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Match Day programme, Sittingbourne v Tooting & Mitcham Utd Saturday 26th October 2019

SITTINGBOURNE

V TOOTING & MITCHAM UTD

THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY

Saturday 26th October 2019 , 3.00PM

1ST Qualifying Round


Sittingbourne Football Club is a UK company limited by guarantee:

Company registration number, 11360242.

Registered office: The Martin & Conley Stadium,Woodstock Park,

Broadoak Road, Sittingbourne, ME9 8AG

Who’s Who

President: Alan Barty

Vice Presidents: Tania Spice, Andy Spice, and John Cooper.

Directors: Maurice Dunk (Chairman), Ken Medwyn (Vice

Chairman), Peter Pitts (Company Secretary) , John Pitts

(Treasurer). Colin Page, Alan Barty, Glen Parkes, Mick

Sayce, Andrew Marjeram (Non Exec).

Other Committee Members : Edward Lucas (Mens First

Team Secretary), Danny Appleton (Turnstile Manager).

Roger Pudner (Head Groundsman),

Other Key Personnel: Faye Goatham (Turnstile), Jackie

Mount (Programme sales), Tony Rickson (Match reporter),

Sandra Pitts & Lynne Lucas (Boardroom), Clive Phillips

(Club shop), Dudley Hird & Tony Rickson (Club Historians).

Roger Wilkins (Head Steward)

The Isthmian League and Singbourne FC strongly supports the FA

statement that there should be a zero tolerance approach against

racism and all forms of discriminaon. Accordingly any form of discriminatory

abuse whether it be based on race or ethnicity , sexual

orientaon, gender, faith, age, ability or any other form of abuse

will be reported to the Football Associaon for acon by that Associaon.

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SITTINGBOURNE V TOOTING & MITCHAM UTD

SATURDAY 26TH 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

Managers: Ashley Bosah / Cornelius Nwadialor

Coaches: Kyle Merton (GK), Terry Angelli (Fitness)

Myles Warren, Marcus Bernard, Dan Yankah,

Warren Andrews.

Physios: Bruno Silva, Amalia Khemet

Kit Man: Charlie (Ten Grand) Smith

MATCH OFFICIALS

Referee: Brett Grant (Canvey Island)

Assistants: Richard Joss (Margate), Ryan Chantrill-Smith (Margate)

GOALS

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PLAYER NO

PLAYER NO

SUBSTITUTE

GOALS

Tom Benham

Jordan Perrin

Ben Fitchett

Manny N’Daw

Cory Walters-Wright

Lex Allan

Enoch Adjei

Chris Webber

Tom Fagg

Jason Fregene

Kane Phillip

Festus Lori

Johan Caney Bryan

Chris Barnard

Stefan Lawrence

Caleb Roberts

Joshua Oliver

Sid Sollis

Adam Woolacott

Harrison Pont

Liam Middleton

James Shaw

Hady Ghandour

Dean Hamlin

Sol Patterson-Bonner

Nathan Daly

Griffiths Dominic Morgan

Danny Bassett

Daryl Coleman

Nebay Haile

Jamarie Brissett

Razzaq Coleman

Ahkeem Belford

David Castanho

Kadeem Ajeon

Alex Andrade Felipe

Dontai Stewart

Morgan Campbell

Isaac Sarpong

Junior Timite

George Ademiluyi


John’s Jottings

Good afternoon everyone, welcome to the Martin & Conley stadium.

Today is Buildbase FA Trophy day. After seeing off Isthmian South Central league side Uxbridge

in the last round we play another South Central League side, Tooting & Mitcham United, in this,

the first qualifying round. Welcome to their Players, Officials and Supporters. A welcome also to

the match officials.

Tooting & Mitcham United are very much a form side in the Isthmian South Central League. They

remain unbeaten in their league having won six and drawn two of their seven league fixtures this

season. Tooting & Mitcham did well in the Emirates FA Cup beating three teams, Faversham

Town (1-0), AFC Vardeanians of the Southern Counties Combination League Division One (3-1)

and Dorking Wanderers (1-0). They were beaten by Poole Town in the third qualifying round (0-

2). Tooting & Mitcham were drawn at home in all their FA Cup matches. In the Buildbase FA Trophy

preliminary round our visitors won at Whyteleafe 3-1. So far this season Tooting & Mitcham

United have only lost two competitive matches all season – the FA Cup match against Poole

Town and a Surrey Senior Cup match at home to Frimley Green. Tooting & Mitcham played a

completely changed team in the match against Frimley Green to their normal league side. So,

you can see we will have to play at our best to get a positive result today.

On Saturday we had probably

our best result of the

season. Our opponents,

Hythe Town, have completely

changed their team since

they changed managers. Ex

Margate manager, Steve

Watts, is now in charge at

Hythe with our ex Assistant,

Nathan Elder now the assistant

manager at Hythe. They

have signed some very experienced

players, some at

National League level. To

beat Hythe and keep a clean

sheet was a great result. It

just goes to show that experience doesn’t always bring success. This was followed by an impressive

performance against Phoenix Sports on Tuesday in the Velocity Trophy when 2 Sid Sollis

goals, plus goals from Kane Phillip gave us an emphatic 4-2 victory.

The winner of today’s match will receive £2450 and the losers, £800. If there is a draw today the

replay will be at Tooting & Mitcham United’s Campus Society Stadium (Imperial field – Morden,

SM4 6BF) on Tuesday 29 th October (19:45).

Our Commercia Director, Andrew Marjeram, has bought in a number of new sponsors this season.

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see if there is a company offering that service and give them a try. Please also support “The dining

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From the Programme Editor

Welcome all.

