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Hair Nat’ural Saturday Page

Happy birthday to Ross Lawrie and Liesl York

Fixtures Sunday 3 November 2013

Ryman League Division One North (3pm)
Erith & Belvedere v Aveley

Ashford & District  Sunday League

Premier Division
Aldington v Hamstreet
Bromley Green v Market Hotel

Division One
Iden Park v Bromley Green Reserves
Shadoxhurst v Ashford Dynamo

Division Two
Albion v Troggs Reserves
Grasshoppers v Stanhope Rangers
Hamstreet Reserves v AFC Locomotive
Kennington v Burton Grove
Sandgate AFC v Brabourne

Division Three
Charing Reserves v Kingsnorth Pilgrims
Givaudan v Aldington Reserves
Mersham Reserves v Prince Albert
Park Farm Rangers v Fox Sunday
Stour Valley v Ashford Cavaliers

Bodkin Cup Round 2
Brewmaster v Troggs
Egerton v Wye Monarchs
Levin Athletic v Bethersden
Newchurch v Marsh Athletic
Red Heathens v Mersham Sports

Sheber Cup Round 1
Ashford Spartans v Wye Monarchs Reserves

Results Saturday 2 November 2013

The FA Carlsberg Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round
Bury Town 2-1 Chatham Town
Dulwich Hamlet 3-0 Leatherhead
Folkestone Invicta 1-1 Hungerford Town
Hythe Town 2-2 Whitstable Town
Margate 4-1 Clevedon Town
Ramsgate 4-1 Three Bridges
Wealdstone 2-2 Maidstone United

The Sky Bet Championship
Birmingham City 0-1 Charlton Athletic
Millwall 2-2 Burnley

Sky Bet League One
Gillingham 1-0 Carlisle United

The Skrill Premier
Forest Green Rovers 1-0 Dartford
Welling United 1-0 Lincoln City

The Skrill South
Basingstoke Town 2-0 Dover Athletic
Bishop’s Stortford 3-1 Tonbridge Angels
Bromley 4-1 Dorchester Town
Ebbsfleet United 4-0 Concord Rangers

Ryman Premier League
Harrow Borough 4-2 Cray Wanderers

Ryman League Division One South
Crawley Down Gatwick 0-3 Sittingbourne
Faversham Town 1-2 Guernsey
Herne Bay 4-0 Merstham

Macron Southern Counties East Football League Challenge Cup 1st Round 1st Legs
Beckenham Town 6-2 Sevenoaks Town
Erith Town 2-2 Holmesdale
Rochester United 1-3 Fisher

Macron Southern Counties East Football League Challenge Cup 1st Round 2nd Legs
Deal Town 2-3 Cray Valley PM (3-8)
Greenwich Borough 1-4 Corinthian (3-7)
Lordswood 1-3 Canterbury City (1-4)
Tunbridge Wells 2-3 Ashford United (2-7)
Whyteleafe 0-4 Phoenix Sports (2-7)

Kent Invicta League Challenge Trophy 1st Round 1st Legs
Bearsted 1-3 Kent Football United
Crockenhill 0-7 Fleet Leisure
Lydd Town 2-3 Hollands & Blair
Sutton Athletic 5-0 Rusthall

Kent Invicta League Challenge Trophy 1st Round 2nd Legs
Bridon Ropes 5-0 Eltham Palace (6-0)
Glebe 2-1 Lewisham Borough (2-3)
Orpington 2-1 Seven Acre & Sidcup (2-3)

Haart of Kent County League Premier
Bromley Green  0-2 Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club
Erith 147 Sports 5-3 Greenways
Hildenborough Athletic 2-1 Bredhurst Juniors
Metrogas 9-3 Farnborough Old Boys Guild
Sheppey & Sheerness United 1-0 Snodland Town
Staplehurst Monarchs 4-1 Fleetdown United

Haart of Kent County League Division One East
Borden Village 6-0 Malgo
Hollands & Blair Res 0-1 Kennington
New Romney 0-4 Guru Nanak

Haart of Kent County League Division One West
AFC Sevenoaks 2-3 Long Lane
Bexlians 3-5 AFC Mottingham
Forest Hill Park 1-3 Holland Sports
Halls AFC 2-3 Coney Hall

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East
East Kent College 3-2 Lydd Town Res
Faversham Strike Force 3-1 Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers
Platt United 2-3 Bearsted Res
Tenterden Town 2-6 Deal Town Res
Woodstock Park 6-1 Hawkenbury

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
Blackheath United 7-2 Greenways Res
Fleetdown United Res 2-2 Sutton Athletic Res
Old Bromleians 4-2 Crockenhill Res
Phoenix Sports Res 4-1 Old Roan

