SITTINGBOURNE V SOUTH PARK
THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY
Saturday 12th October 2019 , 3.00PM
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Directors: Maurice Dunk (Chairman), Ken Medwyn (Vice
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(Club shop), Dudley Hird & Tony Rickson (Club Historians).
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SITTINGBOURNE V SOUTH PARK
SATURDAY 12th OCTOBER 2019, KO 3.00 PM
Manager: Chris Lynch
Ast Manager: Darren Blackburn
Coaches: Josh Hall,
Physio: Marc Wheeler
Kit Manager: Warren Chambers
Team Assistant: Harry Chambers
Manager: Jay Lovett
Referee - Mark Pond (Billericay)
Assistant Referee’s: Joshua Smith (Tunbridge Wells), Jack Owen, (Sevenoaks)
Johan Caney Bryan
Good afternoon everyone, welcome to The Martin & Conley stadium, Woodstock Park.
It’s Buildbase FA Trophy day. And incidentally non league day.
After being defeated in the Emirates FA cup by Bognor Regis Town this is the main cup competition
that we are left in. Our visitors are old Isthmian rivals who have switched to the Isthmian
South-Central League this season, South Park. Welcome to their Players, Officials and supporters
and a welcome also to this afternoons match officials. We last played South Park at their
ground last season in the Velocity Trophy and we ran out 2-1 winners with our goals coming from
Johan Caney-Bryan and Bola Dawodu, (pic by Ken Medwyn below.)
It’s been quite some time since we have played a competitive match, 24 th September to be exact.
That was a velocity Cup match at home to VCD Athletic and this was a great match for the neutral
spectator being a 4-4 draw. The fourth goal, which was an equaliser for VCD Athletic, was
incredibly the fourth time in as many matches that we have conceded a 90+ minute goal to lose
or draw a match from a winning position. In the velocity trophy this season if a match is level on
90 minutes there is a penalty shoot out to decide who gets a bonus point. This was won by us
with five perfect penalties. We also have a new keeper, Jordan Perrin, to thank for saving one of
South Park are, at the time of writing these notes, in eleventh place in their division. However,
they have only lost one league match out of eight winning one but drawing five. In the Emirates
FA Cup they beat Canterbury City 2-1 at home in the preliminary round and then lost to Badshot
Lea (Combined Counties League) 1-3 again at home in the first qualifying round.
Chris Lynch has had a difficult time with having players out injured. The latest is Shaun Brown
who was signed to replace Gillingham youngster Roman Campbell who did so well for us. Roman
is now out on loan with Enfield Town. Unfortunately, Shaun received a knee injury at our Emirates
FA Cup match at Bognor Regis Town. It now seems that this injury requires an operation
and Shaun will be out for possibly a couple of months. Some better news is that long term injury
player, Tom Loynes, is now back in light training and we can look forward to seeing him again on
the pitch in the not too distant future.
Welcome to three new players. Jordan Perrin is a goalkeeper who has been with Wigan Athletic.
Whilst with them he played on loan at FC United of Manchester. Adam Woollcott is a midfield
player who signs for us from
Hythe Town. Sid Sollis is a striker
and another to sign from Hythe
Town. Sid started as a youth
player at Margate and featured
for their first team.
Next match for us is on Tuesday
when we entertain Ramsgate in a
Kent Senior Cup match. This will
be postponed if we draw todays
match with any replay being at
South Park on that day (7:45pm).
From the Programme Editor
Its non league day today and hopefully we will get a bumper crowd in to see our ourselves and
our old adversaries South Park battle it out to proceed to the next round of the Buildbase FA
Trophy. Ourselves and South Park come in at the preliminary round and already some clubs,
including Ramsgate, are already out having been defeated at the extra preliminary round stage.
Because of all the work that goes in to produce a programme I pondered on whether or not to
make this a joint programme covering today’s match and Tuesday’s Kent Senior Cup tie, but
decided against it as the Trophy games are, like the FA cup games, extra special.
