This evening sees the floodlights back on at St Paul’s as we welcome SCEFL Division One side Snodland Town for our first cup fixture back at home. This evening’s game has been put back to an 8.00pm kick off in the Macron SCEFL Challenge Cup First Round (that’s the League Cup for anyone who lost count), and offers Gary and the team a much needed respite from the league table.
Snodland Town have started their 2016/17 campaign well under boss Gavin Gillies and his assistant David Jeal, currently sitting 4th in the Division One table – though they are 8 points off the pace of early leader Rusthall. Over their last 5 matches Snodland have 2 win, 2 defeats and a draw, with the highlight of that run being a 4-1 home win against Lydd Town (who visit St Paul’s this Saturday in the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy). This strong start to the campaign sees the visitors building on their promotion campaign from the Kent County League Premier Division last season, when they finished third to climb the ladder.
This is not Snodland’s first game against SCEFL Premier opposition this season, having already exited the Kent Reliance Senior Trophy after a 4-0 defeat at the hands of Hollands and Blair.
Standout danger man for Snodland Town is forward David Sherwood, who already has 11 to his name in all competitions after top scoring last season with 38 goals. Winger Tom Cackett has 3 goals this year (10 last season), with defender-cum-goalkeeper Aaron Chiles chipping in with 5 goals too.
Turnstiles will be open from around 6.15pm this evening, with the Clubhouse open for hot drinks (now with Hot Chocolate and Bovril), soup, soft drinks and snacks. Unfortunately due to a licensing issue there will not be any alcohol available either of the home games this week (Snodland Town and Lydd Town), but the bar will be back in action in time for the Deal Town fixture.
The Fisher Super Draw will be back with the chance to win £25, and you can still save money on the cost of following the Fish by picking up a Season Ticket for just £90, and you can get involved as a Member for just £10. Programmes will be available for £1.50. The Fisher Club Shop will be open in the Clubhouse with some last bits of old memorabilia including match posters, programmes and badges; you will also be able to pre-order the new Fisher Scarf from tonight for just £8 to ensure your neck is both warm and stylish this winter!