Faversham v Hastings United: all you need to know
Hastings hit the road for the first time this season when they go to Faversham for an Isthmian south east clash on Saturday. Here's all you need to know.
Whilst this is United’s second league game, Faversham have yet to get under way as their first game was due to be against Guernsey, who sadly have had to withdraw for this season.
On Tuesday night, United fans witnessed an FA Cup first qualifying round victory over Chesham United, a premier league team. The win came from a 6-5 penalty shootout after neither side could break the deadlock in the allotted ninety minutes.
This result followed the 1-0 FA Cup preliminary round win over Herne Bay and a scoreless draw in the league against Cray Valley, in which United played an hour with ten men.
As mentioned, Faversham Town will start their league campaign on Saturday. They have played two competitive games, both in the FA Cup. In their preliminary round they defeated Eastbourne Town 6-5 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Their first qualifying round took place on Monday where they suffered a heavy 5-0 loss away to Carshalton Athletic of the Isthmian Premier League.
Last season Faversham ended in 17th place on 28 points. Their home form consisted of 6 wins, 6 draws and 4 defeats, whilst their away form was nothing to write home about, being 1 win, 1 draw and 12 defeats.
The teams met once last season in what was also the second game (for United). Ben Pope scored a goal in each half to give United a comfortable 2-0 win at the Pilot Field.
The Us have played three hard opening games albeit all at home. Coming out the other end of those games with three clean sheets is a statistic the team can be immensely proud of. And it’s one they’ll be determined to extend.
Equally the ‘Lilywhites’ (their nickname comes from their white kit) will no doubt be looking to get themselves on the board and kick-start their own season.
Saturday 26th September, 3pm kick off at The Aquatherm Stadium (Salters Lane, Faversham, Kent ME13 8ND).
Please check both Hastings United and Faversham Town websites for the latest information on Covid restrictions and protocol.
£10 for adults, £6 for over 60s & student card holders, £2 for children aged 12-17 with under 12’s free (accompanied by an adult). Cashless entry only.
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