OFF ICAL MATC HDAY PROGRAMME - 2018-19
BOSTIK LEAGUE SOUTH EAST DIVISION
SATURDAY 20th OCTOBER 2018
SITTINGBOURNE V PHOENIX SPORTS
Kick off 3.00PM
Sittingbourne Football Club is a UK company limited by
guarantee: Company registration number, 11360242.
Registered office: Woodstock Park, Broadoak Road,
Sittingbourne, ME9 8AG
President: Alan Crowshaw
Vice Presidents: Tania Spice, Andy Spice, Alan Barty, and
Directors: Maurice Dunk (Chairman), Ken Medwyn (Vice
Chairman), Peter Pitts (Company Secretary), John Pitts
(Football Secretary / Treasurer). Colin Page, Alan Barty, Glen
Parkes, Mick Sayce.
Other Committee members : Danny Appleton (Turnstile
Manager). Roger Pudner (Groundsman)
Other Key Personnel: Faye Goatham (Turnstile), Jackie
Mount (Programme sales), Tony Rickson (Match reporter),
Sandra Pitts (Boardroom), Clive Phillips (Club shop), Dudley
Hird & Tony Rickson (Club Historians). Roger Wilkins (Head
Manager: Aslan Odev, Assistant Manager: Ian Varley.
Coaches: Warren Chambers, Nathan Elder Physios:
Mark Wheeler & Hannah Owen
Playing Management Assistant: Harry Chambers.
Development Manager: Davis Sheepwash
The Isthmian League and Singbourne FC strongly supports the FA
statement that there should be a zero tolerance approach against
racism and all forms of discriminaon. Accordingly any form of discriminatory
abuse whether it be based on race or ethnicity , sexual
orientaon, gender, faith, age, ability or any other form of abuse
will be reported to the Football Associaon for acon by that Associaon.
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SITTINGBOURNE V PHOENIX SPORTS
Bostik South East, Saturday 20th October KO 3.00 PM
Manager: Aslan Odev
Ast Manager: Ian Varley
Coach: Nathan Elder
Physios: Marc Wheeler, Hannah Owen,
GK Coach / Kit Manager: Warren Chambers
Match Day Assistant: Harry Chambers
Manager: Paul Bryon
Assistant Manager: Nick Davis
Goalkeeping Coach: Tony Rossitter
Physio: Poppy Chamberlain
Matchday Admin: Bill Sullivan
MATCH OFFICIALS Referee: Lee Dyson (West Malling)
Assistants: Jamie Eacott (Chatham)
Robert Columb (Rochester)
The Secretary’s Jottings
Good afternoon everyone, Welcome to Woodstock
Our visitors are Phoenix Sports. Welcome to
their players, officials and supporters. Our ex
manager , Nick Davies, is now assistant to Paul
Bryon at Phoenix. Welcome back to Woodstock
Park Nick. A welcome also to this afternoon’s
I am starting writing these notes just after our
very pleasing Buildbase FA Trophy win at Salters
Lane against local Swale rivals, Faversham
Town. Pleasing, not only because of the result
but also because it was worth £3,000 to the
club. A sum that will come in very handy seeing
that we have had very few home league games
recently and there will only be four (not including
this one) before Christmas. The win at Faversham
saw two really good goals scored by
us. Nathan Elder started from the off in this
game and was a complete handful. The way he
held off opposition players was great to watch.
His headed goal was superbly taken. Harrison
Hatfull’s goal must be contender, even at this
early stage, for goal of the season (ok, along
with Tommie Fagg’s effort at Ashford). It came
from an excellent pass from Tom Loynes.
This was a really good team performance and
came despite early injuries for Josh Dorling and
Lewis Chambers. Another highlight for me was
the support from our supporters. They surely
must be the best (and certainly noisiest) in our
division. They swelled the crowd to 310, Faversham’s
second biggest of the season.
The draw for the 1st Qualifying round has
paired us with Wingate & Finchley at Home.
The game will take place on Saturday 27th October.
More about this later in the programme.
Our match at Haywards Heath was disappointing
in that we lost 2-0. The performance wasn’t
all bad though. On the day, the big Sussex side
deserved their win. In Kane Louis they had the
best player on the pitch. We missed both midfield
players, Lewis Chambers and Tommie
Fagg. Lewis through injury and Tommie through
suspension. Unfortunately, Lewis was injured
again against Faversham so with Tommie still
suspended today and Lewis possibly still injured
we may have to do without the pair today.
