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Forthcoming fixtures

Ide Hill Reserves vs

Dartford Celtic

 

Sevenoaks & District Laegue - Division 1

Saturday 28th September 2019

14:00 KO

Camberwell Lane, Ide Hill, Kent TN14 6JL

Fleetdown United B vs

Ide Hill Reserves

 

Sevenoaks & District Laegue - Division 1

Saturday 21st September 2019

14:15 KO

Heath Lane Lower, Dartford, Kent DA1 2QE

Ide Hill Reserves vs

Five Oak Green

 

Craske & Wells Memorial Trophy - 2nd Round

Saturday 14th September 2019

13:30 KO

Camberwell Lane, Ide Hill, Kent TN14 6JL

Ightham vs

Ide Hill Reserves

 

Sevenoaks & District League - Division 1

Saturday 07th September 2019

14:00 KO

Stonehouse Field, St Mary's Platt, Kent TN15 8LF

Ide Hill Reserves vs

Kemsing United

 

Pre-season friendly #4

Saturday 31st August 2019

14:00 KO

Camberwell Lane, Ide Hill, Kent TN14 6JL

Stansfeld OB Reserves vs

Ide Hill Reserves

 

Pre-season friendly #3

Saturday 24th August 2019

13:00 KO

Queen Mary University of London Sports Ground, Chislehurst, Kent BR7 6HA

Ide Hill Reserves vs

Penshurst Park

 

Pre-season friendly #2

Saturday 17th August 2019

11:00 KO

Camberwell Lane, Ide Hill, Kent TN14 6JL

Latest results

Ightham 0

Ide Hill Reserves 2

 

Ide Hill Reserves started their 2019/20 league campaign with a win courtesy of a first half brace from Scott, spending a scrappy second half protecting the lead and grabbing an important clean sheet.


Ide Hill started the game quickly and their forward pressure paid off immediately. 5 minutes in Wilken crossed in from the left behind the Ightham back line, it bounced at an awkward height on arrival but was steered into the top corner by Scott to open his account for the season.


Within 20 minutes Ide Hill doubled their lead. Good attacking play down the flank by Hounsell earned a throw in near the corner flag. Mile-Lomas stepped up and launched a long throw into the box which was met and powered home by Scott.


As Ide Hill’s forward pressure faded with 15 minutes until the half Ightham began to claw their way back into the game and were unlucky not to score for themselves if it hadn't been for last ditch defending from B Hawkins and a save from Martin. Back at the other end of the other pitch Hownsell was hacked down in the area for what everyone assumed was a stone wall penalty, the referee however saw nothing wrong with the challenge and play continued on, the first half proceedings coming to an end shortly after.


The second half turned into a scrappy affair, Ide Hill knew a goal would kill off the game but were rushed in possession and as the minutes ticked on Ightham grew in confidence.


Ide Hill however continued to carve out opportunities. Piper running the channel gained a free kick on the edge of the box, it was however poorly executed. Revell also swept in a dangerous ball from open play but no one anticipated the ball and the opportunity went begging.


With 20 minutes to go it was just a case of game management for Ide Hill, which although wasn’t best executed at times was enough to see out the deserved two nil victory. Langford was pleased to get the 3 points on the board and urged his team to keep up the positive attitude and intensity for bigger challenges ahead.

 

Starting XI: Martin, B Hawkins, P Dance-Harvey, Cooke, Miles-Lomas, Holder (C), Holland, Wilken, Hounsell, Capon, Scott

 

Subs: Revell, Fitzer, McGinn, Piper, G Dance-Harvey

 

Goals: Scott x2

 

Assists: Wilken, Miles-Lomas

 

Bookings: None

 

MotM: Scott

Ide Hill Reserves 3

Kemsing United 3

 

Ide Hill Reserves only have themselves to blame after throwing away a 3-0 lead and manager Langford was not impressed with a performance that lacked intensity and control in possession.


Kemsing started the brighter side but failed to take advantage of some clumsy play from the Ide Hill defence, clattering the uprights from two separate attempts.

Ide Hill began to grow into the game and started crafting opportunities of their own, they were duly rewarded 15 minutes before the break. A long Martin goal kick was controlled by Capon who turned and sent his 25 yard shot looping over the keeper.

Play evened out and Ide Hill entered the break with a goal advantage. Langford made a couple of changes and addressed the problems.

It was a fast opening to the second half which saw Ide Hill extend their lead with two further goals. Firstly Hounsell bursted down his left flank, a quick one two with Holland before crossing it to the lethal Capon who fired into the roof of the net from close range. The second much the same as Hounsell beat his man and poked the ball past the Kemsing keeper to Capon who tapped home into an empty net.

Ide Hill looked in control and Langford mixed things up with some more changes.

With 20 minutes to go it then all began to go wrong. A swift counter attacker from Kemsing saw their initial shot saved by Martin but the rebound was followed up quickly and prodded home. A foul outside the box was then given as a penalty and dispatched with ease, a resulting scuffle resulted in one Kemsing player, Fitzer and G Dance-Harvey receiving a yellow card.

Calamity among the Ide Hill defence then ensued. A poorly defended throw in was crossed and two Kemsing players found themselves unmarked with one nodding the ball past the helpless Martin to level the scores.

The whistle brought an end to the game and with it Ide Hill's pre-season campaign. The league begins next week and Langford kept the team behind to detail the changes and improvements that will be required to have a successful season.

