Category: 2019-2020 Match Reports

Winning End To Pre-Season

WHITSTABLE TOWN 5 NEW ROMNEY 0
Pre-season friendly
Saturday 10 August 2019 11.00

Kent County League Premier Division team New Romney were the visitors to the Belmont Ground for this recently arranged pre-season game. Liam Dickson was named the home captain for the day, with Tom Bryant unable to make the morning kick off. The game started quietly, with Whitstable getting into a few promising positions without really testing the New Romney goalkeeper. In fact, the visitors might have taken the lead in the 9th minute from a corner, when some poor marking allowed a free header, but the ball deflected off John Walker by the post and went wide. Whitstable gradually got on top and opened the scoring on 19 minutes from a good right wing cross by Jake Mackenzie that Aaron Millbank headed into the corner of the net. New Romney were still in the game and Billy Sommerville was allowed to get past his marker and try a shot that was well saved by Dan Eason. Millbank had a shot saved by Paul Egan at the other end, but Whitstable doubled their advantage in the 33rd minute. The ball was played in from the left and TJ Jadama twisted and turned to make space for a shot before finding the far corner, giving Egan no chance. On 41 minutes, the home side added a third when Mackenzie delivered a good ball into the near post and it was neatly controlled and finished by Osman Proni. As half time approached, a Millbank shot was deflected behind and from the resulting corner, Dickson was able to force the ball into the net from close range. Whitstable continued to apply pressure to the New Romney goal, but the score remained 4-0 at the break.

Aaron Millbank’s header finds the corner of the net for the opening goal
Paul Egan denies Aaron Millbank this time
TJ Jadama doubles the lead with a good finish
Osman Proni scores to make it 3-0
Liam Dickson is about to get the fourth

Danny Patterson replaced Liam Gillies in the Whitstable midfield at the start of the second half and there was almost an early goal when Proni got his foot to a Marcus Elliott cross, but the ball just cleared the bar. Elliott then had a shot saved by the New Romney goalkeeper before being substituted by Tarik Ibrahim, who nearly made an immediate impact following a strong run and shot that was deflected over the bar. Whitstable did score again on 66 minutes after the ball was initially cleared off the line and eventually came out to the 18 yard line where Luke Girt hit an unstoppable first time shot straight into the top right corner. Millbank was then played through and shot past Egan from the right edge of the area, only to see the ball rebound off the far post. New Romney had one more chance for a consolation goal when Whitstable lost the ball in midfield and Reece Palmer ran through with just Eason to beat, but the goalkeeper got down well to turn his shot away for a corner. There was a late opportunity for Owen Fitt, who had come on for Proni, after he was set up following a driving run through the middle by Girt, but his attempted lob failed to find the net. The final whistle came a few minutes later with Whitstable running out 5-0 winners.

Osman Proni puts this effort just over the bar
The ball is cleared off the line
Jumping high
Luke Girt sends the ball towards goal…
Into the top corner for the fifth Whitstable goal
Aaron Millbank hits the post

It was a useful work out on a very blustery day and Whitstable now move on to their opening league fixture at home to Sittingbourne, followed by a midweek trip to Hythe Town and a home FA Cup tie against Newhaven.

Whitstable Town
Dan Eason, Jake Mackenzie, John Walker, Luke Girt, Josh Spencer, Liam Dickson (c), Liam Gillies (Danny Patterson 46), TJ Jadama, Aaron Millbank, Marcus Elliott (Tarik Ibrahim 59), Osman Proni (Owen Fitt 79).
Subs (unused): Marcus Evans, Ryan Birch.
Goals: Aaron Millbank 19, TJ Jadama 33, Osman Proni 41, Liam Dickson 44, Luke Girt 66.

New Romney
Paul Egan, Niall Jackson, Dale Harding, Jacob Holden, Wayne Rogers (c), Harry Carr, Warren Smith, Reece Palmer, Billy Sommerville, Josh McCue, Reece Mortimer.
Subs: Luca Corbo, Roy Godden, Charlie Negus, Dan Binder, Lewis Butler, Jamie White.

