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Disability Team Reports 2014/5

Folkestone Invicta Disability FC travelled to Calais with a 7aside team of lower ability and a 11aside team of higher ability
The 11aside Team
Invicta 6-0 Imed
Invicta got off to a perfect start with Geraint Wilson scoring within two minutes with further goals from Elliot Symonds , Troy Harding,John Thornton and Jason Hughes.
AS Boulonais 0-3
This game was a very Physical game but Invicta again took the Lead early with Elliot Symonds on target and Troy Harding adding a second .Goal keeper Stewart Law saved a penalty before John Thornton added a Third to make game safe.
Tournesols 1-4 Invicta 
Invicta started well again with the on fire Elliot Symonds scoring early from a fine counter attacking move with Rhys Haywood adding a second . Geraint Wilson fired home the third from Liam Theobald 's cross and Liam Theobald broke away and scored a solo goal to add a fourth. Tournesols pulled one back from the penalty spot.
this meant Invicta went through to the semi Final  where they faced
Impro Wahaganies
Impro Wahaganies 1-3 Invicta
Elliot Symonds got Invicta flying when he slotted home early on. James Willis added a second from a good run and finish and Damian Barnett added a third with Impro getting a late consolation.
The final
AS Boulonais 0-3 Folkestone Invicta Disability FC
As in the group game this was another Physical battle with some heavy challenges going in on the Folkestone players .But Invicta stood strong and battled .Troy Harding gave them the perfect start with a masey run and cool finish to give Invicta the lead. The defence held well with Peter Lee Liam Theobald doing well and Jamie Haymes brilliant in Midfield getting tackles in. From one of the heavy tackles on Elliot Symonds Invicta got a free Kick 25yards out .Damian Barnett stepped up and curled it into the corner of the net. Billee Hayter who was in the engine room in midfield with john Thornton had to be replaced as things got heated . But Invicta held firm and with Boulanais pushing forward Invicta countered and Lee Avery broke away and make the game safe. Fresh legs came on with Marc Gilbert shoring things up at the Back and youngsters Rhys Haywood and James Willis chasing down players. The final whistle was greeted in jubilation.
Team S.Law,L.Avery,D.Barnett,P.Lee,L.Theobald,J.Thornton,B.Hayter,J.Hughes,J.Haymes,T.Harding,E.Symonds,
Subs G.Wilson,R.Haywood,J.Willis,M.Gilbert
Folkestone Invicta Disability FC 's 7aside team came third in there section winning there first two group games 10-0 and 9-2 before losing 1-0 in the final group game they got to the semi where they lost 1-0 to Calais controversially .However they won there 3/4 play off 2-1 . goals came from Kane Malyon ,Graham Dray,Chris Turner, Conner Day,Connor Hunter,Michael Spain,Don Reidy-Williams,Ash Griffith.
Team M.Spain,C.Day,C.Hunter,G.Dray,K.Malyon,C.Turner,D.Reidy-Williams,B.Close,A.Griffith,B.Malyon
This was a great effort by both sides and made me very proud of them especially being on a special day such as D-Day .Would like to thank Nicholas Thiriot and R C Calais and Dover Rotary club for coming to support us.


