Simla travelled to Gillingham to meet Rainham 84 FC
of the Medway Sunday League. Simla started well with Myles Lowden
scoring within the first five minutes. The rest of the first period was
played mainly in the Rainham half, with Simla having many opportunities
but without scoring.
Rainham started the second half well and had a ten minute spell where they had the best of the possession, until two goals from Ian Parsons put Simla well clear. Simla then dominated the play, with the occasional attack from Rainham trying to catch up but failing to score.
But it was Simla who scored another two goals from Alex Carey and Matt Coleman making it a very comfortable 5-0 win in the end.
In contrast, Artois United went down at home 3-0 to the powerful Quested outfit from the same league. Quested's goals were scored by Michael Jenner, Frazer Rodgers
and Sam Welch.
TW Ridgewaye had its third consecutive away draw in the Kent Sunday Junior Trophy, meeting Cross Keys FC of the Maidstone League.
This time the team played in Maidstone rather than Ashford. The
ground in Loose is small in dimensions and is completely overlooked by
housing. The pitch surface was uneven, but perfectly
acceptable for Sunday football. Cross Keys had a tactic of maximum
energy for the first ten minutes, where they managed to keep the
majority of the possession. However Ridgewaye’s superior passing
and fitness soon became decisive.
Ridgewaye hit the bar after a neat move down the right. After
32 minutes Adam Davies-Knight scored the first goal with a well placed
shot from the left. The score was unchanged till half time.
The second goal was a penalty after the Chris Hearn, the Cross Keys
keeper flattened Alex Moon. Dan Thomas scored comfortably. Harry
Demmon then unwisely went to ground to give a penalty to Cross Keys,
which was scored then a third penalty was awarded to Ridgewaye which Ted
Thomson converted. There were then twenty minutes left and from
then on the game was stretched, with Cross Keys throwing men forward and
Ridgewaye spurning chances from counter-attacks. Eventually Jonny
Hughes went round the 'keeper to tap into an empty net and it was 1-4
at the start of injury time. One final cavalry charge from the
Maidstone side produce a lobbed goal to end the scoring. Final score :
Cross Keys 2 TW Ridgwaye 4.
Dormansland Rockets continued their sojourns in the Surrey Cup with a trip to West Wickham to play AFC Shirley of the Croydon Municipal League.
Fortunately, they had more players available for this trip than the basic 11 of the week before. After a fairly even start, Rockets slowly but surely began to get on top, with numerous chances going begging through a combination of good goalkeeping, bad luck or just bad finishing. As frequently happens, the opposition then took the lead.
Rockets did not feel sorry for themselves though and kept playing in the manner they had started the game. This bought two goals before half time, one for Rich Wetton and the other for the returning Nick Hollyoak. They carried on in the same vein in the second half, with three more from Rich Wetton and one from T J Stead.
AFC Shirley did pull one back right at the death, but by then it was too little too late. Final score AFC Shirley 2 Dormansland Rockets 6.
|West Kent Sunday League Division One including Sunday 13th January|
|6||Green Street Blues||9||1||1||7||21||50||-29||4|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Two including Sunday 13th January|
|2||St John's Yard||6||3||1||2||20||15||5||10|
|3||Petts Wood OB||5||3||1||1||17||14||3||10|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Three including Sunday 13th January|
|5||Yalding & Laddingford||10||5||1||4||33||31||2||16|
|7||Biggin Hill JFC||9||2||3||4||24||30||-6||9|
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