Pre-Season begins at Sittingbourne

Pre-Season begins at Sittingbourne

By Mark Hunt
10 July 2015
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Pre-season kicks off tomorrow as Wands travel to Sittingbourne.

After what seems like an eternity football returns for the Wands tomorrow as our first pre-season game takes us to Sittingbourne for a 3pm kick off. This will be a decent contest against our Kent rivals managed by Nick Davis who last season finished 12th in the Ryman South.

Fans may remember we closed our pre-season programme last season with a 3-2 win at Woodstock Park with a rapid fire Shaun Welford hat-trick. Please note that this fixture will take place on the 2nd pitch at Woodstock Park with admission £5 Adults, under 16's free when accompanied by an adult and £3 concessions.

This will be a chance for Wands fans to take a look at Tony Russell’s first game in charge of Cray and our pre-season programme includes to date 6 more games with the next scheduled game at Holmedale on 21st July.

Here is a list of the full pre-season schedule so far:

11/7/15 v. Sittingbourne A 3.00pm
21/7/15 v. Holmesdale A 7.30 pm
23/7/15 v. Glebe A 7.00 pm
25/7/15 v Lordswood A 3.00pm
28/7/15 v Billericay Town H 7.45pm
30/7/15 v Cray Valley PM A 7.45 pm
1/8/15 v Droylsden A 2.00 pm

We wish Tony, Ray Powell and all the player’s best wishes for the pre-season.

For those that may not have been to Woodstock Park before here are some directions to the ground as Sittingbourne moved grounds in 2013.

Sittingbourne Football Club
The Woodstock Club,
Broadoak Road,

Sat Nav Code: ME9 8AG

From the M2 exit at Junction 5 or the M20 at junction 7 take the A249 towards Sheerness. If you have taken the A249 from the M20 go straight across the roundabout after approximately 3 miles. Leave A249 at the A 2 turn off (this is the first junction after the M2). Go up the raised section to the Key Street roundabout, take A2 to Sittingbourne.

After about a mile turn right at Adeleide Drive (just past Wicks). Go to end of road and turn left (into Borden Lane) and then immediate right (into Homewood Drive). At end of road turn right into Ufton Lane. At end of road turn right into Park Road (Becomes Gore Court Road). At mini roundabout go straight on into Woodstock Road, Woodstock Road becomes Ruins Barn Road.

When houses disappear after, approximately half a mile, turn left (signposted Kent Science Park) into Broadoak Road. Go downhill pass the Research Centre on right (SAT NAV WILL TRY TO TAKE YOU INTO SCIENCE PARK). Carry on uphill for another 50 yards, turn left into the car park of Woodstock Park.


The nearest railway station is Sittingbourne and the ground is around 2.3 miles to walk. The no's 9 and 344 buses from Sittingbourne Station may take you close to the ground but will go round the houses a bit and could take you half an hour.

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