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

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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.

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Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 10th Nov) [BLN 11.11.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to this week’s Bostik North round-up. How did your side do?

 

Sat 10 Nov

AFC Sudbury  0 – 0   Basildon Utd   |  King’s Marsh (3G) | Att: 287

The new era at Basildon started with a shut-out at Sudbury. The Bees, under the Interim leadership  of co-chair Lee Connor, have not won in five matches though still picked up a credible result with a much-changed side following their ‘reorganisation’ this week.

Bowers & Pitsea  3 – 0   Mildenhall Town   | Len Salmon Stadium (3G) | Att: 111

Bowers continued their unbeaten run this term and their superb defensive record with this win over the Hall at the Len Salmon. A double from Lewis Manor [30′ & 45′] saw the hosts ahead before David Knight made another three points safe on 56 minutes with the hosts’ third. Mildenhall’s day got worse as both Thomas Boxer and James Seymour were dismissed here as they fell to their fourth straight loss.

Coggeshall Town   1 – 0   Barking    | West Street | Att: 112

Cogg maintained their fine form with a late winner at West Street. Sam Bantick kept up his superb scoring run with a goal ten minutes from time and secure his side’s fourth win on-the-spin. Barking are still finding wins hard to come by with two wins in their last six outings.

Dereham Town   2 – 3  Maldon & Tiptree   | Aldiss Park | Att: 143

This game saw the sides trade superiority on the score-sheet at Aldiss Park. Dereham led at the break through Jamie Forshaw on four minutes before Ollie Ebbage [28′] doubled that lead to put the out-of-form hosts in a good position. Maldon roared back though in the last 20 minutes of the contest as first, Oliver Kensdale pulled one back on 74 minutes before Jack Cawley [85′] levelled things up. Kensdale scored the decisive winner a minute from time to give Wayne Brown’s side their third win on-the-bounce.

Felixstowe & Walton Utd  1 – 2   Grays Athletic    |  Dellwood Avenue | Att: 310

Grays withstood a comeback from Felixstowe to pick up the victory at Dellwood Avenue.  Early goals from Joao Carlos [2′] and Kieran Bishop [23′]  put Jamie Stuart’s side in command. Miles Powell’s goal three minutes after the interval opened the game up though Ath held on to claim their 4th win in their last five matches.

Heybridge Swifts   2 – 1   Canvey Island   | Scraley Road | Att: 357

Canvey came unstuck at in-form Heybridge. Swifts led  through regular scorers Matt Price [30′] and Harrison Chatting [49′]. Although Canvey made it a tense end thanks to Jake Joliffe’s strike 15 minutes from time, the hosts won their fifth game in their last six.

Soham Town Rangers  3 – 0   Witham Town   | Julius Martin Lane | Att: 151

Soham won this bottom-two clash with Witham. They led after only four minutes thanks to Will Gardner’s goal. In the second half, further strikes from Ryan Auger [50′] and Sal Mulready on the cusp of the 90 saw Soham to only their second win this season while Witham have lost five of their last six natches now.

Tilbury   1 – 2  Bury Town   | Chadfields | Att: 110

Finally on Saturday, Bury Town came back to win at Chadfields. Jack Carlile put the hosts ahead on 66 minutes though a late brace from Cemal Ramadan [81′ & pen 85′] turned the tide to get their third win in their last five games while the Dockers parted company with boss Joe Keith and assistant Lee Hodges following this match and swiftly replaced them with former Basildon management duo Marc Harrison and Liam Wallace.

That’s all for this week, thanks 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 Division North (Sat 27th Oct) [BLN 29.10.18]

Written by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

Hello and welcome to another of my round-up’s looking at this weekend’s shortened BLN programme on due to the FA Trophy action. How did your side do?

 

Bostik Lge North  – Sat 27th Oct

 

Bowers & Pitsea  2 – 0  Romford  | Len Salmon Stadium (3G)  | Att: 128

Bowers continued their fine season thus far with this victory over Romford at the Len Salmon. Quentin Monville put Rob Small’s side ahead two minutes before half-time and then Lewis Manor [49′] made it two and gave them a platform to see the game out. Bowers are 2nd, ahead of Aveley on goal difference, while Romford slide to 11th.

