Ath­letic take over at the top

ASH­FORD & DIS­TRICT SUN­DAY LEAGUE: DOU­BLE FROM HOR­TON HELPS HIS SIDE MOVE ABOVE CAVA­LIERS Di­vi­sion 1

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Football -

AFC Ash­ford Ath­letic are the new lead­ers after they won 3-2 at Lol­zors.

Dale Hor­ton scored twice to make it nine goals for the sea­son, while strike part­ner Steve War­ren added Ath­letic’s third.

Stephen Fuller and Jack Sul­li­van replied for Lol­zors.

Ash­ford Cava­liers dropped to sec­ond after they were held to a 4-4 draw at Troggs.

The hosts raced into a 4-0 lead with goals from Rob Giles, Paul New­man, Ben Allen and Andy Un­der­down but Cava­liers hit back to claim a share of the points thanks to Chris Cle­ments, Ryan Strand, Matt Moon and Jack Pereira.

Ap­ple­dore man­ager Jim Brazil saw his side win 2-1 away to bot­tom side Char­ing Sun­day.

Two own goals won it for the Smug­glers, who had lost three of their pre­vi­ous four games, with Richard Spicer scored for Char­ing. Street, who are now two points clear of AFC Lo­co­mo­tive hav­ing played a game more.

Davis’s tre­ble was added to by a sec­ond-half strike from Aaron McGuin­ness to can­cel out two goals from Rob­bie Clark for Mer­sham, who re­main fifth. com­pe­ti­tions this sea­son.

Fur­ther strikes from Mike Nor­ris, Ja­son Weller and Chris Boxshall saw South Willes­bor­ough progress, while Spar­tans replied through Deryn Hard­wick and Ste­fan Dal­ton.

Willes­bor­ough Ath­letic needed ex­tra time to see off Mer­sham Sports Re­serves 3-2. Goals from Matt Jarvis, Luke Par­son­age and Andy Crouch won the tie after Mer­sham had forced ex­tra time with goals from Ol­lie Ma­son Asa McKen­zie.

Josh Knight scored a hat-trick for the sec­ond week­end run­ning as Di­vi­sion 2 lead­ers Ash­stone Galac­ti­cos won 6-1 at home to Gi­vau­dan. Lee De­hara, Dom Cle­ment and an own goal im­proved Galac­ti­cos’ tally as Gi­vau­dan replied with a Lee Can­non strike.

Bur­ton Grove player-man­ager Justin Day scored his first goal of the sea­son as the Di­vi­sion 2 pro­mo­tion con­tenders won 4-1 at Fox Sun­day.

Richard Long added a sec­ond and two goals from Matt John­son put the re­sult be­yond doubt with Tom Wilmshurst grab­bing the con­so­la­tion for Fox.

Ryan Ford net­ted a hat-trick for Brom­ley Green as they beat Master Brewer 5-2. Lay­ton Bryant and Josh Smith were also on tar­get for Green while Adam Boxer replied with two goals for the Lobsters.

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