Well I’ve had my break and as I wrote on a Facebook post it was nerve racking looking at footballwebpages

and the Isthmian Live scores for updates on Saturday’s match, especially during

the last 5 minutes or so! Still Johan did it again and I could enjoy the rest of my break. Great result

on Tuesday too. Unfortunately I missed that match too after I didn't get home until gone

8.00Pm after a pre-planned family outing with the Grandchildren to the Tower of London.

First of all I want to congratulate Chris Lynch for being voted manager of the week on Kentonline

and also to Jason Fregene for making their team of the week.

This is a bumper 36 page programme that includes another in the series on Match day programmes

as well as two of Grant Wilbur’s look backs at old matches which I know are very popular.

I’ve also included a list of all the Buildbase FA Trophy matches being played in this round.

Just out of interest there are only five BetVictor Division 1 South East teams left in the competition,

as well as ourselves they are Haywards Heath Town, Hastings Utd, Phoenix Sports, and

Whitehawk.

Plenty of information on our visitors this afternoon as well, with a comprehensive history of the

club and a host of their player profiles.

Talking of the programme I notice that the BetVictor Isthmian website nearly always features

our e version of the programme and when it does it invariably heads the article with a picture of

our Brickies welcome board.

Congratulations to Chichester City who in our first year in our league have made the second

round of the FA Cup, albeit by having a bye in the first

round, however they already have 5 wins under their belt.

Finally don’t forget the raffle today with proceeds going to

one of our youth players, Charlie Taylor, who is battling a

recurrence of Leukiamia.

Prizes include a frame collage of Geoff Hurst kindly donated

by Kent Stone Fabrication.

Peter

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Tooting & Mitcham Utd — A Brief History

Tooting & Mitcham United FC was formed in 1932 when two local sides, Tooting Town and Mitcham Wanderers

amalgamated, the club remaining in the London League until joining the Athenian League in 1937.

In 1938 the Surrey Senior Cup was won for the first time by beating Dulwich Hamlet 2-1. Wartime then

brought a mixture of friendly matches and a league called the South East Combination. The London Senior

Cup was lifted in 1943 when Dulwich Hamlet were defeated 5-4.

When the Second World War ended the club returned to the Athenian League and were Champions in

1950 and 1955. They also reached the FA Cup First Round Proper for the first time in 1948 unluckily losing

by a goal to nil at Millwall and in 1950 reached the First Round Proper again with their first ever home

tie against Football League opposition Brighton & Hove Albion, losing 3-2. The club was invited to join the

Isthmian League in 1956, the premier amateur league in the South, and they switched from playing in

white shirts to black and white stripes. That season saw the club reach the FA Cup Second Round Proper

losing to Queens Park Rangers.

In the 1957-58 season they were crowned Isthmian League Champions but were hit by tragedy when star

goalkeeper Dave Moore was killed in a car crash soon after the title was won. In season 1958-59 the club

reached the 3rd round proper of the FA Cup for the first time in its history beating Football League clubs

Bournemouth and Northampton Town. In the third round they were drawn at home to Nottingham Forest,

one of the top clubs in the country, and led the First Division side 2-0 at half-time but a own goal and a

very controversial penalty for handball enabled Forest to scramble a draw. In the replay the Midlands side

won 3-0 played before a crowd of 42,362 and they went on to lift the FA Cup at Wembley.

The 1959-60 campaign was one of the best in the club’s history the Isthmian League Championship was

won for the second time and Tooting reached four Cup Finals, winning two. The London Senior Cup was

lifted as Bromley were beaten 5-0 and the Surrey Senior Cup was also won when Tooting defeated Walton

& Hersham 3-0, great striker and Northern Ireland International Paddy Hasty getting a hat-trick. Paddy

would also play for the Great Britain Olympic team in the 1960 summer Olympics and was the last player

to score a goal for Team GB until 2012. Tooting were the first amateur side to reach the London Challenge

Cup Final for over 30 years losing 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

In March 1962 the club switched on their brand new floodlights and how bright they were, the game

against Arsenal was a classic as the Gunners were beaten 4-2 in a never to be forgotten evening. The following

season the team had a record 11-0 win over Welton Rovers in the Amateur Cup, the Tooting &

Mitcham side containing several England Amateur Internationals. Young goalkeeper Alex Stepney was a

local lad who had come through the Tooting ranks and at the end of the 1962-63 campaign he joined Millwall

and later played for Chelsea, Manchester United and the full England side against Sweden, a proud

moment for Tooting & Mitcham. Dario Gradi, who had an illustrious career as manager of Crewe Alexandra

over a long period of time, also played for the Terrors in the early 1960’s.

The 1974-75 season saw the club reach the FA Cup first round proper and a dream home tie with Crystal

Palace. The Terrors took a first minute lead through Steve Grubb but the Eagles hit back to win 2-1 in front

of a 10,000 plus crowd at Sandy Lane. The following season the club under the guidance of Roy Dwight

had their best ever run in the FA Cup reaching the 4th round proper. After beating Romford and Leatherhead

away the Terrors had to travel again to Swindon Town in the Third Round and soon found ourselves

2-0 down but a dramatic fight back saw Tooting snatch a draw. In the replay at a packed Sandy Lane Tooting

had a great 2-1 victory with Alan Ives scoring the winner after a fine solo run. In the 4th round the Terrors

were drawn away yet again with a long trip to Bradford City and despite a brave performance lost 3-1.

The club also had their best ever run in the FA Trophy reaching the quarter-final stage losing at eventual

winners Scarborough by 1-0.

