Kent Senior Cup Final returns to Gillingham's Priestfield Stadium for the first time since 2015

Friday 27th January 2023

The Kent Football Association have confirmed that this season’s DFDS Kent Senior Cup Final will be played at Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium on Wednesday 3 May 2023 (19:45).

The last time the Final was staged by the Football League club was back in 2015 when Charlton Athletic beat Gillingham thanks to Karlan Ahearne-Grant’s 37th minute clincher.

Kent FA Chief Executive Darryl Haden said in a statement: “We are delighted that the Kent Senior Cup will return to Priestfield Stadium.

“Our thanks go to Paul Fisher and Bradley Galinson from Gillingham FC for agreeing to this.

“We provide 25 County Cup competitions across the youth and adult games and these finals will be played at the best facilities across Kent.

“This, along with the sponsorship with DFDS and The Merit Group, will provide a great experience for those involved in the finals.”

Dartford are the current holders, having defeated Folkestone Invicta 6-2 in Chatham on 17 May 2022.

DFDS Kent Senior Cup Results 2022-23:

First Round:

Ashford United 2-2 Chatham Town
(Chatham Town win 6-5 on penalties)
Faversham Town  0-5 Margate
Corinthian 2-0 Hythe Town
Sheppey United  4-0 Cray Wanderers
Sittingbourne P-P  Sevenoaks Town
(Walkover for Sittingbourne, Sevenoaks Town withdrew)
Beckenham Town  4-4 Ramsgate
(Ramsgate win 5-4 on penalties)
VCD Athletic 1-7 Herne Bay
Folkestone Invicta 1-3 Cray Valley (Paper Mills)

Second Round:
Welling United 2-2 Sittingbourne
(Welling United win 5-4 on penalties)
Margate 3-0 Sheppey United
Cray Valley (Paper Mills)  1-0 Bromley
Chatham Town 2-0 Dover Athletic
Corinthian 2-1 Maidstone United
Ramsgate 1-1 Herne Bay
(Ramsgate win 6-5 on penalties)

Tonbridge Angels  v   Gillingham (31 January 2023)
Ebbsfleet United  v  Dartford (7 February 2023)

Quarter-Final Draw:

Margate  v  Cray Valley (21 February 2023)
Chatham Town  v  Corinthian (28 February 2023)
Ebbsfleet United or Dartford  v  Welling United
Ramsgate  v  Tonbridge Angels or Gillingham

Dates subject to change at any time

Meanwhile, this season’s DFDS Kent Senior Trophy Final will be staged by Maidstone United on Sunday 16 April 2023 (14:00).

Other Kent FA Cup Finals will be staged by Sheppey United and Whitstable Town.  All host venues will be played on artificial pitches, other than Gillingham.

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