Folkestone Invicta Disability FC travelled to Basingstoke on Saturday for the Regional 11aside semi final and Final . Folkestone faced Maidstone United Raiders in the Semi Final .
Folkestone. Invicta DFC 5-0 Maidstone United Raiders
The Game started quite even with both teams going close Ben Hewitt headed wide and Maidstone fired over . Invicta Broke through when Hewitt found John Thornton and his slide rule pass found Elliot Symonds and he fired home. Maidstone struck the post before Symonds chested Marc Gilbert's pass down and chipped the keeper to double the lead Symonds completed his hatrick when Ben Hewitt found him in the box and he fired into the roof of the net . John Thornton cracked home a fourth from 25 yards and Geraint Wilson Reacted quickest to head home a loose ball from Troy Hardings corner .
In the Final they Faced Reading deaf FC
Reading DFC 3-0 Folkestone Invicta DFC
Reading were on the front foot from the start and Invicta defended well with Peter Lee Stewart Law all clearing there lines . However Invicta were struggling to hold the ball and when they did get to grips were fouled . Invicta went close from a free kick before Reading took the lead with a dubious goal with Invicta appealing for offside to no avail . A Reading player picked up a booking for a foul on Billee Hayter and Jordan Heads game was ended by a late tackle . Reading got a second on the counter with Invicta pushing forward and then a third that also looked offside .Stewart Law picked up an Injury early did well to clear and Invicta's game was over .
Team W.Froud,J.Haymes,S.Law,P.Lee,M.Gilbert,J.Thornton,B,Hayter,J.Head,B.Hewitt,T.Harding,E.Symonds.Subs G.Wilson,L.Harrison,N.Luppepe
In The Final Round of Kent Disabilty League Fixtures
Folkestone Invicta A  won the Premier League title without Winning a game .Folkestone Invicta B finished 4th in the Premier League beating Thanet Galaxy 2-1 two goals from Ben Hewitt and Charlton Athletic Red 1-0 with Jordan Head Scoring .
Folkestone Invicta C won the Champ3 league and got promotion .
Despite the defeat to Reading who are a quality side Invicta have had a tremendous season with Calais still to come .


Folkestone Invicta Disability FC 2 v 2 Charlton Athletic Deaf FC  (Invicta win 5-4 on pens )
Invicta won the Ryman cup on penalties after an excellent game played in good spirit by both sides.
The game started with Invicta on the front foot causing problems with Charlton dangerous on the counter. 
Invicta took the lead when a free kick into the box fell to Lee Avery to make no mistake from close range .However the Valliants drew level within two minutes when a mistake at the back allowed Lee Stanhope to level the scores. 
Thornton then set  Elliot Symonds away and his cross just evaded Stewart Law .Symonds had two good chances but failed to finish .Jordan Head almost headed home at the far post from Symonds cross and Avery went close .At the other end Wayne Froud saved well  and Invicta cleared off the line. The scores were level at half time.
Invicta came out for the second half flying but could not finish as the defences were on top . In the 73rd minute however Charlton broke down the left and Danyio set up another forward to shoot across the keeper to give Charlton the lead .Invicta kept Knocking at the door without much joy but when Stewart Law Put Troy Harding in he made no mistake with eight minutes to go to level.
Damian Barnett and Peter Lee kept it tight at the back and Carl Chapman stuck to basics .Invicta rode out the last few minutes .
Penalties it was John Thornton ,Billee Hayter,Lee Avery, Stewart Law ,Elliot Symonds scored .Wayne Froud got a hand on two then saved the third penalty . And Invicta had won.
Team W.Froud,L.Avery,D.Barnett,P.Lee,C.Chapman,B.Hayter,J.Thornton (c), J.Head,E.Symonds,T.Harding,S.Law subs K.Malyon,M.Gilbert,S.Lake,L.Harrison,J.Haymes

