Sittingbourne v Ramsgate Match day programme 28th December 2015

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Sittingbourne v Ramsgate Match day programme 28th December 2015

THE BRICKIES

Division 1 South,

Season 2015-16

MATCH DAY PROGRAMME

SITTINGBOURNE FOOTBALL CLUB

Sittingbourne v South Park

Saturday 11th October

2014


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

MONDAY 28TH DECEMBER 2015

SITTINGBOURNE V RAMSGATE

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 Jack Packman

Assistants: Mr Michael Marsh, Mr Piotr Zachwieja

Managers: Jim & Danny Ward

Coach: Lloyd Blackman

Goalkeeper Coach: Joe Radford

Physio: Joe Meadowcroft

MATCH SPONSOR:

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

Black Shorts, Black Socks

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

White shirts, White socks, Red

shorts.

1. Adam MOLLOY

1 Luke WATKINS

2. Tom BRUNT (C)

2. Jake MACKENZIE

3. Conrad LEE

3. Aaron QUAIN

4. George CRIMMEN

4. Joseph KANE

5. Billy FRENCH

5. Luke WHEATLEY

6. Jono RICHARDSON

6. Stephen BUTCHER

7. Stefan WRIGHT

7 Tom LOYNES

8. Miiles CORNWELL

8 Ollie GRAY

9. Jordan WELLS

9. Ian PULLMAN

10. Ollie BANKOLE

10. Joe TAYLOR

11. Josh WISSON

11. Nick TREADWELL

12. Hicham AKHAZZAN

12. Alfie PAXMAN

14 Kerry KEDZE

14. Jack PAXMAN

15 Dan HUGHES

15. Kane ROWLAND

16. Jack STEVENTON

16. Ollie BROWN

17 Steven ITA

17. Kane SMITH


John’s Jottings

Welcome to Woodstock Park from The Club Secretary

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Woodstock Park.

I hope you all had a great Christmas and thank you for visiting us today.

Our visitors on this Bank Holiday are Ramsgate. Welcome back here to Jim and Danny and

Ramsgates Players, Officials and supporters,

Thanks to today's match sponsors who are Hidson Mitsubushi. Hidsons of Rainham have

sponsored us a number of times over many years and we are very grateful to them for sponsoring

us again. More about Hidson’s further on in this programme.

Ramsgate are flying high in the league and have had a number of impressive results recently.

Our ex player, Joe Taylor is their leading goal scorer. He was of course our leading goal scorer

when he left us to try his luck at Farnborough. Other ex Brickies who may be in the Rams

squad today are Luke Girt, Ollie Gray, Ollie Brown, Nick Treadwell and Tom Loynes.

When we played Ramsgate at Southwood

at the end of August our performance in a

3-1 win was one of the best we have had

this season and we will certainly have to

attain that level to get a result today..

Our last home match against another Kent

rival, Chatham Town, saw us win only our

third match in 19 matches. A depressing

run that saw 13 one goal defeats. Since

the Chatham Town match we have gone

three matches (all away) without defeat. At South Park and Dorking Wanderers we achieved

our first draws of the season. We played Peacehaven & Telscombe at the right time because

they lost four experienced players just before our game due to a 50% budget cut. They fielded

four Under 21 players to fill the gaps. We went into the lead with a Steven Ita goal. If we

thought it was now going to be plain sailing to a victory we could not have been more wrong.

What Peacehaven lacked in skill they made up with enthusiasm and one goal just before half

time and one just after directly from a free kick put them into the lead. Credit though to Sittingbourne

because they now started to dominate the match. Two goals from Jono Richardson

put us back into the lead and we never looked back. The final whistle was a blessing to Peacehaven

because if the match had gone on for another five minutes it looked like we could have

got five more goals.

Unfortunately at Dorking Wanderers we lost two of our best players, George Crimmen and Steven

Ita to injury. Hopefully they will be fit to feature today. The Dorking pitch looked like a mud

bath at the end and although I am not a great fan of artificial pitches, with the recent wet weather,

I am reluctantly coming round to the idea that they are the future of the game.

