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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: Aslan Odev

Assist Manager: Ian Varley

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.


Manager: Aslan Odev

Assistant: Ian Varley

Physio: Tom Martin

Ast Physio: Dan Thompson

Coach / Kit Manager: Warren Chambers

Match Day Assistant : Harry Chambers

TEAM CHECK

Bostik South League

Tuesday 13th March 2018

SITTINGBOURNE V WALTON CASUALS

Manager: Anthony Gale

Assistant Manager: Scott Harris

Coach: Jess Hole

Goalkeeping Coach: Stuart Owens

Physio: Katie Watts

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Dean Skipper (Rainham Essex).

Assistants: Andrew Simmonds (Grays)

Rhys Battye (Grays)

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

PLAYED

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

1, Harry BROOKS

2. Josh DORLING

3. Fabrice BLEWORDAH

4. Dan PARKINSON

5. Lex ALLAN

6. Chris WEBBER

7. Germaine AGYEMANG

8. Tyrone GUTHRIE

9. Kane ROWLAND

10. Josh ALGAR

11. David SMITH

12. Colby WAIT

19. Muhammed OTUYO

14. Rhys BARTLETT

15. Jide OKIMEJI

16. Charlie ALLEN

1. Denzel GERRAR

2. Harry MILLS

3. Dominic OGUN

4. Sonny BLACK

5. Joe HICKS

6. Max HUSTWICK

7. Jack SAMMOUTIS

8. Daryl COLEMAN

9. Josh KELLY

10. Tyrell RICHARDSON-BROWN

11. Youseff BAMBA

12. Isaac SARPONG

18. Jack BATTIE

14. Sean McMORMACK

15. Alex KELLY

16. Stuart BALDWIN


The Secretary’s Jottings

Good evening everyone. Welcome to Woodstock

Park.

Our visitors are Walton Casuals. Welcome to

their Players, Officials and supporters. A welcome

also to the match officials.

Our poor form continues with two more defeats.

At home to Ramsgate and away at

Guernsey. We fell to yet another late goal

against Ramsgate. A score of 2-2 at the time

looked about fair with both teams being in the

ascendancy for periods. What was particularly

disappointing that we were 2-0 up at one

stage. We were undone in a similar manner to

when we conceded a winner in added on time

to East Grinstead, namely a towering header

by an opponent that was just not defended by

us.

Guernsey were not much better than us and

certainly a 3-0 win flattered them but giving

away silly goals on the day cost us dear.

Today, Aslan has Kane Phillip (who came on

as substitute at Guernsey) and Tyrone Guthrie

available. Unfortunately, still out are John

Coker (long term) and Chris Elliott. Ben Davisson

has left the club and in a manner that we

are not happy with. He told Aslan last week

that he would not play against Corinthian Casuals

as he was leaving. We, as a committee

feel that he let everybody down with his attitude

especially as he had just been made captain.

It’s possible he has been spoken to by

other clubs. I’m sure that it is no coincidence

that we had two seven-day notices come in for

him. I’m afraid with some players there is little

loyalty to a club. Players like Hicham Akhazzan

are very much in a minority.

The attendance of 97 against Ramsgate, Particularly

as it was a local derby was awful. Our

very future will be in jeopardy if we have more

gates like that. We barely made enough to pay

the officials. The Woodstock bar also made a

loss. Wages to the bar staff were greater than

the income over the bar. Woodstock rely on

these bar takings, as after all they do not ask a

penny from us for being here. Obviously, our

results have not been great lately. The slide

started when Nick was still manager. Aslan

took over a side with players out through suspension

and injury (six players unavailable

when Aslan took over). Since then we have

lost Sylvan to Hythe after they made him an

offer he could not turn down. I have to say that

Sylvan conducted himself correctly with this.

I must emphasise that no wage cuts have taken

place and none are anticipated. Aslan is

bringing in a number of players to see how

they do at this level in preparation for next season.

I know you will continue to support him

and the team during this transitional period. I

also know that the performance against Guernsey

hurt Aslan very much and he will do his

best to get us back on track. Unfortunately,

with today’s visitors being Walton Casuals and

Saturday seeing us away to Hythe, it’s not going

to be easy.

I mentioned above the support you have given

the team. This was again magnificent at

Guernsey. I read criticism of teams from supporters

of other clubs everywhere but I can

honestly say that in all the years I have been at

Sittingbourne, I can only remember unswerving

support. We, as a committee sometimes have

difficult decisions to make but I know that you

realise that it is for the future survival of the

club.

