Green crum­ble

Haart of Kent County League

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - -

Boss Dave An­drews blamed in­di­vid­ual mis­takes and missed chances as Brom­ley Green slipped to a 6-3 de­feat at fel­low Pre­mier Di­vi­sion strug­glers Chip­stead on Satur­day.

Dan Cor­nell hit two goals in two min­utes to put Green in the driv­ing seat, only for the visi­tors to lose their way badly.

The turn­ing point came when Green con­ceded a 33rd minute penalty, Matt Burt keep­ing out Fred Dil­lon’s first ef­fort only for the home striker to knock-in the re­bound on his way to a hat­trick

Joe Wil­liams made it 2-2, be­fore Green stood off home mid­fielder Mike Sand­mann, al­low­ing him to score from 35 yards a minute be­fore the break, as Chip­stead hit three in 11 min­utes to lead 3-2 at half-time.

Dil­lon knocked in the fourth five min­utes af­ter the break, be­fore com­plet­ing his tre­ble with an un­chal­lenged run and shot 14 min­utes from the end.

Mitch Man­nell stabbed home Green’s third with 10 min­utes left only for Deva Nibaya to get Chip­stead’s sixth, five min­utes later.

An­drews said: “We went two up in the first 10 min­utes, and I think we switched off, think­ing we had got the re­sult. Once they scored their first, they were up for it more than us.

“It was a def­i­nite penalty, but I was more dis­ap­pointed that we didn’t fol­low-up. Our goal­keeper Matt Burt made a good save, but we just stood there.”

He added: “We have got to work at things in train­ing, we only have one ses­sion a week, and some of the boys strug­gle to get there be­cause of work com­mit­ments.

“They have to de­cide if they are up for it, oth­er­wise we will be a Di­vi­sion 1 team next sea­son.”

Steve Rice scored twice as Ken­ning­ton boosted their stop­start Di­vi­sion 1 East cam­paign with a 3-2 win at Deal Town Rangers. Joe Ed­wards got their other goal.

The win leaves Al­lan Dur­rant’s side fifth in the ta­ble, but have played only eight league games so far this sea­son.

They host the team im­me­di­ately above them, Park Regis, on Satur­day.

Gary Pen­fold net­ted for Ten­ter­den Town as they fin­ished on the wrong end of a 9-1 trounc­ing at Faver­sham Strike Force in Di­vi­sion 2 East.

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