31:08:14: Boot Fair Sunday 7th September . For details of next Sunday's Boot Fair and Classic Cars click here
18:08:14: Reserves fixtures in the NRG GYM Kent County League published. Click on the Reserves tab for more details
16:08:14: Home win against Kent Football United. A good first half performance saw Lydd home for a second win of the season. Read Dave's match report by clicking here
15:08:14: Reversed fixture sees us at home tomorrow.With Kent Football United's new ground not quite ready now we play them at home instead of away. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
12:08:14: Opening day win at a blustery Lindsey Field. Three second half goals secure a 3-0 home win against Bridon Ropes, Read manager Dave Smith's match review by clicking here
06:08:14: Season starts this Saturday. We start this season's campaign with a home game against Bridon Ropes. Read manager Dave Smith's thoughts on pre-season, the coming season and Saturday's game by clicking here.
19:07:14 - Congratulations to Buster Beaney and Josie Haliday who got married today. We'll try and get a picture of the happy couple and we wish them all the best for their future together.
7/16/14: Two pre-season friendlies played. On Saturday we won 5-3 away at Deal Town and last night lost 3-1 away at Thamesmead Town. Read Dave's thoughts on the games by clicking here
11/07/14: World Cup Sweepstake. Click on the News Tab for the latest on the Club's World Cup Sweepstake and see who have the Final teams
28/06/14: Kent Invicta League AGM News. Click on the News tab for the news from Saturday's League AGM as well as the draw for this seasons Challenge Trophy.
27/06/14: Pre-season training starts on Saturday 28th June. Pre-season training starts tomorrow at 2.00pm at The Lindsey Field. Lydd. Everyone welcome.
14:06:14: First Team award winners. Congratulations to Captain Tom Ripley who picked up the players player and supporters player of the year trophies and to Jordan Wright who won the Managers player of the year trophy. Picturs can be found on the Gallery tab.
09:06:14: Presentation Evening this Saturday, 14th June
It's the end of season presentation awards night where the individual trophies are presented to the players player and managers player for all three teams. The evening starts at 6.00pm in the Clubhouse and a hot buffet will be provided.
01:06:14: Pre-season friendlies lined up.
Saturday 12th July - Deal Town - away 3.00pm
Tuesday 15 July - Thamesmead Town - away 7.45pm
Saturday 26th July - APM - home - 3.00pm
Tuesday 29th July - Tonbridge Wells - Home 7.15pm
Saturday 2nd August - Greenwich Borough - home - 3.00pm
27:05:14: Reserves win Weald of Kent Junior Cup. Congratulations to the Reserves who, after finishing as runners up in the previous two finals, beat Borden Village Reserves 5-0. Two goals from leading scorer Joey Tibble, one each from Frankie Steer, skipper James Smith and substitute Darren Warne secured the victory.
23.05.14: Weald of Kent Junior Final at The Lindsey Field, Lydd on Monday 26th May. This Monday our Reserves play Borden Village Reserves in the final, kick off 11.30am. We look forward to seeing you there.
06/05/14: 4 points out of 6 in final games of the season. A draw with Sutton Athletic and win against Fleet Leisure sees Lydd end the season 14 points clear of Sutton who finish in 3rd place. Read Dave's match reports by clicking here
02/05/14: Check out the new "Gallery" tab. First up on this new feature are some pictures taken by Tom Ripley at last Saturday's game.
01/05/14: Two home games this bank holiday weekend. On Saturday we host Sutton Athletic followed by Fleet Leisure on Monday. Both games kick off at 3.00pm. Read Dave's previews by clicking here
30/04/14: Second league defeat of the season ! A disappointing result as defensive errors prove costly. Read Dave's match thought's by clicking here
29/04/14: Tonight it's Fleet Leisure away in our last away game of the season. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
26/04/14: Good all round performance ensure the points. Two goals in each half gives Lydd a win over Kent Football United. Read Dave's match summary by clicking here
24/04/14: Kent Football Utd at home this Saturday. This Saturday we entertain KFU Iin the first of 4 games in 10 days. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
22/04/14: Reserves run East Kent College close but finish as runners up in the Les Leckie Cup. In an incident packed final at Faversham the Reserves lost 5-4 to East Kent College. Click on the Reserves tab for the match details.
