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THE BRICKIES

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Official programme Price £2

Sittingbourne v South Park

FA Saturday Cup 1st 11th Qualifying October Round Replay

2014

Sittingbourne v Metropolitan Police

Tuesday 15th September 2015


Sittingbourne FC

The DMA Stadium, Woodstock Park, Broadoak Road,

Sittingbourne, Kent, ME9 8AG

Tel: 01795 410777 www.sittingbournefc.co.uk

Sittingbourne FC is a members club

CLUB OFFICIAL

President: Allan Crowshaw

Vice Presidents: Tania Spice, & Andy Spice

Chairman: Maurice Dunk

Vice Chairman: Ken Medwyn

Secretary/Treasurer: John Pitts

OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

John Cooper (Commercial).

Peter Pitts (Media, Web site, Programme

editor, stadium announcer,) Alan Barty, David

Brown (Youth development), Barry

Goodsell (Match Sec)

Board Room Hospitality: Sandra Pitts &

Carol Cooper, Penny Appleton

Lottery Secretary: Hilary Joines.

Club Historian: Dudley Hird.

Programme Sales: Sian Goatham.

Turnstile Operator: Faye Goatham, Danny

Appleton

Club Welfare Officer: Lee Tappenden

Match Reporter: Tony Rickson

Groundsman: Derek Wakeling

Club Photographer: Ken Medwyn

Club Shop: Ann Morrison & Clive Phillips

PLAYING MANAGEMENT

Manager: Nick Davis

Assist Manager: Tony Cornwell

Coaches: Barry Crimmen, Warren Chambers,

Hicham Akhazzan and Jono Richardson.

Team Assistant: Harry Chambers

Physio: Tom Martin

WOODSTOCK GROUND REGULA-

TIONS

1. All persons entering the ground are subject to

the rules and regulations of The Football Association.

2. The club reserves the right to eject or prosecute

any person who within the club premises is considered

by the club committee or its employees to

be or have been behaving in the following ways:

a) Entering the field of play before or during

the course of the game.

b) Using obscene, abusive or racist language

or persistently swearing.

c) Being intoxicated by drink or drugs.

Further, persons will not be allowed entry to

Woodstock Park if in the opinion of the gatemen,

stewards or any members of the management

committee they are intoxicated.

3. NO bottles or metal cans, glasses or weapons of

any kind are allowed in the ground. The stewards

have the right to search a spectator if they have

grounds to believe that the person is in possession

of any item that is deemed to be a danger to other

spectators.

4. Alcohol must only be consumed within the confines

of the club house.

5. The climbing of fences or floodlight pylons and

all buildings within the ground is strictly forbidden.

6. All vehicles parked within the boundaries of the

club’s car park must be parked within a designated

space unless otherwise directed by a steward.

No responsibility is accepted for any mishap that


Welcome to Woodstock Park from The Club Secretary

Good evening everyone, welcome to Woodstock

Park for this Emirates FA Cup 1 st Qualifying

Round replay against Ryman Premier

Division side, Metropolitan Police. Welcome to

their Players, Officials and supporters and this

evenings match officials.

Saturdays match was a very even affair with

both sides having their chances. We probably

finished the stronger with only really good

saves from The Met’s young keeper Alex Kokakis

preventing us from snatching a win right

at the death. Everyone did their bit but I must

mention my Sittingbourne Man Of The Match,

Hicham Akhazzan. This was Hichams 375 th

appearance for Sittingbourne (Starts and sub

appearances) and he is still doing it!

Our last home match was against a team we

had not beaten since they joined the Ryman

League, Guernsey. Guernsey started off well

and went into half time with a 2-0 lead. Whatever

Nick said to our players at half time certainly

worked! Guernsey were never in the

second half and goals from Hicham

Akhazzan, Harry Smith and Fred Obassa ensured

we won our fourth match in a row.

Then came one of those games that our supporters

love, a local derby at Whitstable.

This was Simon Halseys first game in charge

of the Oystermen and after the 90 minutes he

must think he has a lot to do. Five nil and it

could have been many more.

So a run of five victories which came to an

end on Saturday but it is still a run of six

matches unbeaten going into todays match.

