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ISTHMIAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE SOUTH

Season 2017-18


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 Presidents: Alan Barty, Tania &

Andy Spice, John Cooper.

Chairman: Maurice Dunk

Vice Chairman: Ken Medwyn

Secretary/Treasurer: John Pitts

OTHER COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Peter Pitts (Media, Web site, Programme

editor, stadium announcer,)

Glen Parkes (Youth Chairman, Media),

Colin Page (Ast Treasurer and Youth

treasurer),

Danny Appleton (Turnstile Manager),

Michael Sayce (Youth Secretary),

Gerrard Jakimavicius

Chris Daisy (Coach liaison)

Board Room Hospitality: Sandra Pitts & Carol

Cooper,

Lottery Secretary: John Cooper.

Club Historians: Dudley Hird & Tony Rickson

Programme Sales: Jackie Goatham.

Turnstile Operator: Faye Goatham

Match Reporter: Tony Rickson

Groundsman: Roger Pudner

Club Photographer: Ken Medwyn

Club Shop: Clive Phillips

Playing Management

Manager: Nick Davis

Assist Manager: Tony Cornwell

GK Coach: Warren Chambers,

Team Assistant: Harry Chambers

Physio: Tom Martin

WOODSTOCK GROUND REGULA-

TIONS

1. All persons entering the ground are subject to

the rules and regulations of The Football Association.

2. The club reserves the right to eject or prosecute

any person who within the club premises is considered

by the club committee or its employees to

be or have been behaving in the following ways:

a) Entering the field of play before or during

the course of the game.

b) Using obscene, abusive or racist language

or persistently swearing.

c) Being intoxicated by drink or drugs.

Further, persons will not be allowed entry to

Woodstock Park if in the opinion of the gatemen,

stewards or any members of the management

committee they are intoxicated.

3. NO bottles or metal cans, glasses or weapons of

any kind are allowed in the ground. The stewards

have the right to search a spectator if they have

grounds to believe that the person is in possession

of any item that is deemed to be a danger to other

spectators.

4. Alcohol must only be consumed within the confines

of the club house.

5. The climbing of fences or floodlight pylons and

all buildings within the ground is strictly forbidden.

6. All vehicles parked within the boundaries of the

club’s car park must be parked within a designated

space unless otherwise directed by a steward.

No responsibility is accepted for any mishap that

may occur. Car parking is at owners risk.


TEAM CHECK

Velocity Trophy, Round 1

TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER 2017

SITTINGBOURNE V RAMSGATE

Manager: Nick Davis

Assistant: Tony Cornwell

Physio: Tom Martin

Coach / Kit Manager: Warren Chambers

Match Day Assistant : Harry Chambers

Manager: Lloyd Blackman

Team Admin: Ada Hubbard

Kit Manager: Martin Jefferys

Physios: Monique Wood, Harriet Woolston

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee Lee Dyson (Gravesend), Assistants: Kane O'Beirne (Bexleyheath)

Joseph Dann-Pye (Maidstone)

Red & Black Stripes Shirts,

Black Shorts, Black Socks

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

White Shirts and shorts, red

socks

1, Harry BROOKS

1. Roddy HAYWARD

2. Chris WEBBER

2. Jake MACKENZIE

3. Ollie BROWN

3. Jack PENNY 4.

4. Tyrone GUTHRIE

George CRIMMEN

5. Laurence BALL (C)

5. Luke WHEATLEY

6. John COKER

7. Ade BATULA

8. Mobolaji DAWODU

6. Jacob MENSAH

7. Tom CHAPMAN

8. Jake MUNDAY

9. David SMITH

9. Rory SMITH

10. Miles CORNWELL

10. Danny LAWRENCE

11. Gil CARVALHO

11. Tijan JADAMA

12. Kane PHILIP

12. Joe KANE

14. Tom LOYNES

14. Dan KEYTE

15. Kane ROWLAND

16. Lex ALLAN

17. Nick DAVIS

15. Billy MUNDAY

16. Jordan BARTLETT

17. James KING (GK)


The Secretary’s Jottings

Good evening everyone and welcome to Woodstock Park. Our visitors in the Velocity Trophy

(new name for league cup) are our old friends, Ramsgate. Welcome to their Players, Officials

and Supporters and evenings match officials.

