Kent County League
Saturday 10th February 2018
Kick Off 14.45 Actual 14.52
Greenways 1 Kennington 5, attendance 18
45’ + 2, 1-2
@ Old Southfields
off Cedar Avenue
No Admission or Programme.
This was the game of the day in the Kent County League, with second in the league table hosting the leaders. Greenways, who were unbeaten in the league this season (11 wins, 3 draws), started the day six points adrift of Kennington, but had two games in hand.
I arrived around 50 minutes before kick off (although the match then kicked off seven minutes late due to the second Linesman not arriving until 14.42) just as the Referee had completed his inspection. Despite being very wet, he felt the pitch was perfectly playable, although “it might be a bit muddy at the end”. Kennington scored early on, but Greenways soon levelled. The visitors edged in front with the last effort of the first half, before netting twice in the opening 90 seconds of the second half to wrap up the points. They have now won ten consecutive league matches and look favourites to go on and win the title.
As the game went on, the rain continued and the wind increased. The pitch certainly looked worse for wear at the final whistle, but not as bad as my umbrella, which was totally destroyed, having been blown inside out on half a dozen occasions !