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Ryman League

Division One

South

www.sittingbournef.co.uk

BRICKIES

V

Godalming

Town

Saturday

4th March 2017

Kick off 3.00pm


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),

Colin Page (Ast Treasurer),

Danny Appleton (Turnstile Manager)

Board Room Hospitality: Sandra Pitts & Carol

Cooper,

Lottery Secretary: Hilary Joines.

Club Historian: Dudley Hird.

Programme Sales: Sian Goatham.

Turnstile Operator: Faye Goatham

Club Welfare Officer: Lee Tappenden

Match Reporter: Tony Rickson

Groundsman: Roger Pudner

Club Photographer: Ken Medwyn

Club Shop: Clive Phillips

Playing Management

Manager: Nick Davis

Assist Manager: Tony Cornwell

Coaches: Warren Chambers, Jono Richardson.

Team Assistant: Harry Chambers

Physio: Tom Martin

Under 21 Managers: John Embury and Jermaine

Darlington.

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

Ryman League Div 1 South

SATURDAY 4TH MARCH 2017

SITTINGBOURNE V GODALMING TOWN

Manager: Nick Davis

Assistant: Tony Cornwell

Coaches: Jono Richardson,

Physio: Tom Martin

Coach / Kit Manager: Warren Chambers

Manager: Dan Turkington

Coach: Sam Rafique

Physio: Lorna Francis

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee George Warren, Assistants: Michael Begley, Marlon Williams

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

Black Shorts, Black Socks

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

Shirts: Yellow

Shorts: Green

Socks: Yellow

1, Simon OVERLAND

1. Oneal GARNES

2. Sam WELCH

2. Sean MASON

3. Tom CARLSE

3. Carl GASTANG

4. Jack STEVENTON

4. Keith EMMERSON

5. Jono RICHARDSON (C)

5. Steve BROWN

6. Conrad LEE

6. Chris WALES

7. Kane PHILIP

8. Joe LOFT

7. Bobby DORMER

8 Matthew BUNYAN

9. David ABE

9. Piers OLDLAND

10. Connor WILKINS

10. Darren WHEELER

11. Hicham AKHAZZAN

11. William EFAMBE

12. Tom BRUNT

12. Joe STOCHETTI

14. Josh WISSON

14. Nick SOWDEN

15. Gil CARVELHO

15. Rory SELLICK

16. Bradley ACHAFER

16. Dave HILL

17. Nick DAVIS

17.


John’s Jottings

Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to Woodstock.

Our visitors today are Godalming Town. Welcome to their player’s officials and supporters.

Godalming transferred from the Southern League to the Ryman League for this season and have had a

difficult time of it. They are, at the time of my writing these notes, eighteen points from safety. They

made us work hard when we played them at Wey Court. A 2-1 victory for the Brickies with goals from

Steven Ita and John Embery was the result. Godalming will be formidable opponents though. They had a

very good 3-0 win over Guernsey recently and have been ahead a few times in matches but have been

unable to hold on to that advantage. Last week they came across a very good Tooting & Mitcham Side

who are currently top of the league and who defeated them 3-0 at home.

Congratulations to our longest serving player, Hicham Akhazzan. Hicham notched up his 100 th goal of his

Sittingbourne career. That gives him and average of scoring one goal every four games – a magnificent

achievement considering he has played in mid field in recent seasons. Hich joined us in 2006 and has

been a magnificent example to other players. I watched the Arsenal V Sutton United FA Cup match and

was struck by the similarities between Hich and Theo Walcott. I know many people, including myself,

think Hitch looks like Walcott. Interestingly Walcott is Arsenal’s longest serving player and has also just

scored his 100th goal for Arsenal.

We have a new signing in Kane Phillip who joins us from Herne Bay, welcome Kane.

Our last home match was against Molesey, another team fighting to keep out of the relegation battle.

They played some good football and were probably the better team in the first half. However, we gradually

got on top in the second and a great headed goal by Jono Richardson and a fine solo run and excellent

finish from the hard-working David Abe. I know Nick was not that happy about the performance but

in the end it was a good result for the Brickies. What was disappointing was the size of the crowd.