15/03/15

Folkestone Invicta Disability FC 6-1 St Albans City Youth
Invicta's Disability team booked a place in the final of the Ryman Disability Cup with a good performance at the Fullicks Stadium .Invicta took the lead as early as the second minute when Troy Harding and Elliot Symonds set up Lee Avery to fire home .five minutes later it was Two nil when Harding broke down the right and crossed for Jordan Head to fire home . St Albans forced Carl Chapman to clear and Stewart Law headed off the line . Keeper Wayne Froud tipped over a dangerous cross shot .
Invicta though always looked dangerous and when the Albans defence failed to clear Jordan Head pounced to make it three nil .
St Albans hit the upright from a tight angle and Froud saved . Steve Lake fired a free kick wide before Invicta made it four with a great passing move between Harding Symonds and Avery saw Lee Avery finish it with a powerful shot .
Invicta came out on the front foot with Symonds and Harding forcing saves from the St Albans Keeper before Steve Lake put Elliot Symonds in for the fifth .
St Albans to there credit kept going and when they broke down the right and the cross was perfect for the incoming striker to fire home for a consolation . John Thornton and Billee Hayter kept it tight in Midfield and Peter Lee clearing his lines . Jamie Haymes went close before Symonds added the Sixth and Invicta ran the clock down .
They now face Charlton Athletic Deaf in the final.
Team W.Froud,L.Avery,P.Lee,S.Law,B.Hayter,J.Thornton,J.Head,S.Lake,T.Harding,E.Symonds,C.Chapman.
Subs L.Harrison,G.Wilson,M.Gilbert,C.Turner,J.Haymes
Man of Match Lee Avery

07/03/2015 

Folkestone Invicta had a mixed day at the Kent disability  league
Folkestone Invicta A in the prem division won 1-0 against Maidstone Gold with a fine finish following good work by Troy Harding . Then they pinned Anchorians in there own half with some woeful finishing allowing the Anchorian equals to hold on for a 0-0 draw .
Against Charlton ability counts they conceded a soft goal and could not find there way back into the game.
In the derby with Folkestone Invicta B they drew first blood when John Thornton was allowed space to score. However with Invicta A pushing forward Invicta B caught them on the counter with a quality goal from Ben Hewitt . He beat two players before firing home to make a 1-1 draw and honours even .
Invicta B got off to a good start when Jordan Head fired home against Maidstone Platinum to give them a 1-0 win . This was followed by a 0-0 draw with Thanet Galaxy with neither team creating chances .
Invicta B lost 1-0 to Charlton Deaf in a game of few chances .
In Champ 3 Folkestone Invicta C won 1-0 against Anchorians with Chris Turner on target he then added three more goals in the 1-0 and 2-0 wins against Maidstone Copper and Conner Day scored twice against Thanet this keeps Invicta in control of champ 3
Teams A J.Haymes,P.Lee,D.Barnett,J.Hughes,J.Thornton,T.Harding,E.Symonds,
Team B G.Wilson,D.Reidy-Williams,E.Hewitt,M.Gilbert,J.Head,L.Harrison,B.Hewitt,R.Haywood
Team C G.Dray,N.Lupepe,D.Warde,K.Trott,C.Day,K.Malyon,C.Turner,C.Hunter,B.Page
Man of matches
A J.Haymes
B B .Hewitt
C C. Turner
Next up Folkestone Invicta Disability FC play St Albans in the Ryman Cup Semi Final @ the Fullicks Stadium ko 1300 on the 15th March. Sponsors welcome

28/02/2015

Folkestone Invicta Disability FC travelled to Bisham Abbey for there regional 11aside Quarter finals.
Folkestone Invicta 1-2 Sussex DFC
Invicta took the lead when on the counter Stewart Law found Troy Harding whose pinpoint cross found Elliot Symonds to score . Symonds then struck the post twice and had a goal ruled out for offside when behind the ball player.Sussex then levelled from a free kick and then went in front the same way . With seconds remaining .
Reading 1-1 Folkestone Invicta
Reading took an early lead when the unfortunate Ben Hewitt got the last touch. Invicta levelled when Law was fouled and Damian Barnett curled the free kick home.Reading forced A good save from Keeper Wayne Froud and struck the base of the post .This meant Invicta needed a good win in there final game.
Folkestone Invicta 4-0 Red Ten
Invicta got off to the best possible start when Ben Hewitt was felled in the box . Billie Hayters penalty was well saved . But Invicta did not have to wait long to open the scoring . Hughes broke down the right and his cross found Jordan Head who hammered home . But Invicta who had lost central defender Peter Lee to a hamstring injury suffered another blow when following a squaring up of Hayter and opposing forward Barnett pushed him away and the forward fell to the floor and Damian Barnett was shown a red card . This spurred Invicta on and they got a second when Elliot Symonds shot was parried and Jason Hughes followed up . With 11 minutes to go Invicta needing goals switched Stewart Law with Steve Lake pushing Symonds forward . Steve Lake Rattled the cross bar and Ben Hewitt followed up to score. Lake then set Symonds away and he added the fourth . Nsimba Lupepe then ran on to a through ball but couldn't get his shot away. And that was it Invicta were through.
Team
W.Froud,J.Haymes,P.Lee,D.Barnett,B.Hayter,J.Thornton,B.Hewitt,E.Symonds,T.Harding,S.Law.C.Chapman.
Subs S.Lake,J.Hughes,J.Head,M.Gilbert,N.Lupepe
MOM
Elliot Symonds

