Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Isthmian League Division North on Sat 14th October (reduced by one fixture due to the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round) and the updated table (below), followed by the results from Bostik Division South from the same day. Thanks for reading.
Saturday 14th October
Bostik Division North
AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 Bowers & Pitsea
Venue: Bridge Avenue | Attendance: 211
The Urchins picked up a narrow win at Bridge Avenue. Brad Warner haunted his old club by getting the winner ten minutes from time as Hornchurch grabbed their eighth win of the league campaign and remain unbeaten so far this term. To be fair, this was only Bowers’ second defeat in their last five league matches.
AFC Sudbury 2 – 1 Romford
Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium | Attendance: 222
Sudbury withstood a second-half comeback from the visitors to get all three points at the Wardale Williams Stadium. Jamie Eaton-Collins gave the hosts the lead just two minutes in. Greg Akpele levelled for Boro on 62 minutes though Sudbury’s lead was restored nine minutes later as Jake Clowsley got the eventual winner to give the Suds their fourth win in their last five league matches. Romford’s winless streak now extends to nine matches.
Aveley 2 – 2 Soham Town Rangers
Venue: Parkside | Attendance: 262
The ‘new dawn’ under James Webster’s stewardship started with a point at Parkside. Jordan Watson put the Millers ahead on 13 minutes before Adam Bolle doubled the lead eight minutes later. Soham roared back into the contest after the break as on the hour Lee Chaffey reduced the Greens’ arrears and then late on, Craig Gillies snatched a point for the visitors. Aveley have still only won one of their last five league matches while Soham have a similar recent league record.
Barking 1 – 3 Mildenhall Town
Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Attendance: 60
Mildenhall’s good recent run continued with victory at Mayesbrook Park. A spot-kick from Shaun Avis six minutes before the break put the Hall ahead. The visitors had a two-goal cushion at the interval as Daniel Brown struck on the stroke of half-time. Brown completed his brace seven minutes into the second period. The Blues pulled one back through substitute Sam Shaban on 66 minutes though Barking’s winless run now stands at four league matches. Mildenhall have now won three of their last five league matches.
Brentwood Town 1 – 1 Cheshunt
Venue: Brentwood Arena | Attendance: 129
Brentwood had to battle to secure a point at the Brentwood Arena. A Brendan Cavalier OG unwittingly put the Ambers ahead on 33 minutes though substitute Brad Hunter struck with two minutes remaining to grab a share of the spoils.
Bury Town 1 – 2 Maldon & Tiptree
Venue: Ram Meadow | Attendance: 338
Maldon secured a narrow win, watched by a good crowd at Ram Meadow. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe’s penalty put the Jammers ahead on 57 minutes. Though that lead only lasted nine minutes before Ricky Spriggs levelled things for Town. Kieran Bailey got the winner with 13 minutes remaining. Kevin Horlock’s had to see out the last few moments with ten men as Dexter Peter was dismissed late on. Town have now lost three of their last five league matches while Maldon are now unbeaten in five league matches.
Dereham Town 3 – 1 Potters Bar Town
Venue: Aldiss Park | Attendance: 141
Dereham comfortably saw off the challenge of the Scholars at Aldiss Park. Jamie Forshaw gave the Magpies a second-minute lead before hot-shot Daniel Beaumont doubled the lead only four minutes later. Forshaw struck again seven minutes before the break to put Neal Simmons’ side in a commanding position. Substitute Pierre Etienne grabbed a late consolation for the visitors, with two minutes remaining as Dereham secured their third consecutive league win.
Norwich Utd 2 – 0 Waltham Abbey
Venue: Plantation Park | Attendance: 88
Norwich Utd secured a good win over Abbey at Plantation Park. Hafeez Sanusi’s 25th-minute goal put the Planters ahead and Adam Hipperson put them clear three minutes after half-time. Abbey were a man down with seven minutes left to play as Spencer Harrison was dismissed for two bookings. Norwich claimed their second win of the season and also moved off the foot of the table.
Tilbury 1 – 2 Hertford Town
Venue: Chadfields | Attendance: 95
Hertford came from behind to claim the points at Chadfields. Emiel Aiken put the hosts ahead on 25 minutes. Hertford struck back two minutes before the interval as Brett O’Connor levelled. An unfortunate Charlie Little OG with 14 minutes left handed Town their fourth win of the league campaign.
Ware 0 – 5 Grays Athletic
Venue: Wodson Park | Attendance: 98
Grays got a long-awaited triumph at Wodson Park. A Prince Madu OG on 29 minutes set Ath on their way though Sam Cross made it two just three minutes later. After the break, the visitors more than completed the job as recent signing & substitute Tim Monsheju made it three on 63 minutes before late goals from Kieran Bishop [83’] and Monsheju’s second [90’] sealed the points for Jamie Stuart’s side. Even though Stanley Muguo’s dismissal late on left them a man light, it was still a great afternoon for the visitors, who claimed their first win in eight league matches here.
Witham Town 1 – 3 Canvey Island
Venue: Spa Road | Attendance: 141
Canvey strode on to record another three points at Spa Road. George Sykes put the Islanders ahead on eight minutes before Sykes struck again twelve minutes later to put his side in a good position. Usman Adeniji’s goal [27’] halved the deficit though Sykes completed his hat-trick with twenty minutes remaining to give the visitors their sixth straight league win. Witham’s winless streak now stands at seven matches.
Bostik Division North Table (after 14th October matches)
|4||Bowers & Pitsea||12||7||1||4||+11||22|
|7||Maldon & Tiptree||10||5||2||3||+3||17|
|8||Potters Bar Town||10||5||1||4||+4||16|
|16||Soham Town Rangers||12||3||4||5||-3||13|
Bostik Division South
Saturday 14th October
Ashford Utd 1 – 1 East Grinstead Town | Venue: Homelands | Att: 260
Chipstead 0 – 2 Thamesmead Town | Venue: High Road | Att: 61
Cray Wanderers 4 – 2 Corinthian Casuals | Venue: Hayes Lane | Att: 148
Greenwich Borough 2 – 1 South Park | Venue: DGS Stadium | Att: 101
Guernsey 2 – 1 Carshalton Athletic | Venue: Footes Lane | Att: 705
Hastings Utd 1 – 0 Faversham Town | Venue: The Pilot Field | Att: 339
Herne Bay 1 – 0 Walton Casuals | Venue: Winch’s Field | Att: 232
Hythe Town 1 – 0 Whyteleafe | Venue: Reachfields | Att: 212
Molesey 3 – 4 Phoenix Sports | Venue: Walton Road | Att: 61
Ramsgate 1 – 0 Horsham | Venue: Southwood | Att: 166
Shoreham 0 – 4 Sittingbourne | Venue: Middle Road | Att: 108
VCD Athletic 1 – 2 Lewes | Venue: Oakwood | Att: 125