Su­per Town go on a seven-goal ram­page

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

Hythe Town 7, Lordswood 2 FOR­MER Brom­ley Green man Gary Mick­el­bor­ough showed he is adapt­ing to life at the higher level with Hythe Town well with two more goals in the 7-2 romp against Lordswood at Reach­fields on Satur­day. The win main­tained Hythe’s un­beaten Bul­mer Cider Kent Premier League record and keeps them sec­ond in the ta­ble. Lordswood started and closed the scor­ing but Hythe al­ways had the edge and the fi­nal mar­gin could have been higher as they dom­i­nated the clash. Mick­el­bor­ough was an early re­place­ment for the in­jured Ja­son Bra­zier but his pace and determination were al­ways a hand­ful for the Lords. He burst clear on 29 min­utes to make it 1-1 glid­ing past the keeper to deftly fire home. Golden boot Mike Smis­sen made it 2-1 for Hythe be­fore half-time and then Lee Winfield took con­trol. The winger struck for 3-1, set up Ben Sly for the fourth and then teed up Joe Neil­son to score with his first touch of the ball. Mick­el­bor­ough pro­vided a pre­ci­sion fin­ish to the sixth and Winfield wrapped up a great win for Town as they pre­pare to start their FA Vase cam­paign at home to Egham on Satur­day.

Folke­stone 1, Hor­sham 2 Folke­stone In­victa went out of the FA Cup with a sense of in­jus­tice as they lost 2-2 against Hor­sham their Sec­ond Qual­i­fy­ing Round tie at a sunny Buz­zlines Sta­dium. The home side were un­able to save the day de­spite pulling a late goal back through sub­sti­tute Craig Wilkins and were left feel­ing ag­grieved for not be­ing awarded a penalty by ref­eree Neil West. Goals from cen­tre-half An­drew Howard and cen­tre-for­ward Evan Archibald won the tie for the Ry­man Premier League side be­fore Wilkins’ first goal for the club briefly raised hopes of a re­play. But the home side were left fum­ing by the de­ci­sion not to award a penalty in the 44th minute when James Everitt was pulled down by goal­keeper Paul Seuke af­ter go­ing round him down the right hand side of the penalty area. It was a big mo­ment in the tie but ref­eree West gave a goal kick af­ter con­sult­ing one of his as­sis­tants, to the clear an­noy­ance of In­victa boss Neil Cu­g­ley and home sup­port­ers. The vis­i­tors had opened the scor­ing in the 36th minute when Howard thumped the ball into the net af­ter it had been played back in when a cor­ner from the right was only par­tially cleared. Archibald made it 2-0 in the 72nd minute when he headed home af­ter Lee Carey had played the ball into the mid­dle of the penalty area from the right hand side. Sub­sti­tute Wilkins re­duced the deficit in the 87th minute when he drilled in a low shot af­ter James Dry­den touched the ball back to him when sub­sti­tute Kieran Byrne ini­tially headed the ball on. And In­victa were des­per­ately close to an equaliser when James Everitt headed inches wide from a Jimmy Jack­son free kick.

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