Angels U13 triumph in local derby
Great display from both sides
A 2 minutes silence was observed at 11am for Remembrance Sunday at Longmead by all teams playing at the ground.
A great game of football then followed with both teams knowing each other very well. Angels took the lead early on when Kian Austin whose deliveries from corners for the last few weeks have been superb curled the ball in direct from the corner
Angels added a 2nd shortly after with Billy Kent bursting through and squaring to Toby Lansdowne to fire home.
Angels hadn't started as well all season and were to add a third shortly afterwards. This time it was Billy Kent finding the net from close range.
Maidstone regrouped adding a reply and although Luke O’Grady got a hand on the shot the Maidstone striker followed up to fire home.
It looked like Angels would go in at half time 3-1 up but Maidstone got a late free kick and fired a cracking shot into the top corner to make it 3-2 at half time and the comeback was on.
Angels knew the next goal was all important and would swing the game. This time it was man of the match Billy Kent again wriggling to the bye line and pulling back superbly to the edge of the area for Dan Wates to fire a first time shot into the corner and continue his red hot streak.
This settled the nerves and Angels started to knock the ball around much better, the back line superbly marshalled by David Howie and Toby Kent. Maidstone were to break through only the once in the 2nd half with Joe Rowe racing back to clear off the goal line to prevent a certain goal for Maidstone.
The 5th goal to make the game safe was superb. Maidstone cleared from a corner but right back Jack Balcombe gained possession and hit a 30 yard unstoppable half volley into the top corner, one of the goals of the season.
It was a cracking game of football by both sides fitting for Armistice day. Next Sunday Angels are at home in the last 16 of the Viatex Cup 11am KO against Thamesview