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East
Guru Nanak Res 3-1 New Romney Res
Hawkinge Town 2-0 Little Sharsted
Kennington Res 2-3 Borden Village Res

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West
Bexlians  Res 1-3 Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club Res
Metrogas Res 2-3 Hildenborough Athletic Res

Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup 2nd Round
Belvedere 2-3 Peckham Town
Park Regis 2-4 APM Contrast

Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield 2nd Round
Bexley Borough 3-4 Halstead United
Farnborough Old Boys Guild Res 4-1 Dulwich Village
Long Lane Res 2-1 Club Langley
Meridian VP Res 1-4 FC Elmstead

Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield 2nd Round
Chipstead 2-3 Ide Hill

NRG Gym Under 21 League
Meridian VP 0-7 University of Kent

Ashford & District League
Aldington 3-2 Willesborough Athletic
Lydd United 3-2 Bromley Green Thirds
Riverside Inn 1-3 Tenterden Reserves
Ruckinge United 2-9 Golden Arrow Reserves
Smarden 5-2 Metro
The Wanderers 9-0 Bethersden
The Woolpack 4-0 Lydd Town A

[updated] The Topkapi Friday Page: Saturday’s fixtures

It’s never boring here!

Another eventful week passes and no doubt a weekend full of the usual mix of joy and disappointment is upon us. But before looking to the weekend, a word of thanks to our young adults who once again came up trumps when needed to help out on Thursday evening.

8 June 2013 U18s ShrimptonWith  some junior coaches unavailable for a variety of reasons, Kieran Shrimpton [left] and Jack Smith stood in at short notice to make sure all the youth sides were covered and the boys have told me they had a great time. The U9s [admittedly stuffing themselves with food] didn’t want to go home!

In contrast, in my humble opinion, little integration by some senior players has nurtured the strange [and hitherto unknown] atmosphere at some Saturday games … if only a few more that for some reason literally ‘sit on the fence’ made the effort to come in the door and get involved, they might realise what being part of this club is really about.

???????????????????????????????This brings me to formally welcoming Guido Bulla [pictured] to our coaching staff.

Guido, who is rapidly gaining FA coaching and other important qualifications, joined us because in his words he wanted “… to be part of a club that takes football seriously”.

With the departure of Stephane Ollier, Guido will be working along both senior and junior managers as he finds his feet in the club but eventually he wants to manage his own youth side.

Sunday’s Vets game is off as Hildenborough Athletic Vets are unable to raise a side. Big disappointment with the Green having a strong squad confirmed including ‘old boys’ Paul Wilson, Haig Miles, Lee McRobert and Paul May.

Ground inspections: the ground at Homelands is reported to be fine for the Kent County League Premier Division fixture against Stansfeld (2pm kick off) while at Waterside on Friday at 2.15pm the inspection saw a declaration that all the weekend’s home games were on, including the ADYFL U9s cup ties in the morning. However, the predicted deluge could change everything and all we can do is hope the weather people have got it wrong! For all the Green games this weekend, please click on the Fixtures tab.

For those supporting the lads at Homelands, apologies but for one week there is no official match day programme; however, we hope the entertainment will be well worth the £3 admission charge [all children are free entry]. With just seven goals scored in eight games, four in a single match and one an own goal, our loyal band of supporters will be looking for some enterprising attacking football from Mickey Doyle and company to begin a pull away from the lower regions of the table.

Marcus Digby October 2013At Waterside, again with a 2pm kick off, Diggers [left] and the Saturday Reserves have a chance to move above visiting Sheppey & Sheerness East Reserves. Both sides are locked on equal games played and points.

Scorers to date: Wakam 6, Griffin 4, Shrimpton 3, Mannell 2, Wilkes 2, Thomas 1

The Thirds face a tough trip to The Rype where they meet old friends Lydd United (2.15pm) in the Ashford & District League.

Scorers to date: Prior 10, Christian 8, Stanley 5, Ahmetaj 3, Robbins 2, Cornell 1, Dalby 1

So, three attractive fixtures, all hard to call … good luck to the Green boys.

Nat'ural Hair Flyer 001For Sunday, we need the weather to be kind over the next 24 hours as we have two terrific senior Ashford & District League matches lined up with Market Hotel (home) and Iden Park (away) respectively. Both matches kick off at the usual time of 10.30am.

In the afternoon, the Under 16s, sponsored by Nat’ural Hair, are in cup action against Woodnesborough with a 1.30pm kick off at Waterside.

