In Group 1, Green Lane made it two wins out of two in the
Senior Cup First Round group stage with a comfortable 4-0 home win
over Second Division Brenchley. Scorers were Tommy Welch
(2), Jamie Cutts and Josh Harris.
Simla set out their credentials in their opening game with
a very good 10-3 win at Artois United, despite being two
goals down after five minutes! Artois had started well with those
early two goals, but after fifteen minutes it was level at 3
- 3. It was a frenetic start which continued for the rest of the
half with Simla scoring another three goals, making it Artois 3
Simla 6 at half time. Simla scorers were Myles Lowden (2) and one
each for Joe Fuller, Clayton Cooper, Harry Bamblett and Ian
In the second half the pace didn't ease up, with Artois having a few chances without scoring but it was Simla who took control with a further four goals. Substitute Steve Smith came on to score a hat trick and Alex Carey scored a screamer from 35 metres to make it Artois 3 Simla 10 at the end of the match.
Petts Wood Old Boys recorded their first win in WKSFL
competition with a 2-0 victory over Paddock Wood, the
goals coming from Ollie Nicholas and Sam Allen.
In Group 2, St John's Yard are the early leaders after a
7-0 win over Speldhurst Rangers at the Hilbert. Rangers
had the bare eleven men, but it took St John's Yard until five
minutes before half time to break down a resolute defence. A
superb second half performance and six unanswered goals made for
an enjoyable game (perhaps not for Rangers!) that was well
refereed by Paul Terry. Highlight was a hat-trick by James Scott,
he was aided with two from Rory Wilson and one each from Josh
Williams and Mush Miah. Adam Good returned to goalkeeping duty and
a clean sheet.
Armada had hard work to overcome Cassidy's Phoenix,
but prevailed in a 3-2 win. Harry Tampsett was on the scoresheet
again, scoring twice. The third was scored by Jimmy Denman. Matt
Ferris and an un-named Armada player, putting through his own net,
were Cassidy's names on the sheet.
The first round of matches saw two close games in Group 1. FC
Grinstead ground out a 1-1 draw with Ticehurst Village,
scorers being Joe Moulding and Jason Marsh respectively. Yalding
& Laddingford top the group after beating TW
Ridgewaye 2-1 at Hawkenbury.
Just looking at Ridgewaye's results showed Yalding and
Laddingford what a difficult game this would be and this wasn't
helped by a number of regulars being unavailable. An early penalty
for handball, put away by Billy Dunn, calmed the nerves. Chances
were spurned by Coe and Dunn and there were a couple of close
range headers from Faulkner. Slack marking allowed Ridgeway an
equaliser, scored by Dan Thomas and Yalding were then hanging on.
Enter to the fray Alex Young Rogers, returning from illness to
restore the lead. Play was then held up by a nasty injury to
a Ridgewaye player following a heavy landing in a fair challenge.
Fifteen minutes of added time saw play from end to end but a
rearranged Yalding defence stood firm
In Group Two's opening games there were two identical results,
7-2 wins for Biggin Hill and Goudhurst United.
There were two hat-tricks in Biggin Hill's home win
against Insulators Reserves, those being scored by Steve
Visser and Adam Shulver. Matt Bishop rounded off the scoring. Carl
Chivers and Craig Smith scored for the visitors.
The same score at Tonbridge Farm saw Tonbridge United
fall 7-2 to Goudhurst United, who are 100% after four
games so far this season. There were also two hat-tricks in this
game, Goudhurst's Will Mantle and Harvey Parks being
successful. Parks has scored in every game so far this
season. Michael Peevor scored the seventh. Tonbridge United's
replies came through Alex Underdown and Arnell Maga.
|West Kent Sunday League Division Two including Sunday 30th September|
|2||St John's Yard||2||2||0||0||10||4||6||6|
|7||Petts Wood OB||1||0||0||1||1||5||-4||0|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Three including Sunday 30th September|
|2||Yalding & Laddingford||3||3||0||0||9||4||5||9|
|9||Biggin Hill JFC||2||0||0||2||3||13||-10||0|
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