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The Official home of Ide Hill Football Club
The Official home of Ide Hill Football Club
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Forthcoming Fixtures

1st team away to Faversham

Date: Saturday 31 January, 2015
Time: 2.00pm kick-off
Venue: Faversham Recreation Ground, Whitstable Road, Faversham, Kent

Referee: William Sanderson

Reserve team away to Tonbridge

Date: Saturday 31 January, 2015
Time: 2.00pm kick-off
Tonbridge Farm, Darenth Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent

Referee: Carl Heather

First team through to quarter finals of Cup!

Halstead 2 Ide Hill 2 (2-2 aet, 4-5 penalties)

Inter Regional Challenge Cup

In a pulsating cup-tie Ide Hill emerged victorious after extra time and a successful penalty shoot-out. Penalties are converted more often than not but Ide Hill’s keeper Mike Mckay made three solid saves and helped win the day for a team who always dig deep when needed and battle hard to the end.


Although demoralised by losing in such a way Halstead contributed fully to a match that tested both teams.  They conceded home advantage to Ide Hill by switching the venue as their pitch was not in top condition and both teams started well on the 3G surface.

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'Dutch Tony' takes a beating on the 3G

Ide Hill goalscorers: Columb Grant, Charlie James and Tom Wright (3)

Ide Hill 5 Hollands & Blair Reserves 3

Ide Hill kicked off their 2015 campaign with an impressive win over third placed Hollands and Blair Reserves as they clocked up five goals and conceded three sloppy ones in a scoreline that flatters their opponents.


Hollands and Blair always play well drilled and organised football and are pacey up front. They attacked well and created opportunities but no real chances in the early exchanges. However, Ide Hill’s tendency to give the ball away at key times remains a problem and it stifles their play as they concede possession and lose their attacking initiative.


In drizzly, wet conditions Ide Hill’s midfield combination of Callum Heath’s strong tackling and Columb Grant’s distribution eased them back into the game. An early change was needed as Seb Christophers came off injured, right back Rob Piper moved to midfield and Romain Duchon went to defence.

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Breaking: New reserve team manager unveiled!

Club secretary Keith McGinn greets new reserve team manager James Asplin

January 1, 2015

James Asplin has agreed to take over the reigns of the reserves and at his request we have asked the league for the next two reserve fixtures to be cancelled, which has been granted. This is to allow James time to get to know his players and prepare for the rest of the season. He will be in touch with all reserve squad members on a one to one basis to discuss the way forward.

It is anticipated the reserves will have a football session at Wrotham at 2pm on Saturday 10 January. It is essential that as many people turn up to this session and new players are very welcome.

Keith would like to thank Danny Essam for stepping into the breach when nobody else wanted the position and, without him there may well have not been a reserve team this year. Danny is more than happy to stand down and will continue to support James on match days in any way he can.

As secretary, Keith sees this as a positive move forward for the club in not only securing the future of the reserves but in building a team to win trophies and be strong enough to support the first team. He also hopes to see more movement of players between both teams.

For those that don't know, James has played county level football for Chipstead before tearing his cruciate ligament whilst playing for Ide Hill's first team. He has excellent knowledge of local teams and their players. He feels confident of not only securing division two status but to push up the league as high as possible.

I hope everybody will give James as much support as possible and that 2015 will be one to remember.

Clubhouse project gets go ahead for January build!

The new Ide Hill FC clubhouse will start to be built during the third week of January 2015

January 1, 2015

Ide Hill FC confirmed with the residents of Ide Hill that the clubhouse build would start in the third week of January 2015. A snapshot of the letter is below:


As you may be aware Ide Hill Football Club has been trying to build a new clubhouse for a number of years now. Finally, after a lot of fundraising and numerous legal issues, we are very pleased to announce that building will commence around the third week of January 2015.

This will hopefully not cause too much inconvenience to you, but we thought we would let you know an outline of the works and keep you updated as to the progress, these are listed below:


  • The build will take approximately 12-16 weeks
  • The site, which will include a temporary site office, will be securely fenced off and a health and safety plan will be in place
  • To enable large vehicle access to the site, a temporary crushed concrete road will be put in place between the gate from Camberwell Lane to the site
  • The road will be removed and the gated lane area will be restored to its usual condition on completion of the build
  • A section of our web site at will display regular updates and progress on the build.
  • If there are any issues or complaints, you can contact the club directly through the website or via email below, and we will liaise with the construction company with a view to resolving any issues immediately


Once again, we do apologise for any inconvenience the build may cause and we hope you see this development as an improvement to the village facilities, whilst being a benefit to both our adult and youth sides (most of whom attend the village primary school). 

Magpies roundup from the Youth Secretary

David Thomas talks to the players after their successful matches on Saturday

Ide Hill FC Magpies - November Roundup

I'm sure all of you know that the U10's took to the field yesterday. And yes I will be waxing lyrical about their performance very shortly. All good things come to those that wait. But before that I thought it would be worth spending a few minutes looking back.


"Looking back, are you sure?". Agreed, this is not something we tend to do in the Magpies. Having said that if you saw James Shiplee in his new football boots and kit yesterday morning you most certainly were "looking back" - back to an age long forgotten.  But I digress. "Forward" is the way forward... but indulge me for just a few minutes... we won't be looking too far back!(Thoughts of James again, oh dear!)

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About Ide Hill FC

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

Kent County Football League Division One East

    P GD Pts
1 Faversham S 12 18 29
2 Kennington 11 16 24
3 Hollands & Blair Res 14 0 22
4 Otford United 13 5 20
5 New Romney 11 -1 15
6 East Kent College 9 -1 12
7 Deal CS 10 -11 11
8 Malgo 10 -10 10
9 Ide Hill 8 -2 9
10 Park Regis 10 -14 1

Sevenoaks & District Football League Division Two

    P GD Pts
1 Tonbridge B.C. 12 29 28
2 Boro Lane 13 9 25
3 Swanley Oaks 12 22 20
4 Westerham Vets 12 1 18
5 AW London 11 3 16
6 Borough Green 11 5 14
7 Orpington 3rd 12 -4 12
8 Kingsdown Racers 13 -31 11
8 Ide Hill Res 12 -34 7