Faversham Town "frustrated" with fixture schedule

Wednesday 05th April 2006

Faversham Town chiefs are in talks with the Kent County League after Terry Cordice's title chasers were told to end their campaign with two games in three days - article courtesy of www.favershamtownfc.co.uk

The Lilywhites have just four matches left to play in the race for the championship and promotion to the Kent League in their first campaign as a re-formed club.

They trail leaders Lewisham Borough by two points but could strike for home with victory over the South Londoners at Salters Lane on Saturday, 29th April.

Yet Faversham Town - who are WITHOUT a match this weekend - now play their last
game of the season away to Sheerness East just two days later on the Monday night, according to fixtures released on Wednesday morning.

That is the same day the club have organised an end-of-season golf tournament for the squad, paid for by the Players' Pool, and chief executive John Webb has launched an immediate appeal.

He said: "I have been in touch with the league to express our frustration about these fixtures. We haven't played a single game all season on a Monday night.

"Of course, golf days can be rearranged even though it has been paid for, but that is not the real issue here. We don't have a game this weekend yet we are being asked to play two games in three days at the turn of the month.

"We note with interest that the season now finishes on 11th May. Surely, they could have found us a more appropriate sequence of games to finish with?

"After all, we are trying to win the league - these are vitally important games for the football club.

"I am hoping that the league will have a change of heart. Common sense should prevail here."

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 on Monday, 1 May and still go on to claim the title.

Town's website - www.favershamtownfc.co.uk - has compiled the title run-in for all three teams which is as follows. It includes the long-awaited trip to local rivals Norton Sports which will now take place on Saturday, 22 April.

Premier Division Title Run-in
Saturday, 8 April
Lewisham Borough (Community) v Bromley Green
(Sheerness East in final of Kent Intermediate Challenge Shield)

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

Saturday, 22 April
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 Faversham Town

Wednesday, 3 May
Sheerness East v Milton Athletic

Saturday, 6 May
Sheerness East v Snodland

Tuesday 9 May
Sheerness East v Old Roan

Thursday, 11 May
Sheerness East v Norton Sports