Faversham Town vs Hollands & Blair – match preview

Faversham Town vs Hollands & Blair – Saturday 1st August 2015, 3pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME13 8ND).

Town face another tough home test, as Ascheri returns

Faversham Town’s unbeaten pre-season record will again be put to the test with a tricky fixture against reigning Kent Invicta League champions Hollands & Blair this Saturday, while ex-Lilywhite midfielder Justin Ascheri will return to the Shepherd Neame Stadium.

The hosts continued their impressive start to pre-season on Tuesday evening with a 1-1 draw against National League South newcomers Maidstone United with Stuart King getting on the score sheet against his old club. 

Faversham had won their other four friendlies before Tuesday night against Lydd Town, Faversham Strike Force, Clapton and Aveley.

However Blair, who have already pulled off a shock 6-0 win against Ryman South outfit Whitstable Town this term, will provide another difficult test for Ray Turner’s men.

Like the Lilywhites, the visitors are also unbeaten this pre-season and have picked up draws against Hythe Town and a Gillingham XI to go with their thumping of the Oystermen.

Their most recent win saw Hollands & Blair retain the KIL Championship Shield with a narrow 2-1 victory over Bearsted at Star Meadow after extra-time.

The man that sealed a dramatic win for Blair on Tuesday night was Ascheri with a late penalty and he will now return to one of his former stomping grounds.

Ascheri last featured for the home side in the early stages of the 2012/13 campaign and was in attendance for the 3-0 Play-off Final defeat at Maidstone United at the end of that season.

Meanwhile, when asked about his plans for this game following Tuesday evening’s draw with the Stones, Turner said, “It will probably be a similar squad to tonight’s one.

“Tas (Taser Hassan) is due back at any time but he is still away with work and still isn’t quite sure on the actual date of his return. He’s going to be back, so that is going to add even more quality to the squad.

“But, to be honest, I think we are getting very close in terms of what I want for the squad this season and there isn’t that much to add. Let’s just hope we can get through pre-season injury-free. We’ve got another tough game on Saturday against Hollands & Blair.”

The away team did face a Faversham Town XI in their 2014/15 pre-season when they beat the under-21 side 5-2. Daniel King and Sam Davies were Town’s goalscorers on that day.

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

Town striker Stuart King scored against his former club, as the Lilywhites drew 1-1 with Maidstone United on Tuesday evening.

Town striker Stuart King scored against his former club, as the Lilywhites drew 1-1 with Maidstone United on Tuesday evening.

Under-21 captain Daniel King scored against Hollands & Blair in the 2014/15 pre-season, as Town's under-21 team lost 5-2 to Blair.

Under-21 captain Daniel King scored against Hollands & Blair in the 2014/15 pre-season, as Town’s under-21 team lost 5-2 to Blair.

Goalkeeper Robert French captained Faversham Town's under-21 team that day and is expected to start between the sticks this Saturday.

Goalkeeper Robert French captained Faversham Town’s under-21 team that day and is expected to start between the sticks this Saturday.

Faversham Town 1 Maidstone United 1 – match report

Full match report available from http://www.favershamtownfc.co.uk/Match%20Reports/280715%20FTFC%20vs%20Maidstone%20United.html

Town striker Stuart King scored against his former club, as the Lilywhites drew 1-1 with Maidstone United.

Town striker Stuart King scored against his former club, as the Lilywhites drew 1-1 with Maidstone United.

Live match updates will be available from https://twitter.com/FavershamTownFC

Ryman Premier League champions Maidstone United will be the visitors at the Shepherd Neame Stadium, as Faversham Town play their first home game of the 2015/16 season.

Ryman Premier League champions Maidstone United will be the visitors at the Shepherd Neame Stadium, as Faversham Town play their first home game of the 2015/16 season.

Faversham Town vs Maidstone United – match preview

Faversham Town vs Maidstone United – Tuesday 28th July 2015, 7.45pm kick-off (Shepherd Neame Stadium, Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent. Postcode: ME13 8ND).

Robertson set to play parent club in Town home debut

Midfielder Charley Robertson is expected to feature in his Faversham home debut in his current spell with the Lilywhites against his parent club, Maidstone United.

Robertson, 19, joined Ray Turner’s men in November 2014 and went onto play 25 times for the hosts in the 2014/15 campaign, scoring six goals.

The 19-year-old re-joined Town last week on a long-term loan and was involved, as the Lilywhites won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with victories over Clapton and hosts Aveley.

The Tournament win extended the Lilywhites unbeaten start to their 2015/16 pre-season as they prepared for their toughest test so far, and their first home fixture of the new term, in style with their other friendly victories coming against Faversham Strike Force and Lydd Town.

Meanwhile, Ex-Stones men Ryan Cooper and Stuart King are also expected to be involved against their old club alongside Town assistant manager Clive Walker, who was in charge of the National League South newsboys back in 1992.

Home boss Turner is likely to name a similar squad to the one used at the Aveley Invitational Tournament with young goalkeeper Dan Smith also expected to be included.

The wait for Faversham fans to see Taser Hassan make his debut goes on with the winger still unavailable through work commitments and making up the trio of absentees along with goalkeeper Simon Overland and defender Ashley Brown.

