A record Kent Senior Trophy Final crowd of 1,851 were in Maidstone on Sunday to witness a classic final between Punjab United and Deal Town at the Gallagher Stadium.
Punjab United striker Paul Vines, 39, opened the scoring with a hooked volley to score his 23rd goal of the season, before things swiftly got worse for Deal.
Striker Jayden Hussain, 20, bundled in a second goal, before left-winger William Johnson-Cole lashed in his 17th goal of the season before fellow winger, Theodore McKenzie stroked in the fourth goal to give Punjab United a commanding lead going into half-time.
Hussain scored a second half brace to notch his hat-trick – taking his tally to nine first-team goals since being plucked out from the under 23s.
Deal Town centre-half Alex Green, 19, was sent off in the 64th minute to compound their misery, having put in a very unlike Deal Town performance.
Punjab FC were gifted their sixth goal by some sloppy goalkeeping from Deals goalkeeper Newcombe, in the 69th minute.
It’s one of those games that everything we done was right
A scintillating performance from maiden finalists Punjab United, resulted in a 6-0 win. The score line will go into the record books for the highest margin of victory in this showpiece Final.
‘It’s a dream come true. It’s unbelievable,’ said Punjab United’s manager/chairman Chipie Sian, whose club celebrated a Sikh religious festival on Saturday. ‘Everyone went to the temple this morning, there were 49 people on the coach, they all met up early, went to the temple. Vaisakhi, which is the birth of our religion and it’s just a great day all round’.
‘I didn’t expect that (6-0 scoreline). I expected to win and sometimes when you get games like this, it could be a one-off. It’s a dream. It’s one of those games that everything we done was right – I thought we were outstanding!’
Deal Town manager Steve King had a message to the 1,200 Deal Town fans that witnessed the defeat ‘The biggest disappointment today was that we’ve let them all down. They were still clapping us off at the end. I’m not sure we deserved it on our performance but fair play to them for that. We’re thankful to every single person that turned up today, we’re really sorry that we didn’t show what we’re about’.