Attendance: 75
Referee: Piotr Zachweija
Assistants: Kirsty Dowle & Paul Hussey

A Win As New Season Nears

WHITSTABLE TOWN 4 BROMLEY XI 2
Pre-season friendly
Tuesday 6 August 2019 19.45

With the league season fast approaching, Whitstable took on a young Bromley team in their latest pre-season fixture. Once again, Whitstable shuffled their team around, due to several players being unavailable, but they began brightly. Some good play down right led to a good low cross by Jake Mackenzie that was stabbed just wide of the near post by Aaron Millbank and shortly afterwards Liam Dickson glanced a header over the bar. Still inside the first 10 minutes, Whitstable won a free kick that was swung into the box by Osman Proni and headed just over by Dickson. The opening goal arrived on 16 minutes, when the Bromley goalkeeper dropped a high ball and it fell invitingly for Proni, who rolled it into the net. Dan Eason was called into action in the 20th minute, when he got down well to make a save from a low strike. Proni was creating a few opportunities for the home team and played a through ball for Millbank, but Emmanuel Nwosu was quickly out to claim. A few minutes later, Proni fed Millbank again and the Whitstable striker made space for a shot, but dragged it just wide of the far post. Marcus Elliot then collected another Proni pass and laid the ball back for Liam Gillies whose low shot was saved. The pressure eventually brought a second goal in the 28th minute, when a long throw by Sanders went over Dickson at near post, but was headed home by the late arriving Tom Bryant. Bromley started to carry some attacking threat and Eason saved well from Jaedon Phillips and two follow up efforts were cleared off line by John Walker and Bryant, then two more shots were off target. Millbank tried one speculative attempt that went wide, but the home team finished the half poorly, as Bromley won two late corners, before a deep right wing cross by Dwyer was clawed out from under bar by Eason. Half time score 2-0

Aaron Millbank is just wide with an early chance
Liam Dickson heads over
Osman Proni scores the first
Tom Bryant heads in the second for Whitstable
Dan Eason punches the ball away

Bromley continued to press from the restart, with a couple of early shots. Bryant tried an overhead kick at the other end that had to be saved by Nwosu. In the 56th minute, the visitors got some reward for their efforts when a good move was finished off by Dwyer. Phillips then tested Eason again, prior to his team making some substitutions. Proni was replaced by Mike Ampofo, just before Whitstable had an attempt cleared off the line. On 68 minutes, some poor defensive work led to an equaliser for Bromley, when the ball eventually dropped kindly for Amari Robinson-Jones, who had a relatively simple finish. Both teams made further changes and Whitstable finished the game as they had started, in the ascendancy. A strong run into the left of box by Elliott created a chance for Millbank, who tucked away the low cross to put Whitstable back in front after 76 minutes. Whitstable extended their led on 83 minutes when a Danny Patterson free kick was headed in at back post by the trialist substitute. Whitstable made some late substitutions, including a few minutes on the pitch for reserve goalkeeper Ryan Birch. One late Whitstable free kick on the edge of the box was cleared and another saw a Gillies shot deflected behind, but there were no further goals and the final score remained 4-2 to Whitstable.

Tom Bryant goes close with an overhead kick
Aaron Millbank restores the lead from a Marcus Elliott cross
Whitstable make it 4-2 with a late header

Whitstable have arranged one final friendly at home to New Romney on Saturday 10 August, with an 11 a.m. kick off.

Whitstable Town
Dan Eason (Ryan Birch 87), Jake Mackenzie, John Walker, Connor Sanders (Danny Patterson 71), Liam Dickson, Tom Bryant (c) (Trialist12 73), Liam Gillies, Trialist8, Marcus Elliott (Owen Fitt 84), Aaron Millbank (Muhammed Cham 84), Osman Proni (Mike Ampofo 65).
Goals: Osman Proni 16, Tom Bryant 28, Aaron Millbank 76, Trialist12 83.

Bromley XI
Emmanuel Nwosu, Brandon Chambers, Riphi Kalala, Ollie Tanner, Harry Thomas, Tyrone Kirunda, Billy Craske, Bobby Mills, Anthony Dwyer, Spencer Cripps, Jaedon Phillips.
Subs: AJ Martin, Jude Arthurs, Tosin Akinbobola, Fiky Atewologun, Amari Robinson-Jones, D’Jean Spencer, Emmanuel Brefo, Kerry Ogbeifun.
Goals: Anthony Dwyer 56, Amari Robinson-Jones 68.

Attendance: 115
Referee: Richard Joss
Assistants: Matt Williams & Mike Donnelly
Fourth official: Alan Faulkner

Whitstable Well Beaten

WHITSTABLE TOWN 0 BOWERS & PITSEA 3
Pre-season friendly
Saturday 3 August 2019 15.00

Whitstable once again played a team from the Isthmian Premier League, having previously lost to Cray Wanderers, Folkestone Invicta and Margate, all from the same division. Newly promoted Essex team Bowers and Pitsea comfortably won the North Division last season, so provided another difficult test for the new look Whitstable side. The home team were again missing a number of players, although recent signing Aaron Millbank started for the first time and there were three young trialists on the bench.

