Sittingbourne FC Match day programme

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Sittingbourne v Tooting & Mitcham Utd and Corinthian-Casuals Match day programme 23rd & 26th January 2016

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.


John’s Jottings

Welcome to Woodstock Park from The Club Secretary

Hello everyone, welcome to Woodstock Park.

This programme will cover the league match against Tooting & Mitcham United and the

Alan Turvey trophy sponsored by Robert Dyas Quarter final match against Corinthian

Casuals. Ironically Corinthian-Casuals were “beaten” in the last round by Tooting &

Mitcham United. However it later came to light that Tooting & Mitcham United played an

ineligible player against Corinthian Casuals therefore giving the Casuals a reprieve. This

is our first home match in this seasons competition. The winners will be away to Faversham

Town. Please note the fixtures in the middle pages do not include the new date for

East Grinstead away (Tuesday 16th February) or indeed the Corinthian-Casuals League

cup rearranged date! See the web site for the up to date picture.

As the Tooting & Mitcham game will be the first game we have played since 28th

December when we comprehensively defeated Ramsgate I hope everyone had a great

Christmas and on behalf of all of us at Sittingbourne Football Club I wish you a Happy

New Year. Welcome to all the players, Officials and supporters and the match officials for

both matches.

It’s been a frustrating time with 5 matches in a row being postponed because of the

weather. This has meant we still have outgoings without any income - and is the reason

that this is a two match programe and that the fixture list is not up to date.

This is the first meeting this season between ourselves and Tooting & Mitcham Utd whilst

Corinthian Casuals have already beaten us twice this season, both times by the odd goal.

Our job is made all the more difficult for the cup match by us having Miles Cornwell suspended.

Also Jordan Wells, Steven Ita and Kerry Kedze are cup tied. Jordan having

played for Hythe Town in an earlier round, Steven having played for Herne Bay and Kerry

having played for Chipstead. The good news is that George Crimmen and Conrad Lee

have both recovered from their injuries giving Nick a difficult selection dilemma with our

youngsters playing so well!

Talking of the youngsters we would like to congratulate Josh Wisson who has made the

England Schoolboy Under 18 squad. Josh came into our first team from the Under 21’s

and has been outstanding.

Last Tuesday our Cup match was postponed by the match referee after we were confident

it would go ahead. We had a referee on stand by but even at 4:00 the pitch was perfectly

playable. Unfortunately from around 5.00pm onwards the temperatures plummeted

and the match referee had no option other than to postpone the match. The same fate we

suffered the previous Saturday at East Grinstead when the referee postponed the match

at 2:00pm.

Our last home match resulted in a tremendous 4-0 win over high flying Ramsgate. A result

that gave us our first double of the season. The highlight of the game was Jordan

Wells coming on as a 70th minute substitute and scoring a hat trick!

The Saturday after we were on the wrong end of yet another one goal defeat. This time

against local rivals Faversham Town. We played well enough to get something out of this

game but it was not to be.

If anyone wants back issues of our home programmes please let me or Peter know. Back

issues are £1.00 each for personal collection, or £1.50 if posted!. Older programmes may

be available!

On Saturday we are away to Worthing on their artificial pitch so the weather should not be

a concern.

Finally congratulations to Jono Richardson who will be playing his 100th game for us if he

is selected! for both the Tooting game and Corinthian-Casuals games.

John


TEAM CHECK

SATURDAY 23rd JANUARY 2016

RYMAN LEAGUE DIV 1 SOUTH

SITTINGBOURNE V TOOTING & MITCHAM UTD

Manager: Nick Davis

Assistant: Tony Cornwell

Coaches: Jono Richardson, Hicham Akhazzan,

Warren Chambers, Barry Crimmen

Physio: Tom Martin

Matchday Assistant : Harry Chambers

Manager: Frank Wilson

Assistant: Paul Dale

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr Michael Ryan

Assistants: Mr Johnathon Walker, Mr Steven Hughes

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

Black Shorts, Black Socks

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

All Purple

1. Adam MOLLOY

1 Sheikh CEESAY

2. Tom BRUNT (C)

2. Ashley ROBINSON

3. Jono RICHARDSON

3. Tenny TAIWO

4. George CRIMMEN

4. Sol PATTERSON_BOHNER

5. Billy FRENCH

5. Antonio SIMEONE

6. Jack STEVENTON

6. Bashiru ALIMI

7. Josh WISSON

7 Jordan WILSON

8. Stefan WRIGHT

8 Chace O’NEIL

9. Jordan WELLS

9. Jake BAXTER

10. Ollie BANKOLE

10. Serge MAKOFO

11. Hicham AKHAZZAN

11. Leon LALOR_DELL

12. Conrad LEE

12. Kurtis PYKES

14 Connor WILKINS

13. Matt PIERSON

15 Nick DAVIS

14. Cristiano GONCALVES

16.

