Four Kent teams were in inter-county action on Saturday, three against Surrey Schools in the South-East England competitions, the other against Sussex in a representative match.
After the disappointment of defeat in their previous outing against Hampshire, Kent Under 14’s responded in fine style with a 2-1 win against Surrey at Thamesmead. A penalty saved by Kent keeper Jordan Gillmore and another converted by George Baker-Moran to add to an earlier goal gave Kent victory over a Surrey side previously unbeaten in their SE games.
The Kent U15’s triumphed by a similar score and in similar fashion at the same venue, coming from a goal down to win with a late penalty converted by Regan Brooks. Luis Dos Santos scored the other goal and Kent now sit at the top of the group table with one more game to play.
The Under 16’s, meanwhile, were in action against Surrey at Faversham Town FC, where players and officials enjoyed excellent hospitality from the host club. After conceding an early goal, Kent equalised when Joe Sharpe was put through to slot the ball past the visiting keeper, and then Ike Bignell put the home side in front. Kent had chances to finish off the game, but paid the price for not taking them when they conceded a late penalty, which was successfully converted to make the score 2-2.
In the other game of the day, Kent U12’s faced Sussex Schools at Glebe Fc. But were unable to follow up their earlier victory over Surrey, and lost a close game 4-3. The Kent goalscorers were Harvey Welford, Alfie Sanders and Harvey Kedwell with a penalty.