Leaders move further clear
Kent County League
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.