This programme continues with two features that I know have gone down well, namely a continuation
of the history of programmes, which in this issue covers more substantial programmes
before the Great War, and also our very own Paul Martin continues with some fascinating stories
of his “special games”. I’ve also included details of a football exhibition at Maidstone Museum
that is made up of items from Kent. I can’t say if there is any Sittingbourne Memorabilia as
I haven’t visited yet.
I know it was a disappointment when I had to remove the club shop from the website however I
am going to partially reinstate it to sell pin badges. The badges are of good quality and they are
on sale today from me, price £3.75 and they will also be available by post (postage free) if you
order from the shop on the website.
Player sponsorship. If you have already sponsored a player for this season then please let me
know so that I can add you to the player sponsorship page. If you want to sponsor a player
then details are further on in the programme.
Finally, some local football news and I start with the surprising resignation of the Chatham Town
Manager James Collins. It’s a surprise because they sit at the top of the Southern Counties
East Premier Division. No reason for the resignation has been give. The replacement is ex
Brickie Scott Lindsay. The other big local news is that Ebbsfleet United have been fined a massive
(for a non league club) fine of £12,000 for failing to control their players over a long period
culminating in a fracas at a home game a short while ago against Aldershot. A fine like this
would be the death knell of a number of clubs that I know off.
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South Park— A Brief History
The club was founded in 1897 and joined the Redhill and District Football League as a founding
member. The facilities of the club were very basic to start with, with the club playing on a sports
field between Crescent and Church Roads. 1925 brought a partnership with the local cricket club
which formed the South Park Sports Association, the aim of the association was to improve athletic
facilities for the two clubs and as a result the people of South Park.
The new association found suitable land on Whitehall Lane, the current home of South Park F.C.,
and purchased four acres through subscriptions and door to door collections. Further purchases
of two and four acres respectively ensured that the ground would remain a permanent sports
home by vesting them to the National Playing Fields Association. The entire allotment was renamed
"King George's Field" in 1935.
The club took a hit during and immediately after World War II, however an air raid shelter on King
George's Field proved to be a defining feature of the landscape for the club in its rebound after
the war. Donations ensured that amenities were added to the shelter, such as a clubhouse, showers
and toilets, to provide the club much needed improvements to fulfill their sporting aspirations.
After this period the club remained playing in the local leagues, where they achieved some success
over the years.
In 2001, nearby club Reigate Town Football Club moved into South Park and merged with the
current club. As a result, the club was renamed South Park & Reigate Town Football Club until
2003 when they reverted to South Park Football Club. Even more renovations were made to King
George's Field with the installation of floodlights and new changing rooms.
2006 saw the club's promotion from the Crawley & District League to the Combined Counties
Football League Division One. The club's first ever FA Vase match was held in 2008–09, a second
qualifying round 2–1 home defeat to Shoreham.
In 2010, South Park participated in the FA Cup for the first time. They beat Greenwich Borough
and Horsham YMCA to set up a tie with Cray Wanderers. That season also saw the club gain
promotion to the Combined Counties Football League Premier Division, and won a cup double of
the Combined Counties Division one cup and the Surrey County premier Cup.
In the 2011–12 season South Park reached the last 32 of the FA Vase competition where they
were eventually overcome by the holders Whitley Bay.
In the 2012–13 season the club achieved its best ever performance in the FA Cup, reaching the
fourth qualifying round, where they were beaten 3–0 at home by Metropolitan Police.
South Park updated their badge in July 2018. In October 2018, manager Mick Sullivan, who
joined at the start of the season, left the club. Jay Lovett was named manager later that month.
Sittingbourne FC—Mens 1st Team Squad
Tom Benham: Goalkeeper. Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season Experienced
keeper who has also played for Faversham Town and Canterbury City.
Sponsor: sponsored by Andy H Carpet Fitters
Jordan Perrin: Goalkeeper: Jordan joined Wigan Athletic and spent 2 years in their under 18's
squad before signing professional terms as an apprentice ahead of the 2016-17 season. To
gain experience he was loaned out to Stockport Town and then in October 2018 to FC Utd of
Manchester. Jordan Joined the Brickies in September this year.
Sponsor: sponsored by Andy H Carpet Fitters
Chris Webber: Defender. Club Captain. Joined Sittingbourne from Canterbury City at the beginning
of 2017-18 season. Has also played for Billericay and Faversham Town.
