Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. Here’s a round-up of the action that transpired on Saturday 23rd September, followed by the updated table. Enjoy.
For the round-up on Bostik Division North action from 23rd September, visit survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/23/bl-div-nth-sth-r-up-23-9-17/
Bostik Premier Division
Billericay Town 1 – 0 Tooting & Mitcham Utd
Venue: New Lodge | Attendance: 1,104
Billericay struck at the death to secure another three points at New Lodge. The visitors were reduced to ten men on 64 minutes as Jordan Wilson was dismissed for two bookings. ‘Ricay were also a man light with 13 minutes remaining as Rob Swaine was given a straight red card. The hosts scraped the win though as Ricky Modeste’s goal in added time secured Town’s seventh straight league win. Tooting have yet to taste victory thus far this term.
Burgess Hill Town 0 – 1 Tonbridge Angels
Venue: The Green Elephant Stadium | Attendance: 462
Tonbridge edged Burgess Hill to claim the points. The only goal came from Alexander Akrofi on 71 minutes. Steve McKimm’s side held on to claim their third win of the season.
Dorking Wanderers 3 – 2 Brightlingsea Regent
Venue: London Road | Attendance: 223
Dorking held off a second-half comeback by Regent to claim the win at London Road. Dorking led on nine minutes as Dan Pearse put them ahead. A penalty from Billy Hunt levelled things on 32 minutes before James McShane put the hosts back ahead a minute later. Wanderers led 3-1 at the break as Tom Tolfrey struck a minute before half-time. Substitute Aaron Condon pulled one back with 15 minutes left. Dorking held on though to record their third win this term. Regent are now without a win in their last three league matches.
Dulwich Hamlet 4 – 0 Leatherhead
Venue: Champion Hill | Attendance: 1,752
Dulwich comfortably defeated the Tanners at Champion Hill. Muhammadu Faal gave Hamlet the lead four minutes in. Goals from Kenny Beaney (23’) and Faal’s second (43’) put the hosts clear at the interval. Nyren Clunis made the points safe with the fourth eight minutes after the break. This was Dulwich’s fourth win of the season, while being Leatherhead’s third loss of the campaign.
Folkestone Invicta 3 – 2 Hendon
Venue: The Fullicks Stadium | Attendance: 457
Invicta recovered to get all three points at the Fullicks. A quick-fire brace from Niko Muir (47’ & 49’) gave Hendon the advantage. Adam Yusuff’s spot-kick on 51 minutes pulled one back for Folkestone before goals from Joshua Vincent (70’) & Joseph Taylor (84’) sealed the turn-around and gave Invicta their fourth win of the season. This was Hendon’s first loss in four league matches.
Kingstonian 6 – 0 Harlow Town
Venue: Feltcham Grove | Attendance: 223
The K’s smashed Harlow in a big win at Feltcham Grove. Kingstonian led 4-0 at the break thanks to goals from Tom Collins (21’), Tom Derry (32’), Toby Little (37’) and Lewis Taylor (45’). Craig Edwards’ side completed the scoring after the break thanks to Collins’ second on 62 minutes and Kane Haysman on 74 minutes. The K’s have now won three out of their last four league matches while the visitors have been defeated five times this season so far.
Leiston 3 – 0 Metropolitan Police
Venue: Victory Road | Attendance: 256
Leiston saw off the challenge of Met Police at Victory Road. Matt Blake put the Blues ahead on 29 minutes before Joe Marsden doubled the lead three minutes before the break. A late third by substitute Robert Eagle sealed Leiston’s fifth win this term.
Margate 1 – 1 Harrow Borough
Venue: Hartsdown Park | Attendance: 552
Margate were held by Harrow in front of a decent crowd at Hartsdown Park. Orlando Smith gave the hosts the lead on 59 minutes before Adam Richards levelled right on the 90 minute mark to claim a point for Boro. The Gate are now unbeaten in three league matches.
Needham Market 2 – 2 Enfield Town
Venue: Bloomfields | Attendance: 304
Needham had to come from behind to salvage a draw at Bloomfields. Luke Ingram put the hosts ahead five minutes before the break. A Darryl Coakley OG levelled on 52 minutes before Jack Higgs gave Enfield the lead with nine minutes to play. Needham restored parity late on through Dan Morphew’s spot-kick. The Marketmen haven’t won in four league matches now.
Staines Town 3 – 1 Lowestoft Town
Venue: Wheatsheaf Park | Attendance: 199
Staines came from behind to get the points at Wheatsheaf Park. Jacek Zielonka initially gave Lowie the lead nine minutes in. That lead lasted three minutes before Mohamed Bettamer levelled. Staines sealed the comeback with a brace from Jonathan Hippolyte (28’ & 57’), securing their fourth win of the campaign. Lowie have now lost four of their last five league matches.
Thurrock 1 – 1 Merstham
Venue: Ship Lane Attendance: 116
Merstham fought back to claim a point at Ship Lane. Ex-pro Dennis Oli gave Mark Stimson’s side the lead three minutes into the match though Sahr Kabba pulled the visitors level on 28 minutes. The Fleet haven’t won in their last four league matches now while Merstham have drawn their last three matches.
Wingate & Finchley 1 – 0 Worthing
Venue: Summers Lane Attendance: 125
In-form Wingate edged struggling Worthing at Summers Lane. Rob Laney got the only goal five minutes before half-time to give the hosts their sixth straight league win of the season.
Bostik Premier Division table (after Saturday 23rd September matches)
|3||Wingate & Finchley||8||6||0||2||+6||18|
|17||Burgess Hill Town||8||2||3||3||-3||9|
|23||Tooting & Mitcham Utd||8||0||3||5||-14||3|