Maidenhead United and Beaconsfield – Coach travel

Faversham Town have organised a coach for the away trip to Maidenhead United on Saturday 27th September in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round.

The coach will leave the Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane at 10am and will cost £10 (there will be no concessions) for the 90 mile journey.

To book contact Wendy Walker on 07789 638367 or head up to the clubhouse and speak to bar manager Peter Pritchard with the clubhouse open on all evenings (http://www.favershamtownfc.co.uk/matchday%20experience.html for full clubhouse opening times).

Similar travel arrangements have been made for the FA Trophy Preliminary Round tie away to Beaconsfield SYCOB on Saturday 18th October.

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Faversham Town vs Guernsey – match preview

Lilywhites look to continue home run against Guernsey

Faversham Town will look to extend their excellent early season home form, as islanders Guernsey take a mid-week trip to the Shepherd Neame Stadium.

The hosts have made their ground a fortress in the opening stages of this season with six wins in six competitive fixtures so far.

The last of Town’s home victories came over Hythe Town with a brace from striker Luke Harvey and a goal from Josh Stanford.

The triumph temporarily moved the Lilywhites up to second in the Ryman South and they still sit third in the league table now.

Faversham were also able to replicate their superb form away from home with a hard-fought 2-1 triumph over Leatherhead in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round.

David Botterill headed in Wayne Wilson’s corner after only 38 seconds, Vasieleious Karagiannis equalised for the Ryman Premier League outfit, before striker Jack Harris smashed home a brilliant winner.

The result extended the away side’s hoodoo over the Tanners with a third victory in a row at Fetcham Grove.

But, when Town return to home action, they will need to overturn their form over their next opponents.

Turner’s men have only played Guernsey twice – in the league last campaign – although on both occasions, the islanders have been triumphant.

In addition, the Green Lions early season form has drastically improved after a poor start.

They have now won three games in a row to move to seventh, albeit having played 10 league fixtures, which is more than most in the league.

Guernsey’s return to form has coincided with the return to fitness of last campaign’s top scorer Ross Allen and an improvement in form for fellow front man Marc McGrath.

However, it remains to be seen how many of his squad Guernsey boss Tony Vance will have at his disposal on Tuesday night with the club’s difficult travel arrangements.

Meanwhile, Faversham will assess the fitness of midfielder Darren Marsden and forward Renford Tenyue.

Other than that, Turner has no further major selection headaches.

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

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Leatherhead vs Faversham Town – match preview

Lilywhites set for big FA Cup test

Leatherhead vs Faversham Town – Saturday 13rd September 2014, 3pm kick-off: Fetcham Grove, Guildford Road, Leatherhead, Surrey. Postcode – KT22 9AS.

Faversham Town have been boosted by the news the loan deal for Maidstone United striker Jack Harris has been extended and he will be available for the FA Cup First Qualifying Round tie against Leatherhead.

Town boss Ray Turner initially signed the frontman for a month, although, always was keen to extend that deal if possible.

The young forward had missed the Lilywhite’s FA Cup victory over Westfield because Maidstone did not want him to be FA Cup-tied for them.

However, Turner has convinced the Stones to allow him to be at his disposal for Saturday’s away trip to the newly-promoted Tanners.

The news of the striker’s availability is very welcome news for Faversham with Luke Harvey and Jamie Maxted unavailable alongside the injured Renford Tenyue and Darren Marsden.

This leaves the visitors with three recognized strikers in Dean Grant, Kieran Oliver and Harris with winger Josh Stanford capable of playing further forward.

The away team come into this fixture in good spirits, as they made it six victories in six competitive games this season so far against Hythe Town on Tuesday night.

Meanwhile a much-changed Leatherhead squad, following their promotion from the Ryman South, have made a decent fist of things back in the Ryman Premier League.

The hosts currently sit middle of the pack in 12th position.

But, if the Lilywhites can keep their reputation as one of the home side’s bogey teams, they win progress to the Second Qualifying Round and collect the £3,000 in prize-money.

Turner’s men have faced the Tanners four times, since he last tasted defeat against them and has won both his past two meetings at Fetcham Grove.

David Botterill scored the only goal of the match in Town’s 1-0 win in the 2012/13, while the visitors beat Leatherhead 3-1 through two goals from Marsden and one from Harris.

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

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