18/04/14: Reserves in Les Leckie Cup Final. On Tuesday 22nd April the Reserves play East Kent College in the Final at Faversham Town F.C. kick off 7.30pm. Admission is £4.00 and tickets are on sale in the clubhouse now. We look forward to your support on the night
15/04/14: Home defeat to Borden in Weald of Kent.No complaints as we were outplayed by a very good Borden side who go into Friday's Weald of Kent Final at Homelands, Ashford. Read Dave's match thoughts by clicking here
14/04/14: Weald of Kent Semi-Final tomorrow. We entertain Borden Village from the Haart of Kent County League with a 6.00pm kick off. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
12/04/14: Another goalless draw and 2 points dropped.In form Rusthall held firm and denied Lydd all three points. Read Dave's match summary by clicking the match reports tab
10:04:14: Fixture date change. We now play Fleet Leisure away on Tuesday 29th April and not Monday 28th April as originally scheduled.
09:04:14: Narrow win sets up home semi final game on 15th April. Gary Lockyer's first half strike earned Lydd a home semi final game against Borden Village next Tuesday, 15th April, kick off 6.00pm. Read Dave's match summary by clicking here
07/04/14: Rolvenden away in the Weald of Kent Charity Cup this Wednesday . Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
31/03/14: Tough game away at Glebe tomorrow evening. In what will be our first away trip to Glebe read Dave's match preview by clicking here
29/03/14: Man of match display by Eltham keeper means Lydd have to settle for a point. Read Dave's views on the match by clicking here
27/03/14: Eltham Palace away this Saturday. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
27/03/14: Fixture update. The Weald of Kent Charity Cup game at Rolvenden has been scheduled for Wednesday 9th April, kick off 6.00pm.
19/03/14: Remaining fixtures. The fixtures tab has been updated with the remaining 9 league fixture dates. That just leaves the Weald of Kent tie at Rolvenden to be arranged.
08.03.14: A penalty enough to earn all 3 points at Orpington. Paul Burt's first half penalty was the only goal of this game played in glorious sunshine. Read Dave's match report by clicking here
27.02.14: Lets hope the weather holds for Saturday's game away at Kent Football United. Will we manage two league games in a row this week? Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
26.02.14: Friendly win at Lordswood. Second half goals from Marc Collins and Tom Ripley secure a 2-1 victory as both sides get some valuable game time.
22.02.14: Back to league action at last with a comprehensive win away at Crockenhill. Read Dave's match report by clicking here
19:02:14: Will we finally get a league game played this Saturday? Fingers crossed that our game at Crockenhill goes ahead this Saturday. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
15:02:14: Hildenborough Ath 2 Lydd Town 4. Goals from Matt Collins(2)Steve Harris and an own goal earnt Lydd a win in this friendly played on a 3G pitch in Paddock Wood in near gale force winds. All 15 in the squad got at least an hour on the pitch which proved a useful workout having not played for a month. Our thanks go to Hildenborough for inviting us and giving us the opportunity to play.
14:02:14: Tomorrow's game? If the game at Rolvenden is called off due to the weather, plans are in place to play Hildenborogh Athletic from the County League Premier Division at a 3G ground in Paddock Wood.
05.02.14: Lydd v Sutton 8th February? Weather permitting we'll be at home this week. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
02.02.14: Rolvenden Weald of Kent Cup Tie has been rescheduled for 15th February. As we had no scheduled league fixture on the 15th we moved swiftly to arrange the tie for that date.
01.02.14: Match postponed. As feared the overnight rain has caused the postponement of today's Weald of Kent cup match at Rolvenden.
31.01.14: Rolvenden pitch inspection 9.00am Saturday. The heavy rain forecast for Friday evening could put Saturday's game in doubt so a pitch inspection is planned for Saturday morning.
