Kent FA 16s recorded their third successive draw of the South East Counties League, with a 2-2 score line against the visiting Sussex FA. The visitors were the stronger team in the first half, and took a deserved lead before Eban Gurung equalised before the break. The second half Kent then seized the initiative and when Samuel Aziaya gave Kent the lead, it looked like they would come away with the win, but after a flurry of missed chances they were pegged back by Sussex in the last minute from a corner.
It is an unbeaten but frustrating season so far for the 16s, who will see it more as 2 points dropped rather than 1 gained as with the previous match against Middlesex, but showed great resilience to recover against Essex FA in the opening match.
Kent’s next match is away to local rivals London FA on the 10th December before our final match against AFA on the 4th February, and while chances of winning the league are slim, there is a real chance to go the season unbeaten, which hasn’t been done by any county in this age group since Kent FA in the 2015-16 season, who also won the title in that campaign.
Kent FA Squad: Ben Folkard (Aylesford FC) Alex Oketta (Greenway Aces FC) Luke Exall (Aylesford FC) Samuel Aziaya (Bromley FC) Mali Emeka (Dartford FC) Harrison Pont (Aylesford FC) Jacob Gilbert © (Bearsted FC) Ross Johnstone (Kennington FC) George Hall (Bearsted FC) Eban Gurung (Kennington FC) Charlie Dale (Dover Athletic FC) Zach Collet (Dartford FC) Dwayne Kattah (Dover Athletic FC) Josh Coombs (Dartford FC) Josh Ladlow (Bearsted FC) Jacob Grant (Folkestone Invicta FC).