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Friday night football kicks off at Greatness Park

Friday saw the first of nine cup finals to be played at The Bourne Stadium in Greatness Park this season, with Southborough Reserves facing The Bull Horton Kirby in the first Smiths Cup final to be played on a 3G pitch.

The Smiths League Cup, which is this year sponsored by Sevenoaks Sports magazine, is contested in each of the Sevenoaks & District Football League’s divisions, this match representing Division Three.

Southborough controlled most parts of the game however they let The Bull HK back into the match in the dying seconds to finish 4-4. Extra time ensued but Southborough managed to score another four goals to make sure they were going home with the season’s first piece of silverware.

Saturday only saw four matches played and completed. The highlight was the Sevenoaks Charity Senior Cup semi-final between Ide Hill and Ightham held on the 3G pitch at Wrotham School.

But unlike The Bourne Stadium (right) there was little to no brushing of the pitch except for the lines. This made it a very tricky prospect for both teams and the referee.

In a close first half, the teams went in level at the break, 1-1. However in the second half, Ightham came out the stronger team and quickly scored two goals, and despite a late consolation from Ide Hill, they held on to win 3-2. Ightham will now face Malgo FC in this years final on Good Friday at Greatness Park.

Ide Hill Reserves were also in action down the road at Seal in the Fisher Shield. Seal won this one comfortably 5-1.

In Division Two, Nomads Reserves fought off Kemsing United Reserves finally winning the match 5-2. Division Three saw a tight game between local rivals Pembury and Hawkenbury, with the match finishing 2-2 which keeps Hawkenbury at the top of the table at least until Southborough Reserves play their two games in hand.

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