KENT INVICTA LEAGUE
Bridon Ropes 0-3 Orpington
Crockenhill 0-8 Glebe
Lewisham Borough 3-2 Eltham Palace
Lydd Town 2-1 Gravesham Borough
Rusthall 1-5 Bearsted
Sheppey United 0-1 Meridian VP
Sutton Athletic 0-1 Hollands & Blair
A goal after just 16 seconds from James McDonald at the London Hire Stadium proved to be the only one of the game as Hollands & Blair beat Sutton Athletic to remain nine points clear at the top of the table. For more of Alan Coomes photos from this game click here
Second-half goals from Gary Locker and Matt Hadlum put Lydd Town in control against Gravesham Borough at the Lindsey Field who replied deep into stoppage time through a Dan Nash penalty.
Bearsted moved back up into third spot, above Sutton, thanks to a 5-1 victory over Rusthall at Jockey Farm. Ashley Russell and Ollie Bartrum both scored twice for the Bears with Steve Sage adding the other, the Rustics consolation came through Johnny Phillips.
Dominic Elmes grabbed the only goal of the game as Meridian VP won 1-0 against Sheppey United at Holm Park while the biggest scorers of the day were Glebe who struck eight without reply at Crockenhill. Ryan Golding led the way with a first-half hat-trick while Tom Fitzgerald, Jordan Clark. Jamie Williams, James Pinnock and Danny Gannon were also on target at Wested Meadow.
Orpington quickly got over the horrors of midweek by recording a 3-0 win at Bridon Ropes, the O's scorers were Josh Froggatt and Lekan Bakare (2).
I'm sure there were a few smiles afforded at the Ladywell Arena as Lewisham Borough ended their long, winless run and they even came from behind to register a 3-2 triumph over Eltham Palace. Marcus Cassius put the visitors ahead early on but after Adam Jodoin had levelled matters Jeremian Efe sent Palace in ahead at the break. Junior Kumbi equalised right at the start of the second-half before Jodoin grabbed his second of the match to win it for Ben Kotey's men.
A reminder from the KIL Registration Secretary Doug Francis that the last day for all player registrations for the 2014-15 season is Tuesday March 31 2015.
Three people with connections to the Kent Invicta League are running Marathons in aid of Demelza Hospice in the coming months. If anyone would like to sponsor either then please go to
their respective Just Giving pages using the links below.
As we advertised for a whlie Steve Devereux, the former first-team manager of Crockenhill, is doing the Brighton Marathon in April - https://www.justgiving.com/Milestonemarathon
Then there is Tony Hill, a player at Seven Acre & Sidcup, he is running the 2015 London Marathon - https://www.justgiving.com/TonyHillLondonMarathon2015/
The third is Bearsted player Stephen Sage but I am waiting for him to get back to me with a link to his Just Giving page.
Non-League Day partners with The Football Association to promote 2015 FA Trophy Final
The last five years have seen Non-League Day (NLD) grow from being an event on Facebook to an annual national campaign which has grabbed the attention of clubs, leagues, the media and most importantly the fans.
As NLD has grown we’ve received many requests to run a second event during the season to get even more people involved. Given the huge amount of time and effort and to preserve the uniqueness of NLD, we’ve never really been able to entertain this idea but have thought about other ways we could do things.
Our favourite alternative was to create an event where, rather than send football fans to a wide variety of grounds around the country, we would encourage them to head to just one ground, bringing as many members of the non-league community together in the same place at the same time. We just weren’t quite sure how to do this.
It then came to our attention that this year’s FA Trophy Final is taking place on Sunday 29th March during the spring international break. Being on the Sunday, it allows fans of virtually every team in the country - whether they follow a club in the Premier League, Football League or non-league - to take part.
We have therefore partnered with The Football Association in an initiative to try and mobilise fans in a different way and bring as many of us together at the country’s national stadium for one of the non-league game’s most prestigious finals.
The FA Trophy Final Photo Competition
To celebrate this occasion/partnership, we will be running a photo competition where snappers of all ages will be offered the chance to see their best non-league pictures published in the match day programme, displayed on the stadium’s big screens and win tickets for the match itself.
To enter, simply attend a non-league match between now and the 14th March and upload your photos on to Instagram or Twitter using #myfanphoto.
A panel of respected non-league photographers will spend the 15th March judging which 10 people will win in two categories (adults and under-18s) and we will then contact those who do.
In the weeks leading up to the game we will also be giving away further tickets via our social media channels in other competitions so there will be plenty of opportunities to take part.
Tickets for the game itself go on sale on Monday 16th February and are only £20 for adults, £10 concessions and £7.50 for U16s*. These prices decrease still further if booked for a group of 15 or more.
We hope you like this idea and will think about joining us in trying to turn Wembley into the centre of the non-league football world for one afternoon on Sunday 29th March.
Bring your scarves, bring your shirts. Bring the non-league community together!
Founder, Non-League Day
* (if purchased before the 4th March).
HAT-TRICK HEROES 2014-15
Baff Addae (Sheppey) v Rusthall
James McDonald (Blair) @ Orpington
Larnre Adebayo (L Boro) @ KFU
James McDonald (Blair) @ Crockenhill
Baff Addae (Sheppey) @ SA&S
Joe Adams (Rusthall) v Lewisham B
Lekan Bakare (Orpington) @ KFU
Peter Williams (Bearsted) v Glebe
27 Sept (KILCT)
Matt Garner (Bearsted) @ Orpington
James McDonald (Blair) v Rusthall
James McDonald (5 - Blair) @ L Boro
Gary Lockyer (Lydd) v Orpington
Ryan Golding (Glebe) @ SA&S
Peter Williams (Bearsted) v Rusthall
Ryan Smith (Lydd) v SA&S
Ryan Palmer (Glebe) @ Sheppey
James McDonald (Blair) @ Rusthall
James McDonald (Blair) v Crockenhill
Baff Addae (Sheppey) v Lewisham B
Dan Bradshaw (Sheppey) v Lewisham
James McDonald (Blair) @ SA&S
Arlie Desagnes (Sutton A) @ KFU
Graig Hewitt (Crockenhill) @ KFU
James Pinnock (Glebe) v Rusthall
Gary Lockyer (4 - Lydd) @ SA&S
Gary Lockyer (5 - Lydd) @ KFU
Matt Collins (4 - Lydd) v Crockenhill
Justin Nwugu (KFU) v Rusthall
Bradley Killick (G'sham B) v Eltham P
Rob Denness (Blair) @ Bearsted
Rob Denness (Blair) v SA&S
James McDonald (Blair) v Orpington
Rob Denness (Blair) v Orpington
Chris McDermott (G'sham B) v Crocks
Ryan Golding (Glebe) at Crockenhill