Our last home game was against another Kent side, VCD Athletic. This was a workmanlike performance

and whilst not at our best we still had enough to beat VCD by three goals to two.

Our visit to Dover Athletic saw us play some really great football. The Dover assistant manager

was quoted as saying that his side was “shell shocked”.

We could and perhaps should have won this Kent Senior Cup tie in the 90 minutes but an excellent

debut for Dover by ex Sittingbourne goalkeeper, Chris Lewington, ensured that the score

at the end of normal time was 2-2.

A mention also for our goalkeeper, Harry Brooks, who also played very well. Sadly, our penalty

taking was not up to the standard as our on-field play and the final count of four penalties to our

one saw the Vanarama National side and holders of the cup go through to the next round. I expected

Dover to play mostly their Under 23 side but instead they played nearly all first team

squad members making the performance even more noteworthy.

Talking of the goalkeepers, is it a record that all four keepers named on the team sheet

had played or are playing for one of the clubs involved in the game (In this case

Sittingbourne)? The other two were our current keeper Daren Hawkes, and Lee Hook who

played for us around 2003.

It was a long journey to Horsham’s temporary home in Lancing but certainly worth it. This was a

competent ruthless performance from the Brickies resulting in a 5-1 victory.

The victory came despite injuries to Chris Elliott, Ollie Brown and John Coker. Elliott and

Browns seemed to be caused by the artificial surface. However with players like Lex Allan, Tyrone

Guthrie and Gil Carvalho coming in, it didn’t change the dominance Sittingbourne had. Still

only one defeat in the league and in third place – what is there not to like. Great to see Miles

Cornwell coming back from injury and getting two goals. Also, what a way for Kane Phillips to

get off the mark. A wonder strike!

You will probably have read that Lex Allan, our young 6’ 7” defender has signed a contract. Lex

has been outstanding since being plucked out of Sunday football. Well done to him.

We are home again on Saturday when Hythe Town visit.

Enjoy the game!

JOHN

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From The Chairman

Just got in from the Horsham game and what a fantastic result 5-1 away from home lifting us to

third in the league.

As good as the result was I have this strange feeling that we could have played even better. Really

weird feeling that but I think it shows how well we are developing as a team. Great start to

the season well done to Nick, Tony and the management team.

All parts of the club are doing really well at the moment and we are all pulling in the same direction.

Let's hope we can continue to develop,

increase our crowds and keep getting great results.

It is a good time to be a brickie, thanks to everyone for their continued support.

Mo

The Programme Editor

Welcome to our friends and rivals Ramsgate for this Velocity trophy tie. Velocity Sports are the

company who install 3g (and 4g) pitches including the ones at Aveley and Lancing.

I thought I would talk about the manager merry go round this time, starting with the departure of

Paul Piggott from Chatham Town. Paul came in from Holland & Blairs towards the end of last

season but was unable to save the Chats from relegation to the South Eastern Football league.

The Chats have had a traumatic start in that League and with

just one victory so far (Ironically over Hollands & Blairs, Piggots

former club) they sit in the bottom 4 of their league now.

It is of course in our interest that both Chatham and Whitstable

Town get back in our league as quickly as possible because

local rivalry brings crowds. Despite an extra division at

our level being created for next season it’s still going to be

difficult to get out of the SEFL as probably no more than two

will be promoted from that league. Whitstable are doing better

as they are in the top 3 as we went to press.

Two other manager changes have happened recently,

Worthing’s Gary Elphick has left that club, whilst in our division

Adam Hinshelwood has left Hastings Utd, citing difficulties

in getting to Hastings from Selsey! His assistant Chris

Agutter has taken over. Hinshelwood is to be the new manager

of Worthing.

