Prior to their Kent Invicta League game on Saturday both Hollands & Blair and Crockenhill, along with the match officials, commemorated the centenary of one of the most iconic moments of
the First World War - the 1914 Christmas Truce – as part of a week of remembrance.
'Football Remembers Week' took place from 5-14 December. A joint collaboration between The FA, the Premier League, the Football League and the British Council, with the aim to engage football fans
and players at every level about what took place on Christmas Day one hundred years ago on the battlefields in Belgium.
On 25 December 1914, soldiers from both sides put down their weapons and crossed into ‘no man’s land’ to share in an impromptu ceasefire. First-hand accounts from the time include references to
football being played and photographs taken.
Every club in the country – from the Premier League to the grassroots - were asked to create a unique photographic record of football a century on from the Christmas Truce. The aim was for the
same activity to happen at every match – a mixed squad photo featuring both teams in the spirit of the togetherness shown by troops from both sides in December 1914.
The pictures should be uploaded to social media using #footballremembers and will be hosted on footballremembers.com
KENT INVICTA LEAGUE
CROCKENHILL P-P BRIDON ROPES
ELTHAM PALACE 1-2 LYDD TOWN
ORPINGTON 3-0 KENT FOOTBALL UNITED
MERIDIAN VP 0-0 GRAVESHAM BOROUGH
SEVEN ACRE & SIDCUP 0-6 HOLLANDS & BLAIR
League leaders Lydd Town had Ryan Smith's 85th minute effort to thank as they came from behind to beat Eltham Palace 2-1 at Oxford Road. Bradley Killick had put the home side ahead only for Steve Marsh to level matters.
With Sheppey United not in action Hollands & Blair moved up to second in the table with a 6-0 victory against Seven Acre & Sidcup at SC Thamesmead. In a terrific team performance Blair led 2-0 at the interval through Michael Jenner and a stunning finish from James McDonald. Then the visitors turned their superiority into goals as McDonald completed a seventh hat-trick of the season with Rob Denness and Justin Ascheri completing the scoring.
Orpington complete a 'double' over Kent Football United as Ben Slade grabbed two and Dan Akpoveta a late third in a 3-0 victory at Green Court Road.
The Crockenhill v Bridon Ropes game was called off following a morning pitch inspection.
KENT INVICTA CHALLENGE TROPHY - Quarter Finals
BEARSTED 1-0 SUTTON ATHLETIC
LEWISHAM BOROUGH 0-2 GLEBE
Both Bearsted and Glebe have reached the semi-finals after narrow wins. Jack West got the only goal of the game just before the break as the Bears beat Sutton Athletic at Otham Sports Ground. Meanwhile Glebe scored twice in the closing stages to see off Lewisham at the Ladywell Arena, Ryan Golding and Ryan Palmer netting.
The Football Association are inviting applications from clubs currently competing at Step 6 of the National League System who are seeking promotion to Step 5 of the National League System for season 2015/2016.
In the first instance you should register your intent with the FA using the dedicated email address – email@example.com This email should be copied to your current league secretary. Upon receipt of your email an application form and other information will be sent to you.
Closing date for completed applications is 31 December 2014.
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