Only one of the three scheduled games went ahead. Simla gained the
three points they needed to stay in contention, with a home win against
The first match between these two teams for thirteen years resulted in an 8 - 0 win for Simla.
Simla scored within the first couple of minutes through Matt Newman. Further goals came in the first half from Matt Coleman (2) and Andrew Crush.
The second half continued with dominance from Simla. Brenchley pressed forward at times and never gave up, but still conceded a further 4 goals. The later scorers were David Blundell, another for Matt Coleman for his hat trick and then Joe Fuller and finally Matt Newman for his second.
Joe Cullip was the clean sheet keeper for Simla and became the third different Simla custodian to
keep a clean sheet this season. They need two points from their final two games to finish above Insulators
Insulators were gifted the three points from their final game when Langton Green failed to field a team. The game between Artois United and Paddock Wood was postponed.
If Simla beat Langton Green next week by more than six goals, they will go ahead of Artois United. Paddock Wood hold the key here. They have to play both Artois United and Simla.
Armada go through to the quarter-finals as group winners after their trip to Dormansland Rockets. They came back with a 4-1 win, Harry Tampsett scored twice, Ben Renshaw once. The other scorer is not known. Rockets are now out of the running. Their goal was scored by Ross Waghorn, the fifteenth different player to have scored for them this season.
Green Lane will go through in second place if Crowborough Town fail
to beat Dormansland Rockets next week. The Lane stayed on course with a 3-1
win at Green Street Blues with Tom Welch, now the League's leading
scorer, getting all the goals for the visitors with his fourth hat-trick
in five games. Ash Birchruffel scored for the Blues.
Should Crowborough Town beat Dormansland Rockets next Sunday, they
will be setting up their game with Green Lane on December 17th as a
second place decider. A really good win for Town in either of their last two games could see them finish third on seven points, even if they lost the other one. The number crunching to determine the best two third placed teams will then take place.
If you thought Group 2 was complicated, try this! Other than
Goudhurst United, any one of the teams can still qualify for the next
round. Group of death stuff indeed!
Royal Oak tumbled the mix with a splendid 4-2 home win over First Division Pembury Sunday. That left Pembury
and Tonbridge Origin both on nine points, having finished their games.
Royal Oak are the team in charge with two games to play. A win next week
against Cassidy's Phoenix would propel them into third place and put
Cassidy's out of the running. A win for Cassidy's on the other hand would put them top of the pile and end Royal Oak's chances. A draw would leave the door open for FC Grinstead in their last game.
The Oak came through their latest challenge with two goals from Ash
Bell, one each from Callum Barclay and Nat Paine. For Pembury. Alun
Evans was again on the scoresheet, this time with a penalty and the
other was scored by Marc Wood.
At Goudhurst there was another result more akin to Rugby Football than Association Football. Tonbridge Origin finished their group campaign with an 8-4 win over United which featured hat-tricks by Myles Lowden and Rory Catt, plus two goals from Tom Cobb. United's Will Mantle maintained his goalscoring record with another, he is still top of the Division Two scorer's list. James Found scored twice for United, an own goal was atttributed for the fourth.
The final group game, on which everything could hang, is on December 17th between FC Grinstead and Royal Oak.
Tonbridge Origin Reserves
gained the point they needed to finish top of the group and gain a home
tie in the semi-finals. They didn't have far to travel, Tonbridge United
being the opponents being Tonbridge United. The outcome was a 2-2 draw.
United's goals were scored by Ben Apps and Alex Underdown, Origin's by
Jonny Barber and Bobby Brown.
The Junior Cup semi-final line-up will therefore be : Tonbridge Origin Reserves v TW Ridgewaye and St John's Yard v Speldhurst Rangers. Semi finals to be played over two legs.
|West Kent Sunday League Division Two including Sunday 3rd December|
|3||Green Street Blues||5||3||1||1||19||8||11||10|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Three including Sunday 3rd December|
|1||St John's Yard||7||5||1||1||40||18||22||16|
|5||Tonbridge Origin Reserves||5||2||1||2||15||11||4||7|
|7||Paddock Wood Reserves||4||1||0||3||6||11||-5||3|
|9||East Grinstead Mavericks||6||1||0||5||7||25||-18||3|
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