U16s Run Continues
By Martyn Sexton
City continued their fine run with an excellent win over flying Kennington on a windy afternoon at Victoria Rec.
Canterbury City 3 Kennington 1
The away side started brightly and only strong defending from Skipper Ben Malone, Alfie Ashdown and full backs Patrick Higbee and Bailey Whitely, kept it tight, however it was City with their only attack of the first half who took the lead. Dan Newton and Ben Wiebe-Williams combined to set up Sam Ditton who poked home, scoring his fifth goal in three games. However the pressure told, and equalised just on the break.
As in previous weeks, City stepped up their game and with the wind at their backs took the lead. Ditton and Jack Nickolson worked the ball well on the right flank and a cross saw Archie Tennant steal in among three defenders to stroke the ball into the right corner. Jude King and Josh Payne were battling hard in middle,and King put a ball over the top and the speedy Nickolson raced clear to make no mistake. Joe Danton then pulled off a fine save, but in doing so injured his hand in the process and Wiebe-Williams took his place in goal. Wiebe-Williams then also pulled off two great saves and with last ditch tackles from Spencer Lela and Josh Naylor City held firm for the victory.
Team : Joe Danton, Patrick Higbee, Ben Malone (C), Alfie Ashdown, Bailey Whitely, Josh Naylor, Dan Newton, Ben Wiebe-Williams, Archie Tennant, Sam Ditton, Jack Nickolson, Jude King, Josh Payne, Spencer Lela