Mercer signs off in fine style

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Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

Sub­sti­tute Adam Mercer hit four goals in 12 min­utes as Ken­ning­ton beat Belvedere 6-1 to move into the sec­ond round of the Kent In­ter­me­di­ate Chal­lenge Shield.

Tom Scorer and Matt Forster added the other two to set-up a trip to Hilden­bor­ough Ath­letic next month.

Mercer, play­ing his last game be­fore a three­week break, signed off in per­fect fash­ion, against the Di­vi­sion 1 West op­po­nents.

Man­ager Dan Scorer said: “Adam is an in­tel­li­gent player and like me, could see their weak­nesses from the side­lines and went on and ex­ploited them.

“The first was prob­a­bly his best fin­ish but the sec­ond and third were good as well.

He added: “We lacked a bit of con­vic­tion in the first half and should have been five or six up at half-time but we stepped it up a gear in the sec­ond half.”

Ash­ford United Re­serves lost 2-0 at Hol­lands & Blair Re­serves in the first round of the Kent In­ter­me­di­ate Cup.

Tim Sims hit four as Rol­ven­den beat Ken­ning­ton Re­serves 5-1. Dean Bate got the other.

Debu­tant Char­lie Par­tridge net­ted the visi­tors’ con­so­la­tion.

Ri­ley Al­ford and Deon Bepo scored two each as Willes­bor­ough Ath­letic con­tin­ued their win­ning start to the new Di­vi­sion 3 East cam­paign with a 5-0 vic­tory over fel­low new-boys Tanker­ton in Can­ter­bury.

‘We lacked a bit of con­vic­tion in the first half and should have been five or six up at half-time’’

Pic­ture: Chris Davey FM4023676

Willes­bor­ough Ath­letic (red) look to win the ball back against Tanker­ton on Satur­day

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