Saturday3 October

Kent Invicta League

APM Contrast 2-0 Eltham Palace

Crockenhill  3-1 Lewisham Borough

FC Elmstead 0-0 AC London

Forest Hill 1-0 Seven Acre & Sidcup

Glebe 2-1 Lydd Town

Kent Football United 0-0 Bearsted

Phoenix Sports Res 3-1 Rusthall

Sutton Athletic 1-0 Orpington

Glebe moved five points clear at the top of the KIL table following their 2-1 victory over Lydd Town at Foxbury Avenue. After a goalless opening 70 minutes Jaie Nuttall put Simon Copley's side ahead and Ismail Ismail made it 2-0 late on although Ryan Smith still had enough time to reduce the deficit in time added on.
Bearsted lost their 100% record but remain unbeaten after recording a goalless draw at Kent Football United while Sutton Athletic moved up into fifth place thanks to Daniel Gunner's wnner three minutes before the break.
APM Contrast won 2-0 against Eltham Palace at Cobdown Sports and lie seventh thanks to goals from Caine Smith and Rob Norman and Crockenhill also moved above Lydd after recording a 3-1 victory over Lewisham Borough at Wested Meadow. Joe Roche, Dave Raggett and Dan Fondegoun were the Crocks scorers while Venance Gbeyo nothched the Boro consolation.
AC London remain in 11th after a goalless draw at FC Elmstead, Jamar Dobson's second-half goal earned Forest Hill Park the three points against Seven Acre & Sidcup at the Ladywell Arena but Rusthall remain rooted to the bottom on the table following their 3-1 reverse at Phoenix Sports Reserves. An own goal, Jack Dimmock and Ben Codling were the PSR scorers while Steve Boudi bagged the Rustics consolation.  

FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
Erith Town 1-2 Bridon Ropes
Sheppey United 0-3 Gravesham Borough
St Francis Rangers 2-7 MeridianVP

Three KIL teams progressed through to the next rond of the FA Vase with Bridon Ropes recording probably the best result in their history as they won 2-1 at neighbours Erith Town who have been enjoying a good season in the SCEFL. Oliver Soulsby put the visitors ahead on 37 minutes at the Badgers Sports Ground but Tom Garrick levelled matters for the Dockers six minutes into the second-half. It looked as if the tie was heading into extra-time until Jacob De Vries hit a 95th minute winner for the Ropes.
Jordan Graves, Malik Thomas and Danny Hockton were the Gravesham Borough scorers in their 3-0 triumph over Sheppey United at Holm Park.
Meridian VP returned from their trip to Sussex having beaten Southern Combination Football League Premier Division St Francis Rangers 7-2 at the Colwell Ground. Striker Chris McDermott bagged five goals, four in the opening half, while James Hawkins added the other two. 


New floodlights have beeninstalled at Foxbury Avenue, the new home of current KIL leaders Glebe, and were tested this week. Extensive work continues at a pace and the club expect to be in a position to get Step 6 grading in early November and Step 5 next summer..


Former Lewisham Borough (Community) FC player Adam Jodoin, 25, passed away recently following a 10k run in Regents Park on September 6.

Manager Ben Kotey said: "Adam played for us at the end of last season and a few of this seasons pre-season matches.

He collapsed after doing a 10 k and had been put in an induced coma. He had swelling on his brain which became too much and his heart stopped."

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Tuesday 29 September
FC Elmstead 1-1 Rusthall


Robert Dilworth is a football coach (UEFA B) this year looking for a coaching position at Kent Invicta League standard.

If you think you have an opening please contact Robert on the following e-mail address - ROBERTFOOTBALL48@YAHOO.CO.UK


The fixtures for October were released on Friday night and can befound on the Fixtures/Results page - click here


Luke Farbrace is a 26-year-old central defender who has just moved to Chatham and is looking for a club in the local area. He has previously played University football to a good standard, played in the Hampshire Premier League back at home (Tier 11) and was offered a football scholarship in the US a couple of years ago.

He is looking for some advice as to how to get involved and attend some trainingsessions.

You can contact Luke on 07956 357204 or


I’m Jake Gilbert, a 19-year-old goalkeeper with a height of 6’ 2” and am looking for a good/high standard team for this season. I have playedcontinuously at Selkent level for eight years with last year in the U21's 'A' League.
I feel as though I have outgrown Selkent and wish to try mytrade in this league. Throughout  mycareer I have had professional coaching, a club with a keeper coach is an advantage but not a condition, I currently drive so amwilling to travel.


If you wish to contact me please do so on this number: 07479090800


Ray Simpson willbe away onbusiness as fromWednesday26th August 2015 until further notice.
For queries on all footballing matters please contact Richard Leach or Ben Kotey.
Acting Chairman will now be Annette Stead and Acting Secretary Juliet Walker.




