Monday 01st December 2003
New Lordswood boss Piggott gets off to winning ways
New Lordswood manager Paul Piggott got off to a flying start in charge of the Go Travel Kent League club, winning 3-1 at West Wickham.
Lordswood now travel to Ramsgate in the quarter-finals of the Kent Senior Trophy, to be played on Saturday 3rd January.
Assisted by Graham Mitchell, goalkeeper Piggott saw his side take a ninth minute lead when Michael Dodsworth cut inside from the right and curled a twenty-yard shot into the net.
Nine minutes later a long ball from James Short who controlled the ball and set up Sean Hetterley inside the penalty area to slot home Lordswood's second.
West Wickham pulled a goal back inside two minutes of the restart when Paul Jennings chased a long ball, beat John Gissing and shot past Piggott inside the penalty area.
Lordswood, however, wrapped up their passage into the quarter-finals when Phil Pearson was fouled on the edge of the area and Sam Colyer knocked it sideways for Kevin Thorburn whose shot deflected past goalkeeper Mark Owlett.
Full Kent Senior Trophy Quarter-Final draw
Hythe Town                vs        Sevenoaks Town
Ramsgate                  vs        Lordswood
Thamesmead Town  vs        Cray Wanderers
VCD Athletic              vs        Greenwich Borough
(ties to be played on Saturday 3 January 2004)