Ahead of the match, fans were able to play games on an inflatable football pitch, as well as enjoy free face painting and music. 11 lucky young fans won a lucky dip to walk out with the first team, whilst local resident Ruben Jagg was presented with a signed football by striker Matt Bodkin after winning the club’s half-time penalty shoot-out.
Hundreds of fans made the trip with friends and family and were further rewarded when Jordan Chiedozie scored in the second half to seal three points.
The Gate are in action again this Saturday as the magic of the FA Cup comes to Thanet. They take on East Grinstead at 3pm.
Ticket prices for the day are as always on Matchday with Adults £10, Concessions £8 and 11-17-year olds £5 with all under 11’s Free when accompanied by an Adult.