We’re expecting a tough game against Sheppey but looking forward to being in front of our fans and having a good game, says Tunbridge Wells boss Richard Styles

Thursday 29th July 2021

TUNBRIDGE WELLS manager Richard Styles says his side are looking forward to their opening game of the Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division campaign on Saturday.

Ernie Batten brings his Sheppey United side to Culverden Stadium in an eagerly-awaited clash between two sides that were in third and fourth when the 2020-21 campaign was curtailed due to the coronavirus health pandemic.

The Wells, meanwhile, have signed 19 players ahead of the opening day with Aaron Lee Wharton, Frankie Leonard, Frankie Griffin, Harvey Killick, Jack Hope, Robbie Bissett, Ryan Cheek, James Nurden, Harry Hudson, James Huggins, Jordan Johnson, Connor Pring, Jordan Wells, Miles Cornwell, Euan Sahadow, Josh Froggatt, Matt Gething, Lucas Murrain and Regan Corke all signing League forms to play for the club.

“We are, of course, looking forward to getting going on Saturday back in competition and back to what we know,” said Styles.

“Being back involved with an intense pre-season has been great and has gone well considering the issues with Covid-19 and isolation.

“But all the players and staff are looking forward to getting league and cup football back and looking forward to a good season that we can hopefully finish this time around.

“The group has come together really well in pre-season and we’re all looking forward to the season ahead.

“We face Sheppey at home on Saturday, which is a re-run of the first league game two years ago.

“Obviously, they are throwing everything they can at the league this year to try and win it and we’re expecting a tough game, no doubt, but looking forward to being in front of our fans and having a good game.”

Meanwhile, Jamie Wolvey has today been appointed manager of the clubs Suburban League under 23 side.

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Tunbridge Wells  v  Sheppey United
Southern Counties East Football League Premier Division
Saturday 31 July 2021
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Culverden Stadium, Culverden Down, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN4 9SG