Dover Athletic’s trip home form Guisely via Leeds on Saturday

didn’t go well. The journey took 7 hours (just to London)

as their train broke down and the journey was finished Diesel

hauled. The train arrived in London at 2.15 am and I’m not

sure how they got back to Dover from there!

Peter


Ramsgate—A Brief History

Ramsgate has had senior football teams within

the town since the late-1800s, but despite the

paucity of reports in the local press there are

match reports for Ramsgate Athletic from

1895.

At this time matches were being played on a

number of grounds around the town, including

the Rams’ current home - Southwood. Football

in east Kent closed down during the Great

War, and in 1919 the Southwood ground was

provided for Ramsgate Town, by then known

simply as Ramsgate. In their first season they

finished 3 rd in the Kent League and reached

the Kent Senior Cup final, but lost 1-0 to Northfleet

at Maidstone before a crowd of 10,000. In

1924 Ramsgate Town folded and Ramsgate

Grenville moved to Southwood and, apart from

the appearance and demise a few years later

of Ramsgate Press Wanderers in 1932, became

the senior Ramsgate side until the 2 nd

World War again brought an end to all football

in east Kent.

Football resumed after the war and Southwood

was taken over by the current club in 1945,

then called Ramsgate Athletic, with the pitch

being turned through 90 degrees and covers to

the terraces and a stand erected from the antiinvasion

steelwork from nearby Pegwell Bay.

The Club played in the Kent League until it was

disbanded in 1959, and were runners-up in the

Kent Senior Shield in 1946/47, finalists in the

Kent Senior Cup in 1947/48, Kent League Cup

winners in 1948/49, followed by winning the

League and runners-up in the Kent Senior

Shield in 1949/50. In the next golden period,

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

League Championships (1955/56 & 1956/57),

with a new attendance record being set in

1955/56 when 5,200 spectators watched the

local derby against Margate. They also made

Club history when they reached the First

Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in

November 1955, eventually losing 5-3 at Watford,

a record that stood for the next 50 years.

In 1958/59 the Club also started playing in the

Thames & Medway Combination League,

winning the Eastern Division that season but

finishing runners-up to Sittingbourne in the

Champions’ Cup Final. With the demise of the

KCFA Kent League in 1959, the Club joined

the Southern League, as well as continuing in

the Thames & Medway Combination. A new

main stand was erected along the southern

side of the pitch at Southwood, which is still in

use today, and in November 1959 the Rams

were visited by Everton to mark the official

illumination of the newly installed floodlights –

the ‘Toffees’ winning 7-1.

In 1967/68 the Club again won the Kent Senior

Shield and were runners-up in the Southern

League Cup.

In 1971/72 they finished runners-up in the

League and were promoted to the Premier

Division. In 1972 the Club changed its name to

Ramsgate but after a decline in fortunes off the

pitch the Club were relegated to Division 1 and

later resigned from League in 1976, the 1 st

team taking the Reserves’ place in the new

Kent League and in 1988/89 won the Kent

Senior Trophy for the 2 nd consecutive year and

finished runners-up in the Kent League Cup,

whilst in 1998/99 the Club was eligible for

promotion to the Southern League after

winning the Kent Premier League

championship, but decided the time was not

right, and also won the Kent Senior Trophy and

reached the semi finals of the Kent League

Cup.

The 2004/2005 season saw the Club capitalise

on the promise of its successful youth and a

tough pre-season programme had the Rams

playing (and defeating) 4 sides from higher

leagues, including old adversaries Margate. In

competitive football the Rams made good

progress in the FA Cup, despatching

Kingstonian (2 leagues above) before falling in

the 2 nd half to Dulwich Hamlet (1 league

higher), whilst in the FA Vase they again

reached the 3 rd Round Proper.

