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The Matchday Programme of Sittingbourne FC

Season 2019—2020—Programme 7

Sittingbourne v Hythe Town

Saturday 19th October 2019

KO 3.00PM


Sittingbourne Football Club


The Martin & Conley Stadium,


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, Andrew Marjeram (Non Exec).

M Edward Lucas (Mens First

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SITTINGBOURNE V HYTHE TOWN

SATURDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2019, KO 3.00 PM

Manager: Chris Lynch

Ast Manager: Darren Blackburn

Coach: Josh Hall,

Physio: Marc Wheeler

Kit Manager: Warren Chambers

Team Assistant: Harry Chambers

Manager: Steve Watt

Assistant Manager: Nathan Elder

Coach: Paul Booth

Kitman: Mick Putman

Physio: Shannon McEvoy

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Pullen (Romford)

Assistants: Simon Bell (Spalding), Liam Giles (Romford)

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Tom Benham

Jordan Perrin

Manny N’Daw

Cory Walters-Wright

Lex Allan

Enoch Adjei

Chris Webber

Tom Fagg

Liam Middleton

Jason Fregene

Kane Phillip

Festus Lori

Johan Caney Bryan

Stefan Lawrence

Caleb Roberts

Joshua Oliver

Sid Sollis

Adam Woolacott

Declan Pearse

Will Godmon

Ryan Nicholls

Alistair Carney

Callum Adonis-Taylor

Ollie Rowe

Danny Devine

Jamie Coyle

James Rogers

Charlie Webster

Alex Brown

Aaron Simpson

Tom Carlton

Frannie Collins

Ross Ibbertson

Stephen Okoh

Kieran Hughes-Mason

Alex Flisher

Aristede Bassele

Tom Walmsley

Ryan Nicholls


John’s Jottings

Good afternoon everyone. Welcome to Woodstock Park.

Our visitors are Hythe Town. Welcome to their players, officials and supporters. A welcome also to

today’s match officials.

Amongst the players in the Hythe Town squad are two ex Brickies, Jamie Coyle who made 105 appearances

for us, many as captain, has recently joined Hythe after a period as Dartford FC manager.

Jamie left us just after the 2011-12 season started to join Richard Brady at leatherhead.

Hythe had a difficult start to the season and after not having the results they felt they should have had

changed managers. Ex Margate manager Steve Watt was appointed to replace ex Herne Bay manager,

Sam Denly. Steve then appointed Nathan Elder as Assistant manager, a post, he of course,

held with us. Steve was previously manager at Margate.

On Saturday, Hythe were beaten in the Buildbase FA Trophy by Hastings United. We have drawn

Tooting & Mitcham at home next Saturday (26 th ) in the first qualifying round of the Trophy. A difficult

task as Tooting & Mitcham, as I write these notes, have not lost a league match and are joint top of

the Isthmian South-Central Division.

Our Trophy match at home to another Isthmian South-Central side, South Park was a hard-fought affair.

Played in very wet conditions it was never going to be a classic game of football. However, all

those present saw two committed sides give their all in an entertaining game. Full marks to the referee

who was willing to talk to an Assistant after South Park scored a “goal” after a player took a free

kick but touched the ball twice.

On Tuesday we played the first and as it turned out, last Kent Senior Cup tie of the season. Our opponents

were Ramsgate who we beat away when Nick Davis was in charge. Since then another ex

Brickie, Jason Lillis, has taken over. His was a much changed team for this match. It was a hard

fought match but one we were generally in control of. Two early goals, one for each side was the result

at the end of 90 minutes. Ramsgate got the better of the penalty shoot out to go through to the

next round.

Enjoy the game!


From the Programme Editor

The programme this week has all the regulars plus the three series of articles that we have

been running which are Paul Martin’s special games, the history of programmes and Grant Wilbur’s

scrapbook—this week he looks back to this month in 1995 when John Ryan’s side played

Worcester City and Burton Albion in the Beazer Homes Premier Division. The side featured

such names as Efrem Ebbli, Lee McRobert and many more that a lot of you will remember.

How life ebbs and flows, Worcester City are now in the Midlands Football league, a step below

us in the pyramid, whilst Burton Albion of course are in the EFL league one.

