Prince Albert 1 – 1 Kennington sun.
Halls AFC 0 – 1 Kennington 1st. Joe Fisher
Ashford Athletic res 0 – 5 Kennington res. Josh Jones (x2), Ryan Strand, Paul Barron and Mitchell Punt
Saturday 22nd October
Halls AFC vs Kennington KIC Cup 13.30 KO (Postcode DA9 9DQ)
Ashford Athletic Res vs Kennington Res 14.45 KO
Sunday 23rd October
Prince Albert FC vs Kennington 10.30am KO
Q&A with Jordan King
What are your thoughts on Dan’s style of management?
I like Dan’s style of management, think he understands every player well. He knows how to deal with certain players to others and also knows everyone’s strengths and weaknesses. I think he has made good relationships with each player aswell out of football which is good.
How do you feel about coming back tomorrow after missing out on a few games due to injury?
Looking forward to come back tomorrow. Missed not playing with the boys over the last couple of weekends but buzzing for them that we have had good results, especially beating top of the league last week!
What do you think about the squad we have now?
I think it’s strong, good to have Ross and Ads playing back together and centre back, best partnership in the league. And think with the likes of Tommy Scorer and Brad Jordan in the team we’re going to score goals too. We’re all buzzing at the minute as well; got good team moral, and good that we’re all a group of mates too.
We have a cup game tomorrow, what needs to be done to see us progress into the next round?
I think we just need to make sure we turn up on the day and play football like we know we can. Don’t think we need to change anything really just carry on with the momentum we got at the moment
What are your hopes for the rest of the season?
I’m hoping for the rest of the season that as a group of players we just keep improving and getting stronger. Hoping to stay fully fit now and do what I can for the team, and with any luck go on and win the league
UP THE TON!
Borden Village 1 – 4 Kennington 1st. Brad Jordan (x3) and an OG
Kennington res 14 – 2 Biddenden. Darren Brown (x3), Steve Johnson (x3), Ryan Strand (x4), Josh Jones, Brandon Alford and Mark Buckland (x2)
Kennington 7 – 1 Loizers. Josh Jones (x2), Kieran Lynn, Steve Rice, Jason Simms, Lewis Horne and Mitchell Punt.
Q&A with Dan Scorer
How do you think, so far, the season has gone?
I think after a tough pre-season we struggled to settle into games at the start of the season and perhaps lacked in confidence. We have been getting stronger and stronger as the games have gone on and the atmosphere has been very good. We’ve added well to the squad from last season and some of those players have taken their form to the next level. I was gutted to start the season the way we did but I’m delighted with how the boys have reacted and put in some great performances.
What do you think the new players we have brought in this season add?
I think they’ve all strengthened the team and added competition to the squad. Richard Quigley has added a calm and experienced head to the defence. Harry Goddard gives us a completely different dimension in attack and has added great competition to the forward line. Brad Jordan and George Hayes have both added huge quality to the midfield and allowed us to be a lot more versatile in the way we set up. We’ve also added a great character and experienced head in Ben Holliday who again has added competition for places in defence.
With Jordan King missing through injury, what affect does that have on the team?
Jordy has certainly been one of our strongest and most consistent players so far this season and is definitely a noticeable absence. He has really dominated certain games and is quite often our main transition man when going from defence to attack. So he does leave a noticeable gap but I’m confident that we have players that can step up and continue to do a similar job. Hopefully we’ll have him back in the next 2 weeks.
What do we have to do tomorrow in order to get the win?
I think the mentality will the biggest thing. If we can be confident and go into the game with the right attitude and intensity then I think we’ll be very difficult to play against. The boys have worked hard this week in training and know what is expected of them so I’m looking forward to seeing them play and expect it to be a very good game.
What do you think the new assistant manager, John Ovard, adds to the team?
John has contributed hugely to the teams recent form and will continue to do so throughout the season. He understands what we’re trying to do at the club and we both strive to get the best of a group of players that have so much to offer! He adds a wealth of knowledge of the game at this level and higher and brings a good intensity to the dressing room and during training. The boys have shown him a huge amount of the respect and I know he rates the boys very highly. He’s not afraid to dig players out and that’s what you want. We’ve worked really well together so far and I’m certain his experience and knowledge will only benefit the players and myself more as we look to move forward.
UP THE TON!
Borden Village vs Kennington 1st. (Those wishing to travel, the postcode is ME9 8LP). KO 14.45
Kennington vs Loizers KO 10.30
Kennington 7 – 2 Metrogas. Tommy Scorer (x2), Mark O’Gormley, Brad Jordan, Harry Goddard, Matt Forster and Dave Bass.
Kennington 2 – 4 Stanhope and Beaver Rangers. Mitchell Punt and Iain Seamons (penalty)
Q&A with Joe Fisher
How do you think the season has gone so far?
I think we’ve had a strong start, we’ve worked really hard as a group to grind out the results, we’ve conceded a few too many goals but we’ve had a mixture of different people at the back.
What do you think about the squad this year?
We’ve got a good group of boys this year that are willing to work hard for each other which I think is key, the atmosphere is really good at the moment we we need to keep this up to push on for the league.
How did you feel about getting 2 goals last week?
I was buzzing to score two last week and try to help the team progress in the cup hopefully I can keep it up this week and score a few more.
Tom Scorer and George Hayes come back into the squad today, what do you think they will add?
Both have a lot to offer to the team, George works very hard off of the ball which I think is not noticed at times and is a threat going forward, Tommy will bring a lot going forward with his quick feet and shooting he also works very hard. Both will be very good additions to the squad this week.
What do you think about your form in recent weeks?
