As we reach the end of 2015, we look back at the calendar year.
Part one looks at what happened between January and June 2015.
Thursday 1st January – Herne Bay 1 Faversham Town 3 (Maxted, Sherlock and Bewick)
Faversham Town began 2015 with a hard-fought victory over Herne Bay. Jamie Maxted scored against his former club, before Steven Ita grabbed a controversial leveller for the hosts in the second half. But the visitors responded and retook the lead in the first minute of stoppage-time. Captain Wayne Wilson’s corner was scrambled over the line by defender Aidan Sherlock. Then, substitute Sam Bewick sealed the win with a spectacular long-range effort in the final moments.
Saturday 10th January – Faversham Town 3 (Harris, Bewick and Oliver) Three Bridges 0
Faversham Town beat Three Bridges 3-0 to move back level on points with Burgess Hill Town at the top of the Ryman South League Table and only behind the leaders on goal difference. All the goals came in the second-half, as Jack Harris, Sam Bewick and substitute Kieran Oliver all got on the score sheet.
Thursday 15th January – Charley Robertson returns on loan
Faversham Town Football Club confirm Charley Robertson has returned to the club on loan from Maidstone United for the remainder of the 2014/15 season.
Saturday 17th January – South Park 0 Faversham Town 4 (Harris (2), Wilson and Robertson).
Faversham Town beat South Park 4-0 through a double from Jack Harris along with goals from captain Wayne Wilson and midfielder Charley Robertson. The victory extended the away side’s current winning run to six games.
Saturday 24th January – Faversham Town 1 (Maxted) Whitstable Town 3.
Faversham Town’s six-match winning run was ended with a 3-1 defeat to local rivals Whitstable Town.
Sunday 25th January – “Together we move on stronger” – Turner.
Faversham Town first-team manager Ray Turner had this message for the club’s fans and his players after yesterday’s (Saturday) 3-1 loss to Whitstable Town:
“I wanted to say thank you, from myself and the players, for your fantastic support on Saturday and throughout the season.
“This club has come so far, recent attendances have really shown the potential of the club and give us a real chance of progressing to the next level both on and off the pitch.
“It was not a bad performance on Saturday by any means.
“For me, we controlled the game up to the point when Dean Grant received a red card, which I felt, was completely unjust. From that moment, the dynamic of the match changed.
“But, sometimes it is not your day and it’s easy to focus on a disappointing score line, rather than the overall display.
“I would also like to pay tribute to my players. They have provided tremendous entertainment and not let you down on many occasions.
“I know you have put your hand in your pockets on Saturday and generously raised funds for Simon Overland. So, thank you, once again!
“There are many distractions on the TV on a Tuesday night but please get yourself back to Salters Lane (for the match against Chipstead).
“Together we move on stronger!”
Simon Overland also thanked supporters for donating funds after Overland fractured his tibia at the end of 2014.
Tuesday 27th January – Faversham Town 2 (Wilson and Bourne) Chipstead 1.
Faversham Town quickly returned to winning ways, after Saturday’s defeat to Whitstable Town, with a hard-fought 2-1 win over Chipstead. All three goals came in the first half.
Saturday 31st January – Hythe Town 2 Faversham Town 1 (Monger).
Faversham Town were made to rue their poor start, as two early Hythe goals consigned them to a 2-1 defeat.
Elsewhere, Faversham’s under-21 side beat Maidstone United 2-1 to progress to the Kent Intermediate Cup Semi-Final with Kieran Oliver scoring twice, before Maidstone gained revenge at the Gallagher stadium in the Ryman U21 South League with a 1-0 home win, a week later.
Thursday 5th February – Faversham complete double signing.
Faversham Town Football Club announce the double signing of Jack Sullivan from Maidstone United and Joe Lester from Whitstable Town.
Saturday 7th February – Corinthian-Casuals 1 Faversham Town 0.
Faversham Town’s recent poor form continued with a 1-0 defeat to Corinthian-Casuals. The only goal of the match came on the 14th minute when Jamie Byatt’s cross found Dave Hodges unmarked at the far post, who slotted his shot past away goalkeeper Robert French.
Saturday 14th February – Faversham Town 3 (Robertson, Stanford and Grant) East Grinstead Town 0.
Faversham Town produced a near perfect performance to claim a 3-0 win over East Grinstead Town and respond after back-to-back defeats.
Saturday 28th February – Erith Town 0 Faversham Town U21s 3 (Match abandoned).
