Scorers: Chris Podd x3 Max Messenger x2 Matt Lea x 2 Rich Sabin x1 Morten Pederson x1
Keen to get 3pts on the board Canterbury 3s travelled to Maidstone with a depleted squad with a number of n/a through injuries or school and thanks to Max who came as our 12th man after a really late call up.
The game started quickly Maidstone had the 1st chance before a great through ball from Morts found Matt Lea who beat his man to go through 1 vs 1 with the keeper. As they GK advanced out Poddy had busted a gut to get in to the D and was rewarded with a square pass to finish in the unguarded goal for 1-0. Maidstone responded quickly for 1-1 before Morts made it 2-1 with a nicely finished “Irish” PC (what else)! Canterbury then found their stride and tore through the Maidstone defence and by half time Poddy had completed his hatrick and Sabo and Max had found the the back.of the net as well. 6-1 up but an injury to Figgy at half time. After a shuffle of the pack with the 11 remaining players 30 seconds after Maidstone had pushed back Matt and Shane had forced a turnover and Matt had scored for 7-1 before Maidstone started a come back to get to 7-2. Matt the made it 8-2 converting a “cross” from Poddy before some loose passing gave Maidstone a glimmer of hope. At 8-4 a comeback was possible before Max made it 9-4 but Maidstone kept picking up on mistakes and got to 9-6 before the whistle ended it. 15 goal thriller for the crowds!