3rd XI vs Herne Bay (Home) | 26 Oct 19

Won 4-2

Scorers: Matt Lea x2 Chris Ellis x1 Shane Godwin x1

MoM: Chris Figgis

The 3s were always going to be up against it against local rivals Herne Bay especially with 6 of the normal squad unavailable this weekend. Having borrowed Simon from the Millers to get to 11 we took to the pitch. Not long later we were 1-0 down as Herne Bay converted a PC and then 2-0 not long after and it was looking like a difficult afternoon was in store. Canterbury then got there heads back in the game and a great team goal finished by Matt Lea saw them go in to half time at 2-1 down. Canterbury continued to be positive and where rewarded with a PC early in the 2nd half which was converted by Matt Lea for 2-2. Some great composure on the ball under huge pressure from Chris Ellis saw him cleverly beat the GK for 3-2 before a very determined Shane Godwin (sweeping very high up the pitch) forced the ball home for 4-2 and ensure our push for the top continues. Special mention needs to go to Chris Figgis and Tyler Aitken who were both excellent at right and left back and also Chris Ellis who finished the day as “World Conker Champ” at a hugely entertaining Oktoberfest!