15. Adriano MORAES

17

16. Prince M’BENGUI


TEAM CHECK

TUESDAY 26th JANUARY 2016

ALAN TURVEY TROPHY QUARTER FINAL

SITTINGBOURNE V CORINTHIAN-CASUALS

Manager: Nick Davis

Assistant: Tony Cornwell

Coaches: Jono Richardson, Hicham Akhazzan,

Warren Chambers, Barry Crimmen

Physio: Tom Martin

Matchday Assistant : Harry Chambers

Manager: James Bracken

Assistants: Joe Davies / Dan Pringle

Physio: Carly Doyle

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Mr Paul Howard

Assistants: David Lunani, Mr Peter Wilson

Alan Turvey Trophy sponsored

by Robert Dyas.

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

Black Shorts, Black Socks

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

White with Blue Shorts

1. Adam MOLLOY

1 Danny BRACKEN (C)

2. Tom BRUNT (C)

2. Warren MORGAN

3. Jono RICHARDSON

3. Dave HODGES

4. George CRIMMEN

4. Terry MURRAY

5. Billy FRENCH

5. Danny DUDLEY

6. Jack STEVENTON

6. Josh UZUN

7. Josh WISSON

7 Sekou KABA

8. Stefan WRIGHT

8 Kevant SERBONY

9. Jordan WELLS

9. Emmanuel AKOKHIA

10. Ollie BANKOLE

10. Stef JOSEPH

11. Hicham AKHAZZAN

11. Juevan SPENCER

12. Conrad LEE

12. Brandon JOHNSON

14 Connor WILKINS

14. Ben COTTON

15 Nick DAVIS

15. Ben KING

16.

16. Cherno MENDY

17

17. Matt REECE


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Tooting & Mitcham Utd — Pen Pics

MANAGEMENT

FRANK WILSON - MANAGER - Frank is a graduate

of the Staines Town Academy and signed for the first

team there making his debut against AFC Wimbledon

in the Surrey Senior Cup. He subsequently signed for

AFC Wimbledon and spent a short term there before

leaving to go to St Mary's University.

He then joined Hendon and after 2 years moved to

Walton & Hersham.

In 2011/12 Frank took charge as Manager of St

Mary's University Men's First team and in his first season,

the team went unbeaten (only drawing one

game) gaining promotion to the BUCS Premier division

- first time in the University's history (The playoff

final was held at Hampton & Richmond, where they

beat Oxford University to win promotion) Frank was

recognised for his achievements at St Marys and was

appointed as a regional coach for the English Universities

national team - working under ex pro Brian

Dean.

Frank then joined Tooting & Mitcham with previous

management team of Craig Tanner & Adam Moriarty

and was appointed Reserve team manager. The Reserves

were extremely successful - coming in as runners

up in the League, only losing to Uxbridge on the

final game of the season. The following year Frank

moved across to become an assistant Coach with the

First team alongside Craig and Adam. He then left to

develop his Estate Agency business and was appointed

Manager at Tooting in the summer of 2015.

PAUL DALE - COACH - Paul is a UEFA B/UEFA A

block 1 qualified coach who brings a wealth of experience

with him to the club. He holds a BSc in Sports

Science (Fitness & Conditioning in Football) and a

Diploma in Sports Psychology and comes with outstanding

references.

He is Head Coach of the British Army Football Association

and his CV also includes coaching roles at Birmingham

City Ladies FC (FA Women's Super

League), Farnborough Town and Godalming Town

FC, where he held the post of First Team Coach/Asst

Manager from 2013 until October 2015.

SHEIKH CEESAY - GOALKEEPER : Now in his

second spell with the Terrors having been a Youth

and First Team player some time ago, Sheikh re-joins

us from Whyteleafe as cover for Matt Pierson whilst

he is injured.

SOL PATTERSON-BOHNER - DEFENDER/

MIDFIELD - Previous clubs include Leatherhead,

Dulwich, Sutton Utd, Walton Casuals and Whyteleafe.

Signed for Tooting in time for the 2015-16 season. Sol

has won the Surrey Senior Cup and been a Ryman

League South Play-off winner.

ADRIANO MORAES - DEFENDER - A strong and

versatile defender who joins the Terrors from Carshalton

Athletic.

ANTONIO SIMEONE - DEFENDER - Previously

with Godalming Town where he was Captain, Antonio

has re-joined the Terrors to link up again with Frank

Wilson who was his Reserve Team manager during

the 2013-14 season.

ELLIOTT SIMPSON - MIDFIELD - 19 year old who

featured strongly in Tooting’s Academy side in the

2012-13 season scoring some impressive goals. His

debut for the first team was against Norwich City in

July 2013.

CRISTIANO NETO-GONCALVES - MIDFIELD - Cristiano

was previously with Hatfield Town in the UK but

with a host of continental clubs including Lusitano FC

& Louletano FC in Portugal where he was a member

of promotion winning teams. He aslo represented the

Algarve National Under 18's and quotes Benfica as

his hardest opponents !

ASHLEY ROBINSON - MIDFIELD - Ashley combines

his day job as a Sports Coach & Groundsman with his

central midfielders role at Tooting. Previously with

Leicester City, Brighton & Hove, Quorn, Grantham,

Histon & Kettering Town FC and has won the Southern

League Division 1 championship.

