Hythe Veterans 3-1 Folkestone Invicta D.F.C.
Invicta suffered their first defeat of the season to a good veterans side ,Hythe started brightly with the lively Parky causing Invicta problems with Law and Barnett keeping them at bay .Chambers tested the Hythe keeper from distance after good work from Thornton .Hythe took the lead when Lee saved but the ball fell to Parky to slot home.Scott Porter Marshalled the Vets defence with very little getting Behind him and when the Vets got a freekick out wide Porters Delivery found Parky on the far post to slot his second home.Invicta won a corner as they pushed forward and Thornton rattled the crossbar before Parky done the same at the other end.
Invicta pushed forward in the second half and created early chances but the final ball went astray .Hythe then countered and after a couple of deflections the ball again some how found the net to put Hythe 3 up .Invicta rung the changes and seemed to get more joy winning a couple of corners then Wilson got clear only for the vets keeper to save superbly .Wilson flicked on for Lefevre who got down left but shot wide.Invicta Pulled a goal back with a great move thornton found J.Hughes breaking down the left his cross flicked on to Burden who fired home into the corner.Burden nearly added a second when Wilson found thornton who put Burden clear only for the Vets Keeper to save Brilliantly again.
Froud Law and Barnett defended well with Stephens pushing forward in midfield but to no avail.
I was pleased with our Performance though felt we gave them a bit to much respect first half and didnt get going till the second.The vets played well and the expierience told.
MOM Damian Barnett
Disability Championship Tournament (Maidstone)
Maidstone United 0-4 Folkestone Invicta
Folkestone Invicta produced a good all round performance to see off Maidstone .Invicta soaked up some early pressure with Turner Froud and Causer making good Tackles and feeding the Midfield .Invicta went close when Shepherd fired wide and from Stephens free kick the ball found Barnes to fire Home only for it to be ruled out for Offside.Two minutes later Invicta took the lead when Harding found Barnes who 's superb cross was turned in to his own net by a Maidstone defender .Maidstone broke away and Lupepe s tackle was ajudged a foul and from the free kick Maidstone fired wide.After the Break Invicta Stepped up a gear with Captain Stephens and Harding exchanging passes for Hughes in space and his cross was saved .Hughes then got down the left and played the ball back to Harding who Curled his shot into the top corner from 25 yards.Maidstone still pushed forward and Warde made a good tackle and J.Hughes cleared off the line .Invicta had joy down the left and again Harding produced the goods and when the ball was cut back to him again curled into the bottom corner past the unsighted corner. Changes were made and Graham Dray got in a good block in midfied and then Stephens set Chambers away and he made no mistake from close range for number four.
Ipswich Town 0-5 Folkestone Invicta
After a fifthteen minute break Invicta came out with all guns blazing in an astonishing Twenty minutes after a couple of changes from the first game Harding Wilson Exchanged passes before Stephens put Chambers who fired low past the keeper to give Invicta the lead .Invicta build up down the left was good with Barnes getting Fouled .From Hardings Floated free kick Wilson Headed home into the corner for number two .Invicta then won a corner on the left which was Delivered to the far post towards Wilson who had his shirt held as he jumped and the referee pointed to the spot .Stephens stroked the penalty home for number three .The fourth came again from a corner this time Shepherd found Harding who headed just inside the post for the fourth .Stephens then put Chambers clear and he neatly lifted the ball over the keeper for number five before the break.
Ipswich came out for the second half like a different team putting Invicta under pressure from the off.Invicta again made changes .Lee saved well twice and Hughes again cleared from a corner .At the other end Lewis went close .Marsh made a crucial tackle when Ipswich broke .But they could not force a Breakthrough of Invicta's Backline.
These were two awesome performances from the players today on a Boggy surface.Our passing was good and finishing.Defensively we did not make any mistakes and always covered each other.
Team P.Lee,N.Lupepe,W.Froud,R.Causer,M.Turner,D.Stephens(c),J.Hughes,J.Barnes,T.Harding,T.Chambers,M.Shepherd.Subs G.Dray,J.Lewis,G.Wilson,D.Warde,S.Hughes,S.Marsh.
Man of Matches Troy Harding