Football: Wells knocked out of cup for second time in a week

    Cray Valley 1 Tunbridge Wells 0

    KEEP OUT Steve Lawrence acrobatically saves against Cray Valley

    DESPITE Tunbridge Wells Manager Jason Bourne taking to the pitch himself, his team was unable to craft an away Kent Senior Trophy win over Cray Valley.

    In a game of numerous chances for both sides, a single strike settled the matter.

    Bourne praised the side’s efforts, which had followed a tough week in which they also exited in the league cup, losing 3-1 to Holmesdale.

    Though the side has endured patchy form in cup competitions, their league performance over the past few weeks has shown promising signs.

    According to Bourne, they put in a creditable effort but had once again been affected by several of their players being unavailable.

    Bourne said: “It was one of those games where there could have been a lot of goals, so it was a good one for the spectators, but we didn’t get the result we had hoped for.

    “The team played with a lot of spirit, though we were without a couple of the squad including Luke Hackett, which meant I put myself on the bench and ended up getting some game time.

    “We are back to focusing on the league now and we are playing Lordswood next, which will be a good game in which we’ll be aiming for three valuable points there.”