The league has told us that our match at South

Park scheduled for Tuesday 20 th March will

have to be played on Thursday 22 nd March.

This is because South Park have to play a

county cup match on 20 th March and have no

free Tuesdays left.

As mentioned above we play Hythe Town

away on Saturday and South Park away on

Thursday 22 nd . After that it is a run of home

games (Shoreham, Greenwich Borough and

Thamesmead). Please note that we will play

Thamesmead at home on Good Friday (30 th

March), the fixture being bought forward from

the Saturday.


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Hello everyone

From the Programme Editor

In the East Grinstead Programme I included some information on the way that promotion and

relegation at the end of this season will operate. In this programme I have included a questions

and answer session between the Non League paper and representatives of the FA National

leagues system concerning the changes.

Things have turned dirty as far as Dulwich Hamlet and their ground owners and at the time of

reading this Dulwich Hamlet may well be locked out of their ground..we of course know all

about that! The most surprising move by the developers to me is that they have trademarked

the names Dulwich Hamlet football Club and The Hamlet as well as the initials DHFC! And that

the football club may not longer use them Now to me this is ridiculous and don’t any of you go

out and register Sittingbourne Football Club and the Brickies as

trademarks (please!). I’m no lawyer but I cant imaging that this

is legal. An update on this is that the owners have now sent

Hamlet a message rescinding the trademark ownership! However

that letter contains a whole lot of strings that they want the

council to act upon..which the council will not do. Along with this

Hamlet have received a bill of £121,000 in back rent which I’m

sure there is no way that they can pay. Stay tuned for the next

exciting instalment of this David and Goliath battle. Personally I

think it will end with the council compulsory purchasing the site

and then leasing the ground back to the club!

I didn’t like the result from last Tuesday (or for Saturday for that

matter) but you have to say that our pitch looked good after all

of that snow and freezing temperatures, so we must really thank

Roger our groundsman and his helpers for a marvelous job.

Talking of the ground when you read this there may well be a

camera tower erected. All we need now is a camera person, so

if you are keen to film the games then please see a committee

member.

Apart from the result I hope that all of the supporters that made

the trip to Guernsey enjoyed the day and for some of you the

weekend. John and our wives stayed this time in Jersey as

there is only so much you can see in Guernsey! It was a bit hectic

though. Our return flights from Gatwick to Jersey was £37

each (Bargain) whilst our return flights from Jersey to Guernsey (about 15 minutes in the air!)

was well over a £100 !!

We now all definitely need a pick me up so lets hope we can get something out of the game

tonight!

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Restructuring of the National League System

has been high on the agenda for Non-League

football over the last 18 months with extra divisions

to be introduced at Step 3 and 4 from

next season.

It will take the current Pyramid to four divisions

at Step 3 and seven at Step 4.

The Football Association have now released

the provisional boundaries to give clubs and

fans an idea of the changes.

As part of a partnership between The FA and

The NLP to bring readers exclusive features

and content relating to the Non-League game,

this month’s Football Matters focuses on how

the decisions were made and what happens

next.

Head of National League System Laurence

Jones and National League System Manager

Matt Edkins, explain all.

NLP: The changes have dominated the conversation

for the best part of 18 months, but

why now?

LJ: The world we live in is changing. The reconfiguration

and reduction in divisional sizes

is designed to create a National League System

that reflects the challenges this level of

the game faces.

There’s no silver bullet. An incredible amount

of work has gone into this. There’s been a lot

of consultation and discussion with a wide

range of stakeholders involved in this level of

the game.

There are some common and consistent

themes coming through around travel time,

reducing cost, player availability – particularly

around midweek football. We’ve listened to,

and considered, all the feedback to look at

how we can create this new structure.

NLP: What were the challenges in putting this

together?

LJ: History is a challenge. Football doesn’t

always embrace change but, inevitably when

you’re introducing new divisions, there is going

to be some movement. People have perhaps

played in a certain league for many

years and they are comfortable in that environment,

I understand that.

But the National League System is just that. It

is a structured Pyramid of football that covers

the whole of the country and there has to be

fluidity to enable clubs to move up and down.

The challenge is to look at the existing landscape

and try to create a new one that doesn’t

make too much change but meets the needs

of the world we live in.

NLP: Can you explain how the decisions for

where the new divisions will be placed were

made?

