Ladies through to quarter finals of Kent County Plate
Double strikes for Janes and Underhill
Angels Ladies are through to the Kent County Plate Quarter Finals after a 6-1 win at Anchorians Development.
The hosts are riding high in the Kent Division 2 West, a division below Tonbridge, but any concerns that they might prove a banana skin were put to rest in the opening 15 minutes of the game. In the 3rd minute Megan Akehurst's shot was well saved by the home goalkeeper but top goalscorer Becky Janes was quickest to react, converting the rebound for her 15th goal of the season. Janes increased that tally to 16 in the 14th minute, when a shot from distance caught goalkeeper Davies by surprise.
Anchorians grew into the game and the score remained 0-2 until the break, but a glut of goals early in the second half secured the tie for Angels. On 51 minutes Akehurst teed up Alex Weston to fire home for her first goal for the club, then three minutes later Lauryn Underhill was put through on goal by Kelly Moran, and delivered a cool finish. The score was 5-0 after 59 minutes when a long kick from goalkeeper Sam Wright beat the defence and Akehurst applied the finish. The goal was marred by a head injury to Anchorians' Ellen Ellis in her attempts to prevent the goal, and the player could play no further part in the match.
The home side pulled a goal back through Zoeanne Pound in the 70th minute but the best goal of the match was saved until last, as Underhill picked up a pass from Maisie Gibb on the left, beat two players and then rifled a shot into the roof of the net for her 12th goal of the season.
The Ladies are back in league action this Sunday when they visit Teynham Gunners.
Team: Wright, Anastasiou, Syrett, Moran, Lyons, Fothergill, Jarvis, Kemp, Akehurst, Janes, Underhill. Subs: Coulter, Gibb, Foster, Weston.