Cava­liers cruise to cup glory

ASH­FORD & DIS­TRICT SUN­DAY LEAGUE: Moon hiTS hAT-TriCk To guiDe hiS SiDe To viC­Tory AT hoMe­LAnDS Peter Pain Memo­rial Divi­sion 2 League Cup fi­nal Divi­sion 3

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Matt Moon net­ted a hat-trick for Ash­ford Cava­liers who eased to an im­pres­sive 6-0 cup fi­nal win against Ap­ple­dore at Home­lands.

Cava­liers started the brighter and opened the scor­ing through Adam Purse, who volleyed in from Luke Hughes’ cor­ner.

Moon raced onto a long ball over the top and fired home to dou­ble Cava­liers’ ad­van­tage be­fore Dan Reynolds broke clear to fin­ish well.

Ap­ple­dore couldn’t find a way past James Atkins in the Cava­liers goal and then found them­selves 4-0 down in the sec­ond half when Moon grabbed his sec­ond.

Man-of-the-match Moon net­ted his hat-trick goal be­fore Jack Bun­dock com­pleted the scor­ing.

Cava­liers man­ager Andy Ward said: “I have played foot­ball for many years and watched for even more but Sun­day’s win was with­out doubt my favourite and best mo­ment.”

Gary Lock­yer’s tre­ble looked to have sealed a com­fort­able vic­tory but a Paul Mabb own-goal and a late Dan Wanstall ef­fort helped set up a ner­vous fin­ish for Liam Smith’s side.

At the other end of the ta­ble, Char­ing Sun­day se­cured their first league vic­tory in five games as they just got the bet­ter of Brew­mas­ter 2-1, with goals from Gary Turner and Ross Preb­ble. their de­fence of the Val He­len League Cup next week­end with a 3-1 home win against Lol­zors at South Road.

Goals from John Smith, Ash­ley Sales and Tony Dun­ham did the dam­age, with An­to­nio Miguel re­ply­ing.

Spar­tans face Ken­ning­ton in next Sun­day’s fi­nal. Third-placed White Horse re­turned from their trip to Troggs Re­serves 6-1 win­ners.

Aaron Cook hit a hat-trick and there were fur­ther goals from James Nut­tall and Jamie White which added to an own-goal. Ben Allen net­ted Troggs’ con­so­la­tion ef­fort.

Fourth-placed Brom­ley Green suf­fered a third de­feat in four games, los­ing 2-0 to Kingsnorth Pil­grims, for whom Rus­sell Marsh and Karl Crick were both on tar­get.

Josh Mills and Asa McKenzie scored for Ash­ford Spar­tans who drew 2-2 at Fox Sun­day. Fox bat­tled back to earn a draw thanks to two goals in the fi­nal 10 min­utes through sub­sti­tute Ross Struthers and Tom Wilmhurst.

Goal­keeper Dan No­den came to the res­cue to save a late Spar­tans penalty when the score was 2-1.

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