The best form was saved for the domestic

season, where the Rams again did the double,

the Kent League Premier Division Cup as well

as the Kent League Championship by a clear

margin, gaining promotion to the Isthmian

League Division 1 South.


Summer 2005 saw the Rams start the new era

with two further pieces of silverware, beating

Herne Bay in the Kent League Challenge Shield

and Margate in the Kent Messenger Challenge

Cup.

The season continued with the Club reaching

the 1 st Round Proper of the FA Cup, the only

Step 4 club in the country to do so that year and

equalling the Club record set 50 years earlier.

The Club also won the League at the first

attempt, securing back-to-back promotions to

the Isthmian Premier for 2006/2007.

For most of their 1 st season in the Premier

Division the Rams were settled in the ‘play-off

spots’ and spent several weeks in 2 nd place, but

the toll on the squad was noticeable and injuries

saw their form dip in the last weeks and they

eventually slipped to 9 th .

This also meant a new record, as the Club had

only managed to stay in the Southern League

Premier for a single season. 2007/08 saw the

Rams set more club records, winning the

Isthmian League Cup and also reaching the

play-offs for Conference South.

For 2008/09 the Club erected new covers to the

terraces behind each goal, to replace those

erected after the war but removed in the 1970s,

however having

lost key players an

average

performance on

the pitch dipped in

the last months

with relegation to

Division 1 South.

This saw several

players leave to

remain playing at

the higher level,

and a much

younger

Ramsgate team in

2009/10 avoided a

further drop as

some had

predicted.

The Rams

remained in the 1 st

Ramsgate—History Cont

Division for 2010/11 and a fine run of form in

2011 almost made up for the poor

performances in the first half of 2010/11, with

the Club challenging for a play-off place until

the last week of the season, but in 2011/12 the

form was again patchy with the Rams ending

the season in the middle again, a pattern that

has been repeated in almost every season

since, while off the pitch the 53 year old timber

bench seating in the main stand was replaced

with flip-up plastic seating in 2012.

In 2013 the Rams looked to bring the

development of their younger players to fruition,

entering their 2 nd XI into the new Isthmian

Under 21 League, however the 1 st team has

had an unsettled couple of seasons with five

changes of management. 2015/16 saw the

return of Jim and Danny Ward for their third

spell at Ramsgate, almost 20 years since they

first joined the Club, but although the Rams

were in 2 nd spot at Christmas by the end of the

season and they had slipped out of the play-off

zone.

The Rams started strongly again in 2016/17,

but by New Year were in the bottom quarter,

resulting in the dismissal of the Ward brothers

with the Rams continuing with Head Coach

Lloyd Blackman in charge, and a reversal of

fortunes saw the season conclude with a 10-

match unbeaten run and a mid-table finish.


Match Reports by Tony Rickson

Sunday 10th September 2017

Bostik League South

Thamesmead Town Sittingbourne, att 134

Sittingbourne scored the first goal, and the last

one, enough to preserve their six-game unbeaten

start to the Bostick South League.

OK, it was disappointing that they didn’t get the

win that would have put them top of a table for

the first time in 20 years, but to be honest a

draw from this Sunday afternoon clash was

probably the fairest result.

Sittingbourne attacked well, with pace and skill,

and defended solidly, with Lex Allan again excelling,

but Thamesmead at home – well at

their shared Dartford home – are a tough team

to beat.

What was especially impressive was how Sittingbourne

reacted to losing their early lead and

then going behind in the second half – they battled

back furiously to earn the 89th minute

equaliser sublimely scored by sub David Smith.

Sittingbourne reverted to the team that beat

Whyteleafe the previous weekend, before a mix

-and-match side had won in midweek at Faversham

in the Kent Senior Cup.

They almost went ahead in their first real attack

of the match, after 11 minutes, with both Bola

Dawodu and Gil Carvalho going close.