Crowds of 100 do not bring anywhere near enough gate receipts to sustain our playing budget. If we

hope to progress gates must increase. We have no money men/ women backing us. We rely on what we

can bring in in sponsorship which John Cooper has done a great job with this season, our lottery (if you

are not a member yet please join) and gate receipts.

Last week we came a cropper at Hythe Town who defeated us by 2 goals to 1. It was a disappointing

performance and we only came in the game towards the end when Jason Ngandu scored our consolation

with his first touch of the game coming as a substitute in the 77th minute, his goal being scored in

the 78th minute!! We could have got something out of the game in that final spell with Hythe down to

10 men after Dave Cook was sent off for a second yellow card offence, but in truth our best player was

Simon Overland who made several excellent saves and Hythe also missed a couple of sitters.

With the help of Jace media we are updating and improving our social networks. We now have a “You

Tube” Channel and a “blogspot”. We have also opened up our Facebook group to everybody although it

will be a moderated group. To add all this to our excellent web site, our Twitter account and of course

Ken Medwyn’s photographs plus the Match day programme being available with the home match reports

on the web site we must have some of the best social networking of any non league club.

Jace media will continue to support us so look out for their postings on our sites.

John


Theo Paphitis, Chairman, Ryman

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From the Programme Editor

Hello everybody, first of all an apology as due to work commitments, holidays and print deadlines

some stats are slightly out of date with the tables only up to date to Tuesday 27 th Feb and

the appearance / goals stats 1 game out.

I suppose the biggest story of the last week has been the sacking of Claudio Rainiere. It seems

very harsh and certainly this club doesn’t usually get rid of the manager if results are not good,

the last managers to leave were all let go for other reasons! The strange thing is that Leicester’s

performance last Monday against Liverpool was

almost back to their performances last season.

I am very disappointed that the Amazon link on the

web site isn’t being used as we haven’t had a single

penny from it according to Amazon, I’d be interested to

know if you have purchased via the link! Anyway I shall

be removing the link shortly and giving up as an affiliate.

We are having a pay what you want game on 1 st April

against Whyteleafe (Its not an April fools joke!) although

obviously we hope that we don’t lose by that,

especially as we are now into our overdraft.

I was hearing about Ashford Town’s 3 G pitch and

what went wrong, apparently the contractors weren’t

paid and left the site half way through leaving it to volunteers

to complete the foundation, unfortunately they

didn’t do a very good job and the pitch has o be replaced

at a cost of around £250,000 so not sure where

that is coming from. !) More gossip in the next programme!!

There is also apparently still a court battle

over the ownership of Homeland. All of which is a pity

as Ashford regularly get 250 (roughly twice our crowd

average) and away supporters are extremely important

to us in our attempts to break even (so a special welcome

to anyone from Godalming!)

The problem for Ashford is that they appear to have

missed the deadline to apply for promotion, they are

currently top of their league under manager Danny

Lye, who of course has played for us. Also despite the

fact that there will be a new division in the South at our

level, with less teams in the existing leagues there will still only be 1 automatic promotion from

each step 5 league. Its interesting that Whitstable Town’s gate doesn’t seem to have suffered

much with their relegation to step 5 – this is not to say that any of us want to go down a step,

we don’t, the committee aim is to at least reach step 3 in a few years…but of course this is not

going to happen unless gates and with it revenue increase (I know it’s an old Chesnut but sadly

true.)

Peter


Godalming Town History

The club has its origins as Godalming United FC, formed in 1950 by ex-pupils of Godalming

Grammar School. Between 1950-71 the club played at the Recreation Ground. However, in 1970

Surrey Senior League side Farncombe collapsed, leaving their ground in Meadrow vacant. Godalming

took over the debts and tenancy, changing their name to Godalming and Farncombe

FC, and the ground to Wey Court in the process.

The original pitch was where the nearby Wey Court Sheltered Housing stood and considerable

amount of work was undertaken on the new playing area, which was built on the site of an old

waste tip. The club was helped by Waverley Council when drainage problems and subsidence

meant they had to find a temporary home at Broadwater Park.

The club was accepted into the Combined Counties League for the start of the 1978 season, and

a year later the name was changed again, to Godalming Town FC.

