Hambley double sees Folkestone into last four
Town 1-2 Folkestone Invicta
John Ullman Kent Senior Cup Quarter-Final
Tuesday 27 January 2004
Richard Murrill reports from The Homelands
Invicta progressed to the semi finals of the John Ullman Kent Senior Cup when
two first half goals from Tim Hambley proved enough to see them through Tuesday
night’s quarter final tie at a bitterly cold Homelands.
was playing his first game since extending his loan spell from Welling United
into a second month and celebrated by opening his account for the Folkestone
Elliott pulled a goal back for Ashford after 77 minutes and Invicta had to
survive a tense finale as the home side went in search of an equaliser.
and striker John Ayling came into the starting line up for Peter Overton (cup
tied) and Drew Watkins (hamstring injury), with Martin Chandler switching to
was involved in the decisive moments of the first half and saw a free kick
touched over the crossbar by goalkeeper John Whitehouse following a foul on
it was from Chandler’s 31st minute cross from the right that
HAMBLEY found himself in yards of space inside the penalty area before taking
his chance well to open the scoring.
former Bromley midfielder, Joe Wade was then booked for a foul on Hambley after
HAMBLEY struck again after 41 minutes when he drilled the ball in at the far
post after Chandler’s corner from the left fell to him.
lost midfielder Mark Munday to a calf injury after 42 minutes, with Micheal
Everitt coming on to replace him.
two-goal cushion took some of the attacking edge out of their game after the
introduced a third striker in Joby Thorogood on the hour to join an attack of
Stone and Dave Powell, the latter making his home debut on loan from Welling.
Thorogood stabbed the ball wide with his first touch after 61 minutes and Stone
shot wide from outside the penalty area when Aaron O’Leary played the ball
forward after 65 minutes.
the other end, Hambley missed out on a hat-trick when he had two bites of the
cherry after a Chandler corner from the left fell to him at the far post, with
defender Martin Anderson clearing his second effort off the line.
substitute Barry Gardner hit a crisp shot at goalkeeper Tony Kessell after 75
minutes and Invicta’s Everitt was booked for a foul in the same minute.
were thrown a lifeline after 77 minutes when the ball was threaded through to
ELLIOTT and he hit a well-struck shot into the roof of the net.
was drama during injury time as Ashford had penalty appeals turned down and
Invicta goalkeeper Kessell escaped with a yellow card when penalised for
handling outside the penalty area.
O’Leary’s subsequent free kick deflected off an Invicta defender and a goal
kick was awarded. Thorogood was booked for leading the Ashford protests and
referee Venamore had to run the gauntlet of disgruntled home supporters at the
Whitehouse, Adlington, O’Leary, Anderson, Cumberbatch (Thorogood 60 mins),
Wade, Azzopardi (Gardner 70 mins), Bower (Saunders 71 mins), Powell, Stone,
Elliott. Unused subs: Gillman.
Kessell, Chandler, Lamb, Flanagan, Guest, Lindsey, Hambley, Munday (Everitt 42
mins), Dryden, Ayling (Blackman 78 mins), Hogg.
Unused subs: Dyson, Egan.
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