Isthmian League Division One South
Cheriton Road, Folkestone
Admission and Programme: Free
Match Rating: 3
For my Good Friday action, I decided to take advantage of Folkestone Invicta offering not only free entry (normal addmission £9.00), but free programmes too. Although I had visited Cheriton Road a few times previously, my last visit was almost ten years ago, and I recall the ground being one of the more interesting that was worthy of a revisit.
On a rather murky day, with fog enveloping the ground, and occasional misty drizzle, this game did not really live up to the big occasion - whilst being entertaining enough, there was precious little goalmouth action, particularly during the first half, which was very even, Chipstead looking lively despite their recent poor form, although true to recent form, they never really looked like scoring.
Into the second half and Folkestone certainly took more of the initiative, creating more goalscoring chances, and they took the lead on 71 minutes with quite a simple goal, Matt Newman delivered a corner and Josh Vincent placed a powerful header past the keeper and into the net. Although Chipstead very occasionally looked capable of getting an equaliser on the break, it always looked more likely that another goal would come from Folkestone, and they held on quite comfortably for the three points to keep them on course for a home play-off game after the regular season.
Video highlights of this match can be found here