Bury Town 3 – 0  Tilbury   | Ram Meadow  | Att: 287

Bury Town went into the top-five with this triumph over Tilbury. All the goals came in a 20 minute period with Jake Chambers-Shaw [47′], Ryan Jolland [59′] and Ollie Hughes [65′] goals sealing the points. The Dockers remain third from bottom after this loss.

 

Coggeshall Town 4 – 0  Grays Athletic  | West Street  | Att: 154

Cogg handed Grays a heavy loss at West Street. Sam Bantick’s strike [24′] gave the hosts a half-time lead though two goals in seven minutes from Ross Wall [63′] and Jamie Shaw [70′] saw them to a fine win. Connor Hubble’s late penalty added further gloss to the score-line as Town went above their opponents into sixth spot.

 

Great Wakering Rovers 0 – 3  Barking   | Burroughs Park  | Att: 111

Barking’s first-half performance laid the basis for this win at Great Wakering. Ben O’Brien put the Blues ahead on 19 minutes. Daniel Cheema made it two nine minutes later and Eusebio Da Silva rounded out the scoring on 62 minutes to send Justin Gardner’s side into 9th, one of a clutch of teams on 13 points, including Rovers.

Heybridge Swifts  4 – 2    Felixstowe & Walton Utd  | Scraley Road  | Att: 234

Finally, Heybridge defeated Felixstowe at Scraley Road. Harrison Chatting put the hosts ahead on 19 minutes before Dan Walker made it two with 33 minutes on the watch. Matt Price converted a spot-kick three minutes after the interval to extend the hosts’ lead. Things went from bad to worse for Utd as Daniel Davis was dismissed on 53 minutes and Swifts sealed the points through Chatting’s second on 69 minutes.

Credit has to go to Utd though as a Jack Ainsley penalty [80′] and a Miles Powell goal five minutes afterward made it tighter than it could have been though Swifts went fourth with this win.

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.

Match Report: Great Wakering Rovers 2 – 1 Witham Town (Sat 20th Oct) [BLN 21.10.18]

Bostik League Division North

Venue: Burroughs Park

Attendance: 104

2018-19 Season – Match 25

Saturday 20th October 2018  – 3pm KO

Great Wakering Rovers : Green & White Striped Shirts, White Shorts, Green Socks

Witham Town: Yellow Shirts, Navy Blue Shorts, Yellow Socks

Wakering put in strong display to outmatch Witham

 


Report & Photos by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

On a sunny autumnal day at Burroughs Park, Great Wakering welcomed Essex rivals Witham in what was for me a rare Bostik League Division North match this season. I’d last seen Rovers in their Errington Challenge Cup Final win in May and since then they’ve had a bit of a squad turnover, as well as a new gaffer in Garry Kimble. Here, they went with the front three of Billy Johnson, Marcus Bowers and Stephen Butterworth with ex-Redbridge defender John Mbamarah skippering the side.

Witham are now managed by ex-Stansted boss Mark Ashford as they seek to avert flirting with danger at the bottom end of the division this season. They fielded Luca Collins in goal, with the physical L’heureux Menga and young forward Alfie Cerulli in attack, plus ex-ESL players Sam Ashford and Johnny Ashman on the flanks.

The match didn’t take long to settle as only four minutes in, a long-throw from home forward Marcus Bowers caused chaos in the Witham back-line and a inital fine strike cannoned off the underside of the bar, fellow forward Billy Johnson reacted quickest to nod his side ahead. The hosts had the better of the forward play and with it, the chances though winger Jake Gordon and captain John Mbamarah had efforts that went wide of the ‘onion bag’. Witham goalkeeper Luca Collins was in fine form throughout, denying Mbamarah’s fine header with an equally good save on 17 minutes.

Witham had few chances in the half though skipper Danny Norton nearly took advantage of a slip-up by home custodian Coey Turipa though the ‘keeper recovered by parrying Norton’s lob wide for a corner. Wakering did go into the break with a two-goal cushion as the impressive Bowers struck a low drive past Collins from a narrow angle seven minutes before half-time.

