Kent Invicta Football League

The History

Negotiations to form a new Step 6 division began in 2009 and were designed to make promotion and relegation between the Step 5 Kent League (now Southern Counties East Football League) and Kent County League (Step 7) easier as promotions had been infrequent while there had not been a relegation to the Kent County League for a number of seasons.

The League eventually began its life for the 2011/12 Season and lasted for 5 years before merging with the SCEFL and becoming its First Division.


The first ever Kent Invicta League fixture took place on Friday August 11 2011 when Erith & Dartford Town were beaten 4-0 by Phoenix Sports and the local derby attracted a crowd of 300 to Old Road.

Sports took command early on and were three up at the break thanks to goals from Dominic Websdale, Martin Driscoll and Adam Cuthbert while Alfie Harris netted number four on 57 minutes.

The next day saw the remainder of the weekend’s matches and the results were as follows –

Crockenhill 1 – 0 Sutton Athletic
Hollands & Blair 1 – 0 Ashford United
Lydd Town 1 – 3 Bridon Ropes
Meridian VP 5 – 0 Rusthall
Orpington 1 – 2 Bearsted
Seven Acre & Sidcup 0 – 2 Bly Spartans
Woodstock Sports 1 – 2 Lewisham Borough


2011-12 ROLE OF HONOUR

Kent Invicta League Champions – Bly Spartans

Runners-up: Phoenix Sports

KIL Challenge Trophy – Bly Spartans

Finalists: Phoenix Sports

Manager of the Season – Matt Hume (Bly Spartans)

Leading Goalscorer – Stuart Zanone (Bly Spartans)

Referee of the Year – Daren Rudd

Fair Play Award – Meridian

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2012-13 ROLE OF HONOUR

Kent Invicta League Champions – Phoenix Sports

Runners-up: Hollands & Blair

KIL Challenge Trophy – Hollands & Blair

Finalists: Lydd Town

Manager of the Season – Tony Buckingham & Steve O’Boyle (Phoenix Sports)

Leading Goalscorer – Ricky Freeman (Hollands & Blair)

Referee of the Year – Not selected

Fair Play Award – Rusthall

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2013-14 ROLE OF HONOUR

Kent Invicta League Champions – Hollands & Blair

Runners-up: Lydd Town

KIL Challenge Trophy – Sutton Athletic

Finalists: Fleet Leisure.

Manager of the Season – Paul Piggott (Hollands & Blair)

Leading Goalscorer – James McDonald (Hollands & Blair)

Referee of the Year – Brian Woodhouse

Fair Play Award – Kent Football United

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2014 -15 ROLE OF HONOUR

Kent Invicta League Champions – Hollands & Blair

Runners-up: Bearsted

KIL Challenge Trophy – Hollands & Blair

Finalists: Bearsted

Manager of the Season – Paul Piggott (Hollands & Blair)

Leading Goalscorer – James McDonald (Hollands & Blair)

Referee of the Year – Zoltan Konkoly

Fair Play Award – Rusthall

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Bearsted were the final Kent Invicta Champions in 2015/16 before the League then became part of the Southern Counties East Football League.

For more about the Kent Invicta League visit the archived website here

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