Sittingbourne v Herne Bay, Match day programme 8th December 2015

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Sittingbourne v Herne Bay, Match day programme 8th December 2015

THE BRICKIES

Division 1 South,

Season 2015-16

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

Official programme

Sittingbourne v South Park

Saturday 11th October

2014

SITTINGBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB


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 President: Alan Barty

Hon Vice Presidents: Tania & 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,) David Brown

(Youth development), Barry Goodsell

(Match Sec)

Board Room Hospitality: Sandra Pitts &

Carol Cooper,

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: Roger Pudner

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

may occur. Car parking is at owners risk.


TEAM CHECK

TUESDAY 8TH DECEMBER 2015

SITTINGBOURNE V HERNE BAY

Manager: Nick Davis

Assistant: Tony Cornwell

Coaches: Jono Richardson, Hicham Akhazzan,

Warren Chambers,

Barry Crimmen.

Physio: Tom Martin

Matchday Assistant : Harry Chambers

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr Peter Killip

Assistants: Mr Ronald Albert, Mr Aivarar Lukauskis

Manager: Sam Denly

Coach: Gavin Theaze, Rob Horswell,

Gemma Horswell

Physio: Gemma Horwell

Match Sponsored by:

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

Black Shorts, Black Socks

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

All Yellow

1. Adam MOLLOY

1 Jack DELO

2. Tom BRUNT (C)

2. Michael TURNER

3. Conrad LEE

3. Nathan EASTWOOD

4. George CRIMMEN

4. Dan JOHNSON

5. Billy FRENCH

5. Connor SANDERS

6. Jono RICHARDSON

6. Harry BROWN

7. Josh WISSON

7 Danny WALDER

8. Miiles CORNWELL

8 Joe NELDER

9. Jordan WELLS

9. Elliot CUTTS

10. Ollie BANKOLE

11. Hicham AKHAZZAN

12. Adam WILLIAMS

10. Sam HASLER

11. Danny WILLIAMS

12. Dan PARKINSON

14 Stefan WRIGHT

14. Mark LOVELL

15 Dan HUGHES

15. Kane PHILLIPS

16. Jack STEVENTON

16. Giorgio RUSSO

17 Steven ITA

17. James TURNER


Todays match is sponsored by

Roman Square, Sittingbourne ME10 4BJ. Web: http://www.uhy-uk.com/sittingbourne/

Tele: 01795 475368, e mail: Sittingbourne@uhy-uk.com. More later o in the programme.

John’s Jottings

Welcome to Woodstock Park from The Club Secretary

Good evening everyone, welcome to Woodstock Park.

Thanks and welcome to this evening match sponsors who are UHY Hacker Young. They are

Taxation and accountancy experts. They have an office in Sittingbourne in Roman Square. To

find out more about them and how they can assist you as a private or business person see their

contact details above. and read more about them later on in the programme.

Our visitors are Herne Bay. Welcome to their players, officials and supporters. The matches are

not getting any easier and today is no exception. With Saturdays 2-0 victory home to Hastings

United Herne Bay have entered the play off places. We played Herne Bay in the first game of the

season and lost 3-1.

Our depressing run of results continued at Molesey on Saturday. We matched the home team

every step of the way in this match and had two great chances right at the end to get at least a

draw when we were 2-1 down. That we failed to take them has been the story of recent matches.

This match was played in appalling conditions due to the very high winds that made much of the

play a lottery. There were plus points though. Josh Wisson had another start and did not let anyone

down. Dan Hughes, one of two new signings made last week did well when he came on as

substitute. I was very impressed with Jordan Wells who signed for us as part of the deal that took

Harry Smith to Folkestone Invicta (more on this lower down the page). Jordan worked really hard

and looks like he will be a valuable asset to the team. Jordan was voted Hythe Towns young

player of the year for last season and has also played for Whitstable Town. Steven Ita, who will

be playing against his old team today, also played well when he came on and scored our goal.

You will probably know that we transferred Harry Smith to Folkestone Invicta. Harry requested a

transfer shortly after being put on a contract by the club. We would not want to keep any player

who is not happy. We consider that the business side of the deal was very favourable to Sittingbourne.

Not only did we get a fee but we agreed on a sell on cause and also an agreement

for Folkestone to play us in a pre-season friendly. I would. On behalf of the club, like to thank

Harry for his efforts. He is a smashing lad who, if he has the right coaching and attitude, should

do well. He was a pleasure to work with and remember he did turn down three 7 day approaches

to leave Sittingbourne when he was a non-contact player.

