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First Team vs Whitstable Town

Match Date: 04 November 2017
Score: 0-3

By Allan Hefferon

As with the early encounter early this year, the final score did not reflect the whole story of this game. Certainly it was the home side that produced an early scare when Chris Saunders sent the ball into the side netting, it was Bearsted who were to settle with the threat down the left being of particular concern for their opponent’s, looking comfortable in defence and seeing themselves the side more likely to go in front. However as the momentum took them forward, Whitstable’s Charlie Smith found himself in on goal to force a great save from Scott Andrews, the result of which seeing an ill defended corner falling to Craig Cloke for him to open the scoring after 29 minutes. Unfortunately the home side were to go further behind in the 36th minute when Smith, following an absurd decision by a linesmen to allow him to run on a score from a glaring offside position.
Following the half time break so the game flowed end to end and with Bearsted now trying to save the game so they were to come close at times, whilst by the same token they had to be thankful to their keeper Andresws for two wonder saves in denying Smith from increasing his side’s lead. As the clock ran down though, so the visitor’s inevitably pushed forward and should half pulled a goal back when a Billy Jones corner from the left found the head of Reece Collins send the ball narrowly wide of the post. However the game was put out of sight when a clearance from home goalkeeper Dan Eason somehow allowed Danny Williams to run clear on goal sending the ball past Andrews and into the net after 83 minutes. This though was not quite the end of the visitor’s misfortunes when a well struck free kick by Jones was parried around the post by Eason and then when the referee chose not to award a penalty when Constantin Scarlat was tripped a yard inside the area. All that said though, the game is about goals and on the day the home side were the ones to score them.
Team: S.Andrews, L.Hughes ,G.Andrews W.Jones, C.Croucher, M.Garner,(E.Izokun) R.Croucher, C.Epps (C.Carcary) R.Collins, C.Scarlat L.Scarlat
Subs: J.White, J.Sherlock, L.Snazel