Eltham Palace FC is looking for the following club coaching staff -


Assistant Manager

Ideally this position will attract a mature, qualified coach with experience. The successful candidate will preferably hold a Level 3 qualification. However, experienced and mature Level 2 coaches will also be considered. The Assistant manager will be an integral part in delivering the clubs coaching development plan and philosophy.  The successful candidate will need to be available every Wednesday evening for training sessions throughout the season.

The Assistant Manager will also work closely with the Club Manager in planning and organising our match day squads.  The successful candidate will need to be available every Saturday and some midweek fixtures throughout the season.

This position may suit an established coach looking to gain ‘dug-out’ experience and bridge the gap between team coaching and club management.


Goalkeeping Coach

This position will suit a qualified Level 2 goalkeeping coach, preferably with experience. The Goalkeeping Coach will be responsible for delivering coaching sessions specifically designed for the club goalkeepers (both senior and U21).  The successful candidate will need to be available every Wednesday evening throughout the season.

The Goalkeeping Coach will work closely with the Club Manager and Assistant Manager in planning and organising our match day squads, specifically mentoring the selected goalkeeper(s). The successful candidate will need to be available every Saturday and some midweek fixtures throughout the season.


If you are interested in either of the above coaching positions, please phone or text Neil on 07796 698666.





Eltham Palace FC is looking for the following volunteer roles -


Match Day Assistant

This position involves many duties. Initially managing the turnstile and distributing the match programmes before our matches. Other match day duties will revolve around general site security, health and safety.

This role would suit a mature person who can ‘think on their feet’ and work independently. You will be required to attend all EPFC home matches. Home matches are approximately once a fortnight (subject to fixtures), away matches are optional. Some evenings matches throughout the season.


Programme Editor

This role will involve planning and preparing our home match day programme. The ability to manage and meet deadlines is a key competence. Editorial experience would be desirable, but not essential.


Community Development Manager

Eltham Palace FC is looking for a person to elevate our presence within the wider community and foster links with local businesses. This would suit someone with a marketing and/or project management background.


All the above positions are vital for the development and progression of Eltham Palace FC. 

We see these positions as just as important as our ‘top striker’!


If you would like to be part of our winning team, please contact Neil on 07796 698666.


Gravesham Borough, who play their home matches at Rede Court Road in Strood (ME2 3TU) are looking to appoint a new club secretary.

Anyone interested in fulfilling the role, or for further information, should contact the Gravesend based club's Chairman, Peter Snelling, on the following e-mail address -


Meridian VP are now recruiting the following personnel:
Club Physio
The ideal candidate must have FA First Aid Certificate plus any other suitable qualifications. This position would possibly suit the right individual who would like to increase their hours and gain much valued work experience. You must be available for match days normally on Saturdays and the occasional midweek fixture.
Goalkeeping Coach
This vacancy has recently become available. The position requires the right individual to be available to start for June pre-season, the forthcoming season 2015-16 and attend all match day fixtures. Qualification for this position is a must and will need to be presented to club. Coaching will be given to senior teams goalkeepers including U18's.
Club Communication/Liaison Officer - Media, Photographer & Website 
This would ideally suit an individual who is currently studying in their qualifications (not necessary) or an enthusiastic person who has good knowledge of website and media communication. Responsibilities will include control of the clubs website, media relations, other club communications, match day photography etc.
Match Day Volunteers (Home Fixtures Only)
Now the club has established its infastructure in the past season, we are now looking for club orientated individuals who wish to be part of a fast growing senior club with a very good youth development structure. Help is required in various roles such as ticket office, match day stewards, head steward, ball boys and match day hospitality officer. Information on roles will be discussed on applications of posts.
Kit Manager
This would ideally suit an enthusiastic person who wishes to be part of a senior club set up. Age is irrelevant as we do not discriminate. You must be available for all match day fixtures home & away. Duties include all aspects of clubs senior team kit, equipment, match day administration liaising with first team management, away team management and match day officials and possibly with head steward.
We at the club strive hard to push our directives and beliefs for the youth of today and give a platform for all people involved to excel in all areas of the club!
All the above vacancies are immediately available, all interested candidates should contact the club on or call 07977 274179. 

Latest results

Upcoming fixtures


RobNorman  APM Contrast
A v Rusthall - 15 Aug

Craig Hewett  Crockenhill
H v Eltham P - 15 Aug

Dan Bradshaw  Gravesham B
H v Lewisham B - 15 Aug

Dan Bradshaw  Gravesham B
H (4) v Eltham Palace - 22 Aug

Ed Morant APM Contrast
H v Lewisham Borough - 22 Aug

Andrew Thompson  Sheppey Utd
H v FC Elmstead 29 Aug

Dan Bradshaw  Gravesham B
A v Rusthall - 31 Aug

Arlie Desagnes  Sutton Athletic
A v Sheppey United - 5 Sept

Amos Masonga  Lewisham Borough
H (4) v Eltham Palace - 5 Sept

Peter Williams  Bearsted
H v Kent Football United (KILT) - 5 Sept

Ryan Golding  Glebe
A v Lewisham Borough - 26 Sept


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