Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to another round of the Bostik North round-up, here on the blog. This article looks at the action on Bank Holiday Monday as the division returns following the FA Cup Prelim Rd just two days previously.
Monday 27th August
Aveley 3 – 1 Grays Athletic | Parkside (3G) | Att: 391
Aveley produced a stirring comeback to hand Grays another defeat in the Parkside derby. Ath led eight minutes after half-time through Dennis Oli’s strike though three goals in the last twenty minutes turned the course of the match. Shad Ngandu [70′] levelled before Andy Freemman’s strike [72′] rapidly followed. Alex Teniola’s 90th-minute goal crushed any doubt of where the points were going.
Basildon Utd 1 – 0 Great Wakering Rovers | Gardiners Close | Att: 249
The Bees won this battle of the two promoted sides from last season’s Essex Senior League into this division. Joe Turpin’s 2nd-minute strike was the difference in front of nearly 250 at Gardiners Close. Marc Harrison’s side secured their second straight win here.
Brentwood Town 1 – 0 Barking | The Brentwood Arena | Att: 137
The Battle of the Blues saw Brentwood edge to a important win at the Brentwood Arena. Connor Martin’s goal [27′] was the difference in a tight contest which continued Barking’s poor start to the season.
Bury Town 1 – 0 Soham Town Rangers | Ram Meadow | Att: 490
A bumper crowd saw Bury Town edge to victory in a match where both sides ended up with ten men. Tanner Call was the goal-scoring hero after his 22nd-minute strike though Ryan Jolland for the hosts and Lee Chaffey were both sent off with 20 minutes remaining. Bury secured their first league win while Soham remain winless in the league.
Coggeshall Town 2 – 0 Witham Town | West Street |
Coggeshall won this local derby at West Street. Goals from Ross Wall [6′] and Nnamdi Nwachuku [64′] secured the points for the newly-promoted side & their first win in the league.
Dereham Town 0 – 1 Felixstowe & Walton Utd | Aldiss Park | Att: 207
Felixstowe continued their decent league start with a good win at Aldiss Park. Jordan Matthews struck on the cusp of half-time which ended up being the winner to give Utd their second league win of the season.
Maldon & Tiptree 3 – 2 Heybridge Swifts | Park Drive | Att: 389
The Jammers overcame Swifts at Park Drive in a hard-fought contest. The visitors led through Ryan Henshaw on 21 minutes. The hosts powered back into the match with strikes from Decarrey Sheriff [23′] and Shane Cojocarel [35′]. Seven minutes after the break, Joe Gardner put Jody Brown’s side back on terms though Cojocarel struck again [55′] to eventually give Wayne Brown’s team the victory to keep their unbeaten start and end Swifts’ one as well.
Mildenhall Town 3 – 3 AFC Sudbury | Recreation Way | Att: 267
The Hall struck late to deny the Suds in an enthralling contest. John Sands put the hosts ahead in the first minute before Callum Harrison levelled seven minutes before half-time. The visitors took the lead through a James Seymour OG [57′] though Thomas Debenham restored parity five minutes afterward.
Harrison got his second with three minutes left though just when the visitors may have thought they’d grab the win, Debenham matched his opposite number for goals in the game with a 90th-minute equalizer.Town are yet to win this term.
Tuesday 28th August
Bowers & Pitsea v Canvey Island | Parkside (3G) |
Romford v Tilbury | Rookery Hill |
That’s all for this round-up, thanks for reading.