Round–up: Bostik Division North (Sat 12 Jan) [BLN 13.1.19]

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 Saturday 12th January. How did your side do?
Saturday 12th january 2019

 

Aveley  3 – 2   Felixstowe & Walton Utd    | Parkside (3G) | Att: 294

The Millers had to rally to continue their good run at Parkside. Tom Richardson nabbed the first of the contest on 12 minutes for the home side though a quick double for the visitors from Rhys Henry [23′] and Jack Ainsley [29′] did threaten a upset. Shad Ngandu’s penalty five minutes into the second-half vanquished that idea though and Andy Freeman continued his fine form in front of goal with the winner with 15 minutes left. Only one defeat in their last eleven games has helped them up to 3rd place, while Felixstowe have only managed one win in their last eight games, falling to 14th spot.

 

Basildon Utd  0 – 3  Tilbury   |  Gardiners Close  | Att: 168

Ex-Bees boss Marc Harrison extended his old club’s dismal form as the Dockers won at Gardiners Close. George Sykes broke the stalemate just shy of the half-hour before another brace for the prolific Lewis Smith [44′ & 73′] saw Tilbury to the points and extended their impressive form with only one loss in their last nine matches, which takes them up to 8th place. Basildon’s fourth loss on-the-trot sees them fall to 13th.

 

Bowers & Pitsea   3 – 0  AFC Sudbury  | Len Salmon Stadium (3G)  | Att: 124

Bowers grabbed their 6th win in their last seven outings with a a strong second-half display to defeat Sudbury. Skipper Martyn Stokes  powered Rob Small’s side ahead on 52 minutes, before Brad Warner [76′] and James Thomas [90′] goals helped Bowers to retain their three-point lead at the summit. The Suds drop one to 7th.

Brentwood Town   3 – 2  Great Wakering Rovers  | Brentwood Arena | Att: 143

Brentwood emerged from a ding-dong battle with Wakering with the points. Former Town forward Shomari Barnwell broke the deadlock after only seven minutes though the home side quickly levelled through Ernest Okoh’s goal six minutes afterward. Two goals in six minutes saw Town take the lead as Alfie Hilton struck four minutes after the break before Okoh’s second of the afternoon on 55 minutes saw the visitors face a challenge to get anything from the game. Jake Gordon’s spot-kick on the hour halved the arrears though George Cox’s dismissal on 74′ made it harder and Rovers’ third straight loss sees them only four points clear of trouble in 15th. Brentwood’s fourth win in their last seven sees them up to 11th.

 

Bury Town  1 – 1  Canvey Island  | Ram Meadow  | Att: 311

Canvey were stunned by a late leveller by in-form hosts Bury Town. Josh Hutchinson continued his fine season with the opening strike on six minutes to put the Islanders ahead though an injury-time strike by Kyran Clements denied Mark Bentley’s side all three points. The hosts haven’t won in three now though sit ninth, a point clear of Canvey who haven’t lost in three games though are ten points off the play-offs in 10th.

 

Coggeshall Town  3 – 0  Soham Town Rangers  | West Street  | Att: 118

Coggeshall remain in the play-off spots with a comfortable win over strugglers Soham. Nnamdi Nwachuku’s 4th-minute opener set the tone somewhat. MIchael Gyasi [51′] and George Cocklin [54′] goals swiftly put the hosts in command after the interval as they claimed their third win in their last six matches. Soham stay 17th, merely a point clear of danger.

Dereham Town  1  – 3  Heybridge Swifts  | Aldiss Park | Att: 323

Swifts came back from an early deficit to claim another success, this time at Dereham. Joe Gatting’s goals are rare bright spark for the home side right now and his 7th-minute strike put the hosts ahead. After the hour though, Julian Dicks’ side powered back with Kreshnic Krasniqi levelling affairs on 63 minutes. Strikes from Matt Price [76′] and Luke Wilson [83′] secured the points in front of more than 300 fans at Aldiss Park. Town’s winless stretch extends to ten matches though as they remain bottom, four points from safety. Heybridge’s 7th win in their last eight games sees them stay 2nd.

Maldon & Tiptree  2 – 2  Grays Athletic   | Park Drive  | Att: 225

Grays came out of this battle with a share of the points, having initially led this contest. Charlie Allen provided the opening goal on 11 minutes though Laste Dombaxe’s spot-kick erased that advantage eleven minutes later. Stephane Ngamvoulou turned the course of the game only four minutes later to put the hosts ahead. Kieran Bishop struck again midway through the second-half to continue his goal-scoring form for Ath though they lost ground in the play-off hunt as they are now seven points adrift of 5th-placed Coggeshall. Maldon also conceded points in the promotion race, as they drop to fourth, six points behind leaders Bowers & Pitsea.

