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Welcome to Woodstock Park from The Club Secretary

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to

The DMA stadium. Our visitors are Guernsey

which is why this is an early kick off. It gives

them plenty of time to get their flight home.

Welcome to their players, officials and supporters.

A welcome also to this afternoons

match officials.

It’s good times for The Brickies at the moment.

Four wins out of our last five games,

making progress in the FA Cup and a great

performance and result in our last match at

Ramsgate. We all knew it was going to be difficult

for the first couple of matches of the season

with some of our key players missing and

so it proved. Now though with the presence of

George and Jono back in defence we look a

much better side. Unfortunately we are now

missing Ollie Brown and Jake Beecroft for a

couple of games. What has been pleasing

though is the performance of some of our

younger players who have excelled. Conrad

Lee has been great for us since he joined in

the middle of last season. He improves with

every game and I am sure he is one of the

first names on Nick’s team sheet. Seventeen

year old Jack Steventon is another to greatly

impress me. He is going to be a very good

player indeed. Fred Obasa is fast becoming a

supporters favourite. His never say die attitude

catches out many teams and he is one of

those exciting players we all like watching.

Stefan Wright is not only a great character but

is a hand full for opponents.

Our last home game was against Whitstable

Town. A competitive game as always against

the Oystermen was settled by an excellent

strike from Ollie Bankole. Unfortunately this

continued Whitstable’s losing sequence and

resulted in Will Graham leaving. A shame really

as Will had to rebuild when the Wards

took many of Whitstable’s players to Ramsgate.

Then we had a real “Banana skin” match

in the FA Cup. Seven Acre & Sidcup had defeated

big spending Sevenoaks Town in the

previous round and although being two

leagues lower than us had some players who

are more than capable of playing at a higher

level. We started off well enough stoking the

ball around nicely and went one up with an

excellent strike from 30 yards by Conrad Lee.

Seven Acre then got an equaliser when it

looked like we were in control. As the match

wore on we looked much the fitter side and

attacked more and more. Hicham Akhazzan

got the winner near the end of the game. A

competent workman like performance in what

was a tricky game. On Monday we visited

Ramsgate and came up against or old managers,

The Wards, who took many players

with them when they went to Whitstable Town

and took the same players to Ramsgate at the

beginning of this season. If we thought this

was going to be a difficult game we couldn’t

have been more wrong! Ramsgate were never

in it. Our team , spurred on by magnificent

support from the travelling Brickies, scored

three but it should have been many more. A

very enjoyable day!

Congratulations to George Crimmen and Tom

Brunt who have now played over 100 games

for The Brickies. In fact today will see George

Crimmen’s 104 th appearance and Tom’s

102 nd .

Next Saturday we have our first qualifying

round Emirates FA Cup match away at Metropolitan

Police. Obviously a very important

game for us. This match is worth £3000 to the

winners – a lot of money for us! Before that

we visit Whitstable Town for the return league

game. This is next Tuesday.

Enjoy the game!

