Resounding win keeps up the pressure
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.