Round-up of the weekend’s league and cup matches in the South East
Gillingham’s shell-shocked side are out of intensive care and very much alive after kick-starting their season with a 15-0 victory over Ebbsfleet United in the FAW Premier League Cup.
Simon Ratcliffe’s new-look team, unrecognisable from that which went so close to winning the Premier League title last season, racked up their biggest win since an 18-0 victory over Meridian in the Kent Challenge Cup last year.
It was their first success since Ratcliffe, a former professional player with Gillingham FC, took charge earlier this month, following James Marrs’ switch to Brighton.
And it was a former Gill, returning to the club, who inflicted most of the damage. Ashlee Hincks hit six, while there were also hat-tricks for Lauren Phillips – who scored four – and Jade Keogh. Emma Tune scored the other two. Continue reading