YOUTH FOOTBALL: Vousden claims double hat-trick as Kennington dish out a 17-goal drubbing
JAMES VOUSDEN’S six goals helped Kennington Juniors Under-12s defeat Ashford United 17-0. Mitchell Chapman (4), Joe Belsey (3), Michael Breen (2), Connor MacLennan and Oliver Terry added the other strikes. Kennington Juniors under-11s maintained their 100 per cent start by defeating Chartham Sports 4-1. Chartham took an unexpected lead early on, before goals from Joe Garratt and Tyler WIlkinson and a brace from Luke Busumbru, gave Kennington the three points. The under-11 colts drew 1-1 with Folkestone Invicta Colts. Ben Dyer scored Kennington’s goal and Daniel Woodcock claimed the man of the match award. Kennington Juniors under-9s made a bright start to their Divsion 1 derby match against Ashford Borough, taking the lead through a George Lloyd header. However, despite a good defensive display from man of the match Harry Nardi, Ashford responded with three goals to win the game in the second half. Player-of-the-match Owen Church-Mills grabbed Borough’s equaliser heading in from a Callum Willis corner and the same pair featured in the two other goals. Ashford Borough Under-15s were held to a 2-2 draw at home to Ebbsfleet in the Valley Express Kent Youth League. Tom Collins and George Avann were their marksmen.
TENTERDEN Tigers Girls under-14s beat Walderslade Girls 9-1, despite fielding just nine players. Player-of-thematch Chloe Mitchell, Charlie Kibblewhite, Yaz Howard and Nicole Pepper were the goalscorers. Tenterden Tigers Junior Football Club, sponsored by St Michael’s Shop Around The Clock, is always on the look out for new members, as well as referees and coaches. For more information on the club, contact Bev Paige on 07813913345
GRASSHOPPER Greens under-12s secured a 5-3 win against Dynamo United. United started strongly and took the lead after some good early pressure. Grasshoppers fought back and were back in front at half-time. The home side held out for the win despite a battling performance by the Dynamos. A hat-trick from Emma Gunton guided Grasshopper girls’ under-12s to a 3-2 win against Dover Rangers. Grasshopper started strongly and two goals from Gunton gave them a 2-0 lead at half-time. In the second half, poor defending allowed Dover to pull level before Gunton fired home the winner. The under-10s were held to a 1-1 draw against Dover Rangers. Grasshopper opened the scoring through Harry Hodgson and looked to be heading for all three points until some poor defending allowed Dover to score the equaliser late on. � ROMNEY COUGARS went down to a late winner against Hastings Gunners on Sunday. Gunners took the lead from a free-kick which Harry Welsby equalised. Both teams produced good football in the second half before the Gunners broke through to snatch the winner. Sam Hoean was Cougars’ man of the match.
A SQUAD of under-9 boys from Ashford Friars won all five of their games in a 5-a-side tournament at Rochester’s King’s School. The team scored 24 goals without conceding. Their goals flowed from Jack Manning-Press (10), Harry Webb (10), Theo Pilkington (3) and Ryan Williams.
Ashford Borough Under-9 Colts pictured with their new kit sponsored by DR Entertainment