Bostik Division North round-up (20.1.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a return of the Bostik North round-up, here on the blog. Ahead of this weekend’s action, there was approximately three months of the season remaining before the end-of-season play-offs take over proceedings in early May.

Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:

Saturday 20th January


AFC Sudbury 3 – 1  Barking

| Venue: King’s Marsh | Attendance: 169

The Suds first-half onslaught secured the win over out-of-form Barking at the Wardale Williams Stadium. The hosts led on eight minutes as Ryan Horne struck. Horne then doubled his account for the afternoon just four minutes afterward to put his side in the ascendency. Joe Whight’s penalty [34′] more of less sealed the points though Justin Gardner’s side did pull one back through a penalty of their own from Billy Jones ten minutes from time. The Suds obtained their first win in six league matches here, and they remain in 14th place. Barking’s poor run goes on with only one win in their last eight matches now.


Aveley  1 – 0  Bury Town

| Venue: Parkside   | Attendance: 281

Aveley grabbed a precious victory over Bury Town at Parkside. Ryan Cosson’s ninth-minute goal was enough to secure the hosts’ second success in their last nine matches, which sees them remain 19th but inch away from the relegation scrap. Bury Town’s second successive loss sees them remain in 9th place, six points away from a play-off berth.


Bowers & Pitsea P – P  Romford   | Venue: Len Salmon Stadium

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Canvey Island 0 – 3  Soham Town Rangers

| Venue: Park Lane   | Attendance: 252

Canvey’s inconsistent home form continued as Soham produced a strong display to record the victory at Park Lane. Thirteen minutes into the match, Callum Russell gave Rangers the lead before Jon Kaye doubled the advantage 15 minutes later. A late Russell spot-kick [81′] sealed a good afternoon’s work for the visitors. The Islanders succumbed to their fourth defeat in their last nine outings here, they remain 3rd though have arguably lost ground on the top two. Soham’s first win in six matches sees them rise to 15th spot.


Cheshunt  P – P  Waltham Abbey   | Venue: Theobalds Lane

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Dereham Town 0 – 0 AFC Hornchurch

| Venue: Aldiss Park   | Attendance: 146

Two of the division’s top-four battled to a stalemate at Aldiss Park. The Urchins have now conceded just 24 goals in 29 league matches so far this term. Dereham’s unbeaten record now extends to six matches while leaders Hornchurch have only been defeated once in their last nine matches, they now have a seven-point lead over Bowers & Pitsea in second place.


Haringey Borough 1 – 1 Grays Athletic

| Venue: Coles Park   | Attendance: 160


Grays battled back to claim a point on the 3G of Coles Park. Haringey led on the cusp of half-time through Derek Asamoah. Jamie Stuart’s side did regroup though and with 16 minutes remaining, influential midfielder Adeyinka Cole levelled to deny the hosts a much-needed victory. Boro’s mixed recent form continues with four wins from their last nine encounters now, and they reside in 7th place, outside the play-offs on goal difference. Grays remain 10th, six points off the play-off places following a good run of only three defeats in their last nine outings now.


Hertford Town  P – P Heybridge Swifts   | Venue: Hertingfordbury Park

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Maldon & Tiptree  P – P Potters Bar Town    | Venue: Park Drive

This match was also postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Mildenhall Town P – P  Witham Town   | Venue: Recreation Way

This match was also postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.


Norwich Utd  3 – 3  Tilbury   | Venue: Plantation Park   | Attendance: 76


Tilbury produced a gutsy display, coming from behind twice to grab a point at Plantation Park. The Planters led three minutes in through Liam Jackson, though that lead only lasted nine minutes as Tom Anderson levelled for Joe Keith’s men. Ex-Hullbridge winger Charlie Little struck on 21 minutes to give the Dockers the lead for the first time. Though that lead was short-lived as Nathan Stewart restored parity for Utd seven minutes afterward before Jackson [34′] grabbed his second of the afternoon as the hosts re-took the lead. Tilbury did claim a share of the spoils though through a late Jack Carlile spot-kick [87′]. Norwich Utd’s impressive unbeaten run now sits at seven matches as they reside in 21st spot, nine points clear of bottom side Cheshunt. Tilbury’s four-match losing run ended here and they sit 18th in the table.


Ware P – P Brentwood Town | Venue: Wodson Park

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Bostik Division South results – Sat 20th January

Ashford Utd  3 – 3 Hythe Town  | Venue: Homelands | Att: 397

Carshalton Athletic  5 – 1 East Grinstead Town  | Venue: | Att: 343

Cray Wanderers  1 – 2  Lewes  | Venue: Hayes Lane | Att: 516

Faversham Town  3 – 2  Phoenix Sports  | Venue: Salters Lane | Att: 216

Horsham 1 – 2  Herne Bay  | Venue:  | Venue: Culver Road | Att: 173

Molesey P – P  Greenwich Borough  | Venue: Walton Road
Shoreham P – P Chipstead  | Venue: Middle Road

South Park P – P  Guernsey   | Venue: Whitehall Lane

Thamesmead Town 2 – 4 Hastings Utd  | Venue: Princes Park | Att: 108

VCD Athletic  3 – 1  Sittingbourne  | Venue: Oakwood  | Att: 80

Walton Casuals  1 – 0 Ramsgate  | Venue: Elmbridge Sports Hub | Att: 108

Whyteleafe  2 – 1  Corinthian-Casuals  | Venue: Church Road  | Att: 183

That’s your lot for this week. Thanks for reading.

Author: survivor16b

I'm a Mental Health survivor (been surviving for years) & campaigner. I also like Music & Sport. This blog is centred on all things Non-League Football, mainly Match Reports of matches I've seen (mainly Essex Senior League (ESL) but also other Leagues) though it also houses the regular round-up's of the ESL action plus the Essex Olympian League divisions regularly. It also has the odd post about the scary world that we're all in, talking from a Mental Health perspective. Thank you for reading.

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