30.01.14: Cup action this Saturday (if the rain stops !) This Saturday we play away at Rolvenden in the Weald of Kent Charity Cup. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
25.01.14: Kent Football United v Lydd Town postponed.
18.01.14: Lydd v Fleet Leisure - Match postponed. As feared today's game has been postponed due to the waterlogged pitch.
17.01.14: Lydd V Fleet Leisure tomorrow subjet to pitch inspection at 9.00am. Heavy rain this week has put tomorrows game in doubt. However, in case the game gets the go ahead you can read Dave's match preview by clicking here
11.01.14: No complaints as Lydd scrape home draw.Although leading 2-0 Lydd were a little fortunate to pick up a point at home to Seven Acre & Sidcup. Read Dave's match summary by clicking here
05.01.14: Change of fixture for Saturday 11th January. This Saturday we are now playing Seven Acre & Sidcup at home instead of Hollands & Blair whose postponed league cup game at Sutton Athletic has been rescheduled to this Saturday. Let's all hope the wet weather abates and we can get back to playing some football again !
04.01.14: Rusthall game is postponed due to waterlogged pitch. Also postponed is the Reserves home game against Platt United.
28.12.13: Game versus Bearsted is postponed. The heavy rain of the past week has rendered the Lindsey Field unplayable and therefore the postponement of today's game.
Lydd Town Football Club wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
21.12.13: Crockenhill v Lydd Town postponed.A waterlogged pitch caused the postponement of Saturday's game. In fact all 7 of the Kent Invicta League games were postponed.
19.12.13: Crockenhill away this Saturday. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
16.12.13: Weald of Kent Charity Cup date set. Our game away at Rolvenden has been confirmed, it will be played on Saturday 1st February 2014. Kick off will be 1.30pm.
12.12.13: Glebe at home this Saturday. This week we entertain Glebe who will be making their first visit to The Lindsey Field. Read manager Dave Smith's match review by clicking here
07.12.13: First league defeat of season. A 1-0 defeat to a very good Bridon Ropes side saw us fall to our first league defeat of the season. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
23/11/13: Seven Acre game postponed.Heavy rain all week in Lydd left The Lindsey Field waterlogged and caused the postponement of the game.
16.11.13: Hard fought win. A 2-1 win at home to Orpington maintains unbeaten league record. Read Dave's match report by clicking here
15.11.13: Back to league action. Following our two legged cup tie it's back to the league this Saturday with the visit of Orpington. Read Dave's match preview by clicking here
09.11.13: Lydd knocked out of Challenge Trophy. Despite taking an early lead through Tom Ripley, four second half goals from holders Hollands & Blair see them through 7-3 on aggregate.Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
07.11.13: A fourth meeting with Hollands & Blair this Saturday. This Saturday we travel to Gillingham to play the second leg of our Challenge Trophy 1st round tie. Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking here
RACE NIGHT 19th OCTOBER - see Club Events tab for more info
12.10.13: Game of two halves ends in Lydd win.
One down at half time against 10 men Lydd (pictured above) fought back in the second half to run out 4-1 winners. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
21.09.13: Another away win.Goals from Richard Quigley, Steve Ward and a Gary Lockyer penalty earn Lydd a 3-1 win at Seven Acre & Sidcup. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
14.09.13: Lydd lose their 100% record.Lydd were held 1-1 at home by Eltham Palace whose performance belied their league position. Read manager Dave Smith's match summary by clicking on the match reports button
07.09.13: Hard earned 3 points away at Sutton. Lydd come from behind to take all the points. Read manager Dave's Smith's match report by clicking here
31.08.13: Excellent start continues. A fourth win in a row as Lydd win 5-1 at home. Read manager Dave's Smith's match report by clicking here
26.08.13: Hard earned 3 points away at Bearsted
Gary Lockyer's second half goal earns The Lydders all 3 points on a sunny Bank Holiday Monday afternoon. Read managers Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
17.08.13: Hollands & Blair 1 Lydd Town 2
Second best for long spells but we come out on top in the first of our five games this season ! Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
Lydd Town are pleased to announce a sponsorship deal has been reached with Medway based Telecommunications contractor Fibre Tech UK Ltd. Fibre Tech will sponsor the Saturday 1st team and supply a new first team kit, training and match day clothing. Steve Andrews the managing director, who is an avid Crystal Palace fan, has offered the sponsorship as he likes the involvement with grass roots football and realises the need to help support clubs down the pyramid system, the club offer its thanks to Fibre Tech for its sponsorship and hopes that the company can continue to prosper in a very competitive field.