I don’t remember going to either ground however the Sittingbourne FC website under the archive

section, includes my reporting on two games v Worcester City, the first on 15th December

1997 and the second on 14th March 1998, both at Central Park. We lost the first 0-1 and

drew the second 0-0 when we were both in danger of relegation. Lots of Archive games going

back to 1996 are on the website archive although with many changes of web hosts some links

no longer work and those reports appear to be lost...although I am looking for them.

I’ll be on holiday when you read this (shocking I know) and as I went last Sunday I didn't see the

Ramsgate game either. Certainly plenty of disappointment at Ramsgate that under Nick Davis

they struggled, even though (if the stories are true) their budget is high for this step of non

league football. The problem is of course that more often than not high budgets can’t be sustained

and there are other clubs, namely Billericay Town, who must be at risk after the money

men leave. At least we have no money Men (or Women) so that shouldn’t happen to us.

If you haven’t done so then you should read our Chairman Mo’s update that is on the website.

There are some interesting developments going on behind the scenes that could be promising

,however those of us who have been around the club for a long time know that you can’t

count your chickens before they hatch.

Finally I do urge you to come along to our Q & A with our Men’s first team manager Chris

Lynch together with a race night. Proceeds will go the club and one of our youth players, Charlie

Taylor, who is fighting a recurrence of Leukemia.

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Hythe Town— A Brief History

Hythe Town Football Club was formed in August 1910 although football in Hythe can be traced

back into the previous century. The club joined the Folkestone and District Leagues and after the

First World War had some success, four championships and only once outside the top three in

fourteen seasons. They moved up into the Kent Amateur League in 1936 and were promoted into

Division One before the Second World War intervened. The 50s and 60s saw little league success

but that changed in the early 70s with three successive league titles and a Kent Junior Cup

win. Hythe were granted senior status and elected into the Kent League in 1977, playing at the

newly acquired Reachfields, an old army sports ground on the edge of the town’s firing ranges.

The club were runners-up in the Kent League on three occasions but it was not until property developer

Tony Walton took over Hythe Town in February 1988 that things really started to happen.

That summer saw the ground developed to Southern League standard with seats and a social

club, with viewing balconies, above new dressing rooms. Standing cover extended behind one

goal and for the whole of the far side, and floodlights were installed. The ground capacity still remains

at 3,000 with the majority under cover. The chairman proved to be a high-profile character

who attracted much media attention with his high spending on the ground and team. Town won

the 1988-9 Kent League title by 14 points and set a league record of 133 goals. The club gained

promotion to the Southern League.

The next season saw another promotion as the main aim, but the club’s great run to the FA Vase

semi-finals handicapped their league ambitions, with four games a week at times, and a sixth

place finish. Hythe lost out to the eventual Vase winners Yeading, winning the home leg 3-2 in

front of the club’s record attendance of 2,147, but cruelly losing the second leg 2-0 with the crucial

goal coming from a big deflection. They did win the Eastern Professional Floodlight Cup at their

first attempt.

The following season was very similar, topping the table in November but runs in four cups again

caused fixture congestion and a final placing of eighth. Hythe lost out to Trowbridge Town in a

Vase quarter-final second replay, lost to Chelmsford City over two legs in the Southern League

Cup final, but won the Kent Senior Trophy and retained the Eastern Professional Floodlight Cup.

The club played 40 league games and 33 cup ties.

In 1991/2 Hythe again topped the table in the early months but the money was beginning to run

out. With little cup success, the exit from the Vase at Evesham United in February saw many of

the team sold and their replacements could only finish thirteenth. the club did reach the final of

the Kent Senior Cup, losing in extra-time to Bromley at Gillingham’s Priestfield Stadium. That

match proved to be Walton’s last game, and he put the club into liquidation soon after.

Supporters rallied round and entered a scratch side, as Hythe United, into the following season’s

Kent County League and negotiated continued use of Reachfields Stadium. After three seasons

the club regained senior status and in 1995 were elected back into the Kent League but the club

would struggle for a number of seasons in the wrong half of the table. In 2001 Hythe dropped the

“United” suffix, reverting to “Town” and in November 2002 appointed Paul Fisk as Manager. This

proved a turning point and Hythe became a top six club. There was one exception, in 2005/6,

when again the Vase was a distraction, winning five ties before going out to Winchester City in

the fourth round, in front of 441 spectators at Reachfields.