Ryman South clubs did fairly well on Saturday

in the FA Cup 1 st Qualifying Round. Chatham

Town beat Ryman North side Cray Wanderers

(1-0), Hastings United beat Southern League

Division One South side Thatcham Town (1-

0). Herne Bay beat SCEL side Rochester

United (3-1). Herne Bay had two players sent

off and Rochester United one in this match.

Tooting & Mitcham beat Combined Counties

League Farnham Town (2-1}. Carshalton Athletic

beat Pagham of the Southern Combination

League and Worthing beat Ryman North

Thamesmead Town (2-1). There were a few

Ryman South sides other than ourselves, who

drew with higher league opposition. Faversham

were 2-0 up at Staines but Staines

came back to make it 2-2. Whitstable Town

were 1-0 up against SCEL Deal Town for 87

minutes but Deal made it 1-1 with three

minutes to go. Folkestone Invicta scored first

at Tonbridge Angels but only led for eight

minutes before the Angels equalised. South

Park and Leatherhead drew 1-1. One result

that caught my eye was Horsham YMCA’s 2-1

win over Burgess Hill Town.

Only two games played in the Ryman South.

Ramsgate lost 2-0 at Three Bridges and Corinthian

Casuals beat Peacehaven &

Telscombe at home 3-1.

There have been a few fixture changes because

of cup matches. Tuesday 6 th October

we play our home Kent Senior Cup match

against Whitstable Town. Tuesday 13 th October

we are away in the League cup at Chatham

Town. Tuesday 3 rd November we play a

league match at Dorking Wanderers. Tuesday

10 th November we are at home in the League

to Walton Casuals.

Next Saturday we play at Whyteleafe. The

next home match is on Tuesday 22 nd September

to high flying Dorking Wanderers.

Enjoy the game!

John


Metropolitan Police

A (not so) brief history

On 6th July 1829, Sir Robert Peel formed the

Metropolitan Police, the first organised Police

Force in the world, with an office overlooking

the Thames at Whitehall known as Scotland

Yard, a name that has become famous

throughout the world, and also became synonymous

with the Metropolitan Police.

Ninety years later, in 1919, the Metropolitan Police

Football Club was formed, playing friendly

matches until joining the Spartan League in

1928. Apart from the war years (1939-45), the

club remained in that competition until 1960.

During that time the Blues were League Champions

eight times, runners-up once and League

Cup winners once. In 1960 the Blues joined the

Metropolitan League, winning the League Cup

in 1969.

In 1971 the Blues were accepted into the

Southern League and played in Division South

until 1977, under Team Manager Vic Rouse,

the former Wales and Crystal Palace goalkeeper.

In 1977, the Blues moved to the Isthmian

League, becoming one of the founder members

of the restructured Division Two. A successful

first season (1977/78) resulted in the club finishing

runners-up to Epsom & Ewell and being

promoted to Division One. In Season 1981/82

the club finished 3rd in Division One, missing

promotion by just two points.

However, fortunes changed and in 1984/5, as a

result of finishing third from the bottom, the

Blues were relegated to Division Two (South).

Ironically, in that 1984/5 season the Blues enjoyed

their best run in the F.A. Cup, reaching

the First Round Proper. The home tie against

Dartford was subsequently featured on the

BBC's "Match of the Day" programme. Defeat

against Dartford was followed by a run of defeats

in the league, which saw the Blues drop

into one of the four relegation places introduced

that season.

On returning to Division Two (South) the Blues

finished 7th in both 1985/6 and 1986/7. During

1987/88 the Blues led the Division Two (South)

table in January by seven points but they were

overhauled by Chalfont St Peter, who won their

last two games of season and became champions

by just one point. The Blues were runnersup

by virtue of a one-goal difference over Dorking.

It was a nail-biting finish to a season in

which the Blues lost just two league matches,

both away.

The next two seasons saw the club finish in mid

-table in Division One but in 1990/1 the club finished

second from bottom and were relegated

into the newly formed Division Two of the restructured

Diadora (Isthmian) League. The club

remained in Division Two for several years, always

finishing in the top half but just outside the

promotion positions. In 1993/4 the Blues again

reached the First Round Proper of the F.A.

Cup, losing 2:0 to Crawley Town.

