Re­sound­ing win keeps up the pres­sure

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

as goals from Janet Fada­gio (2) and Tim­mins wrapped up the win. The men’s first team game at home to Wor­thing was post­poned FOLKE­STONE Op­ti­mists men’s 3rd team drew 2-2 with Sevenoaks 4th in a cru­cial bot­tom-of-the-ta­ble clash on Satur­day. The ‘Oaks keeper was in in­spired form and made sev­eral good stops in the first half but the break­through came five min­utes be­fore half-time. Beggs squared the ball to Daugh­ters, whose shot de­flected in off a de­fender’s stick. How­ever, Sevenoaks hit back to equalise be­fore half-time. The sec­ond half saw the ‘Oaks keeper again on good form and An­drews saw his re­bound ef­fort from a short cor­ner saved on the line. Sevenoaks then broke away to score a sec­ond goal but Ops then earned the draw they de­served with the best goal of the day. A move in­volv­ing Min­is­ter, Walls, Beggs, An­drews and Ire­land ended with the lat­ter pow­er­ing a shot home.

OP­TI­MISTS men’s 2nds won 3-1 victory at league leaders Sevenoaks, with all the goals com­ing in the first half.

OP­TI­MISTS men’s 6ths were 3-0 win­ners over BBHC. They quickly set­tled into a sharp pass­ing rou­tine and took a 3-0 half-time lead through Chris New (2) and James Thomas. BBHC ral­lied in the sec­ond half but were thwarted by some good goal­keep­ing by Owain East.

OP­TI­MISTS men’s 7ths swept Cob­down 3rds aside 5-2. Man-of-the match David Slade put the Ops side ahead but Cob­down hit back through goals from two short cor­ners. Ops then re­sponded with two more goals to end the first half 3-2 up. An in­jury re­duced Cob­down to 10 men for the sec­ond half and with Chris Green play­ing well in mid­field and Joe Maloney out­stand­ing as stand-in goalie, Ops took ad­van­tage to go fur­ther ahead with goals from Kim Meak­ings and Dave Vre­ony.

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