Fixtures Saturday 2 November 2013 (3pm unless stated otherwise)

The FA Carlsberg Trophy 2nd Qualifying Round
Bury Town v Chatham Town
Dulwich Hamlet v Leatherhead
Folkestone Invicta v Hungerford Town
Hythe Town v Whitstable Town
Margate v Clevedon Town
Ramsgate v Three Bridges
Wealdstone v Maidstone United

The Sky Bet Championship
Birmingham City v Charlton Athletic
Millwall v Burnley

Sky Bet League One
Gillingham v Carlisle United

The Skrill Premier
Forest Green Rovers v Dartford
Welling United v Lincoln City

The Skrill South
Basingstoke Town v Dover Athletic
Bishop’s Stortford v Tonbridge Angels
Bromley v Dorchester Town
Ebbsfleet United v Concord Rangers

Ryman Premier League
Harrow Borough v Cray Wanderers

Ryman League Division One South
Crawley Down Gatwick v Sittingbourne
Faversham Town v Guernsey (12.45pm)
Herne Bay v Merstham

Macron Southern Counties East Football League Challenge Cup 1st Round 1st Legs
Beckenham Town v Sevenoaks Town
Erith Town v Holmesdale
Rochester United v Fisher
Macron Southern Counties East Football League Challenge Cup 1st Round 2nd Legs
Deal Town v Cray Valley (Paper Mills)
Greenwich Borough v Corinthian
Lordswood v Canterbury City
Tunbridge Wells v Ashford United
Whyteleafe v Phoenix Sports

Kent Invicta League Challenge Trophy 1st Round 1st Legs (2pm)
Bearsted v Kent Football United
Crockenhill v Fleet Leisure
Lydd Town v Hollands & Blair
Sutton Athletic v Rusthall

Kent Invicta League Challenge Trophy 1st Round 2nd Legs
Bridon Ropes v Eltham Palace (1.30pm)
Glebe v Lewisham Borough
Orpington v Seven Acre & Sidcup (1.30pm)

Haart of Kent County League Premier (2pm)
Bromley Green  v Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club
Erith 147 Sports v Greenways
Hildenborough Athletic v Bredhurst Juniors
Metrogas v Farnborough Old Boys Guild
Sheppey & Sheerness United v Snodland Town
Staplehurst Monarchs v Fleetdown United

Haart of Kent County League Division One East (2pm)
Borden Village v Malgo
Hollands & Blair Reserves v Kennington
New Romney v Guru Nanak
NK Aces v Deal Town Rangers

Haart of Kent County League Division One West (2pm)
AFC Sevenoaks v Long Lane
Bexlians v AFC Mottingham
Forest Hill Park v Holland Sports
Halls AFC v Coney Hall (2.45pm)

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East (2pm)
East Kent College v Lydd Town Reserves
Faversham Strike Force v Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers
Platt United v Bearsted Reserves
Tenterden Town v Deal Town Reserves
Woodstock Park v Hawkenbury

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West (2pm)
Blackheath United v Greenways Reserves
Fleetdown United Reserves v Sutton Athletic Reserves
Old Bromleians v Crockenhill Reserves
Phoenix Sports Reserves v Old Roan

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East (2pm)
Bromley Green  Reserves v Sheppey & Sheerness United Reserves
Guru Nanak Reserves v New Romney Reserves
Hawkinge Town v Little Sharsted
Kennington Reserves v Borden Village Reserves
South Darenth v Staplehurst Monarchs United Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West (2pm)
Bexlians  Reserves v Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club Reserves
Metrogas Reserves v Hildenborough Athletic Reserves

Bill Manklow Inter-Regional Challenge Cup 2nd Round (1.30pm)
Belvedere v Peckham Town
Park Regis v APM Contrast

Barry Bundock West Kent Challenge Shield 2nd Round (1.30pm)
Bexley Borough v Halstead United
Farnborough Old Boys Guild Res v Dulwich Village
Long Lane Res v Club Langley
Meridian VP Reserves v FC Elmstead

Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield 2nd Round (1.30pm)
Chipstead v Ide Hill

NRG Gym Under 21 League (2pm)
Canterbury City v Seven Acre & Sidcup
Meridian VP v University of Kent

Ashford & District League (2.15pm)
Aldington v Willesborough Athletic
Lydd United v Bromley Green Thirds
Riverside Inn v Tenterden Reserves
Ruckinge United v Golden Arrow Reserves
Smarden v Metro
The Wanderers v Bethersden
The Woolpack v Lydd Town A

The Thursday Page sponsored by Wilmoths

Happy birthday to Liza Thompson

 

The Knight & Jay Wednesday Page

Happy birthday to Under 11s coach Reece Cahalane

The new Wednesday training schedule begins tonight … can everyone be aware of their times please

Dartford win storming cup tie at Princes Park: Elliot Bradbrook netted the only goal from the spot in the 54th minute as the Darts beat neighbours Ebbsfleet United in last night’s FA Cup replay. It could have been so different had not the Fleet’s penalty jinx struck yet again. Attendance:1901

