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PROMOTION TO STEP 5

The Football Association are inviting applications from clubs currently competing at Step 6 of the National League System who are seeking promotion to Step 5 of the National League System for season 2015/2016.

 

In the first instance you should register your intent with the FA using the dedicated email address – promotions@thefa.com   This email should be copied to your current league secretary.  Upon receipt of your email an application form and other information will be sent to you.

 

Closing date for completed applications is 31 December 2014.

LEAGUE DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Representatives of The Kent Invicta Football League, Denise Richmond, John Moules and Derek Peck met with the FA Panel to discuss the Leagues Development Plan.

Following a successful meeting, FA Member Bob Cotter, who chaired the meeting, asked the League Officers to pass on congratulations to all the clubs who had and are currently working towards the G Grade for this season. The FA are impressed with the progress made and hope to see it continue across the projects within Member Clubs and those of the League.

FIXTURES & PREVIEW - Saturday November 22

Bearsted P-P Kent Football Utd

Bridon Ropes 1-0 Eltham Palace

Crockenhill 1-7 Sheppey United

Lewisham Borough 0-3 Orpington

Lydd Town 2-1 Glebe

Rusthall 0-8 Hollands & Blair

Seven Acre & Sidcup 2-2 Gravesham Borough

Sutton Athletic 7-1 Meridian VP

It was a day of goals in the Kent Invicta League with 35 goals being scored in just seven games, Bearsted's home fixture with Kent Football United was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
League leaders Lydd Town remain three points clear at the top of the table after beating Glebe 2-1 at the Lindsey Field. Gary Lockyer netted twice for the Lydders either side of an Ismail Ismail effort for the visitors.
Sheppey United are still second after their 7-1 victory over Crockenhill at Wested Meadow, not the best start for Crocks new boss Steve Devereux. It was reasonably close at the break 2-1 to Kevin Hake's side, Baff Addae and Russ Jeffrey putting them two-up before Reece Cullen reduced the deficit. It was a different story after half-time though as Andre Bicazlo, Tom Stamp, Addae again and Dan Bradshaw all found the net. 
Hollands & Blair were the biggest scorers of the day grabbing eight unanswered goals against Rusthall at the Jockey Farm. Stuart West headed Blair in front after 12 minutes and by the interval James McDonald had bagged a hat-trick and was also trying to claim Tom Staff's close range finish. In the second-half Justin Ascheri, Jordan Gallagher and West with his second of the game completed the rout.
With Bearsted not playing Sutton Athletic moved back up to fourth after thumping Meridian VP 7-1 at the London Hire Stadium. They to were 5-0 at the break through Jack Howlett (2), Aiden Pursglove (2) and Luke Newman and then Arlie Desagnes and Mike Mills extended the lead before an 83rd minute own goal earned Richard Dimmock's men a late consolation.
Gravesham Borough left SC Thamesmead with a point following a 2-2 draw against Seven Acre & Sidcup thanks to Joe Degnin's stoppage time effort. The home side twice led through Dan Stokely and Fraser Moir while Marcus Heddon was also on target for Borough.
A second-half goal from Stefan Wright earned Bridon Ropes a 1-0 victory over Eltham Palace at Charlton Park Lane while Lewisham Borough were beaten 3-0 by Orpington at the Ladywell Arena where the scorers were Josh Foggett (2) and Lekan Bakare.

HOLLANDS & BLAIR LIFT KENT INVICTA CHALLENGE SHIELD

Hollands & Blair - Kent Invicta Challenge Shield winners Photo: Alan Coomes

A crowd of 232 were at Star Meadow to see reigning league champions Hollands & Blair lift the Kent Invicta Challenge Shield after a 4-2 triumph against cup winners Sutton Athletic, the first game under the newly installed floodlights at the home of Blair in Gillingham.

It took two neat finishes from Rob Denness in the second-half to clinch the win after a see-saw first-half had ended 2-2. Stuart West fired Paul Piggott's side ahead in the third minute but Sutton, who have won on their last two visits to the ground, replied well as first Chris Mirlees converted a contentious 25th minute penalty before Jack Howlett netted a close range header six minutes later to put Ben Youngs outfit ahead.

However the home side restored parity in the 38th minute when James McDonald curled home exquisitely from 20 yards to record his 22nd goal of the season.

Although the second-half was pretty much one-way traffic it took until the 69th minute for Denness to drill home a shot from the edge of the area before sealing the victory ten minutes from time when slotting home from Justin Ascheri's pass.

Many thanks to Alan Coomes and Julie Hoare for the match photos. A gallery, a mixture from both sets, will follow soon...

Stuart West puts Blair into an early lead Photo: Alan Coomes
Chris Mirlees (not in picture) levels from the spot Photo: Julie Hoare
Sutton celebrate going in front Photo: Julie Hoare
Blair go 3-2 ahead as Rob Denness finds the bottom corner Photo: Julie Hoare
Skipper Stuart West receives the Kent Invicta Challenge Shield Photo: Alan Coomes

Latest results

Upcoming fixtures

HAT-TRICK HEROES 2014-15
16 Aug
Baff Addae (Sheppey) v Rusthall
James McDonald (Blair) @ Orpington

6 Sept
Larnre Adebayo (L Boro) @ KFU 
James McDonald (Blair) @ Crockenhill
13 Sept
Baff Addae (Sheppey) @ SA&S
20 Sept
Joe Adams (Rusthall) v Lewisham B
Lekan Bakare (Orpington) @ KFU
Peter Williams (Bearsted) v Glebe
27 Sept (KILCT)
Matt Garner (Bearsted) @ Orpington
4 Oct
James McDonald (Blair) v Rusthall
11 Oct
James McDonald (5 - Blair) @ L Boro
Gary Lockyer (Lydd) v Orpington 
25 Oct
Ryan Golding (Glebe) @ SA&S
Peter Williams (Bearsted) v Rusthall
1 Nov
Ryan Smith (Lydd) v SA&S
15 Nov
Ryan Palmer (Glebe) @ Sheppey
22 Nov
James McDonald (Blair) @ Rusthall

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