This 'village' club have made tremendous strides, both on and off the pitch, in reaching their present Southern League status via progression through the Essex Senior and Isthmian Leagues. A glance at their history shows them playing intermediate football as recently as 1992. The stadium has clearly undergone tremendous transformation in order to get it up to the required standard and for such a relatively small place Great Wakering puts a lot of bigger towns to shame. Covered terracing, a decent stand, fine clubhouse and decent pitch side refreshments. Of course a lot depends on the commitment received from volunteers but Great Wakering appears to be well off in that department.
The opposition for this fixture was Sittingbourne FC. A decent end to end game ensued with no little skill. Rovers in their Green and White were always the better side but could not relax until they got the all important second goal towards the end of the match.
Fare: £5.20 Day Return from Zone 6 with Gold Card discount (+ a cup of tea for Marmite Boy)