In season 2007/8 Hythe forced themselves to the top of the table in March and were considered

to be favourites for the title. Disappointment was acute therefore when form was lost in the final

weeks and the side not only slipped to fourth place, but also lost in the final of the League Cup.

The highlight was a fantastic FA Cup win over Andy Hessenthaler’s Dover Athletic before a crowd

of 1,109 at Reachfields, and achieving the important Ryman League ground grading.

Continued


Hythe Town — A Brief History Cont

The club achieved runners-up spot the following season and then Scott Porter, who had been

Paul Fisk’s assistant manager, took over as manager for the 2009/10 season with Clive Cook as

his assistant. There were many good results but too many dropped points saw Hythe finish in

third position. Town also progressed through three rounds of the FA Cup to be drawn against the

full-time professionals of Woking who were relieved to escape with a replay after an exciting 2-2

draw at Reachfields. The replay was another tight match until the last few minutes when Woking

scored three times to go through 5-1.

The 2010/11 season was possibly the most successful in the history of the club, with Scott Porter

and leading the side to the Kent League Championship for the first time in over twenty years,

and with it promotion to the Ryman League. After a 22-match unbeaten run in the new-year,

dropped points over Easter took the championship to the wire and the league was clinched in

dramatic style on the last day of the season through a last-minute equaliser at Tunbridge Wells.

This amazing achievement was coupled with the club’s best ever F.A. Cup run, and the best for

any Kent League side in over 50 years. Hythe negotiated their way through six rounds, including

memorable wins over higher league opposition at Concord Rangers of the Ryman Premier and

at home to Staines Town of the Blue Square Bet South. The prize was an away draw in the First

Round Proper to League Two side Hereford United. It was one round too far on the pitch, the

hosts comfortably winning 5-1 with Gary Mickelborough getting the Hythe goal.

During the 2011/2 season the club maintained their progress and finished in eighth place in Ryman

Division One South. Hythe were also able to get their hands on some silverware as wins

over Ebbsfleet United and Dover Athletic were followed by a single goal victory in the final at

Dartford to win the Kent Senior Cup. The following season ended with a 17-match unbeaten run

and a fourth-place finish. This brought about the club’s first play-off appearance, unfortunately

losing at Faversham Town in the semi-final.

After another eighth-place finish Scott Porter and Clive Cook left the club at the end of 2013/4

and Tim Dixon was appointed as manager in May 2014. It was a disappointing season that saw

the club finish in 16 th position and after a poor start to 2015-6 the club decided to part company

with Dixon in September. Clive Cook returned to take over, this time as manager and led a remarkable

turnaround from 22 nd place to fourth as the club qualified for the Ryman South playoffs

for a second time. Defeat followed at Worthing in the semi-final. The club ended just outside

the play-off zone the following season.

The club parted company with manager Clive Cook in January 2018 as ex-Herne Bay manager

Sam Denly arrived to take his place. Again, we ended up just outside the play off places in

2018/2019. However, a poor start to 2019/2020 led to the departure of Sam Denly to be replaced

by former Margate manager Steve Watt.


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Appearances


Sittingbourne FC—Mens 1st Team Squad

Tom Benham: Goalkeeper. Joined Sittingbourne at the beginning of the 2019-2020

season Ex-perienced keeper who has also played for Faversham Town and

Canterbury City.

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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.

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Chris Webber: Defender. Club Captain. Joined Sittingbourne from Canterbury City

at the be-ginning 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 Sit-tingbourne. 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 Whitsta-ble 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 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 throw.

Chris Barnard: Midfield. Signed for us last season from Margate. He was with the

Dover Ath-letic academy before then and has also played for Faversham Town.

Izzy Adebayo: Midfield. Previous club was Faversham Town. Has also played for

South Park and Tilbury.

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.

Continued


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

City.

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,

Bisham Abbey.

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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Haylock, Hume, Clarke, Saunders,

Strouts, Matthews, Blondrage, Beard,

Collinson, McRobert. Subs used:

Ullathorne, Buglione.

This week in 1995 Sittingbourne had to

make two long journeys, the first to

Worcester City and the second to Burton

Albion hoping to get at least a point in

each of the Beazer Homes Premier

Division fixtures.