Season 1994/5 saw the club celebrate its 75th

Anniversary with a game against the Army and

the opening of a new grandstand at Imber

Court. The Blues finished in 5th position in Division

Two and ended the season with a thrilling

victory in the Carlsberg Trophy, defeating Collier

Row in a penalty shoot-out following a 1:1

draw after extra-time.

During the next few seasons the club continued

to finish in the top half of Division Two and in

1999/2000 reached the 5 th Round of the F.A.

Vase (last 8), losing to the eventual winners

Deal Town.

In 2002/3 the Ryman League was restructured

and the Blues were placed in Division One

South. That season the club finished second

from bottom and faced the prospect of relegation.

By a stroke of good fortune, only three

teams were relegated from Divisions One North

and South, therefore, we found ourselves in a

relegation play-off against Wembley who finished

second from bottom in Division One

North. Fortunately, we won both legs of the

play-off and retained our place in Division One

South. Another poor season in 2003/4 saw us

finished just above the relegation places in 20 th

position.

Following the F.A. restructuring of the nonleague

pyramid, in 2004/5 we found ourselves

in the Ryman League Division One.

Continued on page 26


The

Chairman’s

Column

Whilst Adam did not have to make any outstanding saves Saturday there were

two occasions when our hosts should have at least brought him in to action.

However my lasting memory of the match will always bee the two saves their

keeper made at the end to deny us a win.

Before the game I told everyone that I would be very happy with a draw and

home advantage tonight would then give us an even chance.

We are on a great run at the moment thanks to everyone who is a Brickie.

We received a warm welcome Saturday and we hope to return that to our visitors

tonight but the only disappointment was the crowd of 66 for an FA Cup match.

There were at least 40 brickies there if you include fans and committee and as

usual we made the most noise.

It must be a great feeling as a player at an away game to see our fans behind the

goal they are kicking to cheering them on.

Let's hope we get a good crowd tonight and they cheer us on to a much needed

win.

Mo

The Respect handshakes before Saturday’s cup tie—Pic by Ken Medwyn

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From the Programme editor

Its been the best start to a season that I can remember for some time with some

great football being played by the team But the team also includes you, the supporters

who have also been magnificent and the committee thank you for that.

The only dampener on the proceedings is that we still struggle to attract the

support that the club deserves and that’s why a good cup run (not to mention

the valuable prize money it brings) is so important.

Great also to see us doing better in the league than most of our near neighbours!!

Its been a long time since I’ve seen such a togetherness in the team

and this is solely due to our dedicated management team.

Talking about management teams its refreshing to see that some clubs and

managers stay loyal to their team, none more so than Jim Cooper. Metropolitan

Police manager, who became their manager some 12 years ago.

Finally another apology if you find mistakes in this programme but having just

two days to produce it isn’t easy!

Peter

Todays Mascot

Today’s mascot is Joe Broad. He is 11 years today,

so a very happy birthday!

He goes to Minterne school, loves Manchester

Utd! and his favourite Man U player is Memphis

Depay.

His favourite Sittingbourne players are Hich,

Jono and Adam.

He loves football and playing on his xbox 360,

and he also plays football for Milton & Fulston

FC at left back and back up goalie!


Bank Holiday Monday 31st August 2015,

Ryman League Div 1 South,

Ramsgate 1 Sittingbourne 3, att 190

Match Reports by

Tony Rickson

A cracking Sittingbourne performance gave their

loyal fans the win they wanted above all others.

Once former Sittingbourne managers Jim and Danny

Ward returned to Ramsgate in the summer and

took several ex-Brickies with them, it became a

date that loomed large in the diary for supporters.

Ramsgate’s players must have felt like they were

playing away listening to the noise from the terraces,

and on the pitch they were demolished by a

disciplined, determined and imaginative Sittingbourne.

On a soggy Bank Holiday Monday, the only regret

Sittingbourne were left with was that they could

have easily won by a considerably bigger margin.

And they were disappointed to concede a goal in a

game they were by then totally dominating.

Going into the match with four wins from their five

previous games, Sittingbourne made three changes

from the team that knocked Seven Acre &

Sidcup out of the FA Cup on Friday night.

The reliable Jono Richardson made his first start of

the season after returning from holiday and Stef

Wright and Friday’s match-winner Hicham

Akhazzan came into the starting line-up. Jack Steventon

and Adam Williams stepped down to subs

and Ollie Brown was away on holiday.

