Corinthian-Casuals vs Faversham Town – Saturday 16th January, 3pm kick-off (King George’s Field, Queen Mary’s Close, Hook Rise South, Tolworth, Surrey. Postcode: KT6 7NA).
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New signing Campbell set to be involved in Town squad
Faversham Town’s new signing Kieron Campbell is expected to be involved in the away team’s squad for the first time with the Lilywhites looking to collect a rare victory at Corinthian-Casuals.
Campbell, 20, was signed by Faversham manager Ray Turner from Whitstable Town as part of the deal, which saw recent departee Stuart King join the current Ryman South basement-boys.
The 20-year-old forward was cup-tied for Tuesday evening’s 1-0 Robert Dyas League Cup Quarter-Final win at home to Dorking Wanderers, in which, Ryan Cooper scored the only goal of the game, having played for the Oysterman against Faversham in the competition earlier this season.
Campbell was also unable to make his Town debut last Saturday with the trip to South Park postponed. But the frontman did manage to get some action, scoring the winner for former club Fisher in their 2-1 win over Canterbury City.
Turner was at the Southern Counties East League match at Ashford United’s Homelands Stadium and was impressed with what he saw from his new signing.
He said: “Kieron will be coming into the squad for Saturday. Josh Stanford is still away, sunning himself in Australia, which I can hardly blame him.
“But Kieron will come into the squad and make-up that 5th person in terms of the substitutes bench. He will give us a different option. He is another forward, very, very skilful, and good one-on-one.
“I saw him play on Saturday (for Fisher) and he was the best player on the pitch. I look forward to working with him.”
The Lilywhites will also have goalkeeper William Godmon and midfielder George Monger available after both rejected approaches from other clubs and their boss was pleased with the loyalty they have shown.
Turner said: “It’s important that I keep the players I think will be the future of the club and that’s my priority now.
“If these clubs think they can come and just pick our best players, they can’t. I won’t let that happen and nor will the club. That’s a good sign.”
The other key decisions for the away manager to make will be whether to stick with John Scarborough and Mobolaji Dawodu, who both impressed on Tuesday evening, or bring experienced duo Matt Bourne and David Botterill back into the starting line-up.
Corinthian-Casuals come into this contest in 11th place in the Ryman South League Table on 45 points off 27 league fixtures, six points behind the visitors and slowly starting to fade after an impressive start this term, although the home side could move level on points with Town if they win both games in hand.
They lost 3-1 at home to National League South outfit Sutton United on Wednesday evening in the Third Round of the Surrey County Cup. Joe Hicks with the Casuals goal.
The hosts are now managed by James Bracken, older brother of goalkeeper Danny Bracken.
Faversham have had little joy on their last few visits to King George’s Field.
They fell to a 1-0 defeat in February 2015, while in October 2013, Corinthian-Casuals somehow held on for a 1-1 draw, despite a Luke Harvey equaliser and the away team’s second-half domination, with Danny Bracken in superb form.
Though, the visitors have fared slightly better against their Surrey opponents in front of their own fans and they drew 1-1 thanks to a goal from Kieran Oliver in their last clash at the Shepherd Neame Stadium.
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