Sittingbourne v Herne Bay 15th Aug 2017



Season 2017-18


Bostik League South Division

TUESDAY 15th August 2017


Manager: Nick Davis

Assistant: Tony Cornwell

Physio: Tom Martin

Coach / Kit Manager: Warren Chambers

Match day Assistant : Harry Chambers

Manager: John Embery / Jemaine Darlington

Physio: Anthony Deer


Referee Michael Marsh, Assistants: Jordan Whitworth, Bobby Kwatt

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

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Yellow Shirts and Shorts

1, Darren HAWKES


2. Chris WEBBER

3. Lex ALLEN


5. Ben GORHAM (C)

2. Alexander MULROONEY-


3. Raphe BROWN



6. Laurence BALL



7. Josh WISSON

8. Mobolaji DAWODA

8. Robert BUDD


10. Miles CORNWELL


12. Tyrone GUTHRIE

14. David SMITH

15. David ADEKOYA

16. George BLAKE

17. Harry BROOKS

9. Jake EMBERY


11. Connor WILKINS


14. Nassin DUKALI

15. Ryan CATMULL

16. Bradley SCHAFER

17. Thomas CAREY

The Secretary’s Jottings

Good afternoon everyone and welcome to Woodstock Park for our first match of the season.

Our visitors are Herne Bay. Welcome to their players, officials and supporters. A welcome also

to the match officials.

Many familiar faces in the Herne Bay team of course. Welcome to them and our ex development

team joint managers, John Embery and Jermaine Darlington who were appointed Herne

Bay’s first team managers replacing Sam Denly who was Herne Bay manager for four years.

Herne Bay finished in 17 th place last season, two places and eleven points behind us . We

played our visitors at about this same time last season when they won by three goals to one.

Hopefully from a biased point of view we can improve on that today.

Both of today’s teams have done considerable rebuilding in the closed season. Nick and Tony

have done a tremendous job in getting together a team that in pre season has played some exciting

football. Victories over Tilbury and Grays Athletic were the highlights of pre season as

was the raising of over £400 for the Macmillan cancer charity.

The big news for the league is that there are new sponsors on board. The league is now known

as The Bostik League. Bench kit and match balls are sponsored by Mitre. We have a new Mitre

kit which is on display for the first time today. Exciting news for our supporters is that we will

soon have on sale Mitre replica shirts. These shirts come in all sizes. Adult shirts are £25.00

and boys shirts are £18.00. Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a shirt.

This season there are 24 teams in the league. Next season there will be an additional Bostik

League Division one. All three divisions will be made up of 20 teams. Only one team will be relegated.

Two teams will be automatically promoted from our division and a third will be promoted

via the play offs. The non league shake up also applies to Premier Division clubs. There will be

an additional Premier Division that will be administered by the Evo Stick Southern League.

On behalf of all the committee I would like to welcome all of our new players and also of course

Gil Carvalho and Kane Phillip from last seasons squad and Miles Cornwell who has rejoined us

from Folkestone Invicta. Details of our new signings will appear in future programmes.

Much work has taken place on the pitch and around the pitch perimeter. Still work to do though.

We still have to decorate the dressing rooms. If anyone fancies helping us with this please do

not be shy in volunteering. Roger Pudman has done a magnificent job on the pitch and it is now

the best it has ever been during our time at Woodstock. All the floodlight lights have been overhauled.

We have invested in a hydraulic lowering device for the pylons that has proved to be an

outstanding purchase. All of this hard work doing this renovation culminated in them passing

their two yearly test last week.

The Emirates FA Cup, The Buildbase FA Trophy and The Kent Reliance Kent Senior Cup

draws have been made. Next week we play at Pagham in the preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Pagham had an impressive 4-0 victory over Arundel in the previous round. In the Buildbase FA

Trophy we are away to Ashford United on Saturday 7 th October. In the Kent Reliance Senior

Cup we play at Swale rivals Faversham Town on Tuesday 22 nd August

Next Saturday we will be running a coach to Pagham. Details later in the programme.


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Hello everyone, and I hope that you have all had a good close season and are now ready for

some local footie.