Dave Smith Saturday 1st team manager.
10.08.13: Lydd get off to perfect start ! Lydd had the perfect start to the new season with a home 6-0 win against Meridian VP. Goalscorers were two from Gary Lockyer, two from debutant Tom Ripley together with goals from Richard Quigley and another debutant Matt Collins. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
Pre season Results: Below are the results from our 5 games
20.07.13 Lydd Town 1 Hythe Town 1
25.07.13 Lydd Town 1 Bromley Green 0
27.07.13 Beckenham Town 2 Lydd Town 2
01.08.13 Deal Town 2 Lydd Town 2
03.08.13 Lydd Town 1 Cray Wanderers 4
23/07/2013: Season's fixtures published. The season's fixtures were published today and our opening 3 games are as follows: Saturday 10th August Meridian (home), Saturday 17th August Hollands & Blair (away) and Bank Holiday Monday 26th August Bearsted (away). Click on the Fixtures Tab for our August and Septembers fixtures. The Kent Invicta League website has the season's fixtures which are reviewed monthly and, of course, are subject to change.
Pre-season friendlies, 25th and 27th July. Thursday we entertain Bromley Green then on Saturday we travel to play Beckenham Town. Read manager Dave Smith's previews by clicking here
17/07/2013: Lydd Town v Hythe Town, pre-season friendly, 20th July, 3.00pm kick off
We entertain Hythe Town in our first pre-season friendly this Saturday. Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking on the Match Preview tab
01/07/2013: Kent Invicta League AGM 29th June
At the League AGM 2 new clubs were elected into the league, Fleet Leisure and Glebe F.C. The League will consist of 15 teams this season, down 2 on the number that started last season, Phoenix Sports and Ashford Utd being promoted and Crown Alexandra and Woodstock Park withdrawing.
Rusthall won the Fair Play League and were presented with a cheque for £710.00. Ricky Freeman (Hollands & Blair FC) won the top goalscorer award.
One change to the Challenge Trophy this season was made, the ties will now all be two legged affairs. The draw for the first round was made we have been drawn against Hollands & Blair ! Other ties;
Lewisham Borough v Glebe F.C., Seven Acre v Orpington, Eltham Palace v Bridon Ropes, Bearsted v Kent Football Utd, Crockenhill v Fleet Leisure, Sutton Ath v Rusthall. Meridian received a bye.
25/05/13 Congratulations from all at Lydd Town FC to Steve Harris and Anna Ovard who were married yesterday at Lympne Castle.
03/05/2013: Final two games of the season this weekend. Saturday we have Bearsted at home followed by Seven Acre and Sidcup away on Bank holiday Monday. Read manager Dave Smith's weekend preview by clicking here
27/04/2013: Lydd Town 1 Phoenix Sports 0
A second half goal from Mark Wallis earns Lydd victory against the League Champions. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
15/04/13: Midweek trip to Lewisham
This Wednesday, 17th April, we make the long trip to Lewisham Borough. Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking here
13/04/13: Lydd Town 6 Rusthall 1
Hat-tricks from Gary Lockyer and Mark Wallis see Lydd stretch their unbeaten league run to 8 games. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
Lydd Town offers Business opportunity
We have a gym for hire.
