KENT INVICTA FOOTBALL LEAGUE
KENT INVICTA FOOTBALL LEAGUE

KENT INVICTA LEAGUE CHALLENGE TROPHY FINAL
 

GLEBE FC v SUTTON ATHLETIC FC
 

SATURDAY 7 MAY 2016
 

Kick-Off 3.00pm

Holm Park (Sheppey United FC)


Simon Copley will take charge of his final Glebe game on Saturday when they travel to Sheppey United’s Holm Park to face Sutton Athletic in the Kent Invicta League Challenge Trophy Final.

It will mean some silverware for the winners in the game between the sides that finished third and fourth in the league table.

En route to the final Sutton won at Meridian VP, Forest Hill Park, Bearsted before seeing off Bridon Ropes in the semi-final while Glebe knocked out Crockenhill, Orpington and APM Contrast.

In this seasons two league meetings Glebe were victorious in both, they won 2-0 at Foxbury Avenue in February then 4-2 at the London Hire Stadium the following month.

This will be the final match played under the Kent Invicta League banner s the merger with the Southern Counties East Football League will be completed later this summer.

 

FIXTURES & RESULTS...

Monday May 2 
AC London 6-4 Kent Football Utd
APMContrast 1-0 Sutton Athletic
Eltham Palace 3-0 Lewisham
Orpington 2-3Gravesham Borough 

Tuesday May 3
London Senior Trophy Final

Glebe 4-1 Tooting Bec  Att: 86  @ Enfield Town FC


Wednesday May 4
AC London 1-3 FC Elmstead
Gravesham Borough 0-3 Bridon Ropes
Orpington 5-1 Rusthall  @ Glebe FC

HOSPITALS CUP FINAL
Seven Acre & Sidcup 0-2 Stansfeld O&BC  @ Welling Utd FC


Friday May 6
AC London v Seven Acre & Sidcup 7.45
Gravesham Borough v Phoenix Sports R 7.45
Orpington v FC Elmstead 7.45  @ Glebe FC

GLEBE LIFT LONDON SENIOR TROPHY...

Two goals from Gary Lockyer helped Glebe beat Tooting Bec 4-1 to lift the London Senior Trophy. The former Lydd Town striker put Simon Copley’s side ahead in the eighth minute but the Surrey Elite Intermediate outfit levelled matters through Jonathan Ogidi in the 24th minute.

Lockyer scored again on the half hour and central defender Carson Dennis made it 3-1 two minutes before the break and it was all over when the prolific Ryan Golding stroked home his 30th goal of the campaign on 61 minutes.

SATURDAY RESULTS...

Rob Lyall receives the Kent Invicta League Trophy from Chair Denise Richmond...
...and Bearsted celebrate Photos: Alan Coomes

Saturday April 30
Bearsted 4-3 Sutton Athletic
Crockenhill 1-4 Lydd Town
Glebe 3-0 Rusthall
Gravesham Borough 1-3 FC Elmstead
Kent Football Utd 1-3 Forest Hill Park
Lewisham Borough 1-0 Orpington
Meridian 3-3 APM Contrast
Phoenix Sports Res 1-0 Eltham Palace
Seven Acre & Sidcup 5-4 AC London
Sheppey United 2-0 Bridon Ropes

KIL Champions Bearsted ended the 2015-16 campaign with a 4-3 victory over Sutton Athletic who still have trip to APM Contrast on BankHoliday Monday to come, will now have to settle for third-place. The Bears roared into a four goal lead inside the opening half-hour as both Jack West and Andy Hart bagged two goals apiece. Whether or not they then sat back I don't know but the visitors fought back with Chris Mirlees (penalty), Aiden Purseglove and Ben Williams scoring.

