAL KEEPER – Looking for a team
UEFA B COACH Looking for a team to manage
STC SPORTS CLUB, NEW ELTHAM – Have pitch vacancies for next season
PADDOCK WOOD FC – Looking for a Goal Keeper
LEAGUE DATES TO REMEMBER
15th April 2020 – Les Leckie Cup Final at Lordswood KO 19:30pm
6th May 2020 – West Kent Challenge Shield Final @ Rochester United FC KO 19:30pm
16th May (Saturday) 2020 – Inter Regional Challenge Cup Final @ Chatham Town FC KO 3pm
6th June 2020 – League Presentation Night – Mercure Hotel (Great Danes) , Maidstone, Kent.
16th June 2020 – Kent County Football League AGM, Appleyard, Avenue of Rememberence, Sittingbourne, Kent