Saturday, 4 March 2017

GODALMING TOWN – HOME / RYMAN LEAGUE DIV 1 SOUTH

GODALMING TOWN – HOME / RYMAN LEAGUE DIV 1 SOUTH


FINAL SCORE: SITTINGBOURNE 2 GODALMING TOWN 1

PLAYED 04TH MARCH 2017

Perhaps I’m getting mellow in my old age, but I felt sorrier for Godalming than I was delighted for Sittingbourne when the injury time winner went in.
The bottom-of-the-table side had fought hard throughout and should really have been in front if they’d taken some great chances.
But having run themselves into the ground, they stopped tackling and chasing in the last 10 minutes and Sittingbourne grabbed the initiative to take all three points.
It was by no means the Brickies’ finest performance – they’ve played better than this and lost this season, so eking out a win against the odds is in itself more than welcome.
Funnily enough it was just like the game at Godalming back in November.
Sittingbourne take the lead, Godalming equalise, and just when it looked like being a draw up pops a Brickies sub with 90 minutes played to score the winner from close range.
Against a Godalming side facing almost certain relegation at the end of the season, Sittingbourne made two changes to the side that lost at Hythe last Saturday, Connor Wilkins and Hicham Akhazzan starting in place of Josh Wisson and Gil Carvalho.
In an even first half, Godalming had two great chances within a minute midway through the half. Simon Overland just did enough to divert the first onto the post and then Bunyan shot over when he got clean through behind the defence.
Sittingbourne responded and after Akhazzan hit the outside of a post following Jack Steventon’s long throw, they took a 38th minute lead.
Kane Phillip, on his home debut, skinned two defenders with a dazzling bit of skill out on the right before cutting it back for Connor Wilkins to score.
But Godalming equalised with the last kick of the half when danger-man Wheeler did something similar to Phillip, beating two defenders before passing it back. The initial shot was blocked but it fell handily to Dormer, who spotted a window to shoot home.
Sittingbourne just couldn’t get into it for a while in the second half as Godalming continued to work hard and the home side got hassled off the ball or lost possession too easily.
The visitors missed a couple of great chances to score and Overland made one nifty save before Sittingbourne at last began to look more dangerous.
Godalming’s stern resistance was emphasised when Tom Carlse yet again raced into a good position down the left and tried to cross three times, with Godalming players each time throwing themselves in front of him to block.
The best Sittingbourne move of the half ended with Phillip shooting over, Conrad Lee was just wide with a free-kick, David Abe miskicked when Phillip set him up, and Carvalho scuffed the ball goalwards only for a defender to comfortably clear it off the line.
But with two of the three added minutes played, Sittingbourne won it when Abe shot for goal, only for Carvalho to latch on to the ball and shoot home from about six yards out for his first Sittingbourne goal.
Yet another crucial late goal in a season that’s been littered with them – and relief all round that this one was in Sittingbourne’s favour …
Tony Rickson

Saturday, 25 February 2017

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Sittingbourne rallied hard, and they rallied well, but it was all a bit too late as Hythe Town held on for the win they desperately wanted in their challenge for a play-off place.
The fact that goalkeeper Simon Overland was by far Sittingbourne’s best player tells its own story,  as not only was he their best but he was also their busiest much of the time.
Hythe dominated  a lot of the game in their bid for revenge for a 4-0 defeat at Sittingbourne earlier in the season, but when the Brickies got at them in the final stages of the game it was all a different story.
They pulled back a beautifully-taken goal through substitute Jason Ngandu, Hythe had a defender sent off, and suddenly it was all Sittingbourne until time ran out on them.
They made two changes from the team that beat Molesey 2-0 the previous Saturday, Gil Carvalho stepping up for his full debut on one wing, and new signing Kane Phillip, from Herne Bay, making his first start on the other wing. Connor Wilkins and Hicham Akhazzan dropped down to substitute.
Sittingbourne started shakily with Hythe looking by far the more decisive and powerful side.
They missed a great chance early on, then Overland made a good save, but Hythe forced home their advantage from an 18th minute corner, which Sittingbourne manager Nick Davis will have hated to see being conceded. 
A simple corner beyond the far post was headed back across goal by unmarked skipper Cloke for May to touch over the line.
Overland made a couple of excellent saves as Hythe kept up the pressure while at the other end Sittingbourne captain Jono Richardson couldn’t quite climb high enough to get proper contact on a headed chance.
All in all it was a disappointing half for Sittingbourne, and the second would have started even worse had Wilson not missed a great chance from close range.
Carvalho screwed his shot just wide when Sittingbourne did get forward, but Hythe’s Adams hit the bar after 58 minutes and they made it 2-0 a couple of minutes later.
Again it was a horrible goal to concede with Johnson scuffing in a low cross from the left which drifted right across the six-yard box before Grant tucked in from close range.
Overland made a great save to keep it at two, and suddenly Sittingbourne began to not only get back in the game but then get on top.
A sweeping move starting on the right and finishing on the left with a cross by Akhazzan was cleverly volleyed in with his left foot by Ngandu, just two minutes after coming on as substitute.
Hythe were rattled as Sittingbourne at last put them under pressure and began running at them, and when Ngandu was fouled as he challenged for the ball just outside the area, central defender Cook was sent off for his second yellow card.
Sittingbourne finished with a flurry of corners but nothing to show for them, and the last action of the game featured another excellent save by Overland in a rare Hythe attack.
A disappointing result for Sittingbourne after they’d previously found how to beat Hythe by going at them with pace and passion, and the defeat puts them back in the bottom half of Ryman South with nine games left now to force a top-half finish.
Tony Rickson