Mildenhall Town  2 – 0  Witham Town  | Recreation Way  | Att: 203

Fortune was not on the side of Witham at Recreation Way as not one but two own goals assisted the Hall to a vital win in this bottom-of-the-table clash. Kevin Coyle put the hosts ahead with a 13th-minute OG which Danny Norton added to both the OG count and the goal count with the hosts’ second on the stroke of half-time. Mildenhall’s first win in eight matches sees them emerge out of the bottom two on goal difference. Witham sit 16th, four points clear of their opponents hee after their first loss in seven outings.

 

Romford  0 – 0  Barking   | Rookery Hill  | Att: 96

Romford and Barked duked it out at Rookery Hill though ultimately could not be seperated. Boro continue to struggle for victories and fall to second-bottom while the Blues sit 12th.

That’s all for this round-up, thanks for reading.

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Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 5 Jan) [BLN 6.1.19]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to the first Bostik North round-up piece of the new year, on a day where there were no draws at all in the ten matches in the division.

Saturday 5th Jan

AFC Sudbury  0 – 2  Aveley  | King’s Marsh (3G) | Att: 255

Aveley continued their almost unblemished recent form with a good win at King’s Marsh. Tom Rochardson broke the stalemate on 33 minutes to put thevisitors ahead. That lead was doubled nine minutes into the second-half by influential forward Andy Freeman. The Millers picked up their seventh win in their last ten outings to go into 4th place, five points off the promotion spot. The Suds saw their four-match winning run end here though still sit in 6th place, five points adrift of the play-offs.

Barking  5 – 1  Basildon Utd  | Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 72

The Blues added more misery to the Bees with this comprehensive win at mayesbrook Park. Justin Gardner’s side were three up by the half-hour as Kemo Darboe 5th-minute opener was added to by a brace by former Ware forward Ross Elsom [16′ & 26′]. Darelle Russell made it four, six minutes before the interval. Jeffrey Cobblah struck Basildon’s consolation [53′] though new boss Neil Blackburn’s re-building job isn’t going to be easy. Abs Seymour rounded out the scoring by getting the hosts’ fifth with six minutes remaining. Barking have won three of their last five matches which sees them reside in 12th spot. Basildon’s eighth loss in their last eleven matches sees them drop to 11th, a point clear of their opponents here.

 

Canvey Island  2 – 1  Mildenhall Town   | Park Lane  | Att: 208

Adam Vyse inspired Canvey to success over struggling Mildenhall. Town did take the lead in this one though through Abouhadje Kouassi [25′]. Vyse levelled matters from the penalty spot, seven minutes before the break. Vyse then got the winner with 16 minutes remaining to give the Islanders their third win in five matches, which sees them up to 9th spot. The Hall are winless in seven matches now, which sees the remain second-bottom, two points from safety.

 

Felixstowe & Walton Utd  3 – 0  Coggeshall Town  | Dellwood Ave  | Att: 560

Felixstowe upset Cogg to claim a much sought-after three points at Dellwood Avenue. All three goals came in a twenty-minute spell. First, Rhys Henry broke the deadlock right on the hour, and a brace from Josh Kerridge [73′ & 80′] sealed their first win in seven matches. They rise to 13th while Coggeshall drop to 5th, five points clear of nearest rivals Sudbury.

 

Grays Athletic  3 – 2  Bury Town   | Parkside (3G)  | Att: 192

Grays battled to victory in a match which saw most of the goal action after the innterval. Kieran Bishop added to his glowing reputation with the Ath fans with the opener just before half-time. Kyran Clements got an equaliser on 72 minutes though barely four minutes later, Bishop struck again to restore the home side’s lead. Aron Gordon made it 3 – 1 on 82 minutes and although Ryan Horne added a 90th-minute second for the visitors, it wasn’t enough to deny Ath a first win in five outings and go above their opponents here into 7th place.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  2 – 4  Maldon & Tiptree  | Burroughs Park  | Att: 103

Maldon came away with the points from this tussle at Burroughs Park. Wayne Brown’s side had the better of the first half as DeCarrey Sheriff’s spot-kick put them ahead on 16  minutes, before Sammie Mcleod’s brace [30′ & 32′] put the Jammers well ahead. Jake Gordon pulled one back for a stubborn Wakering side 12 minutes before the break. The first period ended with Sham Barnwell netting for the hosts and Sheriff grabbing his second for the visitors. The visitors held on without further incident to achieve their fourth win in their last six to stay third. Wakering’s 4th loss in their last seven sees them drop to 15th.