In 1985, another local club, Addlestone & Weybridge, was disbanded and, before their ground at

Liberty Lane was demolished, Godalming purchased the stand and perimeter fence for £225 and

£50 respectively. The stand was re-erected at Wey Court, with seating and fascia added.

The next development came in 1992 when the Guildford Football Appeal (formed in an attempt

to return the towns name to senior football, following the collapse of Guildford City in 1977) donated

a sum of money towards floodlights, and in return the name of the club was changed again

to Godalming & Guildford FC.

Further recycling followed in 1995, when a new turnstile building was erected incorporating a

turnstile from Millwall’s old ground and in 1996 the clubhouse was refurbished.

During 2005 close season, the club changed its name for a fifth time, albeit back to one of its

previous incarnations, that of Godalming Town. A fantastic 2005/06 season saw the side take the

Combined Counties League Championship and League Cup by storm. Godalming Town were

then accepted by Isthmian League officials following extensive ground improvements.

At the end of a tough season, Godalming found themselves at the bottom of a very competitive

division. However, events elsewhere meant that Godalming were reprieved from relegation and

were transferred into the Southern League’s South & West Division for the 2007/08 season.

Chuck Martini replaced Roger Steer as Manager in October 2007. Town were moved back to the

Ryman League for the 2008/09 season and eventually finished in another record high position,

9 th . Godalming also progressed further than ever before in the FA Cup by reaching the 3 rd Qualifying

Round before losing 2-1 at Conference South side Havant & Waterlooville.

The 2009/10 season was arguably the best season in the history of the club. Town finished a

record high position 4 th in the Ryman South but were eventually beaten 2-1 in the Playoff Final at

Folkestone Invicta. The club progressed further than ever before in the FA Trophy and won the

Surrey Senior Cup by beating Sutton United 2-1. The season also saw local boy Shaun Elliott

became the club’s record appearance holder after reaching 360 games in a Godalming shirt.

Chuck Martini was replaced by joint-managers Jon Underwood & Neil Baker in October 2010 and

the club finished an unpredictable season in mid-table. The 2011/12 season saw a lot of new

faces join, but the team quickly gelled, reaching the 4 th Qualifying Round of the FA Cup, beating

Wimborne, Moneyfields, Worcester City & Bodmin before bowing out to Maidenhead United in

front of 700 at Wey Court. The G’s finished 5 th in the league, and travelled to Bognor Regis Town

in the playoff semi-final, drawing 4-4 after extra time but Godalming lost 5-3 on penalties.

Continued further on in the programme


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Locations: Sparshatts operates in Sittingbourne,

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A Brief History of Godalming Town—Cont

2012/13 saw Jon Underwood and Neil Baker guide Godalming to their highest ever finish in

the pyramid, finishing in 3 rd place. The G’s lost in the

playoff semi-final for the second year running, this time

losing 2-1 to Biggleswade at Wey Court. The season finished

on a high however, as Godalming lifted the Surrey

Senior Cup for the second time in four years, beating

Sutton United 1-0 at Gander Green Lane, thanks to a last

minute goal from Scott Harris. The close season saw Godalming

moved to a third different league in as many

years, this time to the South & West Division. With divisional

change came a managerial change; Jon Underwood

and Neil Baker left Godalming to join Slough Town,

taking the majority

of the squad with

them. Andy Hunt was appointed manager in June

2013, assisted by Neil Selby.

The 2013/14 season was probably one of the hardest

the club has dealt with. Andy Hunt was given the task

of putting together a squad that will compete in the

league and secure step four football. At Christmas

2013 the clubhouse, kitchen and changing rooms were

ruined by flood

water. Godalming

finished the season in 18 th position. Godalming

were then moved into another division again and will

play in Southern League Central Division for the

2014/15 season.

Godalming finished in 10 th position in the 2015/2016

and reached the Surrey Senior Cup Final for the 3 rd

time but lost 4-0 to Merstham.

2016/2017 sees the G’s transfer to the Ryman League

Division One South for the 2016/2017 season.