In our last home match we suffered a rare defeat
(recently anyway) to Ramsgate. We were
doing fairly well until Tommie Fagg recklessly
fouled a player and was sent off. Ramsgate
then got the upper hand and a goal three
minutes from time was enough to give The
Rams all three points,
After Ramsgate in the League it was a game in
the Velocity trophy against South Park who
have moved divisions this season. South Park
are struggling this season after losing many of
the players who made them a force in the last
couple of seasons. Sittingbourne progressed to
the next round with goals from Johan Caney-
Bryan and Bola Dawodu and will be away to
Folkestone Invicta on Tuesday 30 th October in
the next round. Folkestone are not doing too
well lately. Hopefully our forwards will not do
that well in the game otherwise we may lose
them to Folkestone as has been the case in the
last two seasons!
If you haven’t been along to see a Bostik
League development match you have missed
some great entertainment. The Development
team play on a Thursday night here. We have
some talented youngsters. The league also allows
some overage players (The development
league is for players under the age of 23). Season
ticket holders get in free. Its only £3.00 entry
for non season ticket holders
Off the pitch things are progressing well; our
new custom players kits are being manufactured
and hopefully we can launch them soon
and introduce to our supporters our main sponsor.
Discussions on a stadium sponsor are also
going well. We have now ceased the members
club and are now Sittingbourne Football Club
Limited, more about this in Peter’s notes. In November
we hope to start work on our major
dressing room refurbishment on the dressing
rooms that are at present used by the youth
teams. Once completed they will become new
first team dressing rooms that will meet the new
Football Association guidelines for teams at our
level. Our present dressing rooms have no
room for expansion (without major work) thus
the refurbishment work.
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From the Programme Editor
What a great results it was last Saturday and
its always nice to beat Faversham! It wasn't
only the team that defeated them though, a
out must be
made to the
was like a
for most of
the time with
thick and fast
and for the
to squeeze in
and I have had to abbreviate them some
what to fit them into the two pages that I allocate
to reports, so apologies to Tony Rickson
and Mick Sayce for butchering their reports!
Missing from the programme is the list of player
sponsors as this is still being compiled.
The big local football news is that Dover Athletic
have parted ways with Chris Kinnear who
has been at the helm since 2013 down at the
Crabble. However in all he has been at the
club for fifteen years as he had 10 years in
charge first time round from 1985 to 1995
when he guided the team from the Southern
league to the conference. He took charge
again in 2013 winning the Conference South
play off final at Ebbsfleet in May 2014. The
club have had a terrible start to the season in
the National league with just one win in 14
Andy Hessenthaler has taken over at Dover.
It’s a good job that there are clubs like us who
give new managers a chance and don’t just
recycle the old ones! Nick Davies was an example
of this, as is of course our present manager
Aslan Odev. Other examples in recent
times include Gary Abbott, Richard Brady,
Matt Wyatt. Mark Beeney and Steve Lovell.
The other local news is that Paul Bowden
Brown had put Thamesmead Town up for sale
at £50,000, but with no takers all games have
now been postponed and it looks as though
the club will fold. Paul did help Sittingbourne
FC survive when he was part of the Maidstone
committee that agreed to ground share at
Bourne Park with us, so we owe Paul a huge
thanks. However it always looked an uphill
struggle for Thamesmead to survive at Princess
Park Dartford, with the expense of
playing there that must be incurred. Paul is not
in the best of health and he has cited that as
the reason he wanted to sell. Another local
club in trouble appears to be Ebbsfleet, watch
Finally just to let you know that the Football Association
has finally sanctioned our transfer to
a Limited Company and so we now operate as
a company limited by Guarantee. This effectively
means that we are a non profit making
company where all surplus goes back into the
club. The Directors do not draw a wage,
indeed we all help to finance the club, so rest
assured that any purchases / donations goes
straight to the club and not the Directors!! The
FA advised some time ago that all clubs should
transfer to Limited company status as a
safeguard for those who run the club.
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Phonix Sports— A Brief History
Formed in 1935, Phoenix Sports Club originally
started out as St. Johns Welling, later changing
its name to Lakeside, before renaming to Phoenix
following the Second World War as it was
seen to rise from the ashes of
the previous two clubs amidst the destruction
caused by the blitz.
