Maidstone Mens 5s
|Date||Saturday 6th October|
|Scorers||Thompson, Nigel Swaffer (2)|
Maidstone opened their league campaign with a tough away game, after a walk over last week. Maidstone started well and had the best of the opening period. Thompson opened the scoring on the far post swooping on a cross. Swaffer rather fortuitously added the second when his flick was only half parried by the goalkeeper. Cobdown were always liable to score on the break, even though the defence generally had the better of them. However shortly before half time Cobdown were back in the game when a lapse in concentration let the home side sneak in goal, which sparked off sometempers.
Despite most of the possession and a number of chances, Maidstone could only muster one second- half goal coolly converted by Swaffer. Any pressure from Cobdown was comfortably handled by the defence seeing Maidstone through to a well-deserved victory.