Kent FA Over 60s play England Over 65s
A hat trick from Trevor George saw England Veterans Over 65’s come from 2-1 down to defeat Kent FA Over 60’s 4-2 in a very entertaining match played at K Sports.
England got off to the perfect start as they took the lead within the opening two minutes, Rob Beel was fouled in the box and dusted himself off to slot the resulting penalty into the bottom corner. With the wind and slope in their favour, Kent were on the front foot for the next ten minutes and drew level when Det Hoffman heading home from a delightful cross. With the half drawing to a close the hosts took the lead through Bob Wiggins who finished superbly from just outside the box.
Facing the elements in the second half, Kent struggled going forwards but stood firm in defence limiting their opponents to long range shots which failed to trouble the Kent backline. England started to push in search for the equaliser and came close in quick succession, first they were denied by the crossbar as Pete Coffill struck it from distance and this was followed up by Rob Beel hitting the post. The pressure for England eventually paid off as they drew level with fifteen minutes remaining, Trevor George heading home from close range. England then took the lead as George took advantage of a defensive mix-up to slot home from close range and he duly completed his hat trick with just over five minutes of the match remaining as again a defensive slip allowed him to pick his spot into the bottom corner and secure the 4-2 victory.
Player of the Match was awarded to Peter Coffill for England whilst Bob Wiggins was the Kent recipient.
A great game of football and next up for Kent is a trip to Billericay on 23rd April to face Essex in the next round of the National Over 60's Competition.