Ryman South Games Today

Carshalton Athletic v Greenwich Borough

Chatham Town v Horsham

Corinthian-Casuals v Dorking Wanderers

Cray Wanderers v Walton Casuals

Faversham Town v Molesey

Guernsey v Three Bridges

Herne Bay v East Grinstead Town

Lewes v Hythe Town

Ramsgate v Hastings United

Tooting & Mitcham United v Chipstead

Whyteleafe v South


The Buildbase FA Vase and The Buildbase

FA Trophy- Non League Finals Day


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Match Reports by Tony Rickson

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Ryman Div 1 South

Sittingbourne 2 Herne Bay 2

Attendance 121

Not much love around on Valentine’s Day as these

Kent rivals battled – and that was the right word at

times – for the points.

Despite handing out nine cards, and not always for

the worst fouls it seemed, the referee struggled for

much of the time to control the match.

He infuriated Herne Bay by reducing them to 10

men in the first half and after that almost every decision

was questioned and argued over.

So what should have been a night to remember for

Sittingbourne legend Hicham Akhazzan as he

scored his 100th goal for the club will probably stick

in the mind for all the wrong reasons.

Sittingbourne gave a debut in defence to Jardel

Bunda-Kamara, who put in a mature performance,

and up front after a gap of at least 18 months David

Abe returned and he worked hard all night.

Bay started the stronger and Sittingbourne ‘old boy’

Mark Lovell put a free header wide in the first minute.

With goalkeeper Simon Overland on the ground,

Sittingbourne were rescued by Jono Richardson

clearing off the line in the 12th minute but Bay maintained

the attack and Williams shot them ahead with

a low drive into the far corner.

Sittingbourne responded and a magnificent through

ball by Josh Wisson put Abe clear on goal in the

25th minute, but he was brought down by Sayer as

he prepared to shoot.

It looked a clear penalty and the referee gave it, as

well as bravely sending off Sayer for the foul, all under

enormous pressure from the Bay players.

Akhazzan, though, struck the penalty against the

post and what followed until half-time was an unsavoury

20 minutes with fouls all over the pitch.

The worst – in my opinion, though it somehow didn’t

merit a yellow card – was on Connor Wilkins which

left him with stud marks up the length of his thigh.

Plenty of bottle shown by him to carry on after treatment.

Sittingbourne had obviously talked at half-time

about the wisdom of moving the ball about up

against 10 men and they took control of the match.

With just 10 minutes of the half played,

Wilkins closed in from the right and when the ball fell

loose, Akhazzan swept it first time into the corner

from the edge of the box for the equaliser.

He celebrated by sprinting to his Dad, and having

seen virtually all the 100 goals he’s got in his remarkable

10-year service to the club, I would say

this was as sweetly struck as nearly any of them.

The momentum was truly with Sittingbourne now

and they went ahead on 76 minutes when Akhazzan

and Wisson both had shots blocked and Akhazzan

then kept his cool to play it across the goal where

courageous youngster Wilkins raced in to stab it

over the line.

Overland made a couple of good saves as Bay tried

to rally but surely Sittingbourne would be able to see

it out, even though they’ve been vulnerable to losing

leads late in games previously this season.

It all got a bit silly as the referee started flourishing

cards for players rolling the ball back to where a free

-kick should have been taken, yet ignoring blatant

fouls.

But there was nothing silly about Bay’s 90th minute

equaliser, a beautifully-struck free-kick by Turner

from 25 yards that somehow got past the defensive

wall and in at the far post.

Bay probably deserved a point for their resilience,

while Sittingbourne will be kicking themselves for

not seeing out the game safely to the end.

What a learning curve, though, for the promising

young players they’ve been able to bring on this

season, proving to them you’ve got to be tough and

brave at times to complement all their obvious skills

and potential.

Sittingbourne: Simon Overland, Sam Welch

(Yellow card) (Tom Brunt, 51 min), Tom Carlse, Jardel

Bundu-Kamara, Jono Richardson, Jack Steventon,

Connor Wilkins (Bradley Schafer, 76 min), Conrad

Lee (Yellow card), David Abe, Josh Wisson

(Yellow card), Hicham Akhazzan (Gil Carvaho, 84

min, Yellow card). Subs not used: Jake Embery, Jason

Ngandu.

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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

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Match Reports by Tony Rickson

Saturday 18th February 2017

Ryman Div 1 South

Sittingbourne 2 Molesey 0

Attendance 100

Victories over top teams like Greenwich Borough,

Hythe Town and Walton Casuals have been high

points of Sittingbourne’s season.