Thursday, 23 February 2017

SITTINGBOURNE 2 MOLESEY 0

Sat we play Hythe Town F C there ground address if you guys are coming along to the match
Reachfields Stadium, Fort Rd, Hythe CT21 6JS this is the map and way to get there link
Reachfields Stadium, Fort Rd, Hythe CT21 6JS
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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Sittingbourne v Molesey vid

MOLESEY - AWAY / RYMAN LEAGUE DIV 1 SOUTH FINAL SCORE: SITTINGBOURNE 2 MOLESEY 0 PLAYED 18TH FEBRUARY 2017

Victories over top teams like Greenwich Borough, Hythe Town and Walton Casuals have been high points of Sittingbourne’s season.
But it’s been their consistent ability to see off sides near the wrong end of the table that has made them a top-half team.
It took them over an hour to get the better of struggling Molesey, but it was comfortable in the end and gave home supporters their first chance to cheer a Sittingbourne win at Woodstock since early December.
But even more important was keeping a clean sheet – for the first time in 15 games.
Sittingbourne made just one change from the team that played Herne Bay on Tuesday night, with Joe Loft resuming in midfield and Jack Steventon switching back to central defence. After an impressively cool debut, Jardel Bunda-Kamara was unlucky to miss out.
It was a lovely afternoon, with an air of spring about it, and there was a lovely start to it, too, with the presentation of an award – and a spectacular picture by Ken Medwyn  - to the legendary Hicham Akhazzan to mark his 100th goal for the club.
Sittingbourne began the match strongly and front-runner David Abe might even have scored in the opening minute when his pace surprised Molesey keeper Allen. Abe blocked his clearance but the ball rebounded over the goal.
There was a lovely move down the right by youngsters Josh Wisson and Craig Wilkins, combining with  Sam Welch, but soon after Wilkins went off injured and Sittingbourne lost their early momentum.
They conceded possession a bit too easily, but Molesey’s finishing wasn’t anywhere near as efficient as some of their build-up play, and Simon Overland was comparatively untroubled in the Sittingbourne goal, apart from having to come out to block with his legs a shot by Lodge just before half-time.
Molesey went even closer just after the break when Welch cleared off the line after Grobler had a free header from a corner.
Sittingbourne began to get more of a grip on the game but it still needed an immaculately-timed tackle in his own area by impressive sub Gil Carvahlo to stop a dangerous Molesey move.
The breakthrough arrived on 71 minutes when Conrad Lee’s right-wing corner was powerfully met by captain colossus Jono Richardson to head home his sixth goal of yet another excellent season.
Molesey tried to press forward but left themselves under-manned at the back and when Sittingbourne broke from defending a corner they had a three-on-two advantage. Abe used the supporting runners as dummies and kept racing in on goal before scoring his first goal for the club in nearly three years with a powerful strike.
It could have been three near the end when popular unsung hero Lee worked his way clean through on goal but he just failed to beat the keeper in a one-on-one.
No late alarms this time as Sittingbourne eased calmly to a welcome win with the defence taking a major share of the honours for ending the run of goals conceded.
It was nothing like as dramatic or confrontational as the midweek clash with Herne Bay, but enjoyable and ultimately more rewarding in the end.
Tony Rickson