ME: It’s important we have flexibility with the

boundaries. At Step 4 we had a look at the

key transport arteries. You have to start in the

far north and work down the country.

We looked at the Dartford Crossing in the Isthmian

area.

Historically it’s been very difficult if there’s a

problem with the crossing – it’s very hard to

get around it. So for that particular reason the

decision was made to keep the divisions north

and south of the river.

There was a discussion around East Anglia

and how that would fit in. There were alternatives

but it was decided by the Leagues Committee

that the boundaries we’ve put out are

the best way forward.

At Step 3, it’s often been dubbed as a Midlands

Division – we feel that slightly differently

and term it Central as it goes a bit wider than

what you’d expect to call the midlands. That

can all change depending on who gets promoted

and relegated. We’ll know more in the

coming weeks.

NLP: You mentioned the Dartford Crossing

and the M25 – three of the Step 4 leagues intersect

it. That’s obviously quite deliberate?

ME: What we’ve found – certainly in the two

years since I’ve been here – is that people in

the north don’t fully understand the challenges

in the south and vice-versa. The committee

have been very open and had those discussions

to explain the problems in each part of

the country. That’s been a very productive.

process. The Northern Premier League section

of the map we’ve released will be split into

two. The league will meet with their clubs to

decide if they go with a north/south split or

west/east.

Continued


Walton Cauals—A Brief History

Walton Casuals FC was formed in July 1948,

owing its early origins to members of the Armed

Forces.

The earliest roots of the club lead back to World

War II. Following the conclusion of the war, a

group of ex-servicemen returned to their council

homes in the Walton-on-Thames area. They

soon decided to form an “illegal” Sunday football

team, who would go on to play friendlies

against other “illegal” teams throughout the

1946-47 and 1947-48 seasons. They adopted

the name White City FC, due to the outside

walls of their houses being painted that colour.

In 1948, they decided to become a legitimate

Saturday club, and Walton Casuals as they are

currently known were founded. They became

affiliated with the Surrey FA and acquired the

use of a pitch at Elm Grove Recreation Ground.

The club started off in Division One of the Surrey

Intermediate (Central) League and gained

promotion to the Premier Division in 1952–53.

Walton Casuals would go on to finish as runners-up

on 3 occasions: 1954–55, 1956–57 and

1964–65. The Surrey Intermediate (Central)

League disbanded in 1965 and the club moved

into the League’s Western Section for three

seasons.

In 1969, the Casuals joined the new Surrey

Senior League and moved into its most notorious

home at Franklyn Road Sports Field, later

known as the Waterside Stadium. Two years

later the club became founder members of the

Suburban League, playing one season at Walton

& Hersham’s Stompond Lane ground before

moving to Addlestone’s Liberty Lane ground for

eight seasons. The club then returned to Franklyn

Road, where the Reserves had continued

playing in the Surrey Combination League. The

1982–83 season saw the Casuals win their first

major honour, becoming champions of the Suburban

League Southern Section and setting a

league record of going 23 games unbeaten under

manager Kim Harris. The following year the

Stags were runners-up behind Sutton United,

and in the 1986–87 season reached the Surrey

Premier Cup Final, only to lose to Croydon.

Subsequent years saw the club slip into a

steady decline, regularly finishing in the bottom

two of the Suburban League. After 21 years of

competing in the Suburban League, the club

decided to switch to the Surrey Premier League

in June 1992 in order to join the pyramid system.

A year of consolidation paved the way for

major changes at Franklyn Road the following

summer, as Kim Harris was reappointed as

manager after a successful spell at Hersham

RBL and the club expanded into both Sunday

and youth football. In 1993–94, the Casuals

won the Surrey Premier League Challenge Cup,

defeating Holmesdale after a replay, and in

1994–95 the club finished runners-up to

Chobham in the league. They were also were

losing finalists to Vandyke in the Challenge

Cup.

During the summer the club was promoted to

the Combined Counties Football League, and

the first four seasons of senior football proved a

real struggle. Finishing bottom of the league in

1996–97, the club avoided relegation thanks to

the Combined Counties League exercising its

prerogative to maintain a minimum number of

clubs in the Premier Division. With the help of

Walton charities, the installation of floodlights at

Franklyn Road was completed in February

1999, a major hurdle overcome as far as ground

requirements were concerned. The appointment

of Mick Sullivan and Garry Clark as joint managers

in the summer of 1999 brought about a

dramatic improvement in results. As well as a

best-ever finish of 5th in the league, the club

won the League Cup in 2000, beating Viking

Greenford 4–2 in the final. The following season

was also a relatively successful one, with a

placing of 7th in the table and another appearance

in the League Cup final, beaten 3-0 by

double-winners Cove.

