Tony Rickson previews Sittingbourne v Dorking Wanderers

Written by Tony Rickson on 17th March 2017

Only one team have beaten Sittingbourne both home and away this season.

That side was Tooting and Mitcham, the runaway leaders of Ryman South.

With only seven games left to play this season, there are only two teams remaining who can also complete the double over Sittingbourne.

And, by coincidence, they’re the next two visitors to Woodstock – Dorking Wanderers this Saturday, and Whyteleafe a fortnight later.

Dorking comfortably saw off Sittingbourne 3-0 when the teams met in the Surrey rain back in December.

And they’ve maintained that sort of form since, having won seven out of their last eight games, to hold on to second place behind Tooting.

They’ve been so consistent that they look nailed on for a play-off place already, whatever happens this Saturday.

And they know all about the play-offs, having finished second last season before missing out on the final when they then lost to Faversham.

Sittingbourne themselves are on a good run, having lost only two of their last seven games, one of which was away at Tooting.

They’ve a good home record, too, having won their last couple of home games, albeit with the aid of an injury time winner against bottom side Godalming by sub Gil Carvalho in the last match at Woodstock.

Since then they drew 2-2 away to Chipstead, taking a two-goal lead through new signing Keanu Williams before being pulled back in the second half.

Williams, who left Margate to join Sittingbourne, said on Twitter afterwards: “Celebration was a bit nuts, call me Robbie Keane.”

He’ll be hoping to make his home debut this Saturday – and celebrate with a somersault if the occasion arises!


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