First Bostik League Victory in 3-1 match vs VCD

Monday, September 24, 2018

Three goals in an eight minutes burst close to half-time completed Sevenoaks Town’s their first ever Bostik League South East victory at Crayford on Saturday.

Alec Fiddis scored one with two assists as Micky Collins’ side claimed the points having trailed to a disputed penalty.

A switch to a new 4-5-1 formation worked well, with the win achieved on the same ground where Town won the Southern Counties East League Premier Division title back in April.   

New signing Fraser Walker, signed in midweek from Corinthian Casuals made his debut at right back while another, Will Johnson-Cole, who joins from SCEL Punjab United, started on the bench with close season recruit Zac Atwood, involved for the first time after recovering from an achilles problem.

Mikey Dalton fired narrowly wide, and Greg Benbow’s header  - Town’s  two early chances - before they conceded the 23rd minute penalty, the second in two games.

Referee Alex Emery awarded it for Osman Proni’s challenge on a home player and experienced striker Charlie MacDonald blasted home.

Two minutes later Fiddis tumbled in the home box, but Mr Emery this time gave nothing.

Proni made it 1-1 after 38 minutes, shooting home following Fiddis’ cross from the right.

Fiddis then netted his second in three games 60 seconds later, working himself into a good position on the edge of the box, before finishing with a low shot inside a post.

The third came in first half stoppage-time, another Fiddis cross falling to Frankie Sawyer who scored with a neat strike.

Town lost Benbow with a thigh problem early in the second half, Johnson Cole replacing him, making his first appearance.

VCD pressed for most of the second half with Walker clearing MacDonald’s effort off the line.

Sam Crabb headed over the bar, and Jack Miles volleyed wide after home keeper Joe Mant had parried a free-kick.

Fiddis and Atwood, in his first action of the season having taken over from Sawyer, also went close to adding to the lead.

Town though were determined not to to give away their hard earned advantage, defending in numbers, with several important blocks frustrating their hosts to complete an Important and historic first win as a Step 4 club.

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