As the secretary has said we have had major upheavals on the playing front but again Nick and

Tony have waved their magic wand and if the close season “friendly” matches are anything to

go by we are going to have a successful season. I have seen most of the matches and was

struck by the skill and effort of this latest squad. I put friendlies in quotation marks as we have

had seen two red cards in those games, one for Tilbury and one for ourselves (at Sheppey). I

know its easy for me to say but the players must

now show restraint as the league have brought in

punitive measures for more than 6 respect offences

in a season that could see us fined over £600.

We shall be using our local company Chalkwell for

the coach to Pagham, our Emirates FA cup opponents

on Saturday. Seats are available for supporters

on a first come first served basis at a cost

of £10.

Pick ups are Woodstock leaving 10.30, A2 Coniston

10.40ish, Princes Rd Dartford Harvester

11.10ish. We will aim to leave by no later than


Now news of trouble with 3G pitches. Both

Worthing and Ashford Utd have had trouble with

theirs,. Sevenoaks Town refused to play on Ashford’s

saying that it was dangerous, and Worthing

can’t use theirs because following on from the

flooding problems when the drains were blocked

just after the pitch was laid there has been earth

movement below the surface and the FA say that

it too is dangerous and needs relaying.

Talking of 3G pitches I have to say that Aveley’s

new ground looks excellent, as it should as it has

cost over £4.5M so far! During our visit there to

play Grays Athletic I noticed that it has some nice

innovations such as the sound deadening mushroom

type structures in the roof of the bar area to

deaden the sound (just like they have at the Royal

Albert Hall). They are also using a new type of perimeter

fence covering (which I am told is expensive!),

and they have a portable turnstile unit that

does the job well, and they have state of the art

LSED floodlights. All this is being funded by the council!! And I understand that Aveley and

Grays both play there for a peppercorn rent!! Staying in Essex it now seems confirmed that

Billericay Town have a weekly wage bill of (wait for it!) £32,000!!!!

Finally there is a list of player sponsorship later on in the programme, this is “work in progress”

as I plan to add pics later.

Enjoy the game.


The Programme Editor

Herne Bay —A Brief History

It could be argued that Herne Bay FC had their

most successful season in their 125th year.

Having been runners up two years running in


Kent League they secured the League Championship

with games to spare and had a superb

run in the FA Vase becoming only the second

Kent League club to reach the semi-final stage

where they went out to Northern League side

West Auckland Town over the two legs by the

odd goal in seven (4-3.) Herne Bay were

formed in 1886 and began life in the East Kent

League, then having a short period in the Kent

League before winning the East Kent League in

four successive years between 1902 and 1906

returning to the Kent League as a result.

1953 saw the move to Winch’s Field. Over

1,000 spectators saw their first match at their

new home; a 2 - 2 draw against Tunbridge


Reserves in Kent League Division 2. Within two

years they lifted the Division 2 title, winning promotion

to Division 1. In the 1957/58 season

the club won The Kent Amateur Cup beating

Bromley 2 - 0 in the final. The following season

saw the Kent League fold and a move to the

Aetolian League followed. The 1964/65 season

saw another move to Division 2 of the Athenian

League, where they enjoyed several

successful seasons followed by promotion to

Division 1 on winning Division 2 in 1970/71. A

good run in the FA Cup saw the Bay reach the

4th qualifying round, where they lost to the then

‘mighty’ Margate in front of a record home attendance

of 2,303.

At the start of the 1974/75 campaign the Club

returned to the Kent League, and in the

1978/79 season they had good runs in the Cup

competitions; defeating Welling United in the

Kent Senior Trophy and losing to Sheppey United

in the Kent League Cup. The nineties saw

the Club become the most successful and consistent

side in the Kent League, winning four

Kent League titles. The 1996/97 season was

without equal in the history of the Kent League.

Within the space of four weeks the Club won

the Kent Senior Trophy, The Kent League

Division 1 Cup and The Kent League Championship.

A unique treble!

A complete change of management and playing

staff took place after the 1997-98 season, with

manager Tommy Sampson leaving the Club

to take over the reins at Deal Town taking the

majority of the established first team players

with him. That Deal Town side became the first

Kent League club to win the FA Vase at Wembley

in the last ever Vase Final staged at the

old stadium in May 2000. The team had a fantastic

2000/01 season finishing runners-up in the

Premier Division, scored 93 goals in the league.

