Lead­ers move fur­ther clear

Kent County League

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Ken­ning­ton stretched their lead at the top of the Premier Divi­sion to six points with a 2-1 home win over Sta­ple­hurst Mon­archs United on Satur­day.

Car­lum Mcleod and sub­sti­tute Harry God­dard scored the goals as the lead­ers cap­i­talised on the fact near­est ri­vals Green­ways were play­ing in the Kent In­ter­me­di­ate Chal­lenge Shield, los­ing 4-2 at home to St Peters.

Un­beaten Green­ways do, how­ever, have two games in hand. Lydd Re­serves and New Rom­ney shared a 1-1 draw, Joey Tib­ble net­ting for the home side and Billy Weir-Somerville for the Marsh­men. Rom­ney are ninth and Lydd 13th. Rol­ven­den were beaten 1-0 away to Hol­lands & Blair Re­serves in Divi­sion 1 Cen­tral and East, leav­ing them sev­enth in the ta­ble.

Matt Forster’s hat-trick was in vain as Ash­ford FC lost 5-3 to Lordswood Re­serves in Divi­sion 2 Cen­tral and East. Brad Webb hit four goals for the vic­tors. Ash­ford are eighth in the ta­ble. New Rom­ney Re­serves re­main at the foot of the ta­ble af­ter a 2-1 home de­feat to West Far­leigh.

Ash­ford Ath­letic had to set­tle for a point in their game against Divi­sion 3 Cen­tral and East pro­mo­tion ri­vals Deal Sports Re­serves.

Lewis Bed­well struck twice in the open­ing 18 min­utes but his dou­ble was can­celled out by Sean Arm­strong’s two for the home side.

Ath­letic re­main third, four points be­hind Deal Sports, but with a game in hand.

They are 11 points adrift of lead­ers AEI Sports but have played two games less.

Ten­ter­den Town picked up their third league win of the cam­paign hand­ing bot­tom club Ayles­ford an 8-2 de­feat.

George Hayes led the way with four goals and there was one apiece for Matthew Gold­smith, Lewis We­ston and sub Andy West.

Ten­ter­den’s win kept them out of the bot­tom two, two points ahead of Sta­ple­hurst Monarch United Re­serves, who beat Wood­nes­bor­ough 4-1.

Brom­ley Green, in fifth, lost 2-0 at home to Faver­sham Town Re­serves.

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