Sponsor: The Bonus Ball
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.
Ben Fitchett: Defender. Joined Sittingbourne FC for this season from Margate. Ben has also
played for Hythe Town.
Jason Fregene: Defender. Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. Last
season he played for Holland & Blair and has also played for Gravesham Borough and Whitstable
Town. Whilst at Holland & Blair he won the Players player of the year award.
Caleb Roberts: Defender. Made a very impressive debut for Sittingbourne in the away league
win at Ramsgate at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. His previous club was Canvey Island.
Lewis West: Defender. Released by Millwall at the end of the 2018-19 season and signed for
the Brickies at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. A fine defender who will soon catch the eye
of league scouts.
Lewis Chambers: Midfield, Lewis signed for the Brickies in March 2018. He impressed right
from his first game for the club. He has played for Maidstone United youth. Has a very long
Chris Barnard: Midfield. Signed for us last season from Margate. He was with the Dover Athletic
academy before then and has also played for Faversham Town.
Izzy Adebayo: Midfield. Previous club was Faversham Town. Has also played for South Park
Cory Walters-Wright: Midfield. Made his debut for Sittingbourne in the first game of the 2019-
20 season at Whitstable Town. Cory has previously played for Canterbury City, Chatham Town
and Sheppey United.
Sittingbourne FC—Mens 1st Team Squad
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 the2017-18 season he has shown that he
has lost none of his skill and enthusiasm. Out injured at the moment after having a knee operation.
Tommie Fagg: Midfield / Forward. A 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 the 2018-19 season.
.Liam Middleton: Forward. Joined Sittingbourne in January 2019. Previously played for Canterbury
Emmanuelle N’Daw: Defence / Midfield Joined Sittingbourne for this season. Emmanuelle is
versatile player who can play in right defence or midfield. Has played youth football for Blackpool
FC but was included in tow pre-season friendlies under the then manager Ian Holloway’s
regime. Also played for Redbridge FC.
Johan Caney- Bryan: Forward. Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2018-2019 season.
Immediately made an impact when he scored two goals in a preseason friendly. Johan was
awarded a scholarship at the University of East London whilst being a third-year sport and exercise
student following an impressive display playing for The UEL football Club.
Kane Phillip: Forward. Kane is in his second spell with us. Kane has also played for Herne Bay
Enock Adjei: Forward. Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-20 season from The
Arsenal Development side. He has been captain of SCEFL Welling Town and also played for
Millwall and Thamesmead.
Shaun Brown: Forward. Shaun joined the Brickies at the beginning of the 2019-2020 season.
Powerful players who scored for fun when with SCEFL side Corinthian.
Josh Oliver. Midfield: Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-20 season. Promising
youngster who completed a 3 year scholarship at the FAB academy, National Sports Centre,
Sid Sollis. Forward: Sid joined Sittingbourne in September 2019. Sid started his career as a
youth with Tonbridge Angels and has played for Leicester City's under 23's, Margate, Whyteleafe,
Ashford Utd (loan from Margate,), Sevenoaks Town (loan from Margate), East Grinstead
Town and Hythe Town after a brief spell out of the game. Proven goal scorer. Sid is on
joint terms with Canterbury City
Adam Woolcott: Adam has recently signed for us from Hythe Town.
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Maidstone Museum is staging a major new football
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done over time in bringing people together. As
well as the ups and downs of Maidstone football,
it sheds light on the contributions of Kentish
benefactors, administrators and businesses,
plus the area's innovative contributions to sport,
including women's football.
Hundreds of football-related objects are coming
together, some dating to the 19 th century. They
include a priceless collection of memorabilia
compiled by mercurial football boss Jim Thompson.
Many others of exceptional historical interest
are being secured on loan, the highlight perhaps
being the Manchester United strip worn by
Kent-born David Sadler at the 1968 European
Cup final. It promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime
Football aficionados from all over Kent have
contributed with information or exhibits. A full
programme of linked educational activities has
been devised with youthful visitors from around
Kent in mind. Special events for both young and
old are planned, including an intriguing talk on
the unique role of Kent in shaping world sport.