Nick Denly (father of England cricketer Joe

Denly) received an unprecedented three manager

of the month awards in his first full season

at the helm.

However the 2001/02 season proved to be one

of great disappointment. Exiting all cup competitions

at the first round stage and finishing a

poor 7th position in the league, despite being

one of the few teams to defeat league and cup

double winners, Maidstone. A major grant was

awarded to provide new perimeter fencing and

refurbishment of the changing facilities and

these works were complete prior to the start of

the 2003/04 season when the club celebrated

50 years at Winch’s Field. Former Gillingham

and Maidstone player, Jason Lillis took over the

reins for the 2004/05 season which proved to

be very successful as Bay finished runners up

in both the League and League Cup, losing out

to Ramsgate in both competitions.

Both the 2005/06 and 2006/07 seasons proved

to be very disappointing and with several senior

players, and Jason, leaving the Club during

the 2007/08 season, the Club built on the success

of Herne Bay Youth with the introduction

of a number of very good young players into

the first team squad. This proved very beneficial

and these players formed the basis of the

first team squad for this 2008/09 season. Along

with some very influential experienced players

introduced by new manager, Barry Morgan, the

Club had high hopes for a successful

2008/09 campaign. Unfortunately a run of five

defeats in six matches in October severely

dented any promotion prospects. Despite a


match winning sequence Bay fell just short at

the end of the campaign and a defeat in the final

match saw them finish in 6th position in the

League. The majority of the young squad were

retained for the 2009/10 season and with new

sponsors there was a renewed optimism

within the Club.

Continued on next page

Herne Bay—A Brief History—Cont

With the appointment of Simon Halsey as Manager,

Herne Bay FC pushed on to finish runners

up in the Kent League Premier Division two

seasons running, the second of those going

down to the last few minutes of the last match

where a goal at Tunbridge Wells gave Hythe

Town the title. But, in season 2011/12 Herne

Bay swept all before them, narrowly missing out

on a Wembley appearance in the FA Vase and

capturing the Kent League Premier Division title

and promotion to the Ryman League.

The 2013/14 season saw another new start for

the Bay with Sam Denly (son of former manager

Nick Denly) taking up the managerial reigns

following a disappointing first season in the Ryman

League where immediate relegation back

to Step 5 was narrowly avoided. Achieved

highest ever finish and points total in the

2014/15 campaign in Herne Bay ‘s third season

at this level. The 2015/16 season Bay faired


better, sitting in the play-off position for most of

the season and with a number of poor results in

March Bay finally finished 8th, surpassing

their highest finish in the Isthmian league

achieved in the previous season. Retaining all

the players for the 2016/17 season Bay expected


achieve a better position, but a number of poor

results in the early part of season set the tone

for the rest of the campaign. Bay hovered

around relegation zone until late January. The

player's budget was cut and immediately there

was an improvement in results. A ten match

unbeaten run saw Bay climb away from the relegation

zone with an eventual finish in 17th

place. Sam Denly resigned at the end of the

season and all of the players left the club. New

managers, professional players, John Embery

and Jermaine Darlington, were appointed and

they have built a totally new side comprising, a

large number of very talent young players,

along with some experienced older players.

This is the second time in the last 17 years that

a totally new side has been formed and we now

look forward to a successful 5th campaign in

the Isthmian League although it is appreciated

that it will be tough blooding these youngsters

into what has proved to be a very competitive

level of football.

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East Grinstead Town v Molesey

Faversham Town v Ramsgate

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Walton Casuals v Chipstead


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From the Chairman

A huge thank you to everyone involved in what has been the best close season since I have

been involved.

We have a new team, increased sponsorship, increased advertising, sold more season tickets,

done more ground improvements and maintenance, including the floodlights, improved the pitch

and set up a new youth structure. Impossible to list everyone involved but what a tremendous

effort all round.

We have purchased a floodlight tower hydraulic lifting machine and this is proving to be an excellent

investment as the lights are requiring maintenance and bulb changes now as well as adjustment

- although as John has said they have passed their regular check by the league.

