Artois United are in the semi-finals of the Kent Sunday Premier Cup.
An outstanding 5-4 win at Rainham 84 Sunday sets up a match at Bradstow
Albion. That will be a really tough one. Bradstow earlier knocked out
Simla and followed that with a 5-2 quarter-final win over the holders Quested FC.
That game is booked for the 3rd March.
No report on the game has been received, so all I can tell you is
that the scorers for Artois were Peter Shaw with two, while Jake Miller,
Stefan Draper and Dave Ryder each scored one.
The successful Artois team pictured above.
Crowborough Town gained a very important win in a much delayed group stage tie at Dormansland Rockets. They play Green Lane in their final game next
Sunday. The equation is simple. If Town win, they will finish second in
the group and qualify for the quarter finals. Should Green Lane win or
the match be drawn, Green Lane would hold onto the second place and
themselves go through.
At last a decent game of football on a decent pitch, said Mike Noble of Crowborough Town.
Crowborough started the game with their regular keeper away injured, one
player returning from a long absence, another having played just one
game for the club and, unusually, just one substitute. However, the new
look team couldn't have wished for a better start when, in the first
minute, a well worked move down the left saw Andy Pollard put the
visitors in front. This obviously settled the team and they began to
play some nice close passing football which produced chances but no goal
until, with half an hour gone, came a goal that had nothing to do with
good football. The Rockets' keeper came to the edge of his area to clear
his lines and as the ball reached the halfway line Ollie Hyland 'passed'
the ball 50 yards into the stranded keepers unguarded net. Apart from
doubling the lead, it proved that power isn't always necessary to score
goals, just enough to do the job and accuracy.
Half Time : Dormansland Rockets 0 - 2 Crowborough Town
From the re-start Town continued to play some good football and it was no real surprise when, after ten minutes, Marcus Alexander scored the their third goal.
Although Rockets managed to put their own moves together, they rarely troubled the Town defence and their cause wasn't helped when a player collected a second yellow card and left the game. As the home team re-organised their line-up Andy Pollard was again in the right place at the right time to add another for the visitors following a good move down the right. Now comfortably on top, Town's George Holman pushed forward from his central defending role to score Crowborough's fifth, and in fact his own fifth goal for the club in as many games. It would have been understandable for Dormansland's heads to go down, but they continued try to get back into the game and a superb strike from the edge of the Crowborough penalty area produced an equally superb save at full stretch by George Jones. The last five minutes now produced three goals with Town adding two more, one from Ben Richardson and then Andy Pollard completing his hat-trick, before Rocket's endeavours were rewarded with a well taken consolation goal by Paul Twinn.
Full Time : Dormansland Rockets 1 - 7 Crowborough Town
|West Kent Sunday League Division One including Sunday 18th February|
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