But it’s been their consistent ability to see off sides

near the wrong end of the table that has made

them a top-half team.

It took them over an hour to get the better of struggling

Molesey, but it was comfortable in the end

and gave home supporters their first chance to

cheer a Sittingbourne win at Woodstock since early

December.

But even more important was keeping a clean sheet

– for the first time in 15 games.

Sittingbourne made just one change from the team

that played Herne Bay on Tuesday night, with Joe

Loft resuming in midfield and Jack Steventon

switching back to central defence. After an impressively

cool debut, Jardel Bunda-Kamara was unlucky

to miss out.

It was a lovely afternoon, with an air of spring about

it, and there was a lovely start to it, too, with the

presentation of an award – and a spectacular picture

by Ken Medwyn - to the legendary Hicham

Akhazzan to mark his 100th goal for the club.

Sittingbourne began the match strongly and frontrunner

David Abe might even have scored in the

opening minute when his pace surprised Molesey

keeper Allen. Abe blocked his clearance but the ball

rebounded over the goal.

There was a lovely move down the right by youngsters

Josh Wisson and Craig Wilkins, combining with

a third W in Sam Welch, but soon after Wilkins went

off injured and Sittingbourne lost their early momentum.

They conceded possession a bit too easily, but Molesey’s

finishing wasn’t anywhere near as efficient

as some of their build-up play, and Simon Overland

was comparatively untroubled in the

Sittingbourne goal, apart from having to come out

to block with his legs a shot by Lodge just before

half-time.

Molesey went even closer just after the break when

Welch cleared off the line after Grobler had a free

header from a corner.

Sittingbourne began to get more of a grip on the

game but it still needed an immaculately-timed

tackle in his own area by impressive sub Gil Carvaho

to stop a dangerous Molesey move.

The breakthrough arrived on 71 minutes when Conrad

Lee’s right-wing corner was powerfully met by

captain colossus Jono Richardson to head home his

sixth goal of yet another excellent season.

Molesey tried to press forward but left themselves

under-manned at the back and when Sittingbourne

broke from defending a corner they had a three-ontwo

advantage. Abe used the supporting runners as

dummies and kept racing in on goal before scoring

his first goal for the club in nearly three years with a

powerful strike.

It could have been three near the end when popular

unsung hero Lee worked his way clean through on

goal but he just failed to beat the keeper in a oneon-one.

No late alarms this time as Sittingbourne eased

calmly to a welcome win with the defence taking a

major share of the honours for ending the run of

goals conceded.

It was nothing like as dramatic or confrontational as

the midweek clash with Herne Bay, but enjoyable

and ultimately more rewarding in the end.

Sittingbourne: Simon Overland, Sam Welch (Yellow

card), Tom Carlse, Jack Steventon, Jono Richardson,

Conrad Lee, Connor Wilkins (Tom Brunt,

26 min), Joe Loft, David Abe, Josh Wisson (Bradley

Schafer, 69 min), Hicham Akhazzan (Gil Carvaho, 54

min). Subs not used: Jardel Bunda-Kamara, Jason

Ngandu.

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5 , 10, and 15 years ago

15 Years ago — From the East Kent Gazette of 6th

March 2002 : Sittingbourne were second from bottom

of the Dr Martens East Division and manager,

Mark Beeney, was unhappy that they had to travel

all the way to Grantham on a Tuesday night and

then had two weeks with no game. They were then

going to face championship contenders Hastings an

Grantham (again). They then had to squeeze in seven

games in April.

Saturday 2nd March 2002, Chatham 0 Sittingbourne

0, Att: 358

Tony Rickson, East Kent Gazette editor, wrote that

Sittingbourne were the better team on the day but

the game was boring in the extreme! Chatham were

comfortable in mid table but Sittingbourne were

fighting against relegation. Sittingbourne’s danger

man was on loan striker, John Ayling (from Dover)

