Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello and welcome to the first of a new season of weekend Bostik Premier Division round-up’s here on my blog.
Update: If you’d like an audio version of the Bostik Lge round-up, add this URL – m.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/grassroots-football-show-extra-results-podcast-13th-august-2018/
Below are the results from the opening weekend’s league action.
Saturday 11th August
AFC Hornchurch 3 – 0 Leatherhead | Venue: Bridge Avenue | Att: 267
The Urchins provided returning boss Jimmy McFarlane and their fans with three valuable points in their return to Step 3. Goals from Bradley Warner [39′], Jay Porter [52′] & Sean Marks [64′] sent player-boss Nikki Bull’s Tanners to defeat in his first game in charge.
Bishop’s Stortford 1 – 1 Dorking Wanderers | Att: 274
Dorking held Stortford in this, their first-ever meeting having led just three minutes in through new signing Jason Prior. Adam Flint’s side responded with 20 minutes left through forward Jamie Cureton.
Burgess Hill Town 0 – 1 Potters Bar Town | Att: 383
The Scholars started their season superbly with a narrow win at Burgess Hill. Dernell Wynter got the only goal with ten minutes remaining here at Potters Bar look to consolidate their place in this division.
Folkestone Invicta 2 – 3 Enfield Town | Att: 449
Enfield came from behind to grab all three points. Kieron McCann gave Invicta the lead just seven minutes into the match before a Nat Blanks OG levelled things five minutes later. Ade Yussuf restored the hosts’ lead on 35 minutes before substitute Brandon Adam’s quick-fire brace [78′ & 79′] turned the course of this match to give Andy Leese’s side the win.
Haringey Borough 2 – 2 Bognor Regis Town | Venue: Coles Park | Att: 246
Haringey were held by Bognor in their opener at Coles Park. Bognor led a minute after the re-start through Jimmy Muitt before Joel Nouble restored parity four minutes later. Borough took the lead on 58 minutes through Karl Akinwande’s curler though that wasn’t the end of the scoring action, An OG [72′] secured the visitors a point.
Kingstonian 2 – 3 Brightlingsea Regent | Venue: King’s George’s Field | Att: 255
Regent started their season well with an excellent away win. Harvey Hodd’s brace [14′ & 24′] either side of Louie Theophanous’ strike [16′] gave the Essex side the advantage. Nine minutes into the second half, Billy Hunt made it 1 – 3 before substitute Muhammadu Faal’s late penalty halved the arrears.
Lewes 0 – 1 Carshalton Athletic | Venue: Dripping Pan | Att: 613
Carshalton defeated Lewes at the Dripping Pan in a battle of two newly-promoted sides. The only goal came just shy of the hour thanks to Ola Sogbanmu’s effort.
Margate 5 – 2 Corinthian-Casuals | Venue: Hartsdown Park | Att: 510
The ‘Gate smashed past Casuals to start their season with a win. Baselle Aristride [11′] and Tom Wynter [19′] put the hosts ahead before a goal-laden first-half was completed by Alex Brown’s long-range brace [38′ & 43′] and Frannie Collin’s goal on the stroke of half-time.
Casuals grabbed two after the break thanks to Warren Mfula [69’] and Gil Carvalho’s late goal though the day belonged to the hosts.
Merstham 0 – 3 Tonbridge Angels | Venue: Moatside | Att: 209
Tonbridge grabbed the points at Moatside. Jared Small’s 15th-minute header set the tone as an OG [37′] & Alex Reed’s third four minutes after the re-start sealed a dominant display for the Angels.
Whitehawk 4 – 2 Harlow Town | Att: 300
Harlow’s season didn’t start well as they went down to newcomers Whitehawk. Goode put ‘Hawk ahead with four minutes on the clock before Lucas Rodrigues’ double [21′ & 33′] pretty much sealed the contest. The hosts grabbed a fourth through Marsh-Brown six minutes before the break, after Andre McCollin [42′] had pulled one back for the visitors. A second-half OG did little to improve Town’s chances of grabbing a point as the hosts won out.
Worthing 2 – 1 Wingate & Finchley | Venue: Woodside | Att: 755
Worthing recovered from a goal down to attain the points at Woodside. Wingate led on 34 minutes thanks to Sean Cronin’s penalty though a brace from debutant Callum Kealy [39′ & 56′] turned the match on its head.
That’s all from the Bostik Premier for this week. Thanks for reading and have a good week.