Over the years the club has played at various
locations in the local area, including Danson
Park until 1950 when the local council offered
them a piece of waste land in Mayplace Road
East, Bexleyheath. Over time it evolved into the
ground that we all know now as The Club.
Both football and cricket have been played at
Mayplace Road East, with many members, both
past and present, representing the club in both
sports. However, with the growth of junior football,
cricket has now moved away from the club.
After entering various leagues, including the
Sidcup League, Kent Amateur League and the
Dartford League, the club settled in the Kent
County League Division One West, finishing as
runners up twice in the 1950’s and once in the
Due to financial difficulties, Phoenix were forced
to form a Limited Company and adopt the name
PHOENIX SPORTS CLUB (1982) LTD.
EARLY YEARS: In the 1986/7 season, the club
entered the Spartan League and competed
there for six seasons. They then returned to the
Kent County League - Division One - West, winning
the Challenge Cup in
In 1999/2000 we won the league, gaining promotion
to the PremierDivision, however after
two relegations ended up in Division Two
West,finally returning to the first division in
2004/05, and then back to the Premier Division
Over the years various honours have come our
way, but unfortunately records are fairly sparse.
However, we have won the Hospitals Charity
Cup Division 1 twice in recent seasons.
In recent years, we have seen a steady improvement
in the standard of senior football
played here at Phoenix, especially after the introduction
of our Saturday morning soccer
school academy for juniors and a new management
team at senior level.
Phoenix Sports— A Brief History—Cont
CLUB SUCCESSES: These changes resulted in the first team winning the Kent County Football
League Division Two title, The West Kent Challenge Shield, The Hospitals Charity Cup and the
Kent Junior Cup, in the 2004/05 season. The team maintained steady progress to win the Division
One Championship and promotion to the Premier Division, and also the West Kent Challenge
Shield and Hospitals Charity Cup again, followed by a win in the KENT FA Intermediate
After three seasons in the Premier Division, the first team became founder members of the Kent
Invicta League at step 6 of the National League System (Step 10 of the English Football League
System) - the highest level of football the club has ever played at. We went on to finish runners
up, missing out by only two points to eventual champions Bly Spartans as well as reaching the
League Cup Final, again losing out to Bly Spartans.
The reserves also had a good season that year, winning Division Two of the Kent Hurliman
League and were finalists in the Kent Intermediate Cup.
At this time we formed our third senior team (The A Team) who gained entry into the Kent County
League, winning Reserve Division West and reaching the finalof the KCFA Junior Cup group A
and the Hospitals Charity Cup.
Unfortunately, the 1st team and Reserve team Management both decided to resign for personal
reasons at the end of season 2011-2012. After an exhaustive process we appointed Steve
O’Boyle and Tony Beckingham as Joint 1st Team Managers, and John Hope as Manager for the
Reserves assisted by Brian Magenis and John Barry. Whilst off the pitch we installed floodlights
and 108 seat stand.
In the League we managed to lose only 1 game all season and accumulating 30 clean sheets.
Due to these performances we managed to win the League quite comfortably in the end, although
there were a few sticky moments.
After a long 1st season, we managed to finish in 14th place of 24 teams. This can only be
classed as a great result for the club. We now try to push on for another good season and hopefully
a higher place finish, although
we were not now be an unknown quantity.
After another hard season where we were in and around the play off places for most of it, we
were cursed by Boyley winning the Manager of the Month award for March, and managed to go
the rest of the season without picking up another point, and finishing in 8th place.
After a decent start to the season and sitting in the play off spots for a while, we were rocked by
the departure of 1st Team Manager Steve O’Boyle. This coincided with a blip in form, but new
Manager Paul Bryon steadied the ship and we finished in a creditable 11th place. We now look
forward to the 2018-19 season in the Bostik South East Division.
PHOENIX FAMILY: Alongside the 1st Team and the Reserves, we presently have a total of 38
teams playing in Phoenix colours, making us one of the biggest clubs in the area. Phoenix are
also a FA Charter Standard Community Club - the highest level of youth recognition from the-
Mini-soccer is played at the Mayplace Ground and Sundays are always busy with parents cheering
on the youngest players to wear the green shirt.