John


Guernsey

A BRIEF HISTORY

Guernsey Football Club was formed in 2011 to offer the

island's elite footballers the opportunity to progress and

test themselves on a regular basis outside of the Channel

Islands. The proposal to establish the club and seek to

join the English national league pyramid system was developed

by the Guernsey Football Association in an attempt

to further advance development opportunities for

the island's current and future players by playing at higher

levels on a regular basis. We are an independent,

community amateur football club which play in the Ryman

Isthmian League Division One South at Step Four

on English football's non-league pyramid system. The

club is owned and run for the benefit of the local Guernsey

community and it plays its home games at the Footes

Lane Stadium. The club's vision is to create, develop and

maintain a sustainable, successful, financially viable,

democratic football club that creates and maintains real

and lasting benefits to its members and the local Guernsey

community. We are a registered charity and will remain

a non-profit organisation with any financial surpluses

being re-invested for the future viability of the club and

hence the benefit of the local community. All club officials

and staff are volunteers. The initial idea to establish

Guernsey FC was developed during the 2009-10 season

when Guernsey's Senior County Division One representative

side enjoyed a successful run in the FA National

League System Cup (for league representative sides

at Step Seven on the non-league pyramid system and

below, since renamed the FA Inter-League Cup), culminating

in Guernsey beating the Liverpool County Premier

League 5-2 in the final in May 2010. Along the way,

Guernsey defeated representative sides from the Kent

County Premier League, the Northampton Premier

League, the Southern Amateur League, the Hertfordshire

Premier League and the Dorset Premier League. The

final was held in Guernsey in front of a crowd of over

2,500 and was the first time ever that the FA had allowed

one of its competition finals to be held outside of the UK

mainland. Following a 1-0 victory over Jersey to reclaim

the Muratti Vase in May 2010, the prize for winning the

FA National League System Cup for this same squad of

players was to represent England in the UEFA Regions

Cup preliminary round in Croatia in September 2010.

This was a fantastic experience for the players and

coaching and medical staff and, although Guernsey enjoyed

mixed fortunes by beating Wales 3-0, drawing with

hosts Croatia 1-1 and losing to group winners Turkey 3-0,

it provided football at a higher standard, was very motivational

and gave our players a great desire to improve further

and to play more regularly at higher levels. Over the

course of the following few months, the club's founding

directors, Steve Dewsnip and Mark Le Tissier, received

encouragement from the Football Association, the Guernsey

FA, the Combined Counties League (which we were

introduced to by the FA), our former official main club

sponsor Sportingbet, the island's government (the States

of Guernsey) and the island's local football community to

develop our plans for the new club further and were delighted

when the member clubs of the Combined Counties

League voted by a significant majority on 20 June

2011 to allow Guernsey FC to join Division One of their

league. Although our club is very young, football in

Guernsey has a long history dating back to 1893 when

the Guernsey FA was established and since then has

produced several players who have graced the highest

levels of the English professional game, including Bill

Spurdle (Manchester City), Richard Le Flem (Nottingham

Forest & England U23), Ron Farmer (Coventry City), Len

Duquemin (Tottenham Hotspur) and, more recently and

more famously, our former club president Matt Le Tissier

(Southampton and England).

Saturday 6th August 2011 was a historic day for Guernsey

FC and the island in general when the club played its

inaugural game at Footes Lane against Knaphill FC in

the Combined Counties League Division One. That historic

day turned into an historic season with the club winning

the league title, having lost only 2 of its 34 league

matches, with a 7-1 win against second-placed Bedfont

Sports in front of 2,143 supporters at Footes Lane in

March 2012 and then going on to secure the double in its

first season by winning the Combined Counties Premier

Challenge Cup following a 2-0 victory after extra-time

over Premier Division side Colliers Wood United.

The 2012-13 season was a tough campaign. The Green

Lions reached the semi-finals of the FA Carlsberg Vase

in the club’s first season in the competition, breaking its

record attendance twice in the historic run. A crowd of

4,290 was at Footes Lane for the semi-final first leg

against Spennymoor Town. The league campaign saw

countless postponed fixtures due to adverse weather and

the cup run. In April, Guernsey FC played a staggering

16 games in 30 days. The May bank holiday weekend

saw GFC play four games in four days and remarkably

secure all 12 points to finish second in the Combined

Counties Premier League and gain promotion to the Ryman

Isthmian League Division One South.

The club's first season in the Ryman Isthmian Leagues

was a constructive campaign and had plenty of highs.

The club finished in a respectable fourth place but lost 3-

2 away to Leatherhead in the play-off semi-final. The

Green Lions also became the first team from the Channel

Islands to play in the FA Cup during the 2013/14 season,

when they took on Crawley Down Gatwick away on 31st

August 2013. GFC won the game 3-1 and eventually

went out of the competition in the 2nd qualifying round,

after losing 3-2 to the Conference South's Dover Athletic.

