Macleod leads goal charge
Ashford & District Sunday League
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.
Bromley Green Reserves get past Charing Reserves
Bromley Green come away with ball against Charing Reserves
Lydd Grasshopper Reserves (green) chase Ashford United 3rds