Sevenoaks Town Football Club hosted the Sevenoaks branch of the Samaritans on Saturday 11th February alongside their pre-designated Football v Homophobia match versus Ramsgate in the Pitching-In Isthmian South East Division.
Volunteers from the Samaritans were dressed in their bright green jackets and were present to provide information about the charity whilst raising over £1,000 for the Sevenoaks branch of the organisation.
• You can find out more about the work the Samaritans do in the local Sevenoaks area by visiting their website at samaritans.org/branches/sevenoaks.
Football v Homophobia
Football v Homophobia is an international initiative that exists to challenge discrimination based on sexual orientation gender identity and expression at all levels of football.
They want football to take a clear stand against homophobia and transphobia so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful game and so that football leads the way in removing discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
• Please visit their website at footballvhomophobia.com/our-story for more information.
Sevenoaks Town 1 Ramsgate 2
The match itself finished 2-1 to Ramsgate which, given their top of the table position, was not a surprise for the many supporters at the game.
Ramsgate’s Gil Carvalho opened up the scoring on 21 minutes before an excellent goal from Keiron Cadogan equalised on the strike of halftime. Jack Paxman then put the visitors into the lead on the hour and that was the way the fixture finished.
Sevenoaks sit in eighth place, just three points off the playoffs and their next six matches are all against teams below them in the league. The toughest of those fixtures is an evening trip to Three Bridges on Tuesday 21st February.