08/02/2015

Folkestone Invicta Disability FC had a successful start to the second half of the season .
In the prem
Invicta A went clear at the top with 1-0 wins against Anchorian Equals and Thanet Galaxy and 4-0 against Maidstone Gold and 3-0 against Invicta B only drawing 0-0 against Charlton Red . Goals from John Thornton2,Elliot Symonds 2,Billee Hayter2, Troy Harding .Jason Hughes 2,
Team J.Haymes,W.Froud,P.Lee,J.Thornton,E.Symonds,J.Hughes,T.Harding,B.Hayter.
Invicta B performed well with three 1-0 wins over Thanet Galaxy ,Maidstone United Platinum and Charlton Deaf only defeat to Invicta A 3-0 goals from Marc Gilbert and Luke Harrison .
Team
G.Wilson, D. Reidy-Williams ,Carl Chapman, M.Gilbert, S. Lake,L.Harrison,J.Head,R.Haywood
Invicta C stayed top of Champ division 3 with 1-0 win over Anchorian equals D 2-0 win over Maidstone copper and a 0-0 draw with same team and a 4-0 win against Thanet Asteroid
Goals from ConnerDay 2,Chris Turner 2,Kane Malyon2,Dave Warde
Team
G.Dray,K.Trott,D.Warde,N.Lupepe,K .Malyon,C.Day,C.Hunter,C.Turner.
Mom awards
A Team B .Hayter
B Team C.Chapman
C Team K. Trott
 


18/01/14

Charlton Athletic Ability Counts 0-9 Folkestone Invicta DFC

Invicta warmed up for next weeks semi final with a stylish second half display of high tempo football. To be fair to Charlton they were the better side for the first fifteen  minutes and keeper Wayne Froud had to produce a fine double save to keep the scores level .Invicta struggled as they were getting caught in possesion in midfield causing the defence to be put under pressure . Forward James Lefevre suffered a broken leg in a 50/50 chalenge in which the Addicks defender injured his foot to. Invicta found the break through on the half hour mark when Billee Hayters corner was headed back across goal and Lee Avery touched the ball home. With two minutes to go to half time Stewart Law put Jordan Head in behind and he was bundled over for a penalty which Billee Hayter fired home. A minute later Luke Harrison went clear and added a third for Invicta. With the first half being a bit lackluster a few changes were made and the Tempo was increased Invicta were passing the ball better and quicker . Lee Avery added a fourth goal from close range Luke Harrison hit the bar twice before he found the net after fine work from Jamie Haymes . Peter Lee put Kane Maylon down the right his pin point cross was turned in for the sixth by an Addicks defender . Stewart Law then put Jordan Head in down the right and from a tight angle he found the top corner of the net for the seventh .Good passing between Lee Avery and Billee Hayter  set up Damian Barnett to fire home from the edge of the box . Lee Avery then completed his hatrick after being set up by Luke Harrison from Steve Lakes pass. When Charlton did push forward Carl Chapman Peter Lee covered superbly.Both Marc Gilbert and Chris Turner also done well despite playing out of position second half. Team Wayne Froud,Marc Gilbert,Damian Barnett,Lee Avery,Steve Lake, Billee Hayter,Jordan Head, Luke Harrison,Stewart Law,James Lefevre,Subs Kane Maylon,Carl Chapman,Chris Turner,Jamie Haymes MOM Lee Avery Next Match Sunday 25th January Fullicks Stadium Ryman cup semi Final  versus St Albans City 

