|Tuesday 3rd August 2004||Pre-Season Friendly||Richard Murrill Reports|
|Folkestone Invicta||1||Adam Flanagan 71|
|Maidstone United||2||Jimmy Strouts 65
Richard Sinden 75 (pen)
Invicta went down 2-1 in Tuesday night’s friendly at home to Maidstone United,
with all three goals coming during the second half.
SINDEN scored the winner from the penalty spot in the 75th minute
after Drew Watkins was adjudged to have fouled Jimmy Strouts.
Dover Athletic player STROUTS had himself opened the scoring after 65 minutes
when he stabbed the ball home after Simon Austin had nodded down Aaron Lacy’s
cross from the right.
half Adam FLANAGAN equalised when he headed in a John Wallis chip in the 71st
minute following a free kick from the right.
had been recruited by Invicta from Gillingham’s Under 19 side who had won a
friendly 6-0 against Invicta’s reserve side at the Westbourne Stadium last
Thursday night. The potential deal is said to be similar to the one which
brought James Millar to Invicta from Gillingham two years ago.
Walker and Lloyd Hume have assembled an experienced side at Maidstone as they
bid to win the Kent League this season.
the visitors had some early chances as an Austin shot flashed wide of the post
in the ninth minute and the much-travelled Lyndon Rowland shot over across the
face of the goal from the left hand side after 20 minutes.
the other end, young Wallis used his pace to burst through down the right hand
side after 22 minutes but his attempted ball across to Simon Glover was
shot low across the Invicta goal after 28 minutes when Jason Barton slid the
ball through to him down the left.
couldn’t quite force the ball past goalkeeper Tony Reynolds when given on-side
to a Scott Lindsey ball after 32 minutes.
Chandler then hit a snap-shot at Reynolds when the ball ricocheted to him inside
the penalty area after 35 minutes.
had a chance early in the second half when Austin shot over following Sinden’s
ball in from the left after 46 minutes.
Maidstone had established their 2-1 lead, Wallis shot over from a central
position just outside the box and Watkins sent a deep ball in from the right
just wide of the far post after 84 minutes as Invicta chased an equaliser.
there was to be no way back.
Kessell, Walker, Lamb (Watkins 45 mins), Flanagan, Guest, Lindsey, Chandler (Standen
45 mins), Everitt (Blackman 78 mins), Dryden, Glover (Hogg 53 mins), Wallis.
Reynolds, Miller, Barton, Rowland (Buglione 62 mins), Hume (Hemens 45 mins),
Royston, Lacy (Hogg 78 mins), Overton, Sinden (Sallis 78 mins), Austin, Strouts.
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