West Kent Sunday League News Report Sunday 13th October 2019

Kent Sunday Cups took centre stage on Sunday. With a couple of games psotponed, the overall score was WKSFL 3 - 3 Other Leagues.

Kent Sunday Cups

In the Premier Cup, there were wins for Green Lane, Armada and Artois United, but Simla fell at the strong Bromey Green side from the Ashford League.

It was a good win for Armada, who found themselves 1-0 up despite a poor first half performance, but conceded right on half tiem nto send the sides in level.

Two early second half goals made it 1-3 and put Armada in control. Barming came back again on the hour to reduce the deficit,  but immediately Armada made it 4-2.  They saw out most of the last twenty minutes comfortably, only to concede with five minutes minutes left. Buut one again, they reacted well to secure the victory minutes later.

GOALS: Jack Rusbridge 2, Scott Amos, Ben Parkin and Ben Renshaw.

Jack Funnell and Stefan Draper saw Artois United to a 2-1 victory at East Malling, while Green Lane demolished Mersham Sports 6-1. Bayley Colbran and Tommy Welch scored twice, Luke Leppard and Scott Moran the others.

It was no doubt a disappointing trip for Simla down to the Ashford area. A six - two defeat at Bromley Green was the outcome. Matt Crompton and Clayton Cooper scored for Simla.

No luck for the league in the Junior Cup however. Royal Oak went down three- nil at home to the Horsebox Bar, while Artois United Reserves were soundly beaten 8-3 at K Sports Express of the Maidstone and Mid Kent Sunday League. The home side had racked up a goal difference of +27 in their three league games thus far, so it was always going to be hard work. United's Reserves scorers were Reece Francis, Joe Hares and Adam Whatman.

The tie between Appledore and Charcott was called off because of bad weather in the east of the County. They will try again next week.

The only tie in the Junior Trophy involving the WKSFL, Tonbridge Origin's visit to Ashford Cavaliers, was also called off. That game has also been re-arranged for next Sunday.

TW Ridgewaye's two sides will be playing their ties over the next two coming Sundays.

WKSFL Senior Cup

This has been suffering a bit because of postponements and re-arrangements. In Group A, Dormansland Rockets opened their campaign with a 4-1 win at Speldhurst Rangers.

Speldhurst Rangers and Dormansland met for the second time already this season on a wet Sunday morning. The pitch remarkably was in good shape despite the conditions. Due to late drop outs Speldhurst unfortunately had to kick off with only nine men, but in time managed to get a full team together. Unsurprisingly, given the initial numerical advantage, Dormansland started the better of the two sides, with Olly Muggeridge getting his first goal since signing for the club to give them the lead. This was soon doubled by Miguel Figuera-Dunne who was restored to the starting XI this week.

Speldhurst battled bravely and were rewarded for their endeavours when Ollie Crees pulled a goal back with a good header from a corner. Dormansland wasted multiple chances before Ryan Hill made the game safe with a second half brace, his first goals for the club this season on his debut. He was formerly a prolific scorer for the Rockets Saturday side so these goals could be the first of many. Whilst the result may not have gone their wa,y Speldhurst will be pleased with their spirited showing, a significant improvement over their display when these two sides met on the opening day of the season, which was a 12-2 win for the Rockets.

In Group B, the only game saw Cassidy's Phoenix achieve a big 7-3 win at Biggin Hill. A hat-trick from Rob Harman, two from Ben Boodle and one each from Tom Platts and Josh Ennis were too much for the Hill, for whom Jack Louziou scored two. Biggin Hill's third was an own goal, guilty party not named!

WKSFL Junior Cup

This competition has more shape to it. Remember each team plays the others once

Ticehurst Village remain top of the table thanks to a 6-2 win at TW Ridgewaye Reserves. Ben Evans and Leon Fisher both scored twice, Mike Morgan and Raul Rusu added the others. Ruben Lopes scored both for Ridgewaye.

Paddock Wood are hot on their heels after Simon Hammond's double hat-trick saw them brush aside Yalding and Laddingford. 7-2. A stunning goal fest said our man on the touchline. Ben Johnson scored the other one, while for Yalding it was Billy Dunn and Lee Gower on the scoresheet. Hammond's double saw him to the top of the League's goalscoring table with 11 so far this season.

Division One

No games were scheduled.

Division Two

No games were scheduled.

Division Three

No games were scheduled.

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