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Wanderers win Benevolent final

Wednesday 26th March 2014


Lenham Wanderers Reserves 3  Early Bird  2

Lenham won the Benevolent Cup final by defeating Early Bird at Maidstone's Gallagher Stadium.

In their third final in as many years, the reserves scored an early goal through Sammy Manktelow, but were pegged back to leave the score at 1-1 at half time. After the break Lenham changed their formation and regained the advantage through Mark Hatcher's well despatched penalty that had been won by Daniel Pinder.

Early Bird equalised for the second time before Sammy Manktelow pounced on a mistake by the Early Bird goalkeeper to score his second of the evening and Lenham’s third. 

A crowd of over 300 people saw Lenham Reserves captain Stuart Wilson lift the trophy.