Sittingbourne play the first of three cup-ties in a week when Ramsgate – yes, again! – are the visitors to Woodstock Park in the Kent Reliance Kent Senior Cup on Tuesday evening.
In the continued break from league action, the Brickies are at home again on Saturday up against high-flying Bury Town in the FA Trophy, and then the following Tuesday it’s off to Tonbridge in the League Cup.
It’s the third Tuesday out of four that Sittingbourne have played Ramsgate at home, and the aggregate stands at 6-1 at the moment, Sittingbourne having won 4-0 in the league match last week and 2-1 previously in the League Cup.
Ramsgate had a terrible September, losing seven out of eight matches, but bounced back in style when the calendar turned to October on Saturday.
Despite the continued absence of players due to injuries and suspension, they won 5-2 at home to a Whyteleafe side who had previously beaten them in the FA Cup.
While the Rams were winning that match, Sittingbourne were going down
2-0 to a much-improved East Grinstead, the first time they haven’t scored in a league match this season.
They remain 10th in the table with nearly a quarter of the season gone and everything still to play for.
The team who played at East Grinstead will have to be changed for the cup on Tuesday as both central midfielders Stefan Wright and Jack Steventon have picked up one-match suspensions for five bookings this season.
But other players are coming back to fitness with Steven Ita and Danny Leonard among those hoping to get a chance back on the field.
Their return would certainly give manager Nick Davis some selection options as Sittingbourne look to build on what has predominantly been a good start to the season.
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