Southdown open with a perfect 10
THERE were no shocks in round one of the Ashford and District five-a-side Champions League.
In Group B, high-fliers Southdown netted 10 goals against Aldington led by a five-goal salvo by Emile Lancaster. Lee Milton netted a treble and skipper Paul Rossiter notched a brace.
TDL grabbed maximum points in beating Royal Oak 3-1 with Matt Collins (2) and Paul Barham on the mark.
Group C saw Chart Leacon’s Mick McPhee score the only goal to overcome Amigos.
Hamstreet had no trouble in getting the better of Allied 4-0 in Group A.
Wraight Boys put league form behind them to gain a 6-1 victory over Wye in Group D. Dan Cornell (3), Rob Greenfield (2) and Mick Thomas netting.
Baker Boys had the upper hand against Spartans to win 5-3. Scott Duduca and Barry Arnald scoring a brace apiece with Brian Petto also on the mark.
A hat-trick by Geof Stronbow led the way for Libyans to beat Charing 5-0 in Group E. Also on target were Steve Ward and Carl Spencer.
Athletico were also high scorers in beating Churchills 5-1.
THE NEW season in the Tenterden Leisure Centre five- a-side Football League began last week.
There was a classic encounter in Division 1 between The Fat Ox and runners-up in the summer league the Star.
A Peter Sikora brace put the The Fat Ox in the driving seat. But Darren Wills pulled a goal back before Paul Constable (2) and Toby Allen increased the deficit to 5-1.
A two-goal salvo by golden boot player Kelvin Stolworthy and Jimmy Adams with the added bonus of an own goal by Gary Ashton levelled matters at 5-5.
The points were secured by Ashton, who netted in the right goal for the The Fat Ox.
Will Grey found the net early as the Part Timers led against Bethersden. Dan Howe levelled up before Mark Rook (2), Matt Goldsmith and Matt Honeysett established a 5-1 lead. Richard Larkin notched a second for the Part Timers.
Hit N Hope started the campaign well versus summer champions Happy Daze. The outfit gained a 4-2 victory as Scott Shell and Gary Ashton’s two goals eclipsed replies from Dave Law and Bill Page.
Porkers lifted three points as Toby Allen and Matt Everitt struck against Troggs FC. Andy Underdown netted a consolation in the 2-1 defeat.