Kent Reliance Senior Trophy Preview

Whitstable Town face Orpington FC on Saturday 15 October in their first Kent Reliance Senior Trophy tie since they won the competition at Princes Park, Dartford on Sunday 15 April 2007 in front of 596 people. In that season when promotion to the Ryman League was gained, Whitstable beat Bearsted 1-0 thanks to a Marlon Button goal.

The Whitstable line up that day was: Kevin Fewell, Gary Sayer, Tom Parker, Rob Thomas, Josh Maine, Alex Hossick, Michael Lane, Tommy Martin, Andy Constable, Stuart King, Marlon Button.
Subs: Jimmy Strouts, John Akinde (Andy Keir, Michael Adcock, Jackson Ohakam were unused)

The competition this season contains most of the teams in the two divisions of the Southern Counties East Football League plus West Wickham from the Southern Amateur League.

Orpington compete in the division below Whitstable and they are currently in 7th place. The league table is shown below:

Pos Club P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Rusthall 13 9 4 0 32 10 22 31
2 Glebe 11 8 2 1 29 7 22 26
3 Bridon Ropes 11 7 2 2 17 10 7 23
4 Snodland Town 13 7 2 4 24 24 0 23
5 Forest Hill Park 14 7 2 5 21 28 -7 23
6 Sutton Athletic 12 7 1 4 38 19 19 22
7 Orpington 13 6 4 3 24 17 7 22
8 Kent Football United 10 7 0 3 31 9 22 21
9 Holmesdale 12 5 4 3 20 15 5 19
10 Lydd Town 12 5 3 4 21 23 -2 18
11 K Sports 11 4 5 2 26 20 6 17
12 FC Elmstead 11 4 4 3 20 21 -1 16
13 Phoenix Sports Reserves 13 4 1 8 25 41 -16 13
14 Meridian VP 14 4 0 10 21 29 -8 12
15 Eltham Palace 13 3 3 7 19 29 -10 12
16 Gravesham Borough 10 2 3 5 17 24 -7 9
17 Crockenhill 13 2 2 9 11 31 -20 8
18 Sporting Club Thamesmead 9 1 2 6 15 22 -7 5
19 Lewisham Borough 13 0 0 13 8 40 -32 0