Isthmian League Watch (5.12.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a feature piece looking at the top and bottom of all three Isthmian Leagues (Premier, North & South) as we come into the fifth month of the season (tables & results up to & including Dec 2nd)

Bostik Premier Division

At the summit, Dulwich Hamlet lead ambitious Billericay Town by three points though the Essex side have a number of games in-hand on the teams around them. Glenn Tamplin’s big-spending side has had success in both the FA Cup & FA Trophy so far this term while Hamlet have shown their intentions again after numerous promotion near-misses in recent years and off-the-pitch ‘issues’. In the chasing pack; Staines, Folkestone, Hendon & Metropolitan Police are seperated by just four points. Completing the top ten are Margate, Leiston, Wingate & F & Brightlingsea.

At the bottom, Worthing’s difficult start on & off-the-pitch certainly has had an impact as they sit seven points adrift at the foot of the table. It should be said that the earlier problems with the Woodside pitch have now been rectified, after a short spell ground-sharing at Bognor Regis. Above them, nine clubs are seperated by just five points. Tooting & Mitcham, Harlow and Needham complete the bottom four while Burgess Hill, Thurrock, Dorking, Leatherhead (though they have at least two games in-hand), Enfield Town and Merstham are just above Needham to show how tight this division is. With only one side being relegated this term, Worthing have work to do in the coming months you feel.

 

Bostik Division North

At the top of a highly-competitive division, AFC Hornchurch are leading the way with a four-point cushion over the chasing pack while also having games in-hand most of the sides immediately below them. Dereham Town, Bowers & Pitsea & Canvey lead the pack also looking for promotion as at least two sides go up this term. Recently-promoted Potters Bar and Barking are another four points further back while Maldon & Tiptree, Haringey Borough, Waltham Abbey and Hertford Town round out the top ten with only two points seperating those four sides.

At the foot of the table, Romford are four points behind the sides above them, having recorded only one win so far this term. Norwich Utd and Cheshunt are the sides most in danger of being caught by Paul Martin’s side though above them five teams are bunched up with only three points seperating them. Ware, Aveley, Mildenhall, Brentwood and Tilbury are those sides that could get dragged into a relegation scrap though again it has to be noted only one side will make the drop into Step 5 this term.

 

Bostik Division South

Lewes lead the South division having tasted defeat only once in 20 matches so far this term. They have a four-point cushion over Corinthian Casuals and Carshalton who lead the promotion-chasing pack (at least two sides will gain promotion ala Bostik North). Below them, six teams are seperated by five points. Cray Wanderers, Greenwich, Hythe Town & Sittingbourne lead that ‘mini-pack’ with Walton Casuals and Phoenix Sports just behind them. Whyteleafe complete the top ten.

At the bottom, points deductions have had an effect on two sides in the bottom four. Shoreham sit bottom after being deducted six points for ‘registration irregularities’, they are nine points adrift of Ashford Utd. East Grinstead and Molesey (who were stripped of three points due to fielding an ineligible player) complete the bottom four. Above them, the ten sides (11th – 20th) are only seperated by six points in an incredibly close mid-table. South Park, Herne Bay, Thamesmead and Hastings Utd head up this pack while Chipstead, Guernsey, Horsham, VCD Athletic, Ramsgate and Faversham round it up, with all ten believing they could push their way up the standings if they get on a good run.

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Bostik Division North & South round-up (3.12.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of the action in Bostik North and results from Bostik South this weekend (December 2nd 2017). How did your side do?

Saturday December 2nd

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Attendance: 193

The Urchins ground out another victory at Bridge Avenue. Nathan Cooper [67′] got the only goal as Jimmy McFarlane’s table-toppers extended their unbeaten run to six league matches now and also have games in hand over most of the sides above them. The Suds sit 15th.

Aveley 2 – 2 Dereham Town
| Venue: Parkside | Attendance: 167

Aveley struck late to hold high-flying Dereham at Parkside. Rhys Logan put the visitors ahead twenty minutes in, before Jordan Watson levelled 12 minutes later for James Webster’s side. Ollie Ebbage [61′] restored the Magpies’ advantage though Sewa Marah struck on the stroke of full-time to claim a point. Aveley now have won only one of their last seven matches & reside in 20th spot while Dereham are also winless in their last three matches, losing ground on top spot.

Bowers & Pitsea 4 – 0 Cheshunt
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Attendance: 88

Bowers comfortably defeated Cheshunt to go into the top-three at the Len Salmon. Lewis Manor [28′] broke the deadlock before Fahad Nyanja doubled that lead five minutes later. Nyanja grabbed his second five minutes after the break before Martyn Stokes [56′] completed the scoring. Cheshunt are third bottom after only one win in their last six league matches.

