We’re happy to establish ourselves back at this level, says Sheppey United assistant Barry Morgan

Friday 21st April 2017

SHEPPEY UNITED assistant manager Barry Morgan says the club are happy to establish themselves at their current level.

The club finished runners-up to Bearsted to win promotion from the Kent Invicta League last season and go into their final two Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division games of the season sitting in the top six with 65 points on the board.

Ernie Batten takes his side to play tenth-placed amateurs Corinthian tomorrow, before they complete their campaign at home to fourth-placed Cray Valley on 29 April.

The Millers lost 2-1 to Ashford United in the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy Final and James Collins side produced another giant-killing to send Dulwich Hamlet crashing out of the London Senior Cup (Sponsored by Coventry Scaffolding) last night to reach the Final for the first time after winning 3-2 after extra time.

Cray Valley have beaten Welling United, AFC Wimbledon and Dulwich Hamlet en-route to the Final, which will be staged by Dulwich Hamlet and The Millers will play another Ryman Premier League side in the shape of Metropolitan Police on Wednesday 3 May.

Sheppey United have a final to look forward to as they travel to Tonbridge to play Sevenoaks Town in the Macron Southern Counties East Football League Challenge Cup Final on Saturday 6 May.

“We’re looking forward to the trip to Corinthian. It will be nice to play a decent footballing side, not unlike ourselves, on a good surface,” said Morgan.

“We’ll be looking to pick up maximum points form this and our last game to help us finish as high up in the table as possible.

“It’s been a great first season back at this level of football for the club and supporters and to cap it of we’ve got a cup final to look forward to against Sevenoaks.

“We’re carrying a few injuries and suspensions at the moment, a few of which should be available for the final, which will be a bonus.

“We’re happy to establish ourselves back at this level and look forward to next season with a bit more knowledge in our lockers and hopefully we can emulate what we have achieved this season and hopefully improve on it.”

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Corinthian  v  Sheppey United
Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division
Saturday 22nd April 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Gay Dawn Farm, Valley Road, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent DA3 8LY