Cray Valley (PM) U23 2-1 Faversham Town U23
Cray Valley (PM) U23 2-1 Faversham Town U23

The young Millers won an entertaining affair with two second half goals before Faversham Town ensured a tense final few minutes after substitute Sam Ryan had pulled a goal back near the end.

Whilst the youngsters can rightly be proud of their display it was the experienced Gavin Tomlin 37 playing as an over age player who helped bring the best out of them with his constant encouragement and intelligent play.

Tomlin played the full 90 minutes and was making his first appearance since getting injured in a pre season friendly at Brentwood in the first week of September.

The Millers created chances in the first half with Ryan James seeing his powerful drive hit the inside of the post and out being the pick of them. Such was the power the groundsman Lee feared for his post.

The Faversham keeper was forced into action making a fine double save at one point. Lewis Cotter also went close with a shot but it remained goalless at the break.

Tomlin himself netted the first in the opening ten minutes of the second half and substitute Kyrell Lisbie added the second in the 80th minute with an assist from his twin brother Kyrece.

Both Lisbie twins looked dangerous and apart from his goal Kyrell hit the underside of the bar and his brother Kyrece also went close. The visitors pulled a goal back but it finished 2-1.

Final word for the referee Paul Taylor, having seen some indifferent displays recently, I thought he was excellent, communicating with the players where appropriate.

With some accomplished defensive and play going forward the Millers fully deserved the three points as they continued their run of exclusively home games to start the season. They now have 7 points from their opening four.

Next Wednesday they play the fifth against Carshalton Athletic  here at The Artic Stadium ko 7.45pm and entry is just £3 with U16’s £1.

Millers: Blendell, Beerling, Sankoh, Cotter, Norman, Aarons Royal, Farmer, Penton, James, Tomlin, Kyrece Kisbie. Subs used: Kyrell Lisbie, Daudi Irakoze, Kevin Lisbie. Subs not used: Orchard, Millett.

Faversham Town: Earls, Gates, Benfield A, Benfield Z, Eyles, Ibe, Taylor, Brown, Williams, Spencer, Dos Santos, Subs used: Geddes, Wickham, Ryan.

Referee: Paul Taylor