First Team
Isthmian League Premier Division Tue 26 December Alcaline Stadium
Folkestone Invicta
Hastings Utd

Cheriton Road hosts Boxing Day football for the first time since 2019 as Hastings United make the trip along the coast.

Invicta are unbeaten on Boxing Day since a 2-1 defeat to Hythe Town at Reachfields in 2012. Hythe Town also won 2-1 in 2014 but the fixture was played on Sunday the 27th.

It is the first time Invicta have hosted a Boxing Day fixture since 2019, a 4-0 win over Margate.


The sides played out a goalless draw in August 2022 following Hastings promotion from the Isthmian South East Division as champions.

Hastings took all 3 points when the sides met again on a Tuesday evening at Pilot Field back in February and also won 2-0 in the Velocity Cup 4th Round tie earlier this month.

The Opposition

Our visitors currently sit 7th in the Isthmian Premier Division, just 2 points outside the playoffs, with 30 points from 19 games.

Hastings are currently 4 games unbeaten in all competitions, 3 games away from home.

Davide Rodari is top goalscorer and struck the opening goal when the sides met earlier this month.


All our fixtures are pay on the gate with no tickets sold in advance. Both cash and card are accepted on our turnstiles. Please arrive as early as possible to avoid queues at the turnstiles. 

Adults (18-59) £12

(60+, Students with ID, Blue Light Card holders)

Disabled Supporters £9 (Carer FREE)
Young Adult (13-17) £6
Children (under 13) FREE
Folkestone Invicta Academy, Youth & Disability players (with ID) FREE

Food & Drink

The Dugout Sports Bar will be open from 11am showing all the live Boxing Day sport.

The Dugout will be open all, with or without a ticket for the match.

The kitchen is open and serving a new menu and hot food is also available from food trucks inside the stadium. 

The Wilf Armory Bar will be open from 2pm and will close at full time. 

Both cash & card are accepted on the turnstiles and inside the stadium.