Positional changes saw Tom Brunt return to rightback

and Richardson take up a midfield position in

front of the back four, while Miles Cornwell played

further forward to support Harry Smith up front.

Ramsgate included ex-Sittingbourne players Joe

Taylor, Luke Girt and Nick Treadwell – their new

signing who played against the Brickies last week

for Whitstable – but Tom Loynes was relegated to

substitute.

It looked to me as if Cornwell was fouled when

clean through in the 14th minute only for the referee

to wave play on, but Sittingbourne took the lead

anyway a few minutes later. When Treadwell conceded

a corner, Akhazzan accurately sent it to the

far post where Richardson powerfully headed

home. That meant nine different players had

scored Sittingbourne’s first 10 goals of the season.

Sittingbourne looked to have the edge throughout a

competitive first half but needed Brunt to make two

excellent well-timed tackles to save the day at the

back.

They thought they’d gone two-up in first half injury

time with a Smith header from a corner that fans

around the goal – not to mention the players - said

was over the line when a Ramsgate defender

cleared it.

Sittingbourne were so much stronger right from the

start of the second half that demoralised Ramsgate

virtually fell apart, as the Brickies sauntered to a

fourth successive win on this ground.

Goalkeeper Adam Molloy had little to do but was in

just the right place to save a Treadwell header before

Sittingbourne went two-up. Akhazzan shrewdly

played a free-kick wide to Conrad Lee and when

his low cross came in, George Crimmen got to it

first at the near post to divert it past the keeper.

Ramsgate’s problems deepened as Wheatley committed

an identical foul to one he’d got booked for

in the first half and was inevitably sent off with

more than half-an-hour left to play.

Sittingbourne went close through Wright, Cornwell

and Smith as they continually swept forward, but

Ramsgate grabbed an unexpected lifeline on 75

minutes when Taylor claimed a headed goal

though it seemed to come off a visiting defender

last.

Surely Sittingbourne weren’t going to throw it away

from here, and they didn’t, piling forward to create

a hatful of chances in the remaining time.

They only converted one, but it was a triumph for

the substitutions, as Steventon, Connor Leon and

the lively Fred Obasa combined down the right to

set up Smith with a simple tap-in, joyfully taken at

the far post.

The goal proved the strength in depth of the Sittingbourne

squad at this moment as they rounded

off an August in which they’ve improved immeasurably

with this convincing and much-enjoyed win.

Joint Ramsgate manager Danny Ward showed

class by shaking hands with virtually every Sittingbourne

travelling fan at the end of the game but

generally for the home club it was a day to forget.

Delighted Sittingbourne manager Nick Davis said

after the game: “I’m over the moon. What with the

two previous wins, that’s completed quite a week

for the club. We’re a good side, there’s no doubt

about it, and I felt we showed it with excellent performances

throughout the team.”

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Brunt, Lee, Davis

(Steventon 79 mins), Crimmen, Bankole, Wright

(Leon 73 mins), Richardson, Smith, Cornwell

(Obasa 69 mins), Akhazzan.


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MANAGEMENT

IM COOPER. Manager for the past 12 seasons

and led the Met to the Ryman League Division 1

South Championship in the 2010/11 season after

4 defeats in play offs. Also, success in the 2010

London Senior Cup, beating AFC Wimbledon in

the final. More recently Jim has steered the club

through 4 seasons in the Ryman Premier Division,

finishing in 5th position in 2014/15 although we

lost the semi final playoff against Hendon. However,

the club some consolation by winning the

2015 Surrey Senior Cup. In his playing career,

Jim played for Leytonstone and Ilford, Dagenham,

Barking and the Met Police.

GAVIN MACPHERSON. Assistant Manager /

coach for the past 12 years. Previously played for

the Met Police, Barnet, Carlisle, Wealdstone and

Windsor & Eton.

PHIL CRAMP. Played for the Met. for 2 years

and was player / manager of the Met Reserve

team for 3 years. Joined Jim’s 1st team coaching

staff at the start of the 2012 / 13 season. Also

played for Walton & Hersham and Tonbridge Angels.

CHARLIE COLLINS. A versatile player who can

play anywhere across the front line and in midfield.

