MATCH REPORTS - September
Oxford Darkside F.C. vs. AFC Birchalona (14/Sep/2014)

Oxford Darkside 1 AFC Birchalona 4

A good fair game with Oxford taking the lead in the forth minute, shortly followed with an equaliser from Birchalona. Birchalona took the lead with end result being 4-1 to AFC Birchalona. Unfortunately an Oxford player received a yellow card resulting in him being subbed. A good well run game by the referee.

Westwood F.C. vs. Evolution F.C. (14/Sep/2014)

Westwood 3 Evolution 0

A lot better from Evolution today even though they lost 3-0, It started well and both teams were competing well with Wayne Jones, Alex Guinen and David Budd going close in the opening 15 minutes.

However it was the same old story as the Evo defence switched off for a second allowing Westwood their opportunity to go 1-0 up. The rest of the half again was equally matched as both teams tried to gain an advantage. In the 2nd half Evolution again came out fighting creating at least three opportunities to equalise, however with them pushing forward it left Westwood an opportunity to hit on the break and they punished Evo taking their opportunity well, and with 10 mins to go another break saw Westwood finish the game off.

The score line does not reflect a competitive fairly played game of football well refereed and enjoyable to watch, Evolution need to get their confidence going and learn how to put the ball in the back of the net, well played to Westwood and we look forward to the return fixture.

Elephant & Castle F.C. vs. Hugin Vikings Utd (14/Sep/2014)

Elephant & Castle 2 Hugin Vikings 3

A good solid performance by a 10 man hugin Vikings took all three points,goals from francis McClellan,tony oliver and craig raynor made sure of the win the team thoroughly deserved..well played lads

S.L.T.United F.C. vs. East Kent College F.C. (14/Sep/2014)

SLT United 1 East Kent College 2

East Kent college got there 1st win of the season with a 2-1 win over slt united, both teams started well but east Kent college manage to handle the long ball game being played by slt united.

The game had little chances with East Kent college scoring there 1st with a great threw ball from Lewis Williams and man of the match Craig jones scored with a great pencil header to lob the keeper. 10 minutes after that jones became provider when he played an inch perfect ball to the prolific Andy lee who lob the keeper from 18 yards to make it 2-0.

The 2nd half saw slt united come back into the game they had a lot of the ball but struggled to create any chances as the defence held firm. Slt scored a late goal as the defence already had the mind on the pub great game played by both teams final score east Kent college 2 slt united 1

FC Enoteca vs. Elephant & Castle F.C. (07/Sep/2014)

FC Enoteca 1 Elephant & Castle 4

Was a disappointing game today for FC Enoteca who were looking to kick off their first season together with a win. However, Elephant & Castle showed their experience in the league and gave us a very good game and highlighted the areas that we need to work on. So taking away the result we can use this game as a bench mark for improvement and develop from here.

Goal Scorer was James Harrison

M.O.T.M we split between Michael Dudley and Matt Rich. 

Hotel De Ville vs. Dolphin Top Bar F.C. (07/Sep/2014)
Deville 4 – 1 Dolphin Top Bar:Today’s game was well contested between two competitive outfits. A humid day and a pleasant setting meant this promised to be a good game at St. Luke’s on the opening day of the season.There were a number of changes in the teams that have faced each other in previous campaigns and this was reflected by Channing playing in goal for Dolphin Top Bar and new signings McNaught, Clarke, Harnett and Hillman in the starting line up for a new look Deville. The first opportunity arrived from a lively Mackins, who was slide in by a surprisingly lively Fairhall. After taking an excellent first touch his second resulted in Channing making a strong tackle and trouble was averted. Deville opened the scoring after ten minutes after an in swinging corner from the right which was deflected in on the front post. Subsequently Deville applied pressure and were rewarded with a second. After another corner, McNaught headed back across goal and replacement keeper Channing fumbled into the path of Clarke, who finished on his debut for the ruthless Ramsgaters.The heat was clearly having an effect on Deville’s balding and pasty captain Costello who proceeded to dampen the dry surface with a Guinness like substance. However, after leaving the pitch he returned looking refreshed and accepted warning from the referee that ‘bodily fluids would not be accepted on the pitch.’The game was threatened shortly after. A tangle between Deville’s Mackins and Dolphin’s Grainger resulted in the former being dismissed. Despite more aggression being seen in the Brown Jug the night before the referee applied the letter of the law and Deville had to play the remaining seventy with ten. The remainder of the half was well and evenly contested, although there were limited chances for both sides.The second half saw a number of changes. Griffin’s tactical guidance was outstanding and combined ‘balance,’ ‘shadow’ and a team talk in an attempt to spur the Deville on. Aaron Smith, a notable substitute for Dolphin applied his tactical influence for the Dolphin.Despite the Deville being a man down they were rarely threatened and this culminated in the lethal and lanky Hillman going on a mazy run and being brought down as he weaved in and out of the Dolphin defenders with more abode then his seedy dance moves in the Royal the night beforehand. The penalty was heavily contested by the away side. Hillman smashed the ball into the net from the resulting penalty as a relieved Mackins grinned on the side-lines considering his drinking options after. The Deville had a number of counter attack chances and Tillings and Hillman combined brilliantly to score a fourth. At this stage Hillman looked excited by the prospect of a hatrick and his alleged and controversial Deville goal bonus from the absent Stokes.However, the arrival and impact of Smith at left back for Dolphin had a calming influence in the remaining fifteen minutes who began to retain the ball. At this stage the side four goals down began to create a number of chances. The strongest opportunity was Rushton, however, Murphy in goal for Deville survived with a reassuring calmness on his debut and a very strong penalty claim. With three minutes remaining Grainger unleashed a speculative 25 yard effort which deflected off Bailey’s greasy quiff in a consolation goal for the Dolphin.A strong start from the new look Deville outfit and recognition that this Dolphin side will improve as the season progresses with a number of key players returning.

Gadds Brewery F.C. vs. Mulberry Tree FC (07/Sep/2014)

Gadds Brewery 1 Mulberry Tree 2

Was a good game that occasionaly threatened to boil over, the match was well played to a tight 2-1 to Mulberry Tree. 

East Kent College F.C. vs. Minnis Bay FC (07/Sep/2014)

East Kent College 1 Minnis Bay 4

Minnis Bay got their campaign off to a good start by beating much fancied East Kent College. They had a dream start when Sonny Newman scored in just the second minute, Sonny then doubled the lead after 20 minutes with another great finish. The second half saw East Kent come back into the game and reduced the deficit on the hour mark but substitute Rob DiSpirito scored twice in a five minute spell to secure the points for Minnis.

Evolution F.C. vs. Hereson Garage FC (07/Sep/2014)

Evolution 1 Hereson Garage 7

Not the start that Evolution wanted, coming up against a very well organised Hereson Garage. Evolution found themselves 0-3 down after 15 minutes after some poor defending allowed Hereson Garage time and space on the ball. The game was dead after 25 minutes when Hereson went 4-0 up. Evo showed some character getting a goal back through some nice play by Captain Andrew Rigden crossing in for Thomasz Krolak to finish but it was just a glimmer.

The 2nd half started as sloppy as the 1st with Evo conceding on 46 minutes, and Hereson went onto be allowed to play their football finishing 1-7 winners. Evo will have to re-group pick themselves up and be determined to come out in their next game and perform.

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