More of Alan Coomes photos from this game can be found on the match report - here

Meanwhile a crowd of 657 were at Holm Park to see Sheppey United avenge last months reverse at Charlton Park Lane by confirming the runners-up spot with a 2-0 success against Bridon Ropes. After a goalless first-half Timmy Babbington netted the opener on 48 minutes and David Abe got the second with 14 minutes remaining.  
Long time leaders Glebe, who look likely to finish fourth unless Sutton crash to a hefty defeat in two days time, ended their league season with a 3-0 triumph over Rusthall at Foxbury Avenue thanks to goals from Ryan Golding, Jordan Clark and Jamie Williams.
The final two places in the top six, currently held by Lydd Town and Bridon are still up for grabs. A hat-trick from Carlum Macleod plus one from James Mathews helped the Lydders end their season in style with a 4-1 victory over Crockenhill at Wested Meadow. That came after Ashley Kempster had given the Crocks a first minute lead. The Ropes, beaten at Sheppey, play their final match at Rede Court Road on Wednesday knowing that either opponents Gravesham Borough, who lost 3-1 at home to FC Elmstead today, but have three more games to play or APM's Paperboys, who shared six goals with Meridian VP up in SE7, can still finish above them.
It looks as if Seven Acre & Sidcup and AC London left the defensive manual at home as Tony Ecuyer's 89th minute effort, which completed his hat-trick, saw the home side take the three points after a topsy-turvy 5-4 triumph at SC Thamesmead. Oscar Lopes and Leonel Medrado put Prince Choudry's outfit two up at the interval before Ecuyer, with his first two, and a double from Anthony Fenech put Lee Hill' side 4-2 up. Medrado and Luis Ruiz then levelled matters for ACL with four minutes on the clock but Ecuyer had the last word.
Elsewhere Forest Hill Park won 3-1 at Kent Football United, Phoenix Sports Res beat Eltham Palace 1-0 while Lewisham Borough drew 1-1 with fellow strugglers Orpington.
 

Carlum Macleod scores for Lydd at Crockenhill Photo: Alan Curnick

Southern Counties East Football League Press Release ...

The Southern Counties East Football League are pleased to announce the appointment of a new commercial Director ahead of their imminent expansion. The League will merge with the Kent Invicta League at the end of the current season, bringing step 5 and 6 football in the region under one banner.

As a result, the league has appointed Barry Wickenden as their new commercial director with immediate effect. Barry has worked in football over thirty years in football in the marketing, promotion &sales sector also as a coach and manager. His last two roles were at Ebbsfleet United and most recently commercial director at Bromley fc seeing them gain promotion to the National League. 

He will bring his professionalism knowledge and enthusiasm to the league at this ground breaking and exciting times.

Chairman Denise Richmond said: “The appointment of Barry Wickenden (AKA Wicks) will bring fresh views on identifying opportunities for the league and its member clubs.

“Wicks is looking to get back involved in football after a short break and sees this as an opportunity to help the league and clubs at the lower levels take a different approach to raising much-neededfunds.”
 

The league are keen to secure more sponsors and partners to support Step 5 and 6 football in the region.
 

For more information or to express an interest in supporting the league commercially, please contact Barry Wickenden on commercial@secfl.com 
(Twitter) WICKSY.B@secflcommercial 

CHAMPIONS...

Bearsted FC - Kent Invicta League Champions 2015-16 Photo: Alan Coomes

Congratulations go to Kevin Stevens and everyone involved with Bearsted FC after they became Kent Invicta League champions for 2015-16 on Saturday.

Goals from Ashley Russell and Rob Lyallearned the Bears a 2-0 victory over FC Elmstead at Oakley Road while the goalless draw between Sutton Athletic and Sheppey United meant neither side could
overtake the Otham-based club.  

More of Alan Coomes photos can be found on the Gallery page - click here

LIGHTS ON AT LONDON HIRE STADIUM...

The new lights illuminate the London Hire Stadium Photo: Sutton Athletic FC

Sutton Athletic reached another milestone in their club history when the newlyinstalled floodlights were switched on for the first time at their London Hire Stadium home.

GROUND SWITCH...

Chatham Town FC - the new home of Gravesham Borough

Gravesham Borough FC have announced plans to move to new ground for the start of the 2016-2017 season.
 

The club are pleased to announce that a three-year-deal has been agreed with Chatham Town FC to undertake a ground share with the Ryman League South side.

MANAGER VACANCY 2016-17...

Phoenix Sports FC have an excellent opportunity for a manager to manage the Kent Invicta side next season.
 

The successful applicant will work very closely with the first team playing in the Ryman North league.
 

Applications in writing to A_mortlock@sky.com by 30th April 2016.

RUSTHALL FC ANNOUNCEMENT...

Rusthall Football Club are delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Ashmore and Steve Sands as joint managers for the 2016-17 season.
 