 

Starting XI: Martin, B Hawkins, P Dance-Harvey (C), R Hawkins, Miles-Lomas, Holder, Holland, Wilken, Hounsell, Revell, Scott

 

Subs: Cooke, Adebayo, Fitzer, Butterworth, Williams, G Dance-Harvey, Capon

 

Goals: Capon x3

 

Bookings: Fitzer, G Dance-Harvey (Yellow)

Stansfeld OB Reserves 4

Ide Hill Reserves 0

 

A depleted Ide Hill Reserve squad did their best in hot energy sapping conditions, holding their own for long periods before eventually falling to defeat against their higher Kent County league opponents.


Ide Hill started the game on the back foot, inviting pressure but dealing with it admirably, Martin looking solid between the posts. An injury to Faulkner however resulted in a reshuffle and Stansfeld took advantage of the situation as players bedded into their new roles scoring with a well taken finish.


Langford changed the formation at half time and this had an almost immediate impact. Hounsell breaking through the back line before being hacked down with a ruthless challenge. Red card. A moment that would have surely swung the momentum in the favour of the visitors with an extra man in the exhausting conditions, they however admirably and sportingly agreed with the referee to allow the player to be substituted instead.


Ide Hill continued to look threatening from set pieces, one effort rattling the crossbar but it was Stansfeld that extended their lead with 20 minutes to go. An offside decision was curiously ignored by the referee and the resulting attack saw R Hawkins put the ball past his own keeper.


As a jaded Ide Hill side battled on their dwindling numbers took its toll with Stansfeld adding a further two goals before the end of the game. The final score line ended up more flattering then deserved but Langford was pleased with the efforts of his team and looking forward to the last pre-season game with the majority of the squad back and available for selection

 

Starting XI: Martin, Adebayo, Faulkner, R Hawkins, Fitzer, Miles-Lomas (C), Butterworth, Awe, Hounsell, Williams, Scott

 

Subs: Miles, Itauma, Igdedion

Ide Hill Reserves 2

Penshurst Park 1

 

Following a narrow win Ide Hill manager Langford expressed the importance of getting minutes into the legs of players and the continued integration of the young signees as they adapt to life in adult football.


Ide Hill took the lead against the run of play after sustaining a period of pressure from Penshurst. Revell who looked dangerous out on the right hand side of the front three intercepted the ball off the defence before cutting in and sending his shot over the Penshurst goalkeeper.


Scott was leading the attacking line admirably, dominating his aerial battles but lacked support around him. Penshurst then grabbed a deserved equaliser before half time. A corner was poorly dealt with as Ide Hill failed to clear their lines from multiple headers, the ball eventually falling to a Penshurst player whose powerful low cross along the 6 yard box hit B Hawkins, deflecting the ball into his own net past the helpless Martin.


The game was stretched and scrappy and Langford implored his defence to push up to close the space at half time, words heeded by the Ide Hill players who started the second half brightly.


The Ide Hill winner eventually came after pegging their opposition back and creating numerous chances. A cleared Ide Hill corner found its way to the feet of rampaging centre back B Hawkins who sent a 40 yard pile-driver into the top corner. Unstoppable.


After the final whistle it is clear that Ide Hill are moving in the right direction, improvements are required both individually and as a team but this is what pre-season is about. If players continue to stay committed and listen to the advice and guidance of their new manager this team can only go from strength to strength.

 

Starting XI: Martin, Adebayo, P Dance-Harvey, B Hawkins, Miles-Lomas, Holder (C), McGinn, Adeniran, G Dance-Harvey, Revell, Scott

 

Subs: Fitzer, Rado, Butterworth, Hounsell, Igdedion

 

Goals: Revell, B Hawkins

Other news

 

After a few years in disarray and fighting relegation Ide Hill Reserves had a very successful 2018/19 season, clocking up 48 points across 20 league games to win the Sevenoaks & District League Division 3 title. Coupled with this they also reached the Sevenoaks Junior Charity Cup final but failed to impress and lost a tight encounter to deserved winners Tatsfield Rovers.

The summer began and brought with it an element of uncertainty with joint Player/Manager’s Nick Capon and Peter Dance-Harvey resigning at the clubs AGM. The league constitution was also released mid July and saw Ide Hill Reserves promoted two divisions into the Sevenoaks & District League Division 1.

As pre-season approached a new manager was secured and in stepped Pat Langford, a real coup for the team and club. With him Langford has brought a more professional set up to the Reserves, an influx of youth players and an ambition to grow and push the team closer to their first team counter parts, themselves flying high on the back of their most successful season and getting promoted into the Kent County Premier Division.

It is going to be a tough season and will no doubt take time for Langford to establish his philosophy and new players to gain a natural chemistry with last seasons team. The jump of two divisions is also no easy challenge and in the short term Ide Hill Reserves must look to stay committed and competitive across the course of the season, a mid table finish would be viewed as a great achievement and building block for the team to catapult off next season

 

Oxy the Ox is pleased to introduce the new Ide Hill Reserves home and goalkeeper kit for the forthcoming 2019/20 season

 

Ide Hill Reserves are delighted and proud to announce their home kit sponsor for the upcoming 2019/20 season is Clearwater Marine Investments Ltd

Clearwater Marine is a private investment company specialising in the marine sector, for more info please visit www.clearwater-marine.co.uk

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