Faversham Town’s Kent Intermediate Cup Semi-Final away at Erith Town was abandoned.
Faversham Town were 3-0 ahead.
A match video of what did happen in the match is available from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOTv4btm4Qk&feature=youtu.be
The abandonment resulted in Faversham Town’s under-21 team booking a Kent Intermediate Cup Final place against Tonbridge Angle at Longsmead Stadium.
Tuesday 3rd March – Redhill 1 Faversham Town 3 (Robertson, Stanford and Grant).
Faversham Town cemented second spot in the Ryman South League Table, as they came from a goal down to beat Redhill 3-1.
Saturday 7th March – Guernsey 0 Faversham Town 2 (Grant and Wilson).
Faversham Town produced a sensational team performance to beat Guernsey 2-0, which tightened their grip on second place in the Ryman South League Table, while also damaging the hosts own play-off aspirations.
Wednesday 11th March – Faversham’s promotion push boosted with two more signings, Oliver exits.
Faversham Town Football Club (Limited) announced the double signing of striker Stuart King from Herne Bay and midfielder Chris Webber from Billericay Town.
Lilywhites boss Ray Turner was delighted to capture the duo, as he looks to finalise his squad before the end of the season, in preparation for the Ryman South play-offs which Town should feature in.
Meanwhile, Oliver left the club and joined Ryman South strugglers East Grinstead Town.
Saturday 14th March – Faversham Town 2 (Stanford and Wilson (Pen) Whyteleafe 3.
Whyteleafe survived a late Faversham Town onslaught to grab three crucial points in their bid to reach the Ryman South Play-offs through a 3-2 victory.
Saturday 21st March – Walton & Hersham 1 Faversham Town 4 (Wilson, Stanford, Harris and Tenyue).
Faversham Town moved back up to second place in the Ryman South League Table and mathematically secured their Play-off berth through a 4-1 win over Walton & Hersham.
Tuesday 24th March – Faversham Town 5 (Wilson (2) (Pen x 2) Scarborough, King and Harris) Carshalton Athletic 0.
Faversham Town roared past 100 Ryman South league goals for the season in a second-half domination, on their way to a 5-0 win over Carshalton Athletic.
Saturday 28th March – Faversham Town 0 Burgess Hill Town 0.
Burgess Hill Town moved a step closer to the Ryman South title, as they held second-placed Faversham Town to a goalless draw. The Lilywhites were given a great chance to take the lead on the 7th minute when Referee Mr Lowe awarded a penalty for a foul by Toby Pointing on Charley Robertson. However, home captain Wayne Wilson’s spot-kick struck the right-hand post.
Monday 6th April – Sittingbourne 0 Faversham Town 0.
Faversham Town and Sittingbourne played out their second goalless draw in just three meetings, since the home side’s ground move to Woodstock Park.
Saturday 18th April – Hastings United 2 Faversham Town 1 (Wilson).
Hastings United edged closer to Ryman South survival and completed the double in the league over Faversham Town this season thanks to a 2-1 win. The visitors broke the deadlock with 13 minutes on the clock when captain Wayne Wilson beat U’s goalkeeper Josh Pelling to find the top corner from around 30 yards with a pinpoint free-kick. However, Sam Adams scored twice to give Hastings a 2-1 home win.
Saturday 25th April – Faversham Town 5 (Wilson (2), Botterill, Maxted and King) Walton Casuals 1.
Faversham Town beat Walton Casuals 5-1, as they fell just short of beating Folkestone Invicta to second place in the Ryman South league table. Whilst, the Lilywhites held up their side of the bargain with a comfortable victory, Folkestone got the point they needed to ensure they finished ahead of Town thanks to a 1-1 draw with champions Burgess Hill Town.
Tuesday 28th April – Faversham Town 0 (4) Merstham 0 (5) – Merstham won 5-4 in the penalty shootout.
Faversham suffered Play-off heartache in their Ryman South Semi-Final, as they lost 5-4 on penalties to Merstham. The Lilywhites had the better clear-cut chances throughout the 120 minutes of play but failed to take one of them.
Elsewhere, the under-21 team beat Tonbridge Angels Reserves 3-1 at the Longsmead Stadium through goals from Ryan Cheek, Michael Hurcomb and Bradley Webb to be crowned Kent Intermediate Cup winners in their debut season.
No news or results available.
Saturday 13th June – First player movement of the close-season sees duo depart.
It is with regret that Faversham Town Football Club (Limited) informed all supporters defender Aidan Sherlock and striker Jack Harris have left the club.