Brentwood Town 1 – 3 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Attendance: 148

Heybridge came from behind to seal a good win at the Brentwood Arena. Matt Price gave the hosts the lead 16 minutes in though Swifts levelled seven minures before the break through Kreshnic Krasniqi. After the break, goals from Ryan Henshaw [70′] and Juan Luque [83′] turned it around for Jody Brown’s side as they go 14th tnough have at least seven matches in-hand compared to the sides around them. Brentwood’s 4th league defeat in their last six leaves them 18th.

Bury Town 0 – 0 Barking
| Venue: Ram Meadow | Attendance: 234

Ten-man Bury Town held in-form Barking to a stalemate at Ram Meadow. Darcy Heath saw red 28 minutes from time though Town are now winless in five matches while the visitors’ five-match winning run ended here.

Haringey Borough 0 – 1 Hertford Town
| Venue: Coles Park | Attendance: 147

Hertford recorded a narrow win at Coles Park. Michael Toner got the only goal on 32 minutes to end a four-match winless run. Haringey sit 8th though are winless in their last five matches while Town are 10th.

Maldon & Tiptree 2 – 2 Canvey Island
| Venue: Park Drive | Attendance: 101

Maldon were held by fellow high-flyers Canvey. Sam Collins [14′] gave the Islanders an early lead before hot-shot Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe [51′] struck to level and Ryan Gondoh gave the hosts the lead on the hour. Mitchell Gilbey claimed a point for the visitors 11 minutes from time. Maldon sit 7th while Canvey are in 4th place.

Norwich Utd 0 – 0 Ware
| Venue: Plantation Park | Attendance: 105

Ware held fellow strugglers Utd at Plantation Park. The Planters are winless in eight matches now, sitting second bottom but four points clear of Romford, while Ware are 21st though haven’t tasted victory in ten matches now.

Potters Bar Town 2 – 0 Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Pakex Stadium | Attendance: 115

A goal in each galf secured the win for the Scholars. A spot-kick from Michael Murray [39′] and a late second from George Nicholas secured his side’s 4th straight win, residing in 5th spot. The Hall’s seventh loss in their last ten sees them in 19th.

Romford 1 – 2 Waltham Abbey
| Venue: Ship Lane | Attendance: 87

Abbey secured another success here at Ship Lane. Nathan Koranteng opened the scoring 12 minutes in, before Shad Ngandu [33′] made it two. Substitute Craig Jeakins [84′] pulled one back for bottom side Romford. Abbey have 3 eins from their last 6 matches, sitting 9th in the table.

Soham Town Rangers 2 – 1 Tilbury
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Attendance: 106

Soham recovered from an early setback to prevail here. Adam Vyse coverted a spot-kick 13 minutes before half-time to give the visitors the lead after Soham’s Will Gardner saw red. Two goals in two minutes from Lewis Clayton [49′] and Craig Gillies [50′] turned the tide though to gain the win, Soham sit 13th. Tilbury are 17th and are winless in four matches now.

Witham Town 1 – 4 Grays Athletic
| Venue: Spa Road | Attendance: 106

Grays produced a sterling display to take the points at Spa Road. Kieran Bishop’s spot-kick nine minutes before the break gave Ath the lead. Ryan Mahal [43′] and Jamie Slabber [49′] put distance between the sides before Bishop [65′] grabbed his second of the afternoon. Correy Davidson’s penalty 12 minutes from time pulled one back for Town though saw Lance Akins dismissed late on to compound a miserable afternoon and end their five-match unbeaten run. Grays rack up their third straight league win and are in 12th spot.

Bostik South results (2nd Dec)

Ashford Utd 4 – 1 Thamesmead Town
Carshalton Athletic 1 – 1 Cray Wanderers
Corinthian-Casuals 2 – 3 Chipstead
East Grinstead Town 1 – 3 Sittingbourne
Greenwich Borough 1 – 1 Lewes
Guernsey 4 – 2 VCD Athletic
Hythe Town 2 – 2 Hastings Utd
Phoenix Sports 1 – 0 Horsham
Ramsgate 2 – 1 Herne Bay
Shoreham 1 – 1 Molesey
South Park 2 – 1 Walton Casuals
Whyteleafe 1 – 1 Faversham Town

 

Bostik League Divisions Nth & Sth round-up (26.11.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Welcome to my semi-regular round-up of Bostik League North action with Bostik South results from Saturday 25th November. How did your team do this weekend?

 

AFC Sudbury 4 – 3 Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium | Attendance: 244

The Suds did the damage in the first half as they fought off a comeback by Bowers to claim the points here. The hosts broke the deadlock 12 minutes in through Max Booth though a deluge of goals after the half-hour from Reece Dobson [31′], and Ben Hunter [33′ & 45′] put the home side in a very commanding position at the break. Bowers responded soon into the second half as David Knight [pen 51′] and Ben Sartain [67′] halved the lead. Though Fahad Nyanja [72′] ensured a competitive finale to the match, the Suds held on to extend their unbeaten stretch to four league matches and are 12th in the table. Bowers suffered their first loss here in six league matches and reside in 4th spot.