The exhibition is being curated by Stones fan
John Bunyard. He told us, "It began as the story
of Maidstone United, but broadened out once I
started delving into Kentish football origins. It
now taps into the roots of even national football,
which inevitably brings in a lot of clubs and
even more personalities – not to mention other
sports. Anyone who likes Kent sport and loves
their football will relish it".
Thanks to the generosity of former Margate FC
chairman Gordon Wallis, admission charges are
being waived. A full-colour book is being produced
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The Museum is close to both Maidstone East
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See the Events page on Maidstone Museum's
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Paul Martin—Special Games
Paul continues his reminiscing with Portadown 0 Red Star Belgrade 4 - October 1991
I have only managed to see one live game in Northern Ireland but what a treat this was. One of our
local representatives sponsored this European Cup game and “Head Office” dispatched two of us
from London to provide support. I was most excited to be going especially as the Company were
picking up the tab! What I didn’t realise was that we were required to draw the raffle on the pitch at
half-time and present a Man Of The Match Award to the best Portadown player on the pitch after the
game as well as doing some local PR.
But I am jumping ahead. Irish hospitality is legendary and ours started as soon as we reached the
hotel. After a couple of drinks (I am very partial to a Bushmills or two) we were whisked to Shamrock
Park for more drinks and a buffet in the Boardroom. More Boardroom drinks at half-time (Portadown
2-0 down at this stage) after our raffle adventure and then dragged back to the Boardroom after the
game. By this stage my hotel bed was calling but, no, off to a different hotel and a large meal (this
started about 11pm). Needless to say, we were not up very early the following day! A crowd estimated
at 5,000 watched the game. Red Star Belgrade had won the first leg 4-0 as well for an 8-0 aggregate
Manchester United 2 Newcastle United 0 (FA Cup Final 1999)
I have had a fascination with the FA Cup and its history since a small boy but never had the opportunity
of attending a Final. For my 50 th birthday, I received a ticket to the Final – what a fabulous present.
Goals from Teddy Sheringham (11 mins on as a sub for Roy Keane) and Paul Scholes (53
mins) sealed the victory.
Manchester United rested several players because of the Champions League Final with Bayern Munich
four days later. They lined up with Schmeichel, Gary Neville, May, Johnsen, Phil Neville, Beckham,
Keane, Scholes, Giggs, Cole and Solskjaer. This is probably the only time I saw these players
Not so many well-known faces in the Newcastle side except for Alan Shearer, Steve Harper, Gary
Speed, Rob Lee and Nolberto Solano.
Not the most exciting of games if I remember correctly but I have attended a number of England Internationals,
Amateur Cup Finals, Trophy Finals and Vase Finals and the atmosphere at this FA Cup
Final topped the lot!
AS Roma 3 Parma 1 – 2002
I have only been to Rome the once for a short break with my long-suffering wife. Despite throwing
coins in the Trevi Fountains I have yet to make a return trip. The visit coincided with a Roma home
game so tickets were purchased.
Sunday was a pretty unique day. The morning was spent in St Peter’s Square with a vast crowd while
the Pope, John Paul II, made his tour of the Square in his Popemobile after morning prayers. I am not
Catholic but the atmosphere was amazing.
From there to the Olympic Stadium which held the 1960 Olympics. Apart from the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies the stadium held the Athletics and Equestrian events and the track was still in place.
Our only Gold Medal in this Stadium in 1960 was Don Thompson in the 50km walk (older readers will
remember him). Dorothy Hyman, Peter Radford and David Broome also won medals for Great Britain
in this arena.
A crowd of 61,870 saw the home side win 3-1 (2-1 at half time). The home side included Christian
Panucci, Cafu, Emerson and Gabriel Batistuta. Parma included Cannavaro, Hakan Sukur and Junior.