This time of the year many of you will be buying from Amazon. Please remember that the club

can get a small commission if you buy your goods via the Sittingbourne FC web site. Just go to

our site and click on the Amazon logo on the left hand side. You pay exactly the same using this

link as you would if you went directly to Amazon.

Whatever the result today please support us (as you always do) on Saturday when we play a really

crucial match against Chatham Town here at Woodstock Park


MACRON OFFICIAL BENCH WEAR AND BALL SUPPLIER TO THE RYMAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE

WORK HARD. PLAY HARDER.

www.macron.com


From the Chairman

Welcome everyone and especially our match day sponsors today UHY Hacker Young

The disappointing results have continued but we all try to remain positive.

Sad for all to see Harry go but the professional way we dealt with it pleases me no end. The club

is indeed lucky to have such an experienced and dedicated committee.

John handled things very well supporting Nick and we got a decent player in return by all accounts.

We have a few new players on show now and it does take a while to bed them in.

Let's hope it is not too long for them to settle so we can get some positive results..

Warm welcome to Herne Bay tonight and let's hope for a good game and a little bit of good fortune.

MO

Player stats to and including 5th December 2015


HERNE BAY— A BRIEF HISTORY

Herne Bay were formed in 1886 and began life

in the East Kent League, then having a short

period in the Kent League before winning the

East Kent League in four successive years between

1902 and 1906 returning to the Kent

League as a result.

1953 saw the move to Winch’s Field. Over 1000

spectators saw their first match at their new

home; a 2 - 2 draw against Tunbridge Wells Reserves

in Kent League Division 2. Within two

years they lifted the Division 2 title, winning promotion

to Division 1. In the 1957-58 season the

club won The Kent Amateur Cup beating Bromley

2 - 0 in the final. The following season saw

the Kent League fold and a move to the Aetolian

League followed.

The 1964-65 season saw another move to Division

2 of the Athenian League, where they enjoyed

several successful seasons followed by

promotion to Division 1 on winning Division 2 in

1970-71. A good run in the FA Cup saw the Bay

reach the 4th qualifying round, where they lost

to the then ‘mighty’ Margate in front of a record

home attendance of 2303.

At the start of the 1974-75 campaign the Club

returned to the Kent League, and in the 1978-

79 season they had good runs in the Cup competitions;

defeating Welling United in the Kent

Senior Trophy Final and losing to Sheppey

United in the Kent League Cup.

The nineties saw the Club become the most

successful and consistent side in the Kent

League, winning four Kent League titles. The 96

-97 season was without equal in the history of

the Kent League. Within the space of four

weeks the Club won the Kent Senior Trophy,

The Kent League Division 1 Cup and The Kent

League Championship. A unique treble!

A complete change of management and playing

staff took place after the 97-98 season, with

manager Tommy Sampson leaving the Club to

take over the reins at Deal Town taking the majority

of the established first team players with

him. That Deal Town side became the first Kent

League club to win the FA Vase at Wembley in

the last ever Vase Final staged at the old stadium

in May 2000.

The team had a fantastic 2000/2001 season

finishing runners-up in the Premier Division,

scored 93 goals in the league. Nick Denly

(father of England cricketer Joe Denly and current

Herne Bay manager Sam Denly) received

an unprecedented three manager of the month

awards in his first full season at the helm. However

the following season proved to be one of

great disappointment. Exiting all cup competitions

at the first round stage and finishing a

poor 7th position in the league, despite being

one of the few teams to defeat league and cup

double winners, Maidstone United.

A major grant was awarded to provide new perimeter

fencing and refurbishment of the changing

facilities and these works were complete

prior to the start of the 2003/2004 season when

the club celebrated 50 years at Winch’s Field.

With the appointment of Simon Halsey as Manager

for 2009/10, Herne Bay FC pushed on to

finish runners up in the Kent League Premier

Division two seasons running, the second of

those going down to the last few minutes of the

last match where a goal at Tunbridge Wells

gave Hythe Town the title. But, in season 2011-

12 Herne Bay swept all before them, narrowly

missing out on a Wembley appearance in the

FA Vase and capturing the Kent League Premier

Division title and promotion to the Ryman

Isthmian League.

The 2014/15 season was the second season

with Sam Denly as manager who continues to

blend youth and experience and in the third

year at Step 4 in the pyramid Bay finished 9th,

the highest finishing spot to date.