PHOENIX RISING: After a successful first campaign under the new management structure and
after losing only two league games all season, Phoenix won the Kent Invicta league and gained
promotion to the Kent League (now renamed the Southern Counties East Football League) to
play at step 5 of the National League System.
After finishing in sixth place in our inaugural season, we made some more ground improvements
and received confirmation of a F Grade.
We aspired to a higher finish, hoping for maybe 4th spot, for the next season. We had a very
good start to the season but unfortunately lost in our first ever appearance in the FA Cup. Losing
on penalties after a replay.
We then began an unbelievable run in both the League and FA Vase. The Vase journey was fantastic
culminating in us reaching the 4th Round Proper, losing to the eventual winners North
Last Saturday was Non league Day, and in this article the Non League Paper’s David Richardson
looks back on it.
For many of us last Saturday was no different to any others.
The same pre-match rituals were had, the same pub visited and the same turnstyle entered.
But last Saturday was also the eighth instalment of Non-League Day, an initiative setup by
James Doe where Non-League clubs can showcase the lower-league game to supporters of
Premier League and Championship clubs, in particular.
The day is always scheduled within an international break to give these fans a chance to experience
some Non-League action at a club local to them.
Doe initially setup NLD as a social experiment in 2010 but now it is an eagerly anticipated
date that football fans look out for when the fixtures are released.
Its success has stemmed from the superb backing Non-League sides have given it as well as
from the ones in the top-flight, and of course the new and old supporters! In a bid to increase
attendances on the day, many clubs reduce ticket prices or put on offers for Football
League or Premier League season ticket holders but also organise a host of extra activities
for all ages. Sittingbourne supporters may remember that when we hosted a game on Non
league day we put on a crossbar challenge competition, which was won by a Corinthian-
Casuals supporter—no one actually hit the cross bar so a draw was made!
In 2014, a crowd of 2,856 watched Dulwich Hamlet take on Hampton & Richmond while the
following year 761 fans saw the Step 5 London derby between Clapton and Ilford. Last Saturday
1,300 turned up at Worthing and 800 at Tonbridge.
Premier League and Championship clubs have supported the initiative by advertising local
fixtures that their supporters can take in.
It is believed the day has helped raised millions of pounds for the Non-League game and
plenty for charity too.
Prostate Cancer are once again NLD’s official charity partner. Kick It Out, who have been
lobbying for equality in football for 25 years, have partnered with NLD for a seventh time.
Seven teams dedicated their fixtures to football’s equality and inclusion organisation –
Worksop Town, Southport, Tamworth, Sporting Khalsa, Edgware Town, Kensington Borough
and Burgess Hill Town chose to recognise Kick It Out’s work by organising extra activities
throughout the day to encourage engagement with a diverse range of communities.
So NLD was embraced by many and showed off everything that we love about Non-League
I thought you might be interested to read some programme notes that date back to almost exactly
68 years ago, Saturday 21st October 1950 when Sittingbourne entertained Bowaters. I
have scans of many complete programmes of this era and when I get time I’ll put them on the
web site as flip books! Note the reference to an “entertainment tax stamp”!
DATE OPPOSITION COMP Sc ATT 1 2 3 4
11 Aug 2018
18 Aug 2018
21 Aug 2018
25 Aug 2018
27 Aug 2018
01 Sept 2018
04 Sept 2018
08 Sept 2018
15 Sept 2018
23 Sept 2018
25 Sept 2018
29 Sept 2018
02 Oct 2018
06 Oct 2018
13 Oct 2018
20 Oct 2018
27 Oct 2018
03 Nov 2018
10 Nov 2018
17 Nov 2018
24 Nov 2018
01 Dec 2018
08 Dec 2018
15 Dec 2018
23 Dec 2018
29 Dec 2018
05 Jan 2019
12 Jan 2019
19 Jan 2019
26 Jan 2019
02 Feb 2019
05 Feb 2019
09 Feb 2019
16 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
02 Mar 2019
09 Mar 2019
16 Mar 2019
23 Mar 2019
30 Mar 2019
06 Apr 2019
13 Apr 2019
20 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019
27 Apr 2019
Wingate & Finchley
East Grinstead T
East Grinstead Town
Kent Snr Cup
FA Cup (Prel)
FA Cup (1 Q)
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
6 7 8 9 10 11 12 14 15 16 17
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Buidbase FA Trophy
We have been drawn against Wingate and Finchley at Home in the first
round qualifying of the Buildbase FA Trophy, tie to be played on Saturday
27th October KO 3.00PM. Wingate & Finchley play in the Bostik
Premier and at the time of the draw (Mon 15th October) were in 16th
place (22 in the league), with 11 points from 10 games.