We have a small Gym with good equipment that is available to hire, possibly to someone to run as a small business. Please contact either Chairman Pat Lindsey on 07988 114007 or 1st Team Manager Dave Smith on 07921 297239 to arrange viewing and discuss this possible venture.
01/04/2013: Brave performance but defeat in Trophy Final
Lydd lose 4-3 to Hollands & Blair in Challenge Trophy Final. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
30/03/2013: Harris hat-trick in away win
Steve Harris scored a second half hat-trick in Lydd's 4-0 win away at Crockenhill. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
28/03/2013: Two games this Easter weekend
We have a league game on Good Friday away at Crockenhill (ko 1.00pm) followed by the Challenge Cup Final against Hollands & Blair at Homelands, Ashford Utd, on Easter Monday (ko 2.00pm). Read manager Dave Smith's previews by clicking here
There been some fixture updates following the recent postponements. Keep up to date by checking the Fixtures Tab.
23/03/2013: Away game at Sutton Athletic off.
Game postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
22/03/2013: Next up Sutton Athletic away
Tomorrow we travel to play Sutton Athletic at their new ground hoping for a better result than when we played at Lydd ! Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking here
17/03/2013: Poor display ends in defeat
Lydd turned in a poor performance resulting in defeat at Kennington in the semi final of the Weald of Kent Charity Cup.Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
14/03/2013: Weald of Kent Semi Final this Saturday. This Saturday we make the short trip to Kennington to play the semi final of the Weald of Kent Charity Cup. Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking here
10/03/1013: 6 goal thriller and honours even
Lydd surrendered a 3-1 lead to Kent Football United who equalised in stoppage time. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
07/03/2013: Next up Kent Football United
This Saturday we welcome Kent Football United to the Lindsey Field.Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking here
03/03/2013: Eltham Palace 0 Lydd Town 1
A second half own goal gave Lydd all 3 points at Swanley in a game where defences were on top. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
28/02/2013: Lydd sign Richard Quigley.
We are pleased to announce the signing of Richard Quigely, a left sided defender/midfielder from Ashford United. Richard goes into the squad for Saturday's trip to Eltham Palace. Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking here
23/02/2013: Hollands & Blair 2 Lydd Town 2
Lydd battled back from 2-0 down against a very good Hollands & Blair side to take a share of the points. This despite being reduced to 10 men when Ryan Smith was dismissed late in the first half. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
21/02/2013: Cup Final dress rehearsal
Saturday 23rd February sees us travel to 2nd placed Hollands & Blair in what could be described as a dress rehearsal for the League Challenge Trophy Final on 1st April. Read manager Dave Smith's match review here
16/02/2013: Lydd Town 2 Orpington 1
Second half goals from Ryan Smith and Steve Ward secured Lydd all 3 points in this hard fought match which moves them 3 place up the league table to 11th place. Read manager Dave Smith's match report by clicking here
14/02/2013: Another home game this week
This Saturday we are at home again with the visit of Orpington. Read manager Dave Smith's preview by clicking here
09/02/2013: Lydd Town 0 Bridon Ropes 0
Defences were on top in this dour encounter. Read manager Dave' Smith's match report by clicking here
07/02/2013: Back to league action after cup exploits
It's back to league action this Saturday when we entertain Bridon Ropes at The Lindsey Field. Read manager Dave Smith's match preview by clicking here
03/02/2013: Lydd win through to Challenge Trophy Final
Two goals from Gary Lockyer and one from Steve Harris secure underdogs Lydd Town victory in their semi-final at Bearsted. Read manager Dave Smith's review by clicking here
31/01/13: Bearsted semi-final Preview
Weather permitting we go to Bearsted on Saturday for the Challenge Trophy semi-final. Read manager Dave Smith's match preview here.
29/01/13: Maidstone Res 3 Lydd Town 3
Goals from Steve Harris, an own goal and Gary Lockyer earned Lydd a well earned draw in this hastily arranged friendly at a wet and windswept Gallagher Stadium on Tuesday evening. The only thing that marred this work out before Saturday's semi final was injuries to defenders Shaun Russell and Kieran Sanger. Shaun looks to be definitely out whilst Kieran's chances of being fit are rated as 50/50.
