Ernie Batten made a single change to the side that thrashed Canterbury City during the week – Michael Freiter dropped to the bench with Richie Hamill starting in his place.
On 9 minutes an Helge Orome drop volley from outside the area was deflected wide for a corner. Richie Hamill curled the ball towards the near post where Jack Midson flicked into the net for 1-0 Sheppey. It was Midson’s 12th goal of the season.
With 23 minutes on the clock a Molloy long ball deceived the Holmesdale defenders and put Bennett through one-on-one with the keeper who guessed correctly and rescued the ball from the feet of Bennett as he tried to drag right.
The 2nd half saw Sheppey waste a number of chances. This included Aibangbee’s drive from the right, calling the keeper into action again. With 65 minutes on the clock Molloy pulled out a great save to deny Holmesdale a goal from a free-kick.
Sheppey shouted for a penalty on 82 minutes when Midson appeared to be clipped in the box, but all the Ites got was a booking for their skipper for the protest. On 84 minutes Midson headed down in the direction of Aibangbee but as he lined up a shot he got squeezed by a defender and screwed his attempt wide.
A late free kick presented to Holmesdale following a push by Sains was well charged down by Aikhionbare to ensure the Ites kept their first clean sheet in 4 games and grab another 3 points.
Full-Time: Sheppey United 1 Holmesdale 0
Sheppey Utd 11: Molloy, Smith, Birch, Howlett-Mundle, Sains, Orome, Bennett, Hamill, Aibangbee, Hudson, Midson
Subs Used: Aikhionbare (Hamill), Roberts (Hudson)
Suns Unused: Freiter, Allan, Hagan
Man of the match winner: Dan Birch