KURTIS PYKES - MIDFIELD - Kurtis has joined Tooting

from East Grinstead after starring against the Terrors

in their opening game of the season.

TINASHE (TJ) NKOMA - FORWARD - Former Tooting

Academy player who ended the 2012-13 season

as top goal scorer in the Ryman Youth league. Made

his debut at the home friendly with Norwich City on

24th July 2013. Currently out on loan with Mark Hams

at Walton & Hersham.

LEON LALOR DELL – FORWARD - A left footed

winger. Another Academy Graduate. An exciting prospect,

quick, direct and an eye for goal. One to look

out for over the next couple of seasons.

SERGE MAKOFO - FORWARD - Serge joined Tooting

at the beginning of the 2015-16 season having

played with Whitehawk in the previous season. Other

clubs include Grays, Burton Albion, Kettering, Grimsby,

Farnborough, PAEEK (Cyprus) and Gresley.

JORDAN WILSON - DEFENDER - Always a favourite

with Tooting fans, Jordan has recently rejoined after

a spell with Lewes. Jordan also works at the KNK

stadium's fitness club.

BASHIRU ALIMI - MIDFIELD/DEFENDER - Another

firm favourite with Tooting fans, "Bash" has recently re

-signed for the Terrors after temporarily retiring to devote

some time to bringing up his young family.

CHACE O'NEILL - MIDFIELDER - Chace has joined

us on extended loan from Staines Town and has rapidly

become a fans favourite.

TENNY ADEBOWALE - DEFENDER. Tenny had

been playing in the United States last season and has

Tenny had been training with Dover Athletic earlier

in the season but never actually played for them.

Having then trained with the Terrors for a few weeks

Tenny's international clearance has come through

and he has now signed for Tooting.

PRINCE M'BENGUI - FORWARD - Prince has joined

the Terrors from Staines Town.

OWEN ROBERTS - DEFENDER - Owen is a former

Three Bridges and Carshalton Athletic centre

and joins the Terrors from Chipstead.

half


Nicks Notes

A decent run of results has seen us collect 11 points during the festive period and it was a run that

was desperately needed. Most Ironically though we played just as well in the games during our losing

sequence but without gaining any points.

The enforced lay off caused by the weather has been very disappointing but we did get a friendly

match in against Gravesham Borough which gave us a bit of a work out. Saturday’s postponement

was particularly disappointing as it was the only postponement in our league.

We now turn our attentions to the league cup and a quarter final clash against Corinthians. We had

been drawn away in all three of the previous rounds and so we were due to play at home and to play

a team at our level gives us a decent chance to progress to a semi-final. Corinthians will feel the

same way though and having beaten us twice by the odd goal this will be a great opportunity for us

to put those results right. We are however a little light on the playing front due to a couple of players

coming in that are cup tied and those leaving.

Please continue to get behind the team as you always do and let’s hope we progress to the first semi

-final since the Kent Senior Cup back in 2010.

Finally a welcome to Joshua Algar who has joined us from Whitstable Town.

Nick

Player stats to and including 2nd January 2016


CORINTHIAN-CASUALS— A BRIEF HISTORY

The Corinthian-Casuals Football Club was formed in

1939 following the merger of the two great amateur

sides bearing those names., The Corinthians

founded in 18882 and The Casuals founded 1883.

The Corinthians took football round the world, touring

in South Africa, Canada, the United States,

South America and across Europe, including Hungary,

Czechoslovakia, Spain, Denmark and Germany.

In 1910, after a visit to Sao Paulo in Brazil, the locals

were so impressed they founded a Corinthians

of their own, now Corinthians Paulista, one of the

most successful clubs in South America; in 2012

they beat Chelsea to become the current World

Club Champions.

Real Madrid, and some say the English National

Team, play in white shirts and navy shorts partly in

tribute to the Corinthians.

The Corinthian-Casuals Football Club had played

only one game when World War II broke out, though

it really wasn’t our fault. Come the recommencement

of football in 1945, the club proudly retook its

place in the Isthmian League, were it would remain

for another 39 years. In 1956, they reached the FA

Amateur Cup Final, drawing 1-1 with Bishop Auckland

at a packed Wembley Stadium. The neolegendary

north-eastern club won the replay at Middlesbrough

4-1. A year later, another good run in

the FA Amateur Cup saw the club reach the semifinal.

The 1973/74 season was an historic milestone; heralding

the end of the amateur. As if in empathy, Corinthian-Casuals

were relegated, for the first time in

their history, into Isthmian League Division 2. There

they would stay there until 1978, when further relegation

to the basement followed a third bottom finish

in four years. A number of steady seasons were

played out before new ground-sharing rules created

by the Isthmian League saw the club unceremoniously

thrown out in 1983/84. This coming after 65

years of continuous membership, and in spite of a

5th place finish, simply because the club’s long nomadic

history meant it shared a ground, thus did not

have one of its own.