From the Programme editor

The big news is the departure of Harry Smith, although it is sad to see him go there were some

plusses in the deal as the secretary has eluded to. The transfer fee will help us pay the players

wages, and in turn help us to steer clear of the debt that has saddled some other clubs, such as

Forest Green Rovers who it has just been announced are £5.2 Million in debt, an eye watering

amount! Rest assured that our wage bill compares with most clubs at our level and we intend to

keep it that way as long as we can. Of course some clubs continue to get the rub of the green

as far as finances are concerned, such as Salford City who have twice been chosen to be a live

FA Cup game, very unfair in my view, could it possibly be because they had been subject to a

BBC mini series!

Just read that our ex manager Richard Brady has decided to call time as manager of Leatherhead

after leaving us 5 years ago. We are

proud that we gave him his first chance as a

manager and he has done excellently at

Leatherhead. Richard is to become the

head of football development at the club, a

post newly created for him. He cites wanting

to spend more time with his young family

as the reason for the change.

Results continue to disappoint and I thought

that I would look at the video of the Hythe

Town game on their web site to see if Steven

Ita did encroach at the free kick as the

goal subsequently scored changed the

game. Surprise, surprise the only clip included

was the retake which culminated in

the Hythe Town goal, I wonder why the

most crucial bit was missed out!

Lets hope that we can turn the tide today !

Peter

EQUALITY -

“The Ryman Football League strongly support recent FA statement that there 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.” (Useful numbers:-The FA 0800 085 0508 / Kick it

Out 020 7253 0162)


Player sponsorship

Adam Molloy sponsored

by John Andrews

George Crimmen

Sponsored by the

BGs Road Show

Stefan Wright

sponsored by

Alan Crowshaw

Tom Brunt

sponsored by Cyclops

Engineering Limited

Hicham Akhazzan

sponsored by Peter Pitts

Conrad Lee sponsored by

Colin Page

Ollie Brown

sponsored by Keith Brown

Jono Richardson

sponsored by Alan Barty

Ollie Bankole sponsored by

John Pitts

Nick Davis

sponsored by Maurice Dunk

Miles Cornwell sponsored by

Mark Smith

Jack Steventon

Sponsored by Ken Medwyn

Billy French—

sponsored by John Cooper

Harry Smith - Sponsored by

Kieran Payne

All other players and management open to sponsorship. Please see

any committee member to arrange. Cost is £40 for the season.