At Worcester City Sittingbourne manager

John Ryan tried a 4-5-1 formation against

a team sitting in second place.

Unfortunately

Sittingbourne were

two goals down

within thirteen minutes

thanks to

strikes by striker

Whitehurst and

midfield dynamo

S m i t h .

Sittingbourne with

just Lee McRobert up front never really

looked like scoring.

In the 59th minute Whitehurst scored

again with a near post header then nine

minutes later midfielder Cottrill fired a

shot past Ebbli from the edge of the

penalty area. Sittingbourne did improve

following the introduction of substitutes

Buglione and Ullathorne but were unable

to score.

All things considered the match against

Burton Albion was a very disappointing

affair for the Brickies who slumped to

their seventh defeat in ten games and it

was also their third successive game

without a goal.

Sittingbourne deserved at least a point

but their inability to score goals coupled

with their ability to concede them meant

they got nothing from the game. The 7th

minute goal from Hadley who scored

after a corner ball was touched on and he

raced in scored from close range.

Sittingbourne created

numerous

chances and the 4-

4-2 formation

seemed to work

better for them however,

strikers Lee

McRobert and Lee

Thompson just

couldn’t get the ball

in the net. Substitute Martin Buglione

replaced Thompson and looked likely to

score at times however failed to do so.

Sittingbourne: Ebbli, Strouts, Clarke,

Beard, Saunders, Daniels, Hume,

Blondrage, Ullathorne, McRobert,

Thompson. Subs: Buglione, Searle.

Next up was a home game against fourth

placed Leek Town. Could this be the turning

point?

The defeat meant Sittingbourne

remained third from bottom with 7 points

from 9 games. Sittingbourne: Ebbli,


Paul Martin—Special Games Part 3

Rye United 5 Guernsey 6 - FA Vase 2012/13

I first visited Rye United in 2000 when they beat Crockenhill 5-2 in the Kent County League. It

was a very attractive, if basic ground, “The Salts”, in the shadow of the town. In 2010, the pavilion

and changing rooms were destroyed in a fire and rebuilt two years later. By

this time Rye United were back in the Sussex County League.

Guernsey had only formed the previous season, joining the Combined

Counties League. I had already seen Guernsey defeat Erith Town 4-3 in an

earlier Vase game which didn’t finish until gone 6pm, if I remember correctly,

because of a serious injury. Guernsey were so impressive that day and

it was a must to take in the FA Vase 4 th Round game at Rye. The programme

mentions that neither side is usually shy in front of goal!

What do I remember about the game?

There was a recording of “Sussex By The Sea” played as the teams lined up. I had to make a

dash to the public car park at full-time to top up my hours (probably illegal) and, of course there

was extra time and 11 goals.

A crowd of 246 plus a number of TV crews watched Rye take an early 2-0 lead but Ross Allen

scored twice for Guernsey before the break. 3-3 at full-time, 4-4 at the end of the first period of

extra time and although Rye took the lead in the 108 th minute Guernsey still managed to score

twice before the end.

Rye United folded at the end of the following season but I understand a new club, Rye Town,

now plays on the ground.

Bolton Wanderers 3 Swansea City 0 - October 1972 & Bury 0 Swansea City 1 – November 1978

As these clubs are currently in the news I have added them to this article. It appears that Bolton Wanderers

are “safe” at least for the foreseeable future. Sadly Bury have been expelled from the EFL. I

think Bury supporters should take heart from the past. I am pretty certain that they will reform at a

lower level and their supporters will have the joys of Non-League football as they climb the pyramid

and make many new friends.

These are my only visits to Burnden Park and to Gigg Lane. I have not (yet) managed to get to the

Reebok (or whatever it is now called). Perhaps I will still get a chance (at time of writing). Weirdly,

both these games were against Swansea City in Division 3 – just coincidence.

I was working in Manchester for a week in October 1972 and staying fairly close to Prestwich Heys

ground. On the Wednesday night, the only football option was a train to Bolton for the evening kick

off. Bolton were lying in second place in Division 3 and went on to be Champions. Swansea City occupied

bottom spot at the time and were well beaten. They were relegated to Division 4 at the end of

the season.