How do Nick and Tony do it! From disbelief when most of the team left to tremendous hope after

that fantastic display at Chipstead to register our first ever win there. It’s a shame that I cant

make all of the matches but with the success of the band and the many gigs that take place on a

Saturday I cant be in two places at once, but social media keeps me in touch. I hear that we

were well worth our win on Saturday with the bar also rattled and a couple of good opportunities

missed. Tony Rickson in his pre-match preview of this game that appeared on our website mentioned

that it’s the first time in three years that we have started the season with a victory. Lets

hope we can emulate that 2014/15 season when we went 4 games without defeat, winning three

of them!

Interesting to read how many teams had lost most of their players in the close season, and that

includes Chipstead, Walton Casuals and our local rivals today, Herne Bay. Of course we know

where they got many of their “new” players from! And it’s a welcome back to John Embery and

Jermaine Darlington although naturally we hope that you go away disappointed!

Herne Bay had a narrow defeat against Lewes on Saturday and they will be hopeful of improving

on their league position this year.

Just a word now about Saturday’s away FA Cup tie. Its great that so many supporters want to go

on the coach to support the team. I believe that our brilliant supporters are one of the factors that

marks us out from some other clubs in this league and your support will be vital at Pagham, a

side, that although a league below us, have spent some money and have a good team that has

won both their opening league games and scored 4 goals both times A cup run of sorts is vital to

us if we are to compete with the wages paid in this division although we will never reach the

heights of that paid at Billericay Town—estimated to be £32,000 per week!!! However it didn't do

them a lot of good on Saturday when they lost their first league game to Kingstonian.

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some of the optimism caused by that is transferred to the football club.

Looking forward to the new season and thank you all again for your magnificent support.


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DATE OPPOSITION COMP Sc ATT 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 5


Sat Aug 12 Chipstead League A 2-1 82 Hawkes Webber Brown

Tue Aug 15 HERNE BAY League H

Sat Aug 19 Pagham FA Cup PR A

Sat Aug 26 Lewes League A

Mon Aug 28 ASHFORD UNITED League H

Sat Sep 02 WHYTELEAFE League H

Sun Sep 10 Thamesmead Tn League A

Tue Sep 12 Faversham Tn League A

Sat Sep 16 VCD ATH League H

Sat Sep 23 Horsham League A

Tue Sep 26 CRAY WDRS League H

Sat Sep 30 HYTHE TOWN League H

Tue Oct 03 Herne Bay League A

Sat Oct 07 Ashford United FAT PR A

Sat Oct 14 Shoreham League A

Sat Oct 21 CHIPSTEAD League H

Sat Oct 28 Molesey League A

Sat Nov 04 PHOENIX SPORTS League H

Tue Nov 07 FAVERSHAM TWN League H

Sat Nov 11 Walton Cas League A

Wed Nov 15 Cray Wands League A

Sat Nov 18 SOUTH PARK League H

Sat Nov 25 CORINTHIAN CAS League H

Sat Dec 02 East Grinstead T League A

Sat Dec 09 GUERNSEY League H

Sat Dec 16 Greenwich Boro League A

Sat Dec 23 LEWES League H

Tue Dec 26 Ashford United League A

Sat Dec 30 Whyteleafe League A

Mon Jan 01 RAMSGATE League H

Sat Jan 06 Carshalton Ath League A

Sat Jan 13 HASTINGS UTD League H

Sat Jan 20 VCD Ath League A

Sat Jan 27 HORSHAM League H

Sat Feb 03 South Park League A

Sat Feb 10 WALTON CAS League H

Sat Feb 17 EAST GRINSTEAD T League H

Sat Feb 24 Corinthian Cas League A

Sat Mar 03 GREENWICH BORO League H

Sat Mar 10 Guernsey League A

Sat Mar 17 Hythe Town League A

Sat Mar 24 SHOREHAM League H

Sat Mar 31 THAMESMEAD T League H

Mon Apr 02 Ramsgate League A

Sat Apr 07 MOLESEY League H

Sat Apr 14 Phoenix Sports League A

Sat Apr 21 CARSHALTON ATH League H

Sat Apr 28 Hastings Utd League A

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

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Match Reports by Tony Rickson

Saturday 12th August 2017

Bostik League South

Chipstead 1 Sittingbourne 2, att 82

A super goal by young sub David Smith with

his first touch in his first game for Sittingbourne

gave his delighted teammates a

winning start to the season.

