Following on from our articles on the new fixtures for the 2023-24 season, we delve a little deeper to reveal the most watch games of the year.
Vanarama National South
Tonbridge Angels FC are the only West Kent side in the Vanarama National South competition, and particular highlights of the season will be the fixtures against local rivals Maidstone United. As always these fixtures are centred around the festive period and this year will see Tonbridge play at home on Boxing Day before travelling to the Gallagher Stadium just six days later on New Year’s Day.
Below are the club’s opening fixtures for August:
• Saturday 5th: Worthing (A)
• Saturday 12th: Weston-super-Mare (H)
• Tuesday 15th: Dover Athletic (H)
• Saturday 19th: Chippenham Town (A)
• Saturday 26th: Yeovil Town (A)
• Monday 28th: Welling United (H)
Isthmian South East
Just like their A21 neighbours, Sevenoaks Town FC are the sole side from West Kent in this year’s Isthmian League South East Division, after Corinthian FC were sadly relegated last year. Sevenoaks Town’s opening fixtures for the season in August, including the start of their much anticipated FA Cup campaign, are as follows:
• Saturday 5th: Lingfield (A) – FA Cup
• Saturday 12th: Ramsgate (H)
• Saturday 19th: Possible FA Cup (H)
• Saturday 26th: Ashford United (A)
• Monday 28th: East Grinstead Town (H)
Sevenoaks’ Christmas list will see them travel to East Grinstead Town on the 23rd, and Ramsgate on the 30th, before hosting Cray Valley on New Year’s Day.
Southern Counties East Premier
There are four teams from West Kent in the Southern Counties East Premier Division this season: Corinthian FC, Rusthall FC, Snodland Town FC and Tunbridge Wells FC.
All of our clubs are in the FA Cup and FA Vase, so the first part of the season may change somewhat depending on their success.
Some of the season’s highlights will see them face each other home and away and we’ve picked out the best for you.
On August 28th, newly promoted Snodland Town will host recently relegated Corinthian, whilst Tunbridge Wells and Rusthall will recommence their long standing battle on the same day.
Tunbridge Wells and Snodland Town will face off against each other on Saturday 16th September before travelling to Corinthian on October 21st.
They will then host the same side on December 23rd before travelling down the road to face Rusthall on December 30th.
It goes without saying that we wish all our West Kent sides the very best of luck as they start their new campaigns, but understand that the SCEFL Premier Division is going to be a very hard one to call this year.