New boss wins opener

Ash­ford Sun­day League, Premier Di­vi­sion Di­vi­sion 1 Di­vi­sion 2 Di­vi­sion 3

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

New man­ager Mike Bass made a win­ning start as Ham­street beat Brew­mas­ter 3-2.

Adam Mercer, Dave Bass’ penalty and new sign­ing Jor­dan King set up the win with Gary Clarke get­ting both goals for Brews – a sec­ond de­feat leav­ing the them in the bot­tom-two.

Another new-boy, Chris Dawes, scored twice as newly-pro­moted AFC Lo­co­mo­tive beat Mer­sham Sports 5-2.

Hay­den Slade, Rob­bie Green­field and Liam Whit­ing added the oth­ers.

Sports, who saw a penalty saved by Loco keeper Ben Stevens, scored through Rob­bie Clark and Dom Cle­ments.

Char­lie Jupp grabbed a hat-trick as Ash­ford Dy­namo beat Troggs 6-1. Chris Shan­ney, Joe Brion’s first for the club and Ben Sly’s free-kick rounded things off, with Ben Allen net­ting for Troggs.

Paul Burt’s tre­ble helped de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Mar­ket Ho­tel get their sea­son up and run­ning with a 5-1 win at bot­tom side Ald­ing­ton.

Harry Yates also scored and Car­lum Macleod added the fifth – his first goal for his new team – while Danny Lang headed in the home side’s con­so­la­tion. Club record scorer Andy Crouch and strike part­ner Chris Corn­ford both scored hat-tricks as Iden Park eased home 10-0 at home to Red Hea­thens

Fran­cis Walker (2), Jay Cr­is­ford and Ben Hef­fer­nan com­pleted dou­ble fig­ures for the East Sus­sex side, rel­e­gated last sea­son af­ter fail­ing to win a game.

Joe Mor­ley grabbed another tre­ble, in­clud­ing a penalty, as new­com­ers Cheri­ton claimed their sec­ond win, beat­ing Batch­e­lors SSC 5-0.

Teddy Easthorpe and AJ Boydy got the other two, Batch­e­lors fin­ish­ing with 10 men af­ter de­fender JJ Pyke was sent off.

Willes­bor­ough drew 2-2 with fel­low pro­moted Sandgate.

Ryan Carter and Luke Bur­don net­ted for Bor­ough, with Jamie Bur­ton get­ting both for the visi­tors.

Josh Smith scored twice for Char­ing, 2-0 win­ners at home to Ken­ning­ton. Tom Collins and Dan Cor­nell’s de­flected ef­fort earned Stan­hope & Beaver Rangers their first win, 2-0 at Shep­way Spar­tans. Sub­sti­tute Tom Brown scored a hat-trick as Prince Al­bert came from be­hind to beat Fox Sun­day 4-3 at Sandy­acres.

Craig Thompson got the other with a lob. Sam Lan­caster (2) and Phil Red­man net­ted for Fox. Lan­caster also missed a penalty.

Frankie Steer’s tre­ble steered Grasshop­pers home as they came from be­hind to beat Bur­ton Grove 6-4.

Barry Will­cox’s first-minute strike and Andy Neal – with his fourth of the sea­son – put Grove 2-0 up be­fore Hop­pers turned things around with goals by Paul Pad­dock, Shane Hold­ing and Steer’s first, to lead at the break.

Steer com­pleted his hat-trick with Ben Hold­ing adding the sixth goal. Neal and James Ross added two more for Bur­ton.

Char­ing Re­serves goal­keeper Dan Cook saved a penalty as his side won 3-1 at Ash­ford Cava­liers. Goals from Kris Melachrino, Ben Lar­den and Ja­cob Sikora saw Char­ing to their first win since April, while Michael Perry pulled one back for Cava­liers.

Scor­ing hon­ours were shared as New Rom­ney beat fel­low new-boys Willes­bor­ough Re­serves 5-1.

Aurin John­son, John Simp­son, Matt Til­son, Bai­ley Pear­son and Phil Aspri were all on tar­get, with Aaron Neill pulling one back late on for his new team. A short­age of match of­fi­cials led to only one game go­ing ahead – Ash­tone Galac­ti­cos claim­ing back-to-back wins with a 2-1 suc­cess at home to Ash­ford United Colts.

Sam Gil­bert put Colts ahead and had chances to add to their lead but Galac­ti­cos re­sponded af­ter the break, as goals from Mark How­ells and Dan Pin­der saw them home to top the ta­ble.

Adam Feacey scored twice and Adam Bell­man added the other as Mer­sham Re­serves beat Oceans Eleven 3-2.

The sched­uled fix­ture was played as a friendly af­ter the ap­pointed ref­eree was in­jured be­fore kick-off.

Pic­ture: Re­becca Hol­l­i­day FM4010788

Troggs chal­lenge Ash­ford Dy­namo (blue) in the Ash­ford & Dis­trict Sun­day League

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