Third time lucky for King­well

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Kent Reliance Senior Trophy Final Special -

Vic­tory was es­pe­cially sweet for Pat King­well, the one United man to have ap­peared in the two pre­vi­ous los­ing fi­nals. King­well played up front dur­ing the 4-0 loss to Beckenham at Ton­bridge in 2014 and was one of those to see his spot kick saved in last year’s penalty shootout de­feat to Shep­pey at the Gal­lagher. The 33-year-old, one of five sur­vivors from the Shep­pey game to play on Sun­day, said: “We did not re­ally get started from the word go, maybe it was a lit­tle bit of the jit­ters. “We weren’t win­ning sec­ond balls but once we got into the game, we started to dom­i­nate. We should have been two or 3-1 up in the first half and Danny just said at half-time to get the ball down, don’t rush and we’d win the game which is what we man­aged to do.” King­well ad­mit­ted the match re­mained in the bal­ance all the time the score was 1-1 and both he and skip­per Stu­art West made im­por­tant blocks in the sec­ond half. He added: “Both teams had chances and there were a cou­ple of clear­ances on the line. “Mine (from Den­zel Gayle) was a good block be­cause at that stage it could have gone ei­ther way. “It’s al­ways good to win what­ever age you are and it’s lovely to have my kids – Jes­sica, 11 and Joseph, 5 – here to see me win it. I’m proud of the club, too. “The cup’s nice but our main aim re­ally is to win the league. If we keep do­ing what we’re do­ing, I think we’ll be all right.”

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Shaun Welford takes a touch to score Ash­ford’s first goal

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Ja­son Good­child gets in an ef­fort on goal

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Pat King­well

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