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

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 consolation.

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 goal.

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.

Division One

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.

Division Three

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 Underdown scored.

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