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Home / News / MATCH PREVIEW / Folkestone Invicta (A) - 28th August 2023

Folkestone Invicta (A) - 28th August 2023

Folkestone Invicta (A) - 28th August 2023

By Josh Cole

The ‘Gate face a short trip to Folkestone on Bank Holiday Monday for matchday five and our first Kent Derby of the 23/24 Isthmian Premier Division season!

In our last match we suffered a 1-2 defeat to Cheshunt on Friday Night at Hartsdown Park. You can read the match report from that game by clicking here.

Manager Reece Prestedge said “we looked like the team more likely to score” in that second half but it was the visitors who scored two gaols and won the game. You can watch the full interview on our YouTube channel by clicking here

SEASONS SO FAR

Folkestone also known as Invicta currently sit 14th place on four points with one win 4-0 vs Wingate & Finchley, one draw away 0-0 vs Hashtag United and two losses to Chatham Town (2-3) and Enfield Town (1-2), both losses so far being in their two home games so the ‘Gate will look to capitalise on that this coming Monday. They have scored seven goals and conceded five giving them a goal difference of +2. Their top scorer so far this season is Ibrahim Olutade who has three goals, all coming in the 4-0 win against Wingate & Finchley. A player to look out for is former ‘Gate midfielder Ade Cole who has started the season very brightly for Invicta.

The ’Gate are sat a couple places above their Kent counterparts in 11th on six points with two wins against Whitehawk (2-1), and Concord Rangers (1-2) but have lost two games to Hornchurch (4-1) and Cheshunt (1-2). Margate have scored six goals and conceded eight in the first four matches giving us a -2 goal difference. Our top scorer is Phil Roberts who is on three goals with two coming against Whitehawk and one against Cheshunt on Friday night.

There are a few familiar faces in the Invicta team alongside Ade Cole. Attacker Ira Jackson, who was in the Margate ranks in 2017, full back Freddy Barton, who was a big part in the Kent Senior Cup victory last season, former manager Andy Drury who plays in midfield and striker David Smith who played a handful of games for the ‘Gate last season.

The ‘Gate will be in pink for this Kent Derby with Folkestone playing in their coveted gold and black strip.

The officials for this bank holiday trip on Monday is Peter Dingle (referee) and he will be accompanied by Perry Hart (Assistant referee) and Matt Charles (Assistant referee).

Unable to travel to Folkestone? Tune in to our X account @margate_fc for live match updates from 2:15pm onwards!

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Sunday, 27 August 2023
By MFC Media



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