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A series of articles by the author of the book ‘A History and Guide to Football Programmes’
describing how programmes have changed over a century-and-a-half of Association
Football. These articles will appear throughout the season in the Sittingbourne FC
More Substantial Issues Before the Great War
The fund-raising potential of football programmes became widely appreciated by clubs in the
years which followed the turn of the century, and by the outbreak of the Great War, clubs had become
polarised into those who published multi-page, advertising-included recognisable match
programmes, and those who published nothing at all. Few, if any, remained with the half-way
house of a simple team sheet.
Some of these early programmes were substantial affairs, providing a comprehensive coverage
of club matters, commentary on football topics and description of visiting clubs. “The Villa News
and Record”, for instance, comprised 20 pages and was arguably superior to the club’s programmes
some 50 years later. Birmingham City (or just plain Birmingham as they were then
known) favoured a very large page size, with a cover of blue paper and white internal pages.
A curiosity amongst programmes from the early decades of this century was the “Everton and
Liverpool Official Football Programme” .... “the only programme issued by Authority of the
Everton and Liverpool Clubs.” This was a substantial, 16 large page edition, which covered both
city clubs, featuring the first team match of one, and the reserve team fixture of the other, both
played on opposite sides of Stanley Park on the same afternoon. This, apparently, happy collaborative
arrangement persisted for many years on Merseyside, before the clubs reverted to their
19th century habit of issuing separate match programmes.
The Sheffield clubs were early and prolific programme issuers, with Wednesday being one of the
last clubs to feature team selections on the front page. Their 16-page productions from the early
1900’s were arguably before their time. It was not only League clubs who were beginning to
make their programmes bigger and better. Hartlepool United, who did not join the League until
after the Great War, had “Martin’s Key Card and Official Programme” issued on their behalf as
early as 1909/10. This consisted of 12 pages, only three of which were given over to advertisements.
By the outbreak of the Great War, those clubs who regularly issued programmes were publishing
multi-page issues which we would recognise today - minus the gloss, colour and photography of
course. Universal programme production across the country did not happen until the 1920’s.
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Saturday 7 th September 2019
By Peter Pitts
FA Cup—Preliminary Round
Bognor Regis Town 3 (Muitt (2) (11 & 13
mins), Lethbridge 30mins)
Sittingbourne 0, Attendance 339
Bognor Regis Town had gone beyond the 1 st
Qualifying round stage of the Emirates FA
Cup in each of the last 4 seasons but over the
same time the Brickies had never progressed
beyond that stage so the odds were stacked
heavily against them doing it this time, and so
the 3-0 defeat was perhaps a foregone conclusion.
In truth Sittingbourne were never in it
once the Rocks first goal went in.
Sittingbourne made 7 changes from the lineup
that drew at Sevenoaks in midweek. Included
in that number was leading scorer Roman
Campbell who was not allowed to play in
this fixture at the request of Gillingham. However
the Rocks were able to field two strikers
on loan from Portsmouth, both of whom had
featured for the EFL League one side in the
Carabao cup. These two (Dan Smith and Brad
Lethbridge,) plus Jimmy Muitt proved far too
hot to handle for the Brickies defence.
The first goal came after 11 minutes when
Ashton Leigh’s cross found Muitt completely
unmarked in the Sittingbourne box and he
gave Tom Benham no chance with his shot. A
minute later came Sittingbourne’s only real
effort on goal (apart from twice when the ball
went into the net but offside was given,) when
Chris Webber fired in a powerful shot that was
caught by Rocks keeper Peter Durin at the
second attempt. But a minute later the Rocks
doubled their lead with perhaps a fortuitous
goal that was given to Muitt who mishit his
shot and the ball actually cannoned off a Sittingbourne
player and into the net.
The Rocks had rocked the Brickies! And they
were first to the ball too many times.
Chances continued for Bognor and on 25
minutes Dan Smith should have scored when
he was through on goal but he curled his shot
wide, there was however a hint of Smith being
offside and it looked as though even he
The third goal really put the game to bed for
the Rocks, and that came on the half hour
when Muitt was again involved, this time
crossing the ball to the far post where Lethbridge
had oodles of time to plant his shot into
The half ended with another chance to the
Rocks as Dan Smith took advantage of slack
marking but his soft shot was easily saved by
Benham was in action immediately after the
start of the second half when he pushed away
a shot from Smith after a mazy run by the
Despite plenty of running Sittingbourne were
just not able to trouble Durin in the Rocks
Neat passing movement on the edge of the
Brickies area between Muitt and Letherbridge
ended in Benham saving another Letherbridge’s
At last the Brickies were showing a bit more
fight without really getting that final shot in.
