Sharpe’s boys march on
ASHFORD & DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE: WILLESBOROUGH RESERVES ONE WIN AWAY FROM COUNTY FINAL
Kent Sunday Junior Trophy
Willesborough Reserves are just 90 minutes away from the final of the competition after coming from behind to beat Shepway Spartans 3-2.
Brad Sharpe’s young side now face either Ashstone Galacticos or AFC Westgate United in the last four, with the winners going on to the final at Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium in April.
Division 1 Shepway took the lead through John Smith but Tom Wilkes levelled for Willesborough.
The Division 2 side then went 2-1 ahead before the break thanks to James Bond’s header but Shepway equalised just after the restart through Dayle Ashford.
Willesborough were reduced to 10 men when defender Jack Acott was shown a second yellow but it was the Millers who went on to score the third goal when winger Matt Jarvis finished well in a one-on-one with Spartans keeper Lee Milton.
Lolzors needed extra-time to get past New Romney and progress to the semi-finals, where they will face Burton Grove for a place in the final.
With the game ending goalless after 90 minutes, two Ashley Stone strikes and one from Jack Bundock helped Lolzors to a 3-1 victory. John Simpson was on target for the Marsh side.
Joining them in the next round are Division 2 leaders Prince Albert who beat Oceans Eleven 4-1, with goals Ryan Prior (2), Danny Bell-Hughes and Jordan Griffin. Albert will face Appledore or Grasshoppers in the last four.
Two goals from striker Ben Forbes helped Troggs move off of the bottom as they earned 2-1 victory at home to struggling Brewmaster (Matt Clarke).
Troggs move above Aldington in the standings and the Brews now find themselves in a relegation fight with just three points separating the bottom four teams.
Leaders Willesborough Athletic extended their lead to 14 points as they won 5-2 at Cheriton. Luke Burdon’s hat-trick saw the teenage striker move on to 43 goals for the season.
Cheriton led at half-time thanks to Ashley Boyd’s fine strike. But the Millers looked a different side in the second half and soon levelled through Burdon.
The hosts were dealt a further blow soon after when they were reduced to 10 men and Willesborough capitalised going 2-1 ahead through Burdon.
The forward soon completed his hat-trick and further goals from Doug Robson and Craig King sealed the points but not before Ben Ashton pulled a goal back for Cheriton.
Division 1 Cup
Charing Sunday took another big step in their defence of the competition as they went through to the semi-finals with a 3-0 home win against Iden Park.
Goals from Cameron Forbes, Darryl George and a penalty from Richard Floyd were enough to see off Iden.
Bottom of the table Ashford Cavaliers are still searching for their first league victory but they did pick up a point in a 2-2 home draw against Grasshoppers.
Andy Ward and Dan Reynolds were on target for Cavaliers. Grasshoppers replied with goals from Harry Hannaford and Shannon Hodson.
Ashford United Colts moved back up to second thanks to a 2-1 victory against Aldington Reserves.
Goals from Alfie Dryland and Sean Corps were enough for the Colts to stretch their unbeaten league run to seven games, despite Kevin Ruane 10th goal of the campaign for Aldington.
Former Burton Grove midfielder Dean Metcalfe continues to enjoy his return to Ashford Spartans as he netted a hat-trick in an 8-0 victory at Stour Valley.
Ben Beeble-Rogers and Deryn Hardwick scored twice for Spartans, while Lewis Robinson added an eighth.
Ashford Dynamo took advantage of a free weekend to set up a friendly against Hythe Town under-18s at Homelands Stadium. Dynamo won 6-0 thanks to goals from Conor Little (3), Aaron White (2) and Jamie Dobbin.
Ashford United Colts, green, push forward during their 2-1 victory over Aldington Reserves in Division 3