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Ide Hill take well earned rest after a storming start to their season

Ide Hill missed the chance to move in to second place in the Kent County League Premier on Saturday, going down 2-1 away at New Romney in wind swept conditions.


The visitors went in to the fixture on the back of a stirring win at top of the table Bromlieans the previous week and knew a win would take them up to second place.


But it wasn’t to be on a tough afternoon for the Hill, with Roy Godden scoring an excellent first for New Romney after 10 minutes. The visitors then went two down on 30 minutes, conceding a penalty that was duly slotted home by Billy Wier-Summerbee.


Ide Hill pulled one back when Josh Howard set Barry Ryan up for his 10th goal of the season, but although they dominated the second half, they could not get the equaliser.


Manager Paul McDonagh was frustrated with the afternoons work saying: “They scored a decent first then the penalty took them further away. For the final hour we took the game to them, we had most of the ball but couldn’t convert the crucial chances we created”.


Ide Hill still sit in third place for now, although teams around them have games in hand. They have no game at the weekend, which is well deserved after playing over a third of the season already, and return to action on November 9th with the return leg of the big local derby against Otford United, who are under new management and will be looking to bounce up the league. Kick off will be 2.15pm.




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