Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Phoenix Sports Club

Wednesday 25th September 2013 Kick Off 19:45                         

Phoenix Sports Club 4 v Fisher FC 1
Southern Counties East Football League,
Phoenix Sports Ground,
Maypole Road East,
Kent DA7 6JT

Attendance : 98
Admission : £7 (inc. programme)
Tea : £1
Can of Coke : £1
Club Badge : £3
Gorilla : Priceless

Game Number : 45 New Ground Number : 37

Phoenix Sports Football Club was formed in 1935 as St. Johns Welling, which later changed its name to Lakeside. After the Second World War the club was renamed Phoenix, as it was seen as rising from the ashes of the previous clubs amid the destruction of the Blitz. After entering the Sidcup League, Kent Amateur League, and the Dartford League, the club settled in the Kent County Football League Division One West, finishing runners up twice in the 1950s, and once in the 70s.
The club entered the Spartan League in 1986–87 and competed there for six seasons. They then returned to the Kent County League Division One West, winning the challenge cup in 1993–94. They won the league in 1999–2000, gaining promotion to the Premier Division, however after two relegations they ended up in Division Two West. They won Division Two West in 2004–05 and Division One West in 2007–08, regaining their Premier Division status.
For the 2011–12 season the club was accepted into the Kent Invicta Football League at level 10 of the English football league system for the league's inaugural season. In 2012, they became the inaugural runners-up of the Kent Invicta League. In the 2012–13 season, they went one better, winning the Kent Invicta League championship. This season Phoenix are playing in the Kent League - or it's re badged name the Southern Counties East League.
Hoppers getting the names and numbers down.

Gerald the Gorilla, more from him later. 
                                                     Some pictures around the ground

The usual rubbish you find at football grounds these days.

The "Kentish" locals tuck into their supper.

                                                              The Game

              Sussex Hopper and friend

                             Goal to Phoenix !
Here comes another.

No wonder the poor goalie has a headache.

Another goal to round off a truly dismissal evening for Fisher.

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