Finally it just leaves me with saying thank you for supporting The Brickies through thick and

thin. We have a lot to look forward to in the future with the prospect of a new ground to look forward

too.

The Committee and players and all the staff at The Woodstock wish you all a Happy New Year

John.


From the Chairman

After scoring just 9 goals in 14 games to actually score 9 in a week means our fortune has finally

changed for the better. In that bad time we were only truly outplayed once and you could see that

a lot of the time our approach to each match was just fine. The small margins at this level could

not be more evident than in that dreadful run of games.

December with eight games scheduled and the half way stage reached it was always going to be

a very important month. Well done Nick, his assistants and the players for turning things around,

4 games unbeaten on the bounce now which is fantastic.

Still a long way to go but lets hope we can continue to climb the table and have a good game

with visitors Ramsgate today. A huge Ryman Cup Quarter final at home awaits in the new year

on 5th January so it is not just safety we are playing for this season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all you Brickies and thanks to everyone for making

us such a happy Football Club in 2015.

Mo

Todays match sponsors:

Hidsons was founded by Bill Hidson, the father of the current Managing Director, Nigel in 1954. 60

years on we are celebrating our Diamond Anniversary and it remains a family business to this day.

Since then, Hidsons have grown considerably over the recent years but crucially, they have always

maintained their legacy of placing the customer at the heart of all their enterprises. This has

allowed them to consistently provide the best possible customer experience and build relationships

that span a lifetime.

Back in 1954 things were much different than they are today. Most of the original Hidsons stock

was not cars but motorcycles and £185 would have bought you a B.S.A Goldflash complete with

sidecar.

In 1961, Hidsons acquired their first new car franchise selling Hillman, with Morris soon after. The

representation of the various British Leyland brands was to last right through until the late 1980’s.

In 1989, Hidsons acquired the Citroen brand at110 High Street, Rainham. 2003 was a busy year

for Hidsons. The Rainham,5 High Street,Kent branch welcomed an exciting new era as ten years

of Honda representation came to an end with the acquisition of Kia. The Korean brand was an immediate

success in the local area. The recent introduction of European design and production

along with unprecedented warranties lasting up to 7 years led to further growth. Who would have

believed then that Kia would be more popular in the Medway towns than the more well known

brands like Honda and Renault? Also in 2003, Hidsons opened its first SEAT franchise in Maidstone.

Backed by VW and Audi technology, In 2004, Hidsons continued its expansion by opening

a further site located in Ebbsfleet, Gravesend,Kent which was to showcase the already proven and

successful Citroen and Kia brands. In 2012 the site was upgraded to showcase the growing popular

Kia brand.

Vauxhall has been the latest addition to the Hidsons family, which was acquired late in 2010. The

British car manufacturer has been the second-largest selling car brand in the UK for the over the

last two decades. With the successful portfolio of vehicles Vauxhall has continually produced,

combined with the Hidsons customer driven ethos, the partnership is exciting prospect for the

whole of the South East! Hidsons purpose built Vauxhall showroom was opened at 30 London

Road Rainham on 5th November 2011.

With a caring approach from all their staff, Hidsons has a great deal to offer as a family based

company. With a long history and an even healthier future, Hidsons will continue to build partnerships

based on trust and integrity which have been the fundamental principles towards building

their reputation for the last 60 years.


RAMSGATE — A BRIEF HISTORY

Ramsgate has had senior football teams within the

town since the late-1800s, the principal being

Ramsgate Town from about 1886, team photos of

whom exist from 1898. At this time matches were

being played on a number of grounds around the

town, including the Rams’ current home - Southwood.

