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Canvey Island (A) - 23rd September 2023
By Josh Cole
We are back on the road again on Saturday, but this time we travel out of Kent and into Essex where we will go head-to-head with Canvey Island at the Moviestarr Stadium in the Isthmian Premier Division.
A short rest for both teams after Tuesday where the ‘Gate and the ‘Gulls were both competing in the Second Qualifying Round replay’s, with Canvey travelling to Braintree and we travelled to Folkestone. Whilst the Blues progressed to the third qualifying round with a 3-1 win, Canvey were beaten 3-1 away at Braintree Town.
You can read the full match report from that memorable win by clicking here.
Manager Reece Prestedge said the whole team were “excellent” for the entire 90 minutes. You can watch the full interview over on GATEtv by clicking here.
SEASON’S SO FAR:
Canvey Island currently sit in 16th place with two wins and four losses. They have scored ten goals but conceded 14 giving them a -4-goal difference. Comparing this to the ‘Gate’s start, we have had a slightly better start as we sit on nine points with three wins and three losses, scoring eight goals and conceding 11 giving us a -3-goal difference.
LAST FIVE: Canvey Island
28th August = Win vs Concord Rangers, away (1-3) League
2nd September = Win vs Lowestoft Town, home (5-1) FA Cup First Qualifying Round
9th September = Loss vs Whitehawk, home (1-2) League
16th September = Draw vs Braintree, home (1-1) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
19th September = Loss vs Braintree, away (3-1) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Replay
LAST FIVE: Margate
28th August = Loss vs Folkestone Invicta, away (2-0) League
2nd September = Win vs Hendon, away (2-3) FA Cup First Qualifying Round
9th September = Win vs Potters Bar, home (2-1) League
16th September = Draw vs Folkestone Invicta, home (2-2) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round
19th September = Win vs Folkestone Invicta, away (1-3) FA Cup Second Qualifying Round Replay
The referee for this league contest is Gerry Heron, and he will be assisted by Benjamin Horne and Dwayne Uylett.
Margate will be sporting the new black and white away strip for this game with Canvey in their yellow and blue home strip.
We have met eight time since Oct 2012 with the ‘Gulls winning three, Margate winning two and three ending level. The last time we faced Canvey Island at the Moviestarr Stadium it was a tough afternoon as we fell to a 5-2 defeat with goals from Ben Greenhalgh and Freddy Barton.
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THE MOVIESTARR STADIUM
Friday, 22 September 2023
By MFC Media