Exclusive: Gillingham team news

There has been much speculation about the strength of the Gillingham team, which will face Faversham Town tonight.

Faversham Town Football Club have been in contact with the Gills today and can confirm Legge, Barrett, Hessenthaler and Dack head the list of players playing for the League One club at the Shepherd Neame Stadium.

Many other recognized names will also be in action too.

Faversham Town vs Gillingham – Tuesday 29th July 2014, 7.30pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME13 8ND).

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Faversham Town vs Gillingham – match preview

Faversham Town vs Gillingham – Tuesday 29th July 2014, 7.30pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME13 8ND).

The Lilywhites will welcome back striker Luke Harvey, as they look to build upon Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Southern Counties East Premier League side Ashford United against League One’s Gillingham.

Harvey, 28, was sent-off against Dover Athletic and had to serve a one-game suspension as a result.

However, with club captain John Scarborough a doubt after he missed Saturday’s triumph and Wayne Wilson unavailable, the 28-year-old may immediately be given the armband.

Midfielder George Monger, who missed the Ashford encounter, will also continue to be unavailable along with Wilson.

Faversham’s win over Ashford was their first of the 2014/15 season and came with Renford Tenyue and Liam Stone both on the scoresheet, as Town came from behind.

In the other three contests played previously, the home side had lost 4-0 against both Dover and Maidstone United, while they drew 0-0 against a Millwall XI.

The Millwall squad was largely made up of development squad players with a couple of players around the first-team set-up included.

With the Gills also playing Dover on the same day, it is likely the League One club will feature a similar kind of youthful team to the one the Championship club brought for the goalless stalemate. Trialists like Gary Borrowdale, 29, and former Tunbridge Wells wideman Josh Stanford could feature.

Faversham’s own youngsters, who are set to feature in the Lilywhite’s Ryman under-21 team, will look to continue to impress themselves.

Centre-back Jordan Miller performed well against his old club, while midfielder Harry Priddle and forward Kieran Oliver also made an impact along with goalscorer Stone on Saturday.

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

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Faversham Town vs Ashford United – match preview

Faversham Town vs Ashford United – Saturday 26th July 2014, 3pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME13 8ND).

Faversham will hope to bag a first pre-season friendly win at the fourth attempt without striker Luke Harvey against Southern Counties East Premier League side Ashford United.

Harvey, 28, has been top goalscorer for the Lilywhites in the previous two seasons and will miss Saturday’s match due to his own wedding.

Harvey was sent-off in Faversham’s 4-0 loss over Conference Premier League team for an off the ball incident, and therefore, will also serve a one-match ban on Saturday anyway.

The Lilywhites are still yet to score, as they followed a goalless draw against a Millwall XI with 4-0 defeats against both Maidstone United and Dover.

Harvey’s suspension could give one of Kieran Oliver, Dean Grant, Renford Tenyue, Liam Stone or Travis Jackson the chance to force their way into starting contention for the start of the new season.

On paper, last campaign’s Southern Counties East League runners-up are the weakest of Faversham’s opposition but will still provide a stern test with Gillingham and Ryman North team Aveley still to play.

The Nuts and Bolts have already faced three Ryman South opponents in their friendly schedule.

They drew 1-1 against Hythe Town and Ramsgate, although, were thrashed 6-1 by Folkestone Invicta. Whilst, they face Canterbury City in the Frank Norris Trophy today (Thursday 24th July).

The visitors could use former Salters Lane favourite Michael “Buster” Smissen, who scored 15 league goals in the 2009/10 campaign as the Lilywhites won the Kent Premier League and Kent Senior Trophy double, along with experienced strike partner Lloyd Blackman.

Whilst, Town central defender Jordan Miller could face his former club, having featured against Millwall and Maidstone but missed the Dover game.

Here is your opportunity to predict Saturday’s result:

 

 

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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

 

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