Another pre-season Friendly win
......but finishing must be improved
A Tom Beere strike after just two minutes after excellent work by Jack Parter down the left settled this pre-season friendly at a humid Salters Lane.
As on Saturday against Tunbridge Wells, Angels started well creating numerous chances throughout the first half. With pace on both flanks and the trickery of Alex Read it was good to watch but the failure to put the game to bed will have surely frustrated Angels Boss, Steve McKimm. During that first period the central midfield also impressed with their creativity and running off the ball.
The second period with Faversham realising they could something out of the game, the hosts were to see much more of the ball and were always a threat particularly at set pieces. The Angels while still more than capable of some dangerous attacks themselves lacked that little bit of creativity they had shown in the first half and the match was a far more even affair. A clean sheet for the visitors was of course a positive.
If it is Steve McKimm’s intention to just play with the one striker, and plenty of successful teams do, then somehow the wide men and advance midfield will have to learn how to give Alex Read the right kind of support. There are two more Friendlies to go and numerous training sessions so no one should be pressing any panic buttons just yet; this is a side full of quality enhanced further with the addition of ex Phoenix Sports wide midfielder Adem Ramadan.