Although 2002–03 proved a disappointment as

the club finished in a lowly 18th spot, the seeds

of success had been sown with Spencer Collins

taking over as first-team manager in November

2002. :

Continued….


Walton Casuals—A Brief History—Cont

As a team capable of much better things slowly

began to take shape, ex-West Ham United

player Tony Gale was installed as Director of

Football. After more team-building in 2003–04,

and a big jump up the table to finish in 7th spot,

the club took the Combined Counties Football

League by storm the year after, finishing 26

points clear at the top of the table.

Initially failing an FA ground inspection, the

club launched a successful appeal and

achieved their dream of promotion to the Isthmian

League Division One for 2005–06.

The club finished 15th in their maiden season

in the Isthmian League, while regularly finishing

in the bottom half in subsequent seasons. In

2009–10 the club achieved its best run in the

FA Cup reaching the Third Qualifying Round,

before losing to Staines Town.

The club appointed Neil Shipperley manager in

the summer of 2010 and managed to finish in

12th place, their best finish in the league at the

time.

During early 2011 the club opened a new clubhouse

and new changing facilities, with Mick

Sullivan returning to the helm in October, following

the resignation of Shipperley. After being

sacked a year later, Danny Carroll took

over as manager.

With a reprieve saving the Stags in the 2012–

13 season, the club appointed ex-Kingstonian

assistant manager Mark Hams as manager,

along with his brother Neil as assistant. The

duo rejuvenated the squad and guided Walton

to their highest ever league finish of 9th. However,

after nine defeats in as many league

games, Mark and Neil Hams left their positions

at the club by mutual consent in September

2014.

Tony Gale and Anthony Gale were drafted in

as caretaker managers, and immediately

picked up the club’s first win of the season, securing

a 1–0 victory in a trip to Redhill.

In November 2014, defender Liam Collins was

appointed first team manager with teammate

Simon Huckle named assistant manager. Collins

was able to secure the club’s safety with a

comfortable 18th-placed finish.

At the end of the season, Liam announced his

intentions to step down from his management

position to focus on his last few seasons on the

field, while Huckle parted ways with the club to

join Redhill.

Anthony Gale was announced as first team

manager shortly before the start of the 2015-16

season and guided the club to 18th in his first

full season in charge. The following season

saw the Casuals equal their best ever FA Cup

run, reaching the Third Qualifying Round before

defeat to Westfields.

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Tuesday 6th March 2018

Bostik South League

Sittingbourne 2 Ramsgate 3, att 97

Match Reports

Who’d be a football club manager! Aslan Odev , in his first go at management, has to contend

with a list of unavailable players that now includes John Coker, Bola Dowadu, Dan Parkinson,

and Chris Elliott, all injured, Tyrone Guthrie (suspended for two more games), and Kane

Phillip unavailable through work commitments. Adding to this is Ben Davisson who is joining

Ashford Utd.

This has all meant that it’s been a steep learning curve for some of the players who will now

have to be regulars. However, despite this, that’s two out of the last three games that Sittingbourne

should really have won, so the lessons to be learnt from these defeats includes how

to pace a game and to hold on to what you’ve got!

Ramsgate started lively but it was Sittingbourne who took the lead when ten minutes into the

game David Smith found himself in acres of space and spotted a huge gap to the right of ex

Brickie Jordan Carey’s goal and fired the ball home.

Ramsgate responded well and on 35 minutes Tom Chapman beat the off-side trap to race into

the area only to be caught by the chasing Fabrice Blewordah, the referee awarding a penalty.

Up stepped Aaron Millbank who must have been watching the six nations rugby, as he skied

the ball well over the bar to the relief of the Brickies faithful.

The half ended with Rhys Bartlett making a good run down the left and finished with a shot that

was hooked off the Rams line.

Sittingbourne started the second half on top, with Rhys Bartlett again looking dangerous down

the left. Jide Okimeji had a shot that was goal-bound before hitting a Ramsgate player. But

Ramsgate too were having chances with one cross in particular just missed by Rams substitute

Rory Smith, but it was the Brickies who increased their lead when, from an excellent Tom Loynes

corner, Lex Allan appeared to get his head to the ball which bounced off Carey and into the goal.

