Bostik Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 17.3.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of Bostik League North & South action. The weather struck once again as rain & snow heavily affected both divisions this weekend.


Saturday 17th March

AFC Sudbury 0 – 2 Potters Bar Town
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 190

The Suds fell to a home defeat against in-form Potters Bar. Goals from Lee O’Leary [11′] and Michael Murray [23′] secured the Scholars’ 6th win in their last 8 matches to take them above Canvey, into 3rd spot. Sudbury’s third straight defeat leaves them in 12th spot.

Barking 0 – 2 Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 71

Barking’s inconsistent nature struck again with a loss to mid-table Soham. Lee Chaffey broke the deadlock on 14 minutes before an OG from Barking defender Adeyemi [68′] sealed the points for the visitors and in doing so ended a three-match winless run for them. Barking’s third loss on-the-trot sees them 9th while Soham are 15th.

Bury Town 2 – 1 Canvey Island | Venue: Ram Meadow | Att: 251

The Islanders lost out at Ram Meadow. Jack Lankaster gave Town the lead two minutes after the break, before Tevan Allan [71′] gave the hosts a more comfortable advantage. Canvey replied through Mitchell Gilbey’s strike eight minutes from time though Danny Heale’s side drop to 4th as they continue to stutter somewhat with two wins in their last six matches. Bury stay 11th after their first win in four matches.


Heybridge Swifts 3 – 1 Cheshunt | Venue: Scraley Road | Att: 203

Heybridge took another stride towards the play-offs with a good win over nine-man Cheshunt. Matt Price’s brace [21′ & 44′] put the hosts ahead before the visitors were not one but two men down after Agholor & Symons were both dismissed in a six-minute spell midway into the second-half. Despite their numerical disadvantage, Amadou Kassarate struck nine minutes before time for the Ambers to perhaps put the odd doubt in the home fans’ minds though that doubt was quelled six minutes later as Jack Cawley scored to secure the win for Jody Brown’s side. Heybridge’s 6th success in their last 8 matches sees them up to 8th, six points off the top six with at least four matches in hand while Cheshunt slip back to 23rd after only their second loss in their last six.


Norwich Utd 1 – 1 Bowers & Pitsea | Venue: Plantation Park | Att: 82

Bowers made the long trip north though were held by the improving Planters. David Knight’s sweet 35-yarder [33′] powered Rob Small’s side ahead though Nathan Stewart levelled on the hour to extend the hosts’ unbeaten run to three matches and go back into 22nd on goal difference. Bowers remain 2nd, six points clear of Potters Bar in 3rd.

Ware 1 – 0 Hertford Town | Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 251

Ware secured a vital win over mid-table Hertford. Jordon Watson’s goal [35′] was enough to give his side their 2nd straight win and rise to 20th, ten points off the bottom. Town’s 4th loss in their last six sees them in 13th spot.

Matches OFF on 17.3.18 (Due to the adverse weather)

AFC Hornchurch P – P Mildenhall Town
Aveley P – P Haringey Borough
Brentwood Town P – P Grays Athletic
Dereham Town P – P Waltham Abbey (Due to Travel conditions)
Tilbury P – P Maldon & Tiptree
Witham Town P – P Romford


Bostik Division South (Sat 17.3.18)

Ashford Utd 2 – 3 Phoenix Sports | Att: 198
Hastings Utd 1 – 0 Walton Casuals | Att: 263
Shoreham 0 – 3 Corinthian-Casuals | Att: 97
VCD Athletic 2 – 1 East Grinstead Town | Att: 42

Postponed matches: Chipstead P – P South Park, Greenwich Borough P – P Thamesmead Town, Guernsey P – P Faversham Town, Herne Bay P – P Whyteleafe, Hythe Town v Sittingbourne, Molesey P – P Lewes & Ramsgate P – P Carshalton Athletic

Sunday 18.3.18 Fixture

Cray Wanderers v Horsham | Att: TBA




Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 10.3.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.

Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:


Saturday 10th March

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 Canvey Island
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Att: 245

The Urchins pinched the points late on at Bridge Avenue to continue their march to the Bostik North title. Theo Fairweather-Johnson’s winner four minutes from time sealed the win and they go 14 points clear at the summit. Canvey drop to 4th though they do have the best goal difference of the sides currently in the play-off spots.


Aveley 0 – 1 Ware
| Venue: Parkside  | Att: 193

Ware narrowly edged improving Aveley at Parkside. Jordon Watson’s solitary goal was enough to secure the points as Ware go up to 21st, seven points clear of the relegation spot. Aveley are 19th, though only a real barren run of results will see them caught up in the scrap at the bottom.


Bowers & Pitsea P – P  Dereham Town
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium  |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Brentwood Town P – P  Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Brentwood Arena |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Bury Town  P – P Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Ram Meadow  |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Haringey Borough  3 – 0  AFC Sudbury  | Venue: Coles Park | Att: 119

Haringey continued their promotion push with another win at Coles Park. The Suds fell behind as Anthony McDonald [61′] and Michael O’Donoghue goals [69′] gave the hosts the lead before Jordan Edwards’ late goal sealed the points to take the hosts into 3rd spot, six points behind Bowers in second, having played a game more. Sudbury are 11th, level on points with Bury Town and ten points off the top six.


