Forster makes welcome return with two goals
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Matt Forster scored twice as Kennington made the trip to New Eltham a rewarding one with a 3-1 Premier Division win at Stansfeld O&B Club on Saturday.
Tom Scorer pulled out through injury, leading to Forster’s return to the side – and he made an immediate impact.
Forster looked set to complete his hat-trick, only to be brought down in the box. Jordan King scored from the spot as Dan Scorer’s side made it three wins out of four.
The manager said: “We were excellent against one of the division’s established sides and played them off the park for 90 minutes. Matt has been away but it was good to have him back after Tom dropped out with a slight hip problem.
“We went 1-0 up, Matt heading in from a corner from one of our setpiece routines, which have proved successful so far but Stansfeld were level within a minute.
“A lack of concentration and a poor back-pass put Billy Shinners in – he took it brilliantly, scoring from 30 yards.
“Matt got our second two minutes after half-time and won the penalty for the third. Our goalkeeper Tom Barnes also pulled off several fine saves.”
Kevin Ruane’s late penalty earned Rolvenden a Division 2 East point in a 2-2 home draw against Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers.
Tim Sims fired them in front, following a goalless first half, only for the visitors to score twice and go in front before the hour.
Manager Albert Adams said of the penalty: “They contested the decision but it was a two-handed push in the back and looked pretty blatant to me.”
Riley Alford grabbed a hat-trick as new-boys Willesborough Athletic went top of Division 3 East after a 8-0 win over fellow newcomers West Farleigh.
Manager Lee James has assembled an almost completely new side following the club’s step-up, having won the Ashford Saturday League title and four other trophies last season.
Alford is one of several new faces at the club with fellow new-boys Deon Bepo, Jack Ovenden, Lewis Rae and Ryan Strand all on target.
James said: “We lost Matt and Luke Burdon to a higher level of football and felt that six others weren’t good enough and didn’t have the right attitude and focus to help take us forward, not just this season but the next two or three years and grow with us.” Rolvenden manager Albert Adams
‘Matt’s been away but it’s good to have him back’