The home defence began a little hesitantly, conceding a couple of early corners, but Whitstable gradually managed to get into the game and Liam Gillies shot wide following a corner in the 14th minute. Bowers almost scored just afterwards when a good cross was curled in from the right and met by Kenzer Lee, but Dan Eason made a great save, tipping the ball over the bar at full stretch. After a quiet period, Whitstable lost the ball in midfield in the 29th minute and it was played through to Bradley Warner who rolled it past Eason for a neat finish, whilst the home defence appealed in vain for an offside flag. Danny Patterson tried his luck with a long distance volley after a Whitstable free kick had come back to him outside the box, but it was well wide. On 33 minutes, the visitors made it 2-0, when possession was again lost in midfield, Dan Trendall ran down the right before crossing for Warner to score at the back post. Bowers had two further opportunities before the break, firstly when David Knight lifted a free kick on the 18 yard line well over the bar and then with almost the last action of the half, Trendall cut in from then right and shot wide. The score remained 2-0 to Bowers at half time, despite some casual play at times by Whitstable.

Alex Anderson on the ball
Whitstable trying to find a way through
Aaron Millbank battling for the ball
Bradley Warner scores the first
Danny Patterson tries a shot
Dan Eason clears the ball

The second period began in similar fashion, with Eason having to save a long range effort from Ben Sartain after a misplaced pass by Patterson. Bowers added a third goal in the 53rd minute when Eason got down to save a low Warner free kick and from the resulting corner, Jamie Dicks headed in despite the efforts of John Walker on the line. The usual pre-season substitutions then started, with Walker the first to be replaced. Whitstable won several corners, but failed to really test Callum Chafer in the Bowers goal, as Tom Bryant headed one wide and then Alex Anderson almost pulled a goal back when he curled a right footer just past the far post from tight angle. Chafer then dropped a cross under pressure and the ball fell to Anderson, who lifted his shot over the bar. Bowers brought on three substitutes and then had a couple of off target attempts, before Knight turned and shot past Eason, but it was ruled out for offside. Both teams made further changes, as the game drifted to a close. Whitstable had rarely looked like scoring and a blocked shot by Muhammed Cham was the closest they came to getting a late consolation goal.

The Whitstable goalkeeper saves this free kick
Jamie Dicks headed the third goal
Danny Patterson tries again
Tom Bryant tries a header
Jake Mackenzie stops this late attack

Whitstable now have two pre-season games left to play, with a Bromley XI visiting on Tuesday, followed by a newly arranged game at home to New Romney on Saturday, with the first league match against Sittingbourne fast approaching.

Whitstable Town
Dan Eason, Jake Mackenzie, John Walker (trialist 59), Danny Patterson, Marcus Evans, Tom Bryant (c), Liam Gillies, Osman Proni (Owen Fitt 72), Marcus Elliott (trialist 80), Aaron Millbank (Muhammed Cham 85), Alex Anderson (trialist 85).

Bowers & Pitsea
Callum Chafer (Tom Ballard 83), Tom Hine, James Thomas, Martyn Stokes (c), Kenzer Lee (Lewis Clark 74), Callum Leahy, Dan Trendall (Quentin Monville 68), Ben Sartain (Max Cornhill 74), Bradley Warner, David Knight, Jamie Dicks (Tom Stephen 68).
Goals: Bradley Warner 29, 36, Jamie Dicks 53.

Attendance: 115
Referee: Simon Finnigan
Assistants: Jack Watson & Morgan Davis

Millbank Signs After Margate Hit Six

WHITSTABLE TOWN 4 MARGATE 6
Pre-season friendly
Tuesday July 30 2019 19.45

Pre-season continued for Whitstable with another game against Premier Division opponents and this time it was Margate, managed by Jay Saunders, who made the trip along the north Kent coast. The game certainly contained plenty of goals for the crowd of just over 200.

