Everitt goal enough to edge out East­bourne

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

FOLKE­STONE In­victa com­pleted back-to-back league wins for the first time since Au­gust on Satur­day, as an early James Everitt goal saw them beat East­bourne Town at Cheri­ton Road.

In con­di­tions markedly dif­fer­ent to the heavy rain that fell dur­ing the sides’ 2-2 draw in Novem­ber, Everitt struck in the 14th minute of a first half that the home side dom­i­nated.

Re­called to the team af­ter in­jury, in place of Gilling­ham young­ster Ja­cob Arnold-Smith, who was in action for his par­ent club, Everitt tapped home past Rus­sell Tan­ner af­ter the keeper had ini­tially saved from a short cor­ner.

Josh Vin­cent then volleyed over from a Michael Everitt cross, and Jimmy Dry­den forced Tan­ner into a save as In­victa upped the pres­sure in search of a sec­ond goal.

The vis­i­tors briefly threat­ened when Jamie Salvidge’s shot was blocked by Liam Dick­son be­fore Dar­ren Smith, Josh Burchell and Jimmy Jack­son all cre­ated op­por­tu­ni­ties that were all missed.

Chances con­tin­ued to come and go in the sec­ond half, with the hosts once again en­joy­ing more than their fair share.

Jack­son saw two fur­ther ef­forts flash past Tan­ner’s goal and Dry­den shot straight at the keeper af­ter com­bin­ing with Smith.

Peter Cooper and Salvidge threat­ened briefly at the other end, but Jack Delo was never in dan­ger as Adam David­son also failed to find the tar­get.

Frankie Chap­pell headed against the bar in the fi­nal min­utes, but in the end one goal was enough to se­cure an­other victory for Neil Cu­g­ley’s men.

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James Everitt scores for Folke­stone against East­bourne on Satur­day

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