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1st Team - Match centre

Faversham Town
VCD Athletic
L Griffiths (48', 52'), O Lee (69')
Full time
E Brown (20')
Sat 21 Oct 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - South Division Attendance 168


Faversham Town registered back-to-back wins for the first time this season. The Lilywhites came from behind to earn a well-deserved victory at a very blustery Salters Lane, Luke Griffiths capping a man-of-the-match performance with two goals.

Faversham Town are on to the front foot quickly.

With only two minutes on the clock, a ball played in for Carl Rook results in the Town forward being pushed in the back and a free-kick for the Lilywhites. An early chance to gauge the effect of a strong wind. Danny Walder's 25-yard free-kick from the left is wide and over. But not by much.

Another Walder free-kick, this time from the right, forces VCD keeper Joe Mant to tip the direct strike away for a corner.

Town continue to have the better of things. George Monger picks up possession on the left and drifts inside and rolls a ball for Ernest Okoh. Okoh takes it on and finds Rook with back to goal who in turn lays it off for Chris Barnard on the right. Barnard delivers a cross toward the centre of goal which finds Rook now just outside the six yard area. The header has plenty of power but narrowly over. Difficult chance, but a fine passing move.

Kamarl Duncan takes a long thrown on the right for VCD. It's touched on into the path of Ellis Brown. Brown brings it forward, he looks like he wants to shoot. No challenge. Forward some more, still no challenge and still looking like a shot is imminent. Into the area and Brown unleashes a sweetly struck shot that flies past Simon Overland's dive and into the net. VCD's first meaningful attack and they take the lead.
(0-1 after 20 minutes).

The setback affects Town and the chances that were being created now dry up.

VCD almost double their lead. From the left, the ball is played into Brown by the D. With back to goal, Brown turns and shoots with the low strike narrowly wide of the right hand post.

A long Overland kick is headed on by Mark Lovell into the area. With Rook challenging in the air, the keeper just manages to punch clear. But a close call for the keeper.

Okoh is forced off injured and replaced by Matt Bourne, Dan Carrington goes into midfield.

0-1 at H-T.

Town start the second half as they did the first. But crucially this half, take their chances.

Overland sends one long into the opposition penalty area. Appeals for handball are ignored by the official. The ball comes out to Lovell who hits it first time, sending a low strike narrowly wide.

Carrington picks the ball up, advances and from just outside the area takes the shot on. The shot is blocked, but Griffiths is in the right place at the right time to slot home the loose ball. (1-1 after 48 minutes).

From an Overland kick, Monger's backward header is into the path of Griffiths who shoots from 20 yards, but the keeper comfortably gathers in his midriff.

Barnard takes a throw from the right. Rook lays off for Griffiths who takes it into the area and steers an exquisite, composed strike with the outside of his right boot past Mant and into the far corner. Super goal. 5 goals in 5 games from Griffiths. (2-1 after 52 minutes).

With 67 minutes on the clock a pivotal two minutes.

A long ball forward releases VCD's Kemo Darboe for a run in on the Faversham goal. Bourne gets back and makes it difficult for Darboe, but still the VCD forward gets a shot on goal from the edge of the area. Overland who has come out to narrow the angle makes a fine, fine save diving low to his right.

At the other end, two minutes later, Walder's corner from the right is met by Oliver Lee's header from close range which finds the back of the VCD net and effectively seal the three points. (3-1 after 69 minutes).

Fine margins in this game. Town 3-1 up. But for some last-ditch defending and a fine save it could've been 2-2.

A Walder free-kick from the right causes havoc in the VCD area. The keeper gets something on it but misjudges. As it squirms towards the goal line, it's hacked off the line and away to safety.

Town comfortably see the game out to register a vital victory.

3-1 at F-T.

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Luke Griffiths

Player of the Match

Luke Griffiths

Key moments

Goal Ellis Brown scores for VCD Athletic
Goal Luke Griffiths scores for Faversham Town
Goal Luke Griffiths scores for Faversham Town
Goal Oliver Lee scores for Faversham Town


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90:00 Player of the Match
Luke Griffiths is awarded player of the match for Faversham Town
81:00 Sub Off
Ricardo Joseph is substituted off for VCD Athletic
81:00 Sub On
Ayman El-Moyhalbel is substituted on for VCD Athletic
73:00 Yellow Card
Matt Bourne is yellow carded for Faversham Town
73:00 Yellow Card
Owen Roberts is yellow carded for VCD Athletic
73:00 Yellow Card
Omar Lawson is yellow carded for VCD Athletic
69:00 Goal 3 - 1
Oliver Lee scores for Faversham Town
58:00 Sub On
Derek Duncan is substituted on for VCD Athletic
58:00 Sub Off
Josue Antonio is substituted off for VCD Athletic
56:00 Yellow Card
Danny Walder is yellow carded for Faversham Town
52:00 Goal 2 - 1
Luke Griffiths scores for Faversham Town
48:00 Goal 1 - 1
Luke Griffiths scores for Faversham Town
End of period 1
41:00 Sub Off
Ernest Okoh is substituted off for Faversham Town
41:00 Sub On
Matt Bourne is substituted on for Faversham Town
20:00 Goal 0 - 1
Ellis Brown scores for VCD Athletic
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Faversham Town
  • VCD Athletic
  • 0
  • Ellis Brown Goal 20:00'
  • Matt Bourne Sub On 41:00'
  • Ernest Okoh Sub Off 41:00'
  • Luke Griffiths Goal 48:00'
  • Luke Griffiths Goal 52:00'
  • Danny Walder Yellow Card 56:00'
  • Derek Duncan Sub On 58:00'
  • Josue Antonio Sub Off 58:00'
  • Oliver Lee Goal 69:00'
  • Matt Bourne Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Owen Roberts Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Omar Lawson Yellow Card 73:00'
  • Ayman El-Moyhalbel Sub On 81:00'
  • Ricardo Joseph Sub Off 81:00'

Team selection

VCD Athletic
  • 1. Joe Mant
  • 2. Kamarl Duncan
  • 3. Ricardo Joseph
  • 4. Alastair Gordon
  • 5. Owen Roberts
  • 6. Josue Antonio
  • 7. Omar Lawson
  • 8. Siao Blackwood
  • 9. Kemo Darboe
  • 10. Kojo Awotwi
  • 11. Ellis Brown
  • 12. Jeffrey Imudia
  • 14. Rashid Kamara
  • 15. Derek Duncan
  • 16. Ayman El-Moyhalbel
  • 17. Marc Gorbell

League round up

Other South Division results

Carshalton Athletic
Ashford United
Hastings United
East Grinstead Town
Cray Wanderers
Walton Casuals
Hythe Town

League table

# Team Pl Pts
17. VCD Athletic 46 52
18. Guernsey 46 49
19. Faversham Town 46 48
20. Chipstead 46 46
21. Ashford United 46 38
22. East Grinstead Town 46 36
23. Molesey 46 30

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