There are 88 clubs who enter the competition at this stage after being
exempt from the first two rounds .
Winning clubs at this stage will also receive £3250 from the competition's
There will be 72 ties at the next stage featuring 144 non-League clubs.
Other ties of interest include:
AFC Hornchurch v Phoenix Sports or Ramsgate (Replay result not
known at the time of writing)
Brentwood Town v Whitstable Town
Herne Bay v Witham Town
Hythe Town v Bishops Stortford
Dorking Wanderers v Sevenoaks Town
Folkestone Invicta v Leatherhead
Tonbridge Angels v Whyteleafe
VCD Athletic v Leiston
Mildenhall Town v Greenwich Borough
Match Reports by Tony Rickson
Tuesday 25th September 2018
Bostik South East League,
Ashford (0) 1 (Gnahore 59) Sittingbourne (1)
1 (Fagg 22) Attendance: 246
The last thing Sittingbourne needed less than
48 hours after arriving home from a tiring trip to
Guernsey was to play in a 100mph Kent derby.
But that’s what Ashford United had in store for
them, and a draw was in all probability a fair
result at the end of a well-contested battle.
It was a different sort of game to the one at
Guernsey on Sunday with both sides getting
the ball forward quickly, and defences keeping
chances to pretty much a minimum at both
Sittingbourne went into the match with the
same team that played at Guernsey and it was
reassuring for the players to hear some strong
support from their ever-noisy fans after getting
the silent treatment on Sunday because of their
Tom Fagg picked up probably the earliest booking
of his young career, after just three minutes,
but Sittingbourne pressed forward and Bola
Dawodu went close with a header.
Sittingbourne took the lead midway through the
first half. They made progress down the left,
where Tom Loynes was a handful for Ashford
defenders all game, and when the ball was only
half-cleared Fagg took a touch and thundered
in a net-burster of a shot from the edge of the
area for a cracking second goal of the season.
It took Josh Dorling to clear away the danger
from the goalline early in the second half but
Sittingbourne seemed comfortable holding onto
their lead until Ashford equalised out of the blue
in the 59th minute when Gnahore was given too
much room and fired home across Lee.
Sittingbourne came closest to a winner when
Fitchett’s header from a Dan Parkinson freekick
bounced agonisingly clear off the far post.
Sittingbourne: Patrick Lee, Chris Webber,
Josh Dorling, Dan Parkinson (Johan Caney
Bryan, 70 min), Lex Allan, Ben Fitchett, Izzy
Adebayo (Harrison Hatfull, 36 min), Lewis
Chambers (Yellow card), Bola Dawodu, Tommie
Fagg (Yellow card), Tom Loynes. Subs not
used: Reiss Crimmen, Joe Denny, Harry
Saturday 29th September 2018
Bostik South East League
Sittingbourne (0) 0 Ramsgate (0) 1 (Smith
86), Attendance: 171
Sittingbourne didn’t play badly, they just weren’t
quite good enough when it mattered, and
one tiny second of madness probably cost them
That came in the 67th minute when Tommie
Fagg over-reacted to a Ramsgate player’s indiscipline
and couldn’t really expect anything
other than a red card.
It was an even first half but Sittingbourne got on
top towards the end of it and had a couple of
shouts for penalties as well as some golden
chances to score.
The best chance of the half went to Dawodu in
the last minute of the half but his shot beat the
keeper only for ex-Sittingbourne favourite
George Crimmen to clear it off the line.
Ramsgate defended well in the second half and
looked as if they would be happy with a point as
Allan went close, Chris Webber and Dan Parkinson
hit shots over, and the keeper saved
Some excellent corners were fired into the area,
but despite a lot of hard work obviously being
put into movement at set pieces by the Sittingbourne
players, none of them paid off.