Guernsey's second season in Ryman South was much

tougher. Injuries and unavailability left the Green Lions

struggling though October and November and it wasn't

until just before Christmas that results picked up. Any

hopes of sneaking into the play-offs late on were dashed

with a run of four defeats in five games in March. The

Green Lions eventually finished 10th in the league before

many of the squad were part of the Guernsey FA goldmedal

winning side at the 2015 NatWest Island Games in

Jersey


From the Programme editor

The team is really gelling now

and Nick has done a brilliant job

to reward our faith in him and

wasn’t it a great FA Cup win at

Thamesmead over Seven Acre &

Sidcup. The report is elsewhere so

I wont go into the performance

but off the field there was a sour

taste in the mouth when it was

discovered that Seven Acre &

Sidcup midfielder Billy Higgins had

his car stolen after a thief ransacked

his kit bag in the dressing

room and stole his wallet, phone

and car keys.

a sneaky feeling that we actually

scored all of the goals!. At times it

was like it was our home ground!

The Ryman league managerial

roundabout continues to turn, the

two latest casualties being Whitstable

Town’s Manager Will Graham

who resigned after we defeated

them leaving them with no

points and bottom of the league.

The second casualty was the Chipstead

manager after Chipstead

were dumped out of the cup by

Rochester Utd.

Just a word too about the team

sheet at that game (produced by

the home team!). It was littered

with mistakes including the name

of the Seven Acre & Sidcup goal

scorer! It can be difficult sometimes

for scribes (i.e Tony Rickson)

from the away side when the

team sheet is so inaccurate!

A surprise Kentish casualty in the

cup against lower league opposition

was Hythe Town who were

beaten by Chessington & Hook

Utd. High scorers from our league

were South Park who put 10 past

Holmesdale and Molesey whom

put 7 past East Grinstead Town.

But the biggest story of the last

week was the magnificent victory

over Ramsgate, and I’m sure that

the incredible support by you the

fans also helped the boys. I have

PETER


Friday 28th August 2015,

FA Cup Preliminary Round.

Seven Acre & Sidcup 1 Sittingbourne 2,

att 152

Match Reports by

Tony Rickson

How many times has Hicham Akhazzan coolly

scored a vital goal for Sittingbourne over the

years?

Just four minutes after coming on as sub, he

won this FA Cup preliminary round tie which

nets a bonus of just under £2,000 for the club.

But what hard work of it Sittingbourne made

against a team who play two levels lower, in

the Kent Invicta League.

Seven Acre & Sidcup have only entered the

grand old competition for the first time this season,

qualifying because they now share

Thamesmead’s ground, which is more than

good enough for staging FA Cup ties.

They were obviously going to battle and run

themselves into the ground, and that’s just

what they did, running out of steam in the last

20 minutes or so when Sittingbourne at last

made their superiority count.

Sittingbourne went into the match with just one

change from the team that beat Whitstable 1-0

just three nights earlier, Ollie Brown coming in

as the play-making midfielder in the absence of

holidaying Jake Beecroft.

But also back for the first time this season was

Jono Richardson, and when he came on in the

second half it was immediately as if he’d never

been away.

Seven Acre got a couple of early corners but it

was Sittingbourne who took an 11th minute

lead with a super first goal for the club by the

quiet man, Conrad Lee. He advanced up the

left wing, cut inside, and when no-one came

out to challenge him, hit a superb 20-yard shot

inside the near post. And with his right foot,

which normally doesn’t get much of an airing.

What an asset young Lee has become since

cementing his place in the team towards the

end of last season.

Nick Davis almost scored a second with a

header from a long Jack Steventon throw-in,

and Harry Smith and Adam Williams had shots

saved, but Sittingbourne didn’t really build on

their one-goal advantage.

They were guilty of running into trouble with

the ball, and not playing at a high enough tempo

against a team who might have been expected

to struggle against extra pace.

A poor passage of play by Sittingbourne was

capped by conceding an equaliser eight

minutes from half-time. Ole Bankole was

caught in possession in midfield, and with the

Sittingbourne defence already pushing forward,

Seven Acre took full advantage to send

Foncal clear down the middle. He neatly

rounded Adam Molloy and slotted home to

make it 1-1.

