Dover Athletic vs Faversham Town – match preview

Dover Athletic vs Faversham Town – Tuesday 22nd July 2014, 7:45pm kick-off (Crabble Athletic Ground, Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent. Postcode: CT17 0JB).

Faversham Town will welcome back midfielder Darren Marsden to their squad for their visit to Conference Premier team Dover Athletic.

Experienced central defender and former Whites player John Scarborough, who missed the 4-0 defeat to Maidstone United last Tuesday, will also return for the visitors at the Crabble Athletic Ground.

Town’s 4-0 loss against Maidstone followed a confidence-boosting stalemate against a Millwall XI in their first fixture of the 2014/15 campaign.

Lilywhites boss Ray Turner comfortably used over 20 players in the two friendlies so far with a bulk of the newly-formed Ryman League under-21 side given a chance to impress.
However, Turner admitted at this year’s AGM, that he will now start to look towards his strongest team and give his senior players an extended run-out.

Meanwhile, Dover have prepared for their stint in the Conference Premier Division with three victories in three completed friendlies against Canvey Island and Tonbridge Angels.

The most recent triumph came against big spenders Margate, as trialist Jake Reid scored the only goal on Saturday.

Whilst, the clash against Erith & Belvedere last week was abandoned on 80 minutes, with the Whites ahead, due to a serious injury.

Along with Scarborough, young goalkeeper Wesley Miller, Matt Bourne, Jamie Maxted, player-coach Danny Hockton and Dean Grant have all had spells with Dover.

In addition, Faversham assistant manager Clive Walker has had two separate spells in charge of the hosts.

Whereas, left-back Lloyd Harrington had a season at Town and centre-back Sean Raggett – as well as Harrington – was a part of the Dover academy, which is based at the Faversham-based Abbey School.

Here is your chance to predict the outcome of Tuesday’s encounter:

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Holland & Blair 5 Faversham Town under-21s 2 – match details

Goals from Daniel King and Sam Davies weren’t enough, as the visitors u21′s fell to a 5-2 defeat.

Steve Dampier, Rob Denness (2), Anthony Carlton and James McDonald were all on the score sheet for Holland & Blair in their first home pre-season game at Star Meadow.

Match video available from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0ZOeUe_2gw&feature=youtu.be

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Ryman League fixture details revealed

Next season’s Ryman League fixtures, which will all kick-off on Saturday 9th August, have been published on the official Ryman League website (http://www.isthmian.co.uk/).

Faversham Town will begin their Ryman South campaign with a home fixture against Worthing, before they travel to Kent rivals Folkestone Invicta (Tuesday 12th August 2014) in the second game and visit Merstham (Saturday 16th August 2014) in their third match of the season.

The Lilywhites will host Walton Casuals on the final day of the season on Saturday 25th April 2015 after travelling to Hastings United in their penultimate league clash a week earlier (Saturday 18th April 2015).

The away trip to Guernsey comes on Saturday 7th March 2015.

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Saturday 9th August 2014 – Faversham Town vs Worthing.
Tuesday 12th August 2014 – Folkestone Invicta vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 16th August 2014 – Merstham vs Faversham Town.
Tuesday 19th August 2014 – Faversham Town vs Ramsgate.
Saturday 23rd August 2014 – Chipstead vs Faversham Town.
Monday 25th August 2014 – Faversham Town vs Herne Bay.
Saturday 30th August 2014 (FA Cup PRELIMINARY ROUND) – Faversham Town vs TBA (Westfield or Horley Town).
Tuesday 2nd September 2014 – Three Bridges vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 6th September 2014 – Faversham Town vs South Park.
Tuesday 9th September 2014 – Faversham Town vs Hythe Town.
Saturday 13th September 2014 – Whitstable Town vs Faversham Town.
Tuesday 16th September 2014 – Faversham Town vs Guernsey.
Saturday 20th September 2014 – Whyteleafe vs Faversham Town.
Wednesday 24th September 2014 – Burgess Hill Town vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 27th September 2014 – Faversham Town vs Walton & Hersham.
Tuesday 30th September 2014 – East Grinstead Town vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 4th October 2014 – Faversham Town vs Corinthian Casuals.
Saturday 11th October 2014 – Carshalton Athletic vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 18th October 2014 (FA Trophy PRELIMINARY ROUND) – Beaconsfield SYCOB vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 25th October 2014 – Faversham Town vs Redhill.
Saturday 1st November 2014 – Horsham vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 8th November 2014 – Faversham Town vs Hastings United.
Saturday 15th November 2014 – Walton Casuals vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 22nd November 2014 – Worthing vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 29th November 2014 – Faversham Town vs Folkestone Invicta.
Saturday 6th December 2014 – Ramsgate vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 13th December 2014 – Faversham Town vs Merstham.
Saturday 20th December 2014 – Tooting & Mitcham United vs Faversham Town.
Friday 26th December 2014 – Faversham Town vs Sittingbourne.
Thursday 1st January 2015 – Herne Bay vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 3rd January 2015 – Faversham Town vs Chipstead.
Saturday 10th January 2015 – Faversham Town vs Three Bridges.
Saturday 17th January 2015 – South Park vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 24th January 2015 – Faversham Town vs Whitstable Town.
Saturday 31st January 2015 – Hythe Town vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 7th February 2015 – Corinthian Casuals vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 14th February 2015 – Faversham Town vs East Grinstead Town.
Saturday 21st February 2015 – Redhill vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 28th February 2015 – Faversham Town vs Carshalton Athletic.
Saturday 7th March 2015 – Guernsey vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 14th March 2015 – Faversham Town vs Whyteleafe.
Saturday 21st March 2015 – Walton & Hersham vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 28th March 2015 – Faversham Town vs Burgess Hill Town.
Saturday 4th April 2015 – Faversham Town vs Tooting & Mitcham United.
Monday 6th April 2015 – Sittingbourne vs Faversham Town.
Saturday 11th April 2015 – Faversham Town vs Horsham.