23/11/2014

Folkestone Invicta Disability FC 7-4 Bromley Green Valliants

Invicta gave some of there lower ability players a run out on sunday against a hard working Bromley Green side. Valliants worked hard from the start causing Invicta problems on the break and was no surprise when they took the lead .Malyon was outpaced and when the ball came to the edge of the box the Valliants striker fired into the top corner. This kicked Invicta into life and James Willis forced a good save from the keeper after good work between Elliot Symonds and Troy Harding.Invicta were level when Luke Harrison Headed home from a Symonds cross . Invicta then turned up the tempo and Harding and Symonds exchanged passes and Symonds fired home .John Thornton then forced the keeper into a fine save. Valliants were still trying to catch Invicta on the Break and David Warde Nsimba Lupepe and Marc Gilbert all made good tackles.Invicta added a third when Luke Harrison 's cross was turned home by a Valiants player . Valliant's pulled back a goal .then Symonds added a fourth after a fine run. The fifth came when Troy Hardings pass found James Willis who was brought down in the box. Geraint Wilson Dispatched the penalty into the net despite the keeper getting a hand to it. Jordan Head made a couple of fine saves. John Thornton fired home a sixth from the edge of the six yard box . Invicta made changes at half time and dominated without finishing chances. Jamie Haymes was exceptional running down the right flank exchanging passes with Symonds and Wilson before shooting wide .Reece Grist was winning ball in the middle feeding Haymes and he was causing problems. Troy Harding was causing problems on the left and one of his crosses was headed against the bar by Wilson with the keeper beaten. Symonds also had chances to complete his hatrick but failed to connect .Chris Turner and Harding linked and Harding's shot flew wide from a deflection.Valliants third came when Chapman was caught out and the pass found its way into the net from a valliants striker. Invicta's seventh undoubtedly the goal of the game came when John Thornton picked the ball up thirty yards out and travelled ten yards before unleashing an unstoppable drive into the top corner.Valliants still had time to score again when Malyon Gilbert and Don Reidy Williams failed to clear despite having chances to and Valliants striker finished calmly. Conner Day had a chance before the final whistle ended a game played on a bumpy wet surface. I felt some players did not do themselves justice today while others took the chance to impress. MOM Jamie Haymes Team Jordan Head,David Warde,Kane Malyon,Marc Gilbert,Nsimba Lupepe,John Thornton,Luke Harrison,Elliot Symonds,Troy Harding,Chris Turner,James Willis. Subs Donald Reidy-Williams,Geraint Wilson ,Jamie Haymes,Reece Grist,Conner Day,Carl Chapman


16/11/2014.

