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First Team - Match centre

Sevenoaks Town
Haywards Heath Town
A Fiddes (30'), F Sawyer (37')
Full time
C Saunders (69', 84'), I Fofane (90' Sent Off)
Sat 15 Sep 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - South East Division Attendance 112

Heath fight back to take a point on the road

A much improved second half performance saw Heath turn around a 2 goal deficit and take a point away from Sevenoaks Town FC

Heath once again put in a fine second half performance and turned around a two goal deficit, In the first half a lack urgency and despite and even opening 15 minutes it was the hosts who took over first half proceedings and were clinical when it mattered.
Both Kane Louis and Sevenoaks saw early efforts well blocked by tight defenses, George Fenton went close twice in the half but didn't trouble the home keeper. Max Miller saw his effort saved at the near post on 23 minutes and then at the other end the Sevenoaks striker poked his effort wide.
The deadlock was broken on 30 minutes with a fine passing passage of play by the hosts that Heath didn't get near and with Alec Fiddes receiving the ball 20 yards from goal he finished off a great move with a fine strike into the bottom corner.

Sevenoaks 1-0 Heath

Karly Akehurst looked to respond but he didn't get enough power on his effort to trouble the keeper. On 37 minutes Heath's troubles were doubled as George Fenton received a pass on the edge of the Heath box and was dispossessed, the winger then seized with the space in front of him before fining Frankie Sawyer 6 yards out who gave Josh Heyburn no chance with a strike into the back of the net for a 2-0 half time lead.

Heath Vs Sevenoaks Town 15th Sept 18 by Tony Sim
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Half Time Sevenoaks 2-0 Heath

Much like several years back Heath found themselves behind at the break away at Sevenoaks and needed a much improved second half performance and they once again didn't disappoint.

George Brown made way for the returning Melford Simpson and the slight changes seemed to give Heath that extra freedom needed, Callum Saunders started to find extra space and saw efforts go just wide and over the bar.

Josh Heyburn was kept on his toes as he made a good save that was struck under the defensive wall, at the other end Melford Simpson continued to cause problems and his turn and strike on 57 minutes flew just over.

With 62 minutes played Heath made a double substitution with Sean Roddy and Ibrahim Fofane replacing George Fenton and Kane Louis.
The shift in formation allowed Heath to go up another gear but first it needed an outstanding stop from Josh Heyburn at full stretch from a free kick right on the edge of the 18 yard box.

On 70 minutes Heath were back in the game, with Luc Doherty pushing further up the pitch he got in behind and crossed the ball that Callum Saunders stooped and headed the ball into the corner.

Sevenoaks 2-1 Heath

Heath continued to press and when Melford Simpson crashed the ball against the post in the 82nd minute many thought the chance may have gone but 2 minutes later Sean Roddy sent in a free kick that the home side failed to clear and Callum Saunders reacted quickly as he nicked the ball off the toes of the the defender as he went to clear and instead took the Heath player down.

Saunders stepped up but the Sevenoaks keeper Ben Bridle-Card guessed right and made the stop but Saunders reacted quickly and fired in the rebound.

Sevenoaks 2-2 Heath

Neither side could find a winner in the remaining time and Heath left Sevenoaks with the points shared.

Afterwards manager Shaun Saunders said "I have mixed feelings as I'm disappointed as its a match i felt we could and should have won but after a poor first half I'm delighted that we reacted well, worked hard and got ourselves back into the match and secure a point after being 2 goals down"


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Key moments

30:00
Goal Alec Fiddes scores for Sevenoaks Town
37:00
Goal Frankie Sawyer scores for Sevenoaks Town
69:00
Goal Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town
84:00
Goal Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town
90:00
Red Card Ibrahim Fofane is sent off for Haywards Heath Town

