|Saturday 24th July 2004||Sid Burvill Cup||Richard Murrill reports from Westbourne Stadium|
|Folkestone Invicta||6||Simon Glover 15,28
Aaron O'Leary 52 (og)
Mark Munday 53
James Dryden 81,84
|Ashford Town||1||Barry Gardner 19|
Folkestone hit Ashford for six
Folkestone Invicta romped to victory as they hit Ashford Town for six to keep hold of the Sid Burvill Cup for a fifth successive summer amidst glorious sunshine at the Westbourne Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Simon Glover and James Dryden both scored twice as Invicta ran away with the
game during the second half to record their first pre-season win of the summer.
signing Glover received the man of the match award from the Burvill family after
the match as his pace had caused problems for his former colleagues from the
had the first chance of the game when Dean Standen brought a save out of John
Whitehouse in the fifth minute, but at the other end a Barry Gardner shot struck
the Invicta crossbar from the edge of the box after seven minutes.
home side opened the scoring on the quarter of an hour mark when Standen and
Dryden kept the ball on the deck and put GLOVER through for the blond striker to
slot the ball into the back of the net.
Ashford replied with the goal of the game after 19 minutes when one-time Invicta
youngster GARDNER sent a sensational strike over goalkeeper Tony Kessell and
into the far corner of the net from 35 yards out on the right flank.
restored their lead after 28 minutes when Mark Munday played the ball across
from the right for GLOVER to strike again.
was denied a first half hat-trick when he cut in from the right on the half hour
mark but couldn’t get enough power on his shot.
Hogg brought another save out of Whitehouse when Micheal Everitt played the ball
across from the right after 36 minutes.
the other end, Kessell partially saved from Jonathan Thorogood when Gardner
played him through after 40 minutes and captain Scott Lindsey was on hand to
hook the ball to safety from close to the line.
Evans called Kessell into action again with a shot from the left hand side in
the 47th minute.
Ashford’s resistance was to collapse after defender Aaron O’LEARY chested
the ball past goalkeeper Whitehouse and into his own net after 52 minutes.
was 4-1 after 63 minutes when MUNDAY was on hand to score at the far post when
substitute goalkeeper Will Toal missed a Paul Lamb cross from the right.
shot at Kessell as Ashford tried to find a way back into the game in the 65th
it was now all Invicta and a superb 20 yard strike from Lindsey was touched over
for a corner by Toal after 67 minutes.
volleyed at Toal following a Hogg ball in form the left after 70 minutes and
Toal saved a fierce Dryden shot in the 75th minute when Martin
Chandler and Hogg combined to put him through.
finished with a flourish as DRYDEN neatly controlled a ball from substitute Mark
Rook after 81 minutes and rolled the ball into the net.
DRYDEN struck again after 84 minutes when he drilled the ball into the net when
Lee Blackman played the ball to him in a move started by Rook.
Rook had been spotted by Invicta manager when helping Bearsted’s youths to
beat their Invicta counterparts in their John Ullman Cup final at Tonbridge back
Kessell (Morrin 78 mins), Everitt (Walker 45 mins), Lamb, Flanagan, Guest,
Lindsey, Standen (Chandler 55 mins), Munday, Dryden, Glover (Blackman 77 mins),
Hogg (Rook 77 mins).
Whitehouse (Toal 55 mins), Holmes, O’Leary, Anderson, Adlington, Jonathan
Thorogood, Gardner, McRobert (Beeney 45 mins), Joby Thorogood, Azzopardi (Percival),
Evans. Unused sub: Reynolds.
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