The club deserves a great sporting venue, says K Sports manager Kris Browning

Friday 28th October 2016

K SPORTS’ football manager Kris Browning says he just can’t wait for the club’s long-awaited home coming next Friday night.

The club play their 12th successive away game tomorrow when Browning takes his side to Thamesmead to play Sporting Club Thamesmead in the Southern Counties East Football League First Division.

The Paperboys are sitting in 12th place in the table having won four, drawn five and lost two of their league games, while the hosts have been struggling in the league this season and go into the game with only pointless Lewisham Borough below them in the table with five points from their nine league outings.

“I’m looking forward to the game tomorrow. It will be our 12th away game on the bounce,” said Browning.

“It’s been a struggle playing so many away as it’s made us a bit negative and defensive. It will be the same tomorrow.

“Sporting Club Thamesmead are a good outfit and will be a tough game for us but we have had a week off and our last game was a 4-2 away win against Hollands & Blair in the cup.  We also have three or four back from injury, which will boost us.”

K Sports – the artist formerly known as Aylesford Paper Mills – are looking forward to attracting their highest attendance at this level of football when FC Elmstead visit Station Road on Friday 4 November.

The location of the main pitch has been moved and is now an artificial surface, the old stand has been taken down and replaced with a metal four-tiered structure that are popping up everywhere nowadays, while the Aylesford based club have installed floodlights to maintain their current League status.

“With everything going on at the ground the players and staff are buzzing but as a manager we must keep our feet on the ground,” said Browning, who operates without a playing budget.

“We aim to improve on what we did last season.  With so many teams in our league now with good budgets and Kent League experience, we haven’t really talked about promotion.  We’re just happy to keep building and getting our ground right.

“The ground was promised to me six years ago when I took over. If I got the club promoted from the old Kent County League Division Two, the ground would be developed. We got promoted and nothing happened! Another two promotions later and now it’s here, a great sporting venue and the club deserves it.”

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Sporting Club Thamesmead  v  K Sports
Southern Counties East Football League First Division
Saturday 29th October 2016
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead, London SE28 8NJ