Friday September 28

Kent Invica League's FA Cup heroes Seven Acre & Sidcup bowed out of thecompetition at the Preliminary Round stage but not before giving Ryman South Sittingbourne a major scare at SC Thamesmead on Friday night.

Conrad Lee put the Swale side ahead in the 12th minute but Anthony Fenech, who else, levelled matters for Lee Hill's men, who were two leagues lower in the non-leage football echelon and had already disposed of SCEFL Sevenoaks Town, seven minutes before the break.

Thats how the score remained until Brickies substitute Hicham Akhazzan struck the 83rd minutewinner  and they will face a trip to the Metropolitan Police in the First Qualifying Round.  


Kent Invicta League

Saturday August 29

APM Contrast v Bearsted

Bridon Ropes v Crockenhill

Gravesham Borough v Forest Hill Park

Lewisham Borough v MeridianVP

Lydd Town v Phoenix Sports Res

Orpington v AC London

Rusthall v Kent FootballUnited

Sheppey v FC Elmstead

Sutton Athletic v Eltham Palace

League leaders Lydd Town will be looking to make it 15 points from their opening five games when Phoenix Sports Reserves visit the Lindsey Field. Phoenix are one of four clubs yet to pick up a point this season.
The other three, Rusthall host third place KentFootballUnited, Lewisham Borough host MeridianVP in a derby while Eltham Palace travel to Sutton Athletic. The Sutts have a 100% record but have only played twice.
Second place Gravesham Borough, who have scored 11 goals more than anyone else which was of course boosted by last week's 13-0 victory against Eltham, and they will be looking to keep up the pressure on Lydd as they entertain Forest Hill Park at Rede Court Road.
Elsewhere Bridon Ropes are at home to Crockenhill, Orpington welcome AC London to Green Court Road and at Holm Park Sheppey United play FC Elmstead.
The game of the day however may be fourth place APM Contrast taking on fifth place Bearsted, another side with a perfect start after three games. Don't forget the Paperboys used to groundshare with the Bears at Otham Sports Ground before returning to Cobdown Sports.


Monday August 31

APM Contrast v Sheppey United

Crockenhill v Orpington

Glebe v Eltham Palace

Lydd Town v Bearsted

MeridianVP v Bridon Ropes

Phoenix Sports Res v Seven Acre & Sidcup

Rusthall v Gravesham Borough

Sutton Athletic v FC Elmstead

Bearsted will be involved in another huge game on Bank Holiday Monday when they journey down to play leaders Lydd Town. Don't forget it was Keith Stevens outfit that pipped Dave Smith's side to the runners-up spot on the last day of last season.
APM Contrast and Sutton Athletic are the two other sides, like the Lydders, who have the bonus of playing both weekend fixtures at home. APM entertain Sheppey United while Sutton host FC Elmstead.
There are four 'derbies' as such, Liam Kelly's Crockenhill meet Orpington at Wested Meadow and Phoenix Sports Reserves will meet Seve Acre & Sidcup although this game will presumably be called off if Frday's FA Cup tie goes to a replay. The groundsharers Glebe and Eltham Palace plus MeridianVP and Bridon Ropes also meet at Foxbury Avenue and Charlton Park Lane respectively.
Finally in form Gravesham Borough travel to play Rusthall at Jockey Farm.


Ray Simpson will be away onbusiness as from Wednesday 26th 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 seeking talented players in all position.  Especially goalkeepers and defenders!  Our preseason schedule starts on Wednesday 1st July.


Location -

CAFC Training Ground

Sparrows Lane

New Eltham

7.30pm Start – 9pm Finish


If you are interested in having a trial, please phone or text Neil on 07796 698666, so we can direct you to our allocated pitch!





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

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