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90:00 Red Card 2 - 2
Ibrahim Fofane is sent off for Haywards Heath Town
88:00 Yellow Card
Rob Saunders is yellow carded for Sevenoaks Town
85:00 Sub On
Mikey Dalton is substituted on for Sevenoaks Town
85:00 Sub Off
Ryan Fowler is substituted off for Sevenoaks Town
84:00 Goal 2 - 2
Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town
81:00 Yellow Card
Jack Miles is yellow carded for Sevenoaks Town
69:00 Goal 2 - 1
Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town
69:00 Assist
Luc Doherty makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
68:00 Yellow Card
Ibrahim Fofane is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
66:00 Sub Off
Luke Coleman is substituted off for Sevenoaks Town
66:00 Sub On
Kenny Pogue is substituted on for Sevenoaks Town
63:00 Sub On
Ibrahim Fofane is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
63:00 Sub Off
Kane Louis is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
62:00 Sub On
Sean Roddy is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
62:00 Sub Off
George Fenton is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
58:00 Yellow Card
Naim Rouane is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
45:00 Sub Off
George Brown is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
45:00 Sub On
Melford Simpson is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
38:00 Yellow Card
Nathan Cooper is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
37:00 Goal 2 - 0
Frankie Sawyer scores for Sevenoaks Town
30:00 Goal 1 - 0
Alec Fiddes scores for Sevenoaks Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Sevenoaks Town
  • Haywards Heath Town
  • 0
  • Alec Fiddes Goal 30:00'
  • Frankie Sawyer Goal 37:00'
  • Nathan Cooper Yellow Card 38:00'
  • Melford Simpson Sub On 45:00'
  • George Brown Sub Off 45:00'
  • Naim Rouane Yellow Card 58:00'
  • George Fenton Sub Off 62:00'
  • Sean Roddy Sub On 62:00'
  • Kane Louis Sub Off 63:00'
  • Ibrahim Fofane Sub On 63:00'
  • Kenny Pogue Sub On 66:00'
  • Luke Coleman Sub Off 66:00'
  • Ibrahim Fofane Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Luc Doherty Assist 69:00'
  • Callum Saunders Goal 69:00'
  • Jack Miles Yellow Card 81:00'
  • Callum Saunders Goal 84:00'
  • Ryan Fowler Sub Off 85:00'
  • Mikey Dalton Sub On 85:00'
  • Rob Saunders Yellow Card 88:00'
  • Ibrahim Fofane Red Card 90:00'

Team selection

Heyburn, Josh Heyburn, Josh
Doherty, Luc Doherty, Luc
Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Nathan
Brown, George Brown, George
Spinks, Josh Spinks, Josh
Fenton, George Fenton, George
Saunders, Callum Saunders, Callum
Rouane , Naim Rouane , Naim
Louis, Kane Louis, Kane
Miller, Max Miller, Max
Akehurst, Karly Akehurst, Karly
Sevenoaks Town
  • 1. Ben Bridle-Card
  • 2. Jack Miles
  • 3. Greg Benbow
  • 4. Osman Proni
  • 5. Jake Mcintyre
  • 6. Rob Saunders
  • 7. Alec Fiddes
  • 8. Ryan Fowler
  • 9. Luke Coleman
  • 10. Frankie Sawyer
  • 11. Wasiri Williams
  • 12. Kenny Pogue
  • 13. . .
  • 14. Andreas Toban
  • 15. Thomas Ripley
  • 16. Samuel Crabb
  • 17. Mikey Dalton

League round up

Other South East Division results

Ashford United
1
3
Cray Wanderers
East Grinstead Town
3
1
4
0
Guernsey
Horsham
1
0
Hythe Town
3
1
Hastings United
0
2
Whitstable Town
Sittingbourne
2
1
Whyteleafe

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Cray Wanderers 12 34
2. Hastings United 11 27
3. VCD Athletic 12 24
4. Phoenix Sports 13 24
5. Hythe Town 12 23
6. Whyteleafe 10 18
7. Haywards Heath Town 12 18

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