Maldon & Tiptree  P – P Barking
| Venue: Park Drive |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Norwich Utd  2 – 2 Grays Athletic
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att: 151

The Planters fought back to hold Ath at Plantation Park. Kieran Bishop’s 34-minute penalty gave the visitors the lead before the hosts were awarded a penalty of their own on 64 minutes, which Adam Hipperson duly converted to level things up. Joao Carlos struck three minutes later to give Grays a thin lead again though the hosts grabbed a point thanks to Nathan Stewart’s goal twenty minutes from time. Utd drop to 23rd despite this point and are five points clear of Romford while Grays are 9th, seven points off the play-offs.


Potters Bar Town  4 – 0 Tilbury
| Venue: Pakex Stadium  | Att: 124

Potters Bar continued their impressive first season in Bostik North by dispatching Tilbury at the Pakex. Chris Doyle [8′] gave the hosts an early lead before Michael Murray [pen 45′] doubled that advantage. Late on, goals from Sean Grace [77′] and Doyle’s second of the afternoon with 7 minutes left secured a good afternoon’s work. The Scholars sit 5th, three points clear of Dereham in 7th. Tilbury drop to 17th and a mid-table finish beckons for Joe Keith’s side.


Romford  1 – 4 Hertford Town
| Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 82

Romford endured another blue afternoon at Ship Lane, falling to a good performance by mid-table Hertford. Goals from Phillip Lowen [5′] and Charlie Ruff [34′] gave the visitors the advantage before Andrew Tirvanhu pulled a goal back for Boro six minutes before half-time. A Michael Toner spot-kick eight minutes after the break and Luke Illsley’s strike [69′] confirmed the win for Town as they rise to 13th. Romford remain bottom and results elsewhere mean they are five points adrift at the bottom.


Soham Town Rangers  2 – 2 Cheshunt
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane  | Att: 109

Soham held improving Cheshunt at Julius Martin Lane. Dave Kendall put the Ambers ahead 18 minutes in, before Sam Mulready levelled for Soham on the stroke of half-time. In a nervy end to this one, Jason Hallett [82′] probably thought he’d sealed three much-needed points though Mulready [86′] struck again to claim a point for his side. Soham sit 18th while Cheshunt drop to 22nd, six points off the bottom.


Witham Town 2 – 0 Waltham Abbey | Venue: Spa Road | Att: 81

Witham pinched this one late on at Spa Road. A brace from substitute Chinedu Osadebe [89′ & 90′] changed the tide of the match and give Adam Flint’s men the points. Town go above their opponents here into 14th while Abbey are 16th.


Bostik Division South R’s – Sat 10th March

Ashford Utd  1 – 3 Lewes  | Att: 283

Carshalton Athletic  5 – 0 Molesey  | Att: 283

Corinthian-Casuals  2 – 1 Thamesmead Town | Att: 81

East Grinstead Town  P – P Horsham |

Greenwich Borough  1 – 0  Faversham Town   Att: 81

Guernsey  3 – 0  Sittingbourne  | Att: 628

Hythe Town  2 – 1 Cray Wanderers  | Att: 188

Phoenix Sports  3 – 1 Herne Bay  | Att: 94

Ramsgate  3 – 0 Chipstead   | Att: 151

Shoreham  P – P Walton Casuals   |

South Park  P – P VCD Athletic  |

Whyteleafe 1 – 0 Hastings Utd  | Att: 168


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

Bostik League Division Nth (& Sth) Round-up (BLN 24.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.

Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:


Friday 23rd February

Witham Town 1 – 1 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Spa Road | Att: 407

Witham left it late to deny Heybridge victory as a crowd of over 400 braved the chilly weather at Spa Road. Harrison Chatting broke the deadlock four minutes into the second half to put the visitors ahead. Correy Davidson has had a good season for Town and he stepped up again right on the cusp of full-time to grab a point for the hosts. Heybridge boss Jody Brown was also dismissed for remonstrating for the officials. Witham’s winless run extends to five matches now, and are 17th after Saturday’s action. Heybridge’s four-match winning run ended here though sit 12th, 12 points off the play-offs.


AFC Hornchurch  1 – 1   Tilbury
| Venue: Bridge Avenue  | Att: 176

Hornchurch were held by improving Tilbury on an emotional day at Bridge Avenue. The Urchins had manager Jimmy McFarlane foremost in their thoughts after he sadly suffered a stroke on Monday, I sincerely wish him a speedy recovery. On the pitch, the hosts led just before half-time through Christian Assombalonga’s goal though new signing Harry Norman, recruited from Canvey, levelled mid-way through the second half and a resolute showing from Joe Keith’s side extended their unbeaten run to four matches as they rise to 15th. Hornchurch’s recent run has seen them lose only once in their last six, as they remain top by 11 points.


