Date: Saturday 25 October, 2014
Time: 2.00pm kick-off
Venue: The Julie Rose Stadium, Willesborough Road, Kennington, Kent, TN24 9QX - click for map
Officials: Jack Fagg, Brian Woodhouse and Wayne Dunn
Ide Hill 4 Kennington 3 (aet)
Inter Regional Challenge Cup - First Round
Ide Hill conceded two goals inside three minutes yet fought back resolutely to win 4-3 after extra time in an exhilarating cup tie.
Kennington’s scored in just six seconds as Ide Hill lost possession from the start and after two touches Ide Hill defender Charlie James gifted the ball to Kennington’s striker who finished with a debt lob from 20 yards out.
Leaving Ide Hill no time to regroup, Kennington surged forward and scored in the third minute taking advantage of clumsy defending. Kennington took the ball to the byline and drilled it back to tap in softly under the keeper.
In a state of daze Ide Hill struggled to cope with Kennington’s pace and flowing football on the break and they should have added to their score in the next five minutes but Ide Hill dug deep when needed and after ten minutes they started to regain their shape and pose.
New Romney 3 Ide Hill 4 (aet)
Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield - First Round
Ide Hill emerged 4-3 victors in a pulsating cup tie that went to extra time and drew the best from both teams. In a highly combative game Ide Hill scored first after early pressure. In a tight spot on the right wing full back Ben Pearson crossed for Tom Wright to control it neatly in the penalty area and beat the keeper.
Ide Hill’s continuation with a 4-4-2 formation is a good attacking option and up-front veteran Baz Pennells had his toughest run-out of the season showing the deft touches and the experience he has. Linking well with Wright they caused the New Romney back-four problems, ably supported by runs from Shaun Boyle and George Kensell.
Ide Hill 2 Park Regis 0
Kent County League Division One East
A well earned and thoroughly deserved three points finally launched Ide Hill’s season. Reverting to a 4-4-2 formation, Ide Hill had the stronger start led by debutant Seb Christophers’ impressive contribution, exploiting his pace and linking well with the midfield and strikers alike.
Ide Hill created early opportunities and the Park Regis keeper had to make several saves and clearances. They built attack from defence, eliminating any desire to play the ball long and the opposition struggled to match the quality of their play.
Unfortunately an injury to midfielder Billy Harris early on meant Ide Hill had to adapt quickly to a switch and although Park Regis created chances they were thwarted by the central defensive pairing of captain Craig Holder and Charlie James.
Malgo 1 Ide Hill 0
Kent County League Division One East
Ide Hill’s below par performance flattered opponents Malgo FC who scored from the penalty spot in the sixteenth minute. Ide Hill’s frequent lapse of individual concentration and collective failure to play to their strengths gave early momentum to Malgo FC.
Both teams started well and Ide Hill’s 4-5-1 formation favoured their pace down the flanks and width across the midfield but they struggled to impose their style of play and Malgo had the early breaks but failed to make the most of them.
Malgo took advantage of the time and space offered by Ide Hill who failed to put them under pressure as they squandered several opportunities through a series of unforced individual errors. Defender Charlie James’ clumsy tackle was taken full advantage of as Malgo won a penalty that ‘keeper Mike Mckay had no chance of stopping.
Ide Hill FC were formed in 1923 and became an affiliated member of the FA in 1924, and this year we are celebrating the club's 90th anniversary. The football club's home pitch is located behind The Cock Inn pub in the picturesque village of Ide Hill and is reported to be the highest football pitch in Kent. Read more
|2||Hollands & Blair Res||4||2||8|
|4||East Kent College||3||3||6|
|8||Ide Hill Res||6||-8||4|