28/01/13: Maidstone Reserves friendly arranged
Manager Dave Smith has moved swiftly and arranged a friendly against Maidstone United Reserves on their 3G pitch for tomorrow evening, 29th January, kick off 7.30pm.
27/01/13: Another cancellation !
Saturday's away league fixture at Crockenhill was one of 6 Kent Invicta League fixtures postponed due to the weather. This means that we go into next Saturday's Challenge Trophy semi final not having had a game for three weeks since our home defeat to Sutton Athletic. Dave Smith will be previewing the game later in the week.
22/12/12: CHRISTMAS PERIOD PREVIEW
With three games in eight days scheduled over the christmas period, there's a lot to look forward to for Lydd Town. Lewisham Borough, rivals Ashford United and Rusthall provide the opposition with the stand out game being the Boxing Day clash against our wealthier neighbours. Read Dave Smith's Christmas Period Preview here.
22/12/12: GAME POSTPONED!
Heavy rain has meant that Lydd have suffered a match postponement for the third week running. Today's league game away at Lewisham Borough failed a 10am pitch inspection due to being waterlogged. Hopefully the rain will stay away for the Lydders next game - the Boxing Day clash away against pre-season title favourites and local rivals Ashford United.
14/12/12: BEARSTED MATCH PREVIEW
Weather permitting, Lydd Town face third placed Bearsted this weekend. Bearsted are currently fourth in the form league table having won four of their last six games. The Lydders won the corresponding fixture last year - defeating their visitors 4-2. Darren Winfield scored twice, whilst skipper Dan Fisk and Folkestone bound Luke Webb added the other goals. Read Dave Smith's Saturday match preview here.
12/12/12: CROWN WITHDRAW FROM LEAGUE.
The Kent Invicta League have today confirmed that they have accepted Crown Alexandra's notice of withdrawal from the league. This is with immediate effect. The expunging of Crown's league record has had an impact on the league table. Lydd Town lose a point following the 2-2 draw in the second game of the season. League Table
MILLER DOUBLE BOOKS SEMI FINAL SPOT!
01/12/12: Lewisham Borough 0 Lydd Town 4
Two goals from in form defender Jordan Miller helped Lydd to a superb League Cup win at Lewisham. Miller netted twice in the second half to add to a debut goal from Steve Harris and a second in two games for Gary Lockyer to secure the Lydders place in the hat for the semi-final. Read Dave Smith's report here.
03/12/12: WINTER KICK OFF TIMES CHANGE.
The Kent Invicta League have today announced that due to the bad light experienced in the winter months so far, that all league games throughout December and January 2013, will now kick off at 1:45pm. Cup matches will kick off at 1:15pm. This is at all non-floodlit grounds with immediate effect.
29/11/12: LEWISHAM MATCH PREVIEW
A new feature on the website sees new joint 1st Team Manager Dave Smith give a preview of Saturday's exciting Invicta Cup Quarter Final match against Lewisham Borough. The Lydders travel to Catford looking to mirror their recent league victory, where they came out 3-2 victors at the Lindsey Field at the start of the month. Read Dave's preview here.
29/11/12: FOLLOW LYDD TOWN ON TWITTER!
Lydd Town are on Twitter! You can now follow all the latest news from Lydd Town 24/7 on Twitter. Updates will include live score updates from the matches as well as all the latest fixture news and player signings. Follow Lydd Town now by clicking on the link to the right on the latest Tweets section.
04/11/12: WELCOME BACK DAVE!
Lydd Town are pleased to officially announce that Dave Smith has re-joined the club as joint first team manager. He teams up with current manager Dave Johncock, who has been on the lookout for assistance due to increasing commitments outside of football. Welcome back Dave!!!
THREE ON THE BOUNCE AS JOE NETS TWICE!
03/11/12: Lydd Town 3 Lewisham Borough 2
Lydd Town made it three wins on the bounce as their cup form transferred to the league today.