Barking 2 – 0 Romford
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Attendance: 93

Barking continued their great league run as they battled to defeat Romford at Mayesbrook Park. The hosts led on 10 minutes through Ben O’Brien though only sealed the points late on through Kiernan Hughes-Mason’s strike [87′]. Barking have now amassed five league wins on-the-spin and now sit 5th while bottom side Romford’s tough run goes on.

Canvey Island 0 – 3 Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Park Lane | Attendance: 193

Canvey were outplayed by in-form Potters Bar at Park Lane. Two goals in four minutes from Eoin Casey [29′] and Lee O’Leary [32′] put Danny Heale’s side on the back foot at the break. Steve Brown added a third for the Scholars six minutes from time to extend their unbeaten run to five league games now. Canvey’s third loss in their last five league matches means they’re in 3rd spot.

Cheshunt 2 – 1 Aveley
| Venue: Theobalds Lane | Attendance: 160

Cheshunt grabbed a rare win against fellow strugglers Aveley at Theobalds Lane. Aveley took the lead through Sewa Marah’s goal on 22 minutes though ten minutes after the break, Jason Hallett levelled for the Ambers. Substitute Michael Kalu [66′] got the decisive goal as Cheshunt got their first win in five league matches. Aveley have only won one of their last seven league matches now and sit in 21st, above today’s opponents only on goal difference.

Grays Athletic 1 – 0 Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Parkside | Attendance: 169

Grays grabbed a narrow win over Soham at Parkside. Veteran midfielder Glenn Poole grabbed the only goal with 18 minutes remaining to give Ath their first win in five league games to go 14th in the table. Soham’s third straight loss means they drop to 17th.

Hertford Town 1 – 1 Norwich Utd
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Attendance: 154

Hertford were held by lowly Norwich Utd here. The hosts led thanks to Ben Andreos’s opener [14′] though Tim Henery’s penalty 12 minutes later eventually sealed a point for the Planters. Norwich Utd’s winless run extends to six matches and they remain second bottom.

Maldon & Tiptree 5 – 1 Dereham Town
| Venue: Park Drive | Attendance: 78

Maldon showed their class as they dismantled leaders Dereham at Park Drive. Jammers’ hot-shot Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe’s first-half hat-trick [10′, pen 34′ & 35′] gave the Magpies a proverbial mountain to climb though Ryan Crisp did get a consolation on the hour. Further goals from Ryan Gondoh [63′] and substitute Kieran Bailey [68′] sealed Maldon’s fourth straight league win which sees them sit 6th in the table. Dereham remain top despite this defeat.

Tilbury 2 – 2 AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: Chadfields | Attendance: 154

Tilbury held the Urchins at Chadfields. Abdus Salami opened the scoring for the hosts on the quarter-hour though Theo Fairweather-Johnson levelled 13 minutes later. Five minutes after the break, Elliot Styles gave Hornchurch the lead though the hosts claimed a point as Adam Vyse struck with eight minutes left.

Waltham Abbey 4 – 1 Bury Town
| Venue: Capershotts | Attendance: 63

In-form Abbey overwhelmed Bury Town to claim the points at Capershotts. The hosts had a two-goal cushion at the break through goals from Billy Holland [32′] and Nathan Koranteng [39′]. Darelle Russell got a third on 66 minutes before an Ollie Fenn OG [73′] more than made the points safe. The visitors pulled one back through Cemal Ramadan with eight minutes left. Waltham Abbey rise to 9th place while Town’s winless run sits at four league matches.

 

Bostik Division South results

Chipstead 2 – 2 Greenwich Borough | V: High Road | Att: 75
Faversham Town 2 – 1 South Park | V: Salters Lane | Att: 157
Hastings Utd 3 – 1 Guernsey | V: The Pilot Field | Att: 272
Herne Bay 2 – 2 East Grinstead Town|V: Winch’s Field| Att: 189
Horsham 2 – 1 Hythe Town | V: Culver Road | Att: 133
Molesey 1 – 1 Ramsgate | V: Walton Road | Att: 45
Sittingbourne 2 – 2 Corinthian Casuals|V: Woodstock Park | Att: 147
Thamesmead Town 2 – 3 Carshalton Athletic | V: Princes Park | Att: 94
VCD Athletic 1 – 0 Shoreham | V: Oakwood | Att: 62
Walton Casuals 4 – 2 Whyteleafe | V: Elmbridge Sports Hub | Att: 102

 

 

 

Bostik League Division North & South Round-up (19.11.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of Bostik Division North action and South results that took place on Saturday 18th November. Enjoy.

Saturday 18th November

Bostik Division North

AFC Hornchurch  2 – 0  Hertford Town    |  Venue: Bridge Avenue

Two second-half goals were enough to seal another three points for the Urchins. Nathan Cooper [66’] gave the hosts the lead before Brad Warner secured the points three minutes from time. Results elsewhere meant that this win for Hornchurch takes them above Canvey into second place in the table. Despite Hertford’s defeat they sit in a respectable 9th place.

