TOWN GO DOWN AT VCD

Chris Seenan moves forward
Chris Seenan moves forward

VCD Athletic 4 Whitstable Town 0

Pre season fixture

Thursday 30th July 2015

It was a game of two halves as Whitstable succumbed to a strong second half performance from hosts VCD Athletic as they went down four nil on Thursday evening.

The Premier Division side created the early chances as first firstly after fourteen minutes Jack Stevenson hit a shot from long range straight at Whitstable keeper Ben Kitcherside. Aaron

Ira Jackson hit a shot just over
Ira Jackson hit a shot just over

Wickham then ran in and shot over. On 16 minutes two excellent saves from Kitcherside kept the scores level  as first Leon Fisher had a close range shot blocked and then Adam Ramedan had a shot saved.  Whitstable weathered this early storm and then came into the game. On 17 minutes Sam Bewick shot just wide from the edge of the penalty area.  Ira Jackson was giving VCD left back Ashley Probets a really difficult time and on 27 minutes the Town winger cut in and hit a shot just over the bar. Within a minute Jackson forced a save from VCD keeper Rod Budd. Budd had to be at host best to push over a shot from the left by Kieron Campbell. At the other end Kitherside was on hand again as he saved from Stevenson.

Scott Heard takes on two defenders
Scott Heard takes on two defenders

VCD upped the gears in the second half and were ahead on 48 minutes when Leon Fisher curled the ball into the corner of the net and within two minutes he doubled the lead as he broke through and slotted the ball into the corner of the net . A number of substitution’s seemed to unsettle the visitors as Stevenson hammered the ball against the post on 56 minutes.  VCD sealed the game on 75 minutes when man of the  match Stevenson placed a free kick straight into left side of the net and then with six minutes to go he produced the highlight of the game when he saw substitute keeper Harry Brooks off his line and hit a lob from distance that dipped under the cross bar and into the net.  Just before the end Bewick was unlucky at the other end when he attempted a similar effort but the ball just went over the bar.

There was a feeling after the game that despite the score there were more positives than negatives in this performance as Town now move onto their final pre season fixture at home to AFC Hornchurch.