The club won the Surrey Senior Cup three seasons on the trot in 1976, 1977 and 1978 being the first club

to achieve this. In 1983-84 Tooting finished in the bottom two of the Isthmian League but were saved from

relegation as Staines Town did not have the required ground grading. However, there was no reprieve in

the 1988-89 campaign when the club were relegated for the first time in its history.

In season 1992-93 Tooting won its first trophy for many years at first team level when they lifted the Full

Members Cup, beating Dorking by a goal to nil, scored by Micky Stephens. The 1996-97 season proved to

be one of the worst in the club’s history resulting in relegation to the Second Division. By contrast the 2000

-01 campaign was the club’s best for many years as the 6th round of the FA Vase was reached and defeat

only came at the hands of eventual winners Taunton Town. Even more importantly under the guidance of

Keith Boanas and Ian Hazel the Ryman League Division Two Championship was won despite an horrific

backlog of fixtures.

Continued


Tooting & Mitcham Utd — A Brief History Cont

After many years of frustration and setbacks the club moved into its new home at Imperial Fields for the

start of the 2002-03 season. After going close to promotion in 2005-06, losing to Tonbridge in the Playoffs,

manager Richard Cadette was replaced by the hugely experienced Billy Smith (who was skipper of

Tooting’s 1975-76 FA Cup side) and George Wakeling. In their first season the club won both the London

Senior Cup and the Surrey Senior Cup and a fantastic unbeaten league run saw Tooting reach the Playoff

Final. Sadly this proved to be a game too far as Hastings United won out by 2-0 at Imperial Fields.

However, the 2007-08 season would see Tooting reach the Play-off Final again, this time against Cray

Wanderers, and a Paul Vines goal resulted in a welcome return to the Premier Division after a gap of 19

years. The club also produced a superstar by the name of Michail Antonio who came through the ranks

and signed for Reading, and has subsequently starred in the Championship for Nottingham Forest and is

now a regular on the score sheet with West Ham United.

In 2009-10 the team reached the First Round Proper of the FA Cup after a gap of many years with a trip

to Stockport County but in a torrential rainstorm went down to a 5-0 defeat. Sadly at the end of the season

Billy and George left the club and Mark Beard was subsequently appointed manager in May 2010.

After a mediocre first season and a dismal start to the 2011–12 season Beard was relieved of his position

in December 2011 and former West Ham player Kenny Brown was appointed the new manager. However,

the results got worse and Tooting were relegated at the end of the 2011–12 season. The following

seasons saw a succession of managers (Roberto Forzoni, Jamie Martin and Phil Simpson) which cumulated

in the club being relegated back to Division One at the end of the 2011-12 campaign.

For the 2013-14 season former Terrors captain Craig Tanner was appointed First Team Manager and

was assisted by Adam Moriarty. In their first season Tooting finished in a creditable 11th position. The

2014-15 season again saw the Terrors finish in 11th spot and reach the London Senior Cup Final losing

to Hendon, but at the end of the campaign the club parted company with Craig and Adam.

The new management team for the 2015-16 season was former Reserve Team Boss Frank Wilson as

Manager with Mark Hams as his assistant. In October Hams left the club to be replaced by Paul Dale who

became Assistant Manager and First Team Coach having previously been a manager of the Army football

team, also having served as Coach at Godalming Town. Tooting ended the 2015-16 season on a

high beating Hendon by 2 - 0 in front of a crowd of 480 in the London Senior Cup Final at Imber Court.

2016-17 was the pinnacle of Tooting’s recent achievements, the club being crowned as Ryman South

Champions after a superb season of entertaining football. The team amassed a total of 105 points with

120 goals scored and won the league on goal difference from Dorking Wanderers. They also broke numerous

records on the way that included a 14 game winning streak in a run where of 15 matches undefeated.

Star men for the team during that campaign were Billy Dunn with 25 goals and fellow striker Mike

Dixon with 23. Manager Frank Wilson and his assistant Paul Dale were looking to consolidate that success

in the new Bostik Premier division for the 2017-18 season. Paul subsequently left the club for a

management role elsewhere and the Terrors highly respected U23 coach Ashley Bosah was appointed

as Assistant Manager and Head Coach in his place.

The 2017-18 season was hugely disappointing, with the club in the lower reaches of the Isthmian league

table for the majority of the campaign. With only one team being relegated it was hoped that the club

could get out of trouble but it was not to be and Premier League status was ended as Burges Hill Town

pipped Tooting on goal difference ! At the end of the season the club parted company with manager

Frank Wilson.

For the 2018-19 season the club appointed Ashley Bosah and Cornelius Nwadialor as joint First Team

Managers with Jordan Wilson in the dual role of Assistant Manager and Player/Coach. Ashley, Cornelius

and Jordan had previously overseen the club’s highly successful Under 23 side and they had a growing

reputation of producing home grown talent. This was good foresight by the club as attendances improved

and there were many Football League scouts at Tooting & Mitcham matches. There was also a general

feeling of togetherness within the club.

After a cautious start to the campaign the team put up some tremendous performances going on several

unbeaten runs which saw them challenge for a play-off place. Sadly the club just missed out but the encouraging

signs were there for all to see and that the future of the club was very bright. The Terrors also

made it to the final of the Surrey Senior Cup but went down to Southern League Premier outfit Metropolitan

Police by two goals to nil.

During the campaign Tooting players Abraham Odoh, Isaiah Jones, Sam Folarin and Lexus Beeden all

left to join EFL Championship Clubs. Further proof that the club was in very safe hands with a Management

team that would once again be at the helm for the 2019-20 season.