 

Heybridge Swifts  1 – 0  Bowers & Pitsea  | Scraley Road  | Att: 329

This battle of the top-two went the way of the hosts, with recent signing Charlie Kendall grabbing the only goal on 62 minutes. Bowers’ five match-winning run is over  while Swifts continue to impress under boss Julian Dicks as they are unbeaten in seven matches now.

 

Soham Town Rangers  4 – 0  Romford  | Julius Martin Lane  | Att: 136

Soham won this ‘six-pointer’ with something to spare in the end to consign Boro to their sixth loss in their last seven. Soham were two goals up inside the first 20 minutes as Sam Mulready continued his fine scoring form with the opener on 11 minutes, before Callum Russell [18′] doubled the lead. Mulready put the game realistically beyond doubt with his second of the afternoon, ten minutes after the break. Michael Baulk added a late fourth to give his side a second straight victory to send them above their opponents into 17th, four points above the bottom two. Romford are two points behind Soham in 18th.

 

Tilbury  4 – 2  Dereham Town   | Chadfields  |  Att: 101

The Dockers continued their fine run with a good win over bottom side Dereham. The visitors took the lead through David Hinton’s goal on 21 minutes though that advantage only lasted six minutes before talisman Lewis Smith levelled the match. A brace from influential midfielder Thomas Barton [56′ & 64′] turned the course of the game. Smith got his second of the day with 11 minutes to play. Joe Gatting grabbed a second for Town on the stroke of the 90 though the visitors winless run extends to nine matches. By contrast, Marc Harrison’s team has only tasted defeat once in eight matches and go up to tenth spot.

 

Witham Town  2 – 1  Brentwood Town  | Spa Road  | Att: 117

Witham extended their winning run to five matches with a hard-fought win over Brentwood at Spa Road. Ernest Okoh gave the visitors the lead on 24 minutes though Town restored parity ten minutes afterward through Toby Aromolaran and then led on the stroke of half-time thanks to Luke Mallett’s penalty.  Witham sit 16th, seven points clear of the drop zone while Town slip to 14th because of results elsewhere.

 

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 1st Dec) [BLN 2.12.18]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello & welcome to another of my round-up’s of Bostik League North action, on the first week of December 2018. How did your side fare?

 

Saturday 1st December

Bostik Division North 

 

Barking   0 – 1   Bowers & Pitsea   | Mayesbrook Park  (2pm KO) | Att: 54

Bowers got their fourth win in their last six league matches as ex-Blues winger Quentin Monville continued his superb season by getting the only goal with 21 minutes remaining. Justin Gardner’s men continue their intermittent form and drop to 15th spot while Bowers remain 2nd, two points behind leaders Aveley.

 

Basildon Utd   0 – 1   Coggeshall Town   | Gardiners Close | Att: 78

The Bees were on the wrong end of another tight result as high-flying Cogg got the points at Gardiners Close. Correy Davidson struck on 32 minutes to give the visitors their 5th win in their last six, to keep hold of third spot in the standings. Basildon are in 7th place.

 

Brentwood Town   3 – 1   Felixstowe & Walton Utd   |  Brentwood Arena | Att: 136

Town produced a stirring fight-back to overwhelm Felixstowe in a match where all the goals came in the last 25 minutes. The visitors opened the scoring on 68 minutes through the prolific Jack Ainsley though Charlee Hughes levelled for Craig Shipman’s team eight minutes later. The hosts finished the stronger and took the points thanks to strikes by Albert Levett [82’] & Ryan Mallett [87’] which takes them up to 14th place. Utd remain 9th after only their second defeat in five matches.

 

Bury Town  3 – 3  Dereham Town    |  Ram Meadow  | Att: 329

This see-saw encounter saw the hosts scramble a last-moment leveller. Cema Ramadan put Bury ahead though Dereham returned the favour from the penalty spot, as Karol Wengrzik [62’] converted from 12 yards. Ollie Ebbage put the visitors ahead on 71 minutes though only a minute after that, Jake Kerins fired the home side level. Then came the late drama as deep into added-time, Joe Gatting would have been forgiven for thinking he’d scored the winner. Not to be though as Ramadan snared another equaliser for Bury to ensure the points were shared. Bury stay 8th while Dereham drop into the bottom two on goal difference.

 

Canvey Island   0 – 1   Soham Town Rangers  | Park Lane  | Att: 133

Soham continued their recent resurgence with a huge victory at Canvey. Ryan Auger struck the solitary goal after ten minutes to see Soham out of the drop zone after their third win in their last four matches. Canvey’s fourth defeat in their last six league outings keeps them in 11th spot.

