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Ramsgate FC spot on after penalty shoot-out win over Maidstone United seals Kent FA over-60s’ Walking Football Cup success

Players representing Ramsgate FC have been celebrating after winning the Kent FA over-60s’ Walking Football Cup.

Ten teams from across the county were at the event at YMCA Maidstone.

Kent FA over-60s’ Walking Football Cup winners Ramsgate FC get their hands on the trophy
Kent FA over-60s’ Walking Football Cup winners Ramsgate FC get their hands on the trophy

The top two teams from each group progressed to the Semi-Final, with the winner of each group playing the runner-up of the other group.

Ramsgate and Maidstone United topped their respective groups, while reigning champions Woodnesborough were knocked out. Margate and Tonbridge Totterers also progressed to the final four.

Ramsgate narrowly won on penalties after a 1-1 draw and Maidstone looked strong in their Semi-Final with a 2-0 victory against Margate.

In the Final, Ramsgate went down to five players after a player was sent off for stopping a goalscoring opportunity but it remained goalless and went to penalties.

The first four spot-kicks from each team were scored before the Ramsgate goalkeeper saved one - and proceeded to convert the decisive penalty.

Harry Burgess, the Kent FA’s adult football development officer, said: “I’m very proud of how the tournament went. The day was played in great spirits and to a high standard.

“Walking football is a rapidly growing area of the game and it’s great to be able to host more provisions for this demographic who prove that age is not a barrier to involvement in the sport. I would encourage anyone interested in this sport to give it a go.

“It can have great physical, social and mental benefits to those who play. Thank you to all the teams that took part and to the St John Ambulance volunteers who were in attendance. Congratulations to Ramsgate.”

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