Folkestone Invicta A turned on the style in the premiership division winning all four games .
Folkestone Invicta A 1-0 Maidstone Deaf
Folkestone Invicta A 2-1 Thanet Galaxy Cosmos
Folkestone Invicta A 1-0 Charlton Athletic Deaf
Folkestone Invicta A 4-0 Folkestone Invicta B
Goals from John Thornton 2, Damian Barnett, Jason Hughes , Elliot Symonds,Troy Harding 3 ,
Team J.Haymes,P.Lee,D.Barnett,T.Harding,J.Hughes,J.Thornton,E.Symonds,
MOM Elliot Symonds
Invicta's B side struggled to deal with
The pace of games but picked up a couple of points .
Folkestone Invicta B 0-1 Maidstone Gold
Folkestone Invicta B 1-1 Anchorian Equals
Folkestone Invicta B 0-0 Charlton Red
Folkestone Invicta A 4-0 Folkestone Invicta B
Invicta B 's goal from Jordan Head
Team
G.Wilson,D.Reidy-Williams,M.Gilbert,S.Lake,J.Lefevre,J.Head,L.Harrison
MOM Marc Gilbert
In Champ3
Invicta kept up the good work staying clear at the top .
Folkestone Invicta C 0-0 Charlton Black
Folkestone Invicta C 2-1 Thanet Galaxy Asteroid
Folkestone Invicta C 3-0 Anchorian Equals C
Folkestone Invicta C 1-0 Maidstone Steel
Goals from Connor Day 2,Kane Malyon3,Nsimba Lupepe
Team G. Dray,D.Warde,N.Lupepe,C. Hunter, C.Day,C TurnerG.Schappel,K.Malyon,B.Gray
MOM Kane Malyon


Folkestone Invicta Travelled to Surrey Sports Park and put in to good performances to go into the next round.
DASH were late arriving so Invicta were awarded the points for the first game .
In the second Invicta won 9-0 against Woking and then followed it up with an 8-1 demolition of Carlshalton who did show some resistance . Goals came from Billee Hayter ,John Thornton , Troy Harding ,Damian Barnett,Luke Harrison ,Jordan Head .Ashley Griffith,Elliot Symonds.
Team S.Law,J.Hughes,C.Chapman,D.Barnett ,P.Lee,J.Thornton,B.Hayter,E.Symonds,J.Head,T.Harding,L.Harrison,subs K.Malyon,C.Day,A.Griffith,G.Wilson


Folkestone Invicta Disability FC 8-1 Maidstone United Raiders Gold

Invicta carried on there good form with a good passing display .Invicta came out of the blocks fast causing problems on both flanks with Jordan Head ,Elliot Symonds and Lee Avery on the over lap getting crosses though the Stones keeper dealt with them .though Invicta kept up the pressure and took the lead when Stewart Law and Jordan Head played a one two and jordan Head looped his shot over the keeper.Invicta kept up the pressure moving the ball around from left to right.Law was then provider as he squared for Troy Harding to fire home Invicta's second. The Stones had chance to get back into the game when a through ball beat the Invicta defence and was fired wide.An even better chance came when Invicta goalkeeper James Lefevre handled outside the box and was cautioned but the free kick was fired into the wall. Invicta broke down field and when Elliot Symonds played the ball in John Thornton was hauled down in the box and Billee Hayter fired home the spot kick. Invicta got a fourth just before half time when Jordan Head and Troy Harding linked passes and Harding's cross shot was fired in to his own net by a Stones defender. Changes were made at half time as Jason Hughes went in Goal for the second half. Invicta kept the pressure on and got there reward when Stewart law pulled the ball back at the far post and Billee Hayter added his second goal of the game. However Invicta got caught out when a long ball over the defence seemed to be an easy catch for the keeper he got underneath it and spilt it for a Stones striker to fire home. This seemed to fire Invicta up and when Symonds, put Harding away down the right his cross was handled and Billee Hayter stepped up and scored from the spot to complete his hatrick. Sub Luke Harrison linked well down the right with Damian Barnett and his cross was fired home by Lee Avery. Steve Lake replaced John Thornton and Kane Malyon replaced Jordan Head .Malyon had a chance but handled in the build up.Elliot Symonds who had been a problem to Maidstone all afternoon scored the eighth when Law pulled back Harding's cross he slid home. This was another good performance everyone stuck to the game plan . Team J.Lefevre,L.Avery,D.Barnett,C.Chapman,P.Lee,J.Thornton,B.Hayter,J.Head,E.Symonds,S.Law,T.Harding.Subs S.Lake,L.Harrison,K.Malyon,J.Hughes MOM Jordan Head


Charlton Athletic Deaf 0

Folkestone Invicta DFC 1

Invicta travelled to Bromley for this tough friendly with a squad missing several players.