Rusthall, who play in the Kent Invicta League, have had a troubled season and are looking to the future with this announcement. Chairman Joe Croker said of the appointment “the two Steve’s impressed me with their ambition which matches that of the club. While they are young, they have the drive to take the club forward in the coming years”.
 

Steve Ashmore is well known at the club having played for three seasons at left back and he was in the side that won the Kent County League Division 1 West title in 2004-05 before moving to Tunbridge Wells where he played many games. He is currently joint manager at Hildenborough Athletic in the Kent County League Premier Division. Steve Sands has previously played at Hastings and Hailsham before joining Hildenborough.
 

This appointment is part of the clubs long term ambitions as work continues to improve their facilities at Jockey Farm which was recently recommended for a G grading which will enable them to compete in the F.A.Vase for the first time next season.
 

Speaking after their appointment Steve Ashmore commented “This is a fantastic opportunity for us to manage at a higher level and we will do everything possible to help the club move forward”.
 

For more information on this press release please contact the Chairman Joe Croker on 07952 773228 or by email joe.croker@gmail.com

Latest results

Upcoming fixtures

HAT-TRICK HEROES 2015-16


RobNorman  APM Contrast
A v Rusthall - 8 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

RyanGolding  Glebe
A v Lewisham Borough - 26 Sept

Andrew Thompson  Sheppey Utd
H v AC London 10 Oct

Joel Ramos AC London
H v Lewisham Borough - 21 Oct

Caine Smith-APM Cntrast
H v Kent Football United - 28 Nov

Dean Gould  Bridon Ropes
H v FC Elmstead - 2 Dec

Andy Hart  Bearsted
A v Seven Acre & Sidcup - 5 Dec

Peter Williams  Bearsted
A v Seven Acre & Sidcup - 5 Dec

Dean Gould  Bridon Ropes
H v Eltham Palace - 12 Dec

Danny Hockton  Gravesham Borough
H v Seven Acre & Sidcup - 12 Dec

Jonny Murray Sutton Athletic
A v MeridianVP - 19 Dec

Gary Lockyer (Glebe)
H v Lewisham Borough - 27 Dec

Josh Patrick (Seven Acre & Sidcup)
H v APM Contrast - 9 Jan 

Arlie Desagnes  Sutton Athletic
H v Rusthall - 9 Jan

Chris McDermott Meridian VP
A v Bearsted - 23 Jan

PeterWilliams-Bearsted
H v Meridian VP - 23 Jan

Andy Constable (4)  Sheppey United
H v Kent Football United - 10 Feb

Joel Ramos (4) AC London
H v Rusthall - 10 Feb

Carlum Macleod Lydd Town
A v FC Elmstead - 16 Feb

RyanGolding  Glebe
A v Eltham Palace - 20 Feb

Peter Williams  Bearsted
H v Seven Acre & Sidcup  - 20 Feb

Arlie Desagnes  Sutton Athletic
H v Lewisham Borough - 27 Feb

Benga Ogunseye (5) FC Elmstead
A v Kent Football United - 27 Feb

Andy Constable  Sheppey United
H v Meridian VP - 5 Mar

Anthony Fenech (Seven A & S)
A v Kent Football United  - 12 Mar

Josh Patrick (Seven Acre & Sidcup)
A v Kent Football United  - 12 Mar

Andy Hart  Bearsted
H v Eltham Palace - 23 Mar

Andy Hart (4) Bearsted
H v Kent Football United - 28 Mar

David Abe (4) Sheppey United
A v FC Elmstead - 2 Apr

Nick Nowotny APM Contrast
H v Gravesham Borough - 2 Apr

Carlum Macleod  Lydd Town
A v Gravesham Borough - 6 Apr

Carlum Macleod  Lydd Town
A v Orpington - 9 Apr

Josh Patrick (4) Seven Acre & Sidcup
A v Crockenhill  - 13 Apr

Jordan Greaves  Gravesham Borough
H v Sutton Athletic - 13 Apr

Dan Bradshaw (5) Gravesham B
A v Lewisham Borough - 16 Apr

Thierry Fotso Forest Hill Park
H v Meridian VP - 23 Apr 

Carlum Macleod Lydd Town
A v Crockenhill - 30 Apr

Tony Ecuyer Seven Acre & Sidcup
H v AC London - 30 Apr

Leonel Mandrado (6) AC London
H v Kent Football United - 2 May

Danny Patterson - FC Elmstead
A v AC London - 4 May 

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