Both Sevenoaks Town and Corinthian football clubs will make a welcome return to the Isthmian Football League next season after both were confirmed safe in the South East Division in April.
Sevenoaks Town had a job to get done in February when they brought in new manager Harry ‘Houdini’ Hudson after the club had only managed to gain 23 points from their 28 matches played. Nine weeks later and not only did they survive the drop, but finished top of the form guide with eight wins, a draw and a loss under Hudson’s stewardship. They even beat newly crowned league champions Hastings United 2-1 on the final day of the season by the coast.
Corinthian’s season, their first in the Isthmian League, was one about finding their feet and getting used to their new surroundings.
It was a bumpy road for the team from Fawkham but it didn’t stop them from finishing in an impressive 8th place recording 14 clean sheets during the season.
They secured some fantastic results, both at home and on the road. In fact, the battle between the two sides saw Corinthian come out on top over three matches (one being the 2nd round tie of the Velocity Trophy). They beat Sevenoaks away 1-0 in October, triumphed again in the cup at home 2-1; and then drew 1-1 when the teams met for the final time in February.
What will the 2022/23 season look like?
With Sheppey United and Chatham Town rising from the Southern Counties East Football League and East Thurrock United likely to join the division from the Isthmian Premier, it is already looking like it’s going to be a tough season for all teams. But what we hope is that both of our Sevenoaks District sides will take the summer to reflect on the season past and build accordingly to mount a serious challenge for the championship next season! #COYO #UptheHoops