Macleod leads goal charge

Ash­ford & Dis­trict Sun­day League

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - FOOTBALL -

Car­lum Macleod scored four times in Ken­ning­ton’s 7-2 win at Prince Al­bert.

The vic­tory for Keith Rice’s side moves them three points clear at the top of the Premier Divi­sion at the half­way stage hav­ing scored more goals than any­one else with 28 from just five games.

Ken­ning­ton led 4-0 at half-time with Macleod and Steve John­son both scor­ing twice, but Al­bert re­cov­ered after the break scor­ing twice through Jor­dan Grif­fin and Dar­ren Sut­ton. Macleod hit two more goals in the sec­ond-half be­fore John­son scored an­other to com­plete his hat-trick.

Mer­sham Sports picked up their first league points, win­ning 5-0 at 10-man Ash­ford Dy­namo with goals from Jon Tur­ley, Piers Fuchter, Steve Tan­ner, Matt Davies and Dan Wanstall.

Brew­mas­ter de­feated Mar­ket Ho­tel 4-2 in Group B of the Premier Divi­sion League Cup. Goals from Gary Clarke (2), Ben Squires-Quinn and Brad Bur­ton com­pleted the vic­tory for the vis­i­tors against 10-man Mar­ket who saw de­fender Ryan Smith sent off in the sec­ond­half. Mar­ket had led 1-0 at half­time thanks to Matt Collins’ early strike, and added a sec­ond through Steve Ward, but los­ing a man and a missed penalty from Buster Beaney sparked an ex­cel­lent come­back from Brew­mas­ter.

In-form Char­ing be­came the first team this sea­son to take points off of lead­ers Nail­box as they re­turned from Swan Lane with a 2-2 draw.

Goals from Ben Harte and Ross Preb­ble can­celled out strikes from Craig Featherbe and Chris Wil­son.

Third-place Red Hea­thens took ad­van­tage of Nail­box’s slip up and are now just four points be­hind the lead­ers as they de­feated Lol­zors 3-1. Craig Haynes scored twice be­fore Gareth Wil­liams added a third. Bradley Fre­und net­ted Lol­zors’ goal.

Troggs came out on top in an 11-goal thriller, beat­ing Cheri­ton 8-3. Rob Giles net­ted a hat-trick for Troggs adding to fur­ther strikes from Ross Breen, Seb Hunt­ley, Alex Philpott, Liam Austen and James Twycross. Craig Hard­ing and Jack Tay­lor scored for Cheri­ton.

Goals from Mark Hilden and Ed­die Phillips helped bot­tom of the ta­ble Ap­ple­dore to a third win in their last four games as they beat Hythe Royal Bri­tish Le­gion 2-0.

In Divi­sion 2, Brom­ley Green won 2-0 at Ash­ford Cava­liers with goals from Ryan Ford and Con­nor Gower.

Tony Dun­ham net­ted twice for Sellindge SSC but their ti­tle am­bi­tions took a dent as they were held to a 2-2 draw at South Willes­bor­ough, who scored through Craig Clif­ford and Ben Lock.

AFC Guild­hall keep up the pace with the lead­ing pack as they re­turned from bot­tom-of-thetable Mer­sham Sports Re­serves 4-0 win­ners with two goals from both Steven Masters and Peter Carey.

Bid­den­den prof­ited from a 6-1 win at Pil­grims as their clos­est ri­vals in Divi­sion 3 all failed to win.

The Den were the only team in the top five po­si­tions to claim a vic­tory as they moved up to third. Goals from James Solly, Sam Met­land, Tom Weeks, Harry Stow, An­drew Clark­son and Jack Timms did the dam­age. Nathan Cook scored for Pil­grims.

Lol­zors Re­serves re­main top of the ta­ble de­spite los­ing 2-1 at Ash­ford Spar­tans. Jack Tee­ham net­ted for Lol­zors but they came away empty handed as goals from Will Lawrence and Scott Smith saw Spar­tans home.

Sec­ond place Park Farm Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Singleton Barn. Lewis O’Leary grabbed the Rangers goal but they were de­nied max­i­mum points as Ben Brom­ley equalised.

Rhys Hodges scored twice but Ash­ford United 3rds were held 2-2 at home by Lydd Grasshop­pers Re­serves.

Char­ing Re­serves won 3-2 at Brom­ley Green Re­serves. Kelvin Ban­field, Nathan Lakra and Matt Turner helped the vis­i­tors to a fourth league vic­tory as they can­celled out strikes from Harry Bir­chall and Cameron Bruce.

Pic­ture: Chris Davey FM6336392

Brom­ley Green Re­serves get past Char­ing Re­serves

Pic­ture: Chris Davey. FM6336388

Brom­ley Green come away with ball against Char­ing Re­serves

Pic­ture: Tracey Corps

Lydd Grasshop­per Re­serves (green) chase Ash­ford United 3rds

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