Saturday 18th April 2015 – Hastings United vs Faversham Town.

Saturday 25th April 2015 – Faversham Town vs Walton Casuals.

 

Press release

Larkfield based construction company Charles Edward Limited presented a cheque to Faversham Town Football Club during their pre-season friendly with a Millwall XI.

The sponsorship deal, worth £5,000, will supply match day and training leisurewear to the First team and U21 team for the upcoming Ryman League season.

The cheque was handed over by Charles Edwards Ltd Operational Manager Keith Perkins and was received on behalf of the football club by Chairman Ray Leader and First team Manager Ray Turner.

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Photo by Mark Downs

 

Faversham Town vs Maidstone United – match preview

Faversham Town vs Maidstone United – Tuesday 15th July 2014, 7:45pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME13 8ND).

Faversham Town will look to build on Saturday’s season-opening goalless draw against a Millwall XI when they face Ryman Premier League team Maidstone United.

Town boss Ray Turner could use the match as an opportunity to give some of his under-21 players more game time after a bulk of them performed well in the second period against Millwall.

Goalkeeper Rob French marshalled the young defence in front of him well. Meanwhile, Kieran Oliver and Travis Jackson looked especially menacing on the counter-attack.

Daniel King and player-coach Danny Hockton were the only two players – out of the 25 available – not to feature in Saturday’s 0-0 draw. Whilst, midfielder David Botterill only came on for the final few minutes.

Therefore, the trio could be given a slightly longer run-out than the rest of the squad.

Young goalkeepers Wesley Miller and Tom Benham may also feature, as senior stoppers Simon Overland and French played a half each against the Lions on Saturday.

Sam Bewick, 21, was the most impressive player in a home shirt during the first half against the Championship club.

The 21-year-old midfielder thought he had opened his Faversham goal scoring account with a long-range attempt.

However, the Assistant Referee adjudged the ball hadn’t crossed the line as it crashed against the underside of the crossbar and Bewick will hope it is second time lucky, as he tries to score his first goal.

Meanwhile, fellow new senior signing George Monger- who has joined from Dartford – will also look to score his first goal with Wayne Wilson and Dean Grant still looking for their opening goal in their second spells with the Lilywhites.

The Stones beat League Two’s Dagenham & Redbridge 1-0 in their first pre-season fixture last Tuesday. Jack Parkinson with the only goal of the game.

Maidstone also have come out on top in the side’s last two meetings.

Forwards Ian Draycott and Frannie Collin scored in a 2-0 triumph in a friendly this time last campaign just two months after Jay Saunder’s men had beaten Faversham 3-0 in the 2012/13 Ryman South play-off final in front of a crowd of 2,226 at the Gallagher Stadium.

Striker Jack Harris is likely to to get a good reception off both sets of supporters. Harris initially struggled to find his feet in the Ryman Premier League.

Though, a loan spell with Faversham, allowed him to play regularly and regain his confidence before rejoining Maidstone.

The young front man went onto score twice in a 4-3 win over Dulwich Hamlet. But, couldn’t quite inspire the club to reach the Ryman Premier League play-offs – finishing seventh.

Here is your chance to predict the outcome of this clash:

Faversham Town vs Millwall XI – match preview

Faversham Town vs Millwall XI – 3pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Hilton Close, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME138YD).

Faversham Town manager Ray Turner will begin the process of deciding which of his 37-man pre-season squad are ready for competitive first-team action, as his side start their pre-season at home to a Millwall XI.

The Lilywhites are set to run a Ryman League under-21 side next season in the South division.

However, the youngsters will be given a opportunity to prove they are ready to step-up to the senior squad, in time for the start of the competitive campaign in August, throughout a strong friendly schedule.

After they have began their pre-season against the Championship outfit on Saturday, Turner’s men will go onto travel to Conference Premier team Dover Athletic.

In addition, Faversham will host Maidstone United and League One club Gillingham, before the start of the Ryman South campaign.

Ian Holloway’s Millwall currently only have two summer fixtures lined up against Dartford and Stevenage.

So, there is a possibility the London club could include some senior players in his squad along with academy players and trialists for this match.

Whereas, Town supporters can look forward to seeing a number of their own new young players in action for the first-team, along with midfielder George Monger who has signed from Dartford and Sam Bewick who has signed from league rivals Hythe Town.

Forward Dean Grant, midfielder Wayne Wilson and goalkeeper Rob French will also return to action at the Shepherd Neame Stadium along with all the players retained from last campaign’s squad.

Player-coach Danny Hockton, who began his career at and scored four times for Millwall in the late 20th century, is also likely to get a good reception from both sets of fans.

Here is your chance to predict the outcome of Saturday’s game:

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