After 2 weekends off Invicta return to action on Tuesday night as we welcome Hastings United to the Alcaline Stadium for a Velocity Cup 4th Round tie.
William Brown Jr
In honour of seven-year-old William Brown, who tragically lost his life on Wednesday 6th December, we will be holding a minute’s silence before kick off.
The Velocity Cup
The Velocity Cup, or the Alan Turvey Trophy, is the Isthmian League Cup that has been running since the 1974/75 season when Tilbury were the inaugural winners. The competition was renamed after former Isthmian League Chairman and President Alan Turvey following his retirement in 2015 and is currently sponsored by Velocity Sports.
Invicta have never won the competition but have come close in recent years, having reached the semi-finals in 2019/20 before the COVID-19 pandemic brought the competition to a close and and in 2021/22 before losing to eventual winners Horsham.
Kent doesn’t have a great record in the competition, with Ramsgate in 2008 and Maidstone United in 2014 the only sides to lift the trophy.
Aveley are the current holders having won the final that is hosted at their own Parkside stadium last season, beating Potters Bar Town 3-0.
Sutton United, now an EFL club, are the competition’s most decorated club, lifting the trophy on 4 occasions.
The 4th Round is the last 16 of the competition, so a place in the quarter finals is at stake on Tuesday evening. Haringey Borough were the 1st side into the quarter finals when they beat Potters Bar on penalties last Tuesday.
From The Manager
Speaking on Monday, Andy Drury said:
“It will be good to be finally back on the pitch on Tuesday. We have a few players out with injury and illness that has hit the camp and 3 players are cup-tied so that limits us a bit but we are looking to get through to the next round. After 2 weeks off we also need to put minutes in legs and hopefully build some momentum heading into a difficult league fixture on Saturday.”
The 2 sides met home and away in the Isthmian Premier Division last season with a 0-0 draw at Cheriton Road in August while Hastings won the return fixture 2-1 in February.
Hastings progressed through the 3rd Round with a 2-1 win away to Chichester City (played at Bognor Regis) less than 2 weeks ago.
They currently sit 6th in the Isthmian Premier Division after a 2-1 win at Chatham Town on Saturday. Top scorer Davide Rodari scored both goals, taking his total for the season to 12.
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.
(60+, Students with ID, Blue Light Card holders)
|£5 (Carer FREE)
|Young Adult (13-17)
|Children (under 13)
|Folkestone Invicta Academy, Youth & Disability players (with ID)
Food & Drink
The Dugout Sports Bar will be open from 11am showing live sport on 8 screens. The Dugout will be open all, with or without a ticket for the match.
The Dugout kitchen is now open serving, you can view the menu here.
Hot food will also be available from the food truck inside the stadium.
The Wilf Armory Bar will be open until full-time.
Both cash & card are accepted on the turnstiles and inside the stadium.