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

FINAL SCORE: SITTINGBOURNE 2 HERNE BAY 2

HERNE BAY - HOME / RYMAN LEAGUE DIV 1 SOUTH

FINAL SCORE: SITTINGBOURNE 2 HERNE BAY 2

PLAYED 14TH FEBRUARY 2017

Not much love around on Valentine’s Day as these Kent rivals battled – and that was the right word at times – for the points.
Despite handing out nine cards, and not always for the worst fouls it seemed, the referee struggled for much of the time to control the match.
He infuriated Herne Bay by reducing them to 10 men in the first half and after that almost every decision was questioned and argued over.
So what should have been a night to remember for Sittingbourne legend Hicham Akhazzan as he scored his 100th goal for the club will probably stick in the mind for all the wrong reasons.
Sittingbourne gave a debut in defence to Jardel Bunda-Kamara, who put in a mature performance, and up front after a gap of at least 18 months David Abe returned and he worked hard all night.
Bay started the stronger and Sittingbourne ‘old boy’ Mark Lovell put a free header wide in the first minute.
With goalkeeper Simon Overland on the ground, Sittingbourne were rescued by Jono Richardson clearing off the line in the 12th minute but Bay maintained the attack and Williams shot them ahead with a low drive into the far corner.
Sittingbourne responded and a magnificent through ball by Josh Wisson put Abe clear on goal in the 25th minute, but he was brought down by Sayer as he prepared to shoot.
It looked a clear penalty and the referee gave it, as well as bravely sending off Sayer for the foul, all under enormous pressure from the Bay players.
Akhazzan, though, struck the penalty against the post and what followed until half-time was an unsavoury 20 minutes with fouls all over the pitch.
The worst – in my opinion, though it somehow didn’t merit a yellow card – was on Connor Wilkins which left him with stud marks up the length of his thigh. Plenty of bottle shown by him to carry on after treatment.





Sittingbourne had obviously talked at half-time about the wisdom of moving the ball about up against 10 men and they took control of the match.
With just 10 minutes of the half played, Wilkins closed in from the right and when the ball fell loose, Akhazzan swept it first time into the corner from the edge of the box for the equaliser.
He celebrated by sprinting to his Dad, and having seen virtually all the 100 goals he’s got in his remarkable 10-year service to the club, I would say this was as sweetly struck as nearly any of them.
The momentum was truly with Sittingbourne now and they went ahead on 76 minutes when Akhazzan and Wisson both had shots blocked and Akhazzan then kept his cool to play it across the goal where courageous youngster Wilkins raced in to stab it over the line.
Overland made a couple of good saves as Bay tried to rally but surely Sittingbourne would be able to see it out, even though they’ve been vulnerable to losing leads late in games previously this season.
It all got a bit silly as the referee started flourishing cards for players rolling the ball back to where a free-kick should have been taken, yet ignoring blatant fouls.
But there was nothing silly about Bay’s 90th minute equaliser, a beautifully-struck free-kick by Turner from 25 yards that somehow got past the defensive wall and in at the far post.
Bay probably deserved a point for their resilience, while Sittingbourne will be kicking themselves for not seeing out the game safely to the end.
What a learning curve, though, for the promising young players they’ve been able to bring on this season, proving to them you’ve got to be tough and brave at times to complement all their obvious skills and potential.
Tony Rickson

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Today in case you hadn't noticed all the supermarket displays, is Valentine's Day. It is also the day of the Kent derby between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay. This presents something of a lover's dilemma: Romance v Football. 
So, you go on a guilt trip and stay at home. Cupid is present but, as background noise in plenty of households. One of you wants some sweet, sweet lovin' whilst the other keeps checking the score on Football Webpages. Well, we have a solution. Well another year and its time to think about that night out for Valentine day we have a offer for you guys and girls bring your partner along to the match on Tuesday night and they come in for free
PLEASE NOTE SITTINGBORUNE FC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FOLLOWING DIVORCE

Monday, 13 February 2017

Did you know

Did you know If you had bought a Family season ticket for this year and just come to the 23 home league games it would have cost you . £6.52 for a whole family of 4. thats 2 adults 2 children £1.63 a game just think the days out you could have had with your kids why not look in to a season ticket for next year and save money

Valentine's Day

Tuesday, in case you hadn't noticed all the supermarket displays, is Valentine's Day. It is also the day of the Kent derby between Sittingbourne and Herne Bay. This presents something of a lover's dilemma: Romance v Football.
So, you go on a guilt trip and stay at home. Cupid is present but, as background noise in plenty of households. One of you wants some sweet, sweet lovin' whilst the other keeps checking the score on Football Webpages. Well, we have a solution. Well another year and its time to think about that night out for Valentine day we have a offer for you guys and girls bring your partner along to the match on Tuesday night and they come in for free
PLEASE NOTE SITTINGBORUNE FC IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FOLLOWING DIVORCE

