Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to this week’s round-up of Bostik North action with results from Bostik South. There were some crucial battles at the bottom and between play-off contenders this weekend. How did your side do?
Saturday 17th February
AFC Sudbury 1 – 0 AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 315
The Suds narrowly defeated Hornchurch at King’s Marsh. Joe Whight’s spot-kick 16 minutes from time was the difference-maker as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to six matches, they rise one place to 9th spot. The Urchins retained their 13-point cushion at the summit thanks to Bowers’ defeat at Cheshunt as the recent four-match winning run ended here.
Barking 3 – 1 Bury Town
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 91
Barking continued their play-off charge with a excellent win over mid-table Bury Town. Adem Ramadan broke the deadlock 12 minutes before the interval. Abs Seymour [16′] doubled that advantage before Kemo Darboe, on debut, secured the win with 20 minutes left. Bury nabbed a late consolation through Tommy Robinson though the visitors fell to their 5th loss in their last seven, dropping to 10th spot. Barking’s now four-match unbeaten run sees them retain 8th place, six points outside the play-offs.
Canvey Island 2 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 271
Canvey lept above the Jammers in the table after a good, battling win over fellow play-off chasing Maldon. James Walker gave the Gulls on eight minutes, before Ryan Charles [45′] gave Danny Heale’s side a two-goal cushion. Joe Ellul [48′] scored for the visitors though couldn’t find their way past Canvey ‘keeper Henry Newcombe afterwards. Canvey’s 4th win in their last seven sees them up to 3rd. Maldon drop to 6th.
Cheshunt: 2 – 1 Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue: Theobalds Lane | Att: 195
Cheshunt overcame promotion-seeking Bowers at Theobalds Lane. David Knight [21′] struck to gice Rob Small’s side the lead, though that advantage lasted three minutes before Kyle Roberts levelled for Craig Edwards’ side. The turnaround was complete thanks to Jack Lampe’s winner 13 minutes into the second half. Cheshunt’s second win in their last seven sees them iff the bottom, two points ahead of Romford. Bowers’ second loss in their last seven sees their lead over their rivals cut to six points with Canvey and Potters Bar both having 2 games in hand.
Dereham Town 2 – 2 Aveley | Venue: Aldiss Park | Att: 159
Dereham were twice pegged back by the Millers in this encounter at Aldiss Park. Rhys Logan got the opener for the hosts on seven minutes. Alex Stephenson restored parity for James Webster’s side on the half-hour. Sam Borrer [57′] restored the hosts’ lead though Aveley left with a point after Myles Keizer-Burrows’s injury-time leveller. Dereham drop to 5th after their 4th draw in their last seven outings. Aveley stay 19th as their unbeaten run stretched to six matches.
Grays Athletic 4 – 1 Witham Town | Venue: Parkside | Att: 192
A double of braces sealed Grays’ first win in five matches. A quick-fire Tommy Wade double [34′ & 37′] was followed by hot-shot Kieran Bishop’s third goal for the hosts two minutes later. Bishop [80′] secured the win with his 2nd before Aidara Moulaye got one back for Town though they fall four places to 17th spot. Grays stay 11th.
Hertford Town 0 – 1 Haringey Borough
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 258
Haringey Borough narrowly won at mid-table Hertford to keep up their top-six ambitions. Lawrence Yiga struck nine minutes into the second half to give Boro their third win in their last eight games and close to within a point of Maldon in 6th. Hertford drop to 14th following their 3rd loss in their last six.
Heybridge Swifts 3 – 1 Brentwood Town | Venue: Scraley Road | Att: 253
Heybridge’s first-half dominance saw them to victory at Scraley Road. Luke Callander’s sixth-minute spot-kick opened the scoring, before Ryan Henshaw [40′] and Harrison Chatting [42′] sealed the win. Luke Foster [83′] got one back for Town who suffered their fourth defeat in their last six, remaining 20th, seven points clear of the relegation place. Swifts rise to 12th after their third straight win.
Mildenhall Town 0 – 0 Potters Bar Town | Venue: Recreation Way | Att: 161
The Hall held Potters Bar at Recreation Way. The visitors drop to fourth though have only tasted defeat once in their last eight matches. Mildenhall drop one to 15th spot.
Tilbury 2 – 0 Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Chadfields | Att: 68
The Dockers secured the points thanks to goals from Kurt Smith [45′] and Jack Carlile [Pen 90′] and in doing so rise to 16th place, following their third win in their last seven games. Soham fall below their opponents here to 18th.
Waltham Abbey 3 – 1 Romford
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 103
Abbey prevailed in this battle of two our-of-form sides at Capershotts. Shad Ngandu was the hero for the hosts with a hat-trick [23′, 25′ & 90′]. Andrew Tirvanhu had earlier got one back for Romford on 34 minutes though Boro slip to the foot of the table, two points below Cheshunt after their seventh straight defeat. Abbey ended their own long winless run here and go up to 13th.
Ware 1 – 3 Norwich Utd
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 60
The Planters sealed a big win at Wodson Park to go level on points with Ware & Brentwood. Adam Hipperson once again was the visitors’ hero with a treble [33′, 42′ & (Pen) 64′] before Ahmed Abdullah scored a spot-kick [69′] for the hosts. Ware’s third straight loss sees them trade places with Utd, seven points clear of the bottom. Utd’s first win in five was a timely boost to their chances of survival.
Bostik Division South results – Sat 17.2.18
Chipstead 1- 2 Corinthian Casuals | Att: 125
Cray Wanderers 1 – 2 Carshalton Athletic | Att: 318
Faversham Town 0 – 2 Whyteleafe | Att: 192
Hastings Utd 2 – 3 Hythe Town | Att: 423
Herne Bay 3 – 1 Ramsgate | Att: 272
Horsham 2 – 1 Phoenix Sports | Att: 135
Lewes 2 – 0 Greenwich Borough | Att: 591
Molesey 1 – 1 Shoreham | Att: 39
Sittingbourne 1 – 2 East Grinstead Town | Att: 141
Thamesmead Town 3- 1 Ashford Utd | Att: 139
VCD Athletic 2 – 2 Guernsey | Att: 102
Walton Casuals 2 – 1 South Park | Att: 171