The Ites welcomed back Jack Midson who started as a lone striker with Junior Aikhionbare and Taurean Roberts playing on each flank. Lex Allan came in for Ashley Sains whilst Richie Hamill started in midfield instead of Liam Gillies.
The Ites had the better of the play in the second half, especially as the game grew with Aibangbee giving the Erith left back a torrid time. However, on three separate incidents great defending by Allan, Orome and Birch denied the home side.
Aibangbee almost doubled the Ites lead when he slid to meet a Wilson cross but his touch could only deflect the ball over the bar. He then turned provider on 82 minutes, beating his man to then whip over a cross which Junior Aikhionbare rammed into the back of the net from close range for 2-0. Aikhionbare almost grabbed a second a few minutes later after latching onto a Bennett through ball but as he drew the keeper wide he ran out of room to get goalward.
Full-Time: Erith Town 0 Sheppey United 2
Sheppey Utd 11: Molloy, Birch, Tenyue, Allan, Howlett-Mundle, Hamill, Orome, Aikhionbare, Roberts, Bennett, Midson
Subs Used: Wilson (Howlett-Mundle), Aibangbee (Midson), Hudson (Roberts)
Suns Unused: Freeman, Hagan
Man of the match winner: Lex Allan
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