Barking   1 – 0  Canvey Island

| Venue: Mayesbrook Park    |   Attendance: 117

Barking edged this encounter of two in-form sides to claim another win at Mayesbrook Park. Abs Seymour’s 20th-minute goal was enough to extend Justin Gardner’s side’s undefeated run to seven matches, which brings them into the play-off spots. Canvey suffered only their second loss in their last ten matches though slip to third spot.

Brentwood Town   2 – 0   Haringey Borough

|  Venue:  Brentwood Arena   | Attendance: 112

Brentwood ended a recent dry spell to take the points at the Brentwood Arena. Matt Price gave the hosts the lead from the spot on 24 minutes before Shomari Barnwell doubled the advantage with 59 minutes on the clock. This was Town’s first win in four league matches while Borough’s long unbeaten start to the season was ended here, they sit 4th.

Bury Town  0 – 0    Bowers & Pitsea

| Venue: Ram Meadow         | Attendance: 279

These two top-half sides played out a stalemate at Ram Meadow. Bury Town are winless in three league matches and reside in 8th spot while Bowers are unbeaten in four matches, sitting in 5th spot, nine points behind leaders Dereham.

Grays Athletic   2 – 2   Mildenhall Town

|  Venue: Parkside      |   Attendance: 177

The visitors came from behind twice to share the points at Parkside. Kieran Bishop gave Ath the lead on 13 minutes, though Marcio Pereira levelled on the half-hour for the Hall. Bishop struck again, this from the spot [35’] as Grays once again held a slender lead though Daniel Brown restored parity seven minutes later to grab a point though Town’s winless stretch extends to eight matches now. Grays are winless in their last four matches and are currently 16th in the table.

Heybridge Swifts 1 – 2   Dereham Town  

|   Venue: Scraley Road       |   Attendance: 188

Swifts return to league action wasn’t quite what they hoped for as they lost out to leaders Dereham at Scraley Road. Jamie Forshaw grabbed the initiative for the visitors after seven minutes though Luke Callander levelled on the quarter-hour mark. Toby Hilliard restored the Magpies’ lead 13 minutes before the break. Even the late sending off of Hilliard didn’t stop Dereham from recording their 12th league win of the campaign. Heybridge fell to only their second loss in their nine league matches thus far.

Potters Bar Town  4 – 1    Norwich Utd

| Venue: Pakex Stadium       |   Attendance: 92

Potters Bar recorded a good win over strugglers Norwich Utd here. Michael Murray’s goal put the Scholars ahead ten minutes before the break. That lead only lasted four minutes before Tim Henery struck to equalise for the Planters. Murray struck again four minutes before the break as Potters Bar looked to assert control. That they did after the break as Murray completed his hat-trick on the hour mark then Steve Brown added a fourth five minutes later. The hosts sit in 10th spot while Utd third loss in their last five matches sees them remain second bottom, just a point clear of Romford.

Romford  1 – 1  Aveley

| Venue: Ship Lane       |   Attendance: 125

Romford struck late on to prevent Aveley picking up a much-needed win at Ship Lane. It was the Millers who took the lead when Alex Teniola [61’] struck though Ayodeji Olukoga levelled with three minutes remaining to extend the hosts’ recent draw streak to three matches. Aveley averted a four-match losing run here though they rise one place to 21st.

Soham Town Rangers  1 – 3   Maldon & Tiptree

| Venue: Julius Martin Lane       |   Attendance: 110

Maldon struck late to secure another three points, this time at Julius Martin Lane. Maldon led after only four minutes through top-scorer Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe. Jon Kaye restored parity for the hosts four minutes before the break. Soham may have thought they were on for a point though late goals from substitute Chris Millar [83’] and Ogedi-Uzokwe’s second from the spot on the stroke of full-time secured the points and extends the Jammers’ unbeaten run to ten matches and they are in 7th place. Soham’s first defeat in four matches sees them in 15th spot.

Waltham Abbey   2 – 2  AFC Sudbury

| Venue: Capershotts       |   Attendance: 86

The Suds denied Abbey the win late on in this topsy-turvy contest at Capershotts. Reece Dobson put Sudbury ahead on the half-hour though Shad Ngandu levelled on 62 minutes. Aron Gordon turned the tide of the match by giving Abbey the lead just five minutes later. Dobson hit back for the visitors though with eight minutes left to secure a point. The Abbotts sit 11th & have only lost one of their last six matches now while Sudbury are unbeaten in three league matches, sitting in 14th spot.

Ware   0 – 2   Tilbury

| Venue: Wodson Park        |   Attendance: 54

Tilbury struck twice in the last twenty minutes to claim the points in a match that was reversed (Tilbury were due to be at home) due to floodlight failure at Chadfields. So, Wodson Park held this match instead and goals from Adam Vyse [72’] and substitute Charlie Little [89’] secured the visitors’ first win in their last four matches. Ware though are bottom of the form table now as their winless run extends to eight matches.