 

Grays Athletic  0 – 1   Heybridge Swifts  | Parkside (3G) (2pm KO)  | Att: 133

A moment to forget for home defender Stanley Muguo ended up being the difference for Grays in another tight battle this weekend. Heybridge’s moment of fortune came on 26 minutes when Muguo unwittingly put past his own keeper Lloyd Anderson. Swifts kept up their recent good run with one loss in their last six now and go above Grays into 5th. Ath are a point behind in 6th.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  2 – 3    Tilbury  | Burroughs Park  | Att: 111

Wakering fought hard but ultimately fell to defeat as the Dockers got their third straight victory. Lewis Smith put Marc Harrison’s side ahead on 33 minutes though shortly after coming off the bench, a quick-fire brace for Jake Gordon [55’ & 61’] saw Garry Kimble’s side ahead. Mitchell Gilbey’s strike saw that lead vanquished though only four minutes later and George Sykes got the decisive strike with six minutes remaining. Wakering sit 12th, ahead of their opponents by goal difference only, Tilbury are 13th.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  4 – 1   Romford   | Park Drive  | Att: 110

The Jammers enhanced their unbeaten run with this big win over Boro at Park Drive. Eddie-Louis D’Sane had a big part to play in that with his hat-trick [12’, 27’ & 90’] with Matthew Briggs snaring the other goal just shy of the hour. George Forrest pulled one back for Romford on 66 minutes though the long wait for a win goes on for Paul Martin’s side. Maldon keep 4th place while Romford slide to 16th.

 

Mildenhall Town   1 – 2  Aveley  | Recreation Way | Att: 139

The Millers achieved their sixth win on-the-spin with this battling performance at Recreation Way. Andy Freeman put them ahead nine minutes in. Things didn’t go all their own way as former Aveley defender Hussein Jaffa restored parity for his current side, three minutes before the break. Alex Akrofi got the winner mid-way through the second half to keep the visitors at the top of the standings. The Hall reside in 17th, only outside the drop zone by virtue of goal difference.

 

Witham Town   2 – 0   AFC Sudbury  |  Spa Road  | Att: 108

Witham finally ended a long drought with this triumph over Sudbury at Spa Road. John Watson’s double [17’ & 73’] made sure of only their second win of the campaign which tightens up the bottom five (Town are five points off Romford in 16th) while the Suds remain in 10th spot.

 

Round-up: Bostik Lge Division North (Sat 24th Nov) [BLN 24.11.18]

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 in the last weekend of November. How did your side do?

Saturday 24th November

AFC Sudbury  2  – 3  Grays Athletic   | King’s Marsh  (3G)  | Att: 242

The Suds were the victim of a superb comeback by Grays, who celebrated the 128th anniversary of their formation with this victory. Thomas Monk [10′] and Ben Hunter [23′] put the hosts in a fine position. Though Michael Toner pulled one back on 32 minutes and Grays really pushed on after the break. Thomas Wade [61′] and Mitchell Hahn [68′] put Jamie Stuart’s side on course for their 4th straight win as they stay in 5th place. Sudbury first loss in five sees them drop to tenth.

 

Aveley  5 – 3  Brentwood Town    | Parkside (3G) | Att: 254

The Millers powered to another win and hand Town their second 5- 3 loss inside a week. Alex Akrofi’s early double [9′ & 15′], the first of which from the penalty spot, put the the hosts in a good verve. Charlee Hughes kept up his good touch for scoring with another for the visitors on the half-hour. Tom Richardson got his first of the day three minutes later. Zack Littlejohn made it 3 – 2 to the hosts, five minutes before half-time. Richardson got his second seconds later though Town’s resolve wasn’t done as Ryan mallett got on the score-sheet again on 57 minutes. Richardson secured another fine hat-trick on 66 minutes to finally see Aveley to their sixth straight win and go top of the table by two points. Town’s fourth loss in five matches sees them down to 16th.

 

Bowers & Pitsea   2 – 2  Bury Town  | Len Salmon Stadium (3G)  | Att: 122

Bowers were held by plucky Bury Town at the Len Salmon. Returning hero Brad Warner broke the deadlock two minutes before the interval. David Knight made it two from 12 yards and you’d perhaps have thought it was set for another success for Rob Small’s side though it certainly didn’t pan out that way. Jake Kerins halved the deficit just past the hour before Jake Chambers-Shaw revoked the hosts’ lead on 66 minutes. Bowers fell to 2nd while Town are in 8th place.