Ramsgate were relying on counter-attacks and
when Fagg was sent off the momentum of the
game swung away from 10-men Sittingbourne
a bit and keeper Patrick Lee had to make an
excellent flying save to keep out a close range
header, and there were a couple of mad scrambles
in the home goalmouth before the ball was
Ramsgate got the break through in the 87th
minute. Dawodu gave away a free-kick 25
yards out. The visitors played a low ball towards
the near post and two Ramsgate players
were given enough space and time to turn with
the ball and create the chance for Smith to finish
Sittingbourne: Patrick Lee, Chris Webber,
Reiss Crimmen, Dan Parkinson (Harrison Hatful,
81 min), Lex Allan, Ben Fitchett (Yellow
card), Ira Jackson, Lewis Chambers, Bola
Dawodu (Yellow card), Tommie Fagg (Yellow
card, Red card), Tom Loynes (Nathan Elder, 73
min). Subs not used: Josh Dorling, Joe Denny,
These are abbreviated reports—Full reports by Tony Rickson can be found at www.sittingbournefc.co.uk
Tuesday 2 nd October 2018, Velocity Trophy
South Park 1 (Mclean 45 mins)
Sittingbourne 2 (Caney-Bryan 66 mins,
Dawodu 86 mins) attendance 58,
The match started slowly, with both sides testing
the other. However the Brickise had two
good earley penalty shouts that were waved
away. The match settled down for a while until
the thirty-eighth minute, when a great pass
through the middle of South Park’s defence
found Harrison Hatfull whose snapshot rebounded
off the bar and away.
Sittingbourne had been on top but immediately
before half time and very much against the run
of play South Park took the lead.
South Park started the second half well but
one of Lewis Chamber’s immense long throws
hurtled into the box once again causing panic
in the South Park defence. This time a hurried
clearance only made it as far as Johan who
volleyed a fine shot into the net.
There was now no respite for South Park.
Shots peppered their goal from all angles and
the pressure eventually paid off. On eighty-five
minutes, a move that started on the right resulted
in a low cross into the box was intercepted
by a defender who could only block,
sending the ball out to an advancing Bola
Dowadu who rifled his shot into the net making
it 2-1 to the Brickies!
Sittingbourne could have added another soon
after but Fitchett could only head over the bar
from a Chambers throw in.
Five minutes of added-on time were signalled
and in that time South Park had the ball in the
net from a free kick# but fortunately, the assistant
Sittingbourne: Patrick Lee, Josh Dorling,
Reiss Crimmen, KJ McFarlane (Mobolaji
Dawodu 82 mins), Ben Fitchett, Joe Denny, Ira
Jackson, Lewis Chambers, Johan Caney-
Bryan (Dylan Riches 82 mins), Tommie Fagg,
Harrison Hatfull, Subs not used: Chris Webber,
Lex Allan, Mason last.
Saturday 6th October 2018
Bostik South East League
Haywards Heath (1) 2 (Simpson 34, Akehurst
85) Sittingbourne (0) 0
Haywards Heath deservedly extended their
unbeaten run to seven games after a lack lustre
performance by Sittingbourne in a rain
Sittingbourne were without key midfielders
Lewis Chambers and the suspended Tommie
Fagg, and they were both sorely missed.
Sittingbourne were pressing well and dominating
most of the possession in the early stages,
but they paid heavily for a misplaced pass on
34 minutes. They were attacking in the final
third with a lot of players up in support, but the
ball was lost and Haywards Heath broke quickly
and efficiently. When a low pass was played
in from the right, Louis, by far the game’s outstanding
player, helped it on deftly and Simpson
tucked it inside the near post.
Sittingbourne tried to respond and Dan Parkinson
had his shot from a good position blocked
and Ira Jackson shot wide after Ben Fitchett’s
pass put him in with a chance.
But they never looked totally in control and in
the second halfthey just faded out of the picture
and hardly tested the home keeper.
Sittingbourne’s best player in the second half
was goalkeeper Patrick Lee, who made a couple
of terrific blocks at close range, as Haywards
Heath went for the second goal which
eventually came on
the 85th minute when a corner was headed
back in from beyond the far post and Akehurst
tucked it in from close range.
Sittingbourne: Patrick Lee, Chris Webber,
Reiss Crimmen (Yellow card) (Josh Dorling, 75
min), Dan Parkinson, Lex Allan, Ben Fitchett,
Ira Jackson, Khalil McFarlane, Johan Caney-
Brown (Nathan Elder, 78 min), Bola Dawodu,
Tom Loynes. Subs not used: Joe Denny, Harrison
Hatfull, Mason Last.