The club subsequently played in the Spartan

League, and in 1988 was a truly historic year, with

the club securing its first ever home ground, merging

with the crippled Tolworth FC, thus taking over

the running of their facilities. The Combined Counties

league was joined in 1996 . In the first season,

a runners-up spot was achieved to at last win back

our place in the Isthmian League. Although being in

the running for much of the season, a late slump

saw the Corinthian-Casuals slip to finish in 10th

place. However, thanks to some astute thinking, the

ground had been improved anyway, gaining a

“Grade B” award. Thus, due to circumstances elsewhere,

the promotion places sank to as low as 11th

and the club got to play its highest level of football

since 1978.

Season 2006/07 saw regime change, Brian Adamson

appointed as new manager, and hopes were

lifted towards an improvement in fortunes. The season

was certainly a tale of two halves, with the club

eventually finishing second from bottom with more

points than they had achieved since 2004/05, a

somewhat pleasing 34. The club also enjoyed the

momentous honour of celebrating 125 years of football

with a commemorative match at Wembley Stadium.

After staying up on merit for four consecutive seasons

it is clear that the hard work, vision and dedication

of management team, Brian Adamson, Kim

Harris and Keith Holloway, clearly paid dividends.

The 2010/11 season was the most memorable for

many years as the club lifted the Surrey Senior Cup

for the first time in 57 years when Leatherhead were

defeated 2-0 in the final at Gander GreenLane. This

triumph was a fitting tribute to Brian Adamson who

stood down as manager at the end of the season.

In January 2015, Corinthian-Casuals embarked on

an historic tour to Brazil to play the two-time FIFA

World Club Champions SC Corinthians Paulista.

The match played out in front of 30,000 fans in attendance

and screened live on two national TV stations.

Although the final score was 3-0 to the hosts,

Casuals held the professionals to 0-0 for 78

minutes. Corinth won the hearts of many millions of

fans in the week spent in Sao Paulo.

With James Bracken now in charge, we look forward

with quiet optimism to another year as the

eternal underdogs, punching above their weight.

The Corinthian-Casuals Football Club continues to

take great pride in its rich and glorious history, and

still so very much more in its present day standing

as the highest ranked amateur club in England.


From the Programme editor

Hello everybody, I trust that you all had a rest over Christmas and the new year

break.

As we get older our wants for the new year change I suppose but for us football

fans one thing that never changes is that we want our team to do well, and one of

my hopes for the new year is that we do better in the cups, especially the FA Cup.

Today’s game is a chance to progress in the league cup further than we have ever

done before in the competition. Many of us remember the brilliant glow that we

all had when we won the Kent Senior Cup, not so long ago, so lets hope that feeling

can be replicated this season. It wont be easy though against a Corinthian-

Casuals who are one of the best that

they have had for many a season.

Did anyone hear the name of our former

manager Mark Beeney in a question

of sport a couple of weeks ago,

the question being who stood in for

him in the Leeds United goal when he

got sent off! And another bit of news

from the Beeney front was that Mark’s

son Mitchell, who I remember being

born! has been let out on loan by

Chelsea to Newport County so that he

can get first team football. Talking of

our ex personnel I see that Andy Drury

is having a good season at Eastleigh

in the National league for whom he

has scored 6 goals so far. Eastleigh

are the only non league club left in the

FA Cup.

Wishing you all a happy, prosperous and healthy 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

Nick Davis

sponsored by Maurice Dunk

Jono Richardson

sponsored by Alan Barty

Ollie Bankole sponsored by

John Pitts

Jack Steventon

Sponsored by Ken Medwyn

Miles Cornwell sponsored by

Mark Smith

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.


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

Sat 23 Jan

Tue 26 Jan

Sat 30 Jan

Tue 2 Feb

Sat 6 Feb

Tue 9 Feb

Sat 13 Feb

Tue 16tFeb

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

Tooting & Mitcham

Corinthian-Casuals

Worthing

Whyteleafe

Walton & Hersham

Walton & Hersham

Folkestone Invicta

East Grinstead Town

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 Cup

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

H

H

A

H

H

A

A

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

4-0

0-1

0-3

108

85

101

116

127

79

184

300

93

91

90

135

221

103

78

121

120

88

78

109

223

284

137

Molloy

Molloy

Wallace

Wallace

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Mansannet

Molloy

Mansannet

Mansannet

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Molloy

Steventon*

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** = 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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Match Reports

By Tony Rickson

Saturday 19th December 2015

Ryman League Div 1 South

Peacehaven & Telscombe 2 Sittingbourne 6

Att 78

Trailing 2-1 with an hour played, Sittingbourne

were staring down the barrel of what would have

been the most embarrassing defeat of a topsyturvy

season.

After all, Peacehaven’s squad had been decimated

in midweek when half the team walked out after the

club cut the budget in half. Then to add to their

problems, their keeper got injured in the warm-up

and they had to draft in an untried 17-year-old.

Yet here they were, energetic undoubtedly, but

mainly inexperienced at this level and many of

them strangers to each other, leading a key relegation

battle with only half-an-hour left.