But a good strong performance ensured a narrowd by deserved victory. 

Folkestone started the stronger, passing the ball fluently with Symonds finding Hayter who shot wide. Invicta caused problems down both flanks with Symonds and Head getting in behind the Charlton defence, but the Addicks goalkeeper came to the rescue.

Charlton were quick on the break and Barnett and Lee had to clear their lines.

The visitors made the breakthrough when a corner was cleared to the edge of the box and the ball fell for stand-in midfielder Craig Harding to volley home.

They wasted a great chance to increase their lead when a good passing move between Craig Harding and  Billee Hayter set up Damian Barnett who fired over.

And in a similar move Barnett fired wide minutes later. Then Luke Harrison found space and his shot flew wide.

Charlton came out of the blocks strongly after the interval and put Invicta under pressure but Chapman and Gilbert defended well down the flanks and when called on keeper James Lefevre was quick off his line to repel any real danager.

Invicta gradually regained control game and good work by young James Willis put Troy Harding through but his final touch ran away from him. 

When Troy Harding was put clear down the left by Willis his cross was perfect but Harrison failed to connect.

In the closing stages Symonds fired wide but Invicta comfortably held on for the victory

Invicta: .J Lefevre, C Chapman, P Lee, D Barnett, M Gilbert, C Harding, B Hayter, J Head, L Harrison,T Harding, E Symonds.Subs: J Willis, K Maylon

MoM: Carl Chapman

Next up for Invicta on Sunday, October 26, are Maidstone United Gold Raiders. in the Ryman Disability Cup at the Polo Ground, Folkestone.  KiO 11am

* Anyone interested in sponsoring a game please contact Geraint Wilson on 07896 717 238

Maidstone United Raiders 5

Folkestone Invicta DFC 9

Invicta put in a stunning first half display in the Ryman Cup rehearsal at the Gallagher Stadium.

Despite going a goal down after 10 minutes Invicta struck back within a minute when Troy Harding raced clear to fire home.

Elliot Symonds broke down the right and fed Harding who got his second to give Invicta the lead.

A foul on Symonds saw a free-kick floated in and found Harding to complete his hat-trick.

James Lefevre then picked out Harding with a superb through ball and he added a fourth.

Maidstone pulled one goal back as Jordan Head was caught in possession and the square ball was hammered past Peter Lee.

But Symonds latched onto a fine throughball to fire home the fifth.

Good work between James Willis,  Harding and Symonds saw Harding scored his fifth goal and his side's sixth before the break when the visitors led 6-2.

Invicta made changes at half-time to give some of their lower ability players a chance and good chasing by Ash Griffith forced a foul 25 yards out which Damian Barnett curled into the top corner with the keeper static. 

Symonds set up Thornton to add an eighth goal for the visitrs before the Stones produced a mini comeback scoring three times in ten minutes to cut the defiicit to three goals.

Folkestone completed the scoring when Geraint Wilson and Troy Harding linked to put Lee Avery through.

He was brought down in the box and Elliot struck the penalty home for 9-5.

Manager Geraint Wilson said: "This was a pleasing performance especially first half with the movement of the forwards and the quality of the passing.

"The second half was always going to be harder and some of the differences in ability showed but all the players worked hard and played their part in a very good win."

Invicta DFC: P Lee, C Chapman, D Barnett, S Law, M Gilbert, J Thornton, J Lefevre, J Head, E Symonds, T Harding, J Willis. Subs: A Griffith, N Lupepe, J Hughes, K Malyon, G Wilson

Man of Match Elliot Symonds


Folkestone Invicta DFC 0

Westwood FC 7

Invicta bowed out of the mainstream football competition but the scoreline slightly flattered their opponents.

The home side started well, stringing passes together and making Westwood work for possession.

