Cup misery for Kennington and Tenterden
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.
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.