Here’s your opportunity to predict the outcome of this encounter:

On-loan midfielder Charley Robertson is set to make his home debut in his current spell at Faversham against his parent club, Maidstone United.

On-loan midfielder Charley Robertson is set to make his home debut in his current spell at Faversham against his parent club, Maidstone United, on Tuesday evening.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley. Here is the Faversham Town squad celebrating.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley. Here is the Faversham Town squad celebrating.

Town striker Stuart King will come up against one of his old clubs in Maidstone United.

Town striker Stuart King will come up against one of his old clubs in Maidstone United.

Aveley 1 Faversham Town 2 – match report

A brief match summary is available from http://www.favershamtownfc.co.uk/Match%20Reports/250715%20Aveley%20vs%20FTFC.html

More match pictures are available from here.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitation Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Here is the Faversham Town squad celebrating.

Here is the Faversham Town squad celebrating.

Unfortunately, no live match updates will be available from this game.

However, please check https://twitter.com/FavershamTownFC, as updates are attempted to be copied from other outlets.

Faversham Town will play Aveley today (Saturday) (4pm kick-off).

Faversham Town will play Aveley today (Saturday) (4pm kick-off).

Faversham Town 4 Clapton 0 – match report

A brief match summary is available from http://www.favershamtownfc.co.uk/Match%20Reports/250715%20FTFC%20vs%20Clapton.html

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitation Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Faversham Town won the Aveley Invitational Tournament with a 4-0 win over Clapton followed by a 2-1 victory against hosts Aveley.

Here is the Faversham Town squad celebrating.

Here is the Faversham Town squad celebrating.

Unfortunately, no live match updates will be available from this game.

However, please check https://twitter.com/FavershamTownFC, as updates are attempted to be copied from other outlets.

Faversham Town will play Clapton today (Saturday) (2.30pm kick-off).

Faversham Town will play Clapton today (Saturday) (2.30pm kick-off).

Aveley Invitational Tournament – preview

Aveley v Clapton – Saturday 25th July 2015, 1pm kick-off (Mill Field, Mill Road, Aveley, Essex. Postcode: RM15 4SJ).

Faversham Town v Clapton – Saturday 25th July 2015, 2.30pm kick-off (Mill Field, Mill Road, Aveley, Essex. Postcode: RM15 4SJ).

Aveley v Faversham Town – Saturday 25th July 2015, 4pm kick-off (Mill Field, Mill Road, Aveley, Essex. Postcode: RM15 4SJ).

* Each match will last for 60 minutes with 30 minutes played in both halves, the £5 entry fee (for adults, £2 for children) will entitle supporters to watch all three games and the clubhouse bar and burger bar will be open from 11.30am onwards. *

Town to begin squad cutting exercise

Faversham Town boss Ray Turner will begin the exercise of cutting his current pool of players towards a 16-man squad, which he can use at the start of the Ryman South season, with two matches as part of the Aveley Invitational Tournament.

The Lilywhites used over 20 players during their 2-0 victory over Faversham Strike Force on Tuesday evening on the Abbey School’s 3G pitch with two separate sides brought out in each half.

However, some are unlikely to be involved again on Saturday afternoon in either of Town’s back-to-back fixtures against Clapton, then Aveley, as Turner begins to look towards his best starting line-up.

Despite having no recent meetings with Essex Senior League outfit Clapton, Turner’s men will come into Saturday’s tournament in confident mood, having won both pre-season games so far and beaten Saturday’s second opponents, Aveley, 3-0 during a 2014/15 pre-season fixture. David Botterill, Renford Tenyue, and now departed, Darren Marsden were Town’s scorers that day.

Meanwhile, Charley Robertson will be available for Faversham following the news the 19-year-old has rejoined the club on a long-term loan.

Though, Lilywhite supporters will have to wait a few more days for Taser Hassan’s first bow with Hassan due to be available for Tuesday’s home friendly with Maidstone United, while defender Ashley Brown (unavailable) and goalkeeper Simon Overland (injury) remain absent for the foreseeable future.

Here’s your chance to predict, who will win the Aveley Invitational Tournament:

Charley Robertson has rejoined Faversham Town from Maidstone United and will be in Saturday's squad to take part in the Aveley tournament.

Charley Robertson has rejoined Faversham Town from Maidstone United and will be in Saturday’s squad to take part in the Aveley tournament.

Midfielder David Botterill was on the score sheet during the Lilywhites' 3-0 win over Aveley last season.

Midfielder David Botterill was on the score sheet during the Lilywhites’ 3-0 win over Aveley last season.

Attacker Renford Tenyue was also on the score sheet during the Lilywhites' 3-0 win over Aveley last season.

Attacker Renford Tenyue was also on the score sheet during the Lilywhites’ 3-0 win over Aveley last term.

Charley Robertson rejoins Town

Faversham Town Football Club (Limited) are delighted to announce midfielder Charley Robertson is rejoining the club on a long-term loan deal.

Robertson, 19, spent the second half of last season on loan and once again will be at Ray Turner’s disposal for the forthcoming 2015/16 campaign.

Robertson will be in Saturday’s squad, which will play Clapton and Aveley, as part of the ‘Millers Invitational Tournament’.

Charley Robertson has rejoined Faversham Town from Maidstone United.

Charley Robertson has rejoined Faversham Town from Maidstone United.

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