Kent Online have published their Team of the Season and it contains 4 SCEFL stars plus 2 more as Substitutes!
Also one of our own is leading them across the line as their pick for Manager of the Season!
Deal Town’s James Tonkin is named as the star goalkeeper and will be remembered for his heroics back in January.
Tonkin saved three penalties before hitting the winner in their FA Vase quarter-final shoot-out. After 22 spot-kicks, Deal beat Binfield 7-6 on penalties to send the Hoops through to the last 16 having played out a 3-3 draw.
Captaining the side is central defender Callum McGeehan, a key man who has helped Hollands & Blair claim a place back among the leading sides in SCEFL.
McGeehan’s defensive duties and leadership skills for Blair were complemented by scoring 10 goals in his 38 appearances, a stunning ratio for a defender. He got a hat-trick in one game and claimed a few assists too
A terrific season for Jack Evans is rewarded with a place in the team. He has controlled the Chatham Town side from the middle of the park and often showing that Football League upbringing which saw him start out playing for Gillingham.
Evans combines trickery and hard work and would walk into any SCEFL team and many Isthmian League managers wouldn’t mind him either. Playing behind the strikers at Maidstone Road, he ended the season with over 20 goals to his name.
Corinthian’s Oscar Housego scored 14 goals and managed 16 assists from central midfield. At 21, he was an integral part of the side that were challenging for the title and Cup honours.
On the bench…
Dan Bradshaw scored a phenomenal amount of goals for Ernie Batten’s Southern Counties East side, netting 45 goals at the last count and that’s without including three goals against Greenwich Borough, who pulled out midway through the season.
Bearsted might have been on the outside looking in during the chase for promotion in the Southern Counties East Premier Division but striker James Bessey-Saldanha certainly knew where the goal was.
His 26 goals in 30 games for the Bears earned him a move to Sevenoaks Town in the middle of February, making just five appearances for his new club before the season was cut short. He may not be in our league anymore but with his outstanding efforts during our season we are claiming him us one of our own.
Manager of the Season – Michael Golding
Had the League had their way then Corinthian would have finished the season as champions, winning on average points per game, but their efforts have been for nothing.
Golding’s side managed to chase silverware on several fronts, including making it to the FA Vase semi-finals and the final of the Kent Senior Trophy which should have been played against Sheppey United. Who knows how close to a historical treble they would have got?
To vote for the overall Player of the Season please visit the Kent Online website here