East Kent Youth League U16's CUP Quarter Final
By Martyn Sexton
Ben Wiebe-Williams hat-trick puts City in Semi Final
Betteshanger 2 Canterbury City 4 (AET)
A Ben Wiebe-Williams Hat-trick finally saw off a stubborn Betteshanger team, who somehow against the odds and with a superb keeper, forced extra time.
City were in control from the start, with Wiebe-Williams and the dynamic Josh Naylor, testing the home keeper early.
Three more superb saves from efforts from Archie Tennant, Tom Franks and Spencer Lela, saw the game goalless at half time
City stepped up the pace and finally a Jack Nickolson corner found Wiebe-Williams who slotted home. With Ben Malone, Bailey Whitely and Patrick Higbee strong in defence, a clean sheet looked on the cards, but the home side found space and equalised. Jude King then resorted City's lead with another goal from a Nickolson corner, but with seconds remaining the home side drew again and only a superb save from Joe Danton spared City's blushes
Extra time though see City step up a gear and a lung bursting run from Alfie Ashdown set up Wiebe-Williams who cooly lobbed the keeper, Ashdown was involved again setting up Wiebe Williams for his hat trick and a much needed away win.
FT AET 2-4
Team Joe Danton, Patrick Higbee, Ben Malone, Spencer Lela, Archie Tennant, Tom Franks, Alfie Ashdown, Josh Naylor, Ben Wiebe-Williams, Jack Nickolson, Jude King,Bailey Whitely