 

Half-Time: Great Wakering  2 – 0  Witham Town

In the second half, it was a fair bit more even-stevens though on 52 minutes, from Johnson’s corner, forward Stephen Butterworth’s fierce drive smashed off the crossbar. Town did look a threat on occasion with wingers Johnny Ashman and Sam Ashford arguably having the biggest influence with their pace, crossing and touch. Rovers spurned chances to wrap the match up though substitute Billy Harris shot wide with his first touch, while winger  Jake Gordon also saw his strike on-the-volley sail over when one-on-one with Collins.

In the latter stages, the visitors did keep going and substitute Sam Owusu’s effort fizzed wide after good play by full-back Luke Mallett. Fellow substitute Elias Siligato’s shot also pinged off the woodwork though Sam Ashford’s late penalty did give them something to go away with though they will be cursing their inability to create chances in the first half here.

Wakering forwards Marcus Bowers and Billy Johnson and centre-back John Mbamarah stood out for me today while Witham defender Jack Kemsley along with Ashman and goalkeeper Collins did well for Mark Ashford’s side.

Full-Time: Great Wakering  2 – 1   Witham

 

Great Wakering Rovers  | Manager: Garry Kimble

Coey Turipa (GK), Jason Ring, Tom Skelton, Simon Glover, John Mbamarah (Capt), Brandy Makhendi (Billy Harris 72′), Jake Gordon, George Cox (Aaron Russell 84′), Marcus Bowers, Stephen Butterworth (Adam Vyse 81′), Billy Johnson

Goal-scorers: Billy Johnson [4′], Marcus Bowers [38′]

Booked: Cox    | Subs Not Used: Folkes

 

Witham Town      | Manager: Mark Ashford

Luca Collins (GK), Luke Mallett, Liam Whipps, Danny Norton (Capt), Patrick Ahern, Jack Kemsley, Johnny Ashman (Sam Owusu 65′), Michael Osei-Saahene (Elias Siligato 65′), L’heureux Menga, Alfie Cerulli (Antoni Paredes-Garcia 79′), Sam Ashford

Goal-scorers: Sam Ashford [pen 90’+4]

Booked: Menga   |  Subs Not Used: Isherwood, Fisher

Round-up: Bostik Lge Division North (& South Central & South East Division R’s) [BLN 8.10.18]

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 October. How did your side do?

Bostik Division North

Saturday 6th October

Barking  1 – 0   Dereham Town      | Mayesbrook Park  |  Att: 43

Despite a team re-shuffle, the Blues edged to a good win over Dereham at Mayesbrook Park. Ben O’Brien got the only goal of the game in the 21st minute to give Justin Gardner’s side their third win of the season to go 14th in the table. Dereham’s sixth defeat in nine sees them in 16th spot, below their opponents here on goal difference.

 

Basildon Utd  0 – 0  Bury Town    | Gardiners Close  | Att: 86

The Bees were held for the second match on-the-spot by a resilient Bury Town side at Gardiners Close. Manager of the Month for September Marc Harrison still has a lot to be pleased with though as his side extended their unbeaten run to nine matches and are seven points clear at the summit.

Brentwood Town   4 – 1   Soham Town Rangers  | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 90

Brentwood achieved a big win with a stand-out performance over struggling Soham at the Brentwood Arena. Albert Levett [27′] and Connor Martin [31′] strikes put the hosts in command before Sam Mulready halved the arrears for the visitors just before the interval. Town were not to be denied their second win of the season though as Kojo Apenteng [55′] and Alfie Hilton [83′] goals sealed the points to see the hosts up to 11th spot. Soham’s 4th loss in their last five means they remain bottom of the table.

 

Canvey Island  1 – 1   Tilbury   | Park Lane | Att: 183

Canvey were denied an important win at Park Lane by a late leveller by Joe Keith’s Dockers. Both goals came late in the game as Martin Tuohy broke the stalemate with five minutes remaining before Tilbury’s Abdus Salami ensured the visitors left with a point and are now unbeaten in three matches, sitting in 17th spot. Canvey are winless in their last three matches and reside in 6th spot.