 

Coggeshall Town  2 – 3  Maldon & Tiptree   | West Street  | Att: 123

Cogg’s 11-match unbeaten run ended in this cracker at West Street. Maldon led on four minutes through Jack Cawley though the home side levelled thanks to Sam Bantick (who else?) just before the half-hour mark. The Jammers restored their advantage through Decarrey Sheriff’s goal [49′] and Sammie McLeod’s deflected free-kick just past the hour. Correy Davidson made it a nervy end with his 89th-minute goal. Although Maldon ended with ten men following James Shepherd’s sending off, they held on for their fourth win in their last sixto stay 4th. Cogg stay 3rd though are only a point clear of their opponents here.

 

Dereham Town  0 – 1  Canvey Island   | Aldiss Park | Att: 161

Canvey showed grit in achieving a rare win in recent weeks at Aldiss Park. New signing Adam Vyse got the only goal on 64 minutes although the hosts had to play nearly an hour with ten men after Robbie Linford’s dismissal. Dereham have only got two wins in their last nine now with the other 7 all being losses. Factor in a 3 point penalty for fielding an ineligible player and they are third bottom. Canvey rise to 11th place.

Felixstowe & Walton Utd  2 – 2  Witham Town    | Dellwood Avenue  | Att: 365

Witham pegged back Felixstowe twice to claim a much-needed point away from home. Prolific scorer Jack Ainsley gave the hosts ahead from the spot on 24 minutes  Johnny Ashman took that advantage away with a leveller for Town six minutes before the break. Right on half-ttime, Ainsley struck  again though they were stifled once again through another stand-out scorer for Town – Sam Ashford, again from the penalty spot nine minutes into the second period. The hosts stay 9th in the standings with Witham remaining bottom though they ended a three-match losing run here.

Heybridge Swifts  2 – 0  Barking    | Scraley Road   | Att: 258

Swifts got another home win, this time over the Blues. A double from Matt Price [25′ & 68′] saw Julian Dicks’ side home as they went up to 6th place, two points shy of the play-offs. Justin Gardner’s Barking side are in 13th after their third loss in their last five.

Romford  0 – 0  Basildon Utd   | Rookery Hill  | Att: 109

These two sides battled to a goal-less draw at Rookery Hill as both sides are finding in tough to get wins on the board of late. Romford are have ended a five-match losing streak, they reside in 14th while the Bees got their fourth draw in their last seven matches as they drop to 7th.

Soham Town Rangers  3 – 1  Great Wakering Rovers  | Julius Martin Lane  |  Att: 126

Soham got their second win in their last five outings with a good performance. A fortunate OG by Rovers midfielder Brandy Makhendi gave the hosts the lead on 26 minuutes. That lead was doubled by Lloyd Groves nine minutes after the break. Marcus Bowers gave Wakering a slither of hope of a result by nabbing a goal with nine minutes remaining. Callum Russell snuffed out that possible chance by grabbing Soham’s third on 83 minutes. Their win sees them cut the gap to safety to two points. Wakering drop to 12th.

Tilbury  2 – 0  Mildenhall Town  | Chadfields  | Att: 101

Marc Harrison’s side got back-to-back wins with this triumph over the Hall at Chadfields. Another spot-kick from Lewis Smith [27′] and a George Sykes strike four minutes into the second half provided the goals. The Dockers had to battle with ten men towards the end as recent signing Darren Phillips got his marching orders. The win, only their third of the campaign, sees them rise to 15th, four points above the drop zone. Mildenhall suffered their fifth defeat in their last six as they drop below their opponents to 17th place.

That’s all for this round-up, thanks for reading.

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Fri 16/Sat 17 Nov) [BLN 18.11.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to the latest of my regular round-ups of the action in Bostik Division North this weekend. How did your side do? Following that are the results from both the Bostik South Central and Bostik South East Divisions this weekend.

Friday 16th Nov

BLN

Witham Town   1 – 3  Aveley  | Spa Road  | Att: 166

Aveley started off the weekend’s action with a win at Spa Road. Tom Richardson put the visitors here ahead after only three minutes, although Johnny Ashman levelled for Town only six minutes later. The Millers found another gear after the break though as goals from Sam Cross [49’] and Reggie Hubbard [90’] saw them to a fourth straight win and leave their hosts still bottom of the standings.

Sat 17th Nov

Barking  2 – 1  Soham Town Rangers | Mayesbrook Park | Att: 73

The Blues took advantage of a good start here to record their third win in their last six outings. Joshua Davidson broke the deadlock after seven minutes before Darelle Russell made it two with 34 minutes on the watch. Soham responded late on through prolific scorer Sam Mulready though they fell to their 5th loss in their last six matches and remain second-bottom. Barking sit 12th.