Aged 24 who joined the Met in January

2013. Was a member of the Surrey Senior Cup

winning team, calmly scoring a penalty at a crucial

stage to give us a 2:0 lead which proved to be the

final score. Represented the Republic of Ireland

at under 21 level whilst a professional at Milton

Keynes Dons and played Conference football with

Tamworth.

CHAD SMITH. Became the club’s physiotherapist

at the start of the 2014 / 15 Season. Chad started

his physiotherapy career at Harrow Borough

F.C. and then went to the Wycombe Wanderers

Centre of Excellence where he worked initially

HARRY TAMPLIN.

with the Youth team, before progressing to the

Reserve team and assisting with the 1st team. He

took a year away from football to work at the London

Olympics. He then went to Northwood, followed

by Wingate & Finchley, before joining the

Met.

BILLY CROOK. Billy is a 25 year old central midfielder.

He is very comfortable in possession of

the ball, likes to link up play between defence and

attack. He returned to the Met for the 2014/5 season

after a season with Dulwich Hamlet. The won

the 2014/5 Players of the Year award and was

joint winner of the Players Player of the Year

award, which he shared with Rob Bartley. Billy

has been appointed captain of the 1st team for the

2015/16 season. Previous clubs also include, Peterborough

United, Tooting & Mitcham United and

Carshalton Athletic.

NIKKI AHAMED. A central midfielder aged 23

who signed for the Met in October 2014 from

Wealdstone. Nikki formed an impressive midfield

partnership with Billy Crook. Previously with Chelsea

at youth level.

JOE TURNER. A centre forward aged 22 who

signed for the Met in January 2015 from Wealdstone.

Previous clubs include Hampton and

Richmond Borough.

JON NURSE. Forward. Jon signed for the Met at

the start of the 2015/16 season from Vanarama

National Champions Barnet F.C. He also played

for Dagenham and Redbridge and scored the winner

at Wembley in the League 2 play off final in

2010.

A central defender who is

very comfortable on the ball. Harry joined the Met

at the start of the 2015/16 season having previously

played for Luton Town. Due to injury problems

he was not offered a contract this season

and hopes to prove he is now over his injury problems.

PLAYERS

RONAYNE MARSH-BROWN. A strong / quick

ELLIOT TAYLOR. A right back, aged 23, who left back who joined the Met towards the end of

broke into the first team squad in March 2010. the 2014/15 season. Previous clubs include,

Was an important member of the 2010 / 11 Division

1 South Championship winning team, a ley.

Crawley Town, Gillingham and Wingate & Finch-

member of the Met team which beat AFC Wimbledon

in the London Senior Cup Final in 2010 and

MEKHAIL MCLAUGHLIN. A versatile player,

aged 18, who is equally comfortable at centre half

the team which won the Surrey Senior Cup in

and left back. Mekhail has played for the Met

2015. Elliot was the Club’s Player of the Year for

youth team for 2 years and recently signed a contract

with MPFC. He made several appearances

the 2013 /14 season. Previously with Raynes

Park Vale.

in the 1st team during the 2014/5 season and is

regarded as a precocious talent.

ALEX KOZAKIS. A goal keeper and another

product of our successful youth team. Alex spent

much of last season on a gentleman’s agreed

loan to Tooting & Mitcham United to gain 1st team

experience. A bright future is predicted for him.


Nick’s Notes

A fantastic effort from the lads on Saturday and even though the game was very

tight with limited chances Id think it is fair to say that we edged it. The two chances

we created in the last 10 minutes were probably the best of the game and

their keeper must take huge credit for his team still being in the hat for Monday

and earning a replay on Tuesday. The game unfortunately never passed without

us having a couple of casualties and George Crimmen and Ollie Bankole will be

huge doubts to be fit in time for Tuesday. This will stretch my squad and show

the strength we have in depth currently and with the timely addition to our playmaker

Jake Beecroft returning from work Commitments, this will give us a huge

boost. We find ourselves unbeaten now in 6 with one loss at home in 12 and

stretching back to mid-January and we will need to be at our very best to beat

the Met and progress to the next round. Again I want to thank the supporters who

made up 75% of the crowd on Saturday and sung their hearts out for the lads, it

really does make a difference.

