Cup mis­ery for Ken­ning­ton and Ten­ter­den

Satur­day foot­ball

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

KEN­NING­TON and Ten­ter­den Town both bowed out of the Les Leckie Cup at the first round stage on Satur­day.

Andy Davis, Steve Rice and Olly Finch were on tar­get dur­ing Ken­ning­ton’s 5-3 de­feat at APM Mears, and Si­mon Bourne’s brace wasn’t enough as Town were ham­mered 7-2 by Borden Vil­lage.

Brom­ley Green were held 0-0 at home by Sn­od­land in Kent County League Premier Divi­sion.

In Divi­sion 1, New Rom­ney were ham­mered 8-1 at home by the Uni­ver­sity of Kent. Jack Mor­ri­son scored the hosts’ con­so­la­tion ef­fort.

Billy Brif­fit’s penalty wasn’t enough for Lydd Town, as they also lost in Divi­sion 1, 2-1 at Sta­ple­hurst.

In the Re­serve Divi­sion East, Ashley Web­ster scored in Brom­ley Green’s 1-1 draw at Bearsted. Mark Terry scored Ken­ning­ton’s goal dur­ing their 3-1 de­feat against Ot­ford and a Mark Barham brace, cou­pled with Scott Tay­lor’s goal se­cured Lydd Town a 3-1 win over Lark­field.

New Rom­ney Re­serves won 3-0 at Wood­church in the first round of the Ash­ford Char­ity Tro­phy.

Ash­ford League

In the Premier Divi­sion Willes­bor­ough Crick­eters se­cured a 4-1 win at Lydd A capped by two goals from Andy Hone mid­way through the sec­ond pe­riod. Crick­eters went two up through Daren Stear and Antony Hirst and Josh Beech­ing pulled one back for Lydd in the last minute.

Hope Inn had a fine 5-2 win at Bethers­den with two goals from Jace Dem­ster and strikes by Mark Des­bor­ough, Dan Good­ing and Keith Shabba. Bethers­den’s marks­men were Tom Bushell and Sean Red­man.

In Divi­sion 1 Ruckinge romped to an 8-0 win over The Ship with tre­bles by Dan Tay­lor and Asa Macken­zie. Also on tar­get were Chris Cryer and Chris Dane.

Wit­ter­sham pro­gressed in the Ash­ford Char­ity Cup with a tight 1-0 win at AFC Ocean.

There was a one minute trib­ute be­fore the start for Ocean founder mem­ber Alan Roots who died re­cently.

The game was set­tled when a mis-hit from James Lewis bob­bled into the net de­spite Ocean hav­ing most of the play.

Luke Pauley (2) and Lee Madden steered Ten­ter­den Re­serve through 3-0 at Wood­church and Ham­street over­came St Mar­garet’s 5-2 with Paul Burt lead­ing the way with a hat-trick. Dar­ren moody net­ted on his de­but with the other from Shay McGuin­ness.

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