Brickies get off to a winning start
Division One East
|Peter Pitts reports from Bourne Park
was a welcome back to
Bones' visit to Bourne Park is their longest journey in the league and
they will be disappointed to make the long journey home with no points but
Sittingbourne on the other hand will be mightily pleased to get off to
such a good start, a start that is in stark contrast to last season when
it took them seven league games to register their first win having managed
just one point to that game.
Paul Ainsworth had a great chance to give the Brickies a third minute lead
when he connected to Kieran Marsh's free kick but he sent his header
agonisingly over the Bones bar.
fought back when on 25 minutes Mitchell raced away and only a great block
save from Steve Williams in the Brickies goal stopped the Bones from
second half started in scrappy fashion with a lot of high balls failing to
find a target.
Neal, who has been suffering from a hamstring injury, made a welcome
reappearance for the Brickies on 68
minutes in place of Hare who had played excellently.
from a shot from Michael Boyle-Chone the Bones
were not troubling the Brickies now and on 87 minutes Mark Lovell had an
opportunity to increase the lead when Marsh found him unmarked on the
right but Lovell elected to try to chip the Bones keeper and his effort
Williams, Ashmore (Styles 31), Dowley,
Ainsworth, Tanner, Marsh (capt), Gooding (