Aveley 4 – 1  Cheshunt  | Venue: Parkside | Att: 237

Aveley’s early goal-blitz helped them on their way to an excellent win over strugglers Cheshunt at Parkside. New signing Tom Richardson opened the scoring after just four minutes, before Connor Witherspoon [7′] added a second. Richardson struck again on 20 minutes to give James Webster’s side a big lead at the break. Lewis Gard [53′] secured the points before Sam Alderson [61′] pulled one back for Craig Edwards’ side. Aveley are now unbeaten in their last seven matches, and stay 19th, ten points ahead of Brentwood just behind them. The Ambers remain 23rd, two points clear of Romford now.


Bowers & Pitsea  2 – 0  AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium  | Att: 87

Bowers secured another victory in their promotion charge, this time against Sudbury at the Len Salmon. Ben Sartain [34′] and David Knight [49′] goals were enough to seal Rob Small’s men their 7th win in their last eight matches and stay 2nd, though extend their lead to eight points over Canvey in 3rd. The Suds suffered their first loss in seven matches and drop to 10th spot.


Brentwood Town 1 – 1  Dereham Town
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Att: 99

Brentwood struck late to deny play-off chasing Dereham the win at the Brentwood Arena. Rhys Logan put the visitors ahead on 23 minutes before Tony Stokes struck ten minutes from time to ensure Craig Shipman’s side left with a point. Brentwood’s indifferent form persists though with only one win in their last six matches and they are now only five points clear of the relegation spot. Dereham’s 5th draw in their last eight matches sees them drop to 7th because of their three-point deduction this week due to an ineligible player (I believe).


Bury Town  0 –  0  Waltham Abbey
| Venue: Ram Meadow  | Att: 274

Bury Town were held by mid-table Abbey at Ram Meadow. Town’s inconsistent form continues with only two wins in their last seven outings, sitting in 9th place, 12 points adrift of the play-offs now. Abbey are also finding wins hard to come by with one win in their last ten though they look set for a mid-table finish as they are currently 14th.


Haringey Borough  2 – 0  Ware  | Venue: Coles Park | Att: 123

Haringey continued their recent good run with victory over out-of-form Ware at Coles Park. A goal in each half from Coby Rowe [34′] and Anthony McDonald [59′] sealed the win, Boro’s 4th win in their last six matches and go two points ahead of Maldon and into 4th place, due to Potters Bar’s points deduction. Ware’s fourth defeat on-the-spin leaves them mired in the middle of the relegation dogfight in 22nd, four points off the foot of the table.


Maldon & Tiptree  1 – 2   Mildenhall Town
| Venue: ParkDrive | Att: 105

Mildenhall bested ten-man Maldon to come away with all three points at Park Drive. Joe Ellul struck again for the Jammers to give them the lead on 22 minutes, though Joshua Curry levelled a minute before the break for the Hall. Substitute Tom Debenham put the visitors ahead six minutes after the interval. Moments later, the hosts were a man light as Harvey Dailly was dismissed. Town held on to claim their fourth win in their last six matches and go into 13th place. Maldon’s second defeat in their last five sees them in 6th spot, in the play-offs by virtue of Dereham’s points deduction this week.


Norwich Utd  P – P   Hertford Town
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att:

This match was postponed due to an frozen pitch.


Potters Bar Town  1 – 1   Canvey Island
| Venue: Pakex Stadium  | Att: 173

These two play-off chasing sides duked it out at the Pakex Stadium before ending all-square. James Walker opened the scoring for the visitors with 21 minutes gone. The Scholars were down to ten men 12 minutes later as Billy Adcock was dismissed. Despite this, George Nicohlas restored parity for the hosts five minutes after the break to maintain their good run of only one loss in their last eight matches, in 5th spot after they were deducted three points this week for an ineligible player (I believe). Canvey are 3rd, having drawn three of their last four matches now.


Romford  2 – 1  Barking   | Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 67

Romford put a disheartening midweek result behind them to claim a hugely important three points at Ship Lane. Craig Jeakins [29′] put Paul Martin’s side ahead before Greg Akpele’s spot-kick a minute before half-time doubled their lead. Izzy Bademosi got an injury-time consolation for Justin Gardner’s side though Boro finally ended an eight-match losing run here to close the gap to Cheshunt to two points at the bottom. Barking’s first defeat in five sees them stay 8th though they are eight points off the play-off positions.


Soham Town Rangers  0 – 0   Grays Athletic
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane  | Att: 155

Soham were held by Ath at Julius Martin Lane. Soham stay 18th after a run of three wins in their last seven matches while Jamie Stuart’s men justified their growing reputation of being tough to beat, as they’ve only lost once in their last nine though have drawn five of those matches, they go into 11th spot.


