Three WKSFL teams took part, two were successful and will progress to the third round.
One of these was Simla, who
defeated Park Royal FC of the Maidstone League by 3-2 at Five Oak
Green. Simla went ahead through an own goal then Park Royal equalised
with a penalty towards the end of the first half. In the second half
Simla were awarded a penalty which was converted by David Blundell, who
then scored another to make it 3-1. Park Royal pulled one back, which
led to a tense last ten minutes.
The other successful outfit was Artois United,
whose long trip down to Ashford to play AFC Locomotive was rewarded
with a 2-1 win, in which both goals were scored by Jake Miller. Billy
Somerville was the home team's scorer.
Unsuccessful were Tonbridge Origin. They haven't had a good start to the season, having won only one of four games before this one. A goal by Myles Lowden wasn't enough to counter the three scored by visitors Fishermen's Arms, who top the Maidstone League's Premier Division. When you look at their results so far, they had scored 41 goals in five previous games and conceded just four. I don't think Origin can be too displeased.
There were three ties in the WKSFL Intermediate Cup.
In a first round tie, Tonbridge Invicta made light of their poor League form with a 5-3 win at Goudhurst United, although it took them extra time to do it. Their only previous win this season was at home to Goudhurst in the League and Goudhurst had not won since the opening day of the season. United scored through Will Mantle, Michael Peevor and Dylan Thomas, while for Invicta Tommy Welham and Adam Jones once again scored for Invicta against Goudhurst,
Sam Wing and Matt Cunningham also scored for Invicta as did an
un-named Goudhurst defender to make it five. Invicta's second round tie will be a visit to Royal Oak.
Another first round tie was a close game between Division Three outfits Speldhurst Rangers and St John's Yard. Yard won the encounter 2-1.
De ja vu for Speldhurst who bossed the first half as they did in the league match earlier this season, which they had lost 5-1, coming up against minimal resistance from a sleepy St John's Yard.
Speldhurst took the lead after 20 minutes when a scramble in the box fell to Ollie Crees, whose left foot hit went into the bottom corner. From there Speldhurst really should have gone in at half time two or three nil up.
They didn't and like in the league game, St John's Yard called on their healthy bench, made four subs at half time and came out a different team. Speldhurst were resolute until the 75th minute when a quick attack was finished expertly by Jay Scott, who buried it into the top corner. Speldhurst's fatigue started to show and utilising the gaps Yard played straight through them. A great finish by Josh Williams finish in stoppage time means Yard go through to meet Division Two Cassidy's Phoenix.
A second round tie also took place and it was a heavy home defeat for East Grinstead Mavericks at the hands of Tonbridge Origin Reserves. Having lost 5-1 to them in the League a fortnight ago, they could not have wanted worse but it was, 6-1 this time. A hat-trick from Origin's Jonny Barber was instrumental. Their other goals came from Matt Butcher, Matt Anderson and Alex Pocock. None of the scorers had scored in the previous encounter. Carl Muncey was Mavericks' lone goal scorer.
|West Kent Sunday League Division One including Sunday 15th October|
|West Kent Sunday League Division Two including Sunday 15th October|
|2||Green Street Blues||3||2||1||0||10||2||8||7|
Paddock Wood Reserves finally got their League season under way and it was a flying start. They travelled to bottom side Tonbridge United
and went back home with a 7-2 win under their belts. A hat-trick by
Grant Allen paved the way, also scoring were Jamie Joy, Matt Ward, Dave
Williams and Simon Hammond. United's two came from Alex Underdown and
TW Ridgewaye couldn't emulate last week's Junior Cup win against Tonbridge Casuals when the two met again. The outcome this time was a 2-2 draw. Ridgewaye's Ben Adams scored one and thus keeps his place at the top of the League's goalscorers table. Dan Thomas scored the other. This week's curiosity is that those two have between them scored all Ridgewaye's fifteen goals so far this season in WKSFL League and cup matches. Casuals two scores were by Craig Parton and Joe Lewis.
|West Kent Sunday League Division Three including Sunday 15th October|
|2||St John's Yard||3||2||0||1||15||9||6||6|
|3||Tonbridge Origin Reserves||3||1||1||1||10||8||2||4|
|4||Paddock Wood Reserves||1||1||0||0||7||2||5||3|
|7||East Grinstead Mavericks||3||1||0||2||4||14||-10||3|
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