My visit to Bury is clouded in mystery. I think I was on a short speedway tour of the North West and

took in the game as a forerunner of a meeting at Belle Vue in the evening. Bury were 22 nd in the table

while Swansea City were 2 nd and went on to be promoted in 3 rd Place. Bury avoided relegation. I remember

nothing about this game although Swansea City were particularly strong that season with the

likes of Leighton Phillips, Tommy Smith, Phil Boersma, Alan Curtis and John Toshack as player

manager.


John Clarke IBF / BSF President


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

programme.

Everybody’s Doing It in the 1920’s

Programme issuing by clubs and associations became the norm in the 1920’s, resulting from the

example shown by those clubs whose pre-Great War programmes had proved to be good

sellers, and significant profit makers. Another reason for the explosion of issues was the widespread

provision of “Half Time Scoreboards” around football grounds.

In the days before radio coverage and teletext, football crowds had to rely on the “half times”

from other grounds being displayed on enormous fixed boards (either at the back of the terracing

or at the trackside), to ascertain how rivals were faring. The only means of deciphering the mixture

of letters and numbers was to refer to the coded list of fixtures printed in the match programme.

In this way, the programme had evolved from being a means of identification of players

to being a vehicle for even more spectator information.

Part of the sudden upsurge in programme production was the virtual doubling of the size of the

Football League in the early 1920’s, by the formation of Division 3 North and the transfer of clubs

from the Southern League to form Division 3 South. Thus we have the first regular issue of programmes

from Rochdale in 1922/23, Halifax Town in 1921/22 and such long forgotten ex-League

clubs as Wigan Borough and Stalybridge Celtic (both 1921/22) and Nelson (1924/25). Of clubs to

join the League in subsequent years, York City issued an 8-page programme in 1924/25 in the

Midland League, and Torquay United first issued (starting with FA Cup ties) in 1923/24.

Chelsea, host club of the 1920, 1921, and 1922 FA Cup Finals, set a fine example by publishing

the first truly official, and substantial, FA Cup Final programmes. Featuring classical sketches by

Bernhard Hugh on the cover, these were 24, 20 and 8-page programmes respectively, the last

bearing a very close resemblance to the standard Chelsea programme of the inter-war years.

The 1920’s was the decade in which football programme production became the norm throughout

the Football League, and for all major non-league clubs, and it was also the era in which programmes

adopted the format we associate with them today. Henceforth, match programmes

would be multi-page, stapled, liberally filled with advertisements and including as a minimum;

team selections, fixtures/results, league tables, half-time scoreboard and editorial.

For more information and advice on programmes and programme collecting, please visit

www.pmfc.co.uk.


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Pics from Sittingbourne v Guernsey by Ken Medwyn


Match Report—By Tony Rickson

Tuesday, 17th September 2019

BetVictor Isthmian League South East Division

Ashford United (1) 2 (Smith 7, 90+2) Sittingbourne

(1) 1 (Caney-Bryan (pen) 33)

Attendance: 225

With 90 minutes played, battling Sittingbourne

were on the brink of becoming the first team to

take a point off old rivals Ashford in the league

this season.

But they’ve developed a habit over the last

couple of years of conceding late goals, and

Ashford stunned them two minutes into added

time with a dramatic winner.

To rub salt into the wounds, the goalscorer,

with his second of the night, was David Smith,

who was given his first chance at this level of

football by Sittingbourne.

That’s three defeats on the trot for the Brickies,

who at least fought well throughout and

defended stubbornly, restricting the home side

to very few clear-cut chances in the second

half even though they didn’t enjoy a lot of possession

themselves.

For this second local derby in four days, Sittingbourne

made just one change from the

team that lost at Faversham on Saturday, Johan

Caney-Bryan replacing top scorer Roman

Campbell, whose one month loan from Gillingham

has now expired.

But they changed formations, with Ben Fitchett

moving from midfield to a back three, and

later to right-back in a more conventional fourman

defence, while Kane Phillip moved upfront

to provide a double spearhead with

Caney-Bryan.

Ashford started confidently and were a goal

up in no time when a seemingly misplaced

header went behind the Sittingbourne back

three and Smith poached the goal. He looked

as if he might have been offside but nothing

was given.

On a zippy artificial surface it was a much

quicker game than Saturday’s and, and after

not seeing much of the ball for the first 15

minutes, Sittingbourne began to play their way

into the game.