Two goals from young Joe Lester (pictured) - his first for the club - sealed the victory, in what was Lydd's first home league win of the season.
There was also a first Lydd goal from Jordan Miller who got the goals started, by netting from six yards inside of three minutes. But the Lydders made it hard for themselves, by twice throwing away their lead. They also missed a series of chances in the second half with Dan Fisk, Alex Coyne and Dan Shearing all having chances, with Fisk also hitting the post.
MORE CUP JOY FOR IN FORM LYDDERS!
27/10/12: Staplehurst 0 Lydd Town 2
Lydd made it two cup wins on the bounce with a fine win against Kent County Premier League leaders Staplehurst Monarchs in the Weald of Kent Cup.
It was always going to be a tough fixture, but Lydd's invicta league fitness came through as, after a goalless 90 minutes, goals from Simon Ewins and Dan Shearing sealed the tie in extra time. Shearing's first goal for the club was one to remember as he saw the keeper off his line from just inside the visiting half and superbly lobbed him to make the result safe. Lydd now meet Canterbury Reserves in the next round.
LEAGUE CUP SUCCESS FOR LYDDERS!
20/10/12: Lydd Town 3 Crockenhill 0
Ryan Smith's (pictured) first goal since rejoining the club helped Lydd on their way to their first home win of the season - and at the same time saw them progress to the last 8 of the league cup.
Lydd were comfortable throughout with their visitors not managing a shot at goal of any significance. Despite Lydd's dominance at the back they didn't create too much going forward, but the move of the half meant that Lydd went in front at the interval. Jordan Miller and Dan Fisk combined to release Jack Tanner, whose cross was turned in by Alex Coyne. The second half allowed Lydd to play some super football and Smith scored from a Tanner corner with 20 minutes to go and then Rocky Hayles scored a 25 yarder in the last 10 minutes to seal a fine victory.
18/10/12: CHANGING FACES AT THE CLUB!
There has been some recent transfer activity at the club over the last week or so. The club welcome the returning Ryan Smith, along with Rocky Hayles, Joe Lester and Buster Beaney. Matt Hadlum also arrives from Ashford United and will be a great addition to the squad - whilst going the other way is forward Kieran Byrne, who had a brief spell at Ashford last season. Charlie Partridge has also dropped a level - signing for Kent County Premier side Bromley Green.
SLOPPY LYDD THROW AWAY ANOTHER LEAD!
13/10/12: Rusthall 4 Lydd Town 2
Lydd Town again allowed themselves to lose a lead as they conceded 2 second half goals in quick succession gifting an unimpressive Rusthall side a simple victory.
On an awful pitch, Lydd were never going to be able to play football, but after Ray Hostler and Kieran Byrne (pictured) had given them the lead, they will be disappointed about not being able to shut out the home side. Lydd's day was summed up by a goalkeeping error and an unfortunate deflection - presenting Rusthall with a grateful three points.
DEFENSIVE ERRORS COST DOMINANT LYDD!
29/09/12: Lydd Town 1 Seven Acre & Sidcup 2
Kieran Byrne's (left) second half strike was not enough to gain Lydd anything out of a game that they will be wondering how they didn't win.
Lydd Town dominated the opening twenty minutes which probably should've seen them three up, with Charlie Partridge having two great chances in quick succession. But two defensive errors gave Sidcup a fortunate lead, with first Jordan Miller stumbling with the ball in front of goal and then Ray Hostler misjudging a cross presenting the visitors with their second. New signing Joe Lester created the Lydd goal as his cross was met by Alex Coyne with Byrne netting the rebound following a keeper save. Miller then skied a great chance from 4 yards as Lydd missed another chance. Lydd will definitely wonder how they have lost a game against a team who created little. Lydd again found themselves unprotected, this time by referee Waters, as Lester was victim of an elbow to the head resulting a nasty lump and cut appearing on the side of his head.
SKIPPER'S DOUBLE RESTORES WINNING WAYS!