DATE OPPOSITION COMP Sc ATT 1 2 3 4

5

Sat 8 Aug

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

Herne Bay

Hastings United

South Park

Merstham

Carshalton Athletic

Whitstable Town

Seven Acre & Sidup

Ramsgate

Guernsey

Whitstable Town

Metropolitan Police

League

League

League

League Cup

League

League

FA Cup

League

League

League

FA Cup

A

H

H

A

A

H

A

A

H

A

A

1-3

1-3

2-1

2-1

0-3

1-0

2-1

3-1

3-2

5-0

0-0

267

132

87

84

230

158

152

190

113

156

66

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt 1

Brunt

Steventon

Steventon

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt 1

Brunt

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee 1

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

French North

North * French

Davis Steventon

Davis * Crimmen 1

Steventon Crimmen

Davis Crimmen

Davis * Crimmen

Davis * Crimmen 1

Steventon Crimmen

Davis * Crimmen

Richardson Crimmen *

Tue 15 Sept

Sat 19 Sept

Tue 22 Sept

Sat 26 Sept

Metropolitan Police

Whyteleafe

Dorking Wanderers

Hoddesdon Town

FA Cup

League

League

FA Cup

H

A

H

H

1-0

2-1

1-2

1-2

141

135

96

205

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Davis* Richardson 1

Steventon Richardson

Steventon Richardson

Richardson Crimmen

Tue 29 Sept

Sun 4 Oct

Tue 6 Oct

Sat 10 Oct

Tues 13 Oct

Sat 17 Oct

Sat 24 Oct

Tue 27 Oct

Tue 10 Nov

Sat 14 Nov

Sat 21 Nov

Tue 24 Nov

Sat 28 Nov

Tue 1 Dec

Sat 5 Dec

Tue 8 Dec

Sat 12 Dec

Wed 16 Dec

Sat 19 Dec

Tue 22 Dec

Mon 28 Dec

Sat 2 Jan

Tue 5 Jan

Sat 9 Jan

Sat 16 Jan

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

Corinthian-Casuals

Walton Casuals

Whitstable Town

Corinthian-Casuals

Chatham Town

Three Bridges

Folkestone Invicta

Hastings United

Walton Casuals

Carshalton Athletic

Chipstead

Hastings Utd Note 1

Hythe Town

Worthing

Molesey

Herne Bay

Chatham Town

South Park

Peacehaven & Tels

Dorking Wanderers

Ramsgate

Faversham Town

Walton & Hersham

Whyteleafe

East Grinstead Twn

Tooting & Mitcham

Worthing

Walton & Hersham

Folkestone Invicta

Three Bridges

Tooting & Mitcham

East Grinstead Twn

Guernsey

Peacehaven & Tels

Walton Casuals

Faversham Town

Chipstead

Hythe Town

Chatham Town

Molesey

League

FA Trophy

Kent Snr Cup

League

League Cup

League

League

League

League

League

League

League Cup

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

League

A

A

H

H

A

A

H

A

H

H

H

A

A

H

A

H

H

A

A

A

H

A

A

H

A

H

A

H

A

H

A

H

A

H

A

H

A

H

A

H

0-1

0-1

0-1

1-2

1-0

0-1

1-2

0-2

1-2

1-2

1-6

4-3

0-2

0-2

1-2

108

85

101

116

127

79

184

300

93

91

90

135

221

103

78

Molloy

Molloy

Wallace

Wallace

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Steventon*

Steventon

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Steventon

Brunt

Steventon

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Wright

Wright*

Wright

Brunt

Lee

Lee*

Naessens

Lee

Lee

Lee

Richardson

Richardson

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Brown French

French Crimmen

Davis* French

French Crimmen *

French Richardson

French Crimmen

French * Crimmen

French Crimmen

French Crimmen

French Crimmen

French Crimmen

Davis Crimmen

Davis* Crimmen

Richardson Crimmen

Crimmen French

Note 1: Sittingbourne won 4-3 on penalties.

KEY to above grid:

@ = 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


6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17

Brown *

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Brunt *

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Richardson Wright

Beecroft Wright*

Brown Gonnella

Richardson Wright

Brown Wright *

Richardson * Brown

Brown* Lee 1

Brown Lee

Richardson Akhazzan*

P Smith Wright*

P Smith Luchford 1

Richardson Brunt

Richardson Luchford

Wisson* Bankole

Richardson Wisson*

Beecroft 1

Beecroft

Beecroft

Beecroft

Beecroft

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Cornwell

Cornwell 1 *

Bankole*

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P Smith*

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H Smith

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Cornwell *

Williams *

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Williams*

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Akhazzan

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Akhazzan

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Akhazzan *

Brunt

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Akhazzan

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Akhazzan

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Akhazzan*

Wright *

Akhazzan*

Bankole

Akhazan

Akhazzan

*Steventon Gonnella *

Pilcher* Gonnella*

Pilcher * Gonnella *

Pilcher Gonnella

Pilcher Cornwell *

Pilcher Obasa*

Richardson* Wright

Pilcher Williams

Williams* Davis

Bankole 1 * Williams *

Cornwell* Davis

Steventon *

Gonnella*

Gonnella *

Gonnella

Akhazzan

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Crimmen

Steventon *

Steventon*

Obasa *

Obasa *

Obasa *

Brown*

Williams

Richardson*

Williams *

Cornwell

Williams *

Williams

Obasa *

Naessens*

Naessens

Williams *

Gonnella*

Gonnella*

Steventon*

Obasa *

Obasa *

Wisson *

Gonnella

Gonnella*

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Wisson * 1

Akhazzan *

Steventon*

H Smith *

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Wright*

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Leon

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Wisson*

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Wisson *

Davis

Wisson

Bankole*

Cornwell*

Cornwell*

Williams *

French

Akhazzan

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Hughes*

Leon

Steventon

Williams *

Smith *

Brown *

Akhazzan

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Steventon*

Leon

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Beecroft*

Davis

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Cornwell *

18Steventon

Williams *

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Steventon

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Leon/Obasa*

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19Bankole

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Twist

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French*

French

Ita 1

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Ryman League

Division 1 South Table

Table is up to and including Saturday 5th December 2015


28th November 2015

Ryman League Div 1 South

Hythe Town 2 Sittingbourne 0 att 221

Match Reports

By Tony Rickson

You look at this Sittingbourne team on paper and it

seems better than many of the sides that have represented

the club over the years. And the substitutes’

bench on this occasion had experience and

quality.