The FA Cup with Budweiser 4th Qualifying Round Replay
Dartford 1-0 Ebbsfleet United 
Ryman League Division One South
Whitstable Town 1-1 Horsham

Ryman League Division One North
Dereham Town 3-0 Chatham Town
VCD Athletic 8-0 Wroxham 
Robert Dyas Ryman League Cup 2nd Round
Dulwich Hamlet 1-0 Tooting & Mitcham United
Maidstone United  2-1 Herne Bay
Margate 1-1 Folkestone Invicta

The McDonalds Tuesday Page

Happy birthday to Steve Johnsen who is 38 today

Clubhouse opens 4.30pm today with the ‘Little Ones’ in action first on the MUGA from 4.45-5.30pm … Arsenal v Chelsea on the box later … everybody welcome

Don’t forget, the new training arrangements come into being now the clocks have gone back one hour … all seniors are welcome to the North School for 7pm start and take your nominal training fee for the week with you please … some still owe Steve Rollings for previous weeks

FA Cup image

A bumper crowd is expected at Princes Park tonight as two of Kent’s big guns, Dartford and Ebbsfleet United, battle it out for a place in the first round proper of the FA Cup.

The winners will travel to Salisbury.

Fixtures Tuesday 29 October 2013 (7.45pm)

The FA Cup with Budweiser 4th Qualifying Round Replay
Dartford v Ebbsfleet United

Ryman League Division One South
Whitstable Town v Horsham

Ryman League Division One North
Dereham Town v Chatham Town
VCD Athletic v Wroxham

Robert Dyas Ryman League Cup 2nd Round
Dulwich Hamlet v Tooting & Mitcham United
Maidstone United  v Herne Bay
Margate v Folkestone Invicta

The stac-a-truc Monday Page

Internal message: Executive Meeting tonight 8pm prompt

U15s and BG Girls … training at the North School meet by 5.45pm … bring suitable footwear for astra/grass/indoor please

 

[updated] The CB Removals Sunday Page: FA Cup draw/Saturday’s results at-a-glance

Please scroll down for all of Saturday’s results …

Sunday’s local round-up and results

So far this season, it has been decidedly dismal news on the Kent Sunday Cup front and sadly Stanhope Rangers continued the trend this morning, crashing out of the Junior Cup against Maidstone Leaguers Star United Reserves.  Luke Burdon and company held their own up to half time but were overrun in the second period, conceding five without reply.

In the topsy-turvy Premier Division, Market Hotel returned to winning ways with a 6-3 home win over Aldington thanks to scores by Tom Collins (2), Dan Cornell, Freddie Thompson, Steve Harris and Ryan Smith with the villagers goals coming from Shqipron Ahmetaj, Chris Howells and Kevin Ruane. Marsh Athletic and ten-man Brewmaster meanwhile shared the points from a 1-1 draw with Warren Smith and Matt Lightfood netting for their respective sides.

Levin Athletic always looked the more inventive side and recorded a 7-3 home win over Egerton in the First Division. Tom Morgan (3), Zack Jones (2), Lewis Rae and Connor Bourne were on target for Levin while Dan Hills hit all three for Egerton.

Goals by James Hamilton, Craig Sharp, Paul Vidler, Peter Russell and Antony Davies earned Red Heathens a 5-2 local derby success against Troggs at Charing Heath. Rob Giles was credited with both Torggs goals. The spoils and points and were shared at Hornash Lane as Shadoxhurst and Charing ended 5-5; possibly a fair outcome after end-to-end stuff and defensive mistakes in the wet conditions in both goalmouths. Carlum MacLeod (3) and Mitchell Punt (2) were once again the Dockers marksmen with Charing responding via Terry Kelly (2), Dan Peat, Richard Spicer and Gary Lowman.

A strong-looking Hamstreet Reserves won 5-0 against Sandgate at Pound Lees with Mark Wallis (2), Adam Mercer, Steve Rutland and Harry Godden on the scoresheet; while Troggs Reserves and Burton Grove played out a 2-2 draw. Andy Wells and Tommy Carlton notched for Troggs with Chris Lee and Mathew Johnson replying for Grove. Kennington and Albion also had to settle for a 2-2 draw; Josh Jones and Buster Beaney for Kennington and Paul Martin and Chris Barker for the pub side. Yet another 2-2 scoreline, this time between Locomotive and Wye; Luke Walder with both goals for the home side and Brad Godden and Richard Amos for the Monarchs. Grasshoppers won 5-3 at home against Brabourne through goals from Martin Button, Ryan Harradine, Ben Holding, Ricky Bingham and Paul Paddock. Darren Sutton (2) and Dave Ford from the spot answered for Brabourne.

