Invicta will need to bounce back from Tuesday night’s FA Cup exit as we welcome Whitehawk to the Alcaline Stadium on Saturday
From The Managers
Speaking on Friday Micheal Everitt said:
“We are going to need to see a reaction from going out of the FA Cup on Tuesday, we want a positive response. Supporters that have followed us away this season will have seen how well we have played in those matches and we need to translate that into performances at home. We put a new team together this summer and we are working hard to get the best from that, performances like we had at Lewes show us what we are capable of and we need to play at that level more often and more consistently. We’ve been making individual mistakes which have been costing us and we need to eradicate those. This is only our 2nd home Saturday match of the season and hopefully we will see a big turn out to support the team and we can send them home happy.”
Whitehawk visited Cheriton Road last season in the FA Trophy. A goal for Ibrahim Olutade midway through the second half looked to have sent Invicta through but the Hawks snatched an equaliser in injury time to set up a penalty shootout with goalkeeper Bailey Vose making 2 saves to send us through.
The last time the clubs met in league fixtures was before Whitehawk’s relegation in 2018/19. Invicta picked up a point in a goalless draw away from home before a 2-1 win back at Cheriton Road in April with goals from Matt Newman and Ade Yusuff
Whitehawk returned to the Isthmian Premier Division this year, beating Hythe Town 1-0 in the South East Playoff Final back in April. Former Dover keeper Mitch Walker was brought in this summer to wear the gloves while at the other end the familiar face of Louis Collins will be in their attack having signed for Cray Wanderers following his release from Tonbridge Angels before then making the switch to the South coast. Winger Imran Kayani is a recent addition to the side having joined from Dover Athletic.
Whitehawk have taken 6 points from their first 3 away trips since returning to Step 3, with wins over Billericay Town and Canvey Island following opening day defeat at Margate.
The Hawks have managed to reach the 3rd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup with a huge derby clash with Worthing looming next week so it’s safe to assume no visiting players will want to pick up a suspension against Invicta that would see them miss that tie.
All our fixtures are pay on the gate with no tickets sold in advance. Both cash and card are accepted on our turnstiles. Please arrive as early as possible to avoid queues at the turnstiles.
(60+, Students with ID, Blue Light Card holders)
|Disabled Supporters||£9 (Carer FREE)|
|Young Adult (13-17)||£6|
|Children (under 13)||FREE|
|Folkestone Invicta Academy, Youth & Disability players (with ID)||FREE|
Food & Drink
Both Bar Invicta and The Wilf Armory Bar will be open and both accept cash & card.