Burt in the thick of things

Ash­ford Sun­day League

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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.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM2983924

MAR­KET FORCE: Mar­ket Ho­tel, blue, at­tempt to get a shot away in their 3-0 win over Ham­street in the

Pre­mier Di­vi­sion

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