West Kent Sunday League News Report –
Sunday 19th May 2019
There was only the one game last Sunday. There are two potentially
decisive fixtures in Division Two yet to be played that are held over
for a week.
WKSFL Senior Cup Final
Simla were making their sixth Senior Cup final appearance in eight seasons. Their opponents Petts Wood Old Boys were making their first appearance and in their very first season as League members. The match was played on a sunny morning at Jockey Farm, home of Rusthall Football Club.
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Simla knew this would be a tough match after Petts Wood Old Boys semi-final performances against Artois recently. The two sides had met during the group stage when Simla had narrowly won 2-1. The Old Boys had just scraped into the knockout
stage but started that with a very good win over Pembury Sunday who had
won the other group. For their part, Simla had won all their six group
games, scoring 32 goals and conceding just six in the process.
started well with Joe Fuller scoring within the first five minutes and
continued to put pressure on Petts Wood with further attacking moves
but without scoring again. Later in the first half Petts Wood scored an
equaliser from a corner, the scoer beign Kieran Day. This gave them some confidence and it was an
even match for the rest of the first half.
started the second half strongly, but it was Petts Wood that went in
front from a mistake in Simlas defence let in Olie Nicholls. Simla soon equalised when Alex
Carey scored from the penalty spot. There continued some good play from
both teams, but Simla went ahead again when Matt Crompton made sure of
putting the ball in the net after Simla had appealed for a penalty which
was turned down. The match was sealed late on when substitute Harry Bamblett
smashed the ball in the net for Simla to win 4 -- 2.
There were disciplinary issues with both teams, but Simla and Petts Wood can feel proud of their performances on the day.
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