Basildon Utd  0 – 1  Felixstowe & Walton Utd   | Gardiners Close | Att: 100

The new era at the Bees under joint-managers Michael Walther and Lee Connor started with a narrow defeat at home to Felixstowe. Sam Ford got the only goal after 27 minutes to the visitors to their sixth win of the season thus far and they reside in ninth place. Basildon’s winless stretch extends to six matches now and therefore drop to 5th place.

Brentwood Town  3 – 0  Bowers & Pitsea   | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 190

Town got arguably the result of their league season thus far by defeating under-par Bowers and consequently ending their unbeaten streak this term. The hosts broke the stalemate thanks to goalkeeper James Pellin’s long free-kick midway through the first half. Two former Bowers players struck the other goals with Ryan Mallett [49’] and substitute Charlee Hughes [82’] also netting to give Craig Shipman’s men their third win of the campaign. Rob Small’s side remain top on goal difference.

Bury Town  2 – 3  Coggeshall Town   | Ram Meadow  | Att: 372

Coggeshall went joint-top of the division after coming through in this thriller at Ram Meadow. Cemal Ramadan’s spot-kick after four minutes gave the hosts the lead though two quick-fire goals from Curtis Haynes-Brown [12’] and Connor Hubble [20’] turned the tide in the visitors’ favour. Ollie Hughes then struck two minutes before the break to make it even-stevens again. Ross Wall got the decisive strike nine minutes after the interval to see Cogg to their sixth win in their last seven matches. Bury remain 8th.

Canvey Island  0 – 2  AFC Sudbury   | Park Lane  | Att: 214

The Suds continued their upturn in form with this good win at out-of-form Canvey. First-half goals from Reece Harris [18’] and Thomas Monk [24’] saw the visitors to the win and have only lost one of their last seven now. Canvey have won only one of their last seven themselves and drop to 12th place.

Grays Athletic  5 – 1  Dereham Town  | Parkside (3G) | Att: 188

Another cracker of a performance saw Ath to a big win at Parkside. It started poorly for Jamie Stuart’s side as Joe Gatting put Town ahead on seven minutes. The hosts showed their spirit soon after as Tommy Wade levelled on the quarter-hour before Joao Carlos’ spot-kick put the hosts ahead just two minutes later. Wade’s second on 59 minutes plus late strikes by Mitchell Hahn [80’] and Michael Finneran four minutes afterward steered Ath to their 5th win in their last six matches, they rise to 6th while Dereham drop to 14th.

Great Wakering Rovers  3 – 2  Heybridge Swifts  | Burroughs Park | Att: 237

Rovers continued their good start to life back in Isthmian North by edging this cracker at Burroughs Park. Jake Gordon’s penalty on eight minutes put them ahead though Odei Martin restored parity for Swifts seven minutes later. Billy Johnson handed the lead back to Garry Kimble’s side on 33 minutes and after Gordon grabbed his brace four minutes into the second half, the hosts had the initiative.
Swifts are made of tough stuff though and Kreshnic Krasniqi’s strike eight minutes from time made it a nervy end, despite Heybridge being down to ten men after forward Matt Price’s dismissal. Wakering’s fifth win this term sees them rise to tenth while Swifts’ first loss under boss Julian Dicks sees them fall to seventh.

Maldon & Tiptree  0 – 0  Tilbury   | Park Drive  | Att: 137

New Dockers boss Marc Harrison began his tenure with a more than respectable draw at Maldon. Maldon are a tough side to beat though with only two defeats in seven now residing in 4th spot while third-bottom Tilbury haven’t won in seven outings now.

Mildenhall Town   2 – 1  Romford  | Recreation Way  | Att: 149

A good first 45 minutes saw Town to eventual victory over Boro at Recreation Way. Emmanuel Osei-Owuso’s eighth-minute strike put the hosts ahead before Aboudhadje Kouassi doubled that advantage ten minutes before the break. Henry Fisher did give Paul Martin’s side hope by reducing the deficit on 61 minutes though they still fell to their 5th straight loss and sit 16th. Town go level on points with their opponents here in 17th after ending their own four-match losing run.

Here’s your results from the Bostik South Central & South East divisions now:

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Before I close, we heard the sad news this week that long-serving Isthmian League President and former Chairman Alan Turvey has died at the age of 85. My very best thoughts to Alan’s family and I am aware he was held in very high regard by many people in Non-League for many years.