The Brickies fought back from an early goal

down to secure a deserved victory, their first

on the opening day of the season for three


Their new-look side, with Kane Phillip the only

survivor from the starting XI that played at

Chipstead only at the end of last season,

blended together impressively and could

prove quite a force this season.

They had pace and strength, an excellent

back two in new captain Ben Gorham and the

experienced Laurence Ball, and a whole lot of

determination to go with it.

Only the returning Miles Cornwell and Ollie

Brown – who was sent off for a second yellow

card in injury time – had played for Sittingbourne

before, along with Phillip and the

mercurial Gil Carvalho.

The rest were all new, and manager Nick Davis

had no choice but to throw them in at the

deep end following the mass exodus of last

season’s squad. And if they were indeed in at

the deep end, they swam rather than sunk.

Sittingbourne started the game really brightly

and it was no surprise when a Chipstead

player urged his mates: ‘Come on, they’re

playing with us.’

Yet it was the home side who went ahead

with just 11 minutes played, a right wing corner

headed on at the near post for defender

Martin to head comfortably home at the far


A setback, yes, but not a terminal one for battling

Sittingbourne and the equaliser came

from their own right wing corner, on 26

minutes. The ball was played back to full-back

Chris Webber and his cross to the far post

would probably have gone in anyway before

Ball made sure by heading it over the line

from a yard out.

Sittingbourne grew in confidence and the hard

-working Kane Rowland had a header saved

by the keeper at the second attempt from

Gorham’s pass, and then saw his shot kept

out by the scrambling keeper at full length.

And just before half time, Jide Okimeyi – they

call him Lawson – headed wide from Carvalho’s

cross after doing excellently to get forward

from midfield to create the scoring


Sittingbourne went for it in the second half,

with four forwards up much of the time, but

they didn’t create a lot for a while, with Darren

Hawkes comfortably keeping out a couple of

Chipstead efforts at the other end.

Youngster Smith, who has been kept under

wraps a bit by Sittingbourne, came on after 73

minutes and immediately took control of the

situation when his team won a free-kick 25

yards out. And no wonder, as he confidently

hit a tremendous shot into the top corner with

the keeper nowhere near it to put Sittingbourne

2-1 up.

And his influence on the game didn’t end

there as Smith took the free-kick which Ball

thudded against the bar a couple of minutes

later and he then set up a close range chance

for Rowland which the keeper saved well.

So Sittingbourne were by no means clinging

on to their lead in the last 15 minutes, though

their day was somewhat spoiled deep into injury

time when left-back Brown picked up a

second yellow card for a mistimed challenge

and was sent off.

It’s a long, hard season and there are bound

to be setbacks ahead, but what a start by Sittingbourne

and how delighted Davis and his

management team must have been with how

well his thrown-together side knitted together.


Darren Hawkes, Chris Webber, Ollie Brown

(Red), Jide Okimeji, Ben Gorham ©, Laurence

Ball, Kane Phillip (Yellow) , Mobolaji

Dawodu, Kane Rowland, (David Adekoya

90 mins), Miles Cornwell (Tyrone Guthrie

78 mins), Gil Carvalho (Yellow) (David

Smith 73 mins)

Subs not used: Lex Allan, Harry Brooks

Tony Rickson

The Sittingbourne Squad 2017-18

Darren Hawkes (GK) Harry Brooks (GK) Ben Gorham (Capt) Chris Webber

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Gil Carvalho Mobolaji Dawodu George Blake Kane Phillip

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David Adekoya Laurence Ball Jide Okimeji Tyrone Guthrie

Sponsor-Bazza Barry Eveling Sponsor-Jace Media Sponsor-Bonus Ball Sponsor Available

David Smith Lex Allan (Defender) Miles Cornwell (Forward) Ollie Brown (Defender)

Sponsor-Available Sponsor-The Three Hats Sponsor-Mel Naylor/Chris Lowe Sponsor-The Red Lion

Kane Rowland

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Team Management Sponsorship:

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Tony Cornwell –Ken Medwyn

Warren Chambers —Maurice Dunk

Tom Martin—Maurice Dunk

Harry Chambers—Maurice Dunk

GOALS. That’s where the glory is.

