Snodland Town v Fleetdown United

2pm  31 October 2015

Kent County League, Premier Division
Snodland Town 1 Fleetdown United 4 (att 35)

Not a good afternoon for Snodland, who are challenging for the title and had lost only one of their eight league fixtures ahead of lower mid-table Fleetdown.

Snodland had the better of the first half, and went in front when the Fleetdown keeper flapped at a corner and it ended up in the net. Fleetdown claimed he'd been fouled, but the referee gave a goal. The visitors were rewarded for the efforts when they equalised, deservedly, just before half time.

The second half emphatically belonged to Fleetdown, and Snodland looked a long way off being title challengers. Two goals in quick succession did the damage, and a fourth in stoppage time rubbed salt into the home side's wounds.

I liked Snodland's neat and tidy Potyns Field home ground. Plastic tubing provides a barrier around the pitch, and the ground itself is fully enclosed by a fence. There's a second pitch adjacent, beyond which is a community centre where the players change and from where half-time refreshments were available. The programme was welcome surprise too.









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