Ide Hill 0 East Kent College 3
Kent County League Division One East
A new season and a new league for Ide Hill FC who disappointedly lost their opening game to a spirited performance from newly promoted East Kent College.
East Kent’s fitness and greater all round organisation so early in the season was the major difference between the two teams. Ide Hill held their own for much of the match but a second caution and the second half loss of defender Phil Alteirac was difficult to overcome.
Strong performances in pre-season friendlies is good preparation for league competition but East Kent’s pace and verve from the start pinned back Ide Hill who took a while to adjust to the tempo of the game. East Kent’s pacey front line and breaks from midfield was difficult to contain throughout the match and Ide Hill’s first half penchant for playing long balls when short, sharp passing was the better option gave away possession too often.
Friday 22 August, 2014
The cup draws have been made for both first and reserve teams and it looks like a mighty season with plenty of opportunity for many a cup run!
The first team will look to retain their Sevenoaks Charity Cup success with a repeat of last years final against Fleetdown B. They will also take a long trip to New Romney for the opening tie of the Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield before hosting Kennington in the Inter-Regional Challenge Cup at Wrotham School.
The club will field one team for the return of the Craske & Wells Memorial Trophy, playing Otford first team in what should be a cracking game!
The reserves will look to accomplish a cup treble this season. With a well rounded squad this term, they face Southborough Reserves or Wilderpark Reserves in the second round of the Fisher Shield, after being granted a bye.
Another bye in the Sevenoaks Junior Charity Cup, see's them pitted against either Hildenborough Athletic 3rd or FC Revolution, again in the second round.In the only home tie of the cups, the reserves will play Borough Green in what is now a very local darby, with Ide Hill playing their home matches at Wrotham School. Some dates are yet to be confirmed.
Thursday 21 August, 2014
The Sevenoaks & District Football League have released their fixtures for the start of the S&DFL Division Two, of which Ide Hill FC reserves play in. The reserves will start their campaign with a home match against AW London on Saturday 13 September. They will then head to Westerham on September 20 to play the vets before returning home on September 27 to face Tonbridge Baptist Church FC in the last of the three opening league games.
All S&DFL cup draws are yet to be released, but we anticipate these to be scheduled for October. For more information on all fixtures please visit the Match Centre.
Monday 18 August, 2014
The Kent County League have released their fixtures for the start of the KCL Division One East, of which Ide Hill FC now play in. The first team will start their campaign with a home match against East Kent College FC on Saturday 6 September. They will then head to Malgo FC near Maidstone on September 13 before returning home on September 20 to face Park Regis FC in the last of the three opening league games.
On Saturday 27 September, the first team will commence their 2014/15 cup campaign in the Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield with a visit to New Romney FC on the south coast. A week later on Saturday 6 October they are in the Inter-Regional Challenge Cup with a home tie against Kennington FC. For more information on all fixtures please visit the Match Centre.
Sunday 17 August, 2014
Fortunately this season I only have three roles in the club rather than the five last year. Two of those are secretary and first team manager and I always try to approach both from a different view. I would however like to clarify a few simple points as I believe a few players were disappointed not to get a game this week. At this year’s AGM Wally and I were re-elected as first team managers. With no offer of a reserve manager, Baz reluctantly but kindly stepped up to co ordinate the reserves until a manager was found.
As the Kent County League can start as early as the 26th August we quickly identified 4 or 5 first team opposition to get match fit for the start of the season. Our opposition being both premier league sides and two KCL opposition from our own level. In the past due to holidays the reserves have always started their friendly matches later but I have included where possible a few reserve players who have requested to play. Read more
Friday 8 August, 2014
Ide Hill Football Club are continuing their search for a manager of their under 9's for the forthcoming season. The club are also on the lookout for any volunteers to assist at training and on match days.
The club is in a position to pay for any training or first aid courses and would encourage parents to come forward to fill these positions.
Please contact David Thomas, the new Youth secretary, should you feel you can offer your services to the club on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.
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
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