Then Sittingbourne took off. In the remaining time

they pulled Peacehaven apart, scoring five times to

complete an extraordinary morale-boosting 6-2 win.

It was their biggest win since Ramsgate away in

January 2010 and, more importantly to the current

team, took them out of the relegation-endangered

bottom three. And put Peacehaven there in their

place.

Davis made three changes from the team that drew

at South Park in midweek – Stefan Wright and

Josh Wisson returning in midfield, and Jack Steventon

recalled at centre-back. Out went the injured

Conrad Lee, Billy French and Jordan Wells.

On a blustery grey day on the edge of the South

Downs, Sittingbourne looked the better and more

organised team throughout the first half but needed

a decent save from Vincente Mansanet to keep it

goalless.

It took a spot of magic from Steven Ita, who’s on

fire at the moment, to break the deadlock. He left a

defender on his backside after collecting the ball

from a throw-in and then was bundled over as he

cut into the penalty area.

Ita took the spot-kick himself and confidently converted

his fourth goal in five games – what a signing

he’s proving to be.

Incidentally, that’s the first penalty Sittingbourne

have been awarded all season – though they’d

probably have sooner got one in a 0-0 stalemate

with 89 minutes rather than in a game that turned

out eventually to be as one-sided as this.

Sittingbourne could have added to their lead twice

through Kerry Kenze, once from a tremendous

Wisson pass, but it was 1-0 to the visitors at halftime.

Peacehaven turned the game on its head immediately

after the interval.

They equalised virtually from the restart, West

heading in at the far post from a brilliant left-wing

cross.

And when George Crimmen fouled a home player

on the edge of the area, picking up a yellow card

for his troubles, Perry fired Peacehaven ahead direct

from the free-kick.

Sittingbourne regrouped and levelled it at 2-2 just

past the hour when Ita’s curling right-wing corner

with his left foot looked as if might be going straight

in when Jono Richardson helped it over the line.

And then three minutes later Richardson got his

second from a yard out, heading home when young

keeper Secku missed Jack Steventon’s fired-in

cross. A word for Steventon, who has been out of

the side lately, but in my opinion was just about the

best player on the pitch in this match.

Sittingbourne got a third goal in a nine-minute spell

when sub Dan Hughes played a one-two to get behind

a static Peacehaven defence and neatly fired

left-foot into the corner. By now Peacehaven were

demoralised and the hard running of the Sittingbourne

players was more than they could cope

with, Wells running onto a great through ball by

Miles Cornwell before shooting home for 5-2.

For both Hughes and Wells it was their first goals

for Sittingbourne and although neither are like-forlike

replacements for Harry Smith, they both provide

Davis with attacking options – and selection

headaches.

To round it off, Ita set up yet another goal in added

time, finding Cornwell to strike a perfect volley into

the far corner for a goal that was warmly greeted

by his now jubilant colleagues in recognition of his

hard work for the team.

Sittingbourne: Mansannet, Brunt, Richardson,

Steventon (Hughes 77 mins), Crimmen, Wisson

(Wells 83 mins), Kedze, Wright, Cornwell, Bankole.

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Management Team

James Bracken—Although barely in his thirties, James

already has a fantastic managerial record which includes

steering Sutton United reserves to three consecutive

Suburban League Premier title wins including last season

in which his side remained unbeaten for the whole

campaign. Bracken picked up no less than seven trophies

in 2015.

Joe Davies- Joe’s playing days saw him rise through the

ranks of the youth system at Corinthian-Casuals, into the

reserves and onto the first team. Has since developed

into a fantastic coach and surely still picks up wise words

of wisdom from his father, Tony, who also once held the

Assistant Manager position at Casuals.

Dan Pringle- Dan started his football career at Crystal

Palace, regularly turning out for their youth sides and

playing in the FA Youth Cup. At only 22, he’s by far the

youngest of the coaching set-up but with a serious knee

injury preventing him competing, Dan has taken to a

coaching role.

Carly Doyle - Physio who works hard getting the players

back to full fitness, Carly graduated in Sports Rehab at

St Mary’s in 2006 and was at Met Police before joining

us here at Casuals. In her spare time Carly enjoys long

distance running and has completed the London Marathon

in just over 3 hours.

Playing Squad

Danny Bracken—DannyBracken started his career at

West Ham before moving to Sutton & Tooting, progressing

to the 1st team squad before being signed at the start

of the 2010/2011 season. Danny is now established as

1st team goalkeeper, with well over 170 consecutive first

team appearances to his name – surely a record within

the club.

Danny Dudley—Danny has been a commanding figure

at Centre Back for a couple of seasons now, and is a

previous winner of the ‘most improved player’ award.

Can play across the whole defensive line. Played a huge

part in keeping a clean sheet vs Corinthians for 78

minutes in Brazil in 2015 in front of 30,000 fans. Previous

clubs include Chipstead and Whyteleafe.

