Today, Saturday 5th May, Whitstable play their second cup final of the season, as they try to win the SCEFL Challenge Cup. Having already won the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy and gained promotion by finishing runners up to Sevenoaks Town in the league, it would make a great end to a successful season.
Whitstable reached the final by beating Holmesdale 2-0, Croydon 4-0, Deal Town 1-0 and Lordswood 3-2 and 1-0 over two legs in the semi-final.
Tunbridge Wells beat Rochester United 2-1, Rusthall 3-2 aet, K Sports 1-0, Cray Valley 2-1 and Crowborough Athletic 3-0 and 2-0.
Whitstable have once more been designated the away team, meaning they will be in their yellow strip again, and with the venue being only a few miles from Tunbridge Wells, it will certainly feel like an away trip. If you are able to travel to Tonbridge to see if the team can complete a cup double, your support will be much appreciated by the team, as always.
Some information about the final is shown below, as a reminder.
The match takes place at the ground of Tonbridge Angels, Longmead Stadium, and kicks off at 1 p.m. Those supporters that have booked a seat on the coach are reminded that the cost for the return journey is £10 and the departure time will be 10.30 a.m.from the Belmont Ground car park entrance in Grimshill Road.
If you are planning to make your own way to the ground, directions can be obtained, as usual, by clicking the relevant link on the fixture on Whitstable Town FC website. You can also find more details about the ground on the Tonbridge Angels Website here: Directions to the Longmead Stadium.
Admission charges to the final will be:
Concessions £5 (aged 65 and over or 11 – 16 year olds)
Under 11s £1
Programmes will be available at a cost of £2.
There will be extra time and then penalties, if required.
The match officials for the day are:
Referee: Valentine Anekwe
Assistants: Jerry Annandale and Steve Roots
Fourth official: Matt Pollington