Glebe v FC Elmstead

7.45pm  30 October 2015

Kent Invicta League
Glebe 4 FC Elmstead 0 (att 272)

It was celebration time at Glebe FC, and they marked the first game under floodlights at their new Foxbury Avenue ground in Chislehurst.

Groundhoppers were out in force, attracted by the chance to tick off a new venue on a Friday night, but so were locals in what was, apparently, the second highest attendance ever recorded for a Kent Invicta League game.

Glebe made the most of their big night, the clubhouse was busy, and set to stage a post-match party, there were fireworks as the players walked out onto the pitch, and again at the final whistle, and most importantly the home side were in top form.

They played some very good football, particularly in a first half during which they established a 2-0 lead. FC Elmstead never looked like spoiling their hosts' party, but they put up more of a battle after the break, until two late goals doubled Glebe's advantage.

The floodlights are the latest addition to a ground that has effectively been built from scratch since the summer. As a football venue it's practical rather than exciting, but the pitch is fully enclosed, there's a seated stand, decent clubhouse, and bags of enthusiasm. I expect Glebe FC to progress further in years to come.

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