Sittingbourne's euphoria lasted barely 3 minutes before Tom Chapman snatched one back for

the Rams.

Things were still looking Ok for the Brickies until the fateful last ten minutes, beginning on 81

minutes when Liam Dickson headed home the equaliser from a free kick, then 3 minutes later

the game turned on its head when a goalmouth scramble gave Aaron Millbank the chance to

make amends for his penalty miss and he squeezed the ball into the Brickies net for the Rams

winner.

SITTINGBOURNE: Muhammed Otuyo, Chris Webber(C), Fabrice Blewordah (yellow), Charlie

Allen (Germaine Agyemang 62 mins), Josh Dorling, Lex Allan (yellow), David Smith (Abdumalik

Usman), Jide Okimeji, Kane Rowland, Tom Loynes, Rhys Bartlett. Subs not used; Mitch Horn,

Harry Brooks.

Peter Pitts


Saturday 10th March 2018

Bostik League

Guernsey 3 Sittingbourne 0 , att 628

Match Report

It's now 6 defeats in a row and 5 of these have resulted in 3 goals conceded. My how we miss

the injured John Coker who is now out for the rest of the season. Coker, being a contract player,

rightly continues to be paid, but it does show how a club at this level must consider carefully

whether or not to put players on a contract, as with money so tight it is less money to put into

the playing squad.

Sittingbourne showed how they are missing experience, as rudimentary mistakes cost them

dear. Guernsey came into the this game after a terrific performance against Walton Casuals in

a battling 2-2 draw at Moatside. Guernsey had played a number of youth players in that game

because of other players non availability, and although, apparently they rode their luck, they still

came into this game in a confident mood, something which the Brickies seem to lack. A disappointing

feature of Sittingbourne's play was the wasting of dead ball kicks, whether free kicks or

corners. Several times free kicks were awarded in good positions, but the ball was just too long.

The best performance of the afternoon was definitely from the small band of Brickies faithful who

kept on supporting the team throughout the game.

It was a fairly even first half, although Guernsey had a good chance in the first few minutes,

which Ben Coulter fired wide. But Sittingbourne settled and Kane Rowland had a shot go narrowly

over the bar on 9 minutes. Three minutes later Guernsey had another chance, which Muhammed

Otuyo in the Brickies goal pushed away. Sittingbourne had a good spell around the

quarter hour mark when Tom Loynes had a couple of efforts, the second of which was parried

for a corner by Callum Stanton in the Guernsey goal. From the corner Stanton tipped Loynes

effort over the bar. But Guernsey came back and Frank Tobin caused Otuyo to save with his

legs. Loynes then was unlucky when he just missed getting a shot in after he beat Stanton to the

ball.

Guernsey looked shaky during this period but it was Sittingbourne's shakiness in defence that

proved conclusive after the ball was erratically cleared to no one in particular and was easily

picked up by Paris Pereira who fired past Otuyo to give the Green Lions the lead.

The second half began with Kane Rowland just failing to pull the trigger after there was havoc in

the Guernsey area, and it was Guernsey who doubled their lead, when on 51 minutes Otuyo

palmed a shot out straight into the path of Dave Rihoy, who made no mistake with the shot.

Sittingbourne were not out of it and David Smith was causing the Guernsey defence some problems.

He and Rowland swapped passes in a promising move but the ball ran away from Smith

before he could press the trigger. Smith did get a shot in just after this after a pass from the returning

Kane Phillip, but the ball went straight to Stanton.

The killer punch came when a poor clearance from Otuyo went straight to Rihoy who fired the

ball straight back and into the goal and it was all over for Sittingbourne.

Sittingbourne: Muhammed Otuyo, Chris Webber (C), Fabrice Blewordah, Charlie Allan

(Yellow), Josh Dorling (Harrison Hatfull 46 mins), Lex Allan, David Smith (Germaine Agyemang

76 mins), Jide Okimeji, Kane Rowland, Tom Loynes, Rhgys Bartlett (Kane Phillip 67 mins).

Peter Pitts


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Non League Restructuring—Continued

ME: Technically the Leagues Committee has

the final say, but I think the views of those affected

will be appreciated when making a decision

about their competition.

There’s been lots of discussion about getting

more teams from the Northern League, for example,

and the feedback from when we went to

meet them in December is it would make life

easier for them with an east/west split.