John Clarke IBF / BSF President


Tooting & Mitcham Player Profiles

JAMES SHAW - GOALKEEPER

James is an experienced goalkeeper and joined the Terrors from Three Bridges just before the

season started. Shaw is a commanding presence between the sticks and in the dressing room

and a favourite with the fans.

MORGAN CAMPBELL - GOALKEEPER

Morgan Campbell made a number of league and cup appearances for the first team last season,

whilst also playing in goal for the under 23s side during their league and cup double winning

campaign.

SOL PATTERSON-BOHNER - DEFENDER

Sol is the Tooting & Mitcham Utd Club Captain. His previous clubs include Leatherhead, Dulwich,

Sutton Utd, Walton Casuals and Whyteleafe. Signed for Tooting in time for the 2015-16

season. Sol has won both the Surrey & London Senior Cups and been a Ryman League South

Play-off and Championship winner.

NEBAY HAILE - FORWARD

Nebay is a former Staines Town and Ashford Town striker. Nebay is player with considerable

pace and a keen eye for goal. He is comfortable playing up front in a two or three, as well as

playing on the left hand side.

.HADY GHANDOUR – FORWARD

A 19 year old striker now in his third season at the club having progressed through the Terrors

highly successful Development squad set up at both U18 and U23 level, he has now established

himself as a regular member of the first team squad. A dual national, Hady is also now a regular

member of Lebanon's U19’s international side.

SHAMAL EDWARDS – FORWARD

Shamal was also one of the stars of our U23 side last season. Amazingly Shamal still finished

the season as the Division's top goal scorer despite not playing a single game during the final 12

weeks while he too was getting plenty of senior experience on loan at Southern Counties East

Premier Division side Erith Town.

DANNY BASSETT - FORWARD

Signed for Tooting prior to the start of the 2016-17 season. Previously with Staines Town, Egham

& Godalming. Unfortunately, Danny was injured for the latter part of the Terrors’ Championship

winning campaign but returned and played a full term in the Bostik Premier Division for the

last season. Danny was the club’s top scorer last season.

RAZZAQ COLEMAN DE GRAFT - FORWARD

A 21 year old forward who featured regularly in our double winning U23 side and also gained

plenty of senior experience while also playing for Southern Counties East Premier Division side

Erith Town.

Razzaq is a strong forward presence who has scored plenty of eye catching goals.

OMARI HIBBERT - FORWARD

Omari is a strong forward who joined Tooting at the beginning of last season from Greenwich

Borough. However, injury and illness curtailed his appearances during the year. Omari has had

a strong preseason and is ready to become a focal point for the club’s attack. Hibbert has previously

played for Walton Casual and Corinthian Casuals amongst others.

DOMINIC MORGAN-GRIFFITHS – MIDFIELDER

Dominic, a bustling midfielder, is product of the Tooting & Mitcham Youth team and has now

graduated to the full 1st Team squad.

Dominic is an incredibly talented creative outlet from the middle of the park, with astonishing energy

levels allowing him to cover ground across the field.

DARYL COLEMAN – MIDFIELDER

Daryl Coleman is a 29 year old midfielder who joined Tooting from Horsham. He was captain

and was promoted from the Bostik South division with Walton Casuals in the 2017-18 season.

Daryl is a local lad from Mitcham. Lovingly nicknamed the ‘Grey Iniesta’ by the fans, due to his

impressive passing range and knack for scoring important goals.

DAVID “DIDI” CASTANHO – MIDFIELDER

David played for Walton & Hersham during the second half of last season and is an attacking

midfield player. Most suited to playing in the ‘number 10’ role, Didi is a keen technical player who


Tooting & Mitcham Player Profiles—Cont

AJANI DOMINGO-CARRINGTON – DEFENDER

Ajani is a young athletic versatile player who gained experience playing for Clapton FC first team

at age 17, only playing ten games before signing to Waltham Abbey to help them escape relegation.

After being released he joined Cheshunt FC U23’s for a short time before joining Tooting

and Mitcham Utd U23’s to then work his way up to the first team. He is currently recovering from

injury and working towards winning his place back in the first team.

NATHAN DALY – DEFENDER

Nathan in recent seasons has spent time across all levels of non-league football, at Sutton Utd,

Whyteleafe, Corinthian Casuals and Hythe Town.

Nathan is a commanding defensive player who is strong in the tackle and a towering presence in

the air.

DEAN HAMLIN – DEFENDER

Another fans favourite re-joining the Terrors. Deano has had recent spells with Dorking Wanderers

and Chipstead before coming back home to the Campus Society Stadium. An experienced

defender who is now most comfortable at centre back, having played at right back during his last

spell at the club.

ALEX FILIPE – DEFENDER

Alex is a hardworking left back who brings real grit and determination to Tooting’s defensive unit.

Having scored and laid on assists during pre-season, Alex also shows he will offer an attacking

threat. As well as a previous spell with the Terrors, Alex played for Molesley FC last season

GEORGE ADEMILUYI - DEFENDER

George impressed in a couple of pre-season games as a trialist and last season he played for

both Hayes & Yeading Utd and Cheshunt; the two clubs promoted from the South Central division.

George is an explosive right wing back who will undoubtable offer his talents to both the attacking

and defensive units at the club.

