Saturday July 26 2014
Bexlians 6 - 1 Crockenhill @ Crown Woods School
Cray Valley PM 0 - 1 Eltham Palace
Erith 147 Sports 4 - 4 Orpington
Fisher FC 2 - 4 Bridon Ropes @ Coldharbour LC
Glebe 4 - 3 FC Elmstead @ Priory School
Hollands & Blair 2 - 0 Hythe Town
Holmesdale 2 - 2 Rusthall
Lewisham Borough 3 - 5 Deal Town
Lydd Town 4 - 2 APM Contrast
Meridian VP 0 - 0 Stansfeld O&BC
Rochester United 3 - 2 Bearsted
Sheppey United 2 - 2 Faversham Strikeforce
Seven Acre & Sidcup 1 - 1 AFC Croydon @ SC Thamesmead
Sutton Athletic 2 - 1 Metrogas
Everyone will say it is only pre-season but there were a few good and unfortunately some bad results involving Kent Invicta League sides on Saturday.
Bridon Ropes, Eltham Palace and Hollands & Blair all beat sides from higher leagues, the Ropes came from 2-0 down to beat SCEFL Fisher 4-2 at Coldharbour Leisure Centre while joint-manager Charlie McCarthy struck the only goal of the game in the 52nd minute for Eltham at another SCEFL outfit in Cray Valley.
Meanwhile Blair went one better as they beat Ryman League Division One South Hythe Town 2-0 at Star Meadow where Rob Denness and Anthony Carlton netted after the break.
Glebe beat FC Elmstead 4-3, Lydd Town won 4-2 against APM Contrast, Sutton Athletic edged Metrogas 2-1 thanks to two goals from Luke Newman, Orpington shared eight goals with Erith 147, Rusthall got what looked to be a useful 2-2 draw at Holmesdale, Meridian VP against Stansfeld O&B ended goalless, Tony Ecuyer put Seven Acre & Sidcup ahead against Combined Counties Division One team AFC Croydon Athletic but the game finished 1-1 while Sheppey United drew 2-2 at home to Faversham Strikeforce.
At Rede Court Road Rochester United narrowly beat Bearsted 3-2, Lewisham Borough lost 3-5 at home to Deal Town and Crockenhill were unfortunately on the wrong end of a 6-1 hammering by Kent County League Division One West Bexlians at Crown Woods School.
Since the Kent Invicta League fixtures for 2014-15 were released there have been a few changes including two of the opening day games, which will be played on Saturday
Last season's top three all have home games, champions Hollands & Blair will host Kent Football United at Star Meadow having beat them 12-1 at Old Road in their final game of 2013-14, runners-up Lydd Town now entertain Bridon Ropes at the Lindsey Field while Sutton Athletic will play visiting Glebe at the London Hire Stadium.
Although Bearsted have had a change of opposition they will still be travelling to SE7 but will now face Meridian instead of Bridon.
New boys Sheppey United are also at home, Orpington being the first KIL side to visit Holm Park in a competitive game.
The revised opening day list is as follows -
Crockenhill v Lewisham Borough
Eltham Palace v Gravesham Borough
Hollands & Blair v Kent Football Utd
Lydd Town v Bridon Ropes
Meridian VP v Bearsted
Rusthall v Seven Acre & Sidcup
Sheppey United v Orpington
Sutton Athletic v Glebe
One midweek fixture follows three days later as Glebe entertain Kent Football United.
For the full list of 2014-15 KIL games click here
There are two new faces on the Invicta Management Committee after Neil Proctor of Eltham Palace and Gravesham Borough's Peter Snelling joined as club representatives. Welcome aboard Neil and Peter.
The next Kent Invicta League Management Meeting will take place on Monday August 4 at Sporting Club Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead commencing at 7.30 pm.