Tony Rickson previews Tonbridge Angels v Sittingbourne

Written by Tony Rickson on 23rd October 2016

Sittingbourne take a break from league action on Tuesday evening when they make the short trip to Tonbridge Angels in the League Cup competition for the Alan Turvey Trophy.

Tonbridge play in the division above Sittingbourne and haven’t lost a home league match this season.

But League Cup-ties produce unpredictable results with clubs often mixing and matching their teams and giving squad members a chance.

Sittingbourne managed to field almost a completely different team when they recently met Ramsgate in the Kent Senior Cup but youth team commitments may restrict the number of changes they make for Tonbridge.

Sittingbourne go into the match on the back of a home defeat by impressive Tooting & Mitcham on Saturday, Ricky Gundry pulling back a second half goal to make the final score 3-1 after Tooting had grabbed control early on.

Before that they’d won at Three Bridges and drawn at Molesey in the previous week so inconsistency is a problem at the moment.

Sittingbourne have made many memorable trips to Tonbridge over the years, and Hicham Akhazzan was a member of the team that won there on penalties in 2010 on their way to winning the Kent Senior Cup.

The goalkeeping hero for Sittingbourne that night was Deren Ibrahim, who now plays for Dartford and recently made his international debut for Gibraltar in a 6-0 defeat by Belgium.


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