Report by Peter Pitts
There was little to cheer for Brickies fans after last night's (Tuesday 10th March) performance.
Sevenoaks Town were worthy winners in a game that they dominated. Sittingbourne can do so much better but look to be severely lacking in confidence.
The Oaks were on the front foot straight from the off and the speedy Tyrell Richardson-Brown after just 2 minutes, fired wide, but went one better on 11 minutes when the Brickies opened up to leave Richardson-Brown in acres of space in the middle of the goal area and he gave Jordan Perrin in the Sittingbourne goal no chance to save.
This goal spurred on the Oaks and in the 24th minute Perrin had to come out of his goal smartly to block a shot by Sawyer. Perrin then made a spectacular diving save from Sawyer to keep the score at 1 but Sawyer was not to be denied and on 31 minutes he latched on to a crossed ball and fired it into the net for the 2nd Oaks goal.
The third goal came two minutes later as Sittingbourne capitulated, this time it was a shot from fully 25 yards that Dan Parkinson rifled into the Brickies net.
Sittingbourne just weren't in the game and Perrin was forced into 2 more decent saves before the half time whistle came.
Sittingbourne had a better second half and on 62 minutes Sam Stace, who came on as a substitute for Sid Sollis for the second half, had what was Sittingbourne's first opportunity to score of the match but he fired his effort wide.
Sevenoaks seemed to have relaxed in the second half and Perrin wasn't really troubled again.
With 10 minutes to go Stace had another opportunity to score but again fired wide and Jack Hanson had an effort go over the bar, but overall this was a match to forget for the Brickies and this defeat stretches the Brickies run without a point to 9 games.
To give the Brickies supporters their due they continued urging on the team right to the end.
Sittingbourne Played: Jordan Perrin, Josh Spencer, Rhys Shirley-Clarke, Cameron Brodie, Lex Allan, Cory Walters-Wright, Stephen Okoh (TJ Bramble 89 mins), Jack Hanson, Sid Sollis (Sam Stace 46 mins), Johan Caney-Bryan and Enoch Adjei (Chris Barnard 60 mins). Subs not used: William Holder and Jack Smith.