New name set for Senior Trophy

This Sunday will see a new name inscribed on the Kent Senior Trophy as Tunbridge Wells, who have reached the final on 4 previous occasions, face Lords

The Senior Trophy, sponsored by Spire Alexandra Hospital, will be played on the 14th April at Longmead Stadium, the home of Tonbridge Angels, with a 3pm kick-off.

Tunbridge Wells have hit the headlines this month with their FA Vase heroics earning them a place at Wembley following a record 1700 crowd at Culverden Stadium in the semi-final first leg.  Their Senior Trophy campaign has been similarly convincing, scoring no less than three goals in every round so far.  A 3-2 victory against Kent Football United in round 1 was followed up with another 3-2 thriller away to Ashford United before dispatching Canterbury City 3-1 in the Quarter Finals.  With momentum from their FA Vase campaign spurring the team on, Tunbridge Wells comfortably saw off Erith & Belvedere with a 3-0 semi-final victory to book their place in the Senior Trophy Final.

Home comforts have meant little to Lordswood FC who reached their first Kent Senior final in style by playing every round away from home and scoring sixteen goals in the process.   As well as scoring freely, Lordswood conceded only two to make them the best team in the competition in both attack and defence.   A 5-0 away win at Crockenhill was followed with a 7-0 thumping of Woodstock Park before edging past Woodstock Sports 2-1 in the quarter final.  A 2-1 semi-final win at Deal Town saw them reach their first final on Sunday where they will be hoping to make history in their maiden appearance.

The Kent Senior Trophy will be played at Longmead Stadium, Tonbridge, on Sunday 14th April with a 3pm kick-off.