Dave Hodges- Dave came to pre-season trials in July

2010 and after some reserve matches progressed to 1st

team duty. What he failed to mention to anyone was that

he played for Glossop North End in the 2009 FA Vase

final at Wembley and was also their leading scorer! Dave

has now made over 100 appearances for the club. His

versatility makes him comfortable anywhere down the

left side.

Juevan Spencer - Skilful winger now in his fourth

season at the club. Has serious pedigree and pace to

burn. Was voted last year’s ‘Most Improved Player of the

Season’. Juevan was formerly on the books at AFC

Wimbledon, Salisbury City and Whyteleafe. Has already

scored more goals this season than his previous three

years combined.

Sekou Kaba—Sekou is a 6’2” attacking midfielder who

joined Corinthian-Casuals in the summer of 2015. Sekou

has amazing ball control which unsurprisingly has already

earned him real Ryman Premier pedigree having

played regular first-team football for Harrow Borough.

Other previous clubs include Sutton United.

Stefan Joseph—Smash’ is an experienced Ryman

league striker who’s played for the likes of East Grinstead

and Chipstead joined Casuals in 2015. Already a

fan favourite, 25 year old Stef has also spent time with

Sutton United, Guildford City, Croydon and Icelandic side

BÍ/Bolungarvík!

Terry Murray—A young defender who joins the club in

July 2015 after winning the Suburban League with Sutton

United. Has immediately gelled well with Danny Dudley

at the back and cemented a place in the first XI.

Warren Morgan—Warren is a talented right-back who

joins us in the summer of 2015. Incredibly cool and calm

on the ball, has no worries in using his pace and ability to

play out of tricky situations. Has previously played for

James Bracken at Sutton United and spent time with

Carshalton Athletic last season.

Ben Cotton—Technically gifted in midfield, Ben is one to

watch. Previously with Sutton United, Ben joined the

Casuals in 2015. Has horrific dress sense.

Ben King—Playing either left back or centre midfield,

Ben’s versatility is his strength. Progressing from Sutton

reserves to the first XI has given him invaluable experience

at a higher level. A personal trainer by trade, Ben

has also turned out for Tonbridge Angels.

Brandon Johnson—This no-nonsense defensive midfielder

is a real ball winner who won honours with Sutton

United’s Youth and Reserve sides before joining Corinthian-Casuals

in 2015. Another player who loves the

camera.

Kevant Serbony—This immensely talented midfielder

has to be one of the toughest players to grace King

George’s in many a year. Kevant has spent time with

AFC Wimbledon, Sutton United and Hampton & Richmond

before coming to Casuals in July 2015.

Josh Uzun—The former Leyton Orient youngster immediately

impressed on his debut in July 2015 and continues

to do so. Josh is a versatile midfielder who can play

anywhere across the park. Josh has a keen eye for goal

and will cause trouble for any defender.

Cherno Mendy—Cherno is a versatile attacking player

that can operate up front or on either wing and has

formed part of the Gambian national side at u17 and u20

level. As a youth player Mendy was at AFC Wimbledon

before leaving for a spell at West Bromwich Albion. Has

also conducted trials at QPR as well as playing for the

likes of Dulwich Hamlet and Grays Athletic.

Emmanuel Akokhia—This exciting and dangerous forward

began his career with Bolton Wanderers and Crystal

Palace before joining AFC Wimbledon, where he first

came to the attention of Staines` boss Marcus Gayle.

Has also played for Harrow Borough before joining Casuals

in 2015.

Matt Reece—A striker that looks dangerous every time

he enters the field. Matt was with James Bracken at Sutton

United where he excelled up top helping to win the

Suburban League Premier title in their unbeaten season.

Charlie Girdler—Imposing centre-back who joined Casuals

in November 2015. Charlie is a multiple national

boxing champion winning titles such as the All England

Amateur Boxing Association junior title. Charlie has previously

played for AFC Wimbledon and Sutton United.


Match Reports

By Tony Rickson

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

Ryman League Div 1 South

Dorking Wanderers 0 Sittingbourne 0

Att 109

A superb Sittingbourne performance on a

dreadful night gained them another vital point,

and against all the odds.

They played more than half the match with only

10 men after Miles Cornwell was sent off, yet

they battled so well a draw was nothing less

than they deserved.

Up against a home team who are sixth in the

Ryman South table, Sittingbourne more than

held their own and were the better side before

Cornwell got his controversial red card in the

42nd minute.

It was hardly a night conducive to football with

rain pouring down throughout, but only right at

the end did the ball get stuck in the mud when

by then conditions were getting virtually unplayable.

But who knows whether the sodden pitch was

maybe dangerous to play on as Sittingbourne

lost key players George Crimmen and Steven

Ita to ankle injuries in the second half.

The draw extends Sittingbourne’s unbeaten run

to an impressive four games – three of which

have been away – and it was their first clean

sheet in the league for 17 games.

Sittingbourne, who recalled Adam Molloy in

goal after suspension and gave Dan Hughes

his first game up front with Kerry Kedze dropping

to the substitutes’ bench, were cheered on

by a small number of fans who braved the rain

to stand out in it throughout.

