Originally scheduled for December, on Tuesday night we host Cray Wanderers at the Alcaline Stadium
From The Manager
Speaking on Monday manager Andy Drury said:
“Coming off the back of a good win on Saturday we are really looking forward to Tuesday night, coming back home and trying to get 3 points in front of our supporters.
There’s a real buzz around the boys at the minute, they’re working hard and we’ve started to see the rewards of that since the turn of the year, we want that to continue on Tuesday.”
The last 6 meetings between the clubs have produced only 1 home win: Invicta with a 1-0 victory in February 2022.
Wanderers have won on the other 2 of their visits to Cheriton Road since promotion to the Isthmian Premier Division, a 3-1 win in 2020 and a 4-2 win last season. Invicta Meanwhile have taken 5 points from the last 3 trips to Bromley.
We pointed out in our preview of the original fixture that all 3 of those previous home fixtures have taken place on a Tuesday night (the last 3 away fixtures also midweek, on Wednesdays) so that would have been a rare Saturday clash between the sides, but will instead now be another Tuesday night match. The return meeting is scheduled for a Sunday in March.
While Invicta have enjoyed an unbeaten start to 2024, Cray Wanderers are yet to pick up a win in 4 attempts since the turn of the year. Draws with Hastings United and Lewes have been followed by a late defeat to Bognor Regis Town and a 6-0 defeat at Billericay Town on Saturday.
Following Saturday’s results Wanderers currently sit a place and a point below Invicta in 17th having played a game more, so Tuesday’s fixture could be seen as a “6-pointer”.
Gary Lockyer is The Wands top scorer with 9 goals despite joining the club in September. Nyren Clunis and Anthony Cook both have 6 and Yahaya Bamba has 5 to his name.
Current Invicta forward Tom Derry made 6 appearances and scored once for Cray Wanderers earlier in the season.
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)
|£9 (Carer FREE)
|Young Adult (13-17)
|Children (under 13)
|Folkestone Invicta Academy, Youth & Disability players (with ID)
Food & Drink
The Dugout Sports Bar will be open from midday showing live sport on 8 screens. The Dugout will be open all, with or without a ticket for the match. The kitchen is is now open and serving a new menu.
There will also be hot food available from the food truck inside the stadium.
The Wilf Armory Bar will be open from and will close approximately an hour after the match.
Both cash & card are accepted on the turnstiles and inside the stadium.