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Canterbury City aim to rescue season against champions

Canterbury City could be able to avoid relegation from the Southern Counties East Premier Division.

They have to get past champions Erith & Belvedere in their final game of the season at Sittingbourne’s Woodstock stadium this Saturday and hope that Welling Town lose to Whitstable in order to stay in the division.

They have shocked everyone by fighting against relegation to the very end while enjoying a successful run.

Forward Henry Arnold scored twice in a 2-1 victory against high-flying Erith Town last weekend, taking his goal tally 16 for the season; 10 of them coming in his last six games.

Erith & Belvedere were crowned champions on Monday night after a their rescheduled match against Tunbridge Wells. This match ended in a 0-0 draw, giving them the point they required to win the championship. The match had been postponed on the previous Saturday due to a waterlogged ground.

Before moving to Hartsdown Park for the next season, Saturday’s game will also be City’s final ground-sharing contest at Sittingbourne’s Woodstock Park.

Woodstock Park, Broadoak Road // Credit : Google Street View

Admission prices for the match have been announced:

Adults – £5

Youths / Children – Free

ex Canterbury City players – Free