but his finishing didn’t live up to the other parts of his

game. A the other end, ex Sittingbourne player,

Tommy Plank, was Chatham’s danger man in only

his second game for the Chats since being persuaded

by another ex Sittingbourne player, Steve Herne,

now player/manager at Chatham, to come out of

retirement. Team: Hopper, Everitt, John Guest,

James Campbell, Paul Campbell, Bradley Spice,

Kieran Marsh, Sammy Okafor, Andrew Drury, Guiver,

John Ayling ( Ovard). Subs, not used: Tom Berry

and Cunningham

10 Years ago— Saturday 3rd March 2007, Tooting

& M 2 Sittingbourne 2. Att:303

Sittingbourne’s quest to end their recent awful run of

results got off to a bad start at Imperial Fields when

inspirational goalkeeper Steve Williams broke down

in the warm up so young Josh Willis was drafted in

as his replacement. However with James Campbell’s

now recovered from his injury manager Steve

Lovell was able to bring back his defensive partnership

with Paul Ainsworth. Tooting got off to a flyer

when Eben Allen found himself in acres of space in

front of goal and he tapped home the opener after

just 5 minutes.

Sittingbourne spent the rest of the half on the offensive.

It was encouraging stuff from Sittingbourne and

two minutes into the second half a crashing shot

from Steve Searle gave the Tooting keeper

no chance and Sittingbourne were back on level

terms. On 63 minutes the Brickies had a great

chance to take the lead when Browning was brought

down in the Tooting area for a penalty. With Lovell

having missed a couple of penalties up-stepped

Marsh to take the kick but his effort was tipped onto

the left hand post by keeper Dave King, however

much to the home crowd’s displeasure referee Mr

Lewis deemed that King had moved. Hogg then was

elected to take the retake but he made a terrible

hash of it and sent his shot well wide of the right

hand post. Sittingbourne went all out for the winner

and the Brickies were inevitably leaving gaps at the

back and with just three minutes to play Tooting

retook the lead when a cross-field ball found an unmarked

Ronnie Green who curled an excellent shot

round Willis and into the net. Sub, Jon Neal saved a

point for the Brickies when he scored after good

work by Mark Lovell and Lee Browning

Team: Josh Willis, Toby Ashmore, Joe Dowley,

Paul Ainsworth, James Campbell, Kieran Marsh,

Anthony Hogg, Steve Searle, Mark Lovell, Lee

Browning, Mitchell Sherwood,. Subs used, Hicham

Akhazzan, Sabeur Tabelsi, Jon Neal. Sub not used,

Lee Hockey

5 Years ago — Saturday 3rd March 2002, Sittingbourne

0 Whyteleafe 0, Att: 101

Sittingbourne halted a run of 5 defeats in a row with

those goalless draw over Whyteleafe. Mark Seager

assisted by Steve Nolan, two familiar names to Sittingbourne

supporters, took charge for this game

with Joe Dowley not available. Three new names

were in the starting line up, Rob Lyall, Calum

McGeehan, and James Darvill and all 3 acquitted

themselves well. Both sides had just one real opportunity

in the game, Whyteleafe's coming with

barely 2 minutes on the clock when Reggie Savage's

header went straight to Matt Reed in the Sittingbourne

goal, Sittingbourne's best chance came

at the other end of the game when on 88 minutes

Darvill shook off his marker but his attempted lob

went wide. Matt Reed played most of the game with

a back problem that he sustained in the warm up .

Neither side can be truly happy with just one point

as their two month form, as reported in the form table,

put them both joint bottom with just 0.57 points

from the games in that period. In the table proper

Whyteleafe are bottom, 12 points behind the Brickies

who are 4th from bottom. Team: Matt Reed,

Ryan Cooper, Dan Palfrey, Anthony Hogg, Rob Lyall,

Calum McGeehan, Luke Girt, Joe Goldsmith Joe

Nwoko, James Darvill, Hicham Akhazzan. Subs

(none used) Jonathan Hogg, Luke Coleman, Richard

Atkins, Vince Holness, Bradley Spice.


Take yourself back 15 or 20 years. You’d have needed to be watching BBC One as Sutton United

substitute goalkeeper Wayne Shaw munched down on his pie to have any idea what went on.

Now? You can read about it, and even rewatch the moment, within minutes on social media.

Yes, Shaw’s pie-eating may have all been a gimmick, but if it wasn’t for social media, it would

have never been blown up as far as it has. Perhaps Shaw has to take some of the blame, but it

was all a bit of harmless fun.

