Match Report by Scott Bulmer

CHATHAM TOWN 1-1 BECKENHAM TOWN

FA Vase First Round Proper

Saturday 12th October

We took on fellow SCEFL Premier Division high flyers Chatham Town in the FA Vase looking for some cup retribution after they beat us in a controversial Kent Senior Trophy final at the end of last season.

The hosts took the lead through Byron Walker’s cross come shot about midway through the second half but thankfully for us Malik Nosike equalised in the 90th minute to take the game to extra time.

Neither side could break the deadlock and after 120 minutes of football we could not be split. The replay is scheduled for Wednesday 16th October at the EPA. These sides clash in a winner takes all battle to the death and if the score is level after another 120 minutes then penalties will decide who moves on to the FA Vase Second Round as well as landing a big psychological boost for the next part of the title race.

The winner of this replay will be away to another SCEFL Premier Division side in Bearsted in the next round.