Sunday, 12 February 2017

So Guys and Girls link to the 3 all match from the other Tuesday

So Guys and Girls link to the 3 all match from the other Tuesday

OK GUYS AND GIRLS SEND US YOUR PHOTOS OF THE GAMES

OK GUYS AND GIRLS SEND US YOUR PHOTOS OF THE GAMES SO WE CAN POST THEM TO Instagram send them to the new Sittingbourne media email address at fcsittingbourne@gmail.comLOOK US UP AT bournefc and check out the photos from the games

TOOTING & MITCHAM UTD - AWAY / RYMAN LEAGUE DIV 1 SOUTH

Sittingbourne’s two most recent games proved what we probably knew all along – that they’re too good for the teams below them and not good enough to beat the teams at the top.
Having comfortably seen off strugglers Chatham on Monday night, they went down to goals in the middle of each half by Ryman South leaders Tooting & Mitcham.
Having said that, Sittingbourne put up a brave and determined fight, and the two goals they did concede were both soft.
Tooting, with the best home record in the division, passed the ball around well, looked confident and organised, and for them they probably went home thinking it was simply a case of job done.
But it wasn’t one of those games where they were pummelling the goal and creating chance after chance, though admittedly they did hit the post twice in their best spell of the game early in the second half.
Sittingbourne can take a lot of consolation from the way they performed, and, after all, they’ve picked up enough points already this season to have secured a more than respectable mid-table position.
They were forced to make two changes for this trip to a chilly South London, with Jake Embery injured and Stefan Wright having surprisingly moved on to promotion-chasing Greenwich Borough.
With Josh Wisson showing what an all-rounder he is by taking over Embery’s role up front – think we were all wondering who was left to take on that job – Sittingbourne started well.
With plenty of reassuring support from their noisy fans, they were holding up well when Tooting were gifted a very poor goal to concede.
A long lump upfield fell between central defenders Jack Steventon and Jono Richardson, who otherwise had very good games, and as they hesitated, Tooting’s Dixon nipped in and just beat the advancing Simon Overland to the ball to roll it into the empty net.
Tooting were dangerous on the break but Sittingbourne recovered well from the setback and Tom Carlse swept the ball right across the goalmouth from Hicham Akhazzan’s pass without anyone getting a touch and when it came back in Connor Wilkins volleyed just wide.
Tooting twice hit the post early in the second half, with Overland just scraping the ball off the line as one of the chances bounced along towards the far post, but Sittingbourne were far from out of the game.
At the other end Wilkins couldn’t quite stretch enough to divert in Joe Loft’s cross and Akhazzan surprisingly wasted a golden chance when the ball fell invitingly to him on the edge of the area and he blazed it just over the far corner.
Worse followed for Akhazzan just a couple of minutes later as, helping out the defence, he was penalised for catching the ankles of a Tooting player who was running away from the goal. Such a soft penalty but Wilson blasted it home for 2-0.
Still Sittingbourne pushed on and the Tooting keeper had to touch over an Akhazzan cross as it headed into the goal, and from the resulting corner Akhazzan bounced the ball on top of the bar. And into injury time Wisson headed just wide from a cross by debut-making sub Jason Ngandu.
All in all, a decent, committed effort by Sittingbourne but it was Tooting who went home with the points to stay six clear at the top and on their way to the title.
Tony Rickson
Photographs by Ken Medwyn

Friday, 10 February 2017

minibus that runs over the town on match day

Don't forger all you Brickies fans we have a minibus that runs over the town on match day why not hop on board and come along and see a game
Bus time table home Sat matches. Snipes Hill 2pm, East Street, Layby, 2.05pm, Railway Station 2.10pm, Tesco's Chalkwell Road 2.15pm. Ground 2.25pm. If full we will go round again to pick Up extras.

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

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Sittingbourne Football Club's match day programme is a high quality publication. Advertising rates are very competitive for a publication such as this and are as follows:

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a. 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

b. Matchball Sponsor - £50

c. Mascot - An ideal present for a football mad youngster = £50 Includes mascot plus three guests. Hospitality and reserved stand seats.

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Sponsor a Brickie and have your name in the programme as a sponsor for the entire season, rates are:

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Photo

Apologies for the poor quality of the photos, the weather was rubbish.
For Tony Rickson's match report, click on the link.
http://sittingbournefc.co.uk/…/chatham-town-2-sittingbourne…

Jack Steventon rejoins Sittingbourne from Faversham after telling Nick Davis he made a mistake

08 February 2017
by Craig Tucker