Bostik Division South R’s – Sat 24th Feb


Ashford Utd  2 – 1 Cray Wanderers  | Att: 198

Carshalton Athletic  2 – 1  Thamesmead Town  | Att: 371

Corinthian-Casuals  3 – 1  Sittingbourne   | Att: 201

East Grinstead Town  P – P Herne Bay

Greenwich Borough  1 – 0  Chipstead

Guernsey  1 – 1 Hastings Utd   | Att: 573

Hythe Town  1 – 1  Horsham  | Att: 218

Phoenix Sports  2 – 4 Lewes  | Att: 140

Ramsgate  2 – 1 Molesey   | Att: 133

Shoreham  0 – 1  VCD Athletic  | Att: 58

South Park  1 – 1  Faversham Town  | Att: 86

Whyteleafe  3 – 2  Walton Casuals  |

Bostik League North (& South) round-up (BLN 18.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to this week’s round-up of Bostik North action with results from Bostik South. There were some crucial battles at the bottom and between play-off contenders this weekend. How did your side do?

Saturday 17th February

AFC Sudbury 1 – 0 AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 315

The Suds narrowly defeated Hornchurch at King’s Marsh. Joe Whight’s spot-kick 16 minutes from time was the difference-maker as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to six matches, they rise one place to 9th spot. The Urchins retained their 13-point cushion at the summit thanks to Bowers’ defeat at Cheshunt as the recent four-match winning run ended here.


Barking 3 – 1 Bury Town
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 91

Barking continued their play-off charge with a excellent win over mid-table Bury Town. Adem Ramadan broke the deadlock 12 minutes before the interval. Abs Seymour [16′] doubled that advantage before Kemo Darboe, on debut, secured the win with 20 minutes left. Bury nabbed a late consolation through Tommy Robinson though the visitors fell to their 5th loss in their last seven, dropping to 10th spot. Barking’s now four-match unbeaten run sees them retain 8th place, six points outside the play-offs.


Canvey Island 2 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 271

Canvey lept above the Jammers in the table after a good, battling win over fellow play-off chasing Maldon. James Walker gave the Gulls on eight minutes, before Ryan Charles [45′] gave Danny Heale’s side a two-goal cushion. Joe Ellul [48′] scored for the visitors though couldn’t find their way past Canvey ‘keeper Henry Newcombe afterwards. Canvey’s 4th win in their last seven sees them up to 3rd. Maldon drop to 6th.


Cheshunt: 2 – 1 Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue: Theobalds Lane | Att: 195

Cheshunt overcame promotion-seeking Bowers at Theobalds Lane. David Knight [21′] struck to gice Rob Small’s side the lead, though that advantage lasted three minutes before Kyle Roberts levelled for Craig Edwards’ side. The turnaround was complete thanks to Jack Lampe’s winner 13 minutes into the second half. Cheshunt’s second win in their last seven sees them iff the bottom, two points ahead of Romford. Bowers’ second loss in their last seven sees their lead over their rivals cut to six points with Canvey and Potters Bar both having 2 games in hand.


Dereham Town 2 – 2 Aveley | Venue: Aldiss Park | Att: 159

Dereham were twice pegged back by the Millers in this encounter at Aldiss Park. Rhys Logan got the opener for the hosts on seven minutes. Alex Stephenson restored parity for James Webster’s side on the half-hour. Sam Borrer [57′] restored the hosts’ lead though Aveley left with a point after Myles Keizer-Burrows’s injury-time leveller. Dereham drop to 5th after their 4th draw in their last seven outings. Aveley stay 19th as their unbeaten run stretched to six matches.


Grays Athletic 4 – 1 Witham Town | Venue: Parkside | Att: 192

A double of braces sealed Grays’ first win in five matches. A quick-fire Tommy Wade double [34′ & 37′] was followed by hot-shot Kieran Bishop’s third goal for the hosts two minutes later. Bishop [80′] secured the win with his 2nd before Aidara Moulaye got one back for Town though they fall four places to 17th spot. Grays stay 11th.


Hertford Town 0 – 1 Haringey Borough
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 258

Haringey Borough narrowly won at mid-table Hertford to keep up their top-six ambitions. Lawrence Yiga struck nine minutes into the second half to give Boro their third win in their last eight games and close to within a point of Maldon in 6th. Hertford drop to 14th following their 3rd loss in their last six.


Heybridge Swifts 3 – 1 Brentwood Town | Venue: Scraley Road | Att: 253

Heybridge’s first-half dominance saw them to victory at Scraley Road. Luke Callander’s sixth-minute spot-kick opened the scoring, before Ryan Henshaw [40′] and Harrison Chatting [42′] sealed the win. Luke Foster [83′] got one back for Town who suffered their fourth defeat in their last six, remaining 20th, seven points clear of the relegation place. Swifts rise to 12th after their third straight win.


Mildenhall Town 0 – 0 Potters Bar Town | Venue: Recreation Way | Att: 161

The Hall held Potters Bar at Recreation Way. The visitors drop to fourth though have only tasted defeat once in their last eight matches. Mildenhall drop one to 15th spot.


Tilbury 2 – 0 Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Chadfields | Att: 68

The Dockers secured the points thanks to goals from Kurt Smith [45′] and Jack Carlile [Pen 90′] and in doing so rise to 16th place, following their third win in their last seven games. Soham fall below their opponents here to 18th.