Football in east Kent closed down during the

Great War, and in 1919 the Southwood ground was

provided for Ramsgate Town, by then known simply

as Ramsgate. In their first season they finished 3 rd

in the Kent League and reached the Kent Senior

Cup final, but lost 1-0 to Northfleet at Maidstone before

a crowd of 10,000. In 1924 Ramsgate Town

folded and Ramsgate Grenville moved to Southwood

and, apart from the appearance and demise a

few years later of Ramsgate Press Wanderers in

1932, became the senior Ramsgate side until the

2 nd World War again brought an end to all football in

east Kent.

Football resumed after the war and Southwood was

taken over by the current club in 1945, then called

Ramsgate Athletic, with the pitch being turned

through 90 degrees and covers to the terraces and

a stand erected from the anti-invasion steelwork

from nearby Pegwell Bay. The Club played in the

Kent League until it was disbanded in 1959, and

were runners-up in the Kent Senior Shield in

1946/47, finalists in the Kent Senior Cup in 1947/48,

Kent League Cup winners in 1948/49, followed by

winning the League and runners-up in the Kent Senior

Shield in 1949/50. The next golden period, was

1954 to 1957, the Club won back-to-back League

Championships (1955/56 & 1956/57), with a new

attendance record being set in 1955/56 when 5,200

spectators watched the local derby against Margate.

They also made Club history when they reached the

First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in

November 1955, eventually losing 5-3 at Watford, a

record that stood for the next 50 years.

In 1958/59 the Club also started playing in the

Thames & Medway Combination League, winning

the Eastern Division that season but finishing runners-up

to Sittingbourne in the Champions’ Cup Final.

With the demise of the KCFA Kent League in

1959, the Club joined the Southern League, as well

as continuing in the Thames & Medway Combination.

A new main stand was erected along the

southern side of the pitch at Southwood, which is

still in use today, and in November 1959 the Rams

were visited by Everton to mark the official illumination

of the newly installed floodlights – the ‘Toffees’

winning 7-1. In 1967/68 the Club again won the

Kent Senior Shield and were runners-up in the

Southern League Cup. In 1971/72 they finished runners-up

in the League and were promoted to the

Premier Division. In 1972 the Club changed its

name to Ramsgate but after a decline in fortunes off

the pitch the Club were relegated to Division 1 and

later resigned from League in 1976, the 1 st team

taking the Reserves’ place in the new Kent League

and in 1988/89 won the Kent Senior Trophy for the

2 nd consecutive year and finished runners-up in the

Kent League Cup, whilst in 1998/99 the Club was

eligible for promotion to the Southern League after

winning the Kent Premier League championship, but

decided the time was not right,. In competitive football

the Rams made good progress in the FA Cup,

despatching Kingstonian (2 leagues above) before

falling in the 2 nd half to Dulwich Hamlet (1 league

higher), whilst in the FA Vase they again reached

the 3 rd Round Proper. The best form was saved for

the domestic season, where the Rams again did the

double, the Kent League Premier Division Cup as

well as the Kent League Championship by a clear

margin, gaining promotion to Ryman Division 1

South.

The Rams stared a new era in the summer of 2005

beating Herne Bay in the Kent League Challenge

Shield and Margate in the Kent Messenger Challenge

Cup, and also reaching the 1 st Round Proper

of the FA Cup, the only Step 4 club in the country to

do so that year and equalling the Club record set 50

years earlier. The Club also secured back-to-back

promotions to the Ryman Premier for 2006/2007.

For most of their 1 st season in the Premier Division

the Rams were settled in the ‘play-off spots’ and

spent several weeks in 2 nd place, but injuries saw

their form dip in the last weeks and they eventually

slipped to 9 th . This also meant a new record, as the

Club had only managed to stay in the Southern

League Premier for a single season. 2007/08 saw

the Rams winning the Isthmian League Cup and

also reaching the play-offs for Conference South.

For 2008/09 the Club erected new covers to the terraces

behind each goal, to replace those erected

after the war but removed in the 1970s, however an

average performance on the pitch dipped in the last

months with relegation to Division 1 South. This saw

several players leave to remain playing at the higher

level, and a much younger Ramsgate team in

2009/10 avoided a further drop as some had predicted.

