Welcome to The Dripping Pan for our Velocity Trophy tie with Sevenoaks Town. Here is your complimentary matchday programme, which we call the Progcast.

In today’s issue:

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LIVE MATCH UPDATES

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ROSS ON THE RECORD

Hear co-manager Ross Standen’s thoughts on today’s game:

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CHAIRMAN’S NOTES

Good evening and welcome to the Dripping Pan for this evening’s Velocity Trophy game against Sevenoaks Town.  I’d like to welcome the fans, players, management and officials from Sevenoaks and hope their journey home is problem-free.

This will be our second meeting against Sevenoaks having taken them on in the FA Cup back in September 2016, when they were playing in the South East Counties Premier League. The clash resulted in 0-0 here and we were beaten 2-1 at Greatness Park, so we will be looking for some revenge tonight. I am sure that Ross and Codge will use the game tonight to bring in a few of our excellent Under-18s players, but we will still be looking to progress into the next round.

On Saturday I thought we deserved at least a draw from the game against Leatherhead. We should have already been ahead when they took the lead in the 4th minute and, despite the big difference in the physical size of the two teams, we had enough chances to score.  We were without the injured Charlie Coppola, Jordy Mongoy, and then lost Alex Malins with a nasty cut after a clash of heads. With Hammo serving a one game suspension, and with a small squad, we were really tested but I am proud of the effort the team put in and I know that the results will come.

You may have seen the news this week that we have brought Claire Rafferty onto the board as a co-opted, Non-Executive Director. Claire has huge experience in football with Chelsea, West Ham and of course England Lionesses. After retiring at the end of last season she has been working with Chelsea on their commercial efforts. Her experience in the game will benefit the club immensely. Welcome Claire!

I’d like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and thank you for all of your support – it is really appreciated by all of us at the club.

Come on you Rooks!

Stuart

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TONIGHT’S OPPONENTS: SEVENOAKS TOWN

Sevenoaks FC was formed in 1883 and was one of the founding members of the original Kent League, though they dropped out after one season. In 1906 the club, now known as Sevenoaks Town, became one of the founder members of the Sevenoaks League. In 1951 Town amalgamated with another local club, St. John’s United, and became members of the Kent Amateur League, winning the premier division in 1969 and 1976.

In 1984 the Kent Amateur League was re-organised as the Kent County League, and Sevenoaks were the first Premier Division champions, a feat they repeated in 1996 and 2003. This last success allowed them to step up to the Kent League, re-named the Southern Counties East Football League in 2013.

Sevenoaks Town won the SCEFL in 2018 to win promotion to the Isthmian League South East Division. Last season they finished tenth and they currently lie in sixth place. We met in the FA Cup first qualifying round in August 2016, going down 1-2 in the replay after a 0-0 draw at the Pan.

Micky Collins – Manager

Micky  was a striker in his hey-day and assumed the Oaks’ reins back in May 2014. The previous season he guided Erith & Belvedere to a Kent League and Cup double, securing them promotion to the Ryman League Division One North. Signing for the Oaks initially on a 3 year contract, and a further 2 years in December 2018, his tenure reflects positively: Southern Counties East League Cup Winners 2016/17 and Southern Counties East Football League Champions 2017/18 to win promotion into the Isthmian Football League for the very first time.

This evening’s opponents are such a handsome group of chaps that no words are needed, and so here they are in pics only…

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Lewes Men's squad photo 19-20

The Supporters Club are once again selling player and management sponsorship to raise money for the club. Grab your player before your favourite goes!

Costs are as follows: Home Kit – £75. Away Kit – £75. Training Kit – £25. Boots £25.

Contact: david.arnold@me.com or see David or Barbara on match days.

Thanks to the following sponsors who’ve signed up so far!

NATHAN STROOMBERG-CLARKE

HOME: THE SOUL STEPPERS

JORDY MONGOY

HOME: SAM & JOE BARKER

TOM DAY

HOME: STUART ELMER

FRANKIE CHAPPELL

HOME: SUSIE ARLETT

JAMES HAMMOND

HOME: STUART FULLER

AWAY: STUART FULLER

MICHAEL DOME-BEMWIN

HOME:  TONY HARMAN &YEOVIL JOHN

AWAY: YEOVIL JOHN & TONY HARMAN

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CREDITS AND LEGAL

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Honorary President Terry Parris
Chairman Stuart Fuller
Directors
Charlie Dobres, Eddie Ramsden, Stuart Fuller, John Peel, Ed Briggs, Jon Ruben, Roger Warner, Galia Orme, Karen Dobres, Steve Keegan
Non-executive directors Michelle Bowie Krige, Claire Rafferty
Club Secretary
Barry Collins
Youth Secretary Kevin Brook
Operations Manager Duncan Thompson

Equality FC Campaign Manager Karen Dobres

Life Members
Mr and Mrs Brook, Vic Blunt, Pat Dartnell, Gary Elphick, Gordon Fowlie, Peter Hiscox, Billy Nixon, Derrick Parris, Terry Parris, Jimmy Quinn, P. Swaysland, Steve Ibbitson, Jason Hopkinson, Steve White, Martin Elliot, Kevin Fingerneissl, Kevin Powell, David and Barbara Arnold, Roger and Cathy Feltham, Ethel Treagus, Roy Dartnell RIP, Ron Moore, Derek Southouse, Ray Smith, Ken Carter RIP


Co-Managers Ross Standen and Tony Coade
Physiotherapists Paul Baskin & Xavier Smith

Under-18s Manager Dale Hurley
Under-18s Assistant Manager Craig Stevens
Under-18s coaches Jake Legrange and Johnny Buggy

Golden Rook Rob Read
Web Editor Stuart Fuller
Progcast Editors Paul Sheppard and Duncan Thompson
Progcast Designer Barry Collins
Club Photographer James Boyes