Match Reports - 2018-19
Saturday 2nd March
Sevenoaks District League Division 3
Ide Hill Reserves 7 - 0 Southborough 3rd
Reserves put their Capon and Fly
Team : Martin (GK), Dance-Harvey, Cooke, B.Hawkins, R.Hawkins, Mcginn, Holder, Wilken,
Hounsell, Asplin, Capon
Subs: Fitzer, Miles-lomas, Scott,
After coming back from a massive high last week despatching St Lawrence 7-0 in the big semi final. Ide Hill knew that they could not afford to let their league form slip behind. They faced a team in which they have lost their only league game of the season. Ide Hill knew a win would keep the pressure on Pembury. Especially when they met AFC Orpington in the league and suffered a 4-1 defeat.
Ide hill were rampant throughout. In the early moments Ide hill dominated the play. Solid composure and neat passing we’re carving open the southborough players numerous time.
It became only a matter of time before Hill grabbed the first. A short corner from Wilken falling to Hounsell. Hounsell then edge this towards goal, taking a deflection on the way through to nestle in the bottom left hand corner. Hill didn’t stop there though..
The second came from nicely worked play in midfield, it was shuffled across to James asplin on the left wing. After numerous shouts not to kick it long. He saw something other people didn’t, finding a 40 yard ball across field to find Peter dance Harvey piling in for the header. Pete fired the header back across goal to find the side netting.
It suddenly became a question of how many Ide hill would get. The third came from a penalty won by cookie. Normal penalty taker and possible top goal scorer at the end of the season unselfishly gave the ball to Capon to stop his 9 game goal scoring drought. Capon without hesitation slotted home leaving southborough’s Keeper with little chance.
Ide Hill were 3-0 with 30 minutes gone. Before half time Capon netted his second of the game. Jordan Hounsell putting him through for him to dink the 6ft + keeper.
4-0 at half time and Ide Hill we’re cruising. After a relaxed half time team talk, Ide Hill knew they needed more, as what is likely to be a two horse race between them and pembury! Goal difference could matter at the end of it
Changes were made, and if southborough thought it would get easier after changes they were wrong. Ide Hill’s club top goal scorer Paul Scott game of the bench. Which is a testament to the strength of the team this year. Fitzer also coming on at right back to sure things up.
Straight away, the two subs made an impact. Nathan Fitzer taking his notorious long throw for Scott the flick a header past the keeper. Taking him to 17 goals this season.
At 5-0 the game dwelled, with two semi finals in two weeks, the last thing people wanted to see was the two of the back four limping of injured in Peter dance Harvey and rob Hawkins.
20 minutes had passed, lot of chances still being created. Midfield Steve Mcginn having chances however being poorly taken and Jordan Hounsell rounding the keeper for a southborough defender to clear of the line. Will Martin making a save to tip a shot on the crossbar foiled southborough best chance of the game.
Jason Miles lomas entered onto the pitch coming back from a career threatening injury. A bruise on his shin recovered well and he slotted into the no.10 roll.
The game sparked into life again, and bill hawkins popped a volley from the outside of the box to slither into the goal. Cooke clamming the deflection but to no avail.
With the minutes winding down. Jordan Hounsell danced past a couple of defenders to drive a low cross to fall at Capon’s feet. A simple tap in but the
hat trick he has been waiting for. The veteran now on six goals for the season. A tally he will be hoping to add on before the season comes to an end.
Ide Hill never looked like loosing and put in a solid performance against a team they have in a couple of weeks in the league cup semi final. It bring great confidence when the come up against Rusthall 3rd at jockey farm next week in the fisher sheild semi final.
Man of the match: Nick Capon
Ide Hill FC are a charter standard club who play in the Kent County League and the Sevenoaks & District League. They were formed in 1923 and became an affiliated member of the FA in 1924. The football club's home pitch is located behind The Cock Inn pub in the picturesque village of Ide Hill and is reported to be the highest football pitch in Kent.