/ MATCH PREVIEW
/ Chatham Town (H) 17th October 2023
Chatham Town (H) 17th October 2023
After a month’s worth of away games, Margate are FINALLY back at home as we take on Chatham Town in matchday eight of the league season on Tuesday evening.
The ‘Gate will look to bounce back after stumbling at the final qualifying round of the FA Trophy as we travelled to Harrow Borough last Saturday and lost 1-0. You can read the match report by clicking here.
Manager Reece Prestedge was interviewed after the game, watch the full post-match reaction from the gaffer by clicking here.
SEASON’S SO FAR
The visitors are sat in 2nd place on 20 points after nine games with six wins (1-0 vs Bognor Regis, 2-3 vs Folkestone Invicta, 1-2 vs Cheshunt, 2-0 vs Potters Bar, 2-5 vs Dulwich Hamlet, and 3-0 vs Lewes), two draws (0-0 vs Potters Bar away, and 2-2 vs Carshalton at home) and one loss against Cray Wanderers (1-5). They have scored 19 goals and conceded twelve giving them a goal difference of +7.
The ’Gate are sat in a lowly 16th place on nine points, although, we have only played seven games after a run of cup fixtures recently. Our three wins came against Whitehawk at home (2-1), Concord away (1-2) and Potters Bar at home (2-1) with our four losses being against Hornchurch (4-1), Cheshunt (1-2), Folkestone Invicta (2-0), and Canvey Island (4-1). We have scored nine goals and conceded 15 giving us a goal difference of -6.
LAST FIVE: MARGATE
Win vs Folkestone Invicta, away (1-3) FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Loss vs Canvey Island, away (4-1) League
Loss vs Hythe Town, away (2-1) Kent Senior Cup 1st Round
Loss vs Chesham United, away (2-0) FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round
Loss vs Harrow Borough, away (1-0) FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round
LAST FIVE: CHATHAM TOWN
Win vs Folkestone Invicta, away (0-5) Kent Senior Cup 1st Round
Draw vs Potters Bar, away (0-0) League
Win vs Lewes, home (3-0) League
Win vs Heybridge Swifts, away (1-2) FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round
Draw vs Carshalton Athletic, home (2-2) League
The last, and only meeting between the two teams in ten years was in the Kent Senior Cup Final which saw the ‘Gate triumph over their Kent Rivals on penalties (5-4) after the game ended 1-1. You can re-live our cup win by watching the highlights on Gatetv, by clicking here.
The man in the middle for this Kent derby is Kane Dempster and he will be assisted by Luke Morley and Nik Garside.
Not able to make this Tuesday night fixture? Stay up to date by following our official X account @Margate_fc for live updates from 7:15pm!
Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here.
Monday, 16 October 2023
By MFC Media