Waltham Abbey 3 – 1 Romford
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 103

Abbey prevailed in this battle of two our-of-form sides at Capershotts. Shad Ngandu was the hero for the hosts with a hat-trick [23′, 25′ & 90′]. Andrew Tirvanhu had earlier got one back for Romford on 34 minutes though Boro slip to the foot of the table, two points below Cheshunt after their seventh straight defeat. Abbey ended their own long winless run here and go up to 13th.

Ware 1 – 3 Norwich Utd
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 60

The Planters sealed a big win at Wodson Park to go level on points with Ware & Brentwood. Adam Hipperson once again was the visitors’ hero with a treble [33′, 42′ & (Pen) 64′] before Ahmed Abdullah scored a spot-kick [69′] for the hosts. Ware’s third straight loss sees them trade places with Utd, seven points clear of the bottom. Utd’s first win in five was a timely boost to their chances of survival.


Bostik Division South results – Sat 17.2.18


Chipstead 1- 2 Corinthian Casuals | Att: 125

Cray Wanderers 1 – 2 Carshalton Athletic | Att: 318

Faversham Town 0 – 2 Whyteleafe | Att: 192

Hastings Utd 2 – 3 Hythe Town | Att: 423

Herne Bay 3 – 1 Ramsgate | Att: 272

Horsham 2 – 1 Phoenix Sports | Att: 135

Lewes 2 – 0 Greenwich Borough | Att: 591

Molesey 1 – 1 Shoreham | Att: 39

Sittingbourne 1 – 2 East Grinstead Town | Att: 141

Thamesmead Town 3- 1 Ashford Utd | Att: 139

VCD Athletic 2 – 2 Guernsey | Att: 102

Walton Casuals 2 – 1 South Park | Att: 171


Bostik League North (& Sth) Round-up (BLN 11.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.

Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:

Saturday 10th February


AFC Hornchurch 2 – 1  Haringey Borough
| Venue: Bridge Avenue  | Att: 158

Hornchurch secured another three points at Bridge Avenue. The Urchins led 28 minutes in through George Purcell’s opener before Purcell [72′] grabbed his brace. Lionel Stone pulled one back for Borough four minutes from time though Haringey fell to their fourth loss in their last nine matches as they stay seventh. Hornchurch maintain their heady gap at the summit after their fourth win on-the-trot.


Barking P – P Cheshunt | Venue: Mayesbrook Park  |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Brentwood Town  P – P Canvey Island  | Venue: Brentwood Arena |

This match was also postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Bury Town 2 – 1  Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Ram Meadow  | Att: 337

Bury Town emerged from this battle with the victory. Influential player Cemal Ramadan found the net once again five minutes before the break to give the hosts the lead before Thomas Debenham [57′] replied for the Hall. The hosts grabbed the points thanks to Ollie Hughes’ winner 12 minutes from time and in doing so their second straight win, remaining in 9th place. Mildenhall’s second loss in their last six matches sees them drop to 18th.


Grays Athletic 2 – 2 Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Parkside  | Att: 174

This tussle ended honours-even at Parkside. Maldon struck twice either side of the break through recent signings Jimmy Shepherd [36′] and Joe Ellul [51′] to put the pressure on Ath. The hosts responded late on though as Stanley Muguo [79′] & ex-Hertford striker Tommy Wade [87′] secured a point for Jamie Stuart’s side. Grays remain 11th after four draws in their last seven matches while Maldon have lost three of their last eight encounters, they reside in 6th.


Heybridge Swifts  6 – 1  Ware
| Venue: Scraley Road  | Att:193

Heybridge powered to a fine win over strugglers Ware at Scraley Road. Ryan Henshaw’s 5th-minute goal put Jody Brown’s side ahead, before Marcus Milner [16′] levelled for the visitors. Matt Price [27′], Harrison Chatting [31′] and Juan Luque [44′] struck to give Swifts a big lead at the break. Price [66′ & 77′] completed his hat-trick to give the hosts a second straight win, they rise to 13th. Ware’s 4th loss in their last seven matches sees them stay 21st.


Potters Bar Town  0 – 1  Aveley
| Venue: Pakex Stadium  | Att: 121

Aveley struck early to claim an excellent win at Potters Bar. Ryan Cosson came up trumps with the winner eight minutes in. The Millers also had to see out the last 23 minutes with ten man following George Doyle’s dismissal. The hosts’ six-match unbeaten run ended here though they stay 3rd. Aveley stay 19th after their 4th win in their last 5.


Romford  0 – 2  Dereham Town  | Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 58

Dereham added to Boro’s pain with a routine win at Ship Lane. Sam Borrer [45′] and Ryan Crisp [69′] goals secured the win for a Town side that ended the match a man down after Seamus Kelleher’s dismissal 15 minutes from the end. Romford’s 5th straight loss sees them remain second-bottom, a point clear of Cheshunt. Dereham’s recent run of just one defeat in their last ten sees them up to 4th spot.