Whitstable went close to opening the scoring in the 7th minute when Tom Bryant glanced a header just wide from a long Connor Sanders throw in. Most of the first half action however was to take place at the other end and Margate scored their first goal on 10 minutes. Dan Johnson released James Jeffrey, who raced clear of the defence on the left and his low shot beat Dan Eason at the near post. Whitstable forced a corner a couple of minutes later when young midfielder Liam Gillies tried a low shot that was turned around the post by Jon Miles. Margate were soon causing more problems though and scored again in the 16th minute when Jeffrey fired the ball across from the right and it rebounded to Kadell Daniel who powered it into the top corner. On 20 minutes another quick break down the left by Kudus Oyenuga led to a third goal, as he pulled the ball back for Jordy Robins who curled it into the net. The home defence was struggling to deal with the pace of the Margate attacks at this point and it was soon 4-0 when Jeffrey collected a Daniel pass and shot across Eason, with the ball striking the right hand post before rolling into the net.

Early action from the game
Tom Bryant sends a header towards goal
Margate score their fourth

There was some relief for Whitstable as they pulled a goal back in the 28th minute from a free kick on the right, which was taken by Osman Proni whose low left footed curler missed everyone and went into the far corner to make it 4-1. Tarik Ibrahim then threatened another home goal, but after a good run, his cross shot was pushed out by the goalkeeper. Margate soon added another two goals in quick succession, in the 33rd and 34th minutes. Firstly, Oyenuga ran on to a pass by Robins and scored easily, before Daniel broke through from the right and lashed the ball past Eason to complete the first half scoring and leave his team with an incredible 6-1 lead at the break.

Osman Proni scores for Whitstable

Margate made four changes at the start of the second half, introducing Craig Holloway, Michael Abnett, Harrison Hatfull and Ben Swift, whilst Whitstable replaced Ibrahim, who had taken a knock, with Luke Girt. A few minutes later, Marcus Evans and Danny Patterson also joined the action for Whitstable, who were beginning to see more of the ball in midfield. The most significant change was made on the hour mark, when former Ramsgate striker Aaron Millbank came on for his first Whitstable appearance. In the 73rd minute, after the visitors had made a few more changes, Millbank was hauled over in the box and got up to place his penalty into the bottom left corner. Just a minute later, a sloppy pass was intercepted by Proni and he played in Millbank, who finished well from just outside the box. It was now Whitstable who were creating the chances and a good move by Millbank and Proni led to a corner that was headed over by Bryant, then another good Proni free kick was almost touched home by Evans. Whitstable made some late substitutions, as Muhammed Cham, Owen Fitt and James Trueman joined the action. In the 90th minute, Millbank completed his hat trick after the referee pointed to the spot again when he was tripped in the box and once more he found the left corner, sending Holloway the wrong way. Little time remained and an entertaining game ended with a 6-4 win for Margate.

Dan Eason saves
Whitstable win their first penalty
Aaron Millbank scores from the spot
Millbank scores his second
The ball finds the corner
Another penalty completes his hat-trick

Whitstable have another friendly on Saturday, when newly promoted Bowers and Pitsea, who won the North Division last season, make the trip from Essex to the Belmont Ground.

Whitstable manager Lloyd Blackman has since completed the signing of Aaron Millbank and had this to say on Friday, ahead of the Bowers and Pitsea game:

“I’m delighted to have the signature of Aaron Milbank for the coming season. I’ve been speaking to Aaron throughout the summer as he’s been travelling with his girlfriend and we’ve kept in constant communication. He’s a player I know very well and his qualities are there for all to see, as seen on Tuesday night with his performance less than 48 hours after arriving back in the country.

It provides good options now as the squad is really taking shape. With the budget we have, it was always a case of staying patient, but I’m really excited with the group we have now. We’ve purposely had tough opposition, so to highlight the areas we need to improve on and the players have been first class in what we’re trying to achieve. Tomorrow’s opponents will arguably be the most challenging this pre-season, but it’s another test for this new group and I’ll be looking at certain things as we prepare for the start of the season in two weeks’ time.”

Whitstable Town
Dan Eason, Jake Mackenzie, John Walker (James Trueman 85), Connor Sanders (Danny Patterson 54), Tom Bryant (c), Liam Dickson (Marcus Evans 54), Liam Gillies, Osman Proni (Muhammed Cham 85), Marcus Elliott (Aaron Millbank 60), Tarik Ibrahim (Luke Girt 46), Alex Anderson (Owen Fitt 85).
Goals: Osman Proni 28, Aaron Millbank pen 73, 74, pen 90.