22/09/12: Meridian 0 Lydd Town 2
A double from the returning skipper Dan Fisk (pictured) meant that Lydd restored themselves back to winning ways and continued their fine away form.
Lydd dominated the game from start to finish and thought they had taken the lead after 15 minutes, but Darren Winfield's effort was ruled out for offside. Charlie Partridge also had a couple of chances when put through, but despite the pressure, Lydd had to wait until three minutes before the half-time whistle to go in front - Kieran Byrne's pinpoint cross was superbly headed home by Fisk. Meridian didn't threaten at all in the the second half and Lydd's patience was rewarded when Jordan Miller's deep 65th minute cross was headed back across goal for Fisk to tap home for his second. Special mention should go to Meridian's keeper who had a fine game throughout - in particular to deny Byrne twice in the second half with two superb saves.
POOR LYDD FALL TO UNATTRACTIVE CROCKS!
15/09/12: Lydd Town 1 Crockenhill 4
A woeful performance from Lydd Town meant they got what they deserved with a result that said more about them than it did the opposition.
Crockenhill won't be the best team that Lydd will play this season - but they made them look like world beaters as Lydd put in their worse display from start to finish. Lydd were beaten by two long balls and that combined with some basic defensive errors condemned their misery. Two bad challenges from their unsavoury opponents, left the unprotected Lydders with two bad injuries - including a fractured ankle for the unlucky Wes Foord. Pat Coyne's (pictured) late goal did nothing to lighten the mood.
WINNIE PENALTY SEALS WIN AS 3 SEE RED!
08/09/12: Orpington 0 Lydd Town 2
A Darren Winfield penalty and a second goal in two games for Alex Coyne gave Lydd an excellent three points and continued their unbeaten away form.
Lydd were a goal up at half-time when Coyne latched onto a rebound after a fine strike by Winfield was parried. The victory was sealed when the superb Wes Foord was brought down in the box by the home keeper and Winfield converted the spot kick 15 minutes from time.
An eventful game also saw three red cards. Two for the home side, both for dissent and one for the Lydders with the unfortunate Kieran Sanger also being dismissed. The red card was not enough to sour the mood though after an excellent three points.
LATE LYDD SHOW EARNS SPIRITED POINT!
01/09/12: Bridon Ropes 2 Lydd Town 2
Two goals in the last few minutes earned Lydd a superb point away at Bridon Ropes today.
Alex Coyne thundered home four minutes into stoppage time to equalise after skipper Dan Fisk had seen his spot kick hit the post.
Bridon had taken a 16th minute lead in what was a poor first half Lydd display and when they hit Lydd on the break to score with five minutes remaining it looked like Lydd would be leaving empty handed. But with a minute of normal time remaining Mark Read put in a great ball for Wes Foord to score his first goal of the season with a fine header. Joe Neilson was pushed leaving the referee no option but to award Lydd a late pen but following the miss, it was Coyne who smashed home from the edge of the area to secure a great comeback.
SET-PIECE ASHFORD SCRAP TO VICTORY!
28/08/12: Lydd Town 1 Ashford United 3
A much improved performance from Lydd Town saw them unfortunate to not gain something from their wealthy neighbours.
Lydd created the better chances throughout the game with the Ashford keeper much the busier.
Lydd took the lead after just two minutes when Billy Somerville rifled an unstoppable shot at the very edgy Ashford keeper. Ashford ended up leading at half-time when they scored in quick succession from a corner and then from a dubious free-kick, where an initial Ashford foul had been missed.
Lydd then missed a crucial penalty on the stroke of half time when Kieran Byrne hit the post and then a nasty tackle from the Ashford skipper gave the game a different twist which the referee unfortunately struggled to control.
Wes Foord missed a great chance in the second half whilst Byrne got a good save from the visiting keeper - whilst Matt Burt in the home goal continued to spend the second half as a spectator.
Ashford secured the victory in the 90th minute with a "penalty" right at the death. A disappointing decision with clearly no contact between goalkeeper and player.
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