Our last game was one of those games you want to forget in a hurry, admits Kent Football United boss Ennio Gonnella

Friday 08th April 2016

KENT FOOTBALL UNITED manager Ennio Gonnella has broken the silence concerning their abandoned game against their local rivals Crockenhill last weekend.


The league game was abandoned with Kent Football United leading 2-0 due to both clubs failing to control their players., the second time this season that Crockenhill have failed to finish a game this season due to player violence.

“Our last game was one of those games you want to forget in a hurry,” admitted Gonnella.

“The match between Kent Football United and Crockenhill was abandoned by the referee and officials virtually at the start of the second half, due to one of the Crockenhill’s bench punching a Kent Football Untied player in the face while he was taking a throw in, although the Kent Football United player did provoke him.

“I personally did not see that coming, being I have worked with Liam Kelly and John Bourke (Crockenhill’s management) and are now considered friends.

“Most of the players on both teams know each other, so the incident that arose was down to ignorance and stupidity from both players that were involved.”

Bridon Ropes are the visitors to Glentworth tomorrow and Gonnella said: “Moving forward on to tomorrow’s game with our boxing skills aside we welcome a very talented and strong Bridon Ropes side.

“Roy and Sam (McNeil) and I are building for the future and we have some massive developments to announce very soon, which can only be evident that the chairman and co are working extremely hard to make their beloved club compete with the best.

“We have started now to strengthen our squad in preparation for next year with some great signings.  Firstly, Dean Carpenter joins as player-assistant manager from Cray Wanderers, Ahmed Deen, as you all know from Dulwich Hamlet and many more to name in the near future.

“Our aim tomorrow is to compete with the squad available on the day and make sure that we as a club are growing off the pitch to prepare for next year on the pitch.

“We expect a tough and passionate game but with some of the quality on show for Kent Football United, we have enough to do a job over a good side.”

Kent Football United sit in the bottom four in the Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League table, having won six, drawn six and lost 20 of their league games, while Charlton-based Bridon Ropes have lost their last three games after going on an impressive 13 match unbeaten run. 

Mark Murison’s side are now in seventh-place in the table.

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Kent Football United  v  Bridon Ropes
Pain & Glory Sports Kent Invicta League
Saturday 9th April 2016
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Glentworth Sports Club, Lowfield Street, Dartford, Kent DA1 1JB