The Kent FA's blue ribbon competition got underway across the County tonight, and in Thanet the Rams played host to Greenwich, one of the teams tipped to win the Bostik League South this season.
The Rams' side was quite different to the team that achieved a victory in the FA Cup on Saturday, with Tom Chapman and Ollie Gray rested, while Jake Munday and Luke Wheatley moved to the bench, but they still opened the scoring against a very strong Borough side when Adam Woolcott converted Alfie Paxman's cross in the 19th minute.
After the break Borough equalised on 51 when Peter Sweeney's cross-shot eluded Luke Watkins, and although the Rams nearly re-took the lead just after the hour-mark, Joe Kane's header past 'keeper Ben Bridle-Card, a defender was on hand to head the ball clear off the line. Shortly after 2 goals a minute apart from Connor Hunte and Jack Sammoutis respectively gave the visitors the lead and then extend it, and although Paxman nearly pulled one back with 5 minutes to go, Borough sealed the win with a 4th from Travis Gregory in the 3rd/final minute of stoppage time.
So, Borough move into the 2nd round of the competition while the Rams look forward to the visit of Hastings in the league at 3pm on Saturday.
Updated 13:40 - 11 Jan 2018 by Edward Lucas