Spartans through to trophy quarter-finals
ASHFORD SUNDAY LEAGUE: SHEPWAY SET UP TIE WITH WILLESBOROUGH RESERVES
Kent Sunday Jun Trophy
Shepway Spartans became the third Ashford Sunday League side to reach the quarter-finals of the Kent Sunday Junior Trophy, defeating West Kent Leaguers Hawkenbury Sunday 5-3.
After two previous postponements, the tie was played at the third time of asking at Hawkenbury’s home ground in Tunbridge Wells, with Spartans coming away victorious to set up a sixth round tie against Willesborough Athletic Reserves next month.
John Smith and Ben Warlosz both scored twice for Spartans with a fifth goal coming from Matty Benn to see the Hythe- based side through to the last-eight for the first time in the club’s history.
Top-of-the-table Willesborough Athletic extended their lead over Charing Sunday with a 7-3 victory at home to Cheriton AFC at the Towers School.
First-half goals from Matt Burdon and Matt Moon set the Millers on their way but Cheriton pulled a goal back before half-time through Ben Ashton.
Willesborough went 3-1 ahead when Ryan Carter fired home from 25 yards before storming into a 5-1 lead after 65 minutes through Carter’s second and Luke Burdon’s 39th goal of the season.
Cheriton enjoyed a good spell of their own around the middle part of the second-half and pulled back two goals – Ashton grabbing his second before Ashley Boyd made it 5-3 with his seventh strike of the campaign.
But the Millers ensured that they claimed all three points when Marc Lawrence and Doug Robson added late goals to seal the win.
Givaudan became the first side to beat second-placed Oceans Eleven in the league as Ricky Harden netted a hat-trick to help the works side to a 5-1 victory at Pitchside.
Harden’s treble saw Givaudan take maximum points for the sixth time in seven league fixtures.
They moved within a point of the Dymchurch side with three games in hand.
Jack Holloway added a fourth for Neil Hemstead’s side before an own-goal completed the scoring, Elliot Tidy grabbing Ocean’s consolation goal.
Givaudan make an acrobatic challenge
against Oceans Eleven on Sunday