Burt hat-trick proves decisive
ASHFORD SUNDAY LEAGUE: Bliby edge through in cup Bodkin Cup Division 4
BLIBY went through after beating Bromley Green 5-3 but they were given a scare after leading 3-0 early in the second half.
Green responded with two quick goals and struck again after Bliby’s fourth before Bliby scored their fifth goal late on.
Paul Burt led the way for Bliby with a hat-trick and there was one each for Richard Boorman and Tommy Daws. Glen Rolf, Tom Poyner and Ben Henaghan netted for Green. Reserves (Charlie Clark).
Ashford Eagles chalked up their first win of the season, beating The Albion 4-2.
Darren Relf and Howard Baker put Albion two up before Eagles hit back through Reece Long, Chris Tindsley, Oliver Lewis and Terry Ireland.
Wye Monarchs went down 3-1 at home to The Crusader for whom Aly Ayden claimed a hat-trick. Harry Yeats replied from the spot for Wye. LEADERS Shadoxhurst went down 5-2 at home to Brewmaster Reserves, who look set to make a swift return to Division 2. Stuart Prior and Dave Green netted for the home side, with Danny Trapp (2), Simon Bourne, Ricky Collins and Matt Clark securing the points for Brews.
Troggs Reserves pulled off a 2-1 win over Ashford Victoria, with George Dyke and Marcus Pearce (penalty) the marksmen. Darren Patterson replied. RUCKINGE United stayed up with the leaders beating Wye Monarchs Reserves 3-1 with strikes from Barry Pithers (2) and Gary Ellis (penalty).
Dale Hughes was on the scoresheet for Wye.
Ashford Spartans (Jim Beeching) and Park Farm Rangers (Tom Bullen) shared the points with a 1-1 draw, while Prince Albert (Gary Kerry and Liam Dear) did well to take a share of the points in a 2-2 draw against Mersham Reserves. (Peter Shields and John Cook).
Man of Kent and Bliby Reserves also drew 2-2, John Shepherd with a brace for the pub side while Jason Foster and Dan Docherty replied for Bliby.
Charing Reserves went down 1-0 at home to improving Brabourne for whom Anthony Robinson netted the only goal. MERSHAM reached the last 16 at the expense of Galacticos after winning 3-2 in extra-time.
Mersham led 2-0 at half-time but Galacticos scored two goals in the last 15 minutes.
Martin Stevens (2) and Chris Holmes scored for Mersham with Mark Kerry and James Hamilton replying for Galacticos.