Witham Town  3 – 2     Cheshunt

| Venue: Spa Road       |   Attendance: 79

Witham continued their good recent run with a narrow win over struggling Cheshunt at Spa Road. Kyle Roberts put the Ambers ahead five minutes before the break though Jeffrey Gyamfi replied just three minutes later to see Town level at the interval. The hosts took the lead from the spot through Elliott Ronto six minutes after the break, before Lance Akins extended the lead with three minutes left. Jason Hallett struck on the cusp of 90 minutes to not help the home side’s nerves though Town held on to pick up their fourth win in their last five matches while Cheshunt have only had one success in their last seven matches.

Bostik Division South – Sat 18th November

Chipstead   1 – 1   Faversham Town   | Venue: High Road    | Att: 38

Corinthian Casuals  3  – 0  Ashford Utd  | Venue: King George’s Field | Att: 182

East Grinstead Town  0 – 7 Cray Wanderers  | Venue: College Lane |  Att: 81

Greenwich Borough 0 – 2  Horsham  | Venue: DGS Stadium|  Att: 106

Guernsey 5 – 2  Shoreham  | Venue: Footes Lane   |  Att: 726

 

Hastings Utd  2 – 1  VCD Athletic   |   Venue: The Pilot Field  |  Att: 297

Herne Bay  0 – 0  Molesey | Venue: |  Att: 182

Hythe Town  0 – 4  Carshalton Athletic  | Venue: Reachfields  |  Att: 222

Lewes  2 – 2  Thamesmead Town     |  Venue: The Dripping Pan  | Att: 546

Phoenix Sports  0 – 3  Walton Casuals | Venue: The Mayplace Ground | Att: 58

 Ramsgate 4 – 1  Whyteleafe | Venue: Southwood   | Att: 199

Sittingbourne   0 – 3  South Park   | Venue: Woodstock Park |  Att: 112

 

Bostik League Division North & South Round-up (12.11.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of Bostik Division North action and South results this weekend, reduced due to a number of clubs in FA Trophy action.
Saturday 11th November

Bostik Division North

AFC Sudbury  3 – 2   Tilbury

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium      |  Attendance: 254

The Suds resisted a late surge by the Dockers to claim the win. Goals from early substitute Ben Hunter {35’] and Jake Colclough [46’] put the hosts in a good position, though the visitors responded with late goals from substitute Toby Aromolaran [81’] and Adam Vyse [90’] before an injury-time winner by Jake Clowsley sealed the hosts’ first win in five matches. Tilbury have lost three on-the-trot now and reside in 19th place.

Canvey Island  3 – 0  Grays Athletic

Venue: Park Lane     |   Attendance: 394

Canvey overcame Grays at Park Lane. A Mitchell Gilbey penalty a minute before the break put the Islanders ahead and the hosts cemented that advantage with goals from George Sykes [68’] and Ryan Charles [72’] to claim their tenth win of the season and claim top spot on goal difference. Grays’ five-match undefeated run comes to an end and also announced after the match that assistant boss Darren Manning has left the club, as he seeks to test himself as a manager – Manning has joined Essex Senior League side Hullbridge Sports, where he was a player and a reserve team boss previously.

Cheshunt  0 – 4  Barking

|  Venue:  Theobalds Lane   | Attendance: 204

In-form Barking had a happy away-day as they defeated the Ambers at Theobalds Lane. The Blues edged ahead just before the break through Kiernan Hughes-Mason and doubled their lead seven minutes after the re-start through Dan Gilchrist. Late goals from substitute Sam Shaban [89’] and Abs Seymour on the stroke of full-time sealed the win for Justin Gardner’s side. Barking are now unbeaten in six league matches and are in 8th place in the table, three points off the play-offs. Cheshunt’s struggles continue as this was their fifth loss in their last nine league matches, they sit in 21st place.

Dereham Town  2 – 2   Romford

| Venue:  Aldiss Park         | Attendance: 202

Dereham were held by battling Romford at Aldiss Park. Jonathon Nzengo broke the deadlock twelve minutes in for Paul Martin’s side before four minutes after the interval, Jamie Forshaw levelled for the Magpies. Substitute Toby Hilliard [67’] put the hosts ahead though that lead lasted only six minutes before Romford substitute Hugo Atkinson [73’] struck to claim a point for his side. Dereham are level on points with Canvey at the top of the table though sit 2nd on goal difference. Romford’s second stalemate in succession edges them closer to the sides above them though they still sit bottom of the pile.

Hertford Town  0 – 1  Soham Town Rangers

|  Venue: Hertingfordbury Park      |   Attendance: 243

Soham continued their recent good run with a good win at Hertingfordbury Park. Joe Carden got the only goal seven minutes from time to give the Greens their third win in their last six matches. Hertford’s second loss in their last six matches sees them remain 7th in the table.