Seven Acre had made a game of it in the first

half but were gradually pushed further and further

back as the game went on, and surprisingly

didn’t refresh their team with any substitutes

until too late.

Sittingbourne’s substitutions gave them another

dimension, introducing the pace of Fred

Obasa and the craft of Akhazzan, and the

chances began to be flow.

The winner came with 83 minutes played. Steventon,

who I thought did excellently at rightback,

pushed forward and found Obasa, and

he pulled the ball back low across goal.

Bankole miscued but the ball rolled onto

Akhazzan, who made no mistake as he fired

high into the roof of the net from beyond the far

post. It was a first goal of the season for the

long-serving Akhazzan, who was sporting a

smart new haircut, and means nine Sittingbourne

goals have been shared by eight

players so far this season.

The victory makes it four wins out of five for

Sittingbourne, and although they were not

quite as convincing as they would have liked,

the cheque for making it into the next round is

in the post.

Their opponents in the first qualifying round are

Ryman Premier side Met Police, who will have

home advantage when they play Sittingbourne

on Saturday, September 12th.

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Steventon, Lee, Davis

(Richardson 53 mins), Crimmen, Bankole,

Brunt (Akhazzan 80 mins), Brown, Smith, Williams

(Obasa 58 mins), Cornwell,


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Sittingbourne FC —Pen Pics

NICK DAVIS. Manager/Central Defender. Defender

with bags of experience who scored the winning goal

against Thamesmead in last season’s FA Cup. Appointed

manager in November 2014. He had a spell as

joint manager along with Matt Wyatt, in September

2013.

TONY CORNWELL Assistant Manager

Tony joined Sittingbourne in January 2015. He is an

experienced qualified coach.

BARRY CRIMMEN. Coach. A Qualified coach who

had a brief spell as Caretaker Manager when Matt Wyatt

left in October 2014. Barry has also managed at

Tonbridge Angels.

WARREN CHAMBERS. Goalkeeping coach. Warren is

also Kit manager.

JONO RICHARDSON. Player / Coach, Defender

Strong experienced defender who can play at Full

back or Centre half who signed from Hastings United in

December 2013. Joined Sittingbourne after moving to

Kent.

HICHAM AKHAZZAN. Player Coach /Forward. Our

Longest serving player. Hicham has made over 300

appearances for Sittingbourne since he made his debut

against Maidstone United on 11 th November 2006 after

signing from Chatham Town . One of the most skilful

players at the club.

ADAM MOLLOY. Goalkeeper . A former England

Schools player who was previously with Dartford and

Chatham. Has made over 100 appearances for the

Brickies.

GEORGE CRIMMEN. Defender. Formerly at Tonbridge

Angels and Whitstable Town. Commanding

figure at the back.

CONRAD LEE. Defender. Joined The Brickies in February

2015 from SCSL side Erith Town. Has also

played for Corinthians, Dulwich Hamlet and Cray Valley.

BILLY FRENCH. Defender. Billy signed from Woodstock

Sports in January 2015.

JACK STEVENTON. Defender. Joined Sittingbourne

at the beginning of the 2015-16 season. 19 years old

Jack’s last club was Chatham Town.

JACK NORTH. Defender. Another to join Sittingbourne

at the beginning of the 2015-16 season. Jack’s previous

club was East Grinsted Town.

TOM BRUNT. Defender/Midfield. Joined Sittingbourne

in the summer and forced his way into the team with

some impressive performances. A former Gillingham

development squad player who is club captain.

CONNOR LEON. Midfield. Connor is a very skilful

player who made his debut for Sittingbourne in January

2015.

DAVE PILCHER. Midfield. Dave started his career in

the youth set up at Gillingham before joining Dover

Athletic. He also played for Ramsgate during this time

and scored a few goals from midfield. He is excellent at

set pieces and a good passer of the ball. Joined Sittingbourne

in March 2015 from Hythe Town.

