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!
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.
They will get going next week.
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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