Norwich Utd  1 – 3   Witham Town    

|   Venue: Plantation Park       |   Attendance: 101

Witham struck early with a goal-blitz to continue their recent revival at Plantation Park. First-half goals from Chinedu Osadebe [10’], Lance Akins [13’] and Correy Davidson [20’] pretty much sealed the points as substitute Liam Jackson’s late goal for the Planters was ‘too little, too late’. Witham’s third straight win sees them rise to 15th spot while Utd remain 23rd, having not won in four matches now.

 Ware   0 – 4   AFC Hornchurch

| Venue: Wodson Park       |   Attendance: 88

Hornchurch returned to form here at Wodson Park with a comfortable win over out-of-form Ware. Elliott Styles [18’] broke the deadlock for the Urchins though they stepped it up after the break as goals a brace from George Purcell [61’ & pen 80’] and Leon McKenzie [70’] sealed the visitors’ third win in their last five games and go 3rd in the table. Ware’s winless run extends to seven matches now.

 

Bostik Division South

Ashford Utd  1 – 3  Hastings Utd | Venue: Homelands   | Att: 368

Faversham Town  3 – 1  East Grinstead Town  | Venue: Salters Lane | Att: 176

Molesey  3 – 0  Chipstead  |   Venue: Walton Road  |  Att: 65

Shoreham  0 – 3   Hythe Town  | Venue: Middle Road |  Att: 124

South Park P – P  Herne Bay      |  Venue: Whitehall Lane

VCD Athletic  0 – 1 Greenwich Borough    | Venue: Oakwood     | Att: 142

Whyteleafe   0 – 1   Phoenix Sports   | Venue: Church Road   | Att: 150

Bostik League Division North & South round-up (5.11.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of Bostik Division North action and South results this weekend, starting with a solitary match on Friday night in Bostik South.

Friday 3rd November

Bostik Division South

East Grinstead Town 0 – 4  Lewes  | Venue: College Lane   | Att: 263
Saturday 4th November

Bostik Division North

AFC Hornchurch  0 – 1  Witham Town

|  Venue: Bridge Avenue      |  Attendance: 174

Witham picked up a priceless three points with a late, late winner at Bridge Avenue. An injury-time winner from Correy Davidson was enough to give Witham only their third win of the league season whilst the Urchins fell to a second straight loss and subsequently down to 5th place. 

 

Brentwood Town  1 – 2  Bury Town   

| Venue: Brentwood Arena      |   Attendance: 106

Bury Town weathered a late comeback from Brentwood to pick up the win at the Brentwood Arena. Goals from Tommy Robinson [36′] and Cemal Ramadan [55′] put the visitors in a good position though Brendan Cavalier pulled one back for the hosts with six minutes remaining. Bury held on though for their third win in their last five matches and consign Brentwood to their eighth loss this term.

Grays Athletic  2  –  2    Cheshunt      

|  Venue:  Parkside     | Attendance: 192  

Cheshunt fought back to claim a point in a real ‘game of two halves’ at Parkside. Things started well for Grays as a quick-fire Adeyinka Cole brace [ 28′ & 31′] gave Ath the advantage at the break. The turning point came just shy of the hour as home goalkeeper Lamar Johnson was dismissed. Soon after, Jason Hallett halved the deficit for the Ambers from the spot. Hallett struck again a minute from time to deny the hosts the win. Despite this, Grays are now unbeaten in their last five matches while Cheshunt have only won one of their last five matches now.

Haringey Borough  2 – 1  Dereham Town   

| Venue: Coles Park           | Attendance: 172

All the goal action came after the break in this one at Cole Park as Haringey prevailed late on. Lawrence Yiga gave the hosts the lead on 67 minutes, before Jamie Forshaw [80′] levelled things for Dereham. Anthony McDonald’s 90th minute winner continued Tom Loizou’s side’s unbeaten run in the league term, now at 12 matches. Dereham’s six-match winning streak is over though they still sit at the ‘top of the tree’, two points ahead of their opponents here.

Hertford Town  1 – 0   Canvey Island      

|  Venue: Hertingfordbury Park      |   Attendance: 260

In-form Canvey fell to a narrow loss at Hertford. Michael Toner got the only goal of the game 20 minutes in as the hosts grabbed their fourth win in their last five league matches and in doing so ended the Islanders’ nine-match unbeaten league run. Canvey stay second though Hertford are continuing to impress in seventh place.

Maldon & Tiptree   3 – 1   Aveley         

|   Venue: Park Drive          Attendance:  90

Maldon continued their excellent recent league run by securing a good win over out-of-form Aveley at Park Drive. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe set the hosts on their way after ten minutes and then second-half goals from Johnville Renee [54′] and substitute Kieran Bailey [88′] sealed the points before a late consolation for the Millers through George Doyle on the stroke of full-time. The Jammers are now unbeaten in their last eight matches while Aveley haven’t won in six matches.