Aldington Reserves won the only match in Division Three, defeating Park Farm 3-1 by virtue of scores from Craig Hume, Matt Beesley and Sam Darby.

A surprisingly large margin in the Division One Cup as Iden Park thrashed Beaver 8-0 with Nathan Jackson (4), Jack Bundock (2), Sam Ricketts and an unfortunate Inn defender making up the tally.

Prince Albert progressed into the last eight of the Third Division Cup after beating Stour Valley 4-0 with goals by Mike Ward (2), Luke Parsonage and player-manager Gary Boorman. Meanwhile, Mark Millen and Tomas Moore netted for Fox Sunday in their 2-0 win away to Charing Reserves. Mersham seconds are also through after seeing off Ashford Spartans 3-1 with goals by Colin Burnikell, Matt Adnam and Luke Adnam.

Fixtures not played due to the overnight rain: Newchurch v Ashford Dynamo, Bethersden v Bromley Green and Wye Reserves v Ashford Cavaliers. Despite these postponements there was no referee for the Givaudan v Pilgrims match which therefore also fell by the wayside.

Sunday’s Results

Kent Sunday Junior Cup

Star United Reserves 5-0 Stanhope Rangers

Ashford & District Sunday League

Premier Division

Bethersden P-P Bromley Green

Market Hotel 6-3 Aldington

Marsh Athletic 1-1 Brewmaster

Division One

Levin Athletic 7-3 Egerton

Red Heathens 5-2 Troggs

Shadoxhurst 5-5 Charing

Division Two

Grasshoppers 5-3 Brabourne

Hamstreet Reserves 5-0 Sandgate

Kennington 2-2 Albion Eagles

Locomotive 2-2 Wye

Troggs Reserves 2-2 Burton Grove

Division Three

Aldington Reserves 3-1 Park Farm

Givauden P-P Pilgrims

Division One Cup

Iden Park 8-0 Beaver

Newchurch P-P Ashford Dynamo

Division Three Cup

Charing Reserves 0-2 Fox Sunday

Mersham Reserves 3-1 Ashford Spartans

Prince Albert 4-0 Stour Valley

Wye Reserves P-P Ashford Cavaliers

Bromley Green U16 v Kennington U16 off due to waterlogged pitch

Here is the FA Cup draw involving our Kent clubs
[Ties to be played 9/10 November 2013]
Corby Town v Dover Athletic
Gillingham v Brackley Town or Barrow
Salisbury City v Ebbsfleet United or Dartford
Welling United v Luton Town

The FA Cup 1st round proper draw is today with Gillingham and four surviving non-league Kent clubs going into the hat. Welling won 1-0 at Brislington, Dover cruised past Oxford City 3-0 while Ebbsfleet and Dartford drew 1-1. But it was the end of the road for Chatham Town who lost 2-0 at home to St Albans City.

Happy birthday to Eyup Yalcin

… Did you remember to …

clocks back

Torrential overnight rain is not what we wanted to put it mildly! There will be a morning inspection at Waterside where the driveway and car park are in a real mess … not to mention the pitches.

TN_rainThe clubhouse will be open from 7.30am today for the BG Valiants U13s and U16s to meet-up and get changed ready for their tournament in Rainham [remember the coach departs 8.30am sharp]. Please order bacon rolls on arrival, not when you are about to leave! Note that the Adults and U11s have training at Pitchside at 9.30am

The Sunday firsts meet in the clubhouse at 9am for the trip to reigning champions Bethersden while it is fingers crossed for the U16s home local derby with Kennington (kick off 2pm). Have an enjoyable day and good luck everyone!

The FA Cup with Budwesier 4th Qualifying Round
Brislington 0-1 Welling United
Chatham Town 0-2 St Albans City
Dover Athletic 3-0 Oxford City
Ebbsfleet United 1-1 Dartford 
The Sky Bet Championship
Reading 1-1 Millwall

Sky Bet League One
Port Vale 2-1 Gillingham

The Skrill South
Maidenhead United 0-1 Bromley
Tonbridge Angels 3-1 Whitehawk

Ryman Premier League
Cray Wanderers 1-3 Bury Town
Dulwich Hamlet 2-1 Billericay Town
Hendon 5-2 Thamesmead Town
Lewes 3-0 Margate
Maidstone United 3-0 Enfield Town

Ryman League Division One North
VCD Athletic 2-0 Burnham Ramblers
Waltham Forest 0-2 Erith & Belvedere

Ryman League Division One South
Corinthian-Casuals 2-3 Folkestone Invicta
Hythe Town 1-0 Redhill
Ramsgate 2-3 Walton Casuals
Sittingbourne 4-2 Herne Bay
Tooting & Mitcham United 6-0 Whitstable Town
Walton & Hersham 2-2 Faversham Town

