Wood­church ease through

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

AL­THOUGH atro­cious weather con­di­tions se­verely de­pleted the week­end fix­tures, some games did sur­vive and in the League Cup, Wood­church sunk The Ship 7-0 af­ter scor­ing twice in the first 10 min­utes through Rhys Pryor and Paul Al­lan.

Wood­church as­serted their au­thor­ity in the sec­ond half and scored two more quick goals which were fol­lowed by three late on.

Goalscor­ers were Mark Tay­lor (2), Pryor, Al­lan and Dun­can Kilford.

In the Ash­ford Char­ity Cup, Ham­street were 4-2 win­ners away to New Rom­ney Re­serves af­ter Aaron McGuin­ness had given them a 15th-minute lead.

Al­though they en­joyed plenty of pos­ses­sion, Ham­street were un­able to in­crease their lead be­fore half-time.

New Rom­ney equalised in the 55th minute and went ahead on the hour.

Ham­street stepped up the pres­sure and equalised in the 70th minute through Paul Burt.

They went ahead five min­utes later with a Shay McGuin­ness goal and when a New Rom­ney de­fender han­dled, Joe Spice tucked away the re­sult­ing penalty.

Other re­sult: Leeds United 4 River­side 2.

Ten­ter­den Re­serves pro­gressed to the next round of the Weald of Kent Ju­nior Cup with a 4-3 suc­cess against Bid­den­den which in­cluded a Luke Walder hat-trick.

In a first half dom­i­nated by the vis­i­tors, Ten­ter­den were grate­ful to goal­keeper Ali Neale who made a se­ries of ex­cel­lent saves.

Bid­den­den took the lead with a 20th minute penalty af­ter Os­car Barnes was pe­nalised. Walder equalised on the half hour.

Ten­ter­den were much brighter in the sec­ond half but again fell be­hind to a penalty. Ten­ter­den then took con­trol and Si­mon Bourne equalised be­fore Walder made it 3-2. An­other er­ror handed Bid­den­den an equaliser. In a fran­tic fi­nale, Bourne and Slater cre­ated an open­ing for Walder to score the win­ner.

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