 

Grays Athletic  4 – 3  Great Wakering Rovers  | Parkside  | Att: 213

Over 200 spectators saw a cracker-jack encounter at Parkside. Grays definitely had the better of the first 45 minutes as Dennis Oli [7′] and Joao Carlos [19′] put Jamie Stuart’s side two ahead before Shomari Barnwell’s penalty made it three six minutes before the break. Rovers responded after the hour mark though through strikes from Ollie Woodhouse on 62 minutes and Jake Gordon six minutes after that. Ade Cole netted to give Ath some breathing room on 71 minutes though recent signing Marcus Bowers [89′] closed out the scoring though ultimately Grays got their third win of the season and up to 8th spot in the table. Wakering drop to 12th after their fourth defeat of the season.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  0 – 1  Aveley   | Park Drive  | Att: 126

Aveley battled to an important win at Park Drive. Alex Akrofi was on the score-sheet again from the penalty spot on 20 minutes. The visitors held on to rack up their fifth win in 8 matches to rise above their opponents into second spot. The Jammers drop to fourth after only their second loss this term.

 

Mildenhall Town  3 – 4  Heybridge Swifts  | Recreation Way  |  Att: 170

Heybridge emerged from a huge battle with the points at Recreation Way. New signing Dan Walker broke the deadlock two minutes before the interval to give Julian Dicks’ new charges a lead at the break. Matthew Price [56′] extended that lead before Thomas Boxer struck home a spot-kick seven minutes later to get the hosts on the scoreboard. Walker’s second made it 1 – 3 on 68 minutes though a second Boxer penalty with 17 minutes left made it tight. Not for long though as on 77 minutes Nick Brown struck to make it 2 – 4 before a late third for the hosts from Luke Butcher made it an incredible six goals in one half. The Hall fell to their third loss of the season regardless, and drop to tenth place while Heybridge ended a four-match losing run here and rise to 15th spot.

Witham Town   0 – 2   Bowers & Pitsea   | Spa Road  | Att: 74

Bowers had recent signing Simon Thomas to thank for the goals in this win at Spa Road. Thomas struck twice in five minutes [52′ & 56′] to turn the course of this match and give Rob Small’s side their fourth win in seven matches and preserve their unbeaten stretch. Witham’s fourth straight defeat sees them remain in the bottom two while Bowers are up to third spot.

 

Bostik South Central Division – Sat 6.10.18

 

Bracknell Town  1 – 1  Bedfont Sports   | Att: 201

FC Romania  0 – 5  Chipstead   | Att: 48

Hayes & Yeading Utd  7 – 1  Ashford Town (Middx)  | Att: 196

Molesey  0 – 1  Cheshunt  | Att: 40

South Park  0 – 5   Chalfont St Peter  | Att: 66

Tooting & Mitcham Utd  3 – 1  Hertford Town  | Att: 124

Waltham Abbey   3 – 0   Uxbridge   | Att: 83

Ware  3 – 1  Egham Town  | Att: 70

Westfield   1 – 2   Northwood  | Att: 60

 

Bostik South East Division – Sat 6.10.18

Ashford Utd   2 – 4   Three Bridges    | Att: 190

Cray Wanderers  7 – 2  Faversham Town  | Att: 135

East Grinstead Town   1 – 1   Sevenoaks Town   | Att: 89

Haywards Heath Town   2 – 0   Sittingbourne  | Att: 116

Hythe Town  3 – 0  VCD Athletic  |  Att: 229

Phoenix Sports  2 – 2  Whyteleafe  | Att: 68

Thamesmead Town   3 – 0    Guernsey   | Att: 84

Whitstable Town  2 – 0   Greenwich Borough  | Att: 151

 

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

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Tues 25th Sept) [BLN 26.9.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round of the Bostik North round-up with results from South Central and South East divisions, here on the blog. This article looks at the Tuesday night action which resulted in one manger departing. How did your side do?

Tuesday 25th September

Barking  0 – 1  Tilbury      | Mayesbrook Park  |  Att: 68

The Dockers pipped the Blues to claim the points at Mayesbrook. Tom Anderson’s 10th-minute goal was enough to claim the win for Joe Keith’s side.

