Kemsing United Football Club were absolutely buzzing at The Gallagher Stadium in Maidstone on Saturday 13th May, lifting the DFDS Kent County Cup after beating a spirited Westerham FC 3-1 after extra time in the Junior B Final.
An exceptionally strong crowd of around 500 spectators made their way to Maidstone to watch the two Sevenoaks & District Football League sides do battle in this county cup and they were not disappointed with the passion and level of play demonstrated on the pitch!
It took 50 minutes however for the opening goal of the game, with that honour going to Kemsing’s Matt Crompton. Danny Pledge equalised for Westerham with just four minutes left on the clock, and the match entered extra time.
Kemsing powered forward against the now nine men of Westerham though and with goals from Tom Middleboe and Conner Jeffrey proving the difference, it was Kemsing who would go on to lift the cup. Congratulations to both teams on making the final, they made West Kent extremely proud!
Too hot to handle in SECWFL
Meanwhile, the weather, and Sevenoaks Town proved too hot to handle for Tunbridge Wells Foresters at Greatness Park in May, as the teams went head-to-head for the last time this season.
Sevenoaks’ final South East Counties Women’s Football League (SECWFL) Premier Division match ended in a 3-2 win which means they cannot finish lower than sixth this term. Goals from Luci Dorling, Hannah Cleary and Ami Wybrow ensured the three points for Town.
Tunbridge Wells still have five games to play in the league and, if successful, could finish the season in a formidable second place.
Tunbridge Wells also have their own date at The Gallagher Stadium when they will face Dartford Development on Friday 28th May in the SECWFL League Cup Final.