Yet the team can’t get a win for love nor money,

the loss at much-improved Hythe being Sittingbourne’s

10th league defeat in succession.

It’s a desperate run that has seen them sink into

the bottom three of the Ryman League South table,

and there’s only one team in the league who have

scored less than them this season.

They couldn’t have been unluckier at Hythe with

the first goal, and generally Sittingbourne battled

well throughout. But they’re not creating enough

chances from open play, going close most often

from set pieces into the area.

New signing Steven Ita, who started the season in

opposition to Sittingbourne for Herne Bay and used

to play for Woodstock, went straight into the starting

line-up as manager Nick Davis rang the changes.

Captain Tom Brunt, top scorer Harry Smith, Billy

French and Miles Cornwell were all dropped to

substitute after the horrible 6-1 defeat by Chipstead

the previous week, though three of them ended the

game in action again. They were replaced to start

with by the boss himself, Ita, Adam Williams and

Jono Richardson.

It was an even start on a heavy pitch and captain

George Crimmen and Williams both had chances

for Sittingbourne, while at the other end clever

Hythe striker Alfie May was a handful all game.

Chances created from counter-attacks are so important

these days so it was terrible to see Sittingbourne

breaks halted by deliberate Hythe fouls

with only a booking for the third player to stop a

move that way.

Incidentally, that yellow card went to Nick Reeves,

who played excellently for Sittingbourne for years,

and was just as solid here for Hythe.

If the Brickies thought they weren’t getting much

from the referee it got worse in the 39th minute.

With Stef Wright lying injured on the ground, Ollie

Bankole was controversially penalised for handball

about

25 yards out from goal.

Hythe fiddled about with a short free-kick to try to

get May a shooting chance, but Ita, who is very

quick off the mark, sprinted in to close him down.

Somehow, the referee judged that Ita had encroached

unfairly and gave Hythe a re-take, rubbing

salt into what seemed a very harsh wound by

booking Ita as well.

Given a second chance, Hythe abandoned Plan A

and let Sawyer shoot straight for goal and his kick

took a lucky deflection off the defensive wall past a

wrong-footed Adam Molloy into the opposite corner.

Overall Sittingbourne were defending stubbornly

against some bright Hythe attacking play with Crimmen

and Conrad Lee outstanding, and Davis again

reading the game beautifully.

Sittingbourne needed a break but when a clearance

thumped against Richardson’s back it could

have bounced anywhere only to go straight into the

keeper’s arms.

As the play became stretched in the second half,

Sittingbourne created plenty of opportunities for

themselves but Dane Luchford shot wide when

played through and the hard-working Richardson

and Bankole put efforts just over the bar. How often

has that been said of various players in Sittingbourne

reports this season.

Hythe confirmed their victory 10 minutes from time

when Sittingbourne lost possession deep in attacking

territory and the home side whisked the ball forward

for fast-breaking Sawyer to chip over the advancing

Molloy. His first goal was hugely lucky, but

this was a sublime finish.

Credit Sittingbourne for keeping going well and

Bankole hit the post in injury time, but even then it

would have been little more than a consolation.

Sittingbourne are in urgent need of a change of

fortune but the tough run of games continues with

second-placed Worthing the visitors next, on Tuesday

evening.

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Wright (Brunt 53 mins),

Lee, Davis, Crimmen, Richardson, Luchford, P

Smith , Williams (H Smith 79 mins), Ita Wright

Bankole

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EVERYONE remembers their first time. Mine

was at Cambridge United’s Abbey Stadium.

It’s the day life really begins. The first time you

watch a football match – live.

After watching the U’s in friendly action, my

first top flight game was Tottenham against

Sheffield United. Paul Walsh scored a hat-trick

and Nayim got the other in a 4-0 win, but I was

mainly in awe of seeing Gazza. Not that I support

Spurs.

I was happy watching anything, from top to bottom.

My dad was involved with the Eastern

Counties League and he shared his love of

Non-League football with me. We went to Sudbury

once and I went home with a club teddy

bear as a keepsake from the chairman.

We’ve started a new feature in The NLP this

season called, Football Firsts. As it says on the

tin, it’s about all those early memories and why

we all fall in love with football. The first pair of

boots, the first kit, your first footballing hero.

It’s been interesting speaking to players about

how it all began. Chester striker Ross Hannah

remembers going to watch Sheffield Wednesday

with his grandad having normally been at a

family house near Hillsborough listening the

supporters’ roar.

