Peter Pitts Reports:
Kent Divisional Cup Final 2019, played 16th May 2019 at
The Gallagher Stadium, Maidstone
With this comfortable victory in the Kent Divisional
Cup Final, in front of a crowd of 400 at the impressive Gallagher stadium,
Sittingbourne Ladies finished their first season under the Sittingbourne banner
with a flourish having secured an impressive League and Cup double.
Sittingbourne bossed the first half, but Dartford
started the second half brightly only to fall away in the last quarter of an
After a cagey start Sittingbourne’s Georgia Winger
put the Brickies ahead in the 16th minute with a shot from just
outside the goal area that looped over the advancing Dartford keeper. Darts
almost had an instant reply, but Sittingbourne keeper Megan Seymour, who
transitioned into goalkeeper only at the beginning of this season,
made a good save.
From that point on Sittingbourne looked the more
dangerous of the two sides and in the 19th minute Beth Jackson had a
great shot that curled just wide of the far post.
11 minutes later Sarah Fletcher received a great pass and she toe poked
the ball into the Darts net to make it 2-0 to the Brickies.
Sittingbourne were playing some good football and on
37 minutes a lovely move involving 3 players ended in the ball passed across the
Darts goal where Samantha Miles was lurking and she fired just wide.
In a half extended by 8 minutes caused by a couple of
injury stoppages Beth Jackson was again unlucky as her header bounced off the
Darts started the second half well and had a couple
of efforts that Sittingbourne did well to block. The closest they came was an
effort from a free kick that was well saved by Megan Seymour. Darts continued to
press and had the ball in the net but the effort was ruled out for off-side.
Sittingbourne picked up the pace and were again
bossing the game. Beth Jackson was again close with a header that went just wide
and the Brickies played out the last
quarter of the game well on top.
As you would expect there were scenes of jubilation
at the end of the game as the Sittingbourne Ladies celebrated their League and
Photographs to follow.