And they started the first half well, Ollie

Bankole – who was outstanding on the night –

firing the ball across the goal from Hughes’

clever pass, and an Ita cross almost found

Hughes on the far post. It was Hughes again

who was just wide from Ita’s pass and skipper

Tom Brunt

fired a 20-yarder over.

Sittingbourne were hassling Dorking so well

that the home side, who like to play it neat and

tidy with ex-Brickie Jake Beecroft their playmaker,

hardly got a look in and Molloy had little

to do throughout the first half.

The game changed on 42 minutes when Cornwell

was accused of stamping right in front of

the Dorking bench. They raised such a huge

and noisy protest about it that the referee consulted

his assistant before sending

the Sittingbourne player off. I must have seen

Cornwell play about 50 times now and can’t ever

recall

him committing a deliberate foul, and the player

himself was adamant it was an accident which

sounded bad because he caught the opposition

player’s shinguard.

Whatever the rights and wrongs - and the Dorking

player was substituted off with his injury - it

obviously changed the game and limited Sittingbourne

as an attacking force for the rest of

the match.

But they continued to chase and harry and spoil

Dorking’s possession, and for almost the whole

of the second half kept them from threatening

Molloy’s goal.

Sittingbourne still looked dangerous on the occasional

break and had appeals for a penalty

turned down when sub Jordan Wells went over

in the penalty area.

Mostly, though, it was a question of whether

they could hold out, and they did that just fine,

another ex-Sittingbourne player, Dane Luchford,

going closest for the home side when

he hit the post in the 85th minute.

Into six added minutes and Molloy rescued Sittingbourne

on a couple of occasions by claiming

loose balls but, even with a young defensive

centre-back pairing of Jack Steventon and

sub Billy French thrown together, they held out

well.

It was Sittingbourne’s first goalless draw of the

season in the league and was a brave and determined

effort which took them another place

up the league. And how the exhausted players

could do with a few days off now before resuming

action next Monday at home to old rivals

Ramsgate.

Sittingbourne: Molloy, Brunt, Richardson,

Steventon, , Crimmen (French 60

mins), Wisson, Wright, Bankole, Cornwell,

Hughes (Wells 66 mins), Ita (Kedze 77

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TOOTING & MITCHAM UTD —

Tooting & Mitcham F.C. was formed in 1932 when two

local clubs, Tooting Town and Mitcham Wanderers, amalgamated.

The merged club remained in the London

League until joining the Athenian League in 1937. In

1938 the Surrey Senior Cup was won for the first time,

the team beating Dulwich Hamlet 2-1. Wartime then

brought a mixture of friendly matches and a league called

the South East Combination. The London Senior Cup

was won in 1943 when Dulwich Hamlet were defeated 5-

4.

When the Second World War ended the club returned to

the Athenian League and were Champions in 1950 and

1955. They also reached the F.A. Cup First Round Proper

for the first time in 1948 unluckily losing by 1-0 at Millwall

and in 1950 reached the First Round Proper again

with their first ever home tie against Football League opposition

Brighton & Hove Albion, losing 3-2. Originally

playing in white shirts, today's broad black and white

stripes, the original colours of Tooting Town FC, were

adopted in 1956 to coincide with the club’s election to the

Isthmian League.

That season saw the club reach the F.A. Cup Second

Round Proper losing to Queens Park Rangers. In the

1957-58 season they were crowned Isthmian League

Champions but the club was hit by tragedy when star

goalkeeper Dave Moore was killed in a car crash soon

after the title was won. In season 1958-59 the club

reached the 3 rd round proper of the F.A. Cup for the first

time in its history beating Football League Clubs Bournemouth

and Northampton Town. In the third round they

were drawn at home to Nottingham Forest, one of the top

clubs in the country, and led the First Division side 2-0 at

half-time but an own goal and a very controversial penalty

for handball enabled Forest to scramble a draw. In the

replay, played before a crowd of 42,362, the Midlands

side won 3-0 and they went on to lift the F.A. Cup at

Wembley.

The 1959-60 campaign was one of the best in the club’s

history. The Isthmian League Championship was won for

the second time and the Terrors reached four Cup-Finals,

winning two the London Senior and Surrey Senior Cups.

Striker Paddy Hasty played for the Great Britain Olympic

team in the 1960 summer Olympics and was the last

player to score a goal for Team GB until 2012. Tooting &

Mitcham were the first amateur side to reach the London

Challenge Cup for over 30 years losing 2-1 to Chelsea in

the Final at Stamford Bridge.

A BRIEF HISTORY

In March 1962 the club switched on their brand new

floodlights against Arsenal. The following season the

Club had a record 11-0 win over Welton Rovers in the

Amateur Cup, the Tooting team containing several England

Amateur Internationals. The side's young goalkeeper,

Alex Stepney, was a local lad who had come through

the Tooting ranks and at the end of the 1962-63 campaign

went on to join Millwall, Manchester United and the

full England side against Sweden. Dario Gradi, who had

an illustrious career as manager of Crewe Alexandra also

played for the Terrors in the early 1960’s.

