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Ricky Sappleton


Ricky Sappleton is a Jamaican born forward playing in 2015-16 for Kingstonian. having joined last summer from Billericay. Having started of with QPR he made one first team appearance for Leicester City before moving to non league . A giant of a forward with strength as a clear attribute he is not slow either and a few action shots from the Met Police 2 Kingstonian game show this nicely.

Ricky Sappleton

Ricky Sappleton

Ricky Sappleton

Ricky Sappleton

Ricky Sappleton

Ricky Sappleton

Ricky Sappleton

Ricky Sappleton

Carshalton 1 Billericay Town 0


An entertaining Ryman premier league game that saw Carshalton win their first home game of the season. the reality of the game was that in the first half Carshalton should have been at least 3-0 up and that in the second half Billericay should have scored. That they did not says much about the staunch defending from Carshalton combined with excellent usage of the substitutes. This is a young Carshalton team and they will improve.  From the photos I leave it you to count the number of impressive kung-fu moves in the penalty area and in the whole series of photos there were plenty of shirt pulling episodes, all missed by the referee and his team.  Carshalton is friendly place to watch football and the football played yesterday was actually exceptional at this standard by both teams.  Good movement off the ball, intelligent running and some decent tacking too.  Players who really impressed yesterday included Kieran Woodley, number 11 who scored a decent goal and tommy Bradford number 7 who never stopped running all afternoon.  Maybe the oddest thing though is that man of the match would have to go to the Billericay goalkeeper Billy Lumley. Great saves throughout.  Game stayed interesting right until the end when Ricky Sappleton was sent off for two yellow cards around 10 seconds before fulltime.

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Tooting and Mitcham 4 Billericay 2 Glenn Poole


Billericay slumped to only their fourth league defeat of the season with Tooting scoring 3 second half goals. At half time with Billericay leading 2-1 , despite tooting having taken the lead it seemed normal service was resumed in the Billlericay march to promotion. The billericay side were a big side in all ways, with comments coming from the Tooting fans along the lines of  ” well at least your stomach was offside”. And tooting were mostly blown away in the first half. The second half was vastly different. Tooting played the football on the ground, certainly had the luck but just about deserved the win. I went to see Glen Poole play. He had a quiet game and was substituted midway in the second half. If I was a betting man I would still bet on Billericay to get promotion, maybe via the play-offs at worst . If I were Tooting, I may be looking for a new goalkeeper.

Billericay come close. This one was headed off the line

 

Handbags at two paces lead to yellow cards

Billericay defend

Glenn Poole

Metropolitan Police 0 Billericay Town 1


As Brentford were playing in carlisle, which is essentially an hour from Glasgow, it was a simple decision to miss this game and go to a local non-league game. I have taken to watching Met Police who play in the Ryman’s Premier league, which is actually only 3 leagues below the football league.  One of the reasons i watch them is that parking is so easy, a great big car park at their Molesesy HQ. However I always check that my tax disc is showing and in date and the tyres on the car are not too offensive. a decent game. Met Police play passing football and most teams they play seem to rely more on the physical aspects. Met Police had a player sent off after about 10 minutes for being ” the last man” and the game seemed destined to finish 0-0, although in fairness Billericay should have had a number of goals. In injury time a truly shocking backpass gave billericay a goal. this also is the first game where the secretary came around in the 75th minute to hand out programmes to all spectators because the programmes had been printed ” been sent somewhere, and arrived in the 75th minute……”. Free of charge i must add.

Meanwhile Brentford drew 2-2 with Carlisle and it seems from the report a lively enough game with Brentford taking the lead and then equalising in the 88th minute. Uwe Rosler on the radio afterwards sounded a happy enough soul.

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