The Rams remained in the 1 st Division for

2010/11 and a fine run of form in 2011 almost made

up for the poor performances in the first half of

2010/11, with the Club challenging for a play-off

place until the last week of the season, but in

2011/12 the form was again patchy with the Rams

ending the season in the middle again, a pattern

that has been repeated in almost every season

since, while off the pitch the 53 year old timber

bench seating in the main stand was replaced with

flip-up plastic seating in 2012. In 2013 the Rams

looked to bring the development of their younger

players to fruition, entering their 2 nd XI into the new

Ryman Under 21 League, however the 1 st team has

had an unsettled couple of seasons with five changes

of management. 2015/16 sees the return of Jim

and Danny Ward for their third spell at Ramsgate,

almost 20 years since they first joined the Club and

looking to repeat the successes of their last term.


From the Programme editor

Firstly a welcome to the Sittingbourne “old boys” now at Ramsgate, and a welcome also to the

faithful supporters of our great club, and I hope that you are all having a great Christmas. Also

a big thank you to Rainham car dealers Hidson’s for sponsoring todays game. Hidson’s have

been a great supporters of ours for many seasons now, and as a thank you I am even thinking

of buying a car from them!!!

It’s great when ex players of non league clubs make it and there are many examples of this.

The latest is Rob Elliot who has stepped in at Newcastle United with first choice Tim Krul injured

and is doing such a fantastic job between the sticks. Rob joined our reserves in January

2002 as a 16 year old and made his debut in a goal less draw at home to Hythe Town—you

can read Mike Ling’s report of that game on our web site archive pages by searching Rob Elliott

in the search engine on the home page,

(Elliot was spelt incorrectly as Elliott so you

need to search for that!.)

Congratulations to Nick, the player management

team and the players for the recent

performances, especially the 6-2 victory at

Peacehaven & Telscombe . Incidentally the

last time Sittingbourne scored 6 was against

Ramsgate!!! On 30th January 2010.

Its nearly the end of 2015 and we look forward

to some exciting developments in 2016,

none more so than the plans for a new

ground for us. Our chairman will keep you up

to date with progress.

We know that we have some of the best supporters

in this league and I want to give my

own personal thanks to you for your support.

I also want to thank Tony Rickson and my

brother John for all the help they give me in

producing this programme.

Have great new year.

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

Jono Richardson

sponsored by Alan Barty

Nick Davis

sponsored by Maurice Dunk

Ollie Bankole sponsored by

John Pitts

Jack Steventon

Sponsored by Ken Medwyn

Miles Cornwell sponsored by

Mark Smith

Harry Smith - Sponsored by

Kieran Payne

Billy French—

sponsored by John Cooper—pic to follow

All other players and management open to sponsorship. Please see

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


Christmas may be over for another year but the tradition of Boxing Day football

means that clubs may be able to extend the celebrations with three points for their

valued fans.

As players, managers, officials and supporters travel all over the country, surely

now is the time to celebrate your club’s achievements over the last year.

But it is also a time to thank YOU – the loyal fans and volunteers that keep this

great institution of football going.

Christmas is a busy time for many and not least football clubs. With a packed festive

schedule, sacrifices have to be made in order to perform on a day like today.

When Premier League players miss out on a glass of wine or excessive amounts of

turkey, sympathy is limited due to the other excess in their life – their bank balance.

But in the world of Non-League, this reward does not exist. With a range of other

commitments – not to mention family life – travelling to a game today is not easy for

the players, managers, volunteers or supporters.

The Class of 92 documentary just a few months ago highlighted this with Salford

City’s volunteers at the forefront of their football community.

Despite their FA Cup second round heroics, they were cruelly knocked out after extra

time at Hartlepool.

But one thing that won’t change now they have returned to Evo-Stik Northern

Premier action are those same volunteers who graced our television screens.