STEFAN WRIGHT. Midfield. Young player who will

give his all for the team. Broke into the first team at the

end of the 2014-2015 season. Has also had experience

at Tooting & Mitcham and Bromley.

JAKE BEECROFT. Midfield. Talented player whose

previous club was Tunbridge Wells. Signed at the beginning

of the 2015-2016 season. He has also played

for Folkestone Invicta , Whitstable Town, Tonbridge

Angels and Rushden & Diamonds.

ANTONIO GONNELA. Midfield. Experienced player

who joined us at the beginning of the 2015-2016 season.

He has aslo played for Millwall, Fisher Athletic,

Dulwich Hamlet, Maidstone United, Hastings United

and Kingstonian.

OLALEKAN BANKOLE. Midfield. Signed in mid October

2014 from Hastings United. An experienced Central

midfielder who has also had Ryman League experience

with Burgess Hill Town, Thamesmead Town and

Faversham Town, the latter of whom he joined on loan

from Tonbridge Angels in December 2013. Ollie had a

brief return to Hastings United at the end of last season

and then returned to us at the beginning of the 2015-

2016 season.

HARRY SMITH. Forward. Imposing 6’ 4” figure up

front. Harry started the season off with The Brickies

before leaving for Tunbridge Wells. He returned at the

end of December. Last season he scored 24 goals for

Sevenoaks Town. He has also played for Chatham

Town.

ADAM WILLIAMS. Forward. Adam’s last club was

Kent Invicta League side Sutton Athletic. HE also

played for Ebbsfleet Utd a couple of years ago. Signed

at the end of February 2015.

MILES CORNWELL. Forward. Been an ever present

since Signing from SCEL side Sevenoaks Town. Son

of assistant manager Tony Cornwell. He has also had

experience with Maidstone United, Bearsted, Phoenix

Sports and Chatham Town.

FRED OBASA. Forward. 20 years old Fred Obasa

signed for Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2015-

16 season after an impressive trial match against

Crockenhill when he scored two goals. Fred has played

for Fisher Athletic and Greenwich Borough.


Nick’s Notes

I write these notes on the back of what has been a tremendous week for the club

on the field.

Having picked up two wins in the league against two of our Kent rivals and progression

in the FA cup and much needed prize money the players have showed

great togetherness and commitment. Beating Ramsgate in the manner we did

and to near enough dominate the game from start to finish is the biggest compliment

we can take away from the performance.

We can’t now rest on our morals and we need to show consistency again this

week where we have 3 really tough games. Guernsey are a good side and play

some fantastic football and we are going to have to be out our best to keep our

run going, however if we show the same attitude and application we have recently

I am confident in getting a result. We then have another Kent Derby away to

Whitstable and only having played them last Tuesday this is somewhat a strange

fixture to have so soon after playing them at home. Then onto the big FA cup

game away to Met Police, again a really tough draw but one we are really looking

forward to.

I want to finish with thanking all the supporters that turned out In force away to

Ramsgate. There was a real buzz and fantastic atmosphere and the 40 plus who

travelled and sung their hearts throughout really helped us getting the result we

did. You really were a credit to the club.

NICK

Saturday 12th September.

KO. 3.00PM

At Metropolitan Police

Metropolitan Police Sports

Club, Imber Court, Ember Lane, East Molesey, Surrey,

KT8 0BT

By Car

Away Travel details

Leave the M25 at junction 9, then at roundabout take

the 3rd exit onto the A243 (signposted Kingston) At

roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A243 (signposted

Kingston)

At Malden Rushett, traffic signals continue forward,

A243

Go past Chessington World of Adventure, A243

At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the

A243 (signposted Kingston)

At roundabout take the 1st exit onto the A309, Kingston

By-Pass, (signposted Esher, Staines, Guildford)

At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A309 ,

(signposted Esher, Staines)

At traffic signals continue forward

At roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the

A309, Hampton Court Way, (signposted Hampton

Court), (This roundabout complex is called "Scilly

Isles")

At roundabout take the 1st exit onto Embercourt Road -

B364 (signposted E and W Molesley)

At end of Road Imber Court is ahead of you (slightly to

the right). Turn right at end of road then immediately

left into car park.

