Faversham's showdown with Sheerness put back two days
Faversham Town’s quest for the Kent County League title will climax away to Sheerness East on Wednesday, 3 May - two days later than originally planned - article courtesy of www.favershamtownfc.co.uk
Faversham Town’s chief executive John Webb launched a strenuous appeal after the Lilywhites were told to finish their season on Monday, 1 May, with the second of two games in three days.
The May Day encounter also clashed with a golf day arranged and paid for by the Players' Pool and Webb is thrilled that common sense has prevailed.
He said: "We were very disappointed to have been given two games in three days through no fault of our own and I'd like to thank the County League for their understanding.
"We now play Sheerness on the Wednesday night which is far more sensible. It is better for both teams as far as I can see. We are going for the title and promotion to the Kent League and after a long, hard season it would've been a shame to finish like that."
Town's assistant manager Peter Holder said it was strange that Town were being asked to play twice in three days when they did not have a game this weekend.
And he added: "We hadn't played a single game all season on a Monday and never once imagined that we wouldn't be ok to organise the golf for the Bank Holiday Monday.
"It makes far more sense for the game to go ahead on the Wednesday night. It now means that all our four final fixtures are arranged at long last - now we can't wait to get cracking.
"Ideally, we'd liked to have played Sheerness East this weekend making Lewisham at home the final game of the season but there you go. We'll settle for the new date."
Town - who trail leaders Lewisham Borough by two points - entertain highly-rated Stansfeld on 15 April before travelling to local rivals Norton Sports the following Saturday.
The long-awaited visit of Lewisham to Salters Lane takes place on Saturday, 29 April, before winding up their championship challenge against Sheerness East the following Wednesday.
The race for the Premier Division crown would appear to be a straight contest between Faversham Town and Lewisham Borough but Sheerness East are also in with an outside chance.
The Islanders are making steady progress up the table after a slow start which saw them without a game for the first two weeks of the season.
East still have 12 games to play but can afford to lose to Faversham Town and still go on to claim the title.
Here is the title run-in taking in the fixtures of all three clubs.
Premier Division Title Run-in:
Tuesday, 11 April
Norton Sports v Sheerness East
Saturday, 15 April
Bromley Green v Sheerness East
Faversham Town v Stansfeld O&B Club
Monday, 17 April
Sheerness East v Lewisham Borough (Community)
Wednesday, 19 April
Sheerness East v Bearsted
Cray Valley (PM) v Sheerness East
Norton Sports v Faversham Town
Old Roan v Lewisham Borough (Community)
Tuesday, 25 April
Milton Athletic v Sheerness East
Saturday, 29 April
Faversham Town v Lewisham Borough (Community)
Sheerness East v Rusthall
Monday, 1 May
Sheerness East v Norton Sports
Wednesday, 3 May
Sheerness East v Faversham Town
Saturday, 6 May
Sheerness East v Snodland
Tuesday, 9 May
Sheerness East v Old Roan
Thursday, 11 May
Sheerness East v Milton Athletic