KADEEM AJEON – MIDFIELDER

Kadeem is a product of our successful league winning U23’s team who made the deserved step

up into the first team during las season’s campaign. Has re-joined the Terrors after a very short

period with Whyteleafe

ANTONIO SIMEONE – DEFENDER

Antonio was Tooting’s Player of the Season for 2018-19 but left the club to join up with ex-

Tooting manager Frank Wilson at Merstham. Following a very short spell there Antonio moved

across to Staines Town for a couple of matches but has now re-joined the Terrors for the remainder

of the 2019-20 season. Another firm favourite with the club’s fans

MANAGEMENT TEAM

ASHLEY BOSAH – JOINT MANAGER:

Ashley Bosah, who has previously overseen our highly successful U23 side was appointed as the

Joint First Team Manager at the beginning of the 2018-19 season. Ashley, who first worked

alongside previous manager Frank Wilson with the T&MU FC reserve team some six years ago

is also Tooting’s Development Squad Manager and Head of our Football Academy. Ashley has a

particular interest in the educational and well-being aspects of young player development.

CORNELIUS NWADIALOR – JOINT MANAGER:

Cornelius was appointed alongside Ashley Bosah as Joint Manager after having been associated

with the club for 5 years. In season 2017-18 he guided the Terrors U23’s to the Suburban League

South Division Championship and the Runners-Up position in the Isthmian Bluefin Sport Development

League Central Division (with a sensational goal difference). He will continue to manage

the U23 team this season, alongside his First Team responsibilities.


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ACTION

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HEADWAY!

Parslow calls for concussion review

THE ORIGINAL AND THE BEST

BRAD ALL OVER:

Alex Bradley

celebrates scoring

a last-minute winner

for Harrogate Town

in their 2-1 win over

Stockport County just

hours after joining

the club on loan

PICTURE: Ma t Kirkham

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FORMER National League

champion and Non-League double

winner Daniel Parslow is making a

plea for footba l’s concussion protocol

to be improved.

The 33-year-old ex-Cheltenham

Town and York City defender retired

in the summer following a head injury

during a National League North game.

He is now calling on football to follow

rugby union and allow temporary

substitutions while a player is assessed

by an independent doctor before being

allowed to continue.

Parslow told The NLP: “I feel there is

a place for that in football and I think

it will eventually come into play. I just

hope it doesn’ take something serious

for i to happen.”


THE BUILDBASE FA TROPHY FIRST ROUND QUALIFYING

SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2019 WINNERS RECEIVE £2,450 LOSERS RECEIVE £800

1 Buxton v Hyde United

2 Prescot Cables v Pickering Town

3 Whitby Town v Worksop Town

4 Lancaster City v Witton Albion

5 Nantwich Town v Bamber Bridge

6 Atherton Collieries v Scarborough Athletic

7 Morpeth Town v Mossley

8 Runcorn Linnets v Pontefract Collieries

9 Brighouse Town v Workington

10 Warrington Town v Ashton United

11 Dunston v Gainsborough Trinity

12 Radcliffe v FC United of Manchester

13 Kidsgrove Athletic v Colne

14 Stalybridge Celtic v South Shields

15 Redditch United v Corby Town

16 AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Banbury United

17 Leek Town v Chasetown

18 Halesowen Town v Stamford

19 Stourbridge v Nuneaton Borough

20 Peterborough Sports v Alvechurch

21 Biggleswade Town v Bedworth United

22 Cambridge City v Needham Market

23 Carlton Town v Matlock Town

24 Lowestoft Town v Coalville Town

25 Basford United v Mickleover Sports

26 St Ives Town v Soham Town Rangers

27 Grantham Town v Rushall Olympic

28 Tamworth v Leiston

29 Sutton Coldfield Town v Stafford Rangers

30 Stratford Town v Hednesford Town

31 Bromsgrove Sporting v Barwell

32 Folkestone Invicta v Lewes

33 AFC Sudbury v Harrow Borough

34 Haywards Heath Town v Aylesbury United

35 Carshalton Athletic v Merstham

36 Uxbridge v Bognor Regis Town

37 Westfield v Beaconsfield Town

38 Hitchin Town v Bedfont Sports Club

39 Ashford United v Barton Rovers

40 Hornchurch v Berkhamsted

41 Haringey Borough v Horsham

42 Maldon & Tiptree v Cray Wanderers

43 Bishop’s Stortford v Enfield Town

44 Heybridge Swifts v Potters Bar Town

45 Brightlingsea Regent v Royston Town

46 Metropolitan Police v Tilbury

47 Leatherhead v Ware

48 Aveley v Bowers & Pitsea

49 Sittingbourne v Tooting & Mitcham United

50 Chipstead v Canvey Island

51 Whitehawk v Hendon

52 Barking v Margate

53 Wingate & Finchley v Hayes & Yeading United

54 Kingstonian v Corinthian Casuals

55 AFC Dunstable v Hastings United

56 Phoenix Sports v Kings Langley

57 Cheshunt v East Thurrock United


58 Basildon United v Chesham United

59 Worthing v Walton Casuals

60 Yate Town v Tiverton Town

61 Melksham Town v Basingstoke Town

62 Truro City v Blackfield & Langley

63 Poole Town v Hartley Wintney

64 Winchester City or Thame United v Frome Town

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67 Willand Rovers v Larkhall Athletic

68 Wimborne Town v Taunton Town

69 Swindon Supermarine v Thatcham Town

70 Gosport Borough v Farnborough

71 AFC Totton v Weston Super Mare

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Against Leek in front of 539 onlookers,

Sittingbourne survived an early scare

thanks to a great Efrem Ebbli save and

went on to create a few chances themselves.

The best chance of the game fell to Lee

McRobert but his shot sailed over the bar.

At the other end Ebbli did well to grab the

ball off the goal line as Leek made a rare

attack.

Last week twenty five years ago

Sittingbourne played two home games in a

row. The last game at home saw the

Brickies defeat fellow strugglers

Atherstone 1-0.

The two games this week were against

teams in the top five of the Beazer Homes

Southern League Premier Division and

would present a considerbly harder task.

