Unbeaten Glebe went top of the embryonic Kent Invicta League table having taken a point from a goalless home draw with Kent Football United at Oakley Road.

It was the first point of the season for Sam McNeil's KFU and enough for them to move up to 12th place.


James McDonald heads home his and Hollands & Blair's third at Orpington Photo: Alan Coomes
Baff Addae completes his hat-trick for Sheppey United from the spot against Rusthall Photo: Steve Povey
Sutton Athletic celebrate Chris Mirlees winner at Gravesham Borough Photo: Julie Hoare

Two games into the new KIL season and it is a case of deja vu at the top of the table with Hollands & Blair and Lydd Town leading the way with identical records.
A hat-trick from James McDonald earned Blair a 3-0 victory at Orpington while the Lydders came from behind to beat Kent Football United 4-1 at the Lindsey Field. Marcus Cassius gave the visitors a fifth minute lead but it only seemed to stir the hornets nest as Matt Collins, Carlum MacLeod, Ryan Smith (pen) and Gary Lockyer all went on to score for Town.
Three other teams also have six points on board, Sheppey United, Glebe and Seven Acre & Sidcup. A Baff Addae treble, which included a penalty, was added to by Liam Lewrie and Dan Bradshaw (another spot-kick) and saw the Ites to a 5-2 triumph over Rusthall. Sam O'Dell had actually put the Rustics ahead after just four minutes at Holm Park while Alex Carey later levelled matters at 2-2 before Charlie Sharman saw red for the visitors.
Two goals from Quinten Conteh and one from Carson Dennis helped Glebe to a 3-1 win at Meridian VP while another brace, this time from Jamie Williams put Seven Acre on the road to three points at Bayliss Avenue but it wasn't all plain sailing. Lewisham Borough pulled level with four minutes remaining thanks to Jamie Leggett and Azeez Rashed only for Ricky Hepburn to nick a last minute winner for the home side.
It took three second-half goals from Peter Williams, Matt Garner and Ashley Russell for Bearsted to see off Crockenhill, Chris Mirlees hit the winner seven minutes after the break as Sutton Athletic won by a solitary goal at Gravesham Borough while at Oxford Road goals from Sam O'Keefe and Femi Omogbenhi put Eltham Palace two-up before Mark Allen hit an 89th minute consolation for Bridon Ropes.
KIL results August 16 -

Bearsted 3 - 0 Crockenhill


Eltham Palace 2 - 1 Bridon Ropes

Gravesham Borough 0 - 1 Sutton Athletic

Lydd Town 4 - 1 Kent Football Utd

Meridian 1 - 3 Glebe

Orpington 0 - 3 Hollands & Blair

Seven Acre & Sidcup 3 - 2 Lewisham Borough

Sheppey United 5 - 2 Rusthall


The draw has been made for the Kent Senior Trophy with the First Round ties scheduled for Saturday October 18 although, because landlords Holmesdale have also being drawn at home, the Glebe v Hollands & Blair tie is likely to be played on either the Friday or Sunday which is to be confirmed.  Fisher, Seven Acre & Sidcup and Canterbury City, who groundshare at Dulwich Hamlet, Thamesmead Town and Ashford United respectively, don't look as if they will be affected.

Orpington have received a bye into the Second Round

Holmesdale v Erith Town

Fisher v Eltham Palace

Deal Town v Sutton Athletic

Tunbridge Wells v Woodstock Sports

Lordswood v Erith & Belvedere

Meridian VP v Lewisham Borough

Crockenhill v Phoenix Sports

Seven Acre & Sidcup v Lydd Town

Rochester United v Corinthian

Canterbury City v Bearsted

Kent Football United v Cray Valley PM

Greenwich Borough v West Wickham

Glebe v Hollands & Blair

Sheppey United v Sevenoaks Town

Rusthall v Gravesham Borough

Latest results

Upcoming fixtures

Hat Trick Heroes 2014-15
16 Aug

James McDonald (Blair) @ Orpington
Baff Addae (Sheppey) v Rusthall


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