Kent Surrendered Unbeaten Record On Sussex Coast
Sussex FA 2 - 0 Kent FA
Our Kent U16 Representative Team surrendered their unbeaten record as they slipped to a 2-0 defeat against Sussex FA at Lancing.
In very blustery conditions , it was Kent with the wind at their back for the first half and within the first two minutes had created two chances, Kayden Turner shooting wide whilst Gerald Sithole saw his shot saved by Oskar Lockyer in the Sussex goal. Kent were made to pay for missing these chances as they fell behind on 8 minutes, Mitch Hewens crossed into the box and found Demas Ramis, he turned his man well and fired under Kyle McLeish. Perri Landolo fired over the bar from distance as Kent looked to get back into the match, but the hosts were looking very dangerous and nearly doubled their lead, the lively Ramis broke through the defence, beat the keeper only to be denied by a superb goal line clearance from Patrick Jackson. This only proved to be a minor setback as five minutes later Sussex doubled their lead and again it was Demas Ramis with the goal, a free kick was swung into the box and Ramis nipped in between two defenders to head home and it stayed this way until the half time interval.
Into the Second half and Sussex created the first chance within the opening minute but Harry Cuthbert’s 25 yard stike went narrowly over the bar. Kent substitute Caleb Edorh made an impact following his introduction and on 53 minutes he came close to pulling a goal back but his effort went wide of the post. After a disappointing first half, Kent played better in the second half and looked more like the side that had won its opening two matches but just couldn’t get past a stubborn Sussex backline. The hosts had further opportunities to increase their lead but a save from substitute keeper Connor McDonnell and a superb block by Harry Sargent denied them on both occasions but in the end it was the two first half goals that secured a 2-0 victory for the Home side. A disappointing showing from the Kent squad which saw them lose their unbeaten record, but with two matches remaining in the League we still have a great chance of lifting the Title.
Kent Squad: Kyle McLeish (K Sports FC), Patrick Jackson (Bromley FC), Billy Edwards (Dartford FC), Dan Watson (Dartford FC), Harry Sargent (Dartford FC), Adam Jones (K Sports FC), Robbie Roberts (K Sports FC), Kayden Turner © (Bromley FC), Gerald Sithole (Kennington FC), Bobby Dunn (Bromley FC), Perri Landolo (Maidstone United FC), Sid Gurung (Dover Athletic FC), Caleb Edorh (Maidstone United FC), Malik Adekunle (Kent Football United FC), Connor McDonnell (Dartford FC).