That’s all for this week, thank you for reading.

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 3rd Nov) [BLN 3.11.18]

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 in the first weekend of November How did your side do?

Friday 2nd November

Witham Town  1 – 1    Heybridge Swifts   | Spa Road  | Att: 273

The action started on Friday night which saw Witham do well to hold Heybridge to a share of the points at Spa Road. Andrew Tirivanhu put the hosts ahead on 19 minutes though Swifts star man Harrison Chatting levelled six minutes later and the match ended all-square. This improved showing by Town ended their five-match losing run while Heybridge’s four-match winning run also ended here.

Saturday 3th November

Barking  2 – 4   Felixstowe & Walton Utd   | Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 64

The Blues were out-matched by a strong Felixstowe performance in this early kick-off at Mayesbrook Park. Utd led by three goals by the half-hour mark thanks to Josh Kerridge [8′], Jack Ainsley [12′] and Miles Powell [29′] and although Justin Gardner’s men did respond before the break through Daniel Cheema’s strike [38′], they were very much against it. Late on, Joe Bruce  [87′] converted a spot-kick before Joseph Francis capped a fine day for F & W with his goal a minute from time. The visitors ended a four-match winless run here.

Basildon Utd  0 – 4  Bowers & Pitsea    | Gardiners Close  | Att: 408

The Bees were heavily beaten in the ‘El Basico’ derby. Two of Bowers’ stand-out performers thus far this season, David Knight and Quentin Monville really flouished again in this match, watched by over 400 fans. Knight opened the scoring on 11 minutes, before Monville [37′] made it two. Knight’s penalty made it three on 57 minutes before Monville wrapped up a big win late on to retain Bowers unbeaten start to the season from 11 matches. Basildon’s fourth match without a win was compounded by the surprise news that following a ‘reorganisation’, manager Marc Harrison has sadly stepped down following a highly-successful spell in charge.

Brentwood Town  1 – 2  Dereham Town  | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 135

Dereham battled past Brentwood to claim the points. Goals from David Hinton [38′] and Adam Hipperson [59′] gave Neal Simmons’ side a strong lead before Kojo Apenteng halved that lead on 68 minutes though the visitors held on to claim the win. Brentwood are in a bit of a stutter with one win in their last seven matches.

 

Bury Town  1 – 2    Aveley   | Ram Meadow  | Att: 299

The bulk of the action in this match cropped up in the last half-hour. Aveley’s quick-fire double from Andy Freeman [65′] and Tom Richardson [70′] put them in a good position and although Jake Chambers-Shaw pulled one back on 82 minutes , Town fell to their third loss in their last five matches. The Millers picked up their 4th win in their last five here.

 

Canvey Island  2 – 0  Romford   | Park Lane | Att: 200

Canvey battled to another win at Park lane. Jordan Cox [68′] and Ryan Melaugh [76′] goals saw Mark Bentley’s side to their first win in five matches while Paul Martin’s side have lost their last four.

 

Grays Athletic 3 – 2   Tilbury    | Parkside  | Att: 258

The returning hero Kieran Bishop had a hand in this victory over the Dockers in this local derby. Lewis Jaggs’ OG [8′] put the hosts ahead before Bishop made it two on 57 minutes. Another OG from Grays’ Ryan Mahal five minutes later gave Joe Keith’s side a chance. Aron Gordon [85′] extended the hosts’ lead though a penalty from Lewis Smith rounded out the scoring. Ath have only lost one of their last seven league matches now while Tilbury are winless in five.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  1 – 1  AFC Sudbury  |  Burroughs Park   | Att: 104

GWR were held by the Suds at Burroughs Park. Brandy Makhendi put the hosts ahead a minute into the second-half before John Mbamrah’s own-goal two minutes later ended up securing a point for a Sudbury side who are recovering from a poor start to the season.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  1 – 0   Soham Town Rangers   | Park Drive  | Att: 124

Maldon picked up a narrow win thanks to George Sykes’ goal on the stroke of half-time. Soham’s torrid season continues as they fell to their fourth straight loss.

 

Mildenhall Town  2 – 4   Coggesshall Town    | Recreation Way  |  Att: 181

Finally, Coggeshall bounced back from a slow start to power their way to their fourth win in their last five. Jarid Robson put the Hall ahead three minutes in, though Curtis Haynes-Brown’s deflected strike [15′] and top-scorer Sam Bantick [45′] turned things around. Ross Wall [63′] made it three and though Hall threatened a comeback through Emmanuel Osei-Owuso on 86 minutes, Tom Monk’s 90th-minute strike ensured the win. Mildenhall fell to their third straight loss.