NLP: You’ve been very clear the boundaries

put out this week aren’t set in stone.

LJ: That’s a really important message. This is

nothing more than a view at this stage of the

season. Until the season is completed, nothing

is or can be finalised.

NLP: Why put this out now?

ME: It’s to give everyone an idea. It is important

we’re transparent and demonstrate to

everyone involved in the game at this level, regardless

of what role or discipline, that we’re all

working towards making it better.

LJ: The changes are to improve the National

League System with players and clubs at the

heart of it. One of the debates is, ‘What’s next?’

In an ideal world, as we’ve said before, we

want to get to a pure Pyramid. We want to get

to 1-2-4-8-16. We see this as part of that process.

NLP: You’ve said this is a two-year trial, how

will you monitor the success of these changes?

LJ: When you introduce anything you should

have a period of evaluation. We’re putting this

in place and we will spend the next two years

seeing how it’s working. If the outcomes are

that it works 100 per cent, great. If the outcomes

are it needs tweaking then we might

have to tweak it.

We have a real desire to get the eighth division

at Step 4 in the future and then 16 at Step 5.

We’ve got to make sure we’ve got enough

clubs that can sustain the level required to populate

those divisions, but that is the long-term

vision.

NLP: There is always huge discussion around

the north-east, the area those divisions cover

and travelling, do we have to be mindful of the

how clubs are spread?

LJ: We are talking about a structure that has

1,400 clubs. It’s important not to lose sight of

how important it is to our game in this country.

For all those clubs with a team in the National

League System, they all have a lot of other

teams playing open-age football or youth football.

Everything we are trying to do is ensure the

longevity of the National League System.

ME: There is a lot of green space in the northern

part and, like you say, there’s such a high

population density in the south that probably

warrants the amount of clubs.

It’s a bit of a red herring to say there’s an imbalance

in the north and the south – it’s just the

make-up of population density.

NLP: We’re eagerly waiting to find out how promotion

(the super play-offs) and relegation will

work between the Steps. Is there a timescale

on that?

ME: What we have to do is build up the regulations

to support the structure.

Regulations have to be agreed before the season

starts and the process for that is at the

May FA Council meeting.

The drafted regulations are going through due

process to be finalised and, once they are, we’ll

make people aware.

NLP: So, now we just have to see who finishes

where.

LJ: Once the Beast from the East clears, we

can all start playing football again. It’s getting

the season completed and then we start the

allocation process.

ME: We’re as prepared as we can be at this

stage. Until the season is complete there is

much that can change between now and then.

To read The NLP’s article in full head to thenonleaguefootballpaper.com


Bostik South League Table to 10/03/2018

P W D L F A +/- Pts

1 Lewes 36 24 8 4 74 28 46 80

2 Corinthian-Casuals 37 23 6 8 72 37 35 75

3 Carshalton Athletic * 35 22 8 5 75 44 31 74

4 Greenwich Borough * 37 21 10 6 77 34 43 73

5 Cray Wanderers * 37 19 12 6 85 35 50 69

6 WALTON CASUALS * 36 19 10 7 73 43 30 67

7 Hythe Town * 37 18 9 10 70 52 18 63

8 Whyteleafe 37 17 11 9 67 49 18 62

9 Phoenix Sports 37 16 6 15 63 55 8 54

10 Hastings United 37 14 11 12 64 59 5 53

11 Thamesmead Town 36 13 10 13 76 68 8 49

12 Horsham 36 14 7 15 52 61 -9 49

13 Herne Bay 34 15 3 16 63 69 -6 48

14 South Park 30 14 5 11 57 47 10 47

15 Chipstead 37 12 9 16 56 58 -2 45

16 SITTINGBOURNE 35 12 6 17 52 59 -7 42

17 VCD Athletic 36 12 5 19 59 72 -13 41

18 Ramsgate 37 11 7 19 56 72 -16 40

19 Faversham Town 37 10 8 19 45 60 -15 38

20 Guernsey 36 9 8 19 51 80 -29 35

21 East Grinstead Town 36 7 8 21 49 96 -47 29

22 Ashford United 37 7 7 23 44 91 -47 28

23 Molesey (-3) 35 5 9 21 43 82 -39 21

24 Shoreham (-6) 34 3 5 26 29 101 -72 8

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

brackets are points deducted..

Bostik South Matches Today

Molesey v Herne Bay

South Park v Carshalton

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