Don’t get me wrong, social media is a brilliant outlet for Non-League clubs in general. It is perhaps

strange how having your phone in your hand every second you’re awake can now be seen

as social, but with the rise of Facebook and Twitter, it is exactly that.

Social networking has proven a key way for Non-League clubs to keep their fans in the know,

with transfer news and results often posted on Twitter as the pen squiggles on the dotted line or

as the man in black blows his final whistle.

Gone are the days where, if you weren’t following your team on their away day, you would sit

through 12 pages of Ceefax before it scrolls back round to your team. Soccer Saturday on Sky

Sports is basically the same, just with a presenter!

Of course, to watch these things you generally need to be at home although social media has

changed all this. You can now follow your team when on the move and some clubs are taking full

advantage to gain their club a cult following.

Hyde were doing it on their winless run in the Conference a few years back, and now most clubs

jump on the tweet bandwagon. It seems to be more about the retweets and shares than it does

content.

It’s not all bad though. Used correctly, it’s a great way to meet fellow fans and read others opinions.

It’s amazing how often two people at the same match will have a completely different view

of the 90 minutes they have just witnessed.

Used incorrectly and it can come back to bite you in the proverbial. Just ask Joey Barton! Perhaps

that’s why you can almost predict a tweet when a player has joined a new club… Delighted

to have joined (insert team name). Can’t wait to get started. {insert team hashtag)

It’s hard to know who to blame. The media managers for making their players seem so dull? Or

the players for not giving a second thought to what they might be saying? Perhaps it’s why very

few top-flight managers are on social media.

Either way, if we can read fans opinions, why not let us see the true thoughts of the player/

manager?

Joshua Peck


Brickies Lottery Results

The lottery is now even more attractive. There is now an annual prize (in December) of

£500, and each month a prize of £100. In addition Each week there are draws for £40 ( 3

prizes except for the week when there is a £100 prize when there will be two £40 prizes).

Week Commencing 27th February 2017

£40 Ticket no 195, Maria Swaby, Gillingham

£40 Ticket no: 357, Jack Bright, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 687, Malcolm Hawking, Sittingbourne

Week Commencing 20th February 2017

£40 Ticket no 686, Mary Flanagan, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 667, Alan Crowshaw, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 638, Nick Davis, Bexleyheath

Week Commencing 13th February 2017

£40 Ticket no 203, Barry Simmons, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 543, Mrs M Stevens, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 688, Zoe Findlay, Bap[child

Week Commencing 6th February 2017

£40 Ticket no 354, Yvonne McCarthy, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 549, David Cummins, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 364, Paul Hyatt, Sittingbourne

Now is the time to join our lottery, see John Pitts or John Cooper for a form, cost is just

a £1 a week! (Payable monthly. Quarterly or annually)

Away Travel details

Sat 11th March 2017, KO 3.00PM, Chipstead : High Road, Chipstead, Surrey, CR5 3SF

By Car: Leave the M25 at junction 7 and take M23 northbound signposted Croydon. After

2 miles the M23 ends and becomes the A23. After about 1 mile at the first set at traffic lights

adjacent to a BP garage turn left into Star Lane. Follow Star Lane into Elmore Road, keeping

the church and the green on your left until reaching the crossroads with High Road. Turn left

(signposted Lower Kingswood & Reigate) and parking for away supporters is 200 yards on your

left. To walk to the ground leave via the car park entrance turn left and the clubhouse and turnstiles

are a further 200 yards along the main road.

Approx mileage from Sittingbourne: 45.6 miles, 1 Hour 07 mins

Nearest Rail: Coulsdon South or Chipstead

It is advised that if you are travelling to Chipstead FC by train that you travel to Coulsdon

South where there is a Coulsdon & District cab office and you should be able to get a cab to

the ground for about £5 and book a return journey. If you travel to Chipstead Station there is

NO cab office and it is about 1.1/2 miles to the ground, up a very steep and narrow hill with NO

pavements or street lights. If you decide to walk from Coulsdon South its just under 3 miles.


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Ryman League — Development South to 27th Feb 2017


Player Stats 2016-17

To 20t th

February 2017


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 = £250, then £160

per year renewal.

Other sizes negotiable

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

committee member.

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