Soham Town Rangers  5 – 0  Hertford Town
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Att: 134

Soham secured a handsome win over Hertford at Julius Martin Lane. The hosts were three-up at the break through goals from Joe Carden [15′], Callum Russell [28′] and Marcus Hall [37′]. After the break, Craig Gillies struck just past the hour before Russell [68′] gothis brace to give Soham their 3rd win in their last four to rise to 15th. Hertford’s 5th loss in their last nine sees them drop below Soham into 16th spot.

Tilbury  0 – 0  AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Chadfields  | Att: 81

Tilbury held the Suds at Chadfields to a goal-less stalemate. The hosts recent run has seen them pick up two wins in their last nine matches, as they fall to 17th. Sudbury’s unbeaten run extend to five matches now as they remain 10th in the table.

Waltham Abbey 0 – 1  Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue:  Capershotts  | Att: 83

Bowers edged to the victory at a soggy Capershotts. Substitute Charlee Hughes [62′] grabbed his first goal for the club, just a minute after entering the action to secure the win. Abbey’s 7th-straight loss sees them down to 14th while Bowers remain 2nd after their 6th win in their last 7, gaining ground on Potters Bar Town in 3rd.

Witham Town P – P Norwich Utd   | Venue: Spa Road  |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Bostik Division South  – Saturday 10th February 2018


Chipstead  2 – 2   Molesey     | Att: 68

Corinthian-Casuals  2 – 0  Horsham   | Att: 203

East Grinstead Town 1 – 1  Faversham Town  | Att: 70

Greenwich Borough 1 – 3  VCD Athetic    | Att: 71

Guernsey 2 – 2  Thamesmead Town    | Att: 530

Hastings Utd  2 – 1  Ashford Utd  | Att: 420

Herne Bay P – P  South Park

Hythe Town 6 – 0  Shoreham  | Att: 175

Lewes P – P  Carshalton Athletic

Phoenix Sports 2 – 5  Whyteleafe  | Att: 122

Ramsgate 1 – 2  Cray Wanderers   | Att: 186

Sittingbourne  P – P  Walton Casuals




Bostik Division North (& South) Round-up (BLN 4.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog.

Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:

Saturday 3rd February


AFC Sudbury 2 – 0 Waltham Abbey
| Venue: King’s Marsh    | Att: 248

A goal in each half secured another three points for the Suds at King’s Marsh. Phil Kelly broke the deadlock nine minutes before half-time before Billy Holland [83′] secured the points late on. Sudbury’s fourth straight league win means they rise to 9th in the table. Abbey’s fifth defeat in-a-row sees them drop to 13th spot.


Aveley  5 – 1  Romford    | Venue: Parkside  | Att: 234

Aveley powered a bit comprehensive win over strugglers Romford at Parkside. First-half goals from Connor Witherspoon [12′] and Alex Teniola [32′] put the Millers in charge. Teniola completed his hat-trick [47′ & 56′] before the hour mark to seal the win. Bryan Kyungu pulled one back 12 minutes from time for Boro’ though substitute Tony Martin added a fifth on 90 minutes. Aveley’s unbeaten run sits at four matches now as they go up to 18th place while Romford have suffered four straight losses and remain second-bottom, just a point ahead of Cheshunt.


Bowers & Pitsea 4 – 2  Bury Town
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Att: 73

Bowers secured their fifth win their last six matches despite a late Town comeback at the Len Salmon Stadium. John Easterford gave the hosts a fourth-minute lead before Lewis Manor made it a two a minute into the second-half. Manor secured his brace with 20 minutes remaining before goals from Cemal Ramadan [72′] and Darren Mills [75′] threatened to derail the hosts’ afternoon. Late on, David Knight [90′] made sure of the points to keep Bowers 2nd, top of the chasing pack but 13 points behind leaders Hornchurch. Bury Town’s fourth defeat on-the-trot sees them fall to 11th spot.


Canvey Island  1 – 1  Barking
| Venue: Park Lane  | Att: 258

Canvey came back to claim a point against Barking at Park Lane. Another Billy Jones spot-kick [25′] gave Justin Gardner’s side the lead though Frankie Merrifield [53′] levelled, before the same player was dismissed late on for two bookings. CIFC stay 4th, seven points adrift of Bowers in the promotion places while Barking stay 8th, five points off the play-offs.


Cheshunt 1 – 1  Witham Town
| Venue: Theobalds Lane   | Att: 132

Witham held the Ambers at Theobalds Lane. The hosts led nine minutes after the re-start through Jason Hallett though Town’s Correy Davidson [74′] restored parity to make it two defeats from their last eight for Adam Flint’s men, who go up to 12th spot. Cheshunt remain bottom after one win in their last ten matches now.


Dereham Town  2 – 1  Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Aldiss Park  | Att: 152

Heybridge’s winless stretch continued as they fell to defeat at play-off chasing Dereham. Goals from Rhys Logan [37′] & Matthew Castellan [70′] put the hosts in command before Joe Gardner reduced the arrears five minutes later. Dereham remain 5th after their 3rd win in their last six outings. Swifts drop to 19th as their winless run extends to seven matches.