Didcot Town’s joint-manager – and club legend

– Jamie Heapy recalled going to watch Reading

and his dad taking a little step for him to

stand on so he could see.

My dad would often have to catch up with the

referee after the games. I’d wait outside the

changing rooms with the scent of liniment wafting

down the corridor. I loved that smell.

And I’ll never forget the first ever trip to Wembley

Stadium. The FA Vase final in 1991,

Guiseley v Gresley Rovers. It finished 4-4. Not

too bad for your debut at the home of football!

I’d just turned six so don’t recall much of the

game, but the stand out memory is running up

the stairs to get to our seats while the national

anthem was on because we were late. It’s

probably why I enjoy covering FA Vase finals

so much now.

Danny Cowley, Braintree’s manager, told a story

from watching West Ham and how his brother

Nicky, also his assistant, cried when the

Hammers scored because the crowd was so

loud!

However young or old you are, everyone has

that starting point, and it’s why you’re at a

game today.

Matt Badcock

Remember your first game?

Ryman South Matches Today

Hythe Town v South Park

Molesey v Folkestone Invicta


Match Reports

By Tony Rickson

1st December 2015

Ryman league Div 1 South

Sittingbourne 0 Worthing 0, att103

These are tough times for the management

and players of Sittingbourne and also the

patient but long-suffering fans.

That’s 11 successive league defeats, and

the supporters have now turned up to nine

home games in a row in league and cup only

to see their team lose every one of them.

The players tried desperately hard to turn it

round in this game, but they were up

against an athletic hard-working team who

are second in the league and have the best

away record in Ryman South.

What Worthing were particularly good at

was counter-attacking at pace, and as Sittingbourne’s

weakness was giving away

possession in crucial places and at crucial

times then this was an accident waiting to

happen.

To make matters worse, goalkeeper Adam

Molloy had only himself to blame for picking

up a red card in injury time and a suspension

for that won’t be doing the club any favours.

Once again Sittingbourne boss Nick Davis

rang the changes. Back came Hicham

Akhazzan, Tom Brunt and Miles Cornwell

into the starting XI and 17-year-old Josh

Wisson made his first start in a league

game. Also making his home debut was recently-signed

Steven Ita. Out went Davis

himself and recent signings Peter Smith

and Dane Luchford, while Adam Williams

dropped to substitute. Also missing was top

scorer Harry Smith who has indicated he

doesn’t want to play for the club any more.

The reshaped team – with versatile Jono

Richardson switching to defence and captain

Tom Brunt going to the front of the midfield

diamond – at least responded with

plenty of energy and spirit.

George Crimmen went close from an early

corner, Brunt shot over after a very good

build-up and Ollie Bankole was just beaten

to it by the advancing keeper as he raced

clear down the middle.

Worthing, a very young looking side who

pressed all over the pitch and impressed

with most things that they did, weren’t much

of a threat until Molloy made a terrific double

save in the 40th minute when they did

create a chance.

For an hour of the match Sittingbourne

looked capable of at least ending the losing

run by forcing what would have seemed a

deserved draw.

But they’re vulnerable when a game becomes

stretched and just as at Hythe on

Saturday they were caught on the break.

This time it was Ita’s attempted pass that

was easily intercepted and Worthing took

full advantage to score with a good shot into

the far corner.

Sittingbourne had a great chance to equalise

five minutes later when Brunt put

Akhazzan in, but his left foot drive was

saved by keeper Banks.

Worthing responded with a shot that rebounded

to safety off the inside of the post

and got a second in the 80th minute when a

marginal offside call went in their favour

and they set up Pope in a two-on-one to

score into the empty net.

They looked like getting a third two minutes

into added time but Molloy, 10 yards out of

his area, dived instinctively to save the ball

and was sent off for deliberate handball and

preventing a goalscoring opportunity.

In between the disappointment of getting

their keeper sent off and losing yet again,

there were glimmers of hope for Sittingbourne

that at least their attitude was

good and their spirit intact. But it’s still going

to take a lot more effort, determination and

dedication to somehow turn them back into

the team who were winning for fun in the

early part of the season.

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Wright, Lee Richardson,

Crimmen, Wisson (Williams 81

mins), Bankole, Ita (Rodgers 73 mins),

Cornwell (Williams 70 mins ), Cornwell

(Twist 81 mins), Akhazzan


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