Tony Rickson previews Sittingbourne v Godalming Town

Written by Tony Rickson on 02nd March 2017

Sittingbourne are at home on Saturday to a team who are battling to stay at this level of football.

Godalming Town were switched to Ryman South this season and have struggled to get away from the bottom.

They’re currently eight points adrift of Chatham at the foot of the table, though three of those points lost was when they got in trouble for playing an ineligible player.

Godalming lost four of their five games in February, but comfortably beat Guernsey and are making a brave stab at getting out of trouble.

They’ve scored less goals than any other team in this division and have conceded quite a few more than anyone – 114.

But Sittingbourne know only too well from their visit to Godalming back in November that they’ll battle hard.

Sittingbourne led through a Steven Ita goal but Godalming pulled one back from a corner and looked like hanging on for a point despite being under pressure for much of the second half.

But in the very last minute Sittingbourne grabbed all three points when teenage sub Jake Embery converted a left-wing cross with a deft touch.

Embery’s currently out of action with an injury but Sittingbourne have other options up front with Jason Ngandu looking for his first start after scoring a very neat goal at Hythe last Saturday just two minutes after coming on as substitute.

Wide midfielder Kane Phillip made his Sittingbourne debut in the Hythe game after his move from Herne Bay and will be looking to make an impact in his first game at Woodstock.

Sittingbourne are just five points short of last season’s final total and their next target – with nine games left to play – is to overhaul that.


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