NICK

Player Sponsorship

Adam Molloy—sponsored by

John Andrews

Tom Brunt—Sponsored

by TBA

George Crimmen (photo to follow) —

Sponsored by John Cooper

Stefan Wright (photo to follow) —

sponsored by Alan Crowshaw

All other players (and player management)

available. See a committee member

if you wish to sponsor a player, cost

is £40 or see the sponsorship page for

other cheaper options!


DATE OPPOSITION COMP Sc ATT 1 2 3 4

5

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Tue 11 Aug

Sat 15 Aug

Tue 18 Aug

Sat 22 Aug

Tue 25 Aug

Fri 28 Aug

Mon 31 Aug

Sat 5 Sept

Tue 8 Sept

Sat 12 Sept

Tue 15 Sept

Sat 19 Sept

Tue 22 Sept

Sat 26 Sept

Tue 29 Sept

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Sat 10 Oct

Tues 13 Oct

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Sat 31 Oct

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Sat 28 Nov

Sat 5 Dec

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Mon 28 Dec

Sat 2 Jan

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Sat 23 Jan

Sat 30 Jan

Sat 6 Feb

Sat 13 Feb

Sat 20 Feb

Sat 27 Feb

Sat 5 Mar

Sat 12 Mar

Sat 19 Mar

Sat 26 Mar

Mon 28 Mar

Sat 2 Apr

Sat 9 Apr

Sat 16 Apr

Sat 23 Apr

Herne Bay

Hastings United

South Park

Merstham

Carshalton Athletic

Whitstable Town

Seven Acre & Sidup

Ramsgate

Guernsey

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Metropolitan Police

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Whyteleafe

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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

FAC = FA Challenge Cup

KSC = Kent Senior Cup


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Pilcher Cornwell *

Pilcher Obasa*

Richardson* Wright

Pilcher Williams

Williams* Davis

Bankole 1 * Williams *

Cornwell* Davis

Obasa *

Obasa*

Obasa

Steventon*

Davis

Wright*

Akhazzan*1

Obasa*

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Steventon

Steventon*

Leon

Steventon

Williams *

Smith *

Brown *

Akhazzan

Pilcher

Steventon*

Leon

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*Leon

Pilcher

Akhazzanr

Brown

Brown*

Obasa*

Brown*

Leon/Obasa*

Leon*

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Away Travel details

Ryman League Tuesday 19th September, Whyteleafe, KO 3.00PM

Ground address: Whyteleafe Football Club, Church Road, Whyteleafe, Surrey, CR3 0AR

By Car

From Junction 6 of the M25 head north along the A22 (signposted to London, Croydon and

Caterham).

At Wapses Lodge Roundabout, the Ann Summers building is clearly visible opposite, take

the third exit.

Take the first left adjacent to Whyteleafe South railway station and cross the level crossing.

Fork right after 200 yards into Church Road.

The ground is a quarter of a mile down the road on the right

By Train:

Nearest Station: Whyteleafe South

10 min walk. Up Salmons Lane then right into Church Road, ground is on the right.

Other matches today involving Ryman

South Clubs

Deal Town v Whitstable Town—FA Cup Replay

Faversham Town v Staines Town—FA Cup replay

Folkestone Invicta v Tonbridge Angels—FA Cup replay

Hythe Town v Molesey—League

Whyteleafe v Tooting & Mitcham Utd—League

Worthing v Dorking Wanderers—League

Tom Brunt and Fred Obasa in action against Metropolitan Police—Pics by Ken Medwyn


Match Reports by

Saturday 5th September 2015

Ryman League South

Sittingbourne 3 Guernsey 2

Att 113

Tony Rickson

These are exciting times to be following Sittingbourne

as they stormed back from twodown

to record a first ever win over bogey

side Guernsey.

That’s four wins in a row for Sittingbourne,

the best such run for five years, with a performance

that showed guts and determination

to turn it around.

Guernsey beat them twice last season and

looked sure to go on and do it again as they

built up an early two-goal lead.

But Sittingbourne, revived by what was obviously

a dressing room dressing-down at halftime,

thrillingly fought back and Fred Obasa

got his first ever goal for the club to clinch a

memorable win.