First up was Leek

Town who the previous

season finisherd runners-up

in the

Northern Premier

League and were bitter

at not being promoted

to the Conference this

season.

Sittingbourne were

improving playing a 4-

4-2 system with Paul Haylock being

played in his customary right back position

and Simon Beard was also improving and

looked solid in central defence with youngster

Roy Clarke. In midfield Lloyd Hume

and Andy Blondrage battled well and with

Simon Ullathorne beginning to look threatening

down the left the problem was still

one of goals. Not enough of them.

The match finished 0-0 and for

Sittingbourne any point was a good point

and Leek would have gone home happy

with a point too.

Four days later Dorchester were the visitors

to Central Park where a crowd of 548

were hoping that Sittingbourne would

extend their unbeaten home run to three

games.

Although Sittingbourne

looked the better team,

they went in at half time

a goal down after the

visitors scored in the

40th minute.

Sittingbourne equalised

in the second half after

James Strouts was clattered

by the visitors

goalkeeper in the penalty

area. Lloyd Hume

converted the spot kick

to put Sittingbourne level and the game

was there for the taking with just under

thirty minutes to play.

It was Sittingbourne who pressed for the

winner with Dorchester having to defend

deep. The game was won in the 87th

minute when Dorchester scored with what

was their only shot of the half. The home

form revival came cruelly to an end.

Sittingbourne: Ebbli, Saunders, Hume,

Haylock, Beard, Blondrage, Clarke,

Strouts, Buglione, McRobert.


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.

Harrison Pont: Profile to follow

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

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. Rest of Profile to

follow.


Wembley, and the Advent of Big Match Programmes

We have previously noted that the FA were reluctant to get involved in programme production

for FA Cup Finals, but that changed in 1923 when Wembley opened, albeit the publishers of

cup final and international issues from that venue were the stadium authorities themselves,

with FA approval. The scale and design of these programmes matched that of the venue. For

the first time, colour appeared on British programme covers, and the contents were more substantial

with more photographs and greater coverage of players.

Wembley opened with the famous 1923 Cup Final, and the programme for that fixture comprised

28 pages, arguably the most pages published to that date. It should be noted, in passing,

that this truly is the “Penny Black” of programme collecting - it is the most famous item, but

by no means the rarest nor most expensive nor coveted.

Host clubs continued to issue programmes for Cup semi-finals and international and representative

matches played at their grounds (until the 1950’s the majority of England international

matches were played on club grounds).The host clubs had merely issued similar, if not identical,

programmes to their standard League issues, but the example shown by Wembley spurred

them into making a special effort for the big games entrusted to their care.

An example of this is Chelsea, who maintained the same 4 or 8- page, blue print on white paper,

programme style until after the Second World War. In October 1934, they staged the English

League v Scottish League match at Stamford Bridge, and issued a special programme

comprising the normal 8 pages, but with photographs on the centre and front pages, and red

print as well as the standard blue on the front cover. Price remained at the standard 2d.

Wembley programmes were not only the first to use full colour, but they also saw a rich variety

of programme designs. All of the pre-Second World War covers relied on sketches and

graphics, with photographs used sparingly, and some of the full colour sketches were very attractive

indeed. Almost all of them featured the “twin towers” in some form or another, whether

in a photograph (1925), logo (1935) or as background (1933 and 1931). Most years saw an advertisement

at the bottom of the front page - either “Drink Bovril. Once it’s in you it’s sinew” or

“Expert Criticism of today’s cup tie by Charles Buchan in the Daily News (or News Chronicle)”

The example set by Wembley ensured that from then on big match programmes would invariably

fit the occasion they sought to represent, and programme buyers could anticipate something

superior to the normal League fare.

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

www.pmfc.co.uk.


Match Report—By Tony Rickson

Tuesday, 24st September 2019

BetVictor Isthmian League Velocity Trophy,

Sittingbourne (3) 4 (Oliver 6, Caney-Bryan 40, Sollis 42, 64) VCD Athletic (2) 4 (Goggin 8,

90, Lyoubi 20, Ogboe 53)

Group match Sittingbourne gained an extra point for winning the penalty shoot-out 5-4

Attendance: 71

It may only have been a League Cup-tie in front of a small crowd, and Sittingbourne did concede

four goals, but this felt like an important and exciting step forward in the development and evolvement

of the club.

For a start, Sid Sollis came in up front and had an impressive debut, youngsters from the development

squad got their chances in an already young side, and overall Sittingbourne impressed

with some super creative football, especially in the first half. And they took their goal chances that

were so wasted in Saturday’s defeat by Guernsey.

They also won the penalty shoot-out which follows drawn matches in this newly-structured Velocity

Trophy competition and gained themselves an extra point for that.

On the down side, they proved vulnerable at the back to VCD’s quick-raiding forwards, and once

again conceded a 90th minute goal, but you don’t often see eight goals in one game. Well, seventeen

if you include the penalty shoot-out.

As well as giving Sollis his debut, Sittingbourne brought in former Wigan and Barnet goalkeeper

Jordan Perrin for the first time, and took an early lead when Josh OIiver got his first goal for the

club, a right-foot effort through the keeper’s hands after his left-foot shot at the end of a brilliant

individual run had been saved.

VCD had hardly had a sniff of the ball but were 2-1 up by 20 minutes, the first a splendid individual

effort by Gaggin, cutting in from the right, and the second when Lyoubi was given too much

space to pick his spot.

Sollis was proving a real handful for the VCD defence and when he went searching for space

down the right he hit a superb cross from wide out that Johan Caney-Bryan cleverly headed

home.

