Ninfield and Hooe

U18S FOOTBALL: Ninfield’s U18 Football team held their own last Sunday against Tonbridge Invicta, drawing 0-0. Kevin Regan, the club’s press officer was very upbeat of their performance: ‘A draw was probably a fair result, with Tonbridge being the better for the first half and us dominating the last 45 minutes. Our passing game looked good and we can be pleased with that but we just didn’t create scoring options in attack and kept moving the ball inside into trouble. A few chances came our way which sadly we couldn’t put away. We also got let off, not picking up attackers which gifted Tonbridge a few opportunities. There are many positives to take from this game with a hard fought point and another clean sheet.

Man Of The Match goes to Tom Loake for some brilliant defending all game and cut out all the danger down his wing.

Two games, four points, seven goals and two clean sheets isn’t a bad start but let’s push home all we’ve learned and put Tunbridge Wells Youth Ridgeway to the sword next weekend. You now know you have the ability to absorb attacks and make chances yourselves. You just need the confidence in yourselves to put it all together in the future.’

The club’s upcoming fixtures are as follows, where your support will always be welcome:

September 20, home against Tunbridge Wells Youth Ridgeway at Ninfield Recreation Ground; October 4, away to Tunbridge Wells Youth Hawks at Ridgeway playing fields (U18s Knockout Cup); October 11, home against Pembury Athletic at Ninfield Recreation Ground; October 18, home against Tunbridge Wells Foresters Spitfires at Ninfield Recreation Ground; November 1, away to Cranbrook Town Juniors at Big Side, Cranbrook School. All matches kick off at 10.30am.

HOOE PARISH COUNCIL: The parish council will next meet on the evening of Monday, at the Hooe Village Hall commencing at 7.30pm. All residents are invited to attend.

MESSY CHURCH: Their next Messy Church will be on Wednesday, September 30, at 3.30pm (straight after school).

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: The council will next meet on October 1, 7.15pm at the Methodist Church. All residents are invited to attend.

NINFIELD FLOWER GROUP: The group would like to thank everyone who went to their Flower Festival. Details of how much they made for their three charities will be given in the next issue of the Parish News. However, congratulations go to Eileen Parnaby in winning the People’s Choice award with her arrangement of the Great British Bake Off, second was Joyce Pannel with Bill and Ben Flowerpot Men and third was Stuart Wood with Call the Midwife. On Monday, October 5, the group meet in the Memorial Hall where they will welcome Patricia Ellis with her demonstration entitled Simple Pleasures. Non- members are welcome at a charge of £4 which includes refreshments. All flowers demonstrated will be raffled at the end of the evening. Should you require any further information regarding any of their events, please telephone Jennifer on 01424 892878 or email

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, St Mary’s Church Ninfield, no services. St Oswald’s Hooe, 11.15am Parish Eucharist. Ninfield Methodist Church, 10.30am, Worship and Praise with Richard Dengate.

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