By train

Thames Ditton (From Waterloo), ( approx 15 min walk )

Walk left along Embercourt Road. Cross the A 309

Hampton Court Way and the ground is at the end of

the road.


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Mon 28 Mar

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Herne Bay

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Whitstable Town

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SITTINGBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB

KEY to above grid:

Home matches in Bold Capitals.

@ = After Extra Time

+ = Own Goal

# = Sent Off

1,2,3, etc after players name = goals scored

* = Subs used and players substituted

** = Sub was Substituted

KSC = Kent Senior Cup

Lge Cup = Isthmian League Cup

League = Ryman Isthmian Lge Div 1 South

FAT = FA Challenge Trophy

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Away Travel details

Ryman League Tuesday 8th September, Whitstable Town 7.45PM

From the A299 Thanet way approach Whitstable on the A290. Continue straight on at the first

roundabout by the new housing estate. Continue on the Old Thanet way at the second roundabout

(Long Reach). Turn left at the next roundabout (Tesco). Descend Millstrood Hill .

After passing the cemetery on your right, turn left into Grimshill Road, (at a right hand bend).

The entrance to the Belmont ground is on the right.

Approx mileage to te ground is 15. Journey Time 30 mins.

Ryman South Matches Today


Match Reports by

Tony Rickson

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Ryman League South

Sittingbourne 1 Whitstable Town 0

Att 158

A magnificent display by central defenders

George Crimmen and Nick Davis

was the backbone of a narrow Sittingbourne

win over Kent rivals.

The pair repelled everything that was

thrown at them, particularly in the second

half when Whitstable, who have yet

to win a point this season, mainly dominated

possession.

Manager Davis has now started three

games for Sittingbourne this season and

only one goal has been conceded in

more than four hours that he’s been on

the field. He’s still an excellent defender

who more than merits a place in the

team.

The third Sittingbourne hero on the night

was Harry Smith, who worked tirelessly,

both in attack and helping out the defence,

and never shirked a challenge or

a run to close down an opposition player.

Sittingbourne made two changes from

the team that lost disappointingly at Carshalton

on Saturday, Davis and Miles

Cornwell returning to the starting line-up

at the expense of Stef Wright and

Hicham Akhazzan.

There were positional changes, too, with

captain Tom Brunt starting in midfield

and youngster Jack Steventon switching

to right back, where he started nervously

against tricky winger Campbell but settled

into it well.

The first half was pretty even, and pretty

scrappy at times, but it was Sittingbourne

who had the better chances.

Brunt, who is always a threat from the

edge of the area with the ball on his right

foot, thumped a drive against the post as

early as the fourth minute.

Adam Williams was narrowly over with a

shot from distance, Crimmen went close

with a header from a Jake Beecroft freekick,

and Smith got the ball in the net but

was ruled offside.

Whitstable worked hard enough, with the

impressive Heard patrolling midfield, but

hardly threatened the Sittingbourne goal,

so skilfully were they held at bay.

They forced a long succession of freekicks

and throw-ins throughout the second

half, but Crimmen, Davis and Smith

led the rearguard action and kept out

everything.

And then Sittingbourne nicked it in the

69th minute. A right-wing break ended

with Smith bursting into the area to find

room for a low left-foot shot. The diving

keeper saved it but couldn’t hold it, and

Ole Bankole ran in the loose ball for his

second goal of the season.

At the other end, goalkeeper Adam

Molloy made almost his first save of the

match when he dived to his left to keep

out Smith’s shot, and soon after ex-

Sittingbourne favourite Nick Treadwell

headed just wide.

But generally Whitstable, for all their

possession, were kept at arm’s length

and it was often Sittingbourne who provided

the bigger threat on breakaways.

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Steventon, Lee,

Davis, Crimmen, Bankole, Brunt (Brown

80 mins), Beecroft, Smith, Williams

(Wright 74 mins), Cornwell (Obasa 83

mins).