And two minutes later Sittingbourne were back in front when Perrin whacked a long ball forward

and Sollis ran behind the defence, took a great touch, and beat the keeper in a one-on-one. How

Sittingbourne could have done with that sort of confident finish in such situations on Saturday.

VCD got level again early in the second half when a through ball wasn’t cut out and Obgoe went

round the keeper to steer it home.

Sittingbourne got a great goal to regain the lead, sub Smallman Moulon finding Lewis West,

whose long cross beyond the far post was headed back across goal by an athletic Tom Fagg for

Sollis to poach a real striker’s goal at the far post.

As Sittingbourne rang the changes to give substitutes a chance, VCD enjoyed their best period of

the game, and although Lex Allan held them up with some great tackles and interceptions, they

levelled with 90 minutes played when Gaggin scored at the second attempt.

Having lost a penalty shoot-out at Sevenoaks in their opening group game, this time Sittingbourne

converted all five of theirs, with Perrin saving one of VCD’s. The Brickies penalty scorers

were subs Chris Webber and Lewis Chambers, then West and keeper Perrin, with youngster

Declan Pearse keeping his nerve well to score the final one.

Sittingbourne: Jordan Perrin, Jason Fregene (Chris Webber, 56 min), Lewis West, Lex Allan,

Ben Fitchett (Yellow card), Kane Phillip, Josh Oliver (Declan Pearse, 81 min), Tom Fagg, Sid Sollis

(Lewis Chambers, 85 min), Johan Caney-Bryan (Smallman Moulon, 56 min), Liam Middleton.

Sub not used: Jackson Cullen-Cooper.

VCD Athletic: Tony Coxhall, Dominic Vincent-Edwards, Domonic Odusanya, George Monger,

Temitope Eweka, Jack Steventon, Alex Gaggin, Abdul Lyoubi, Michael Olatunji (Jeffrey Gyamfi,

45 min), Henry Ikeije, Onoriode Ogboe. Subs not used: Alastair Gordon, Ryan Mahal, Aymun El-

Mogharbel, Raphe Brown.

Referee: Mr Lee Dyson; Assistants: Mr Joe Dann-Pye, Mr Dan Blades.


Martin Buglione rounded the defence and

stroked the ball wide past the Erith goalkeeper

before firing it into the back of the

net.

Twenty five years ago in the Kent Senior

Cup Sittingbourne entertained Erith &

Belvedere at Central Park.

Amidst the doom and gloom surrounding

poor league results and financial woes

there was a very important beam of bright

light. No it wasn’t coming from the floodlights.

During the good times the club had

invested time and money in youth development.

From the club’s fertile

youth allotment,

seventeen year old

seedlings were

being cultivated for

first team football.

Two such seedlings

were given an

accelerated opportunity

to blossom

against Erith.

Defender Phil Walker started and another

17-year old Tyrone King was introduced as

a second half substitute.

Sittingbourne started well but as per usual

found scoring difficult. Erith managed to

create a couple chances and a goal line

clearance by Scott Saunders and then

later the crossbar spared Sittingbourne

from going in at half time as a losing side.

Sittingbourne never asserted superiority

against inferior opposition and just before

the final whistle Blondrage was forced to

blast the ball over the Sittingbourne goal to

prevent an Erith equaliser. The win had

nicely set up Sittingbourne for a home tie

against Gillingham in the next round.

Blondrage in his after match comments

stated that the win wasn’t pretty but a win

is a win. Sittingbourne: Ebbli, Haylock,

Walker, Beard, Saunders, Daniels,

(Verrall), Hume, Blondrage, Ullathorne

(King), McRobert, Buglione.

In general

Sittingbourne, who

were having to blood

youngsters to make

up a fair sized

squad, were still

punching below their

weight.

It seemed hard to

believe that the club

had applied to have

the ground graded

by the Vauxhall Conference in case they

were to finish in a promotion place. Other

clubs to have applied were Burton Albion,

Crawley, Rushden & Diamonds,

Cheltenham, (all four eventually climbed to

the Football League). Dorchester,

Worcester, Leek Town, Cambridge City

and Gloucester City had also applied.

The only goal of the game arrived ten minutes

into the second half. Andy Blondrage

sent a long ball over the Erith defence and


Match Reports by Tony Rickson

Saturday, 12th October 2019

Buildbase FA Trophy, Preliminary Round

Sittingbourne (1) 1 (Caney-Bryan 11) South Park (0) 0, Attendance: 157

What a lovely reward for the soaked Sittingbourne fans to watch their team battle all the way through

to secure their first home win since August.

And what a lovely reward for the club - £2,250 prize money from the Football Association for winning

this Buildbase FA Trophy preliminary round tie.

Sittingbourne had to be brave and determined to see it home after taking an early lead, and they

showed all the courage and passion that manager Chris Lynch has been demanding in a lively game

that had the odd flashpoint.

And they didn’t concede a late goal, as in so many other games this season, meaning they held out

for their first clean sheet in nine games.

South Park, who play in an equivalent level of football, are clearly a hard side to beat, having lost only

once in all eight league games this season.

They, too, showed plenty of determination and effort but their finishing was poor and Tom Benham

was excellent with his clean handling in the Sittingbourne goal behind a defence dominated by the

outstanding Lex Allan. He excelled at heading, interceptions, tackling – his performance had it all.

It rained all afternoon as Sittingbourne returned to action for the first time in two-and-a-half weeks,

and there was a nice glimpse of old favourite Tom Loynes warming up with teammates before the

game. He’ll be very welcome back when his recovery from a knee operation is complete.

Sittingbourne made a dream start, taking the lead in the 11th minute when an attempted defensive

block as Kane Phillip drove in a cross from the right ballooned the ball up and Johan Caney-Bryan

beat the keeper to the looping ball and headed it home.

