25th November, 2017.... a date for your diary!
Saturday, 25th November, 2017
Ide hill FC are having an early Christmas drink this year on at the Halfway House.
Tickets are £10 each which covers the cost of the DJ and food.
Over 30 people have already signed up from the parents of our junior sides and the numbers are growing. It's a good opportunity to show your support for the club and a great chance to get together as one.
You can pay for your tickets over the next three weeks through the club savings scheme when paying your weekly subs!
Let’s make sure we get enough players, partners and friends as possible to attend.
New Players Welcome
If you are interested in playing for Ide Hill FC please contact Paul McDonagh.
First team results, fixtures and league table:
by Gary Wright
Ide Hill’s savy dismantling of their opposition in all areas started as soon as the referee blew his whistle and they were just as dominant when he ended the game, having seen them hit home nine goals. Striker Tom Wright and attacking midfielder Craig Jackson scored seven goals between them, assisting each other as both grabbed hat tricks. All the forwards scored and Ide Hill’s midfield was rampant throughout.
by Gary Wright
by Gary Wright
Here’s to an equally impressive performance in the next round.
by Gary Wright
3 - 2 Chipstead FC 2
Kent County League-Division One West
19 September, 2017
Three points and bragging rights go to Ide Hill who beat neighbours Chipstead 3-2. Both sides were looking for a win to build on an uncertain start to their season. Having scored ten times between them in their opening matches goals were expected and the small crowd were not disappointed.
Ide Hill’s back four were resolute throughout with debutant Mark Driver settling in well at left back. Chipstead’s rotating forward line caused problems with their pace and drive but they will be disappointed with their overall lack of chances. The battle for midfield was fiercely contested and for much of the first half Chipstead marginally edged it.
Unfortunately on the stroke of twenty minutes Ide Hill midfielder George Kensell’s shoulder was dislocated in a tackle and he had to retire hurt. The injury prone player will be sidelined for a few weeks but Ide Hill compensated for his departure and pushed on. Midway through the half captain Phil Alteirac rose well to head home from a delightful left field cross by midfielder Jack Edmeads.
Chipstead equalised minutes later and both teams cancelled each other out until Ide Hill started playing down the flanks with greater purpose and opened up the play. Winger Oliver Keith, also playing his first game, and the seasoned Columb Grant were drawn more into the game and striker Tom Wright made plenty of searching runs to stretch the defence, albeit all three were poorly served at times by a lack of early passes from midfield.
With ten minutes of the half remaining Shaun Boyle crossed for Edmeads who timed his run well to score Ide Hill’s second and they deserved their lead at the break.
In the second half it is fair to say that idea Hill had the edge over Chipstead, creating more penetrative chances. Wright went close to scoring, Boyle hit the right-hand post after a mazy run from midfield, defender Charlie James and Rob Piper got involved in the action and Ide Hill played fluent, attacking football. Certainly this was their best performance of the season.
Acknowledgement to Chipstead for their challenging, entertaining play as they looked to level the score but Ide Hill went further ahead as Wright slipped the ball through to Grant who stroked the ball home from a tight angle. A good goal but one eclipsed by Grant’s ecstatic celebratory response.
The incident of the half was the referee’s decision to show a red card to Chipstead keeper Adam Porter for preventing a goal scoring opportunity by handing the ball outside the box. Having flashed a red card he rescinded it and then awarded a yellow. A fortunate let-off for Chipstead.
A feature of Ide Hill’s play this season is their improvement at set-pieces and corners but they do need to close down teams more authoritatively. With three minutes left Chipstead scored their second as a speculative shot was deflected past the Ide Hill keeper.
A tense few minutes followed but Ide Hill played out time and deservedly took the three points and credit to Chipstead for their role in an enjoyable afternoon’s football.
Teams-Pearson, Driver, Alteirac, James, Steggle, Jackson, Edmeads, Kensell, Keith, Wright, Grant
Subs-McGinn, Piper, Boyle
Scorere-Edmeads, Kensell, Grant
Position-6th (P3 W1 D1 L1 GF 7 GA 7 GD 0 Pts)
Ide Hill First Team - Season 2016/2017
|5||East Kent College||19||8||2||9||50||41||9||26|
|6||K Sports Reserves||20||8||2||10||44||54||-10||26|
|8||Deal Community Sports||19||6||4||9||34||46||-12||22|
|9||Hollands & Blair Reserves||20||7||1||12||35||45||-10||21*|
|10||Sutton Athletic Reserves||20||6||3||11||40||46||-6||20*|
|Table detail||* adjustment made|
Division One West
4 November, 2017
Ide Hill Reserves - Season 2016/2017
|3||The Bull, Horton Kirby||20||11||3||6||10||36|
|4||Ide Hill Reserves||20||9||2||9||20||29|
|5||St Lawerence Reserves||19||7||2||10||-9||23|
|7||Otford United 3rd||20||6||1||13||-26||19|
Ide Hill FC are a charter standard club who play in the Kent County League and the Sevenoaks & District League. They were formed in 1923 and became an affiliated member of the FA in 1924. 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