This is true for all clubs at this level and no doubt all sides in action today will want

to reward their loyal supporters and volunteers for their continued hard work.

What makes them particularly special? They do it for the love of it – nothing more

and nothing less.

In the wake of some Football League adversity, the Non-League flag once again

flew high and proud when Welling auctioned off their match ball following their

match with League Two side Carlisle United.

The money will be used to help the community of Cumbria that have been severely

affected by Storm Desmond. Subsequently, the club who ultimately ended Welling’s

FA Cup dream, has suffered more heavily than many can imagine.

All clubs – Non-League or otherwise – have come together in a time of crisis and

for once there has been a number of positive stories about football and how powerful

it can be.

So whether it be a painful relegation battle or an exciting promotion challenge that

your side are facing today, none of it would be possible without the volunteers selling

food and drink or the selfless people who do their upmost to keep matches on

in this time of unpredictable weather – to name just a few.

As the (slightly adjusted) cliché goes, a football club is not just for Christmas – it’s

for life and no matter how much we want to sometimes, we can’t alter the place the

club has in our hearts.

Sheridan Robins


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

1-2

2-1

1-1

6-2

0-0

108

85

101

116

127

79

184

300

93

91

90

135

221

103

78

121

120

88

78

109

Molloy

Molloy

Wallace

Wallace

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Mansannet

Molloy

Mansannet

Mansannet

Molloy

Steventon*

Steventon

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Steventon

Brunt

Steventon

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Wright

Wright*

Wright

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Brunt

Lee

Lee*

Naessens

Lee

Lee

Lee

Richardson

Richardson

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Lee

Richardson 2

Richardson

Brown

French

Davis*

French

French

French

French *

French

French

French

French

Davis

Davis*

Richardson

Crimmen

French

French

French

Steventon*

Steventon

French

Crimmen

French

Crimmen *

Richardson

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

French

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen

Crimmen *

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 *

Brown

Bankole

Bankole

Bankole

Bankole1

Bankole

Bankole

Richardson

Richardson

Brown

Brown

Brown

Brown

Brown *

*Bankole

Bankole 1

Wright * 1

Wright *

Wright*

Brunt *

Brunt*

Wright*

Wright*

Wright

Wright

Wright

Wright

Wright

Wright

Richardson Wright

Beecroft Wright*

Brown Gonnella

Richardson Wright

Brown Wright *

Richardson * Brown

Brown* Lee 1

Brown Lee

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Appearances


Christmas Past—By Grant Wilbur

Christmas celebrations are not complete without going to watch a match. For the clubs it

is often a period for local derbies, increased attendances and increased bar takings.

On Christmas Eve 1988, Sittingbourne Reserves defeated Snowdown Colliery 3-2 after a

dismal start. At half-time Bourne went in 2-0 down. The 'pep' talk must have worked as

Sittingbourne came out fighting and battled their way back into the game with a goal from

Ken Oteneike and a further two from Carl Laraman, one a twice taken penalty.

Boxing Day saw Sittingbourne take on old rivals Chatham Town. The Brickies turned in a

poor performance against a very poor Chatham side and went 1-0 down after thirty

minutes. An equaliser on the stroke of half-time spared Bourne's blushes. According to

manager Hughie Stinson, the second half was a disgrace, as Sittingbourne failed to string

three passes together. Any chance of catching the league leaders had now gone.

On Saturday 30th December 1961 Sittingbourne travelled to Dartford for a Southern

League Division One fixture. Only four days earlier in the Boxing Day game, Sittingbourne

shared the points with Dartford in a 0-0 draw at the Bull Ground. The Brickies

were sitting nicely at the top of the league with Dartford only three places behind. The

Darts desperately needed a victory as they had four games in hand and were only six

points adrift of Sittingbourne. Dartford went on to win the match 2-0 and eventually

clinched a promotion place finishing the season in third place. The Brickies were not so

successful settling for a mediocre seventh position.

