There were three games in Group 2 of the WKSFL Senior Cup. Armada
made qualification for the quarter-finals all but certain with a
2-0 win over Green Street Blues. Scott Amos scored both the goals.
James Larkin in goal kept the clean sheet, his side's first in any
competition this season.
Pembury Sunday are hot on their heels. A 4-3 win over Speldhurst
Rangers gives them a real chance as they still have three group
matches to play, one of which is against Armada. Speldhurst raced
into an early lead when a lovely ball from James Hughes found
Ollie Crees, who neatly finished at the near post. It was an open
game from there on in with both teams trading attacks. Pembury
equalised from a Speldhurst corner when their winger broke away
and found a striker who, after four attempts at goal, squared it
to another player who finished with a massive deflection. Pembury
went 2-1 up 2 minutes later when a ball to the back post was
Straight from the kick off Pembury made it 3-1 when another lofted ball to the back post was watched by the slumbering Liam Baldwin all the way to an unmarked player who headed home. Speldhurst got back in the game when Barney Mellors chipped a lovely free kick onto Ollie Crees head and equalized after lovely work from James Hughes down the right set up Ben Watts with a tap in at the back post. Pembury benefited from a quick free kick which left their player one on one with the 'keeper where he slotted home to make it 4-3. Speldhurst pressed for the equaliser but it didn't come. A great contest for those watching and playing. Pembury's Charlie Johns scored twice, Fred Johns and Tom Price one each.
Insulators retained a chance of qualifying for the senior cup
quarter finals with a narrow win against Cassidy´s. Cassidy´s
started the stronger and although there were chances at both ends
it wasn't the greatest surprise when they took the lead with a
fine shot by Matt Ferris from the edge of the box after 28
minutes. Both teams created half chances but it remained 0-1 at
The second half was also end-to-end but gradually the home side came into the match. It as a good move that saw Insulators equalise. Martin Page-Mitchell played a clever pass to Tom Bridger who was over-lapping and his cross was met by Jake Pingault who headed home. A strong spell by 'Slators followed and a foul on skipper, James Philpott inside the box, saw Jake Pingault calmly tuck away the penalty in the 73rd minute. Just three minutes later, Alex Clarke added a fine header to make it 3-1. Cassidys were far from out of it and a mix-up in the home defence led to a penalty that was put away in the 83rd minutes by Josh Ennis. More chances followed but Insulators held on for the win.
Cassidy's have finished their group programme and have only the
slimmest chance of making it through. Other than Speldhurst
Rangers, any of the other teams can qualify so the last few games
are going to be closely contested.
|West Kent Sunday League Senior Cup Group 2 including Sunday|
|6||St John's Yard||6||2||1||3||22||28||-6||7|
|7||Green Street Blues||5||2||0||3||19||13||6||6|
Ticehurst Village Club damaged Tonbridge Origin's chances of
making the semi-finals with a 4-2 home win. Leon Fisher 2, Zack
McEniry and Josh Macnabwere the Ticehurst scorers, Dean
Larter and Bobby Brown for Origin. The final two matches pitch the
top two against each other. A point for Yalding & Laddingford
would see them and FC Grinstead go through. Should Yalding lose, a
good win for either Origin or TW Ridgewaye in their game would see
the winners go through. Those two games will be played in March.
|West Kent Sunday League Division Two including Sunday 17th February|
|2||St John's Yard||8||4||2||2||29||17||12||14|
|3||Petts Wood OB||7||4||2||1||26||16||10||14|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Three including Sunday 17th February|
|4||Yalding & Laddingford||12||6||1||5||37||34||3||19|
|7||Biggin Hill JFC||12||4||3||5||30||36||-6||15|
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