|Date||Opponents||Venue||Kick Off Time||Comp.||Result|
|5 September 2020||Whitstable Town Reserves||Away||2.45pm||KCFL||Won 6-1|
|12 September 2020||Ashford||Away||2.45pm||KCFL||Drew 2-2|
|19 September 2020||Lordswood Reserves||Home||2.45pm||KCFL||Won 2-0|
|26 September 2020||Larkfield & New Hythe Wanderers||Home||2.45pm||KCFL||Lost 0-1|
|3 October 2020||Sturry||Home||2.45pm||KCFL||Won 3-2|
|10 October 2020||Guru Nanak||Away||2.45pm||KCFL||Lost 3-4|
|17 October 2020||Thanet united||Home||2.45pm||KCFL||Won 3-2|
|31 October 2020||Holland & Blair Reserves||Away||2.00pm||KCFL|
|7 November 2020||Rusthall Reserves||Home||2.00pm||KCFL|
Snodland Town Reserves 3 – 2 Thanet United
Another close game for us saw us deservedly walk away with the 3 points and keeps us second in the league.
We started sloppily and conceded directly from a corner at the near post and as is quite common in recent weeks gave ourselves an uphill task in the game. 10 minutes later a clever pass from Danny at left back found Sean in the channel who finished first time just outside the box, over the keepers head, to pull it back to 1-1 at the break.
With the slope in our favour second half and some fresh legs on through new signing Tommy Judd we began to dictate the game and deservedly took a 2-1 lead through Sean, who’s initial shot hit the cross bar but he rose above the defender to nod in the rebound.
However, 5 minutes later we found ourselves at 2-2. With some sloppy defending the Thanet striker slotted home. The last 20 minutes of the game was all us and we deservedly got a winner with Danny making a strong run from left back and hit a thunderbolt of a strike directly at the keeper’s legs. The pace of the shot was too much, and it slid through the keepers legs to make it 3-2. We saw the game out comfortably but in order to close the gap with Larkfield we will most certainly have to stop shifting so many goals as has been a common theme all season.
Snodland Town Reserves 3 – 2 Sturry
We braved the wind and rain for a hotly contested clash with Sturry. Following last week’s 1-0 loss the boys had to show huge character to bounce back. We took an early lead in the first half through a Jamie Birchard penalty. Some clever play down the right from Sean Adams and Ben Chapman saw Chappo clattered by the Sturry goalkeeper with the penalty nicely dispatched by Jamie who’s netted 3 times so far this season. Sturry bounced back through their ‘Rooneyesque’ striker who held the ball up well and turned to let off a shot which was deflected and took it out of Ryan Jones’ grasp. 1-1 at the break.
The second half started quickly with Snodland applying all the pressure and creating all the good chances but the next goal came from a long ball forward not dealt with and Joe Jackson put his body on the line and took a challenge from the Sturry player but looped the ball in for 2-1.
We couldn’t hold the lead for long as Sturry began to pump crosses into the box with the ball being hit into their winger who took a tumble off a Ryzzi push. The ref awarded the penalty, which was dispatched by the big lad, 2-2.
Snodland then took the game by the horns. With 20 minutes left to play on came Lee Sturgeon and Jordan Stevens with the fresh legs immediately impacting the game. Paddy broke down the right cut back and laid the ball to Sean who opened up and squared a pass to Jordan on the edge of the box. Jordan hits a great first time shot into the top left corner and sent Potyns wild. A much deserved 3 points which sees us stay 2nd in the table. MOTM Rhyce Morris
Snodland Town Reserves 0 – 1 Larkfield & New Hythe
We entertained the early league leaders Larkfield on Saturday in an eagerly anticipated first local derby of the season. With 80plus fans in attendance the game was fiery from the start with both teams putting in some strong challenges and trying to get a foot hold in the game. It was Larkfield who took an early lead as a free kick was parried out by Ryan but unfortunately for us straight into the path of their midfielder who slotted home from close range. As the first half went on two chances fell to Jack Marshall on the left but both ended up narrowly over the crossbar. We went in 1-0 down at the break.
Second half going uphill and against the wind we knew it’d be tough with Larkfield keeping a solid defensive back 5 and looking to play on the counter. We had lots of possession but could not create any real openings. Around the 75th minute Chris played a short corner to Sean who cut inside and stung a shot at the near post. As the ball bounced out it fell to the feet of Jack Marshall who couldn’t adjust his shape in time and his shot went wide of the post. We pushed for an equalizer and ended the game in a 4-2-4 formation but just could not find a goal. Good luck to Larkfield for the season and we’ll see you in a few months’ time.
Snodland Town Reserves 2 – 0 Lordswood Reserves
On Saturday 19th September we faced a Lordswood Reserve side who beat us convincingly twice last season once in the league and once in the cup semi final.
This was a real test to show how far we have come over the summer. The game started quite scrappy with neither side really creating many chances until Joe Jackson took a tumble in the box when through on goal which the referee waved away as a fair tackle. A few minutes later Joe broke through again but could not get his shot away in time. The first half ended with few chances at either end.
Second half was a lot more open with Lordswood going very close which produced a fantastic save from our new goalkeeper Ryan Jones, low down to his right. Snodland made 2 changes at 60 minutes replacing Lee Sturgeon and AJ Collins-Smith with Josh Bray and Jamie Birchard. Both were into the game immediately with Jamie going close with a shot from the edge of the box. Next a smart piece of play saw Jamie played in. He rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home for 1-0.
Lordswood pushed up and left holes at the back with Sean and Jamie playing down the clock in the corner earnt us a free kick. Sean played the free kick into the back post where Jack Marshall headed home which put the game to bed. A fantastic performance from the boys which sets us up for our top of the table clash against Larkfield next week.