Sittingbourne’s ninth home league match took place on Boxing Day 1992 against rivals

Ashford Town. Seven days earlier the ‘Brickies’ returned from Andover with three points

after a resounding 3-0 victory. Three days later Sittingbourne defeated Gravesend 4-1 in

a Hurst Electrical Kent Midweek League match. A crowd of 101 watched Craig Wilkins

put Gravesend ahead. In the second half Sittingbourne hit back with a Dave Arter hattrick

and 17 year-old Lyndon Rowland making his Midweek League debut scored the

fourth. The match was marred by injuries to Jason Lillis (luckily due to start a two-match

suspension) and Paul Kelly who suffered a torn calf muscle.

For the match against Ashford, hordes of people piled in for what was at the time a record

attendance of 1,497 at Central Park. After a goalless first half three four second half goals

by Karl Elsey, Steve Lovell, a United own goal and Dave Arter completed a resounding

victory. Three days later Sittingbourne travelled to Hartsdown Park and extended their

unbeaten run to 13 games as they bade farewell to 1992 in a well-earned 0-0 draw. Margate

kept nine men behind the ball at all times and frustrated both Sittingbourne and the

Bank Holiday crowd of 850.

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Match Reports

By Tony Rickson

Saturday 12th December 2015

Ryman League Div 1 South

Sittingbourne 2 Chatham Town 1, att 120

Not another 2-1 – but this time, and at last, it

was in Sittingbourne’s favour as they finally

ended their 13-game losing streak.

They deserved it for a passionate spell in the

second half which brought them both goals –

and a much-enjoyed win over their Kent neighbours.

But they made hard work of it in the first half,

and even after going ahead, so it was somewhat

of a patchy performance..

At last, though, they’ve moved off the 18-point

mark they’ve been stuck on since mid-

September, and are now just four points below

Chatham with a couple of games in hand.

Sittingbourne made three changes from the

team that lost to Herne Bay in midweek with

Adam Molloy returning in goal, new signing

Kerry Kedze making his debut and Miles Cornwell

recalled.

Up front for Chatham was Fred Obasa, who

started the season at Sittingbourne and was

obviously keen to make his mark against his

old teammates, putting in a lively performance.

He had a couple of half-chances while at the

other end, Jordan Wells too often seemed isolated

as he tried to hold the ball up on his own.

Chatham were having the better of the game

and after Molloy had saved from Gundry, the

visitors took the lead on the half hour when a

cross from the left just evaded Conrad Lee,

and Edwards, behind him, had time

to pick his spot in the far corner.

Sittingbourne moved Cornwell further forward

in response and he went close from their best

chance of the game 10 minutes later, keeper

Bradshaw just keeping out his effort.

Sittingbourne needed to up their game for the

second half and that’s what they did with Ollie

Bankole putting a good chance wastefully over

and Cornwell eased off the ball when he got

half a yard start on a through ball.

But it was Cornwell who got the equaliser on

the hour when he timed his run beautifully to

get behind the defence on Ita’s through ball

and score first time into the top corner.

For the next 15 minutes Sittingbourne really

turned the screws and Bradshaw did excellently

to keep Chatham in it, saving from Cornwell

again, Ita and sub Stefan Wright.

But he was powerless to stop Sittingbourne’s

winner after 73 minutes. Chatham defenders

managed to block a couple of close range

shots after Ita’s free-kick into the box, but sub

Richardson, who’d already added a

lot to his side’s composure since coming on,

calmly picked his spot to stab home the loose

ball.

No wonder Sittingbourne looked rusty at trying

to manage the game after that because they

just haven’t had a chance to do that lately.

But they held out, with Molloy prominent in the

defiance, and the game ended with manager

Nick Davis no doubt delighted to hear his

name chanted by the home fans. After all,

they’d just seen 10 home defeats on the trot in

league and cup, so their loyalty has been legendary.