Basildon Utd  2 – 1  Heybridge Swifts    | Gardiners Close  | Att:

The bees maintained their unbeaten run with a comeback win against Swifts. Joe Gardner [12′] put the visitors ahead though Bees defender Eljay Worrell levelled from the spot with five minutes to go until half-time. Worrelll then struck the winner seven minutes from time.

Sadly for the visitors, Swifts boss Jody Brown stepped down from his role shortly after the match.

Brentwood Town  1 – 1  Coggeshall Town  | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 92

The Blues’ search for a win goes on despite denying Cogg the win at Brentwood Arena. The visitors led through Aaron Condon [70′] though Luke Foster ensured Craig Shipman’s side shared the points with a leveller on 84 minutes.

Canvey Island  0 – 1  Great Wakering Rovers   | Park Lane | Att: 178

Wakering snared the win over local rivals Canvey at Park Lane. Billy Johnson’s solitary goal [16′] did the job for Gary Kimble’s side and gave them bragging rights over the Islanders.

Felixstowe & Walton Utd  1 – 3  Soham Town Rangers  | Dellwood Ave  | Att: 294

Soham got a much sought-after victory at Dellwood Avenue. Alfie Connor put Soham ahead on eight minutes though the hosts restored parity through Jack Ainsley’s spot-kick on 26 minutes. Robbie Mason’s side restored their advantage thanks to Joe Carden’s strike on 57 minutes. Sam Mulready secured the points with five minutes left.

Mildenhall Town 3 – 0  Dereham Town  | Recreation Way  |  Att: 195

The Hall overcame Dereham for the points at Recreation Way. Thomas Debenham’s opener [36′] was quickly added to by Abouhadje Kouassi three minutes later. Emmanuel Osei completed the scoring late on as the hosts had a night to build on.

Witham Town  1 – 2  Bury Town  | Spa Road  | Att: 82

A first-half display assisted Bury to victory at Witham. Kyran Clements [21′] and Ollie Hughes [35′] put the visitors in the driving seat though a penalty from Sam Ashford with 20 minutes to play gave the hosts hope but they could not rescue a point on this occasion.

 

 

Bostik South Central Division – Tues 25.9.18

 

Hayes & Yeading  6 – 0  Northwood   | Att: 180

Marlow  1 – 0  Uxbridge   | Att: 94

Molesey  0 – 2  Ashford Town  (Middx)  |

South Park  0 – 1  Chipstead  | Att: 111

Tooting & Mitcham Utd  1 – 2  Bedfont Sports  | Att: 119

Waltham Abbey  3 – 2  Hanwell Town   | Att: 101

Ware  1 – 1  Hertford Town  | Att: 272

Westfield  2 – 2  Chalfont St Peter  | Att: 77

 

 

Bostik South East Division – Tues 25.9.18

 

Ashford Utd  1 – 1  Sittingbourne    | Att: 246

East Grinstead Town  3 – 0  Guernsey   | Att: 79

Hastings Utd  2 – 0  Horsham   | Att: 479

Haywards Heath Town  2 – 0  Three Bridges  | Att: 108

Hythe Town  5 – 4  Faversham Town  |  Att: 200

Phoenix Sports  3 – 2  Greenwich Borough  | Att: 94

Ramsgate  4 – 5  Herne Bay  | Att: 199

Whitstable Town  1 – 1  Sevenoaks Town | Att: 122

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

 

Round-up: Bostik Leagues (Sat 22/Sun 23 Sept) [BLN 23.9.18]

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to a one-off combined ‘one-stop shop’ for all the Bostik League action this weekend, reduced due to the FA Cup action.

First up we have our Bostik North round-up, followed by results in Bostik Premier, Bostik South Central and Bostik South East divisions. Enjoy.

Bostik Division North  –  Saturday 22nd September

Barking   1 – 2   Maldon & Tiptree  | Mayesbrook Park  | Att: 57

The Jammers did the business thanks to a goal on each half. Shane Cojocarel’s 5th-minute strike kept up his good scoring form. George Sykes made it two [58′] before substitute Jack McQueen halved the arrears for the home side though the visitors took the points here, their 4th win this term.