Margate
Jon Miles, Giani Ashley, Ernest Turay, Eze Ebazoeme, Dan Johnson (c),  Lekan Majoyegbe, Adem Ramadan, Jordy Robins, Kudus Oyenuga, James Jeffrey, Kadell Daniel.
Subs: Craig Holloway, Ben Swift, Harrison Hatfull, Chris Sessesgnon, Noel Leighton, Jordan Ababio, Michael Abnett, Jay Porter.
Goals: James Jeffrey 10, 23, Kadell Daniel 16, 34, Jordy Robins 20, Kudus Oyenuga 33.

Attendance: 207
Referee: Peter Conn
Assistants: Matthew Grist & Matt Sell

Wet Afternoon Loss For Whitstable

FOLKESTONE INVICTA 3 WHITSTABLE TOWN 1
Pre-season friendly (The Sid Burvill Trophy)
Saturday July 27 2019 15.00

After the recent hot weather, this latest pre-season game at Folkestone was played in persistent rain, but the teams provided an entertaining game for the 194 supporters that came to the Fullicks Stadium. The teams were competing for the Sid Burvill Trophy, which has been part of Folkestone’s pre-season programme for a number of years and the game was sponsored by the family of Sid, who was a part of the club in their early Kent League days.

The teams emerge for the Sid Burvill Trophy on a wet afternoon

Both teams were missing players, which is a common theme of pre-season. Whitstable were without a number of their squad, including goalkeeper Dan Eason, who was replaced for the day by Henry Newcombe, who coincidentally had played for Deal Town against Folkestone a few days earlier. The home team almost took the lead from a very early corner that was headed against the post by Matt Newman. They did not have to wait long to be rewarded for their bright start when Ira Jackson was played through by Jerson Dos Santos and fired the ball past Newcombe into the top corner from the edge of the box on 7 minutes. Newcombe then saved from Rory Smith as Folkestone continued to threaten. In the 20th minute, Smith broke well down the right and sent over a low cross for Kieron McCann, who swept the ball first time into the bottom left corner past the diving Newcombe to double the lead. Whitstable then got themselves back in the game following some creative play by Liam Gillies, Osman Proni and Tarik Ibrahim and a good move was finished by Ibrahim shooting past Tim Roberts to pull a goal back in the 21st minute. Jackson struck a Folkestone free kick into the Whitstable wall before Ibrahim volleyed a John Walker cross just over at the other end. Jackson had another low shot well saved and Roberts touched a Whitstable free kick over the bar, so the teams went in at half time with the score 2-1.

Early action in the Whitstable box
Ira Jackson opens the scoring
Kieron McCann hits a good first time shot
Henry Newcombe is beaten and it is 2-0
Tarik Ibrahim finishes a good move
Whitstable make it 2-1

Folkestone introduced three substitutes at the break and one of them, Sam Hasler forced Newcombe into a good save as he turned a powerful shot away on 49 minutes. A third goal for the home team arrived on 58 minutes, when Callum Davies glanced home an in-swinging corner that the Whitstable defence failed to deal with. Whitstable were not quite finished however and a good effort from Gillies was deflected behind for a corner, then Proni worked his way past a number of defenders before seeing his shot well saved by Roberts. Alex Anderson met a cross from the right, but his header clipped the top of Folkestone’s crossbar. Jackson had one more attempt to increase Folkestone’s lead, only to see his volley deflected past the post. Both teams made further changes, but there were to be no more goals and 3-1 was the final score.

Callum Davies glances a corner into the net for the third Folkestone goal
Liam Gillies tries a shot

The trophy was presented to Folkestone after the final whistle, with a “man of the match” award being given to a player from each team and the recipients were Rory Smith and John Walker.

The winners with the Sid Burvill Trophy

Whitstable manager Lloyd Blackman felt that his team played some encouraging football at times, despite having six players unavailable for this game. There are still a few games left to work on things, prior to the competitive season starting. His team now have three home friendlies coming up against Margate, Bowers & Pitsea and a Bromley XI.

Folkestone Invicta
Tim Roberts (Joe Coleman 88), Josh Vincent, Nat Blanks (Finn O’Mara 46), Matt Newman, Callum Davies (c), Micheal Everitt (Charlie Dickens 72), Scott Heard (Sam Hasler 46), Ira Jackson, Jerson Dos Santos (Trialist 19 72), Rory Smith (Lewis Heard 81), Kieron McCann (Johan Ter Horst 46).
Goals: Ira Jackson 7, Kieron McCann 20, Callum Davies 58.