So ends a crazy first half of the season in

which Sittingbourne surpassed themselves

early on with a winning streak that took them

up to fifth, and have then fallen backwards with

a barren spell that just seemed never ending at

times. Well, it’s over now.

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Brunt, Lee, French,

Crimmen, Bankole, Kedze (Richardson 63

mins), Wisson (Wright 63 mins), Wells

(Hughes 79 mins), Cornwell, Ita.

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Ramsgate — Pen Pics

Ollie Brown – 21 year old Sittingbourne-based

midfielder who can also play centre-back. Started

his career within the Millwall Academy before spells

with Whitstable and then Sittingbourne at the start

of the 2014/15 season, although he moved to Maidstone

United in February 2015. Ollie played for Faversham

pre-season, but returned to Sittingbourne

as the campaign got under way, from whom he now

joins the Rams at the season’s mid-point.

Stephen Butcher - 21 year old Dover-born defender

who progressed from the Gills’ development

squad, with 1st team appearances in both the

League and FA Cup in 2013/14. ‘Butch’ joined the

Rams for a short-loan back in January 2014, and

although he joined Maidstone that summer when

released by the Gills, he re-joined the Rams on a

permanent basis last season. Started 2015/16 at

Hythe but has now returned to Southwood for the

rest of the campaign.

Luke Girt – 21 year old central midfielder who

joined Sittingbourne from Sheppey United nearly 5

years ago, and signed for Whitstable last season,

from whom he joins the Rams for 2015/16.

Ollie Gray - 24 year old defender Moved to Sittingbourne

during 2012/13 but returned to the Rams

in February 2014. Joined Whitstable for 2014/15,

and re-signed for them this season, but has now

returned to Ramsgate again.

Joe Kane – 26 year old defensive-midfielder who

joins the Rams after two seasons with Whitstable,

having joined them from Herne Bay and also previously

with Lordswood.

Tom Loynes – 23 year old winger who joins from

Whitstable, having played for Sittingbourne in

2012/13 and 2013/14. Represented Kent at Youth

Level and also had spells at Gillingham & Dover.

Jake MacKenzie – 21 year old wing-back who joins

the Rams from Whitstable, where he spent two seasons

after being released by Gillingham. Represented

Kent at youth level having started his career

with Charlton.

Ian Pulman – 30 year old local striker who was at

Chelsea as a youngster and then played for Margate

in the conference, with a number of loans.

Joined the Rams for a spell in 2005/06 before playing

in the US and then professionally in Australia.

Returned to Southwood for 2015/16.

Aaron Quain - 26 year old attacking midfielder who

made his 1st team debut for Margate in the 2007

Boxing Day derby with the Rams, and remained at

Hartsdown until 2009/10. Signed for the Rams in

2011 staying for the start of 2012/13. Has since

played for Merstham but returned to the Rams last

season, with a short spell at Croydon at the start of

this campaign.

Kane Rowland – 19 year old striker who worked

his way through the Rams’ youth system and breaking

into the 1st team in 2013/14. Tried his luck at

Whitstable Town last season, alongside Ian Pulman,

where he scored 15 goals for their 1st XI.

Signed for Town at the start of 2015/16, but has

now returned home to Southwood.

Kane Smith – 19 year old defender who graduated

from the Dover Academy having also played for

Kent, and joined the Rams last season when Margate’s

U21s folded. Mainstay of the Rams’ U21s

and also broke into the 1st XI, winning Man of the

Match in the Kent Senior Cup semi-final against

Charlton Athletic.

Joe Taylor – 24 year old striker who joined Margate’s

1st team in 2008/09, but joined the Rams

near the end of the 2009/10 season. Started

2012/13 at Southwood joined Sittingbourne, where

after 2 successful seasons (including a trial in Sweden)

signed for Farnborough for 2014/15. Joined

Folkestone after being released, with a loan with

the Rams before joining Tonbridge, but returned to

Southwood on loan with the Rams for the run-in

and scored the goal that confirmed Ryman status

this season. Has re-joined the Rams on contract for

the new campaign.