Wearing the number nine on your

back, banging them in and being

hailed as the hero.

As kids, most of us dream of scoring

the winning goal in the World

Cup final. For Non-League fans it

might be the winner in the Red

Insure Cup, who knows. But it’s

always the defining strike.

But there’s also those who dream

of stopping the goals. Non-League

has its fair share of talent in that

department too. Here is a look at

just a few defenders who have

gone on to bigger things.

Chris Smalling – Maidstone


Perhaps one of the most famous,

given he’s gone onto play for

Manchester United and England.

Smalling was fresh out of Millwall

when he arrived at the Stones’

youth set-up.

He made his debut in the Kent

Senior Cup and eventually made

his Ryman League debut in December

2007 against Harlow


In total he made 11 appearances

for the Kent club, and scored one

goal against East Thurrock United,

before Fulham came calling.

Ten years later he has 31 caps for

his country, has played in a World

Cup, won two Premier League

titles – and been sent off in an FA

Cup final.

Ashley Williams – Everton

Williams made a big impact at

Hednesford Town. But his mum

Lyn wanted more recognition and

phoned The NLP offices demanding

stories to showcase her son’s

undoubted talent.

Williams always believed he

would make it in the professional

game if he was given a chance.

When Oldham were interested but

would only pay £5,000 of the

£20,000 asking price, he weighed

up the idea of asking banks for a


Out-of-contact four months later,

his college tutor and coach at

Cannock Chase Technical College

Andy Blakeley persuaded

Williams, with four months left on

his contract, that would be unwise.

Sure enough he got a move to

Stockport County and later helped

Swansea win promotion to the

Premier League.

Last summer he was Wales’ captain

as they starred at Euro 2016

and sealed a £12million move to


Alfie Mawson – Swansea City

OK, so perhaps not strictly a Non-

League player, Mawson did have

loan spells in the Conference

South with Maidenhead United

and the Conference Premier with

Luton Town – cut short by injury –

and Welling United.

Five years on and after impressing

at Barnsley, he’s a regular in

the Premier League with Swansea

and was a mainstay in the England

U21 back four that reached

the semi-final in the recent Euro

2017 U21 tournament. Keep an

eye out.

Marc Roberts – Birmingham


Barnsley have found Non-League

football to be a seriously profitable

place. Last season three of the

Championship side’s back four

had played at this level. Andy

Yiadom, who is being tipped for a

Premier League move and has

been capped by Ghana, former

Salisbury City and Torquay man

Angus MacDonald and Marc Roberts.

Roberts isn’t like many footballers

who have dropped out of academies.

He’s gone up the hard way.

Starting out at Wakefield, Worksop

Town and Buxton, where he

was spotted by FC Halifax Town

boss Neil Aspin.

One of his Shay team-mates contacted

me to predict Roberts will

play in the Premier League. Big,

powerful, a monster throw, the

degree-educated centre back

moved to Birmingham this summer

after excelling for the Tykes.

MacDonald has since been appointed


Aden Flint – Bristol City

Flint could be at Birmingham City

too by the time you read this, but

ten years ago he was playing in

the Central Midlands League for


A proper out-and-out defender,

Flint won the Conference North

with Alfreton – with Burton Albion’s

Kyle McFadzean as his centre-back

partner – and was

capped by England C before

Swindon Town took the plunge.

Within two years he’d signed for

Bristol City where he’s been a

popular figure. Not least because

he scored a hat-trick against Walsall

a couple of years ago in a

season where he found the net 15


A look to the future…

So who’s next? Two to watch out

for this season are Ethan Pinnock

and Sean Raggett. Pinnock is

another gem off Dulwich Hamlet’s

famous production line. Last season

he stepped-up to the National

League with Forest Green Rovers

and was outstanding. So much so,

that Barnsley – them again –

forked out for him this summer.