When Westwood attacked Froud and Barnett stopped them in their tracks and Hughes produced one good early save..

At the other end. Harding fired over the bar.

But on 17 minutes a loose ball in midfield caught Invicta's defence square and Westwood broke through to open the scoring,

Folkestone tried to hit back right away and only a desperate last-ditch tackle stopped Harding equalising.

Westwood doubled their lead on the half hour but Harding broke through and was chopped down to earn Folkestone a penalty but Thornton's spot-kick was saved.

To add to Invicta's disappointment, Westwood broke again to score and led 3-0 at a third half time.

The second half started brightly for Invicta with Harding going close and Hayter just beaten to the ball by the keeper.

A series of injuries threw Folkestone's system a little and westwood capitalised scoring three more goals in quick succession to kill the game as a contest.

The away side added one more goal to their tally on the break and despite several more close things by the spirited Folkestone side, a flattering 7-0 remained the final scoreline.

Coach Geraint Wilson said: "To be fair Westwood were the stronger side, but injuries to key players when they were playing well did not help.

"I cannot fault the effort put in by our players in a very tough game."

Folkestone Invicta DFC: J Hughes,  J Lefevre, W Froud, J Thornton, D Barnett, P Lee, B Hayter, L Harrison, J Head, T Harding, E Symonds.Subs: M Gilbert, C Chapman, G Wilson, C Sanders

MOM: Wayne Froud

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Folkestone Invicta's three Seven-A-Side teams travelled to a new venue at the Abbey School Faversham with mixed fortunes

Playing in the Premier Section, Invicta A beat Charlton 1-0 , Maidstone United Deaf 1-0, Anchorian Equals 2-1 and drew 0-0 with Maidstone United Gold.

Goals came from Troy Harding, Damian Barnett, Billee Hayter (2)

Team: J Haymes, W Froud, D Barnett, J Thornton,T Harding, J Hughes, P Lee, B Hayter

Invicta B in the Prem  had only six players due to a christening and an injury.

They drew 1-1 with Thanet Galaxy, lost 1-0 to Anchorian Equals, 2-0 to Maidstone United Gold and Charlton Athletic Deaf

Their only goal of the day came from Geraint Wilson

Team: L Harrison, J Head, C Chapman,G Wilson, C Sanders, J Lefevre 

Invicta Cin Champ3  performed brilliantly beating Maidstone United Steel 3-0. Anchorian Equals C 5-0, Anchorian Equals D 1-0 and Maidstone United Copper 2-0.

They also drew 0-0 with Charlton Black.

Goals came from A Griffiths (5), G Scappnel, D Warde (2), R Haywood, C Day, K Malyon

Team: G Dray, C Day, N Lupepe, C Day, R Haywood, K Malyon, A Griffith, G.Scappnel

Man of Match Awards: B Hayter, L Harrison, D Warde


Folkestone Invicta Disability FC won the Bromley Green Valiants Tournament but were made to work hard for their success.

In the group stages, they had wins over Anchorian Equals 2 and 3 and hosts Bromley Green Valiants, a draw with Equals 1 and a 1-0 defeat against Canterbury City.

Those results took Folkestone into a semi-final against the Equals which went to penalties after ending goalless.

Invicta's Jamie Haymes, Luke Harrison and Jason Hughes scored from the spot while their with keeper Geraint Wilson saved four to see them into the final.

There Invicta beat Canterbury City 3-1 with goals Harrison again among the goals.

Tournament scorers were Wayne Froud, Jason Hughes, Luke Harrison, Peter Lee, Jamie Haymes and John Thornton during the tournament

Team: G Wilson, J Haymes, W Froud, D Barnett, P Lee, J Thornton, L Harrison, N Lupepe, J Head, A Griffith, D Stephens, J Hughes.

Player manager Geraint Wilson said: "Many thanks to Bromley Green Valiants for inviting us to take part.

"This was a good warm up for the coming season.".