It was an impressive recovery from that early

blow, and after Tommie Fagg had threatened

the Ashford goal with a long-range shot, they

equalised just after the half-hour.

Fitchett found Caney-Bryan with a great pass

down the right and as his cross came in, Phillip

was shoved over as he charged in on goal.

Caney-Bryan converted the penalty with no

little skill.

Lex Allan, a giant in defence and always a

threat when going forward for set pieces, almost

got on the end of a Chris Barnard freekick

and Sittingbourne ended the half feeling

they’d done a good job to get back in the

game so well.

They were dangerous in breakaways in the

second half, too, often prompted by Fagg from

a deeper role than usual, and Jason Fregene

had a shot deflected just wide, Allan almost

forced a corner in and Lewis Chambers had a

shot blocked as he tore forward in a superb

Sittingbourne counter-attack.

To be fair, Ashford had plenty of the ball, but

they didn’t get much joy with aerial challenges

in the box, and Sittingbourne looked to be

holding out for what would have been a very

hard-earned but deserved point.

When Smith blazed a free-kick out of the

ground late on, it looked as though Ashford’s

final chance was going with it, but they conjured

up a winning goal in added time to break

Sittingbourne hearts.

Sittingbourne left a gap down the left of their

defence for an overlapping full-back to race

into and his low cross was converted at close

range by the predatory Smith.

Things aren’t going Sittingbourne’s way at the

moment, but manager Chris Lynch promised

his team would never be found lacking in effort

and passion, and they gave it their all only

to come up just short.

After four successive away games, it will be

nice to get back to Woodstock on Saturday

when visitors Guernsey will fly in to present a

different sort of challenge altogether.

Ashford United: Sam Mott, Jerald Aboagye,

Jake McIntyre, Danny Walder (Yellow card)

(Levi Gold, 84 min), Josh Wisson, Mohammed

Kamara, Hassan Ibrahiym, Lee Prescott (Zak

Henry, 70 min), Jay May, David Smith (Theo

Osinfolarin, 90+3 min), Tashi-Jay Kwayle.

Subs not used: Ramell Lake, Lee Hook.

Sittingbourne: Tom Benham, Ben Fitchett,

Jason Fregene, Lewis Chambers (Yellow

card) (Liam Middleton, 90+3 min), Lex Allan,

Cory Walters-Wright, Abdel N’Daw (Enoch

Ako-Adjei, 70 min), Tommie Fagg, Johan

Caney-Bryan, Chris Barnard, Kane Phillip

(Festus Lori, 81 min).

Subs not used: Lewis West, Josh Oliver.


BetVictor Isthmian League South East

Todays Matches

3pm

Burgess Hill Town

v

Ramsgate

3pm

Cray Valley PM

v

Faversham Town

3pm

East Grinstead Town

v

Whitstable Town

3pm

Haywards Heath Town

v

Hastings United

2pm

Herne Bay

v

Guernsey

3pm

Sevenoaks Town

v

Ashford United

3pm Three Bridges v Phoenix Sports


Match Reports by Tony Rickson

Saturday, 21st September 2019

BetVictor Isthmian League South East Division

Sittingbourne (0) 0 Guernsey (0) 1 (Skillen 90)

Attendance: 139

Oh no, not again. That’s three times in the last

four games that Sittingbourne have conceded

crucial late goals.

It cost them a win against East Grinstead, a hardearned

point at Ashford on Tuesday night when

the home team won it in the 92nd minute, and

now a draw against Guernsey in a match they

should have won easily.

All this means that since last March, Sittingbourne

have won just once in 15 league games.

It’s a long time since home fans saw the team get

three points, but despite the hard dry pitch, despite

the sun beating down, despite Guernsey enjoying

a good start to their season, despite this

being a very young Sittingbourne side, this was

the day to do it.

Sittingbourne had chances galore, but good as

their approach work was at times, their finishing

just never matched it. And when they got anxious

about it in the second half, they took the wrong

option too many times, players shooting when a

pass was on to a better-placed colleague.

It’s easy to criticise from the sidelines, and of

course all the players were doing their best, but

when you’ve got four breaking against two defenders,

the best way to get through is to pass

rather than hold onto the ball too long and dribble

into trouble.