Whitstable Town
Henry Newcombe, Jake Mackenzie, John Walker (James Trueman 81), Connor Sanders, Tom Bryant (c), Liam Dickson (George Ede 55), Liam Gillies, Osman Proni, Marcus Elliott (Muhammed Cham 84), Tarik Ibrahim (Owen Fitt 84), Alex Anderson.
Goal: Tarik Ibrahim 21

Attendance: 194
Referee: Jak Hill
Assistants: Dan Blades & Jerry Annandale

Big Win For The Champions

WHITSTABLE TOWN 1 CRAY WANDERERS 5
Pre-season friendly
Saturday July 20 2019 15.00

Whitstable were comfortably beaten by last season’s champions Cray Wanderers at a sunny, warm and breezy Belmont. Joe Taylor scored all five of the Cray goals, with Marcus Elliott netting a consolation for Whitstable. It was the first home game for a new look Whitstable, with a different chairman, manager and a number of players and despite this result, there remains a sense of optimism around the club. Whitstable were without a number of players for this game, with James Morrish, John Walker, Taylor Fisher, Liam Dickson and Harry Stannard all unable to play. The visitors have retained the majority of the team that won the league and also had several trialists on view, although manager Tony Russell was away.

Whitstable goalkeeper Dan Eason had to make a couple of early saves, whilst Lewis Carey in the other goal got down to block a low shot, as the game started fairly evenly. Things were soon to change however when Cray opened the scoring in the 14th minute. Eason was unable to fully clear a Freddie Parker cross and Mitchell Nelson played the ball back towards goal, where Taylor applied the finish. It was 2-0 on 21 minutes, as Taylor collected a ball from Tom Carlse and shot low towards the bottom left corner, beating the dive of Eason. Whitstable had a great opportunity to pull a goal back on the half hour mark when Alex Anderson was played through and found himself with just Carey to beat, but his touch was a little heavy and the Cray goalkeeper was able to get down to gather the ball. The home team were having their best spell of the game and were rewarded in the 39th minute when Elliott rose to plant a header past Carey into the top corner. The two goal lead was soon restored however as Eason failed to hold a low shot by the Cray number 11 and Taylor was on hand to complete his hat-trick. James Trueman almost got a second for Whitstable just afterwards, breaking into the box on the left and shooting past Carey, but Jay Leader was able to clear off the line. The game was effectively settled on the stroke of half time, with Cray making it 4-1 as Whitstable fluffed several chances to clear the ball before a Parker effort fell to Taylor who easily scored again from close range.

An early catch for Lewis Carey
Alex Anderson breaks clear
The goalkeeper gathers the ball
Marcus Elliott heads towards goal
The ball finds the net and Whitstable score
Jay Leader just clears a James Trueman effort

Cray soon increased their lead when the teams emerged for the second half and it was Taylor again who calmly chipped the ball over Eason after being sent clear by a Karl Dent pass. That was to be the end of the scoring, although there were a few more half chances at both ends. Anderson shot wide and a good effort from substitute Liam Gillies was saved, as Whitstable went in search of a second goal. At the other end, Eason denied Taylor a sixth goal on a couple of occasions and Dent shot over the bar. Whitstable had one last opportunity on 90 minutes when they won a free kick just outside the box and Osman Proni curled a great effort towards the top corner, but the ball was kept out and the score remained 5-1 at the final whistle.

Osman Proni hits a great free kick
The free kick almost finds the top corner

With Beckenham Town pulling out of the friendly previously arranged for Tuesday, Whitstable will again face BetVictor Premier Division opponents in their next two fixtures, at Folkestone Invicta on Saturday, before Margate visit the Belmont the following Tuesday.

Whitstable Town
Dan Eason, Jake Mackenzie, James Trueman, Connor Sanders, Marcus Evans, Tom Bryant (c), Luke Girt, Osman Proni, Marcus Elliott, Tarik Ibrahim, Alex Anderson.
Subs: Danny Patterson, Liam Gillies, Owen Fitt, Muhammed Cham, Ryan Birch.
Goal: Marcus Elliott 39

Cray Wanderers
Lewis Carey, Barney Williams, Tom Carlse, Jay Leader, Mitchell Nelson, Tom Phipp, Trialist 7, Trialist 8, Joe Taylor, Freddie Parker, Trialist 11.
Subs: Lee Lewis, Karl Dent, Charles Etumnu, Neil Spencer.
Goals: Joe Taylor 14, 21, 40, 45, 49.

Attendance: 144
Referee: Kirsty Dowle
Assistants: Piotr Zachweija & Nick Monkman