MEMS Priestfield Stadium to host Cup Final in May
May 2014.th anniversary season by taking the final back to Priestfield Stadium, to be played on the bank holiday of Monday 5thThe Kent Senior Cup will celebrate its 125
The competition was first played in its current format in the 1888-1889 season, with Chatham taking home the trophy in its first year.
Priestfield is the largest football stadium in the county and home to the highest-ranked Kent club in the football pyramid.
Kent Senior Cup final at Priestfield and happy to be able play a part in the history of this competition.thPaul Scally, Gillingham FC Chairman, welcomed the Kent Senior Cup final to the ground. He said: “We’re delighted to host the 125
"We’ll do our utmost to make both the competing teams feel welcome and give the final the occasion it deserves.”
The Gills will again play in competition this year alongside other leading Kent clubs such as Dartford, Ebbsfleet and Charlton Athletic, who still maintain their traditional affiliation to the Kent County FA.
The Kent boundary historically ran all the way to Tower Bridge in London, and clubs that were previously affiliated are still welcome to affiliate and enter the Kent Senior Cup.
The opening rounds’ fixtures have now been released and have thrown up some exciting matches, with Dartford travelling to Welling and last season’s finalists Tonbridge facing Ebbsfleet.
Holders Charlton Athletic will travel to Folkestone Invicta to begin the defence of their crown.
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September.rdThe opening games are scheduled for the week commencing Wednesday 3
The Kent FA run 20 county cups each season, with the Senior Cup being the most prestigious of the competitions, and PortableFloodlights.com will return as sponsors for the third season running.
anniversary.thNew logos have been commissioned for each of the cups this season, with a special anniversary edition of the Senior Cup for the 125
Paul Dolan, Chief Executive of the Kent FA explained the reasons behind the early announcement of the final venue.
Anniversary final we wanted a marquee venue for the occasion.thHe said: “In recent years the final has been hosted by one of the competing clubs, but for our 125
Anniversary as the season progresses.”th“We’re very grateful to Paul Scally and the team at Gillingham for agreeing to host this occasion, and we’ll be making further announcements about celebration events to mark the 125
1-0 at Cheriton Road.defeated Folkestone InvictaThe Gills were knocked out of last year's competition in the second round by Bromley, having
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