You had to feel sorry for Guernsey, who were

playing their fifth game on the mainland in a

fortnight, with their tiredness showing through

before a late rally almost brought them an

equaliser.

Sittingbourne made two changes from the

team that won well at Ramsgate on Bank

Holiday Monday. With Nick Davis and Ollie

Bankole out, teenager Jack Steventon returned

in defence and Obasa’s impressive

substitute appearances rewarded him with a

starting place.

On a drizzly, chilly sort of day, Sittingbourne

started well and Harry Smith twice went close

early on, the second time with a header from

close-in that he somehow sent straight into

the keeper’s arms.

Guernsey took the lead out of the blue after

nine minutes, McGrath’s shot from a low leftwing

cross taking a deflection to wrongfoot

keeper Adam Molloy.

The transformation brought about by the goal

was amazing. Sittingbourne seemed to immediately

lose their verve and purpose, while

Guernsey, who have been struggling for results

recently, were suddenly full of confidence

as they stroked the ball around.

And it was no surprise their domination gave

them a second goal just after the half-hour

when another left-wing cross was anticipated

at the near post by Heaume, who dashed in

to score from close range.

Sittingbourne needed to get one back before

half-time and that’s just what they did when

Tom Brunt received a return pass from the

excellent Jono Richardson and the ever-alert

Hicham Akhazzan met his near post pass to

score comfortably.

It was a different Sittingbourne who came out

for the second half, playing with pace and

positivity and simply sweeping Guernsey

aside.

They soon got on level terms, Smith using

the back of his head to score from

Akhazzan’s well-flighted corner, Sittingbourne

looking a threat at all set pieces

with their extra height.

A winner looked on the cards so well were

Sittingbourne playing and they got it halfway

through the half when Akhazzan showed all

his experience and trickery to jink his way into

the area before crossing to the far post

where Obasa’s hard work was rewarded by

scuffing in his first goal for the club.

Sittingbourne could easily have added further

goals, so on top were they throughout the

second half, but Guernsey threw caution to

the wind in the last few minutes.

Molloy made two excellent saves but by far

the closest they got was in the 89th minute

when Richardson’s attempted clearance flew

the wrong way and thudded back off the join

of bar and post.

So Sittingbourne were through to a first ever

win over Guernsey, at the fifth attempt, and

an encouraging fourth win on the trot.

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Brunt, Lee, Steventon,

Crimmen, Richardson, Wright (Williams

78 mins), Cornwell, Smith, Obasa, Akhazzan

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


Metropolitan Police

A (not so) brief history—cont

In their first full season in charge, the new management team of Jim Cooper, assisted by Gavin

MacPherson and John Nicholson, had an immediate impact and we finished 5 th in the Division

One, thus qualifying for the play-offs (introduced as part of the F.A. restructuring) where we

played Bromley. An evenly balanced encounter ended with the scores 1:1 after extra time but

we lost 4:3 in the penalty shoot-out.

In 2005/6 we finished in 4 th position in the Ryman Division One but again fell at the play-off semi

-final stage, losing 1:0 to Dover Athletic.

Further F. A. restructuring resulted in a Ryman League Division 1 North and Division 1 South in

2006/7 and the club finished in sixth position in the Division 1 South. With only one club promoted

automatically, the club narrowly missed out on a play-off place. However, the club reached

the final of the Surrey Senior Cup for the first time since 1933 but was beaten 4-1 after extra

time by Tooting & Mitcham United, the score after 90 minutes was 1-1.

In 2007/8 the Blues finished 4th in the Ryman League Division 1 South but for the third time in

four years was beaten in the play-off semi final, this time 2-0 by Cray Wanderers.

In 2008/9 the club again finished in 4th position in the Ryman Division One South, thus qualifying

for the play offs for the 4th time in 5 seasons, winning the semi final play off match 1:0

against Fleet Town, but losing 0:1 to Cray Wanderers in the final.

In 2009/10 MPFC had a disappointing Ryman Division 1 South league campaign. After a poor

start the club was never in a position to mount a serious challenge for a play off position and finished

in 10th position in the London Cup.

