West Kent Sunday League News Report 2nd September 2018

The new season will feature twenty-six teams across three Divisions. We welcome back Biggin Hill Juniors after three seasons playing elsewhere, also back with us after shorter absences are FC Hayward and Ticehurst Village. Yalding & Laddingford have rejoined with their once junior team staying together into adult football.  Completely new to our League are Petts Wood Old Boys, based at Westcombe Park near Orpington. On the down side, Tonbridge Casuals are no more as are Tonbridge Invicta's Sunday side. Also folded are East Grinstead Mavericks, Langton Green, Paddock Wood Reserves and Tonbridge Origin's first team.

Most teams will not start their season until next week, but a few were ready to go. No league tables until next Sunday!

Division One

Both Green Lane and Armada will be hoping to improve on last season's third and fourth place finishes. The two met in Paddock Wood and it was hosts Green Lane who emerged 2 - 1 winners. Tom Welch (Green Lane) and Harry Tampsett (Armada) scored 52 goals between them last season and both were on the scoresheet. Green Lane's winner came from the spot, the penalty being converted by James Knight.

Division Two

They will get going next week.

Division Three

There were two games in Division Three and two big scores.  Goudhurst United welcomed returnees FC Hayward to Chequer Field but showed no mercy, hammering their luckless opponents eight - nil. There were two hat-tricks, by Will Mantle  and Harvey Parks. The scoring was rounded off by Michael Peevor and Ricky Norman. United's 'keeper Adam Clark kept the clean sheet.

Ticehurst Village seem to have recruited well. Some familiar names, formerly elsewhere, scored in their 6-2 win at home to Tonbridge Origin.  Their six each came from a different set of boots, namely Joe Drury, Darren Nicol, Rob Guile, Hayden Reed, Jason Marsh and Leon Fisher. Last season's Origin Reserves top scorer Jonny Barber pulled one for the visitors, the other being scored by Ollie Bettis.

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