But it was top scorer Bola who cleverly put

them ahead four minutes later, left-footing an

imaginative overhead kick into the corner of the

goal after a Tom Loynes free-kick had only

been half-cleared.

The Thamesmead keeper got a hand to it without

keeping the ball out, but did better later in

the half to keep out shots from Carvalho and

Kane Phillip, as Sittingbourne attacked impressively

on the break.

Noisy Sittingbourne fans behind the goal sang

‘We are top of the league’

but it turned out to be a bit too early for that.

The home side equalised on 44 minutes when

Green cut in from the left and curled a clever

shot in at the far post.

And they looked like they’d go ahead in first half

injury time when the referee gave a penalty as

Daren Hawkes charged out of his goal to save

at the feet of an unrushing player. The keeper

had clearly won the ball first before the

Thamesmead player tumbled over him, and the

referee was pressed into involving his assistant

in the discussion before bravely over-ruling

himself and giving a dropped ball.

Thamesmead had their best period of the game

after half-time and Green hit the foot of the post

from a free-kick before they took the lead following

a 61st minute corner, skipper Kinch

stabbing home from close range after Avery

had headed the ball down to him.

Sittingbourne fought back well and full-back

Chris Elliott had a powerful shot from distance

just about blocked by the keeper before Allan

headed wide from a corner.

Thamesmead - or rather Kinch – paid for his

indiscipline in what was pretty much a clean

game, getting sent off for his second yellow

card on

83 minutes.

Sittingbourne sensed their chance in an 11 v 10

climax to the match and Smith, such a dangerous

if unpredictable player, got the equaliser

when he dummied a defender to make space

and hit a beautiful shot across the keeper and

inside the far post. That’s three goals for him

already this season even though he can’t hold

down a regular starting place yet.

Even then Smith was just wide with another

chance and Hawkes had to make a good save

at the other end as Thamesmead forced a rare

opening.

A good performance by Sittingbourne against a

more powerful team than other opponents

they’ve faced recently – it leaves them a point

off the top in a highly respectable start to the

season. Wonder if they’ll get another chance to

grab that top place sooner rather than later?

Sittingbourne: Daren Hawkes, Chris Webber,

Chris Elliott, Ollie Brown, Ben Gorham, Lex Allan,

Kane Phillip, Bola Dowadu (David Smith,

75 min), Kane Rowland, Tommy Loynes

(Lawson Okimeji, 61 min) (George Blake,

67min) (Yellow card), Gil Carvalho. Subs not

used: Tyrone Guthrie, Harry Brooks.

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KEY to above grid:

@ = After Extra Time

& = Lost on Pens

+ = 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


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Coker*

Phillip*

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Carvalho*

Guthrie*

Rowland*

Carvalho*

Brooks

Brooks

Brooks

Brooks

Blake

Hawkes

Davis

Brooks

Brooks

Brooks

Hawkes

Allan*

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NON-LEAGUE Day is fast-approaching – amazingly when it comes around on Saturday, October

7 it will be the eighth edition. It’s a mainstay of the football calendar.

Creator James Doe deserves a huge amount of credit for coming up with the idea in 2010 after a

trip to a Non-League ground opened his eyes to football outside the bubble.

Since then, an army of volunteers have helped drive it each year and many clubs up and down

the country have come up with wonderful ideas to capitalise on the celebration.

Pay what you want, fancy dress, even ferret racing – it never ceases to surprise what clubs put

on to lure in the fans.

Of course, if you’re reading this there’s every chance we are preaching to the converted. You

probably already know what makes Non-League so special.

And for fans of recently relegated Football League clubs still coming to terms with the level

they’re at, hopefully you are finding at least some aspects of life outside the EFL refreshing.

But NLD is a great chance to bend the ear of a family member or a mate who hasn’t experienced

football from the National League down.

For most of us the, the bug bites quickly. With escalating ticket, food and merchandise prices at

the top end of the game, increasing subscription packages and a general apathy towards the

amount of money being spent at the top end, it’s a real opportunity for people to rediscover their

love for football.

