West Kent Sunday League News Report – Sunday 3rd September 2017
The 51st season of the West Kent Sunday Football League got under
way last weekend. With some pitches not available, only about half the
teams were engaged. There will be almost a full programme next Sunday
however. No League tables until next week.
Division Two saw the most action, with eight of the ten teams kicking off their season. Top spot goes to FC Grinstead, last season's Division Four runners-up and Junior Cup Winners. A twelve goal demolition of Langton Green
was highlighted by four goals from Micky Neatherway and three from
Connor Tobin. Also on the scoresheet were Joe Moulding (2), Sam Fidles,
Ben Randall and Ryan Coomber. The Green's Jon Donoghue, so prolific a
scorer for them last season before a long absence, scored their
Green Street Blues also started well, overcoming Crowborough Town
by four goals to nil. Ron Shearman, John Sims, Ash Birch-Ruffell and
Matt Dorrity scored the goals while Nick Edwards kept the clean sheet in
Royal Oak (formerly Hawkenbury Sunday) won a local derby against TW Foresters
6-3, but lost their goalkeeper through injury in the process. Two goals
from Ash Bell and one each from Luke Graham, Tom Fatom, Neil Reynolds
and Neil Walker did the damage. Forester's reply was a pair from Louis
Simmons and a strike from Dean Jacobs.
Finally, Goudhurst United got off to a good start with a two goal win away at Cassidy's Phoenix, Dylan Thomas and Will Mantle scoring. Ollie Pantrey was the successful custodian in keeping the Phoenix at bay.
There were two games in Division One. Green Lane headed off Armada
by two-nil, James Donaldson and Craig Smith finding the back of the
net. Marc Yeung was the day's other 'keeper to keep his goal intact.
Pembury Sunday will be pleased with their first game, a 4-1 win at Paddock Wood.
Matt Rice-Tucker scored twice, aided by goals from Yacine Marouani and
Nick Forward. The Wood's goal was marked by Stefan Draper.
There was only the one game in Division Three, where East Grinstead Mavericks
returned to the League after a season elsewhere. Two goals by Ben
Howat saw them narrowly defeat Tonbridge United, for whom Alex
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