Written by Scott W (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)
Hello and welcome to my round-up of Bostik Premier action this weekend. How did your side do?
Friday 24th August
Kingstonian 0 – 1 Dorking Wanderers | King George’s Field | Att: 322
In the start of the weekend’s action, Dorking narrowly won at King’s George’s Field. Matt Briggs got the only goal on 61 minutes to assist Marc White’s side to their second win of the season. The K’s have lost three of their first four matches so far.
Saturday 25th August
AFC Hornchurch 1 – 1 Bognor Regis Town | Bridge Avenue | Att: 231
The Urchins recovered to claim another point in their journey back in the division. Daniel Smith gave Bognor the lead eight minutes before half-time. Sean Marks [49′] levelled things and the stalemate prevailed, which preserves both clubs’ unbeaten record.
Bishops Stortford 1 – 1 Leatherhead | Woodside Park | Att: 260
Stortford recovered from going behind to claim a point. Shaun Okojie continued his fine start to the season by putting the Tanners ahead on 43 minutes. Jake Cass restored parity late on with a goal on debut though the hosts here are still searching for a first win of the season.
Burgess Hill Town 1 – 6 Enfield Town | Leylands Park | Att: 423
Enfield Town smashed the Hillians at Leylands Park. The visitors were in a commanding position at half-time thanks to Liam Hope’s opener on the quarter-hour plus goals from Matt Johnson [28′] and Sam Youngs [34′]. The rout continued after the break as Johnson got his second on 50 minutes. Pat Harding pulled one back for the demoralised hosts with 15 minutes left Youngs [85′] matched Johnson’s efforts before Ryan Blackman added a late sixth to secure Enfield’s third win of the season. Burgess Hill have only a point from four games.
Folkestone Invicta 3 – 2 Harlow Town | Cheriton Road | Att: 374
This encounter had twists & turns in abundance. Invicta led on 22 minutes through Ade Yusuff though Harlow levelled 12 minutes later through Jason Raad. After the re-start, Invicta re-took the lead through Kieron McCann [54′] and extended it thanks to Jerald Aboagye’s strike [63′]. Yusuff was dismissed for dissent and Harlow made it a nervy end through Emile Acquah’s goal [90′]. Folkestone held on for their third win of the season, Harlow are still winless thus far this term.
Margate 0 – 2 Tonbridge Angels | Hartsdown Park | Att: 648
The Angels continued their unbeaten start to the season with victory at Margate. Goals from Tom Beere [28′] and Alex Read [48′] did the business for the visitors, who have won three of their four matches and interestingly have not conceded a goal as yet. The Gate fell to their second defeat this term.
Merstham 1 – 0 Brightlingsea Regent | Moatside | Att: 106
The hosts edged this encounter thanks to Michael Abnett’s goal on 63 minutes. The Moatsiders will be relieved to get their first win of the new season here while Regent suffered their third loss in four games.
Whitehawk 2 – 3 Wingate & Finchley | Enclosed Ground | Att: 277
The Hawks started well but ultimately fell to defeat at the Enclosed Ground. Jason Williams [28′] struck for the hosts though Wingate turned the tide through a brace of Marc Weatherstone penalties [37′ & 45′]. Marc Charles-Smith [83′] saw the visitors home with their third before Luke Emberson halved the deficit a minute from time though Whitehawk suffered their first loss in a match which saw Wingate’s first win of the new term.
That’s all for now. The Bostik Prem round-up will return soon.