Despite being hit hard by illness and injury, Kent Under 14’s followed their 2-1 win over Surrey with a narrow victory over Bedfordshire at the Flitwick Soccer Centre in the quarter-finals of the ESFA cup.
Having gone a goal behind, Kent equalised just before half-time through Ike Orji, which proved to be the catalyst for a fine second-half performance in which debutant Max Undahl scored twice as Kent earned a semi-final tie at home to Oxfordshire
The Under 15’s made the trip to Steyning to play their final SE league game, and triumphed 2-1 to secure top slot in the group and a home semi-final. Goals from Jack Gallagher and Luis Dos Santos gave Kent their fourth win in five games.
The Under 16’s, meanwhile, made the long trip to Martham to play Norwich in the ESFA Cup, but were unable to repast their earlier performances in the competition and were defeated 3-1, with Ike Bignell scoring the Kent goal. Their attentions now turn to their final two SE League games against Middlesex and Sussex.
This Saturday, Kent Under 14 girls host West Midlands in the ESFA Cup, and will be hoping to match the achievements of the Under 14 boys in reaching the national semi-final.
Photo by Ashley Baker