It’s seems like a long time since I have written notes for the development side but it’s nice to report that the last month has been a good month.
The lads have managed to play four games with two of them being back to back wins a draw and one loss.
It all started when we travelled down to Salters Lane to face Faversham Town on a Thursday night and as you all know it’s always a tough place to go to. The boys started on the front foot with some promising runs from Kyron Lightfoot which led to the opening goal. A free kick on the edge of the box from Kyron was tapped in from Will Halliday. Faversham then against the run of play got the equaliser. Fifteen minutes to go the lads got the winner from Will again with a powerful strike. We also lost Oliver Beard that night who badly injured his ankle and will be out for around a month we send our wishes to Ollie for a speedy recovery.
Two days later we travelled to Carshalton which was a lovely set up on a 3G pitch which suited us and the way we like to pass the ball. The first half we looked tired from the hard work put in against Faversham but the lads defended well as a unit again. Second half we were still moving the ball round on the surface. Twenty five minutes to go we got a free kick on the edge of the box, Jack Ringrow brilliantly used his initiative and cut the ball back to Kyron who gave the goalkeeper no chance as he struck it right in the corner.
We then travelled to Greenwich Borough last week and lost to the better side 2-0 the score was 0-0 up until 20 minutes to go, the game wasn’t helped by the fact that Brandon De Grout had to withdraw ten minutes before kick off with an injury he picked up in the Carshalton game.
Then last Monday we welcomed Hastings to Maidstone Road and it was a good game of football between the sides but none of the sides could break the deadlock and the game ended 0-0.
Assistant Manager Adam said, “Brilliant month for the lads, they have picked up some very positive results and played some good football. Seven points out the last four games is pleasing for myself, Luke Medley, Terry Groom and the players of course. He said I would like to thank the MAPS supporters for their continued support and thanks to Mark for helping at Carshalton and Greenwich Borough, as he stepped in when Luke and Terry had first team commitments. Also some good news to finish Kyron Lightfoot the young winger who you have seen feature in the first team this season, and is currently unavailable to play for the development side, has gone on loan to Erith Town in the SCEFL to get men’s football experience”.
Our next home game is Monday 14th November when we host East Grinstead 7.45PM kick off.