Get them down, park outside the ground, have a decent pint before, enjoy a cup of tea in a real

mug at a Step 5 ground, go home with change in the pocket. Show them they can get value for

money. If everyone manages to bring someone new to a game on NLD then imagine what that

could lead to.

More and more clubs seem to be slipping off the radar. More grounds are being bulldozed to

make way for housing. The Non-League community needs to really shout about itself. The socalled

mainstream media will hopefully point their spotlight on NLD. Let's show them why we love

this corner of the Pyramid so much.

Check out www.nonleagueday.co.uk to see what events are going on and keep your eyes peeled

around your local club. Programme Ed’s Note: Sittingbourne are away to Ashford Utd on Non

league day 7th October 2017.


Match Reports by Tony Rickson

Tuesday 12th September 2017

Bostik League South

Faversham Town 1 Sittingbourne 0 att 205

Sittingbourne’s excellent unbeaten league record

for this season was finally halted by old rivals

Faversham, who themselves hadn’t won a

single home point before this game.

And it was ended by one of their own. Matt

Bourne went to school in Sittingbourne, he

played for years for his home town club, and he

scored plenty of goals for Sittingbourne in his

time, despite being a central defender.

Not only did he get the only goal of this game

for Faversham, but he was also a key figure in

the home side’s determined defensive effort to

keep out a Sittingbourne side who dominated

the match without really cutting out enough

chances.

That’s twice this season that Sittingbourne have

had to play twice in 48 hours, and the second

game of the two has been the only two league

matches in which they’ve failed to score.

Coincidence? Possibly. But this did seem to

come very soon after a hectic 2-2 draw at

Thamesmead on Sunday afternoon when Sittingbourne

had to work their socks off to earn a

point.

Sittingbourne made just one change from Sunday’s

team, George Blake earning his first

league start in midfield, Gil Carvalho dropping

out and Tom Loynes switching to a wide right

position for the first time since he rejoined the

club.

Virtually all the game’s chances on goal were

packed into the first half-hour, ex-Brickie favourite

Simon Overland soon showing his value to

Faversham with a fine diving save to keep out

an accurate low drive from Chris Elliott.

Top scorer Bola Dawodu also had a decent

shot well saved and flicked another chance just

wide as Sittingbourne stretched Faversham with

some impressive attacking football.

Not that it was one-way traffic with Daren

Hawkes having to make a couple of good saves

as well as coming out quickly to save at the feet

of Faversham skipper Mark Lovell – another ex-

Sittingbourne favourite.

When Hawkes saved well again after a quick

break from end to end by Faversham it gave the

home side the first of three successive corners,

the final one earning them the only goal of the

match.

Lex Allan headed one of Danny Walder’s pinpoint

accurate corners off the line but from the

next one, Bourne got his head to it first in a

crowded six-yard box to divert the ball home.

Sittingbourne responded by playing all the football

that was on show, Faversham replying with

huge route one thumps down the slope and using

the wind behind them.

It wasn’t pretty but it worked for them and with

Walder’s dead-ball skills anything like a freekick

or corner was going to spell danger.

With the driving wind behind them in the second

half, I thought Sittingbourne would prove too

good for the home side. But Faversham defended

well, especially Bourne and Dan Carrington,

and Overland didn’t really have to make another

difficult save in the rest of the game.

For all Kane Phillip’s trickery out wide and

Loynes’ clever play on the other side, Sittingbourne

just didn’t create enough and when

they did force corners or free-kicks, they were

very rarely first to the second ball.

Towards the end even the one-way traffic towards

the Faversham goal petered out a bit,

and Lovell almost got a second only for Ben

Gorham to get back and head clear after

Hawkes had raced out of his area to head his

clearance.

Funnily enough, there was a similar injury time

chance at the other end after Overland had also

had to come out to head clear, but sub David

Smith snatched at his shot and the big keeper

was easily back in place to save.

