Invicta begin this season’s Velocity Cup campaign with a trip across Kent to visit Herne Bay
The Velocity Cup
Invicta, along with the rest of the Isthmian Premier Division clubs, enter the Velocity Cup at the 3rd round.
Only 16 of the 22 clubs have entered the competition this season, with 16 winners from the 2nd round making up with last 32.
Potters Bar Town and Hashtag United have already progressed to the last 16, beating Wingate & Finchley and Concord Rangers respectively while Cheshunt have also progress due to Hornchurch announcing their decision to pull out of the competition last week.
The final is held at Parkside, home of the current holders Aveley, although they will not be defending their trophy this season having been promoted to the National League South in May.
Invicta won 5-0 at home to Faversham Town at this stage of the competition last season before exiting 1-0 to Andy Drury’s Margate at Hartsdown Park. Herne Bay beat Sevenoaks Town 3-1 in the 3rd round but were removed from the competition for fielding an ineligible player.
From The Managers
Joint Head Coach Roland Edge spoke following Saturday’s win over Cheshunt:
“We want a similar performance, if I’m honest. We’ve got new faces and we need to get them in with the boys and understanding how they play a little bit more. Momentum is important, winning, keeping that going. I think that if you can build a winning run and take that into your next league game that’s very important.”
We hosted Herne Bay at the Alcaline Stadium in pre-season with David Smith and Gil Carvalho scoring in the 1st half of a 1-1 draw.
Last season Invicta picked up wins home and away against The Bay, both 2-1. Kadell Daniel and Ade Yusuff scored at Cheriton Road while Yusuff and Ibrahim Olutade secured a Boxing Day win at the MBS Stadium.
Former Gillingham boss Steve Lovell’s side currently sit 4th in a fledgling Isthmian South Division.
Gil Carvalho, who scored during our preseason meeting, is joint top goalscorer with 6 goals alongside Michael Salako. Both of them scored in the 2nd round win at Sheppey United.
The Bay’s squad included former Invicta players Liam Friend and Kane Rowland.
Always check rail times/strike action before you travel.
Trains to and from Herne Bay run frequently although the only service that will get you home after the match departing at 22:06.