Canvey Island   2 – 2   Brentwood Town  | Park Lane  | Att: 213

A crazy end to this match saw it end honours-even at Park Lane. Jordan Cox put the Islanders ahead three minutes before the break. That lead didn’t last long as Tony Stoke levelled [47′] against his former club. The Blues may have thought it was their day as Albert Levett’s 90th-minute spot-kick put them ahead though Cox had the final word deep in added-time to share the spoils.

Felixstowe & Walton Utd   2 – 1  Romford  |  Dellwood Avenue | Att: 261

Felixstowe rose to claim the points at Dellwood Avenue. Miles Pwell [13′] and Jack Ainsley [32′] goals put the hosts in a good place though Taylor Tombides’ goal six minutes before half-time kept Paul Martin’s side in it though they were unable to build on that so fell to their second loss of the season.

Grays Athletic  1 – 1  Mildenhall Town  | Parkside (3G) | Att: 215

Grays were held to a draw here at Parkside. Michael Mignot popped up again to put Ath ahead on 28 minutes though new signing Panayiotis Boxer’s equaliser eight minutes from time saved a point for the Hall, who are still to register a win this term.

Soham Town Rangers  0 – 1  Aveley  |  Julius Martin Lane | Att: 123

The Millers secured a good three points at struggling Soham thanks to Andy Freeman’s solitary goal seven minutes before half-time. Soham couldn’t recover and succumbed to their fifth league loss in six. Aveley have won four of their six league matches.

Witham Town   3 – 5   Basildon Utd  |  Gardiners Close | Att: 98

This thriller saw the Bees come awa with the victory at Spa Road. George Powell put the hosts ahead on 21 minutes though Reece Placid levelled only three minutes later for Marc Harrison’s side. Sam Ashford struck from the spot [31′] to put Witham 2 – 1 up though Eljay Worrell’s own penalty made it 2 – 2 at the break. Joe Turpin gave the visitors the lead on 53 minutes though Ashford again netted fron the spot [62’2 to tie things up. Enter stage right from the bench, ex-Redbridge striker Brian Moses who grabbed a brace [73′ & 82′] to settle a pulsating contest.

 

Bostik Premier Result (22.9.18)

Bishop’s Stortford  3 – 1   Carshalton Athletic  | Woodside Park  | Att: 222

 

Bostik South Central Division R’s (22.9.18)

Ashford Town (Middx)  0 – 5  Bracknell Town  | Att: 138

Hertford Town  5 – 4  Bedfont Sports   | Att: 161

Northwood   6 – 1  Molesey   | Att: 113

South Park  1 – 2   Waltham Abbey   | Att: 86

Westfield  1 – 4  Cheshunt   |

 

 

Bostik South East Division  R’s (22.9.18)

Cray Wanderers  4 – 3  Hythe Town   | Att: 208

Haywards Heath Town  1 – 1  Ashford Utd  | Att: 146

VCD Athletic   1 – 3   Sevenoaks Town   | Att: 60

Whitstable Town  1 – 1   Three Bridges   | Att: 185

 

Sun 23rd Sept  – Guernsey  1 – 2   Sittingbourne   | Att: 634

That’s all for this week, cheers for reading.

 

Round-up: Bostik Division North (Sat 15th Sept) [BLN 16.9.18]

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 on the weekend of the 15th September. How did your side do?

Saturday 15th September

Aveley  3 – 2  Heybridge Swifts    | Parkside (3G)   |  Att: 243

Aveley Roared back in the secon half to deny Heybridge any share of the points at Parkside. Things looked sweet for Swifts after Sam Bantick’s double [35′ & 49′] had put them two goals up though a devastating six minute spell ended up putting paid to that. Alex Akrofi’s quick-fire brace [67′ & 69′] had levelled things up though Tom Richardson ended up having the final say on 72 minutes to give the Millers their third win in four league outings. Heybridge fell to their third defeat on-the-spin here.

Basildon Utd  1 – 0  Soham Town Rangers  | Gardiners Close  | Att: 108

Basildon continued their soaring form with a gritty win over Soham at Gardiners Close. Jack Adlington nabbed the only goal six minutes after half-time to see Marc Harrrison’s side extend their league run to four wins from as many matches. Soham have lost four of their opening five outings this term.

