Three Bridges vs Faversham Town – match preview

Three Bridges vs Faversham Town – Tuesday 21st October, 7.45 kick-off. Jubilee Walk, Three Bridges Road, Crawley, West Sussex. Postcode: RH10 1LQ.

Lilywhites look to move into second at end of extended away run

Faversham Town will look to move back up to second in the Ryman South League Table, as they end a run of nine away matches in their past 10 games.

The visitors will jump ahead of Whyteleafe, who have played two Ryman South matches more and are a point above Town, if they win away at Three Bridges.

In addition, they could close the ten-point gap between themselves and League leaders Burgess Hill with this game in hand.

Despite an incredibly unfortunate run of fixtures – which saw the away team visit Dover Athletic, Maidenhead United and Burgess Hill Town on their travels in the recent past – Faversham boss Ray Turner will be pleased with how his side have performed.

The Lilywhites cruised past Beaconsfield SYCOB in the FA Trophy on Saturday after a strong performance in a 2-1 defeat to Dover last Tuesday in the Kent Senior Cup.

Whilst, Turner’s men have also picked up victories in League action at East Grinstead Town and Carshalton Athletic as well as a creditable 2-2 draw at Whyteleafe.

Midfielder Wayne Wilson (illness) and Aidan Sherlock (injury) both missed Saturday’s clash with minor knocks along with Darren Marsden.

But, Wilson and/or Sherlock could return for the trip to West Sussex.

Striker Dean Grant will also look to continue his excellent goal scoring form when he looks for his sixth goal in Town’s past seven games against the hosts.

Whilst, fellow attacker Jack Harris came off the bench on Saturday to begin his road back to full fitness after a month out with injury.

Three Bridges currently are 15th in the Ryman South League Table on 19 points off 15 encounters – 10 points behind Turner’s men having played a game more.

The hosts also progressed to the FA Trophy First Qualifying Round on Saturday with a 4-1 home win over Carshalton Athletic.

After this contest, the Lilywhites will finally return to the Shepherd Neame Stadium to host Redhill on Saturday, before further away trips to Whitstable Town and Cray Wanderers.

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

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Youth round-up (19/10/2014)

All four of the Faversham Town Kent Youth Leagues team were in action today.

The u18s won away at Chatham Town 2-1 to move up to fourth in the Kent Youth League, South Division League Table with two wins and six points from their two league games.

The u16s thumped Thanet Colts 13-0 to progress to the Second Round of the Kent County Cup, where the Lilywhites will travel to Dover Athletic (16/11/2014).

The u15s also bagged a victory, as they beat Holland & Blair 4-1.  Jamie Sherlock, Danny Perrier, Marshall Wratten and Harrison Taylor (now top goalscorer this season) all on the score sheet.

The under-14s battled well but fell to a 3-1 defeat to Dover Athletic in their Kent Youth League, South Division match.

To see how the Kent Youth League sides are getting on, go to http://www.favershamtownfc.co.uk/Youth.html

All other Faversham Town Juniors and Youth teams can be viewed from the Faversham Juniors and Youth website.

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Beaconsfield Sycob vs Faversham Town – match preview

Beaconsfield Sycob vs Faversham Town, Saturday 18th October 2014, 3pm kick-off. Holloways Park, Windsor Road, Beaconsfield, Bucks. Postcode: HP9 2SE.

* Coach travel is still available from the Shepherd Neame Stadium with a departure time of 10am. *

Lilywhites prepared to go the distance

Faversham Town’s Preliminary Round FA Trophy tie at Beaconsfield SYCOB will be completed this Saturday – no matter how long it takes.

Faversham boss Ray Turner has decided to complete the game on Saturday – in extra-time and penalties if necessary – rather than have a replay, with a place in the First Qualifying Round and £2,500 in prize money at stake.

“This year there’s a rule come in where if both teams agree the match can finish on the day and I’ve decided not to have a replay,” Turner explained to the Faversham Times.

“There’s not many teams going down that route but I just felt we should get the game finished, I didn’t see any real financial reward of having Beaconsfield back at our place on a Tuesday night.

“It might come back to haunt me and bite me in the backside, we’re taking a bit of a risk but I would much rather have a league game, or a Tuesday night where we can focus on training and have more time to prepare for the following weekend.”

The away side hope to have striker Jack Harris available after the Maidstone United loanee returned to the squad, but didn’t feature, in Town’s 2-1 loss away at Dover Athletic on Tuesday night.

Should Harris return, this will leave midfield maestro Darren Marsden, as Turner’s only long-term absentee.

The visitors have never played Beaconsfield Sycob, although, did lose 4-2 to their league rivals Aylesbury United in the FA Trophy last season.

The home team are currently at the bottom of the Southern League Division One Central table with just eight points from 12 league fixtures.

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

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Dover Athletic vs Faversham Town – match preview

Dover Athletic vs Faversham Town, Tuesday 14th October 2014, 7:45pm kick-off. Crabble Athletic Ground, Lewisham Road, River, Dover, Kent. Postcode: CT17 0JB.

Faversham Town are likely to name a strong squad, as they face Vanarama Conference Premier League outfit Dover Athletic in the Kent Senior Cup First Round.

The Lilywhites will look to keep changes to a minimum from their team that won 2-1 victory away at Carshalton Athletic when they visit a Dover side, who are holding their own in the Conference Premier League this season.

The visitors are hopeful Maidstone loanee striker Jack Harris will be able to add to their squad and get his first run-out, since he was injured in the 3-0 victory over Guernsey in September.

The hosts have found their debut campaign in the top tier of non-league football to be difficult.

However, the Whites are 18th in the league table on 17 points off 16 league matches following their 2-0 triumph over Chester on Saturday, which came via an own goal and a Connor Essam header.

But, the visitors are in good form themselves and are third in the Ryman South League Table on 29 points off 14 league games.

The contest will see a number of Lilywhites head back to their old ground.

Club Captain John Scarborough, Matthew Bourne, Jamie Maxted 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 and first-team kit manager has previously spent time at the Crabble Athletic.

If necessary, the game will go to extra time and penalties. *

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

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