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FOOTBALL HONOURS THE 1914 CHRISTMAS TRUCE CENTENARY

Hollands & Blair and Crockenhill before Saturday's fixture Photo: Clare Denness

Prior to their Kent Invicta League game on Saturday both Hollands & Blair and Crockenhill, along with the match officials, commemorated the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce – as part of a week of remembrance.
 

'Football Remembers Week' took place from 5-14 December. A joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, with the aim to engage football fans and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.
 

On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man’s land’ to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to football being played and photographs taken.
 

Every club in the country – from the Premier League to the grassroots - were asked to create a unique photographic record of football a century on from the Christmas Truce. The aim was for the same activity to happen at every match – a mixed squad photo featuring both teams in the spirit of the togetherness shown by troops from both sides in December 1914.
 

The pictures should be uploaded to social media using #footballremembers and will be hosted on footballremembers.com

FIXTURES & PREVIEW - Saturday December 20

James McDonald (9) heads home the sixth for Hollands & Blair at Seven Acre & Sidcup Photo: Alan Coomes

KENT INVICTA LEAGUE

CROCKENHILL P-P BRIDON ROPES  
ELTHAM PALACE 1-2 LYDD TOWN 
ORPINGTON 3-0 KENT FOOTBALL UNITED 
MERIDIAN VP  0-0 GRAVESHAM BOROUGH 
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP 0-6 HOLLANDS & BLAIR   

League leaders Lydd Town had Ryan Smith's 85th minute effort to thank as they came from behind to beat Eltham Palace 2-1 at Oxford Road. Bradley Killick had put the home side ahead only for Steve Marsh to level matters.
With Sheppey United not in action Hollands & Blair moved up to second in the table with a 6-0 victory against Seven Acre & Sidcup at SC Thamesmead. In a terrific team performance Blair led 2-0 at the interval through Michael Jenner and a stunning finish from James McDonald. Then the visitors turned their superiority into goals as McDonald completed a seventh hat-trick of the season with Rob Denness and Justin Ascheri completing the scoring.
Orpington complete a 'double' over Kent Football United as Ben Slade grabbed two and Dan Akpoveta a late third in a 3-0 victory at Green Court Road.

The Crockenhill v Bridon Ropes game was called off following a morning pitch inspection.

KENT INVICTA CHALLENGE TROPHY - Quarter Finals
BEARSTED 1-0 SUTTON ATHLETIC  
LEWISHAM BOROUGH 0-2 GLEBE 

Both Bearsted and Glebe have reached the semi-finals after narrow wins. Jack West got the only goal of the game just before the break as the Bears beat Sutton Athletic at Otham Sports Ground. Meanwhile Glebe scored twice in the closing stages to see off Lewisham at the Ladywell Arena, Ryan Golding and Ryan Palmer netting.

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.

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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
13 Dec
James McDonald (Blair) v Crockenhill
Baff Addae (Sheppey) v Lewisham B
Dan Bradshaw (Sheppey) v Lewisham
20 Dec
James McDonald (Blair) @ SA&S

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