Tuesday 25 August
FC Elmstead P-P Rusthall
Wednesday 26 August
Bridon Ropes v Sutton Athletic
Lewisham Borough P-P Orpington
Kent Invicta League
Saturday August 22
APM Contrast 6-0 Lewisham Borough
Crockenhill 1-2 Bearsted
FC Elmstead 1-3 Bridon Ropes
Forest Hill Park 0-1 Orpington
Glebe 2-2 Sheppey United
Gravesham Borough 13-0 ElthamPalace
KentFootballUnited 3-1 Phoenix Sports Res
MeridianVP 1-2 Lydd Town
SevenAcre & Sidcup 4-2 Rusthall
Sutton Athletic 1-0 ACLondon
Saturday's ten Kent Invicta League fixtures saw no fewer than 45 goals scored with second place Gravesham Borough leading the way by hitting 13 unanswered goals against hapless Eltham Palace at Rede Court Road. It took 14 minutes before the home side went ahead through Dan Bradshaw's spot-kick and he added three more late on,registering a second hat-trick of the campaign en route. Team-mate's Marcus Heddon, Danny Hockton and Luke Adams got two apiece while Jordan Graves, George Snelling and Karl Knight also foundthenet.
Lydd Town remain top after making it fourwins out of four with a 2-1 victory over Meridian VP at Charlton Park Lane. Dominic Elmes put the home side ahead just two minutes after the break but Gary Lockyer equalised befor Chris Miles got the all-importantwinner with ten minutes remaining.
After Josh West had put APM Contrast ahead on the half-hour, five goals in a ten minute spell either side of half-time at Cobdown saw the Paperboys complete a 6-0 thrashing of Lewisham Borough thanks to Ed Morant's hat-trick and two from Caine Smith.
Two Nick Nwotny goals, including a last minutewinner, saw Bearsted maintain their 100% record but end that of hosts Crockenhill. The Crocks scorer at Wested Meadow was Teddy Johnson eight minutes before the interval.
Glebe were another to lose their perfect start after Sheppey United came from two goals down to share the spoils at Foxbury Avenue. Danny Gannon and RyanGolding put Simon Copley's outfit 2-0 at the break before David Abe and Leslie Lewis foundthenet for the Ites.
KentFootballUnited's good start to the season continued as they beat Phoenix Sports Reserves 3-1 at Glentworth Sports. Danny Beszant's 15th minute penalty put KFU in front but Phoenix levelled matters on 75 minutes through Christie Patterson only for JamesGolding and Daniel Jones to hit two in two minutes for Roy Davies' men.
SevenAcre & Sidcup ended a great week for the club by beating Rusthall 4-2 at SC Thamesmead. Cup hero Anthony Fenech got another two putting Lee Hills side 2-0 ahead only for John Phillips to cut the deficit prior half-time. However Chris Hubbard and Josh Patrick both netted to make it 4-1 tosecure the points before Bobby Dixey netted from the spot for the Rustics late on.
Jonny Murray's third minute effort saw Sutton Athletic beat ACLondon 1-0 while Alex Chapman was on target as Orpington took all three points from ForestHill Park at the Ladywell Arena.
Finally goals from George Maddocks (penalty), Nick Dunsden and an own goal saw Bridon Ropes get their season up and running with a 3-1 victory against FC Elmstead at Oakley Road with Luis Rozan, who'd scored the own goal, grabbing the Cocks consolation with a penalty.
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The FA Cup Preliminary Round tie between our own Kent Invicta League outfit, SevenAce & Sidcup, and Sittingbourne from the Ryman South, will be played at SC Thamesmead on Friday 28 August -
This means the SevenAcre v Crockenhill league fixture that had been scheduled for two days earlier (Wednesday 26 August) has been postponed.
COACHING STAFF WANTED
Eltham Palace FC is looking for the following club coaching staff -
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.
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.
CAFC Training Ground
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!
CLUB VOLUNTEERS WANTED
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.
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 - email@example.com
HAT-TRICK HEROES 2015-16
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