But at the other end Muitt hit a Brickies post.
It could have been four when a suicidal back
pass was made but Benham just managed to
get back to his goal and hook the ball off the
goal line. The final chance of the game went
to Smith but again it was a weak shot that
It must be said that the fantastic Sittingbourne
fans never stopped trying to encouraging the
team so for me they were the Brickies men
and women of the match!
A deserved victory then for Bognor Regis
Town who claim the £4,500 prize money.
Bognor Regis Town: Peter Durin, James
Crane, Ashton Leigh, Doug Tuck (Tommy
Scutt 73 mins), Ben Clark-Eden, Keaton
Wood, Harvey Whyte (C) (Dan Simmons 81
mins), Tommy Leigh, Dan Smith, Jimmy Muitt,
Brad Letherbridge (Victor Hensel 73 mins).
Subs not used: Charlie Williamson, Charlie
Sittingbourne: Tom Benham, Lewis West
(Chris Barnard 55 mins), Jason Fregene, Lewis
Chambers (Tyrone Guthrie 46 mins), Cory Walters-Wright
(Yellow Card), Lex Allan, Enoch
Adjei (Kane Phillip 66 mins), Chris Webber (C),
Shaun Brown, Tom Fagg, Festus Lori, Subs not
used: Abdel N’Daw, Johan Caney-Bryan
Referee: Ciaran Barlow, Assistants: Derek Pratt,
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4 Guernsey 8 4 3 1 18 14 4 15
5 Cray Valley PM 7 4 2 1 10 5 5 14
6 VCD Athletic 8 4 2 2 15 14 1 14
7 Chichester City 6 4 0 2 10 7 3 12
8 Phoenix Sports 8 4 0 4 17 15 2 12
9 Whitehawk 8 3 2 3 13 11 2 11
10 Faversham Town 8 3 1 4 10 13 -3 10
11 Haywards Heath Town 7 2 3 2 10 9 1 9
12 Whitstable Town 8 2 3 3 10 12 -2 9
13 Hythe Town 8 3 0 5 8 12 -4 9
14 Whyteleafe 4 2 1 1 9 6 3 7
15 Herne Bay 7 2 1 4 9 16 -7 7
16 Burgess Hill Town 7 2 0 5 16 19 -3 6
17 Three Bridges 7 2 0 5 7 14 -7 6
18 SITTINGBOURNE 7 1 2 4 7 11 -4 5
19 Ramsgate 6 1 1 4 7 13 -6 4
20 East Grinstead Town 8 0 3 5 11 20 -9 3
BetVictor Isthmian League South Central—not including
Chertsey Town v Northwood and Uxbridge v Ware 8/10/19
1 Hanwell Town 7 6 1 0 25 6 19 19
2 Westfield 8 6 1 1 23 5 18 19
3 Tooting & Mitcham United 7 6 1 0 16 4 12 19
4 Harlow Town 8 5 1 2 16 15 1 16
5 Bracknell Town 8 4 2 2 17 10 7 14
6 Chalfont St Peter 8 4 2 2 18 12 6 14
7 Uxbridge 7 4 1 2 14 7 7 13
8 Waltham Abbey 8 4 1 3 24 18 6 13
9 Ware 6 3 3 0 15 9 6 12
10 Chertsey Town 6 3 2 1 12 7 5 11
11 SOUTH PARK 8 1 6 1 13 13 0 9
12 Marlow 8 2 3 3 13 14 -1 9
13 Barking 8 2 2 4 12 15 -3 8
14 Chipstead 8 2 2 4 9 12 -3 8
15 Bedfont Sports 8 1 3 4 4 14 -10 6
16 Northwood 7 1 1 5 10 21 -11 4
17 FC Romania 8 1 1 6 12 29 -17 4
18 Hertford Town 8 1 1 6 8 27 -19 4
19 Staines Town 6 0 2 4 8 15 -7 2
20 Ashford Town (Middx) 8 0 2 6 7 23 -16 2
Match Reports by Tony Rickson
Saturday, 14th September 2019
BetVictor Isthmian League South East Division
Faversham Town (1) 1 (Adesite 44) Sittingbourne
(0) 0, Attendance: 312
Goalkeeper Tom Benham will have left the field
cursing his mistake that gave Faversham Town
the only goal of this local derby.But, to be fair,
every one of his Sittingbourne colleagues made
a mistake or two – a misplaced pass or a mistimed
tackle – it’s just that goalkeeper errors
are more exposed than everybody else’s.