In the following mad five minutes Sittingbourne had two players booked, Josh Oliver for kicking the

ball away and Ben Fitchett for his second foul, and conceded what sure looked like the equaliser.

Anderson headed home following the free-kick for the Fitchett foul and the referee signalled the goal.

But Chris Barnard and captain Chris Webber quickly pointed out that the South Park player taking

the free-kick had slipped on the wet grass as he struck the ball and kicked it against his other leg.

After a long consultation with his assistant, the referee disallowed the goal and awarded Sittingbourne

a free-kick instead.

South Park took a long time to get over their disappointment, questioning every decision and seemingly

feeling very hard done by, and Sittingbourne looked the better side in a fairly end-to-end and

well-contested first half.

Sittingbourne started the second half positively, Oliver shooting just wide and then his replacement,

Sid Sollis, twice forcing the keeper to make saves, the second one a diving effort from a free-kick.

South Park had a good period midway through the half, but paid dearly for blasting their two best

chances over the bar from close range.

They also had a final flurry in added time, forcing corners and free-kicks and driving the ball into the

six-yard box where their keeper was up to add to the mayhem.

But Sittingbourne defended well, and there was a moment of extraordinary bravery from Jason Fregene

when he dived horizontally to head a bouncing ball just as a South Park player was going to

kick it goalwards.

Well done to him, well done to the reliable Benham and all the Sittingbourne players for their hard

work in the driving rain. A good effort all round. And courageous too.

Sittingbourne: Tom Benham, Ben Fitchett (Yellow card), Jason Fregene, Chris Webber, Corey Walters-Wright,

Lex Allan, Kane Phillip (Enoch Adjei, 66 min), Tommy Fagg (Yellow card), Johan Caney-

Bryan, Chris Barnard (Jack Smith, 87 min), Joshua Oliver (Yellow card) (Sid Sollis,

51 min, Yellow card). Subs not used: Liam Middleton, Jordan Perrin.

South Park: Sam Freeman, Louie Downey (Nathaniel Williams, 66 min), Bailie Rogers, Harry Docherty

(Yellow card), Kay Conteh, Harry Pollard, Elliott Cross (Hayden Skerry, 80 min) Callum McAllister

(Yellow card), Charlie Pitcher, Sam Remfry, Tahjae Anderson. Subs not used: Alastair Gordon,

Ryan Mahal, Aymun El-Mogharbel, Raphe Brown.

Referee: Mr Mark Pond; Assistants: Mr Joshua Smith, Mr Jack Owen.


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 21st October 2019

£40, Ticket number 083, Ella Creasey, Isle Of Sheppey

£40, Ticket number 428, Ann Horner, Sittingbourne,

£40, Ticket number 462, Carol Cooper, Sittingbourne.

Week Commencing 14th October 2019

£40, Ticket number 235, Abigail Carden, Margate

£40, Ticket number 243, Lee Kempton, Sittingbourne,

£40, Ticket number 394, Michael Joyce, Sittingbourne

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.


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BetVictor Isthmian League South East

P W D L F A +/-

1 Sevenoaks Town 9 6 1 2 17 8 9

2 Hastings United 9 5 4 0 11 3 8

3 Cray Valley PM 8 5 2 1 12 5 7

4 Ashford United 7 5 0 2 15 8 7

5 Phoenix Sports 9 5 0 4 21 15 6

6 Guernsey 9 4 3 2 19 17 2

7 VCD Athletic 8 4 2 2 15 14 1

8 Chichester City 6 4 0 2 10 7 3

9 Whitstable Town 9 3 3 3 13 12 1

10 Whitehawk 8 3 2 3 13 11 2

11 Haywards Heath Town 8 2 4 2 11 10 1

12 Herne Bay 8 3 1 4 12 17 -5

13 Faversham Town 9 3 1 5 10 15 -5

14 Hythe Town 9 3 0 6 8 13 -5

15 SITTINGBOURNE 8 2 2 4 8 11 -3

16 Whyteleafe 4 2 1 1 9 6 3

17 Three Bridges 9 2 1 6 7 18 -11

18 Burgess Hill Town 7 2 0 5 16 19 -3

19 Ramsgate 7 1 2 4 7 13 -6

20 East Grinstead Town 9 0 3 6 11 23 -12

BetVictor Isthmian League South Central

P W D L F A +/-

TOOTING & MITCHAM

1

UTD

8 6 2 0 17 5 12

2 Hanwell Town 7 6 1 0 25 6 19

3 Westfield 8 6 1 1 23 5 18

4 Harlow Town 9 6 1 2 19 17 2

5 Ware 8 5 3 0 20 10 10

6 Chertsey Town 8 5 2 1 22 10 12

7 Chalfont St Peter 9 5 2 2 20 13 7

8 Uxbridge 9 5 1 3 17 11 6

9 Bracknell Town 9 4 2 3 18 12 6

10 Waltham Abbey 9 4 1 4 24 20 4

11 South Park 9 2 6 1 17 13 4

12 Marlow 9 3 3 3 15 14 1

13 Barking 9 2 2 5 13 17 -4

14 Chipstead 9 2 2 5 11 15 -4

15 Hertford Town 9 2 1 6 11 29 -18

16 Bedfont Sports 9 1 3 5 5 17 -12

17 FC Romania 9 1 2 6 13 30 -17

18 Northwood 9 1 1 7 12 33 -21

19 Staines Town 7 0 2 5 10 18 -8

20 Ashford Town (Middx) 9 0 2 7 9 26 -17


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

andrew@sittingbournefc.co.uk


Phil

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