Bethers­den beat leaders

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Classified -

BETHERS­DEN pulled off an em­phatic 3-0 win over league leaders Mar­ket Ho­tel in Sun­day’s Premier Divi­sion Cup fi­nal at Hythe Town FC.

Bethers­den keeper Don Mur­rell pro­duced a se­ries of su­per saves to keep Mar­ket at bay be­fore Tom Ri­p­ley gave the vil­lagers a half-time lead, and then man-of-the-match Ri­p­ley and Tom Sims, with a 35-yard screamer, scored two more in the sec­ond half.

The Divi­sion 1 Cup fi­nal will be be­tween Lydd and Mer­sham. Lydd had to come from 2-1 down at half-time to de­feat Ham­street 3-2 in their semi-fi­nal.

Aaron McGui­ness and Ross Ket­ley scored for Ham­street, with Joe Tib­ble (2) and Bill Brif­fet re­ply­ing for Lydd. High­field suf­fered their first de­feat by any Divi­sion 1 side this sea­son when they went down 1-0 to Mer­sham, for whom Mickey Doyle scored the only goal. for whom Rob Green­field and Glen Rolfe were on tar­get. FOX Sun­day look odds on to be rel­e­gated af­ter go­ing down 6-2 at Mar­ket Ho­tel Re­serves. Joe Ansell scored a hat-trick for the Ho­tel, with the oth­ers com­ing from Matt Mor­gan (2) and Ron­nie Wil­liams. Fox replied through Keith Matthews and an own goal. Bocca and Ash­ford Dy­namo shared the points in a 4-4 draw. Tins­ley replied for Ea­gles. Pluck­ley & Eger­ton United stay level with the leaders af­ter edg­ing out Brom­ley Green Re­serves 2-1.

Richard Tubbs and Will Lawrence scored for Eger­ton, with Matt Wedge on tar­get for Green. Grasshop­pers slipped up 4-3 at home to The Al­bion. Eric Kong, Dan Cham­ber­lain and Louis Rae notched for the marsh­men, and Howard Baker (2), Jack Fabian and Dave Relf replied for the pub. Jack­man notched for the marsh­men. Troggs Re­serves picked up three valu­able points by beat­ing William Har­vey Inn 1-0, with Andy Un­der­down hit­ting home. ASH­FORD Cava­liers Res– erves kept their un­beaten run with a 1-0 win over Ash­ford Spar­tans, thanks to a Stu­art Reaks’ goal. Mer­sham Re­serves went down 2-1 at home to Man of Kent.

Craig Man­ner­ing scored for Mer­sham, while Dan Lock­ear hit both goals for the vis­i­tors. Prince Al­bert scored a 3-1 win over Ruckinge, thanks to Gary Fore­man (2) and Keith Kerry. Mark Fuller replied for Ruckinge.

Brabourne swept Char­ing Re­serves aside 4-0 through goals by Nick Hick­mott, Scott Bur­den (2) and An­thony Robin­son. High­field Re­serves edged out Wye Monar­chs Re­serves 2-1. Matt Kenny and Paul Hilden Jnr scored for High­field, with Dan Carter re­ply­ing for Wye.

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