The 1974-75 season saw Tooting reach the F.A. Cup first

round proper and lost narrowly 2-1 in front of a 10,000

plus crowd at Sandy Lane. The following season the club

under the guidance of Roy Dwight had their best ever run

in the F.A. Cup, reaching the 4 th round proper where they

lost 3-1 to Bradford. The club also had their best ever

run in the F.A. Trophy losing in the quarter-final’s away to

the eventual winners Scarborough 1-0.

The club won the Surrey Senior Cup three seasons on

the trot in 1976, 1977 and 1978.thus being the first club

to achieve this. In the 1988-89 campaign the club were

relegated for the first time in its history.

The 1996-97 term saw relegation to the Second Division.

The 2000-1 campaign was better with the 6 th round of

the F.A. Vase reached and under the guidance of Keith

Boanas and Ian Hazel the Ryman League Division Two

Championship was won.

The club moved into its new home at Imperial Fields for

the start of the 2002-03 season. After going close to promotion

in 2005-06, losing to Tonbridge in the Play-offs,

manager Richard Cadette was replaced by the hugely

experienced Billy Smith (who was skipper of Tooting's

1975-76 F.A. Cup side) and George Wakeling. In Billy

and George's first season the Club won both the London

Senior Cup and the Surrey Senior Cup and a fantastic

unbeaten league run saw the club reach the Play-off Final

losing to Hastings United 2-0. The Play-off Finals

were reached again in 2007-8 this time a Paul Vines

goal secured promotion. The London Senior Cup was

also retained. At this time the club also produced a superstar

by the name of Michail Antonio who came through

the ranks and signed for Reading, and has subsequently

starred in the Championship for Nottingham Forest. In

2009-10 the club reached the First Round Proper of the

F.A. Cup again going down to Stockport County 5-0.

Billy and George left the club and Mark Beard was appointed

manager in May 2010. Beard was relieved of his

position in December 2011 and former West Ham player

Kenny Brown was appointed the new manager. However,

Tooting were relegated at the end of the 2011–12 season.

Three more managers followed (Roberto Forzoni,

Jamie Martin and Phil Simpson) but all were unable to

turn the clubs fortunes round. Craig Tanner took over in

the summer of 2013 at the age of 27 assisted by Adam

Moriarty. 11th position was reached in their first two seasons.

New manager Frank Wilson and assistant Mark Hams

took over for the 2015-16 season.


Other Ryman South Games

Saturday 23rd January 2016

Chatham Town v Dorking Wanderers

Chipstead v Folkestone Invicta

Faversham Town v Whitstable Town

Hastings United v Guernsey

Herne Bay v Peacehaven & Telscombe

Hythe Town v Walton & Hersham

Molesey v Worthing

Ramsgate v Carshalton Athletic

South Park v Corinthian-Casuals

Walton Casuals v East Grinstead Town

Whyteleafe v Three Bridges

Tuesday 26th January 2016

East Grinstead Town v Hastings United

Folkestone Invicta v South Park

Three Bridges v Dorking Wanderers

Away Travel details

Saturday 30th January 2016: Worthing FC, Woodside Road, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 7HQ.

Take M20, M26, M25 to the M23. At M23 turn off. Head towards Brighton. Continue onto A23 and

then just over 7 miles past Pease Pottage Services take A 272 signpost Petersfield (4th exit off of

roundabout). After just under 7 miles on A272 turn left at Traffic Lights onto A24 (signposted

"Worthing"). Follow A24 into Worthing and past the Black Horse pub on your left and keep driving to

the A27 round-about. Take the 1st exit A 27 Brighton

At next large roundabout keep right and take A24 Broadwater Street West then turn almost immediately

right on the A2032. Go straight on at next junction (Don't follow A2032) and go down South Farm

Road.

Take a right at a mini roundabout down Bulkington Road and Woodside Road will be 1st on your right

in about 250 meters time. Ground is about 100 yards down Woodside Road on the right.

There is very limited parking in Woodside Road.

Parking: Being a residential area, parking is tight. On match days, driving/parking down Woodside

Road

is not advisable. Try the roads situated around the ground: Bulkington Avenue, Nutbourne Road,

Shermanbury Road, Gaisford Road, Woodmancote Road. Henty Road though

gets busy.

Nearest Rail: Worthing: Half a mile from Worthing (BR) Central station. When you come out of the

station, take an immediate right and walk parallel to the train-line down Cross Street. About 100 meters

down the road, you will see a train crossing. Turn right here into South Farm Road. Take the next

left down Pavillion Road and walk along here for about 400 meters where you should start to be able

to see the floodlights. You will see Woodside Road on the right and the ground is about another 200

meters on the left.


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.

Man of the Match - Your chance to be the official "Man of the Match"

awarder £15

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.

Box Advert.......£75 All enquiries for web site advertising to Peter Pitts

via bournefc@hotmail.com or call 07785 906627

Ground Perimeter Boards: Size 8 feet x 3 feet = £200, then £100

per year renewal.

Other sizes negotiable

For any of the above opportunities see John Cooper or any other

committee member.

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