Mackett and Holman star as Green win Bodkin Cup again
The Bodkin Cup remains at Waterside after a 3-1 victory over Bethersden at Homelands on Sunday. A brilliant run and ‘low and hard’ from Liam Holman brought the Green level after a patchy opening that saw them go behind before second half goals from inspirational captain Glenn Mackett and livewire Gary Lockyer settled the issue. A well deserved win for the Green and thanks go to the fantastic support of the youngsters from our youth teams. Congratulations to Jimmy Adams of the Den who was awarded man of the match but for me our legendary skipper Macca was a class above anything on the pitch. DH. Full report from Richie to follow on Match Reports 2011-2012.
Sunday report (unedited) from Gill Simes
Market Hotel moved a step closer to winning the Premier div title with a 3 1 home win over Brewmaster, Steve Ward , Marcus Hodges and Adam Purse on target, Gary parks replying for Brews, this leaves Market needing one point from next weeks visit to Mersham to win the title.
In div one either Troggs or Churchills look to be the teams where runners up will come from, Troggs winning 3 1 away to Ash Victoria, Sam Leggis, Steve Rollingson and Andy Underdown on target for the visitors, Jack Draper scoring for the hosts. Churchills just got the better of Red Heathens with a 2 1 win, Paul Mabb and Leighton Kennedy for Churchills, Barry Chambers netting for Heathens.
Marsh Ath kept up their push for promotion from div two with a 4 0 win at bottom club Park Farm, Andy Cherritt and Bill Briffitt with two goals each. Troggs Res picked up useful points with a 3 1 home win over Grasshoppers, Mike Windybank with a brace and one from Marcus Pearce , Grasshoppers goal coming from an og. Wye went down 2 1 at home against Burton Grove, Kieran Smith for Wye, James Ross and Barry Pithers for Grove. Elsewhere Levens kept their promotion hopes very much alive with a 3 2 win away to Ash Cavaliers.
In div three champions Albion Eagles and favourites for runners up spot Hamstreet res warmed up for next weeks cup final with comfortable wins, Eagles winning 4 1 at home against Stour Valley, Adam Rogerson with a couple and Darren Brown and Jamie Raffil with one each, an og for Stour. Hamstreet Res won 7 1 at home against Sandgate, Tom Wilmshurst leading the way with a hat trick and one each from Elliot McNeal, Jack Bundock, Keith Carney and Ryan Bridges, Pete Hill with a consolation for Sandgate. Pilogrims went down 3 1 at home against Brabourne, Matt Jackson for Pilgrims, Craig Lang with a couple and Jack Strover for Brabourne. Goals galore at the bottom o9f the division with Givaudan wining 6 5 away to Mersham Res, Brad Godden with two and one each for Barry Wilcox, Andy Pilbean and Mark Howells from the spot, Ricky Harden with a hat trick, Chris Benton with a brace and Mark Hopkinson for the works side.
Games not played, div one Ash Dynamo v Shadoxhurst (Dynamo unable to field a side) div two Fox Sun v Highfield Res (Fox Sun unable to field a side)