Southern Counties East Football League
Beckenham Town 4-0 Woodstock Sports
Holmesdale 3-1 Fisher
Sevenoaks Town 4-2 Erith Town

Southern Counties East League Cup 1st Round 1st Leg
Ashford United 4-0 Tunbridge Wells
Canterbury City 1-0 Lordswood
Corinthian 3-2 Greenwich Borough
Cray Valley PM 5-1 Deal Town
Phoenix Sports 3-2 Whyteleafe
Kent Invicta League
Hollands & Blair 1-0 Kent Football United
Meridian VP 1-2 Bearsted
Sutton Athletic 3-0 Bridon Ropes

Kent Invicta League Challenge Cup First Round First Leg
Lewisham Borough 2-0 Glebe
Seven Acre & Sidcup 2-0 Orpington

Haart of Kent County League Premier
Erith 147 Sports 1-1 Bredhurst Juniors
Farnborough Old Boys Guild 0-8 Hildenborough Athletic
Metrogas 1-0 Greenways

Haart of Kent County League Division One East
Guru Nanak 3-0 Hollands & Blair Reserves
New Romney 3-1 Sevenoaks
NK Aces 2-1 Park Regis

Haart of Kent County League Division One West
AFC Mottingham 4-3 AFC Sevenoaks
Coney Hall 0-2 Forest Hill Park
Peckham Town 3-0 Belvedere

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East
Bearsted  Reserves 3-0 Platt United
Deal Town Reserves 3-1 Larkfield & New Hythe
Lydd Town Reserves 2-2 East Kent College
Tenterden Town 6-1 Hawkenbury

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
Bexley Borough 3-2 Old Bromleians
Blackheath United 2-1 Fleetdown United Reserves
Crockenhill Reserves 2-4 Dulwich Village
Halstead United 2-4 Phoenix Sports Reserves
Newpark 1-0 Sutton Athletic Reserves
Old Roan 6-3 Greenways Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East
Borden Village Reserves 1-1 Kennington Reserves
Little Sharsted 3-4 Guru Nanak Reserves
Sheppey & Sheerness United Reserves 0-5 Hawkinge Town
South Darenth 4-1 Bromley Green Reserves
Staplehurst Monarchs Reserves 2-2 New Romney Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West
Club Langley 2-2 Farnborough Old Boys Guild Reserves
Hildenborough Athletic Reserves 2-1 Bexlians Reserves
Long Lane Reserves 2-1 Metrogas Reserves
Orpington Reserves 1-5 FC Elmstead

Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield 2nd Round
Bexley 2-3 Borden Village
Bromley Green 0-4 Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club
Fleetdown United 0-3 Sheppey & Sheerness United
Long Lane 2-1 Staplehurst & Monarchs
Malgo 1-1 Halls AFC
Otford United  2-5 APM Contrast
Snodland Town 1-2 Bexlians

NRG Gym Under 21 League
Soccer Elite 1-1 Herne Bay
University of Kent 5-0 Lewisham Borough

Faversham Charity Cup Junior Section 1st round
Riverside Inn 3-1 Sturry Reserves
UKC Staff 2-3 Bromley Green Thirds

Weald of Kent Charity Cup Senior Section 1st Round
Kennington 7-4 Woodstock Park

Ashford & District League
Aldington 1-4 Lydd United
Golden Arrow Reserves 2-2 Smarden
Metro 4-4 Tenterden Reserves
The Woolpack 6-1 Ruckinge United
Willesborough Athletic 2-6 Rolvenden

The Nat’ural Hair Saturday Page

Smashing morning of cup fun for local U7/U8/U9 teams

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Thankfully the rain kept away for this morning’s Ashford & District Youth Football League cup rounds for the local U7, U8 and U9 teams. Well done to all concerned and a special mention for Pat Penfold, who along with Karen, Alfie and Tom made sure the goals etc were all ready for our guests. Rewarding to see so many youngsters [and adults!] enjoying themselves and we can’t wait for round two next Saturday. Our slideshow gives a few long-range shots plus the Green U9s with Liam Walsh and Jamie Hurst.

Stansfeld shocker … Green woeful in 4-0 home defeat
Go to the Saturday First Page for match report by Graham Avis

Wakam scores again but Reserves lose 4-1 away to South Darenth
Report awaited

Thirds progress in the Faversham Charity Cup with 3-2 win at UK Staff thanks to goals by Miles Christian (2) and Ewan Stanley
Go to the Match Reports 2013-2014 tab for Gary Penfold’s summing-up of a terrific win for the Thirds

In fact it was a great day for the two Ashford sides in the FCC with goals by Dale Horton, Guy Farmer and Ryan Carter earning Riverside Inn a 3-1 victory over Sturry Reserves.

