With most matches played, all eight qualification places are
still up for grabs. Across the three groups, the top two in each plus the
two best third placed teams will make up the quarter-final eight.
Artois United are almost there, a win their final group
game against Paddock Wood will assure them of at least second
place. On Sunday, they and long time rivals Simla played out a
two-all draw at Tonbridge Farm. Simla now need to win at least two
of their remaining matches to guarantee second place. Joe Fuller
scored both for Simla, while for the hosts Artois there was a goal
from Pete Shaw and an own goal by an un-named Simla culprit.
Despite recording a 7-3 victory at Paddock Wood, Insulators
need to win their final group game against Langton Green and hope
other results go their way. Paddock Wood could hold the key here
as they have to play both Artois and Simla in coming weeks. Stefan
Draper scored all three for the Wood in the first half of that
that game against
Insulators, but his efforts were eclipsed by his team's local
rivals. At half time Paddock Wood lead 3-1 and you wouldn't have
put too much money on an away win said Andrew Stanley of Insulators.
However the second half saw a great turn around with six unaswered
goals. Scorers were Ben Manser (2), Ben Johnson (2), Martin
Page-Mitchell, Cole Walsh and Martin Ives.
Brenchley and Langton Green are out of the running after a 1-1
draw at the Memorial Ground. Scorers were Neil Allen for
Brenchley, Matt Lee for Langton Green.
Armada are one point way from finishing top of Group 2 following
a narrow win at home to Crowborough Town.
Crowborough Town feel very disappointed that they didn't take anything
from this game against their Division One opponents, reports Mike Noble.
They deserved at least a point, and maybe all three points could have
For long periods of the game Armada were penned in their own half and on a number of occasions they had their young new goalkeeper to thank for keeping them in the game.The heavy pitch certainly didn't help either team to play attractive football, but with Town effectively using the better ground down the touchlines they created more chances. The absence of both their leading goalscorers didn't help Crowborough's cause but as we all know it's goals that win games and they just couldn't find the net.
Eventually it was a penalty that gave Armada the chance that they needed and Harry Tampsett comfortably beat the visitor's keeper to put away the only goal of the game.
Armada's final group game will pitch them against Dormansland
Rockets, who are still in with a mathematical chance of going
through. It looks like a rugby score from their match at Green
Lane, where the hosts won by the unusual score of 10-6! I am
assured they played with a round ball and not the egg shaped
version. A hat-trick from Tom Welch (his third in
successive games) lead the way for the Lane, whose other scorers
were Josh Harris with two, one each from James and Richard
Donaldson, Jack Humphrey and two own goals by the visitors. Rockets
goals were scored by Rich Wetton, Matt Burroughs, Paul Withers with two and Shane Clarabutt also with two
Green Street Blues are still in the reckoning for second place
after a 5-3 win at Tonbridge Invicta. Goals from five different players made
up their tally, namely Tom Wilken, Rob Shearman, Yannick
Tchoundjin, Jack Edmeads and Ash Birchruffel. Invicta have
completed their Senior Cup group programme without a point,
despite the efforts of Alex Wellbelove, Matt Martin andTommy
Wleham in that final game. Blues will meet Green Lane on December
3rd with a top two finish very much at stake.
Figure this one out! Mathemetically any of the six teams could
qualify. Royal Oak hold the cards as it were, being behind with
their fixtures. Their scheduled game against leaders FC Grinstead
was called off and will be re-scheduled.
Meanwhile, Cassidy's Phoenix moved into second place after
defeating Goudhurst United 5-2 at Bayham. Matt Ferris contributed
two goals, Ollie Muggeridge, Ben Boodle and Alex Kibbey one
each. Division Two's top scorer Will Mantle scored both for
Tonbridge Origin won their first points in the group,
comprehensively beating Pembury Sunday 6-0 at Tonbridge Farm. The
lethal boots of Tom Cobb, who scored four last Sunday, hit three
of them, Myles Lowden, Chris Crouch and Mike Jessop the others.
The multi-talented Andrew Jarvis, normally a defender, had to play
in goal and kept a clean sheet.
The top two in the group are due to meet next Sunday. At the same
time, Pembury Sunday need to beat Royal Oak to stay in contention
while Tonbridge Origin's match with Goudhurst United will be
interesting. If the top three were to draw and Tonbridge Origin
were to win, one point would separate the top four with one game
left. Calculators out, lads!
|West Kent Sunday League Division Three including Sunday 19th November|
|1||St John's Yard||6||4||1||1||30||16||14||13|
|3||Tonbridge Origin Reserves||5||2||1||2||16||12||4||7|
|5||Paddock Wood Reserves||4||2||0||2||13||11||2||6|
|9||East Grinstead Mavericks||4||1||0||3||5||19||-14||3|
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