Tony Rickson previews Walton Casuals v Sittingbourne

Written by Tony Rickson on 05th December 2017

A team with one of the best away records in Bostik League South travels to a team with one of the best home records on Tuesday evening.

Seventh-placed Sittingbourne are away to eighth-placed Walton Casuals as their hectic two-games-a-week season goes on.

Sittingbourne have won their last five away league games with an impressive tally of 16 goals scored, while Walton have been beaten just once in 10 home league matches this season.

The Brickies’ winning away run continued on Saturday in Sussex when goals by Kane Rowland, Miles Cornwell and Bola Dawodu gave them a 3-1 win over an East Grinstead team who are struggling near the foot of the league.

The game saw Ben Davisson make an impressive debut in midfield for Sittingbourne on his move from Ashford United, and a return to action alongside him for Ollie Brown after a period out injured.

While Sittingbourne were winning there, Casuals were going down to a 2-1 defeat at South Park, a second successive setback as they’d previously lost by the same score to Carshalton.

After two years away from Walton, ground sharing at Merstham, Whyteleafe and Cobham, Casuals went home this season to the site of their former stadium, which has in the meantime been extensively redeveloped.

Sittingbourne and Walton Casuals had two very close games last season, which both ended 3-2 to the home team. Anthony O’Connor, Rick Gundry and Jono Richardson got the goals in the home win while Josh Wisson and Tom Brunt scored in the away defeat.

Casuals finished just three points above Sittingbourne in the league last season and matches between the clubs have traditionally been very even – their respective league positions makes another one pretty likely on Tuesday in Surrey.

Tony Rickson


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