After the excitement and anticipation of cup games, it’s back to league action for Sittingbourne on Saturday when they travel to Molesey.
They go there determined to bounce back from the disappointment of their last game when they went out of the FA Trophy at the first hurdle, beaten 2-0 by Bury Town.
In fact, Sittingbourne played really well in that game, but only for the first 45 minutes and after the break Bury proved the better side.
Sittingbourne’s form all season has been marked by this sort of inconsistency – they play really well at times and attack with speed and vision, but at other times allow opponents to get on top and dominate.
Sometimes both together in the same game.
They go to Molesey on the back of their worst little run of the season, having lost four of their last five games and having scored only once – and that was a penalty! – in their last three matches.
What marked out their early season form was the ability to turn attacks into goals but that touch seems to have deserted them recently, and top scorer Miles Cornwell, who was on fire early on, hasn’t scored this month yet.
Molesey have also shown inconsistency, but their home record is very good and in their most recent home match they became the first team this season to beat former leaders Tooting and Mitcham in a league match.
They beat Sittingbourne 2-1 at home last season but that was the day when Jono Richardson missed a great chance of a late equaliser, so narrow are the margins between delight and disappointment.
The return match at Sittingbourne at the end of the season ended 1-1.
Molesey finished ninth last season, their first at this level after being promoted from the Combined Counties League in summer 2015.
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