My form hasn’t been great in my opinion. I’ve been working hard from the front and creating chances but feel I need to score more goals.
UP THE TON!
The club is pleased to announce that Iain Seamons has joined Brad/Keith in managing our Saturday Reserves. The team currently sit second in ADSL Division 1. On the playing side it is also great to see so many old faces returning to the club.
Metrogas vs Kennington. KO 14.45
Smeeth and Brabourne vs Kennington Res. KO 14.45
Kennington vs Stanhope and Beaver Rangers at Sandyacres. KO 10.30
THIS SATURDAY SEES A CHANGE OF FIXTURE
Kennington first travel away to Metrogas. KO at 14.45.
Kennington reserves also travel away to Smeeth and Brabourne. KO 14.45
Kennington Sun 7 – 1 Loizers. Jason Simms (x2), Kieron Lynn (x2), Jake North, Steve Johnson and Sam Cridland.
Kennington 3 – 3 Hawkinge town (3 – 4 Penalties). Goals coming from Joe Fisher (x2) and Danny Shearing.
Kennington Res 5 – 2 Lydd Town 3rds. Goals coming from Ryan Strand (x3) and Josh Jones (x2)
Sunday Division One Manager of the Month award goes to Kennington boss Keith Rice who has guided his team to an unbeaten start to the new season. The Ton have enjoyed league victories against Stanhope Rangers and Loizers so far, as well as earning a draw at promotion contenders Shepway Spartans, to sit in joint first place at the end of September.
Kennington also went through in the Kent Junior Cup last weekend with a 3-1 success against West Malling thanks to goals from Steve Johnson, Mitchell Punt and Jason Simms.
Kennington vs Hawkinge Town 14.45 KO IRCC Cup – Please note this game has been switched to Hawkinge Town’s ground.
Lydd Town 3rds vs Kennington 14.45 KO Ashford Charity Trophy.
Loizers vs Kennington 10.30 KO.
Kennington Sun 3 – 1 West Malling Reserves. Goals coming from Mitchell Punt, Steve Johnson and Jason Simms
Kennington 3 – 1 Hawkinge. Goals came from Tommy Scorer, Harry Goddard and an OG
Kennington Res 6 – 0 Tenterden res. Goals came from Ryan Strand (x2), Joe Edwards, Paul Barron, Keith Rice and an OG.
Thursday 22nd September
Training tonight for the whole club at The Towers school 8.00pm -9.30pm
This weekend’s fixtures
Saturday 24th September
Kennington vs Hawkinge Town 12.00pm KO at Sandyacres (Please note earlier KO time)
Woodchurch vs Kennington Reserves 2.45pm KO
Sunday 25th September
Kennington vs West Malling Reserves 10.30am KO at Sandyacres
Kennington Sun 4 – 2 Loizers. Goals came from Darren Brown (x2) and Sam Cridland (x2)
Kennington 1st 1 – 0 Peckham. Goal came from George Hayes.
Kennington Res 4 – 2 Tenterden Reserves. Goals coming from Darren Brown (x3) and Joe Edwards
Training tonight for everyone at The Towers School 8.00pm – 9.30pm
Fixtures for this coming weekend at Sandyacres:
Saturday 17th September
Kennington vs Tenterden Reserves 2.45pm KO
Sunday 18th September
JULIE ROSE STADIUM
Despite reports to the contrary it has always been our intention to return to The Julie Rose Stadium. Due to some big athletics meetings that have taken place recently the stadium has had to have some emergency repairs to the playing surface hence the delay in playing. Both Kennington 1st team and our U/18 Kent League side will hopefully be back playing there in the next 3-4 weeks. Meanwhile all our home games will be played at Sandyacres.
Kennington Firsts 0 – 0 Bexley
Kennington Reserves 5 – 1 Rolvenden Reserves. Goals came from Mitchell Punt (x3), Dan Johnson and Dan Mason.
Kennington Sundays 3 – 2 Stanhope and Beaver Rangers. Goals came from Steve Johnson, Mike Hodges and Sam Cridland.
DUE TO THE JULIE ROSE STADIUM STILL UNAVAILABLE ALL HOME GAMES WILL BE PLAYED AT SANDYACRES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Kennington 1st Team vs Bexley 2.45pm KO
We’ve had a good atmosphere at Sandyacres in recent weeks so we’re hoping for even more support tomorrow!
UP THE TON!
Kennington Reserves vs Rolvenden Reserves 2.45pm KO
Brad and Keith have selection problems with over 20 players available this weekend. Dan mason, Joe Edwards, Mitchell Punt and James Atkins all return. Last week’s hatrick scorer Ryan Strand is unavailable.
Stanhope and Beaver Rangers vs Kennington (Sunday’s) 10.30am KO
Kennington Sunday 2 – 2 Shepway Spartans. Goals from Jason Simms and Steve Rice
Kennington 1st 5 – 3 Metrogas. Goals from Tommy Scorer (x2), Jordan King, Joe Fisher and Liam Whiting.
Kennington Reserves 4 – 0 Hythe Grovellers. Goals from Ryan Strand (x3) and Michael Hodges.
JULY 100 CLUB WINNERS
£100 – Stuart Lancaster
THIS WEEKENDS FIXTURES
Saturday first team welcomes Metrogas to Sandyacres. KO – 2.45pm
TEAM NEWS – In addition to last weeks squad, Dave Bass and Adam Mercer return. Danny Shearing misses out through injury. Brad Jordan and Tom Scorer will be looking to continue their hot streak after both scoring in the previous two games.
Saturday reserves travel away to Hythe Grovellers. KO – 2.45pm
Sunday team welcome Shepway Spartans. KO – 10.30am