Burt in the thick of things
Ashford Sunday League
Paul Burt scored twice from the spot but missed another penalty in an eventful debut against his former club as Market Hotel beat Premier Division rivals Hamstreet 3-0.
Burt only switched clubs a fortnight ago, but faced a swift reunion against his former team-mates, helping Market move up to second place. Steve Harris added their third goal.
Top scorer Carlum Macleod’s hat-trick saw Shadoxhurst squeeze into the semifinals of the Van Helen Division 1 League Cup. They knocked out holders Levin Athletic, courtesy of a penalty shoot-out, after the teams finished at 4-4 after-extra-time.
Macleod’s late free-kick ensured the tie went to spot-kicks, after Levin had led 1-0 and 2-1.
Shadoxhurst led for the first time in extra-time, only to go 4-3 down, before MacLeod’s strike prolonged the tie even further.
Scott Flanagan got the other goal for Shadoxhurst with Tom Morgan (2), Greg Hitchman and Joe Tibble netting for Levin.
Dan White, Aaron Neill and Luke Walder all netted in the last half hour as AFC Locomotive continued their climb towards the Division 2 promotion places, with a 3-0 win over Burton Grove.
Steve Johnson scored twice as Kennington beat Albion 4-1 in the quarter-finals of the Peter Pain Division 2 Memorial League Cup – the third meeting between the sides in three different cup competitions this season.
Jason Headech and Jake North added a goal each with Paul Martin getting Albion’s consolation.
Sean Louth’s late goal maintained Division 3 leaders Charing Reserves unbeaten start to the season with a 2-2 draw at home to Fox Sunday. Ross Prebble gave Charing the lead but goals by Ross Struthers and Dan Nisbet put Fox 2-1 ahead, before Louth’s leveller.
The point leaves the villagers one point clear of second-placed Prince Albert.
Givaudan were the day’s biggest scorers as they beat Park Farm Rangers 7-1 at the Ridge. Left, the Givaudan team; below left, Park Farm, and below right, action from the game which Givaudan won 7-1 to put pressure on the top two in Division 3
Forwards Lewis Newcombe and Mark Hopkinson both scored hat-tricks, with Rory Fever adding Givaudan’s seventh. Brendan Silburn grabbed Park Farm’s consolation.
Ashford Cavaliers beat bottom-of-thetable Ashford Spartans 4-1 with goals from Matt Moon, Dan Reynolds, Craig Lewis and Kieran Hawkins.
MARKET FORCE: Market Hotel, blue, attempt to get a shot away in their 3-0 win over Hamstreet in the