Haart of Kent County League
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.