Bliby take honours in second half surge
Kent Sunday Cup
WITH the Kent Cups getting under way, Ashford teams more then held their own against opposition from other leagues.
In the Premier Division Cup Bliby take pride of place, 3-0 down at half-time to Maidstone side Star United they stormed back in the second half to run out 5-4 winners. Bliby’s goals came from Tommy Daws with a brace and one each from Paul Burt, Danny Dawson and Richard Boorman.
Brewmaster just edged out MPE, Michael Collins with the only goal of the game. Kennington made short work of Boxley, winning 7-3, Steve Ward with a hat-trick, and one each from Gary Martin, Paul Barron, Sam Cridland and Matt Collins.
Market Hotel led for most of the game with a Keith Mason goal, in their match away to Simla, only to be hit with a late equaliser, and lose 2-1 to a goal in extra time.
In the all-Ashford clash Bromley Green won 4-1 at home to Ashford Cavaliers with goals from Terry Perk with a couple and one each from Tom Poyner and Lee Milton, Neil Cheeseman netting for Cavaliers.
Kent Junior Cup
Bromley Green Reserves won 5-2 away to Lynx, Ashley Webster with a hat-trick, and one each for Dan Jackson and James Major. Market Hotel Reserves bowed out, going down 3-0 at home to Pembury Reserves.
Kent Junior Trophy
Ashford Cavaliers Reserves went down 5-4 at home to Exel, Matt Gomez with a hat-trick and one from Stuart Reaks for the Ashford side.
Ruckinge United won 2-0 at Lower Bell with both goals coming in the last 10 minutes, Gary Ellis with a penalty and one from Spencer Stokes-Arc. Aldington Reserves beat fellow Ashford league side Givaudan 2-0, Simon McCombe and Kevin Ruane on target.
The Locomotive Inn put out Tonbridge side Black Horse 3-0, goals from Carl Rossiter, Jason Hedgech and Gavin O’Leary. Ashford Victoria had the better of Brabourne, winning 2-0, Darrell George and George Foreman on target, while William Harvey Inn put out fellow Ashford side Man of Kent 5-2, Dan White with a couple, and one each from Alan Stirling, Lee Hope, and Martin Smith, Luke Harden and an OG for Man of Kent.
Ashford Spartans went down 3-1 away to Pembury 3rd with Richard Amos scoring their goal. Shadoxhurst rounded off a good day by winning 5-2 away to Crosskeys Reserves, goals from John Gibbs with a couple and one each from Andy Hone, James Matthews and Billy Rice.
On the domestic front the only Premier game to take place saw Troggs just edge out Aldington 3-2; Matt Dyke with two and one for Paul Newman, Gavin James and Stuart Daniel for Aldington.
Mersham won 2-0 at home to Lydd, Peter Shields put the home side ahead, following up a free kick, Chris Howells with a second half header sewing up the game. Ashford Dynamo went down 5-0 at home to Charing, who had John Jones, Darryl Spicer with a 30-yard free kick, Mark Butcher, Henry Palmer and Dave Gammon on target.
In a seven-goal thriller Red Heathens, at home, thought they were walking the game when they were 3-1 up only for Bocca to level the game with five minutes to go and Heathens won 4-3, Craig Haynes on target with a brace, and Ricky Delaney and Andy Cherrett with one each, Lee Robinson, Jeff Ross and Danny Sweatman replying for Bocca.
Highfield and Hamstreet played out a 1-1 draw, Darrell Statham with a penalty for Highfield, a Mick Lunn OG for Hamstreet.
Appledore continue to go well in Division Two, clipping Ashford Eagles’ wings with a 12-1 demolition job, Tyler Clarkson leading the way with six goals, Phil Redman weighing in with a brace and one each from Robbie Giles, Glen Raggitt, Paul Anning, and Dan Charman, Mark Pratt netting for Eagles.
Egerton travelled to Grasshoppers and came away with a 3-0 win, Richard Tubbs with two and a Stefan Willis strike, on the only day that Geoff Wickens had gone to Lydd when the wind didn’t blow. Galacticos and Churchill Royals both continue to go well, Galacticos winning 5-2 at home to The Albion, Steve Rice and Tommy Lockett with two each and one from Lee Hanger, Jason Owen and a Keith Sloan penalty for the pub side.
Churchill Royals won 3-2 at home to Wye Monarchs, Chris Shanney with two and one from expert (he doesn’t like the word veteran) Ian Fellows, Matt Sherwood and Richard Lee for Wye.
The one Division Three game to go saw Brewmaster Reserves win 6-3 away to Burton Grove, Simon Bourne with a hat-trick, two from Oscar Barnes and one for Dale Davies, James Ross with a hat-trick for Grove.
Prince Albert are finding points hard to come by, going down 6-3 at home to Park Farm Rangers, who had Kevin Oakley on target with four goals, Grant Langfield with the other two; Liam Deer and Mark Husher replying for Albert.
Mersham Reserves lost their first game of the season, going down 2-1 away to Charing Reserves, Charlie King and John Marchant for Charing, Kevin Ellis for Mersham Reserves.
Wye Monarchs Reserves went down 5-3 at home to Highfield Reserves with James Edwards, Robbie Ovenden and Clive Adorisio on target for Wye, Paul Biggs with two and one each from Dave Rye, Jessie Lee and Matt Hilden for Highfield.