Ashford & District League results
Aldington 1-4 Lydd United
Golden Arrow Reserves 2-2 Smarden
Metro 4-4 Tenterden Reserves
The Woolpack 6-1 Ruckinge United
Willesborough Athletic 2-6 Rolvenden

Round-up of all the day’s action to follow …

For those who volunteered to help at the ground today, please note Callum opens at 7.45am 

Don’t forget the clocks go back one hour tonight!

All the best to Pat Kingwell and Sarah who get married today

Happy birthday to Mitchel Mannell (20) and Kuba (12)

The Topkapi Friday Page: Saturday League Cup draw/ ADYFL Cup morning/BGFC hats/Weekend’s fixtures

Ashford & District League Cup draw

Ashford & District Saturday LeagueGary, Lee and the Thirds have been drawn away to Riverside Inn in the first round of the Ashford Saturday League Cup and, should they be successful, travel again in round two… this time to the winners of the local derby pairing between Lydd United and Lydd Town A at The Rype.

Full draw
1st round
Aldington v The Wanderers
Bethersden v Metro
Golden Arrow Reserves v Ruckinge United
Lydd United v Lydd Town A
Riverside Inn v Bromley Green Thirds
Tenterden Reserves v Willesborough Athletic
The Woolpack v Rolvenden
Bye: Smarden

2nd round
Lydd United/Lydd Town A v Riverside Inn/Bromley Green Thirds
Smarden v Golden Arrow Reserves/Ruckinge United
Tenterden Reserves/Willesborough Athletic v Bethersden/Metro
The Woolpack/Rolvenden v Aldington/The Wanderers

Weather holds the key to weekend packed with action …

ADYFLAn early start at Waterside in the morning as we host the ADYFL U7/U8/U9 Cup matches [also next Saturday]. Callum will open up the clubhouse early and Pat Penfold will put up the goals etc but let’s have help from those able please to set everything up before our guests arrive. The pitches have been passed playable but much rain overnight and we could be in trouble. The main thing is for everyone to have an enjoyable morning … can we please give the usual pleas for parking carefully and considering our neighbours plus the old chestnut of not leaving litter on the field. Thanks.

The only home senior game of the weekend sees the firsts welcome Stansfeld in the Inter Regional Challenge Cup with the Reserves away to South Darenth and the Thirds travelling to Kent University to meet UK Staff in the Faversham Charity Cup. For all kick off times, please refer to the Fixtures tab.

On Sunday, the in-form firsts go down the A28 to meet champions Bethersden and Dave Andrews could have Glenn Mackett and fit-again Emmanuel Awuni added to his squad. See the slide-show below for images of last week’s game, including Peters and Hurst celebrating … but it’s not World Cup 1966! No fixture for the Reserves this Sabbath but the Under 16s welcome neighbours Kennington for a 2pm kick off.

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Club woolly hats here soon … buy now!

Hats Bromley Green image

The official Bromley Green FC woolly hats will be here next week at the special promotional price of just £6 … fits all heads! buy now … keep as a Christmas present 

First come, first served … strictly straightforward cash up front secures [sorry but no credit or verbal requests will be entertained]

Fixtures Saturday 26 October 2013
The FA Cup with Budwesier 4th Qualifying Round
Brislington v Welling United
Chatham Town v St Albans City
Dover Athletic v Oxford City
Ebbsfleet United v Dartford

The Sky Bet Championship
Reading v Millwall

Sky Bet League One
Port Vale v Gillingham

The Skrill South
Maidenhead United v Bromley
Tonbridge Angels v Whitehawk

Ryman Premier League
Cray Wanderers v Bury Town
Dulwich Hamlet v Billericay Town
Hendon v Thamesmead Town
Lewes v Margate
Maidstone United v Enfield Town

Ryman League Division One North
VCD Athletic v Burnham Ramblers
Waltham Forest v Erith & Belvedere

Ryman League Division One South
Corinthian-Casuals v Folkestone Invicta
Hythe Town v Redhill
Ramsgate v Walton Casuals
Sittingbourne v Herne Bay
Tooting & Mitcham United v Whitstable Town
Walton & Hersham v Faversham Town

Southern Counties East Football League
Beckenham Town v Woodstock Sports
Holmesdale v Fisher
Sevenoaks Town v Erith Town

Southern Counties East League Cup 1st Round 1st Leg
Ashford United v Tunbridge Wells
Canterbury City v Lordswood
Corinthian v Greenwich Borough
Cray Valley (Paper Mills) v Deal Town
Phoenix Sports v Whyteleafe

