Alford hits all four
NRG Gym Kent County Lge
Riley Alford was the star-of-the-show with all the goals as Willesborough Athletic clinched a place in the Kent Junior Cup Group A semi-finals with a 4-0 win over Rochester & District League side Cannon 24 at Towers School.
The victory leaves the Division 3 East leaders 90 minutes away from a second successive appearance in county finals day, having lifted the Group C trophy last season.
Alford opened the scoring nine minutes before half-time before netting three in the final 20 minutes.
Athletic continue their Les Leckie Cup campaign with a quarter-final home tie against Division 2 East leaders Kings Hill on Saturday.
The winners will face Rolvenden, last season’s beaten finalists, following their 5-2 extra-time win over Guru Nanak Reserves at Gravesend.
They came from 2-0 down after 15 minutes to level the score in 90 minutes, before settling the contest.
The home side finished with nine men, having two sent-off during the extra half hour.
Karl Franz, Wayne Beaney, Culley Sayer (penalty), Kevin Ruane and Tom Winder shared the scoring honours for Rolvenden.
Manager Albert Adams said: “Having lost in the final last season, getting there again would be good but promotion is our priority this season.”
Park Farm Rangers take up the chase against Smarden, green, at Pitchside on Saturday
Action from the Park Farm Rangers v Smarden game. Place: Pitchside, (3G Pitch), Stanhope Road, Ashford TN23 5RW.
Park Farm Rangers take on Smarden, green, at Pitchside on Saturday