Not that Sittingbourne played badly, in fact their
first half performance was among their best 45
minutes of the season.But they didn’t convert
some good moves into goals and ended the
game looking a bit one-dimensional with Lewis
Chambers’ massive long throws their chief
weapon. But Faversham, with their twin centrehalves
both ex-Brickies, were exemplary at
keeping them out and winning the aerial challenges,
and Sittingbourne’s second half play
never matched up to the earlier stuff.
Sittingbourne made five changes from the team
that lost to Bognor Regis in the FA Cup the previous
week, Roman Campbell, Chris Barnard,
Abdul Ndew and Kane Phillip returning, with
Ben Fitchett coming straight in after rejoining
the club the previous day. He lined up in an allpigtailed
central midfield alongside Chambers,
having played in defence throughout his previous
spell at the club.
In pleasant September sunshine, Sittingbourne
made a positive start and threaded together
some impressive build-ups with Campbell’s
quick-footed hold-up play excellent and Tommie
Fagg popping up all over the place in a very
Fagg had a powerful shot deflected wide, Phillip
volleyed an early chance over, Campbell so
nearly got to a couple of headed chances,
Fitchett forced a comfortable save out of keeper
Watkins, and Jason Fregene, outstanding otherwise,
put his shooting chance out of the
It was all Sittingbourne, winning the ball back all
over the pitch, with Faversham restricted to the
odd breakaway, Benham making a good save
at the end of one of them.
But it all went horribly pear-shaped at the end of
the first half when Fregene played a back pass
to Benham. He looked as if he didn’t realise
how much time he had, and tried to kick it out
first time. It skewed off his foot, straight to Faversham’s
Adesite just a few yards away, and
he seemed almost embarrassed at having the
opportunity to put it straight into the empty
goal.Faversham had been dominated in the first
half but they turned it around after the break
and worked altogether harder to keep Sittingbourne
out and preserve their lead.
Benham was probably the busier of the two
keepers, making a couple of good saves, while
at the other end, sub Enoch Adeji created an
opening but shot straight at the keeper, Lex Allan
had a headed chance saved and a powerful
Chambers effort was headed out for a corner by
the mighty Matt Bourne. He doesn’t seem to
have aged a day since starring for Sittingbourne
back in the Bourne Park days.
So a second successive game for Sittingbourne
without scoring, and in all honesty a pretty disappointing
result. The fans were once again unstinting
in their support, and at least the team
played well for half a game and kept plugging
away for a whole one.
Faversham Town: Luke Watkins, Donvieve
Jones, Jamie Maxted, James Miles,
Matt Bourne, Josh Dorling, Michael Freiter
(Robert Lawrence, 82 min),
Mitchell Chapman, Max Morgan (Jack Sellens,
76 min), Anthony Adesite
(Rolandu Onu, 87 min), Ryan Khanye (Yellow
card). Subs not used: Steven
Mills, Harry Earls.
Sittingbourne: Tom Benham, Abdul Ndew
(Johan Caney-Bryan, 68 min), Jason
Fregene, Lewis Chambers, Lex Allan (Yellow
card), Cory Walters-Wright,
Kane Phillip (Enoch Adjei, 57 min), Ben Fitchett
(Tyrone Guthrie, 57
min), Roman Campbell, Tom Fagg, Chris Barnard
(Yellow card). Subs not
used: Lewis West, Festus Lori.
Referee: Mr C Pullen; Assistants: Mr W
James, Mr R Mortimer
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