Five out of Five for Kent

Saturday, 9th November 2013

Jonathan Burtonshaw's hat-trick for Kent Under 15s was one of the highlights for the county on a day when five matches resulted in five victories. His team mate Matt Day scored two and, with a further strike from Mitchell Uings, Kent defeated Middlesex 6-3. Meanwhile, the Under 14s ran riot with eight goals against Middlesex, with a pair each from Tanto Olaofe, Dan Ndukwe and Ryan Huckle, and further contributions from George Bailey and Dan Martin. The Under 16 game was a more closely-fought affair, with Kent twice taking the lead in the first half through Casey Johnson, only for Middlesex to equalise on each occasion. Toby Heydon's clinical finish put Kent ahead for the third time just before the break, and the same player added another with a penalty midway through the second period. Middlesex pulled a goal back to give injury-hit Kent some anxious moments before the end, but the home team's defence held firm.

Kent's two girls teams travelled to Sussex, where the home county had made much appreciated efforts to keep both matches on by booking 3G pitches. The Under 14s won comfortably, with two goals from Ella Rutherford and another from Miri Taylor producing a 3-1 victory, whilst the Under 16s matched the boys' result at this age group with a narrow 4-3 triumph. Two goals from Charlie Spice and strikes from Fiona Constable and Alessi Russo ensured that all five Kent teams in action on the day recorded important wins in the South-East competitions.