Written by Scott W (Twitter: ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to the round-up of the action that took place in the Isthmian League Division North on Tuesday night, coupled with results from Bostik Division South in midweek. Enjoy.
Monday 2nd September
Aveley 1 – 3 Waltham Abbey
Venue: Parkside | Attendance: 266
Abbey grabbed a good win at Parkside in the sole Monday night match. Hot-shot Christian Assombalonga gave the visitors the lead after 16 minutes. Shad Ngandu doubled the lead on 33 minutes. After the break, Daniel Rimmel made the points safe with a third twelve minutes from time. Substitute Billy Coyne’s penalty three minutes from time was scant consolation for Terry Spillane’s men. Abbey had substitute Petrit Elbi dismissed late on though they still recorded their fourth league win of the season.
Tuesday 3rd October
AFC Hornchurch 2 – 2 Grays Athletic
Venue: Bridge Avenue | Attendance: 222
Grays hit back to end the Urchins’ 100% start to the campaign at Bridge Avenue. Sam Cross gave the visitors the lead nine minutes before half-time. Leon MCKenzie levelled for Hornchurch, before substitute Theo Fairweather-Johnson put the hosts ahead on 75 minutes. Grays sealed a point four minutes through Jack Fowler to end a five-match losing run in the league.
AFC Sudbury 1 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree
Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium | Attendance: 170
Maldon fought back to claim a draw at ten-man Sudbury. Louis Blake put the Suds ahead on 63 minutes though they were a man short after Alfie Carroll picked up two bookings in five minutes, being dismissed on 78 minutes. A minute later, Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe scored a spot-kick to give the Jammers a point and extend their unbeaten league run to four matches.
Barking 1 – 2 Haringey Borough
Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Attendance: 79
Haringey defeated Barking to claim their sixth straight league win. Jorge Dtassi-Sambu gave the visitors the lead on the hour, before Anthony McDonald extended the lead five minutes later. Albert Levett ulled a goal back for Justin Gardner’s side a minute from time though the hosts’ recent four-match unbeaten run ended with this defeat.
Brentwood Town 2 – 1 Potters Bar Town
Venue: Brentwood Arena | Attendance: 87
Brentwood produced a comeback to defeat Potters Bar at the Brentwood Arena. Eoin Casey’s penalty after 20 minutes gave the Scholars the lead though Matt Price levelled 14 minutes later. It may have looked like a stalemate was coming though with seven minutes to play, substitute Brad Hunter struck to hand Brentwood their third league win of the season.
Bury Town 4 – 2 Hertford Town
Venue: Ram Meadow | Attendance: 231
Bury Town did most of the damage in the first-half to claim the win at Ram Meadow. Bradley Barber put the hosts ahead on 16 minutes, before Cemal Ramadan doubled the lead nine minutes before half-time. Ramadan struck from the spot two minutes after the re-start to give the hosts a commanding advantage. Darren Mills pretty much sealed the win three minutes later though late goals from Hertford’s Jay Lovell (80’) and Ollie Sharman (90’+3) gave Gavin Kelsey’s side some consolation.
Norwich Utd 0 – 3 Soham Town Rangers
Venue: Plantation Park | Attendance: 115
Soham ended the hosts’ hopes of a second straight win with a good display at Plantation Park. Lewis Clayton put the visitors ahead on the quarter-hour before Joe Carden doubled the lead three minutes after the re-start. James Tricks made the win safe with 22 minutes remaining. This was Soham’s third win of the league season.
Tilbury 2 – 6 Canvey Island
Venue: Chadfields | Attendance: 112
Canvey produced a sumptuous display to record their fifth straight league win. Sam Collins put the visitors ahead 13 minutes in, though Ryan Melaugh levelled on 36 minutes. Mitchell Gilbey gave the Islanders the lead again two minutes later. Adam Vyse levelled for the Dockers three minutes before the break. After the break, the visitors struck three times in 25 minutes to seal the points, Gilbey getting his brace on 51 minutes, Elliott Warren on 59 minutes and substitute Ryan Charles ten minutes afterward before Collins struck two minutes from time to seal his double and extend Canvey’s unbeaten league run to nine matches.
Ware 3 – 1 Cheshunt
Venue: Wodson Park | Attendance: 88
Ware took the points against out-of-form Cheshunt at Wodson Park. Elliot Charles put the Blues ahead on the quarter-hour. Hot-shot Yannick Kamanan made it two on 24 minutes though Manny Osei brought the Ambers back into it on the stroke of half-time. Kamanan got his second late on to seal Ware’s fourth win in their last six league matches.
Witham Town 0 – 2 Bowers & Pitsea
Venue: Spa Road | Attendance: 66
Bowers sealed the win with a quick-fire brace in the second-half at Spa Road. Ben Sartain ‘got the ball rolling’ with the opener on 61 minutes before James Thomas gave Rob Small’s side the initiative nine minutes later. Witham are now winless in their last five league matches.
Tuesday 3rd October
Bostik Division South
Ashford Utd 0 – 4 South Park | Venue: Homelands | Att: 191
Chipstead 1 – 1 Walton Casuals | Venue: High Road | Att: 94
Greenwich Borough 2 – 0 Corinthian Casuals | Venue: DGS Stadium | Att: 162
Hastings Utd 2 – 0 Carshalton Athletic | Venue: The Pilot Field | Att: 298
Herne Bay 0 – 1 Sittingbourne | Venue: Winch’s Field | Att: 263
Hythe Town 2 – 1 Thamesmead Town | Venue: Reachfields | Att: 153
Molesey 4 – 2 East Grinstead Town | Venue: Walton Road | Att: 53
Ramsgate 3 – 2 Faversham Town | Venue: Southwood | Att: 186
Shoreham 1 – 2 Horsham | Venue: Middle Road | Att: 132
VCD Athletic 3 – 3 Whyteleafe | Venue: Oakwood | Att: 91
Wednesday 4th October
Cray Wanderers v Phoenix Sports | Venue: Hayes Lane |
Guernsey v Lewes | Venue: Footes Lane |