Sittingbourne’s Development team recorded a convincing 5-1 victory over local rivals Faversham at Woodstock last night. This maintains their position as joint leaders of the Ryman’s South Division with Leatherhead but with a game in hand. Team selection was disrupted with defender Callum Naessens and wing-back Raphe Brown carrying injuries. As a result, midfielder Jack Hyslop dropped into an unfamiliar role in the back three.
Sittingbourne started brightly from the first minute dominating both the pace of the game and possession. This paid off with striker Jarred Trespaderne opening the scoring on 12 minutes side footing into the far corner from Jake Embery’s low cross. Embery then scored himself after 27 minutes being put through by Connor Wilkins. Two minutes later Embery was provider weaving past 3 defenders on the left wing before crossing for Taylor Naessens to slot home. 3-0 was no more than deserved at half time the Brickies dominating the game and Faversham restricted to one chance from a corner. Any doubt about the result receded when Jake Embery converted a penalty on 52 when Trespaderne was brought down trying to round the keeper. Faversham staged a mini-revival after this and pulled one goal back. Brickies keeper Billy Johnson had to make some smart saves Hyslop cleared off the line. The game was put beyond doubt thought when substitute Connor Cox scored Sittingbourne’s fifth goal with a few minutes to go accelerating away from Faversham’s defenders after a fine through ball from Naessens. A confident and assured performance after the disappointment of losing to Leatherhead 6-4 last week.
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Jarred Trespaderne 12 mins
Jake Embery 27 & 52 (pen) mins
Taylor Naessens 29 mins
Connor Cox (87 mins)
Ryan Catmull (Lorenzo Cuozzo 75mins),
Taylor Naessens (1),
Jake Embery (2) (Connor Cox 80mins),
Bradley Schafer (Harry Collins 70mins),
Subs: Harry Collins, Lorenzo Cuozzo, ConnorCox (1), Tom Mackleden, Callum Naessens
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