These are abbreviated reports from Mick Sayce & Tony Rickson. Full reports at www.sittingbournefc.co.uk
Meet The Sittingbourne Squad
Patrick Lee: Goalkeeper. Patrick "Patch" Lee is a
young goalkeeper and a product of the Soccer Elite
Football Academy. He signed for Tunbridge Wells
before moving on to Chatham Town for the start of
the 2016-17 season. In December 2016 he signed for
Ryman Premier side, Harlow Town. After leaving Harlow
he played for Margate until the end of last season.
Harry Brooks: Goalkeeper. Made a number of notable
performances last season and was particularly
outstanding against a strong Dover Athletic side in the
Kent Senior Cup. Harry played for Whitstable Town
previous to signing for the Brickies for the 2017-2018
Chris Webber: Defender. Joined Sittingbourne from
Canterbury City at the beginning of last season. Has
also played for Billericay and Faversham Town. Made
captain for this season.
Fabrice Blewordah; Defender. Born in Ghana but of
Swedish nationality, Fabrice joined Sittingbourne in
February 2018. He has played in Sweden and when
he came to England he played for Lordswood and
Lex Allan: Defender. 6’ 7” Lex was spotted playing in
local football and offered a trial with Sittingbourne. It
soon became clear that he had great potential. This
potential has been spotted by a number of scouts and
Lex was invited to play in trial matches and he has
not looked out of place in the company of more experienced
Reiss Crimmen: Defender. First played for Sittingbourne
three seasons ago. Returned to The Brickies
in March 2018, signed from Ramsgate. Renowned
for his long throw.
Ben Fitchett: Defender. Ben signed for Sittingbourne
from Margate at the beginning of September. He
came to prominence at Margate after playing a key
role in their development side winning their championship.
He joined Margate after impressing at SCEL Erith
Town. Made his Sittingbourne debut in a 2-0 Velocity
Trophy win in September 2018. He scored on
Harrison Hatfull:Defender / Midfield. Second spell
with Sittingbourne. He originally joined us from Chatham
Town. He started last season with Herne Bay
before joining us in February 2018. Harrison had two
trials at Bolton last season.
Dan Parkinson: Midfield. Experienced player who
came through the Morecambe youth academy to sign
a one-year contract for the 2011–12 season for the
League two club. He then signed for Barrow of the
Conference North. He also played on loan at Colwyn
Bay and Vauxhall Motors before moving South and
playing for Maidstone United (alongside his brother
Jack) and Tonbridge Angels. Dan originally joined
Sittingbourne for the 2017-18 season but a knee injury
put him out for most of that season. Got back to full
fitness last season and is an important part of the
Josh Dorling: Midfield. Josh joined Sittingbourne
from Maidstone United in February 2018 where he
played for their academy. Whilst with the Stones,
Josh had a week long trial with Brighton & Hove Albion.
Lewis Chambers: Midfield, Lewis is another to sign
for then new manager, Aslan, in March 2018. He impressed
right from his first game for the club. He has
played for Maidstone United youth. Another to have a
Izzy Adebayo: Midfield. Previous club was Faversham
Town. Has also played for South Park and Tilbury.
Khalil (Keith) McFarlane: Midfield. Khalil’s last club
was Herne Bay. He has also played for Faversham
Town and Margate.
Dylan Riches: Midfield. Very talented youngster who
scored on his debut for the Brickies in April 2018
against Thamesmead Town. He progressed from Sittingbourne’s
successful Under 18 side.
Tom Loynes: Midfield/ Forward. Tom first played for
Sittingbourne in the 2012-13 season. In between
playing for us he has played at Ramsgate, Whitstable
Town and Sheppey United. Since returning to The
Brickies at the beginning of last season he has shown
that he has lost none of his skill and enthusiasm.
Kenny (Femi) Orenuga: Midfield/ Forward. Femi
joined Sittingbourne in September 2018 making his
debut in a Velocity trophy match against Phoenix
Sports. He previously played for Australian team,
Peninsula Strikers. He has also played in Sweden
Ira Jackson: Forward. Joined Sittingbourne at the
beginning of he 2018-19 season, another to make an
impressive debut against Horsham. Previous clubs
include Whitstable Town, Ramsgate. Dover Athletic,
Worthing, Leatherhead, Margate and Ramsgate.