Haringey Borough  1 – 0  Brentwood Town
| Venue: Coles Park  | Att: 135

Haringey edged struggling Brentwood at Coles Park. Michael Ademiluyi’s 19th-minute goal was enough to secure Borough’s second win in their last five matches, they stay 7th, a point off the play-off’s. Town’s winless run sits at four matches as they remain 21st, five points off the bottom.


Hertford Town  0 – 3  AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park  | Att: 251

The Urchins overcame mid-table Hertford to maintain their lengthy gap at the summit. A brace from Theo Fairweather-Johnson [8′ & 42′] and a George Purcell penalty with 20 minutes left secured the leaders’ sixth win in their last eight matches. Hertford’s third match without a win sees them remain 14th.


Maldon & Tiptree  3 – 1   Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Park Drive  | Att: 82

Maldon secured a good victory over mid-table Soham at Park Drive. The Jammers led 16 minutes in through Kieran Bailey’s opener before Lee Chaffey [65′] levelled for the visitors. This spurred Kevin Horlock’s side on as Oluwole Akinsanya [69′] struck to give the hosts the lead once again before Rhys Henry added a third on the cusp of full-time. Maldon remain 6th despite their mixed form of late. Soham’s first loss in four matches sees them slide to 17th spot.


Mildenhall Town  2 -1  Grays Athletic
| Venue: Recreation Way    | Att: 185

A first-half double-salvo ensured the points for the ‘Hall at Recreation Way with Matthew Green [21′] & Jake Chambers-Shaw [27′] supplying that lead. Grays clinched a late consolation through James Folkes eight minutes from time though Ath have now only won one out of their last six outings & drop to 10th spot. Mildenhall’s 3rd win in their last five matches sees them up to 15th spot.


Norwich Utd  0 – 1   Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Plantation Park  | Att:

In-form Potters Bar claimed a narrow win at Plantation Park as a Eoin Casey goal on 13 minutes was enough to give the Scholars their fifth win in their last seven matches and open up a three-point lead over Canvey in 4th spot. The Planters’ indifferent form continues as they remain 22nd, five points clear of the solitary relegation spot.


Tilbury  2 – 1  Ware   | Venue: Chadfields    | Att: 85

Tilbury trimuphed over tan-man Ware at Chadfields. Siju Odelusi’s 25th-minure strike gave the Dockers the lead before Harley Haag [36′] levelled for John Dreyer’s side. Three minutes after the break, hot-shot Toby Aromolaran grabbed the winner to give the hosts only their second win in their last eight matches. Ware’s Acea Laurent was dismissed with 16 minutes remaining as they suffered their first defeat in four outings. Tilbury rise to 16th while Ware remain 20th.



Bostik Division South R’s (3.2.18)

Ashford Utd 0 – 1 Corinthian-Casuals   | Att: 243

Carshalton Athletic  2 – 1  Hythe Town | Att: 335

Cray Wanderers 1 – 1 East Grinstead Town | Att: 140

Faversham Town  0 – 2 Chipstead    | Att: 175

Horsham  0 – 2 Greenwich Borough | Att: 154

Molesey P – P Herne Bay | Shoreham P – P Guernsey

South Park  P – P  Sittingbourne (all 3 due to unfit pitches)

Thamesmead Town 0 – 0 Lewes  | Att: 124

VCD Athletic 1 – 1 Hastings Utd  | Att: 81

Walton Casuals  3 – 1  Phoenix Sports | Att: 157

Whyteleafe  1 – 0  Ramsgate     | Att: 124




Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 27.1.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another Bostik North round-up, here on the blog. Ahead of the Saturday action, Friday night’s match between Brentwood Town v Aveley was postponed due to an unfit pitch.

Here’s the round-up, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South this weekend:

Saturday 27th January


AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 Norwich Utd

| Venue: Briidge Avenue | Attendance: 208

The Urchins left it late though grabbed the win over Utd at Bridge Avenue. George Purcell got the solitary goal two minutes from time to give the hosts the win after their midweek home defeat to Barking. In doing so, Jimmy McFarlane’s men extended their lead at the summit to ten points. The Planters’ five-match unbeaten run ended here and they are third-bottom, six points clear of bottom side Cheshunt.


Barking 1 – 0 Dereham Town

| Venue: Mayesbrook Park   | Attendance: 61

Barking grabbed their second narrow win in less than a week with this success at Mayesbrook Park. A Billy Jones penalty on the half-hour was enough to secure the points and with it Barking’s third win in their last six league outings and sit in 7th place, three points outside the play-off positions. Dereham are now winless in their last three matches, residing in 5th place.


Bury Town 1 – 2 Cheshunt

| Venue: Ram Meadow | Attendance: 243

Cheshunt picked up a crucial win courtesy of a late comeback at Ram Meadow. Kyran Clements put Town ahead ten minutes after the interval though late strikes from Jason Hallett [85′] and substitute Kyle Roberts [90’+1] sealed a dramatic turnaround for Craig Edwards’ side. Bury Town have now lost three on-the-trot and are in 10th place. Cheshunt’s eight-match winless run ended here and the bottom side gained ground on the sides above them, and are now only two points adrift of nearest rivals Romford.