Mildenhall Town    1 – 1  Bowers & Pitsea    

| Venue: Recreation Way          |  Attendance: 142

Bowers were denied the win in the last moment of the match at Recreation Way. David Knight [31′] had given Rob Small’s side the lead though with the last kick of the match, goalkeeper Sam Roach struck to grab a point for the Hall. Bowers still rise to 4th spot while the hosts end a four-match league losing run here.

Norwich Utd   1 – 1        Barking    

|   Venue: Plantation Park       |   Attendance: 92

Barking recovered to take a point at Plantation Park. Adam Hipperson [31′] put Utd ahead though Jay Knight levelled on 61 minutes to eventually secure a share of the spoils. Barking are now unbeaten in their last four matches.

Potters Bar Town     2 – 1   Romford    

|   Venue: Pakex Stadium     |    Attendance: 123

Potters Bar secured the points against struggling Romford at the Pakex Stadium. A Eoin Casey brace [32′ & 59′] gave the Scholars the advantage, though Jonathon Nzengo havled the arrears with 17 minutes left. Romford remain bottom of the pile having won just one of their 14 matches this term.

Soham Town Rangers    3 – 1      Waltham Abbey   

| Venue: Julius Martin Lane     | Attendance: 127

Soham secured a welcome three points at Julius Martin Lane.  Marcus Hall put the hosts ahead in the first minute though Darelle Russell levelled six minutes later. Craig Gillies [16′] restored the hosts’ lead before Callum Russell secured the win from the spot on 58 minutes. Jordan Lee was dismissed for the hosts late on for two bookings though Soham rise to 17th spot while Abbey are in tenth place.

Ware        1 – 1        AFC Sudbury       

| Venue: Wodson Park       |   Attendance: 101

Ware snuck a point late on against the Suds at Wodson Park. Jamie Eaton-Collins gave the visitors the lead on six minutes though when Tyler French got his second yellow card late on, the visitors were down to ten men. Murat Karagul struck with seconds left to grab a point though Ware still haven’t won in their last five league matches.

 

Bostik Division South

Chipstead  2 – 4   Hythe Town  | Venue: High Road     | Att: 72

Corinthian Casuals  4 – 2   Ramsgate   | Venue: King George’s Field     | Att: 211

Faversham Town  1 – 2   Horsham   |   Venue: Salters Lane  |  Att: 190

Greenwich Borough  5 – 0  Ashford Utd   | Venue: DGS Stadium    |  Att: 167

Guernsey   2 – 4      Herne Bay       |  Venue: Footes Lane  | Att: 656

Shoreham  1 – 1    Hastings Utd    | Venue: Middle Road    | Att: 155

Sittingbourne   0 – 1      Phoenix Sports   | Venue:   |  Att: 154

South Park   0 – 1   Cray Wanderers    | Venue: Woodstock Park |  Att: 91

VCD Athletic   4 – 0    Molesey     | Venue: Oakwood     | Att: 59

Walton Casuals   0 – 0   Thamesmead Town |  Venue: Elmbridge Sports Hub   |  Att: 107

Whyteleafe      1 – 1    Carshalton Athletic   | Venue: Church Road   | Att: 293

Bostik League Division North, South & Cups Midweek Round-up (23-25.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up  of the midweek action that took place in the Bostik League Division North & South (results) here on my blog, this time featuring a midweek fixture list on Monday 23rd, Tuesday 24th & Wednesday 25th October. How did your team do? Following that, we’ll also have a results listing for various County Cup ties & more that were played in midweek.

Monday 23rd October

Bostik Division South

Carshalton Athletic  0  –  3  Greenwich Borough

| Venue: Colston Avenue | Att: 314

 

Tuesday 24th October

Bostik Division North

AFC Hornchurch   0 – 1   Dereham Town

Venue: Bridge Avenue  |    Attendance: 136

Dereham produced an excellent away-day display to record a narrow win at Bridge Avenue. Ryan Crisp got the only goal on 19 minutes to end the Urchins’ ten-match unbeaten start in the league. Hornchurch remain in third place in the table while Town go top following their sixth straight league success.

Barking   2 – 1      Aveley

Venue: Mayesbrook Park   |    Attendance: 78

Barking came from behind to grab all three points against out-of-form Aveley at Mayesbrook Park. The Millers took the lead after seven minutes through Ross Gleed’s strike. Three minutes into the second half, Kiernan Hughes-Mason levelled for Justin Gardner’s side. The hosts got the winner with five minutes remaining thanks to Abs Seymour’s goal, recording their first win in six league matches.

Cheshunt  3 – 2  Mildenhall Town

Venue: Theobalds Lane    |    Attendance: 142

The Ambers picked up a rare win in a real see-saw encounter at Theobalds Lane. The Hall broke the deadlock on 13 minutes as Luke Butcher struck. The hosts restored parity 11 minutes later thanks to the influential Tom Bruno. The visitors led again just before half-time through Matthew Green. A quick double-goal salvo turned the tide though as The Ambers first levelled through Manny Osei Bowe[65’] and then a penalty from Bruno [72’] was the eventual winner to give Steve Newing’s side only their third win so far this term. They rise to 21st in the table while Mildenhall’s third straight loss in the league sees them in 13th place.