Bola Dawodu: Forward. Joined Sittingbourne for the
first time at the beginning of last season. Previous to
that he played for Faversham Town and Whitstable
Town. Midway through last season he decided to rejoin
Faversham Town. All at the club were pleased
that he decided to sign for the Brickies again this season.
Johan Caney-Bryan: Forward. A 6’ 5” player who is
a product of the Soccer Elite academy. He scored two
goals in a friendly debut he made at the beginning of
this season against Bearsted. Played for University
College Of London where in one spell he scored 19
goals in 9 games.
Tommie Fagg: Forward. Another graduate from the
Soccer Elite Football Academy, and Ashford United.
The tall striker then signed Harlow Town in February
2016 to bolster the attack, making six appearances
for the Hawks in the Isthmian Premier Division. He
signed for the Brickies at the beginning of this season
Nathan Elder: Forward/Coach. Nathan signed for
The Brickies at the end of August 2018, coming on as
a substitute in the Kent Senior Cup tie at Tonbridge
Angels. Nathan is a very experienced player having
over 100 league appearances with Brighton & Hove
Albion, Brentford, Shrewsbury and Hereford United.
Locally he has played for Maidstone United,
Ebbsfleet, and Tonbridge Angels where he made 111
appearances and scored 50 goals.
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).
Joining the lottery is, after attending home games, the most important way you can help to build
the club. Forms are available on our web site, or from any committee member.
Now is the time to join our lottery, see John Pitts, Peter Pitts (On the PA) or go to the
bar for a form, cost is just a £1 a week! (Payable monthly. Quarterly or annually)
Week Commencing 15th October 2018
£40, Ticket no: 197, David Miller, Sittingbourne
£40, Ticket no: 285, Paul Golding, Sittingbourne
£40, Ticket no: 299, Keith Miller, Sittingbourne
Week Commencing 8th October 2018
£40, Ticket no: 220, Les Crowther, Sittingbourne
£40, Ticket no: 266, Colin Page, Sittingbourne
£40, Ticket no: 605, John Rose, Sittingbourne
Week Commencing 1st October 2018
£100, Ticket no: 587, Ian Pearson, Sittingbourne
£40, Ticket no: 328, Roger Bennett, Sittingbourne
£40, Ticket no: 025, David Picher, Sittingbourne
Week Commencing 24th September 2018
£40, Ticket no: 074, Emma Lawson, Sheerness
£40, Ticket no: 143, Leigh Crook, Sittingbourne
£40, Ticket no: 084, Andrew Glaxier, Sittingbourne
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Bostik South League Table to 16/10/18
P W D L F A +/- Pts
1 Cray Wanderers 9 8 1 0 26 8 18 25
2 PHOENIX SPORTS 10 6 1 3 25 20 5 19
3 Hythe Town 9 5 1 3 21 16 5 16
4 Hastings United 6 5 0 1 17 8 9 15
5 Whyteleafe 8 4 3 1 15 9 6 15
6 Whitstable Town 9 4 3 2 10 9 1 15
7 VCD Athletic 9 5 0 4 12 15 -3 15
8 SITTINGBOURNE 9 4 1 4 15 16 -1 13
9 Haywards Heath Town 8 3 3 2 12 9 3 12
10 Ashford United 8 3 2 3 13 11 2 11
11 East Grinstead Town 9 3 2 4 12 14 -2 11
12 Faversham Town 9 3 2 4 18 22 -4 11
13 Ramsgate 8 3 1 4 16 15 1 10
14 Sevenoaks Town 9 2 3 4 13 15 -2 9
15 Horsham 7 3 0 4 12 15 -3 9
16 Three Bridges 9 2 1 6 12 23 -11 7
17 Thamesmead Town 7 2 0 5 12 16 -4 6
18 Greenwich Borough 7 2 0 5 11 15 -4 6
19 Guernsey 9 2 0 7 12 24 -12 6
20 Herne Bay 7 1 2 4 11 15 -4 5
Bostik South East Matches Today
Haywards Heath Town
East Grinstead Town
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"
Sponsor a Brickie and have your name in the programme as a sponsor
for the entire season, rates are:
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07785 906627
Inside Programme Advertising: (Black & White or Colour). From
£50.00 (Business card size)
Ground Perimeter Boards: Size 8 feet x 3 feet = £200, then £150
per year renewal.. Other sizes negotiable
For any of the above see any committee member. Or email