Kent Invicta League
Hollands & Blair v Kent Football United
Meridian VP v Bearsted

Kent Invicta League Challenge Cup First Round First Leg
Lewisham Borough v Glebe
Seven Acre & Sidcup v Orpington

Haart of Kent County League Premier
Erith 147 Sports v Bredhurst Juniors
Farnborough Old Boys Guild v Hildenborough Athletic
Metrogas v Greenways

Haart of Kent County League Division One East
Guru Nanak v Hollands & Blair Reserves
New Romney v Sevenoaks
NK Aces v Park Regis

Haart of Kent County League Division One West
AFC Mottingham v AFC Sevenoaks
Coney Hall v Forest Hill Park
Peckham Town v Belvedere

Haart of Kent County League Division Two East
Bearsted  Reserves v Platt United
Deal Town Reserves v Larkfield & New Hythe
Lydd Town Reserves v East Kent College
Tenterden Town v Hawkenbury

Haart of Kent County League Division Two West
Bexley Borough v Old Bromleians
Blackheath United v Fleetdown United Reserves
Crockenhill Reserves v Dulwich Village
Halstead United v Phoenix Sports Reserves
Newpark v Sutton Athletic Reserves
Old Roan v Greenways Reserves

Haart of Kent County League Division Three East
Borden Village Reserves v Kennington Reserves
Little Sharsted v Guru Nanak Reserves
South Darenth v Bromley Green Reserves
Staplehurst Monarchs Reserves v New Romney Reserves
Sheppey & Sheerness United Reserves v Hawkinge Town

Haart of Kent County League Division Three West
Club Langley v Farnborough Old Boys Guild Reserves
Hildenborough Athletic Reserves v Bexlians Reserves
Long Lane Reserves v Metrogas Reserves
Orpington Reserves v FC Elmstead

Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield 2nd Round
Bexley v Borden Village
Bromley Green v Stansfeld Oxford & Bermondsey Club
Fleetdown United v Sheppey & Sheerness United
Long Lane v Staplehurst & Monarchs
Malgo v Halls AFC
Otford United  v APM Contrast
Snodland Town v Bexlians

NRG Gym Under 21 League 
Soccer Elite v Herne Bay (1.30pm)
University of Kent v Lewisham Borough (2.30pm)

Faversham Charity Cup Junior Section 1st round
Riverside Inn v Sturry Reserves (2pm)
UKC Staff v Bromley Green Thirds (2.30pm)

Weald of Kent Charity Cup Senior Section 1st Round
Kennington v Woodstock Park

Ashford & District League (2.45pm)
Aldington v Lydd United
Golden Arrow Reserves v Smarden
Lydd Town Thirds v Willesborough Athletic
Metro v Tenterden Reserves
Rolvenden v The Wanderers
The Woolpack v Ruckinge United

Fixtures Sunday 27 October 2013
The Sky Bet Championship (3pm)
Charlton Athletic  v Wigan Athletic

Kent Sunday Junior Cup
Star United Reserves v Stanhope Rangers

Ashford & District Sunday League (10.30am)
Premier Division
Bethersden v Bromley Green
Market Hotel v Aldington
Marsh Athletic v Brewmaster

Division One
Levin Athletic v Egerton
Red Heathens v Troggs
Shadoxhurst v Charing

Division Two
Grasshoppers v Brabourne
Hamstreet Reserves v Sandgate
Kennington v Albion Eagles
Locomotive v Wye
Troggs Reserves v Burton Grove

Division Three
Aldington Reserves v Park Farm
Givauden v Pilgrims

Division One Cup
Iden Park v Beaver
Newchurch v Ashford Dynamo

Division Three Cup
Charing Reserves v Fox Sunday
Mersham Reserves v Ashford Spartans
Prince Albert v Stour Valley
Wye Reserves v Ashford Cavaliers

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Clubhouse opens at 5pm today … Spurs game will be on in the clubhouse with a 6pm kick off

Training tonight: message from Steve Rollings … he wants money out of some of you! For the winter months when using the school and/or lights, seniors will also need to pay the nominal once-a-week training fee [sheet is on the kitchen counter] to help with costs like everybody else in the club.

Please communicate!
We have 19 teams plus the Little Ones in the club … will everybody please communicate concerning training times and whether on the field or in the MUGA. I am not a mind reader so please keep me informed. From next week, once the clocks have changed, we will change to the grid that has been published here and is pinned up in the clubhouse. If the weather turns really wet, please be considerate and keep off the junior playing areas as much as possible. Thanks DH.

Last night’s results
Ryman League Division One South
Burgess Hill Town 2-0 Faversham Town
Worthing 2-1 Folkestone Invicta