That’s three wins out of four games for

Sittingbourne now as they begin their

climb up the table after a slow start to

the season


FA CUP Preliminary Round

320 teams took part in the Preliminary round of

The Emirates FA Cup each hoping to win the

money prize on offer of £1,925. This round up

will concentrate on Kent sides and those from

the Ryman South.

South Park were the biggest scorers managing

to put ten goals past SCEL Holmesdale in

front of 54 spectators. Karl Parker hit a second

half hat trick for South Park. Molesey were

close behind hitting seven against fellow Ryman

South side East Grinstead Town. Reis

Stanislaus scored four goals for Molesey.

Other all Ryman ties saw Herne Bay, Tooting

& Mitcham, Cray Wanderers, Whitstable

Town, Worthing and Heybridge Swifts all

win. Ex-Brickie Mark Lovell scored twice for

Herne Bay who also missed a penalty in their 3

-0 win over Peacehaven & Telscombe. Tooting

& Mitcham visited Ramsgate where Ramsgate

thought they had earned an early penalty

when the referee seemed to award a spot kick

but then changed his mind after consulting an

assistant. A 14 th minute header by Jamie Byatt

was enough to put Tooting & Mitcham through

to the next round. Another ex-Brickie, Jie Taylor,

hit the woodwork. A Ryman South V Ryman

North clash saw Cray Wanderers get a

narrow win over Three Bridges with a single

goal from James Duckworth. 125 attended this

match. Whitstable Town overcame the loss of

their manager who left on Friday by beating

Walton Casuals by three goals to nil. Walton

Casuals had three players dismissed and Whitstable

Town one in an exciting tie. Worthing

beat the other Walton side, Walton & Hersham,

by four goals to two on their new artificial pitch.

An all Ryman North tie saw Heybridge Swifts

beat Redbridge two goals to one. The winner

coming in the 93 rd minute. We, of course,

fought off a spirited challenge from Seven Acre

& Sidcup on Friday evening in front of 152

spectators to win by two goals to one. Goals

from Akhazzan and a wonder strike from Conrad

Lee did the damage. Phoenix Sports lived

to fight another day when a last minute equaliser

denied our visitors this afternoon, Guernsey.

The replay was last Wednesday at Lewes

FC as Guernsey have to play their FA cup

matches on the main land. Hythe Town continued

their dismal start to the season with a defeat

at home to Combined Counties League

side Chessington & Hook Utd. Hythe missed

a penalty in the 2-0 defeat. A surprising result

was at Pagham where the home side beat Corinthian

Casuals who have started the season

so well. Pagham won by three goals to one.

Another to succumb to a “lower league” side

was Chipstead . The 1-0 win by Rochester

United prompted Chipstead manager, Simon

Colbran, to resign! Faversham Town ,Dorking

Wanderers , Hastings United , Chatham

Town and Carshalton Athletic were five sides

that beat their “lower league” opponents. Faversham

Town beat Bexhill 5-0. Wayne Wilson

scored two goals for Faversham in a tie that

was due to be played at Bexhill but had to be

switched to Faversham because cricket took

preference at Bexhill! Dorking Wanderers

beat Canterbury City by six goals to two continuing

Dorkings impressive start to the season.

Hastings United beat Cray Valley by three

goals to nil. Veteran defender and ex Hastings

manager Sean Ray scored two goals. Chatham

Town won comfortably by four goals to nil at

Chichester City. Carshalton Athletic played

Erith & Belvedere on Sunday and beat them

by three goals to one. Erith & Belvedere were

disdainful of what they saw as “poor” football

from The Robins. Complaining about Carshalton’s

long ball game. In the other ties involving

Kent clubs Tunbridge Wells drew with Croydon

1-1 in front of 255 spectators. Deal Town

drew with Horsham (1-1) on Saturday but won

the replay by two goals to one on Bank Holiday

Monday in front of a crowd of 241. Another to

draw was Whyteleafe who shared two goals

with Eastbourne Town.


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