Simla and Artois United have already qualified for the
quarter-finals, but a last gasp winner for Petts Wood Old Boys at
Dormansland puts them in the frame with Green Lane for a place,
providing Dormansland do not win at Green Lane on March 17th and the Old
Boys win or draw at Crowborough at the same time.
Dormansland Rockets 3 Petts Wood Old Boys 4
Dormansland Rockets and Petts Wood Old Boys played out a tightly
contested match, which would have been enjoyable for the neutral had any
of them been brave enough to face the unpleasant Sunday morning
conditions. A turbulent wind and very muddy pitch affected the whole game from the kick-off.
Petts Wood started the brighter of the two sides and deservedly took the lead through Bill Parkinson after Dormansland failed to deal with a routine cross into the box by Jake Lewis which found Parkinson, who made no mistake. This woke up (fired up?) the Rockets, who began to bombard the Petts Wood box with Rich Wettons long throws, hitting the bar and then having an equaliser controversially chalked out for a foul on the 'keeper.
The score remained 1-0 at half time but Petts Wood quickly found
themselves 2-0 up after the break, Bill Parkinson extending their lead
with his second of the game. Dormansland pulled one back through Rich
Wetton for 2-1. Minutes later a moment of class from Old Boy's Jake Oke, who
lashed home from 25 yards to make it 3-1, the unfortunate Dormansland
keeper slipping over in the muddy goal mouth as he went to make the
After this it was all Dormansland. Alfie Dean hit the bar with an effort off another
long throw, before a swift counter attack from Petts Wood led
to debutant Alfie Brown sweeping home to make it 3-2. When Rich Wetton
equalised for Rockets, who were by then on top with 15 minutes left it seemed
like there would only be one winner. Petts Wood defenders had plenty to
do, but held firm. Then in the dying moments Dormansland failed to clear
their lines and the ball broke to Parkinson who cooly converted for his
hat-trick, giving Petts Wood the win.
|West Kent Sunday League Senior Cup Group 1|
|4||Petts Wood OB||5||2||0||3||9||20||-11||6|
With just one point separating 2nd from 6th place, it's all to play
for in Group 2. St John's Yard and Cassidy's Phoenix have finished ther programmes and can only watch and hope as
first Royal Oak take on Pembury next Sunday but more importanly, barring
a massive win for Royal Oak, the following Sunday when Green Street
Blues meet Pembury. A draw for Blues could give them fourth place and a
quarter-final berth while a win could even see them finish top! Finges
and toes crossed chaps.
St John's Yard finished with a 4-2 win over
Insulators at the Hilbert. Insulators took the lead early in the first
half through Jake Pingault then the Yard's Reece Horseman pulled one
back to make it 1-1 at half time.
Early in the second half Insulators went in front again, the scorer being Kane Ramsell. When Yard pulled level again through Jack Veness it looked like 2-2 draw was on the cards but the team had other ideas and kept pressing. They were rewarded with one more goal this time from Josh Williams to make it 3-2. Insulators came back at the hosts, making the last ten minutes hard, but forgot to defend. Rory Wilson was able to round off the scoring late in the game.
Royal Oak gave good account of themselves at home to Green Street Blues but eventually went down 5-3 thanks in the main to a hat-trick by Blues' Rob Goode. The other scorers for the visitors were Romain Duchon and Sam Mack. The Oak's scorers were Luke Graham, Michael Collins and Dan Lazell.
The match between Pembury Sunday and Armada was postponed.
|West Kent Sunday League Senior Cup Group 2|
|3||St John's Yard||7||3||1||3||26||30||-4||10|
|5||Green Street Blues||6||3||0||3||24||16||8||9|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Two including Sunday 3rd March|
|2||Petts Wood OB||8||5||2||1||32||17||15||17|
|3||St John's Yard||9||5||2||2||29||17||12||17|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Three including Sunday 3rd March|
|6||Yalding & Laddingford||13||6||1||6||37||41||-4||19|
|7||Biggin Hill JFC||13||5||3||5||37||36||1||18|
Ben Boodle of Cassidy's Phoenix leads the way with 30 goals in all WKSFL competitions, Stefan Draper of Artois United is hot on his heels with 28 then come four players with 26 goals - Jake Pingault of Insulators, Tommy Welch oc Green Lane and Ben Holder of Tonbridge Origin.
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