Nick Treadwell – 25 year old midfielder who

worked his way through the Rams’ youth and Reserves

to a 1st team debut in 2007 at Staines in the

Ryman Premier. Remained a mainstay in the Reserves

at Southwood, before moving to Hartsdown

and then joining Sittingbourne in 2012/13, where he

became vice-captain. Returned to Southwood after

New Year 2014 but moved to re-join the Ward

brothers at Whitstable for 2014/15 where he was

voted Player of the Season, and was made Club

Captain for 2015/16, but returned to the Rams before

the end of August.

Luke Watkins – 26 year old ‘keeper who joins the

Rams from Whitstable, whose 1st team he broke

into last season having joined from Rochester United.

Luke Wheatley - 24 year old defender who came

on a month’s loan from neighbours Margate in October

2009 but was recalled at the end of the initial

term. Re-joined the Rams on a permanent basis 2

months before the end of that season and has

grown in stature as part of the Rams’ defence

since. suffered 2 broken legs, the first in Oct 2012

and the second in September 2013. Returned to

the first team in November. .


Match Reports

By Tony Rickson

16th December 2015

Ryman League Div 1 South

South Park 1 Sittingbourne, 1 att 88

So that’s what a draw looks like.

Sittingbourne finally ended a league

match even stevens for the first time this

season – and this was, remarkably, the

24th game they’ve played.

And a good draw it was, too. Away to a

top eight team and with their first choice

goalkeeper suspended and one of their

most consistent players this season,

Conrad Lee, limping off injured.

It was a gritty determined Sittingbourne

performance and they ended the match

by far the better team, though on overall

balance of play a point each was the only

fair result.

Sittingbourne went into the match with

two changes from the team that finally

got a win on Saturday, the 2-1 victory

over Chatham ending a 13-match losing

sequence.

Vincente Mansanet replaced the suspended

Adam Molloy in goal, and Jono

Richardson took over from Josh Wisson

– though the youngster came on as an

impressive second half substitute.

Sittingbourne settled well and could –

should – have taken the lead in the 12th

minute but Steve Ita volleyed over from

close range a great chance provided by

Miles Cornwell’s cross.

As drizzly rain spread across this quiet

Surrey ground, South Park stole the lead

out of the blue when a left-wing cross

was met at the near post together by a

home forward and defender George

Crimmen and the

ball shot off one of them as they both

went for it.

South Park drove forward after the goal

and enjoyed their best spell of the game

with Mansanet doing well to make a couple

of saves and keep it at 1-0.

It was an end-to-end enjoyable second

half with Sittingbourne well in the game

and getting forward well.

French blasted a loose ball wide following

Tom Brunt’s free-kick, but Sittingbourne

were level on 56 minutes –

again through Ita. He jinked one way

and the other on the edge of the area

before hitting a left-foot shot which took

a wicked deflection to loop over keeper

Wastell into the far corner.

South Park mounted some pressure in

return but Mansanet did well in goal and

Sittingbourne stood firm against a succession

of corners.

The end of the game and it was all Sittingbourne

with Wastell twice unable to

hold shots but the defence scrambling

the ball clear.

It was Ollie Bankole who could have

clinched all three points, side-footing

wide after a brilliant move with the final

pass supplied by the energetic Cornwell,

and then shooting over when his composure

momentarily deserted him.

A two-game unbeaten run doesn’t sound

much, but it’s precious for Sittingbourne

after the autumn they’ve endured. And,

as in the last few games, there was

more than enough in this performance to

show they should be easily good enough

to soon climb up to a much more respectable

place in the league.

Sittingbourne: Mansannet, Brunt Lee

(Wisson 69 mins), French, Crimmen,

Richardson, Kedze (Wright 63 mins),

Bankole, Wells (Hughes 58 mins),

Cornwell, Ita


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