Category: 2013-2014 Under 21 Match Reports


Whitstable Town Under 21’s 0 Ramsgate Under 21’s 0

Ryman Under 21’s League (South)

Saturday 22nd February 2014

The Under 21’s were playing their first game for seven weeks and the lay-off had taken its toll on the team. They seemed very slow and uneasy in their touch. However they still managed to spend most of the first half in the Ramsgate half with Luke Watkins a virtual spectator. They had a number of chances to take the lead but the half finished goal less.

The pattern of the second half was slightly different with Ramsgate coming back into the game but Town still had a few chances to win the game but did not take advantage. Watkins did have one to make but the game died and finished 0-0. On the basis of the performance the Ramsgate management must of been the happier at the end. 

Team Watkins, Ashman, Guila,Walsh (Mukura), Etherington, Taylor, Lester (Cameron George) , Simon, Munn, Martin, Curtis George (Smith J) .


Hastings United Under 21 0 Whitstable Town Under 21  6

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Monday 9th November 2013

Scorers: Sam Hallett 5, Jordan Wells.

Whitstable Town Under 21’s went to the Sussex Coast on a Monday night and came away with a very convincing six-nil win against Hastings United. The game could not have started better when after two minutes saw a good pass from Dan Keyte thet found Sam Hallett to score the first. Hastings were trying to play football  but were second best as Town were consistently being beaten to the ball. Town were superior with, the back four for Town snuffing out any attacks.

The second half continued in the same vein as the first with the visitors getting stronger,  with Jack Simon and Beau Taylor driving forward at will. Hallett went on to score another four goals , with Jordan Wells getting the sixth with five minutes to go. It was an absolutely dominant game , with Town’s fitness totally overrunning the Hastings team.

The Town management team describe a very good squad performance- with praise for Hallett who in fairness could have scored more. Wells was non- stop and the back four were superb with Keyte playing his first game at right back. Well done to all the squad and also welcome back to Josh Smith who returned from injury.



Three Bridges Under 21’s 1 Whitstable Town Under 21’s 1

Ryman Football League Under 21 (South)

Saturday 23rd November 2013

The game started well with Whitstable Town pressing the opposition and putting them under pressure and their reward for some decent  approach came  when a decant through ball found debutant Matt Martin for his first goal on his debut. The first half finished with Town winning one-nil. The surprise in the second half was that Whitstable were not at their best with poor decisions, poor approach play and not working hard enough. Whitstable were to concede in the 70th minute and held on for the draw.

Town coach Ian Grieves said after the game. “We were absolutely outplayed in the second half and still did not lose -we have lads that played midweek for the first team and but really looked tired.  When these lads come back  to the 21s they must put a shift in. Bob Reardon said that would not be recommending many this week on this poor performance and it is lucky we did not lose.

Team: Byott, Guilla, Walsh, Brown, Sayer, Keyte, Simon, Martin, Wells J (Lester), Taylor (Muira), Hallet (Baah), Lester


Whitstable Town 1 Burgess Hill Town 0

Ryman League Under 21’s (South)

Saturday 26th October 2013

Burgess Hill Town Under 21’s came to the Belmont on the back of three wins. Once the game started the visitors looked a very good passing side.  Town however were able to match them all over the park.  With Ollie Brown and John Guest marshalling the very young defence well  both sides cancelled each other out , but with the hosts did have the better chances. After 60 minutes Town decided to make some changes and it paid off when Brown scored with a an excellent looping header Whitstable all three points. Manager Bob Reardon said after the game “Burgess Hill are a very good side but we were better than them in all aspects of the game. Man of the Match Brown was excellent in defence and in midfield- Well done lads on to the next game



Whitstable Town Under 21’s 8 Tankerton Under 21’s 1


Tuesday 15th October 2013

With a full squad of 20 players available, Tankerton FC  offered to play us in a friendly. The ex Whitstable Town reserve team manager brought his new side to the Belmont. Things didn’t go as Dave had hoped as Whitstable scored three goals in the first half thanks to goals from Stephen Munn, Dan Ellett and the pick of the bunch from Dylan Richards. Tankerton did get one goal back in the first half.  The second half didn’t get any better for Tankerton as Ross Webb (2), Sam Hallett (2) and Billy Cobb added to the scoreline. The young Tankerton had put a good performance against a team from at least three levels above. The under 21 management team were very happy with the run out ,  with several players excelling including Dylan Richards at left back and Beau Taylor and Dan Keyte in midfield.




Whitstable Town Under 21’s 1 Thamesmead Town 0

Ryman Under 21 League (South)

Saturday 5th October 2013

Goal Scorer Stephen Munn

Town went into the game knowing that Thamesmead are the only team to take a point off  favourites  Maidstone United ,so it was going to be a difficult match.  Town started the best  by playing the ball around very well  with Beau Taylor marshalling the back four very well. There was very  little penetration from Thamesmead  and the first half fizzled out with Town in total control and visitors rarely looking like scoring. With the half-time score being goalless Town started the second much the better with Dan Keyte and Jordan Wells coming more into the game.

Whitstable Town were now really getting on top causing the Mead to argue amongst themselves but if  hosts had  that bit of quality in the final third  the game would have been over at half time. With ten minutes to go the ball was driven across the penalty area for Stephen Munn to bundle the ball into the net to give Town a deserved three points. Whitstable did finish the game with ten men following a sending off for two yellow cards two minutes before time.

Town coach Ian Grieves stated after the game  “We should have been out of sight by half time and with ore quality in our play we would have won by two or three goals. Matt Byott has  been great for us this afternoon along with the back four .  Well done to all the young lads .

Team: Byott, Ellett, Richards,Kennedy, Brown,Taylor(Jones 67 mins),Munn, Wells J, Lester (Guila 55mins), Keyte, Hallett (Mackenzie 80 mins).

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