High fives for Platt 'A'
Platt 'A' 5 Dunton Green Res. 0
Report courtesy of Derek Hodge.
Third Division Platt United 'A' won the final of the Fisher Shield competition, which is in it's 25th year, with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Hire-It District League Second Division opponents Dunton Green Reserves at the Common, Chipstead Lane, Riverhead, last Wednesday night.
On a warm evening and roared on by a large following, the Green were disappointing never getting to grips with the game. Green midfielder Martin Norburn battled in vain , while the goalscoring prowess of striker Mark Uzzell was held in check by the robust tackling of the Mid-Kent side's defenders.
Platt's bustling strikers Gary Piper and Rob Twitchett complimented one another well up front and the use of aerial balls from the flanks exploited Dunton Green's weakness in the air.
Platt's goalkeeper was a virtual spectator throughout although he was brought into the action on a couple of occasions towards the end.
Peter Green put Platt ahead on 13 minutes scoring from close range after a corner on the right taken by Stuart Fisher. Almost on the half hour Gary Bowman rose above Dunton Green's defence to head powerfully past keeper Vince Hounsel.
A 2-0 interval lead was no more than Platt deserved and they went further ahead five minutes into the second-half. A free-kick taken on the left found the unmarked Kevin Brown who headed into the goal.
Seven minutes later a cross from the right by Fisher went straight to Twitchett who finished clinically before Piper wrapped up the scoring.
Team: M.Black, V.Pope, M.Wright, P.Green, G.Bowman, S.Fisher, K.Brown, G.Piper, R.Twitchett, G.Gilbert, M.Allen, I.Killick, G.Stroud.