Guernsey, who only just escaped relegation at

the end of last season, came into the match on an

excellent run of just one defeat in six games

played. And that’s despite long days and plenty of

airport-waiting, playing all of them here on the

mainland as their home ground is having work

done on it.

Sittingbourne were without the injured Lewis

Chambers, joining a long list of players out injured

or unavailable, and left out Emmanuel N’Daw and

Kane Phillip from the team that lost at Ashford. In

came Festus Lori, Liam Middleton and Josh Oliver,

who showed a lot of potential and dazzling

footwork in his full league debut.

Guernsey have very definite patterns of play,

passing the ball round at the back before launching

long balls forward, but their three-man back

line always looked as if it could be caught out by

quick attacks.

Sittingbourne made a promisingly effective start,

and after 12 minutes, Johan Caney-Bryan

thrashed a shot against the inside of the post

from Lex Allan’s headed pass.

Caney-Bryan, who worked hard throughout and

held the ball up well, got clear down the middle

but shot wide and Oliver also missed the target

from a good position.

Into the second half and Caney-Bryan couldn’t

quite stretch enough to get in an accurate header

from Tom Fagg’s cross as Sittingbourne again

took control of the game.

Chances followed, in fact they flowed, but the

Guernsey keeper rushed out to make good saves

from Caney-Bryan and sub Kane Phillip, Fagg

had two shots that were saved comfortably, and

Oliver couldn’t get on target with opportunities he

created for himself.

Guernsey seemed content to style it out, breaking

only very occasionally, though when they did Tom

Benham was forced to make a couple of good

saves.

It looked as if Sittingbourne were going to miss

out on three points that seemed to have been

there for the taking, but the game had a bitter

twist in its tail.

Guernsey always come to play football but they

were rather too quick to go down towards the

end, and I thought the free-kick that led to their

90th minute goal was a poor decision.

But it was right out wide near the halfway line and

should have been defended. The ball got into the

six-yard area, though, and was scuffed back for

sub Skillen to shoot into the far corner and send

the away team off celebrating.

Harsh on Sittingbourne but it’s a tough old game,

football, and the team who dominates doesn’t always

win matches. They now have a fortnight’s

break from league action to put this defeat behind

them and bounce back for the rest of the season

–there’s a long way to go yet.

Sittingbourne: Tom Benham, Ben Fitchett (Lewis

West, 72 min), Jason Fregene, Tom Fagg, Lex

Allan, Cory Walters-Wright, Liam Middleton, Chris

Barnard (Yellow card), Johan Caney-Bryan

(Emmanuel N’Daw, 66 min), Joshua Oliver, Festus

Lori (Kane Phillip, 52 min). Sub not used: Declan

Pearse.

Guernsey: Callum Stanton, Frank Tobin, Jamie

Dodd (Yellow card), Thomas Dodds (Charlton

Gauvain, 32 min), Thomas Strawbridge, Harry

Tobin, Liam Mahon (Sebastian Skillen, 71 min),

Kieran Mahon, Will Fazakerley, Ross Allen, Carlos

Canha (Alex Scott, 67 min). Subs not used:

Thomas De La Mere, Keanu Marsh.

Referee: Mr Ian Fissenden; Assistants: Mr Howard

Collins, Mr Billy Woods.


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Brickies Lottery Results

The lottery is now even more attractive. There is now an annual prize (in December) of £500, and

each month a prize of £100. In addition Each week there are draws for £40 ( 3 prizes except for

the week when there is a £100 prize when there will be two £40 prizes).

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

cost is just a £1 a week! (Payable monthly. Quarterly or annually)

Week Commencing 14th October 2019

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Week Commencing 7th October 2019

£100, Ticket number 356, Doris Goodman, Sittingbourne

£40, Ticket number 024, Terry Miller, Sittingbourne,

£40, Ticket number 682, Roy Wellard, Sittingbourne.

Week Commencing 30th September 2019

£40, Ticket number 104, Don Ralph, Sittingbourne

£40, Ticket number 368, Warren Chambers, Sittingbourne,

£40, Ticket number 616, Ted Overy, Sittingbourne.

Week Commencing 23rd September 2019

£40, Ticket number 146, Peter Dixon, Bapchild.

£40, Ticket number 469, Trevor Davies, Sittingbourne,

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