Raggett has been one of the most

talked-about Non-League talents

in recent years. A colossal centre

back, Raggett moved from Dover

Athletic to Lincoln City before last

season and had a spell with


And the England C international

was immense all years at the

Imps won the title. He even

scored the goal against Burnley

that put Lincoln through to the FA

Cup quarter-finals.

Imps boss Danny Cowley thinks

he can go right to the top.

Matt Badcock

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 14th August 2017

£40 Ticket no 469, Trevor Davies, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 476, Ken Fulton, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 033, Jean Crook, Sittingbourne

Week Commencing 7th August 2017

£100 Ticket no 682 Roy Wellard, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 230, Patricia Burton, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 556, Faye Goatham, Sittingbourne

Week Commencing 31st July 2017

£40 Ticket no 418 Trevor Westcott, Borden

£40 Ticket no: 258, Neil Cornelius, Westgate on Sea

£ 40 Ticket no: 665, Brenda Hammond

Week Commencing 24th July 2017

£40 Ticket no 300 Cliff Cork, Tunstall

£40 Ticket no: 436 Brenda Foster, Bapchild

£ 40 Ticket no: 041, Brian Bootes, Sittingbourne

Application forms can be had from the bar.

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

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

Away Travel details

Sat 19th August 2017, KO 3.00PM, Pagham, Emirates FA Cup: Pagham FC, Nyetimber

Lane, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 3JY. 97.1 miles, 2 hours (at least!)

Head for the M23 and then onto A 23. Leave at A 272 Cowfold Road (Signpost Petersfield),

Left on A24 towards Worthing. Follow A 27 signs to get onto A 27 signpost Portsmouth,. Take

exit signpost Pagham. At Roundabout take 1st exit Lagness Rd / B2166. After 3 miles turn left

into Nyetimber Lane.

Coach is running!

Bostik League South—League table to 12/08/2017

P W D L F A +/- Pts

1 Faversham Town 1 1 0 0 5 0 5 3

2 South Park 1 1 0 0 4 0 4 3

3 Guernsey 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 3

4 Phoenix Sports 1 1 0 0 3 1 2 3

5 Hastings United 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

6 Molesey 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

7 SITTINGBOURNE 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

8 Walton Casuals 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 3

9 Carshalton Athletic 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3

10 Lewes 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3

11 Cray Wanderers 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1

12 Thamesmead Town 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1

13 Greenwich Borough 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

14 Whyteleafe 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 1

15 Chipstead 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

16 Corinthian-Casuals 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

17 Horsham 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

18 Hythe Town 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0

19 Ashford United 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

20 HERNE BAY 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0

21 East Grinstead Town 1 0 0 1 2 4 -2 0

22 Ramsgate 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0

23 Shoreham 1 0 0 1 0 4 -4 0

24 VCD Athletic 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0

Owing to the leagues restructuring to come into play next season this season the league winner and play off

winners are promoted, and there is a possibility that the play off runners up will also be promoted depending

upon performances in the other step 4 divisions.

Only 1 team will be relegated.

Proud club sponsors and official kit Supplier

to Sittingbourne FC

Sittingbourne FC replica Shirts

Clothing, Trainers, Equipment, T Shirt printing

For 10% discount on all sporting goods QUOTE “Come on you Brickies”

FREE PRINTING on all teamwear orders

Player Stats 2017 -18

To 12/ 8/2017

Player Apps 16-17 Sub 16-17 Goals 16-17 Total Apps Total Sub Apps

Adekoya David 1 1

Allan Lex

Ball Laurence 1 1 1

Blake George

Brooks Harry

Brown Ollie 1 1

Carvalho Gil 1 9 4

Cornwell Miles 1 71 9

Dawoda Mobalaji 1 1

Gorham Ben 1 1

Guthrie Tyrone 1 1

Hawkes Darren 1 1

Okimeji Jide 1 1

Phillip Kane 1 1

Rowland Kane 1 1

Smith David 1 1 1

Webber Chris 1 1

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 or call 07785 906627

Ground Perimeter Boards: Size 8 feet x 3 feet = £250, then £150

per year renewal.

Other sizes negotiable

For any of the above opportunities see Glen Parkes or any other

committee member.


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