Spar­tans through to tro­phy quar­ter-fi­nals

ASH­FORD SUN­DAY LEAGUE: SHEP­WAY SET UP TIE WITH WILLES­BOR­OUGH RE­SERVES

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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.

Divi­sion 2

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.

Divi­sion 3

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.

Pic­ture: Paul Amos FM4199194

Gi­vau­dan make an ac­ro­batic chal­lenge

against Oceans Eleven on Sun­day

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