Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome another round-up of the action in the Bostik League Division North here on my blog. Here’s the round-up of the action that took place on Bank Holiday Monday, followed by a run-down of the results in Bostik League Division South on the same day. Enjoy.
Monday 28th August
AFC Hornchurch 4 – 1 Romford
Venue: Bridge Avenue Attendance: 244
The Urchins continued their fine start to the season with victory at Bridge Avenue. Kenzer Lee put the hosts ahead five minutes after the break, before Brad Warner doubled the lead only two minutes later. The quick-salvo was complete as George Purcell’s penalty on 58 minutes made it 3-0. Jamie Dicks grabbed a consolation for Romford with 21 minutes left though Warner got his second in injury-time to seal a handsome win for Jimmy McFarlane’s men.
AFC Sudbury 0 – 2 Mildenhall Town
Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium Attendance: 270
Mildenhall pulled off a decent win at Sudbury. Jacob Brown gave the visitors the lead just past the hour, before Danny Crow sealed the points with 21 minutes remaining to give the Hall three good points.
Canvey Island 3 – 0 Bowers & Pitsea
Venue: Park Lane Attendance: 319
I attended this match and for the full match report, it’s here – survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/report-canvey-3-0-bowers-bln/
Grays Athletic 4 – 2 Aveley
Venue: Parkside Attendance: 322
Grays came from behind to claim a good win in the first Parkside derby against landlords Aveley. Michael Osei put Aveley ahead on 20 minutes, before Joao Carlos levelled with nine minutes of the first half remaining. Kieran Bishop tucked away a penalty on the stroke of half-time to give Grays the lead. Glenn Wilson made it 3-1 with 18 minutes left before Kiernan Hughes-Mason first goal for the club sealed the win for Jamie Stuart’s side. Aveley got a late consolation from substitute Adam Bolle’s late penalty.
Haringey Borough 3 – 2 Cheshunt
Venue: Coles Park Attendance: 155
Haringey fought back to narrowly defeat Cheshunt at Coles Park. Cheshunt took the lead through Mark Summers’ goal after 12 minutes. Michael O’Donoghue levelled for Borough, before Ralston Gabriel’s penalty put the hosts ahead with 12 minutes left. Jason Hallett equalised for the Ambers with five minutes to play, though Ramii Sherriff sealed the points for Tom Loizou’s side with moments to spare.
Hertford Town 1 – 1 Potters Bar Town
Venue: Hertfordingbury Park Attendance: 333
This intriguing tussle between these newcomers to the division ended all-square. Eoin Casey gave Potters Bar the lead nine minutes before the break. Hertford levelled just before half-time through Tommy Wade’s goal. The visitors had to play the last nine minutes with ten men as Lee O’Leary was dismissed.
Heybridge Swifts 5 – 0 Maldon & Tiptree
Venue: Scraley Road Attendance: 329
Heybridge thumped ten-man Maldon at Scraley Road. The hosts led after just three minutes as Ryan Henshaw struck. They made it two after only 12 minutes as Harrison Chatting scored to give them a cushion. Sam Bantick added to the Jammers’ pain only four minutes later to make it 3-0. And a forgettable afternoon got worse for the visitors Nicholas Akoto saw red 19 minutes from time. Late goals from substitutes Joe Gardner & Joshua Fagbohun (pen) sealed the rout for Jody Brown’s side.
Norwich Utd 1 – 3 Dereham Town
Venue: Plantation Park Attendance: 194
Dereham pulled off a good away-day win at Plantation Park. Ashley Jarvis gave the Magpies the lead ten minutes in, before grabbing his and his team’s second 12 minutes before the break. Jarvis then completed an excellent hat-trick on 75 minutes. Both sides saw a player dismissed with eight minutes to go, Andy Eastaugh for Utd and David Hinton for Dereham. Liam Jackson grabbed a late consolation for the Planters two minutes from time.
Soham Town Rangers 2 – 2 Bury Town
Venue: Julius Martin Lane Attendance: 230
Bury fought back to claim a point at Julius Martin Lane. Soham led through Lewis Endacott’s goal on 11 minutes. Matt Allan extended the lead with eight minutes of the first period left. The tables turned though after the break as half-time substitute Ollie Hughes scored a minute after coming on. Fellow replacement Darren Mills sealed a point for Ben Chenery’s side just past the hour.
Tilbury 2 – 1 Brentwood Town
Venue: Chadfields Attendance: 109
Tilbury edged Brentwood to claim the win at Chadfields. Adam Vyse gave the Dockers the lead after ten minutes, before Luke Hornsley doubled the lead with 25 minutes to play. Matt Price grabbed a goal back for the Blues though Gary Henty’s side held on.
Ware 2 – 1 Waltham Abbey
Venue: Wodson Park Attendance: 93
Ware came from behind to grab another win at Wodson Park. Christian Assombalonga gave Abbey the lead on the half-hour. After the break, Marcus Milner levelled for the hosts. Right on the stroke of full-time, Yannick Kamanan popped up again to seal all three points for Kem Kemal’s side.
Witham Town 1 – 0 Barking
Venue: Spa Road Attendance: 110
It was a case of ‘fine margins’ again for Barking as Witham secured a narrow win at Spa Road. Tim Monsheju got the only goal of the match just before the hour mark to give Adam Flint’s side the win.
Bostik League Division South results
Monday 28th August
Chipstead 1 – 2 Whyteleafe Venue: High Road Att: 103
Corinthian Casuals 2 – 4 Carshalton Athletic Venue: King George’s Field Att: 242
Faversham Town 0 – 3 Herne Bay Venue: Salters Lane Att: 238
Greenwich Borough 3 – 0 Phoenix Sports Venue: DGS Stadium Att: 204
Hastings Utd 1 – 2 Lewes Venue: The Pilot Field Att: 699
Horsham 2 – 1 Guernsey Venue: Goring’s Mead Att: 206
Hythe Town 4 – 1 Ramsgate Venue: Att: 185
Molesey 1 – 2 Walton Casuals Venue: Walton Road Att: 116
Shoreham 0 – 3 Cray Wanderers Venue: Middle Road Att: 152
Sittingbourne 0 – 0 Ashford Utd Venue: Woodstock Park Att: 207
South Park 3 – 1 East Grinstead Town Venue: Whitehall Lane Att: 146
VCD Athletic 3 – 1 Thamesmead Town Venue: Oakwood Att: 64
Thank you for reading. If you’d like to catch up on Saturday 26th August round-up from Bostik Division North, add this URL: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/bostik-div-n-s-r-m3/