Blog7 May 2013

Working with CAFC to support football throughout Kent

Andrews Sykes were delighted to provide competition winners Maidstone United FC Under 13s with tickets for Charlton Athletic’s final match of the 2012/13 Season, where ‘The Addicks’ hosted Bristol City, who were unfortunately already relegated from the Championship. Maidstone coach Tom Jarmyn took a group of players, family supporters and others who had helped Maidstone throughout the season to ‘The Valley’ where they saw a great game, especially if you were supporting Charlton.

In a very competitive season which saw clubs racing up and down the table as each result took on huge significance, Charlton’s Home form towards the run-in has been an big improvement and there was even talk of promotion play-off chances, and a strong win against ‘The Robins’ was a fitting end to the season. This league has been very exciting for the neutrals and nerve wracking for fans in many clubs, so it was a relief to see Charlton finish in a comfortably safe 9th, and where if two more results had gone their way, a play off slot could have been theirs…

Tom’s team must have wondered what Championship football was all about; with a goal-less first 45 minutes and 5 scored after half-time, this was a classic ‘game of two halves’. It obviously inspired the U13s, who went on to go 2 better in their Sunday fixture against Faversham Town, scoring 5 and keeping a clean sheet; a great result away from home

Andrews Sykes has been delighted to have been shirt sponsors for Charlton for the 2012/13 season – and we fully appreciate and share the club’s ‘family’ oriented values together with their fighting spirit under the leadership of Chris Powell, who has a great reputation within football.