Ken­ning­ton held at home

Satur­day foot­ball

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

BROM­LEY Green picked up their third win of the Van­danel Kent County League sea­son on Satur­day at Milton and Ful­ston United.

Chris Howells, Ryan Nor­man, Chris Holmes and Glen Mack­ett were on tar­get in Green’s 4-2 Premier Divi­sion suc­cess.

In Divi­sion 1 East, Ken­ning­ton drew 3-3 at home with the Uni­ver­sity of Kent. Steve Rice, Steve Har­ris and Sam Grid­land were the scor­ers.

Luke Kings­bury’s goal helped New Rom­ney se­cure a su­perb 11 draw away at high-fly­ers APM Mears, but Lydd Town lost 1-0 at Guru Nanak.

Ken­ning­ton Re­serves won their first match of the sea­son, 3-1 at APM Mears in Re­serves East. Jez Field, Paul Bar­ren and Rus­sell Wood scored the goals.

There were mixed re­sults in the first round of the Re­serves Cup as New Rom­ney, through Luke Parker and Paul Boor­man, de­feated Brom­ley Green 2-1. Ashley Web­ster grabbed the Green con­so­la­tion.

Lydd Town ex­ited the com­pe­ti­tion af­ter los­ing 2-1 at Ot­ford United. Michael Cuff scored for Town.

Ash­ford Satur­day League

THE strong winds and rain made it dif­fi­cult for all the sides but Willes­bor­ough Crick­eters rev­elled in the con­di­tions hit­ting 10 against Lydd A in the Premier Divi­sion clash.

Star man was Sean Gibbs who struck four times, al­though Pete Glad­win opened the scor­ing.

WCC led 3-0 at the in­ter­val as the lively Gibbs got into range and fur­ther goals from Gibbs, Paul Fri­day and sub­sti­tute Leighton Kennedy (2) made it 10-0. Lydd pulled one back with a penalty from Cain Per­rin a minute from time.

The young Lydd lads bat­tled through­out with their stand-in keeper mak­ing some ex­cel­lent saves.

A great fin­ish from young Billy Weir and a late strike by vet­eran Danny Good­ing gave Hope Inn a 2-0 suc­cess over Bethers­den and get­ting their sea­son into gear.

A game of few chances saw Ham­street and Rol­ven­den dead­locked at 0-0 with the best chances fall­ing to Andy Trott and Tim Simms for the re­spec­tive sides.

In Divi­sion 1 Ten­ter­den Re­serves dom­i­nated for long pe­ri­ods but were frus­trated by sev­eral ex­cel­lent saves and New Rom­ney 3rds came through to take the points 2-1 with goals from War­ren Smith and James Haylett.

Os­car Barnes net­ted for the Ten­ter­den side.

The Ship were sunk 7-0 by River­side who romped into a 3-0 half­time ad­van­tage with goals from Andy Neal and Adam Mans­field plus a penalty con­verted by Guy Farmer af­ter a foul on Neal.

River­side con­tin­ued their on­slaught with a sec­ond for Neal and helped by an own goal plus one for Steve Adams.

Ship squan­dered a late penalty, which was blazed over the bar, and Chris Cle­ments re­sponded with his first goal for the club to round off a fine win for River­side.

Ruckinge had Josh Coles on tar­get but, af­ter be­ing locked at 1-1 at the in­ter­val, they saw Wood­church take over to take the points with a 4-1 suc­cess.

Can­ter­bury League

Dave Hard­ing and Curly Gra­ham’s un­beaten Lanterns side eased through the first round of the Can­ter­bury Chal­lenge cup with an 11-0 victory over Blean at the Polo ground Satur­day.

Cap­tain Tom Cul­shaw set up lead­ing scorer John Smith for the opener and then Gav Un­win’s ex­cel­lent pass was flicked on by Lee Mar­jo­ram and mid­fielder Nick Jones fin­ished well.

They fin­ished the half 3-0 up when Dar­ren Winfield’s cross was fin­ished by the ex­pe­ri­enced Mar­jo­ram and Smith added two early goals to com­plete his tre­ble.

Man of the match James Gib­son added two goals soon af­ter, one be­ing a fan­tas­tic lob from the half­way line.

Mar­jo­ram then missed a penalty be­fore scor­ing twice to com­plete his hat-trick, be­fore the pro­lific Smith made his tally five, the last goal com­ing from an ex­cel­lent Da­ley Sin­clair cross.

Lanterns face AFC Ocean this Satur­day in the Kent Cup at the Polo Ground with a 2.30pm kick off.

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