Maidstone Mens 6s
Marden Russets 5
|Date||Saturday 26th November|
A lack of available umpires cost Maidstone this game.
For the second week running Maidstone started very slowly, and didn’t really get into the game until they were a goal down. However, after 10 minutes Maidstone started to control the game limiting Marden to breakway attacks. Constant pressure on the Marden circle through great play from Alex Harwood, Simon Emery, Jacob Taylor and James Goodbody won a series of short corners, one of which was converted with a straight shot from Mick Emery. Maidstone again came close with shots from Mick and Simon Emery and a great chance from Luke Clarkson that was well saved. Half time meant an umpiring change and the swap of personnel affected Maidstone’s structure. Marden started to control the midfield more and a first time cross was well met by their centre forward to beat Nick Cornford at the far post. Nick made several great saves before a very lucky shot bounced off the post and under the keepers body and was tapped in by a grateful forward, to give the host a 3 v 1 lead. Maidstone continued to attack but failed to trouble the Marden keeper.