Invicta cruise to comfortable win
fly again from 30 yards and a good ball in from Josh Burchell flew just in front of Austin four minutes later. The visitors were thrown a lifeline in the 39th minute when referee Mick O’Keefe pointed to the penalty spot for a nudge by Invicta captain Micheal Everitt on Percival after a John Lansdale cross. Lansdale himself reduced the deficit from the spot-kick. James Everitt had the ball in the net early in the second half but, for a second successive home Saturday, was denied by an assistant referee’s flag which had long been up. Jimmy Jackson hit a free-kick from the edge of the penalty area over the bar on the hour after a foul on Burchell and Invicta restored their two-goal advantage in the 63rd minute when right-back Vincent got forward to convert a deep cross from Burchell. Invicta created further chances as Micheal Everitt headed over a 66th minute Jackson corner and, soon after, Jackson’s shot was well saved by Adams. Lansdale had looked the visitors’ main threat and his 81st-minute shot from the edge of the penalty area flashed just past the far post.
Whitstable’s two-goal Sam Denly (red) challlenges for possession