Bowers & Pitsea  4 – 0  Felixstowe & Walton Utd | Len Salmon Stadium (3G) | Att: 452

Bowers welcomed in their new 3G pitch at the Len Salmon and dismantled Felixstowe in front of a bumper crowd of over 400. David Knight was again the difference-maker and after four goals in the FA Cup last weekend, he grabbed another fine hat-trick [6′, 17′ & (pen) 60′] to set Rob Small’s side well on the way to victory. Lewis Manor added a fourth late on though it was a stellar day for the hosts who are still unbeaten in their four league matches and incredibly, Bowers haven’t conceded a single goal either in that time. Felixstowe fell to only their second loss in five matches here.

Brentwood Town  0 – 1  Grays Athletic   | Brentwood Arena  | Att: 105

Grays edged Brentwood at the Brentwood Arena thanks to an early second-half goal from summer signing Michael Mignot [46′]. Jamie Stuart’s side held on afterward to claim their first win since the opening day of the campaign. Town’s season league-wise hasn’t quite started as yet with two losses in four though this was their first defeat since their first match of the campaign.

 

Bury Town  3 – 2  Great Wakering Rovers   | Ram Meadow | Att: 280

Bury made the most of some good fortune to pinch a win at Ram Meadow. There wasn’t anything lucky about the time they broke the deadlock though as Ollie Hughes did in the first minute, though the first half ended with a Rovers leveller, from the penalty spot by Stephen Butterworth. Tanner Call’s deflected effort made it 2 – 1 though another pearler from Billy Johnson’s free-kick collection restored the stalemate for Garry Kimble’s side. However, an OG by unfortunate GWR right-back Jason Ring two minutes from time saw Town grab the points, their second win of the season while for Wakering it’s their third loss in five matches.

Coggeshall Town  1 – 1  Tilbury  | West Street | Att: 149

The Dockers denied Coggeshall a handy three points late on at West Street. Connor Hubble had powered Cogg into the lead on 65 minutes though with moments remaining, after a adjudged hand-ball on the goal-line by George Cocklin, the hosts were down to ten men and Luke Smith scored the resultant spot-kick. On the plus side for the hosts, they are unbeaten in three matches now while Tilbury are yet to win in five matches this term.

Dereham Town  2 – 0  Witham Town | Aldiss Park  | Att: 137

Dereham held firm and struck twice in twelve second-half minutes to give them the victory over Witham. Daniel Beaumont [pen 58′] and Ashley Jarvis  [70′] strikes were enough to claim Dereham’s second straight win and see Witham to their third loss in five matches.

Maldon & Tiptree  1 – 2  Canvey Island   | Park Drive   | Att: 186

Canvey had recent signing Josh Hutchinson to thank for their third win of the season. Hutchinson struck on the half-hour to give CIFC the lead though they were pegged back thanks to Decarrey Sheriff’s spot-kick on 69 minutes which continued the striker’s sterling start to the campaign. Late on though, Danny heale’s men claimed the win as Hutchinson got his second of the afternoon to hand the Jammers their first defeat of the season.

Mildenhall Town  1 – 2  Barking  | Recreation Way  |  Att: 145

The Blues continued their upturn in form with a good win at Recreation Way. Afolabi Obafemi broke the stalemate on 24 minutes before on the stroke of half-time, Rashid Kamara stole in to grab a second for Justin Gardner’s side. Thomas Boxer pulled one back for the Hall just past the hour though the visitors got their second win of the season while consigning the hosts to continuing their winless start to the campaign.

Romford  3 – 1  AFC Sudbury    | Rookery Hill  | Att: 116

Boro raced to a fine win at Rookery Hill. A brace from Taylor Tombides [13′ & 21′] plus a third from Jonathon Nzengo on 26 minutes pretty much saw Paul Martin’s side to victory though Ben Hunter reduced the visitors’ arrears on 31 minutes. The hosts secured their third win in five matches while the Suds haven’t won since the opening day of the season.
That’s all for this round-up, thanks for reading.