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|Richard Murrill reports from Westbourne Stadium|
|Folkestone Invicta||3||Glover 12, Everitt 32,36|
Fans flock to Folkestone
Folkestone Invicta strolled to victory on Saturday afternoon when first half goals from Simon Glover and Micheal Everitt (2) gave Neil Cugley’s side a 3-0 win over once mighty Wealdsatone at the Westbourne Stadium.
This game was
effectively over as a contest as early as the 37th minute when
Everitt made it 3-0 with his second goal of the match.
rallied after the interval, but the main talking point of the second half was
the double sending off of Invicta substitute Ian Pulman and Wealdstone centre-half
Danny Wolf for exchanging blows after 84 minutes.
the scoring after 12 minutes when he nonchalantly struck a first time shot into
the back of the net with the outside of his boot after striking partner James
Dryden had done very well to create space and play him in down the middle.
Michnowicz shot over for Wealdstone from the edge of the penalty area after 21
minutes, but the game was soon to be put beyond the visitors.
it 2-0 after 32 minutes when he followed up as Wealdstone goalkeeper Andy Carter
stopped but couldn’t hold a John Walker shot when Dryden nodded on Paul
Lamb’s deep cross from the left in a move started by Scott Lindsey.
struck again for his second goal of the game after 36 minutes when he fired home
after Glover had caused problems in the Wealdstone defence again.
came out looking to regain some lost pride after the interval and Richard Jolley
forced a corner out of goalkeeper Tony Kessell from the left hand side after 49
missing Mark Munday (work commitments), Invicta lost captain Lindsey as he
limped off after 50 minutes following a heavy challenge at the end of the first
half. In-form centre half John Guest took over the captain’s armband.
introduction of substitutes Alvin Bubb, Mitch Hahn and Marvin Morgan added more
potency to the Wealdstone side and Invicta found it difficult to maintain their
first half momentum.
Morgan forced a save from Kessell when played in down the left hand side after
At the other
end, Glover was denied by goalkeeper Carter in the 90th minute when
Martin Chandler played the ball back across from the right hand side after
Glover himself had initially played the ball in from the left.
The home side
gave a first competitive outing to teenage substitute Shane Spearpoint and a
first home run out to fellow teenager Luke Coleman.
This was the
Folkestone side’s third successive clean sheet and they have the best
defensive record in the Ryman Premier League so far this season. The crowd of
424 was also the biggest in the division on Saturday.
downside for Invicta was a fifth booking of the season for Guest (foul on Bubb
after 72 minutes) which will lead to a one-game suspension and Pulman’s late
dismissal will only stretch Invicta’s already limited squad further.
Kessell, Watkins, Lamb, Flanagan, Guest, Lindsey (Pulman 50 mins), Chandler,
Everitt, Dryden, (Spearpoint 80
mins) Glover (Colmean 90 mins). Unused subs: Dyson, Morrin.
A. Carter, Shaw (Hahn 60 mins), Fisher, Cahill (Bubb 45 mins), Wolf, M. Carter,
Michnowicz, McKeown, Alexander (Morgan 65 mins), Jolley, Ryan. Unused subs: