Wednesday, 10 January 2018

K Sports 0 Tunbridge Wells 1

Match 79/17/1529 - Tuesday, 9th January 2018 - SCEFL Challenge Cup R3

K Sports (0) 0
Tunbridge Wells (1) 1 Kendall 16
Attendance: 65

Entrance: £3 Senior
Programme: None
Mileage: 30/5,221

Jason Bourne’s 100th game in charge of Tunbridge Wells saw them secure a place in the quarter final draw of the SCEFL Challenge Cup. His side produced a good first half performance and followed this with a steadfast defensive second period that denied their promotion chasing hosts a scalp from the division to which they aspire.

A sweeping move from both Tunbridge Wells full backs saw Alfie Hall producing a devastating cross to the far post where his right-sided counterpart, Alexx Kendall was positioned for a simple tap-in.

The Wells dominated the half and should have entered the break more than the single goal to the good. Josh Biddlecombe sent the ball across the face of the goal that begged a touch that Jon Pilbeam just failed to make; John Shea brought a decent save out of Rhys Coates and when the exciting Franco Mici produced a mazy run and pass, Pilbeam’s shot struck a post.

K Sports may feel that their priorities are elsewhere this season but they gave it their best in the second half and Jack Bradshaw’s save from Sam Winch was as match winning as Kendall’s goal.

The neutrals alongside me in the seats thought it was a poor game, but for Tunbridge Wells supporters, starved of success, any victory is to be applauded and out of the debris of this season a cup final is now only a couple of games away.

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