One point out of six was hardly the reward Sittingbourne

were hoping for from admittedly two

tough-looking away games in quick succession,

but a good side doesn’t become a bad one

overnight and they still hold a top six position.

There’s plenty of thrills and spills – and almost

certainly more disappointments – to come before

we get a real chance to decide how good

this revamped but promising Sittingbourne team

really are.

Sittingbourne: Daren Hawkes, Chris Webber,

Chris Elliott, Ollie Brown (David Smith, 67 min),

Ben Gorham, Lex Allan, Kane Phillip (Gil Carvalho,

72 min), George Blake (Tyrone Guthrie,

55 min), Kane Rowland, Bola Dawodu, Tommy

Loynes. Subs not used: David Adekoya, Harry

Brooks.


The Sittingbourne Squad 2017-18

Darren Hawkes Harry Brooks Ben Gorham Chris Webber

Chris Webber

Tom Loynes

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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 25th September 2017

£40 Ticket no: 053, Kevin Coomber, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 205, William Beacon, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 171, Roger Wilkins, Rainham

Week Commencing18th September 2017

£40 Ticket no: 584, William Johnson, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 360, Dino Creasey, Sheerness

£ 40 Ticket no: 293, Emma Cundiff Sittingbourne

Week Commencing 11th September 2017

£40 Ticket no: 042, Val Armitage, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 083, Ella Creasey, Isle of Sheppey

£ 40 Ticket no: 630, Elaine Rose, Tunstall

Week Commencing 4th September 2017

£100 Ticket no: 459, Julie Dearing, Sittingbourne

£40 Ticket no: 046, Malcolm Wheeler, Sittingbourne

£ 40 Ticket no: 357, Jack Bright, Sittingbourne

Now is the time to join our lottery, see John Pitts, Peter Pitts (On the PA) or the bar for a

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Bostik League South—League table to 23/09/2017

P W D L F A +/- Pts

1 Whyteleafe 9 6 2 1 16 6 10 20

2 Lewes 8 6 2 0 13 7 6 20

3 SITTINGBOURNE* 9 5 3 1 19 10 9 18

4 South Park * 8 5 2 1 23 10 13 17

5 Walton Casuals * 8 5 1 2 19 11 8 16

6 Corinthian-Casuals * 8 5 1 2 13 7 6 16

7 Carshalton Athletic * 6 4 2 0 14 7 7 14

8 Cray Wanderers 8 3 4 1 14 6 8 13

9 Hythe Town 9 4 1 4 16 12 4 13

10 Herne Bay 7 4 0 3 15 10 5 12

11 Phoenix Sports 7 3 3 1 12 8 4 12

12 Greenwich Borough 7 3 2 2 12 7 5 11

13 Molesey 8 3 1 4 11 17 -6 10

14 VCD Athletic 9 3 0 6 15 25 -10 9

15 Thamesmead Town 6 2 2 2 13 11 2 8

16 Hastings United 8 2 2 4 12 17 -5 8

17 Chipstead 7 2 1 4 8 13 -5 7

18 Horsham 7 2 1 4 9 16 -7 7

19 Ashford United 8 2 1 5 6 13 -7 7

20 Faversham Town 7 2 0 5 11 12 -1 6

21 RAMSGATE 7 2 0 5 9 15 -6 6

22 East Grinstead Town 8 1 2 5 14 22 -8 5

23 Shoreham 8 1 1 6 6 25 -19 4

24 Guernsey 9 1 0 8 8 21 -13 3

* These teams may be affected by the changes to promotion rules this season.

League Games Tonight for Bostik South Clubs

Chipstead v Carshalton Athletic

Corinthian-Casuals v South Park

Greenwich Borough v Walton Casuals

Herne Bay v Ashford Utd

Hythe Town v Faversham Town

Phoenix Sports v Thamesmead Town


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

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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 £150

per year renewal.

Other sizes negotiable

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

committee member.


Phil

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