Weald of Kent Charity Jnr Final 1998-99

Platt's Early Burst Flaws Westfield

Platt Utd  4      Westfield  0

A three-goal salvo from Platt United during the first 20  minutes of Bank Holiday Monday's Weald of Kent Charity (Senior) Cup Final, saw the Mid-Kent side put their name on the trophy at the first time of asking.

Platt saw keeper Andy Tappin make a good save after only a minute as United's defence stood still.

After five minutes, Joe Adu was brought down in the area and the same player made no mistake with the spot kick to put United, taking part in the competition for the first time, 1-0 up.

A Tim Burrows corner found Darryl Smith who made it 2-0 with only 10 minutes gone.

Two Adu efforts went wide as United took control allowing Chris Hills to find space and slot home number three after 20 minutes.

Platt's Tim Burrows and Mike Perry dominated the midfield and the lively Hills hit a tremendous shot which Westfield keeper Atkins tipped over the bar.

Westfield had no answer to the pace of Adu and Hills but somehow managed to keep the score down to 3-0 at half-time.

The second-half saw Platt content to sit back on their lead. Westfield enjoyed plenty of possession but Stan Faulkes, Darryl Smith, Stewart Castro and Sean Allen stood firm.

A move involving Burrows and Adu resulted in a good save by Atkins before Hills laid on number four for Adu who crashed his shot into the roof of the net.

Platt keeper Tappin equalled his Sevenoaks Charity (Junior) Cup feat of keeping a clean sheet in every game en-route to the final.

Platt boss Glenn Broad, said: "It was a very good first-half team performance. We won the match in the first 20 minutes and I am pleased for the players".