Grays Athletic 1 – 1 Hertford Town

| Venue: Parkside   | Attendance: 185

Grays were held by fellow mid-table outfit Hertford at Parkside. Jamie Slabber put Ath ahead on 27 minutes though on-loan Billericay Town forward Charlie Cole [58′] levelled to claim a point. Grays’ fifth draw in their last ten matches sees them in 9th place. Hertford’s unbeaten run stretches to four league matches now and they are 14th.


Heybridge Swifts 0 – 1 AFC Sudbury

| Venue: Scraley Road | Attendance: 241

Swifts’ disappointing run continued as they narrowly lost out to in-form Sudbury. Recent signing Phil Kelly got the only goal three minutes in to claim the Suds’ third win in their last six matches, they rise to 11th in the table. Heybridge’s fourth defeat in succession sees them 18th though they still have at least nine games in hand over the majority of teams around them.


Potters Bar Town 1 – 0 Bowers & Pitsea

| Venue: Pakex Stadium   | Attendance: 134

The Scholars picked another another good win, this time edging out promotion hopefuls Bowers & Pitsea. Eoin Casey struck five minutes from time to give the hosts their sixth win in their last ten league matches and rise to 4th spot, seven points behind their opponents here. Rob Small’s side saw their four-match winning run ended here though remain in 2nd place, ten points behind AFCHornchurch.


Romford 0 – 2 Canvey Island

| Venue: Ship Lane   | Attendance: 162

Canvey emerged victorious in this encounter at Ship Lane. Second-half goals from Mitchell Gilbey [64′] and George Sykes [85′] were enough to seal the points and give the Islanders their third win in their last five matches as they sit in the table. Romford’s third defeat in their last six encounters means they remain second-bottom though they lead Cheshunt by only two points.


Soham Town Rangers 3 – 0 Haringey Borough

| Venue: Julius Martin Lane  | Attendance: 135

Soham saw off the challenge of out-of-form Boro to claim the win here. Craig Gillies struck on the cusp of half-time to give the hosts the lead, before second-half strikes from Callum Russell [62′] and Joe Carden [69′] ensured the hosts fifth win in their last ten matches and they rise to 15th place in the table. Haringey’s winless stretch now stands at four matches as they are now in 8th spot, four points away from the play-offs.


Tilbury 2 – 5 Mildenhall Town

| Venue: Chadfields   | Attendance: 71

Tilbury were undone by a first-half onslaught as Mildenhall claim the victory at Chadfields. Thomas Debenham struck twice [4′ & 22′] either side of a Gareth Simpson goal [12′] to give the visitors the advantage before Siju Odelusi pulled one back for Joe Keith’s side. Debenham secured his hat-trick just shy of the half-hour before Adam Vyse made it 2-4 on the hour mark. Mildenhall’s Debenham capped a special afternoon for him with his fourth goal seven minutes from time. Tilbury’s fourth defeat in their last six matches sees them fall to 17th place while Town have only tasted defeat twice in their last nine matches now and they are in 16th place, ahead of Tilbury on goal difference.


Waltham Abbey 0 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree

| Venue: Capershotts   | Attendance: 82

Maldon edged Abbey to claim the win and end their three-match winless mini-run. Keanu Williams’s goal on the hour did the job for Kevin Horlock’s side. Abbey have now lost four league matches in-a-row as they reside in 12th place while Maldon are occupying the last play-off spot in 6th.


Witham Town 0 – 1 Ware  | Venue: Spa Roadn

Ware continued their ‘mini-revival’ under John Dreyer with a narrow win at Spa Road. Unfortunately for the hosts, a Lance Akins OG four minutes from time gave the visitors all three points and their third win in their last five matches as they sit 20th, eight points clear of the relegation spot while Witham suffered only their second loss in their last seven outings here and are in 13th place.


Bostik Division South results – Sat 27th January

Chipstead 3 – 1 VCD Athletic  | Venue: High Road  | Att: 64

Corinthian Casuals 1 – 0 Faversham Town
| Venue: King George’s Field  | Att: 184

East Grinstead Town 1 – 8  Whyteleafe  | Venue: College Lane | Att: 120

Greenwich Borough 4 – 0 Shoreham  | Venue: DGS Marine Stadium | Att: 86

Guernsey 1 – 1 Ashford Utd | Venue:  | Venue: Footes Lane | Att: 687

Hastings Utd  3 – 0  Molesey   | Venue: The Pilot Field  | Att: 402

Herne Bay 2 – 1  Cray Wanderers  | Venue: Winch’s Field  | Att: 219

Hythe Town 3 – 2  South Park    | Venue: Reachfields  | Att: 235

Lewes 1 – 1 Walton Casuals  | Venue: The Dripping Pan | Att: 648

Phoenix Sports 1 – 1 Carshalton Athletic
| Venue: The Mayplace Ground  | Att: 104

Ramsgate 2 – 3 Thamesmead Town | Venue: Southwood | Att: 176

Sittingbourne 1 – 3 Horsham  | Venue: Woodstock Park   | Att: 159


That’s your lot for this week. Thanks for reading.