STANSFLED’S RECENT good run of form came to an abrupt halt at home to Kent Football United on Saturday.
Stansfeld started off poorly and were two goals behind within seven minutes, Liam Whittaker putting his side ahead before an own goal from George Martin.
With an uphill battle in front of them, Stansfeld started to get a foothold in the game and were rewarded with a goal in the 29th minute as Harry Gamble finished off a fine move. But within a few minutes Kent were two goals in front again when Nic Gonsalaves tapped home from close range.
The hosts’ poor defending continued and a minute before the break Kent added a fourth goal through Ahmed Dean.
Things were going from bad to worse for Stansfeld and three minutes after the restart Tunde Aderonmu added a fifth.
Stansfeld pulled a goal back in the 52nd minute through Billy Shinners, but slack defending again in the 60th minute allowed Tom Skelton to add a sixth goal for Kent.
Stansfeld brought on all three subs and one of them, Nathan Flaher, pulled a goal back with eighteen minutes left but it didn’t spark an unlikely comeback.
Stansfeld’s Reserves lost 4-3 away at Greenways with goals from Ryan Hassan (2) and Charlie Sewell. Stansfeld’s 3rd team pulled off a great win 4-2 away at table-toppers Sutton Athletic Reserves with goals from Omar El-Mantaway (2), Albie Barton and Paul Lee. This Saturday’s Games 1st Team vs K. Sports – Away – League – 3pm 2nd Team vs Lewisham Athletic – Away – League – 2pm 3rd Team vs St Francis – Away – London Junior Cup – 1.30pm