Saturday 20th October 2018, . Sittingbourne v Phoenix Sports Match Day programme

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Saturday 20th October 2018, Bostik South East League. Sittingbourne 1 Phoenix Sports 1 Match Day programme

SITTINGBOURNE FC

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

Who’s who

President: Alan Crowshaw

Vice Presidents: Tania Spice, Andy Spice, Alan Barty, and

John Cooper.

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

Steward)

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.

(The FA 0800 085 0508 / kick it out 020 7253 0162)


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)

GOALS

SUBSTITUTE

PLAYER NO

GOALS

SUBSTITUTE

PLAYER NO

Patrick LEE

Chris WEBBER

Josh DORLING

Lex ALLAN

Chris WEBBER

Ira JACKSON

Lewis CHAMBERS

Mobolaji DAWODU

Dan PARKINSON

Harrison HATFULL

Tom LOYNES

Reiss CRIMMEN

Steve PHILLIPS

Kenny AILERU

Alfie ALDRIDGE

Ryan ANDREWS

Kweku ANSAH

Jack BARRY

Lee BIRD

Zak BRYON

Lewis CLARK

Jeff DUAH-KESSIE

Jack HOPKINS

Tariq IBRAHIM

Ben FITCHETT

Khalil McFARLANE

Conrad LEE

Jonny MILLER-ANNOR

Izzy ADEBAYO

Johan CANEY-BRYAN

Kyren MUNDLE-SMITH

Quendrim MURSELAJ

Nathan ELDER

Matt NEARY

Mason EAST

Joseph DENNY

Freddie OLAFSEN

Ashley PROBETS


The Secretary’s Jottings

Good afternoon everyone, Welcome to Woodstock

Park.

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

match officials.

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.

John


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From the Programme Editor

Hi Everyone.

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

special shout

out must be

made to the

amazing travelling

Brickies

supporters, it

was like a

home game

for most of

the time with

the tremendous

encouragement

being

given to

the team.

Away games

are coming

thick and fast

and for the

programme it

means trying

to squeeze in

more match

reports than

normal. This

edition features

4 reports

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

games.

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

this space.

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.

Peter

The Three Hats Pub

Sponsors of Sittingbourne FC

93 High Street, Milton Regis


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

70’s.

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

1993-94.

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

in 2007/08.

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.

Continued


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

Challenge Shield.

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-

Football Association.

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

Shields.


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

football.

David Richardson


Bygones

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”!


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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

prize fund.

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

Appearances


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

ends.

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

enforced absence.

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

Brooks.

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

the game.

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

from Jackson.

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

scooped clear.

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

off.

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,

Harry Brooks.

These are abbreviated reports—Full reports by Tony Rickson can be found at www.sittingbournefc.co.uk


Match Reports

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

indicated offside.

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

Attendance: 116

Haywards Heath deservedly extended their

unbeaten run to seven games after a lack lustre

performance by Sittingbourne in a rain

soaked game.

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

season.

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

Faversham Town.

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

players.

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

his debut.

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

team.

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

long throw.

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

and Norway.

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

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£40, Ticket no: 220, Les Crowther, Sittingbourne

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£100, Ticket no: 587, Ian Pearson, Sittingbourne

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£40, Ticket no: 074, Emma Lawson, Sheerness

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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

3pm

Faversham Town

v

Haywards Heath Town

3pm

Greenwich Borough

v

Ramsgate

3pm

Herne Bay

v

Cray Wanderers

3pm

Horsham

v

East Grinstead Town

3pm

Sevenoaks Town

v

Ashford United

3pm

Three Bridges

v

Hythe Town

3pm

VCD Athletic

v

Whitstable Town


Sponsorship Opportunities

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...............................£50

Socks only........................................£10

Shorts only.......................................£15

Shirt only...........................................£20

Boots only.........................................£15

Web site advertising—An exciting opportunity to advertise on a web

site that has a verifiable 3000 plus hits a month. Box Advert, £75. All

enquiries for web site advertising to Peter Pitts via

bournefc@hotmail.com or call 07785 906627

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

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