It's every boys dream to play at Wembley, says Kennington boss Dan Scorer

Friday 13th September 2019

KENNINGTON manager Dan Scorer says it’s every boys dream to play at Wembley Stadium.

The Ashford based side travel down to Sidlesham in the Second Qualifying Round of The Buildbase FA Vase tomorrow, sitting in third-place in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division table with 10 points from their opening five games.

Sidlesham also play at Step Six and go into the game sitting second-from-bottom in the Southern Combination First Division table, having picked up two draws from their first six league outings.

Kennington won 4-1 at Epsom & Ewell on their FA Vase debut a couple of weeks ago and Scorer and his side are enjoying the experience of playing in a competition that takes the finalists to Wembley Stadium.

Sidlesham needed two games to beat Kennington's league rivals Stansfeld, winning 3-1 at Foxbury Avenue after being held to a 1-1 draw at Selsey Road.

“It’s another opportunity for us to forget about the league, play with no pressure and just enjoy the experience,” said Scorer.

“A member of our committee went along to watch the replay between Stansfeld and Sidlesham, which has helped to give us an idea of their shape, set-pieces and where they pose a real threat.

“I’ve also spoken to a few people and has a look at a few highlights of their more recent games, so we’re as prepared as we can be.”

Kennington go into tomorrow’s game having come away from Bromley with a 1-0 win over Holmesdale last weekend.

“Despite the opening day defeat (2-1 to current leaders FC Elmstead) we’ve had a really strong start to the season,” said Scorer. 

“We’ve added five or six new faces and so it takes time for them to settle and really buy into what you’re trying to do.

“We’ve seen that more recently and I have to give the boys credit for their performance at Holmesdale last week.

“We hadn’t trained all week due to injuries and work commitments, so the fact that we turned up and just played our game shows we’re pretty much where we want to be now.

“I think at this point everyone has just got to enjoy the experience, play with your heart on your sleeve and see where the journey takes you.

“It’s every boys dream to play at Wembley, so I’m sure there will be a couple that have that in the back of their mind.”

Sam Brown, Sam Conlon and George Latham all return to bolster the squad but Dale Horton sits out, having suffered a work related injury.

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Sidlesham  v  Kennington
The Buildbase FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
Saturday 14 September 2019
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Recreation Ground, Selsey Road, Sidlesham, West Sussex PO20 7RD