That’s all for this round-up, thanks for reading.

 

Round-up: Bostik Lge Division North (Sat 20th Oct) [BLN 22.10.18]

Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my semi-regular round-up series looking at last weekend’s Bostik Division North action, one match of which I was pleased to attend myself. Thanks for reading.

 

Friday 19th October

 

Aveley  2 – 1  Basildon Utd  | Parkside (3G) | Att: 329

The action began on Friday night as Aveley defeated the Bees for the second time at home in eight days. Alex Akrofi [28’] and Tom Richardson [52’] goals put the hosts ahead though although Eljay Worrell pulled one back for Marc Harrison’s side seven minutes from time, their unbeaten record fell here. Aveley won their sixth match in nine thus far as their season continues to look promising.

 

AFC Sudbury  1 – 1 Barking  | King’s Marsh (3G)  | Att: 207

The Suds struck late to deny the Blues a good win at King’s Marsh. Daniel Cheema put Justin Gardner’s side ahead a minute into the second-half though when it looked that goal would be the difference, Callum Harrison’s injury-time spot-kick rescued a point for the hosts.

 

Bowers & Pitsea  0 – 0  Maldon & Tiptree  | Len Salmon Stadium (3G) | Att: 87

This match didn’t unduly trouble the scorers though it was noticeable for three red cards. Despite finishing with nine men, Rob Small’s side still held on to claim a point and maintain their unbeaten start to the season. The Jammers have only lost two of their eight matches thus far themselves as both sides look to build a platform to push on from later in the campaign.

 

Bury Town  3 – 0  Mildenhall Town | Ram Meadow  | Att: 432

Bury produced a fine display to defeat the Hall at Ram Meadow. Ryan Jolland put the hosts ahead on the quarter-hour, followed swiftly by Ollie Hughes’ strike five minutes later to put the hosts in a good place. Ryan Stafford made it three six minutes after the break to hand the hosts their fourth win this term.

 

Coggeshall Town  3 – 3  Canvey Island  | West Street | Att: 148

This ding-dong encounter at West Street ended honours-even. The Islanders drew ‘first blood’ as Frankie Merrifield put them ahead only nine minutes in. Martin Tuohy doubled that lead on 32 minutes though Sam Bantick gave Cogg a crucial goal back, right on the cusp of half-time.

Nnamdi Nwachuku’s strike [69’] made it 2 – 2 though barely after they had finished celebrating, CIFC went 3 – 2 up thanks to Sam Collins though Bantick had the final word with his second of the match with ten minutes remaining. The hosts are six matches unbeaten now in the league, a good achievement as newcomers to the division.

 

Dereham Town  1 – 0  Romford  | Aldiss Park | Att: 156

Dereham picked a much-needed victory with this narrow win over Boro at Aldiss Park. Daniel Beaumont got the only goal on 21 minutes as his side ended a four-match losing streak here.

 

Great Wakering Rovers  2 – 1  Witham Town  | Burroughs Park  | Att: 104

I attended this match, you can find my report here: http://www.survivor16b.wordpress.com/2018/10/21/match-report-great-wakering-2-1-witham-bln-21-10-18/

 

Heybridge Swifts  3 – 1  Brentwood Town  | Scraley Road  | Att: 238

Swifts got the better of Town to claim their third straight win. Two goals in quick succession from Matt Price on the quarter-hour plus Kreshnic Krasniqi’s strike [17’] put Julian Dicks’ side ahead though Ryan Mallett reduced the arrears for the visitors on 59 minutes. Harrison Chatting secured the points late on, on the day it was announced the forward has signed a two-year contract with the club.

 

Soham Town Rangers  1 – 2  Grays Athletic  | Julius Martin Lane  | Att: 134

Grays picked up a fine away-day victory at strugglers Soham. Dennis Oli put Ath ahead six minutes after the interval. Ryan Auger levelled just two minutes later for Soham though club stalwart Joao Carlos got the winner with 19 minutes left to extend the unbeaten stretch to five matches for Jamie Stuart’s side. Soham have lost four of their last five now league-wise.

 

Tilbury  2 – 2  Felixstowe & Walton Utd  | Chadfields  | Att: 102

A second-half fightback helped the Dockers to claim a point at home to Felixstowe. Jack Ainsley put the visitors ahead after 29 minutes. It stayed that way until Lewis Smith levelled from the spot on 63 minutes. Substitute Joseph Francis may have thought he’d gotten the winner for ‘Stowe a minute from time though Smith got his second with moments remaining to ensure Tilbury’s third draw in their last four outings.