Ware   2 – 4   Bowers & Pitsea  

Venue: Wodson Park   |  Attendance: 55

Bowers picked another important win away from home with this success at Wodson Park. Ware took an early lead on ten minutes through Murat Karagul though Tony Stokes levelled for Bowers four minutes later. Further first-half goals from David Knight [23’] and Jamie Salmon [27’] turned the tables on Kem Kemal’s side. Ben Sartain made it 4-1 on 68 minutes before the hosts pulled one back late on through Gareth Madden. Ware also finished the match a man light as Junior Appiah was given a straight red card. Bowers picked up their ninth win this term, while Ware’s winless run extends to four matches now.

 Witham Town   2 – 3     Hertford Town

Venue: Spa Road   |  Attendance: 95

Hertford overcame ten-man Witham to complete another successful evening, this time at Spa Road. Tommy Wade gave the visitors the lead on 24 minutes. Max Bradford equalised 11 minutes later for Witham. A crucial point in the match transpired six minutes after the break as Tyler Corlett was given his marching orders leaving Witham a man down for the remaining 40 minutes of this encounter. It only took the visitors two minutes after the red card to re-take, Ricky Light the scorer. Brett O’Connor made it three in injury-time though the action wasn’t done there as Witham’s Sam Ashford gave them a late consolation. In any case, Hertford’s sixth win of the season sees them jump to seventh spot while the hosts’ fifth loss in their last nine matches sees them in 22nd spot.

Tuesday 24th October

Bostik League Division South

Hastings Utd   1 – 2   Thamesmead Town  | Venue: The Pilot Field | Att: 279

Phoenix Sports  2 – 0  Ashford Utd  | Venue: The Mayplace Ground   | Att: 124

Ramsgate  0 –  1  VCD Athletic     | Venue: Southwood    | Att: 161

Sittingbourne  0 – 0    Cray Wanderers    | Venue: Woodstock Park  | Att: 160

 

Wednesday 25th October

Bostik Division North

Grays Athletic 3 – 3   Haringey Borough

Venue: Parkside  |    Attendance: 183

Haringey rallied late-on to deny Grays the win at Parkside. A quick-fire double from the hosts from Jamie Slabber [38’] and Adeyinka Cole [41’] gave Ath a decent lead at the break. Four minutes after the break, Haringey hot-shot Ralston Gabriel halved the visitors’ arrears. Cole struck again on the hour to give Jamie Stuart’s side a 3-1 lead. Gabriel once again showed his prowess late on though [87’ & 90’] to complete his hat-trick and secure a late point for Borough. Grays are now unbeaten in their last four league matches, and reside in 12th place. Haringey are still unbeaten this term and remain in 5th place.

 

Cup results round-up   (Cup competition listed in brackets)

Monday 23rd October

Hendon  2 – 2   Wingate & Finchley (Hendon won 4-3 on penalties)

(London Senior Cup R1)  | Venue: Silver Jubilee Park   |    Attendance: 127

 

Tuesday 24th October

Billericay Town  7 – 3  Southend Utd    (BBC Essex Senior Cup R3)

Venue: New Lodge   |    Attendance: 1,210

 

Tilbury  0 – 0  Harlow Town  (Harlow won 5-4 on penalties)

(BBC Essex Senior Cup R3) |  Venue: Chadfields   |    Attendance: 81

 

AFC Sudbury    2 – 2   Haverhill Borough  (Sudbury won 5-4 on penalties)

(Suffolk Senior Cup R1) |  Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium |  Attendance: 123

 

Dorking Wanderers  4 – 1    Walton Casuals     (Surrey Senior Cup R1)

Venue: London Road   |    Attendance: 121

 

East Grinstead Town   5 – 1    Oakwood     (Sussex Senior Cup R2)

Venue: College Lane   |    Attendance: 38

 

Horsham    6 – 3    Newhaven      (Sussex Senior Cup R2)

Venue: Culver Road  |    Attendance: 107

Bury Town  0 – 0    Heybridge Swifts  (Heybridge won 5-4 on penalties)

(The Velocity Trophy R2)  |  Venue: Ram Meadow   |    Attendance: 179

 

Margate  2 – 2   Corinthian Casuals    (Corinthian Casuals won 5-3 on penalties)

(The Velocity Trophy R2)  |  Venue: Hartsdown Park   |    Attendance: 253

 

Soham Town Rangers  2 – 3    Brentwood Town    (The Velocity Trophy R2)

Venue: Julius Martin Lane   |    Attendance: 88

 

South Park   2 – 5    Chipstead         (The Velocity Trophy R2)

Venue: Whitehall Lane   |    Attendance: 68

 

Wednesday 25th October 

Croydon   2 – 2   Molesey   (Molesey won 12-11 on penalties)

(Surrey Senior Cup R1)  Venue: Croydon Arena    |    Attendance: 40