The 2014/15 Season ended with us reaching the Ryman League Premier Division playoffs, albeit,

via an unusually set of circumstances. We actually finished in 6th position in the Premier

Division but after a protracted series of appeals, Enfield Town were deducted 3 points and we

ended up in 5th position. Unfortunately, we lost the playoff semi final 2:1 to Hendon. However,

we enjoyed success in the Surrey Senior Cup, beating Merstham 2:0 in the final.

The Blues home ground at Imber Court, East Molesey, Surrey, is about one and a half miles

from the historic Hampton Court. The grounds were acquired by the Metropolitan Police for use

as a sports club in 1919 and the main clubhouse, which has been vastly extended, was opened

in 1920. Facilities at the Football Ground have been improved significantly over the past 20

years. Funding for the improvements are generated from a service-wide lottery set up by the

football club in 1964. This lottery also provides funding for the 50 sports sections which make

up the Metropolitan Police Athletic Association.

The two wonder saves by the Met Police keeper Alex Kokakis that kept them in the cup—Pics by Ken Medwyn


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Player Stats to and including 12th Sept 2015

SPONSOR A PLAYERS KIT

Sponsor a player will be up and running soon as we get pics of

all the squad. In the meantime pleaswe register your interest in

sponsoring a complete player of just kit with a committee member.

Your name will be in the programme for a complete season!

Sponsorship costs are:

Complete Player...............................£40

Socks only........................................£10

Shorts only.......................................£15

Shirt only...........................................£20

Boots only.........................................£15


Sponsorship Opportunities

“Sponsorship is the lifeblood of the club”

Match Day Sponsor - this gives the sponsor and guests (Up to four) access to

the boardroom to enjoy half time and post match food and drink. Costs of this is

a very reasonable £175

Matchball Sponsor - £50

Mascot - An ideal present for a football mad youngster = £50 Includes mascot

plus three guests plus Hospitality.

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Sponsor a Brickie and have your name in the programme as a sponsor for the

entire season, rates are:

Complete Player...............................£40

Socks only........................................£10

Shorts only.......................................£15

Shirt only...........................................£20

Boots only.........................................£15

Web site advertising—An exciting opportunity to advertise on a web site that

has a verifiable 3000 plus hits a month.

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Ryman League

Division 1 South Table

Table is up to and including Saturday 12th September 2015

RESPECT - Ryman Statement: The Ryman Football League and Sittingbourne

Football Club strongly supports the FA statement that the

should be a zero tolerance approach against racism and all forms of discrimination.

Accordingly any form of discriminatory abuse whether it be based on race

or ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, faith age, ability or any other form

of abuse will be reported to the Football Association for action by that Association.


PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

TEAM CHECK

SITTINGBOURNE

Manager: Nick Davis

Assistant: Tony Cornwell

Coaches: Jono Richardson, Hicham

Akhazzan, Warren Chambers, Barry Crimmen.

Physio: Tom Martin

Matchday Assistant Harry Chambers

Referee: Mr Stuart Cheek (Ilford)

MATCH OFFICIALS

Assistants: Mr Isaac Searle, Mr Jack Owen

METROPOLITAN POLICE

Manager: Jim Cooper

Assistant Manager: Gavin Macpherson

Coach: Phil Cramp

Goalkeeper Coach: Scott Carr

Physio: Chad Smith

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

Black Shorts, Black Socks

Blue shirts, shorts & socks

1. Adam MOLLOY

2. Tom BRUNT (C)

3. Conrad LEE

4. Jono RICHARDSON

5. George CRIMMEN

6. Ollie BROWN

7. Stefan WRIGHT

8 Ollie BANKOLE

9. Harry SMITH

10. Fred OBASA

11. Hicham AKHAZZAN

12. Miles CORNWELL

14. Nick DAVIS

15 Jack STEVENTON

16. Jake BEECROFT

17 Adam WILLIAMS

1 Alex Kokakis

2. Elliott TAYLOR

3. Mekhail McLAUGHLIN

4. Billy CROOK

5. Harry TAMPLIN

6 Steve SUTHERLAND (C)

7. Charlie COLLINS

8. Joe TURNER

9. Jon NURSE

10. Ryan CASE

11. Taurean ROBERTS

12. Ronayne MARSH_BROWN

14. Nikki AHAMED

15. Alistair GORDON

16. Tom COLLINS

17 Scott TARR (GK)

18 Anotonio GONELLA

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