Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)
Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Isthmian League Division North on Sat 21th October followed by the results from Bostik Division South from the same day. Thanks for reading.
Saturday 21st October
Bostik Division North
Bowers & Pitsea 2 – 0 Aveley
Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Attendance: 89
Bowers overcame the challenge of the Millers at the Len Salmon. Tony Stokes gave the hosts the lead just before half-time and David Knight wrapped up the points with a 90th-minute second to give Rob Small’s men their third win in their last six league matches and extend Aveley’s winless league run to four matches.
Canvey Island 3 – 2 AFC Sudbury
Venue: Park Lane | Attendance: 389
Canvey held off stiff resistance from the Suds to edge this encounter at Park Lane. George Craddock put the Islanders ahead on eight minutes, though that lead only lasted nine minutes before Alfie Carroll levelled. Ryan Charles put Canvey back ahead ten minutes before the break though Sudbury thought they’d got a point as Ollie Peters levelled in the first minute of added-time. It wasn;t to be though as ten minutes into an extended injury-time finale, Mitchell Gilbey’s spot-kick ensured Canvey’s seventh straight league win.
Cheshunt 0 – 2 Dereham Town
Venue: Theobalds Lane | Attendance: 117
A goal in each half was enough to see Dereham leave Theobalds Lane with all three points. Jake Anema [45’] put the Magpies ahead before Daniel Beaumont’s penalty on 65 minutes secured Dereham’s fifth straight league win. Cheshunt’s winless run also extends to five league matches now.
Grays Athletic 3 – 1 Tilbury
Venue: Parkside | Attendance: 275
A resurgent Grays fought back to claim the win over Tilbury at Parkside. Ryan Melaugh gave the Dockers a 13th-minute lead before Adeyinka Cole levelled things nine minutes before the break. After the interval, goals from Kieran Bishop [48’] and Ryan Mahal [56’] secured the points and Grays’ third straight league win. Tilbury also announced following the match that Canvey assistant manager Joe Keith will be their new manager.
Haringey Borough 4 – 0 Norwich Utd
Venue: Coles Park | Attendance: 148
Haringey dispatched the Planters to secure another win at Coles Park. The damage was done before half-time as Anthony McDonald gave Borough the lead on twenty minutes. Ralston Gabriel then lit up this match with a 15-minute hat-trick [24’,31’ & 39’] to keep his side’s unbeaten start to the campaign.
Hertford Town 4 – 0 Brentwood Town
Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Attendance: 189
Brentwood couldn’t withstand a second-half barrage as Hertford claimed the win at Hertingfordbury Park. Ricky Light put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time before Michael Toner doubled the lead on 62 minutes. Brentwood’s afternoon got worse as Daryl Robson was dismissed for two bookings with 19 minutes to play. Further goals by substitute Mark Summers [74’] and Charlie Edwards [86’] sealed a good win for the home side.
Maldon & Tiptree 1 – 1 Ware
Venue: Park Drive | Attendance: 81
Maldon were held by Ware at Park Drive. Yannick Kamanan gave the visitors the lead seven minutes after the break though only four minutes later, the Jammers levelled through hot-shot Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe. Ware’s winless run extends to three matches now.
Mildenhall Town 0 – 2 Heybridge Swifts
Venue: Recreation Way | Attendance: 228
Heybridge continued their strong start to the season with victory at Recreation Way. Kreshnic Krasniqi gave Swifts the perfect start after only two minutes and Lewis Godbold sealed the win on 65 minutes as Heybridge record their seventh win of the league season.
Potters Bar Town 1 – 1 Witham Town
Venue: Pakex Stadium | Attendance: 105
Witham held Potters Bar to a draw at the Pakex Stadium. It started well for the Scholars as Michael Murray put them ahead inside two minutes. Tyler Corlett restored parity for Witham ten minutes before the break. The visitors had Liam Whipps dismissed for two bookable offences late on though they held on for a point. Witham’s winless league run now stands at eight matches.
Romford 1 – 2 Bury Town
Venue: Ship Lane | Attendance: 81
Bury Town prevailed at Ship Lane despite playing nearly an hour with ten men. Darren Mills was given a straight red card on 33 minutes. Substitute Craig Jeakins broke the deadlock five minutes after the break though late goals from substitute Ollie Hughes [79’] and Tevan Allen [90’] turned it around for Town and grab their sixth win of the campaign. Romford stay bottom having only won once so far this term.
Soham Town Rangers 1 – 2 AFC Hornchurch
Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Attendance: 156
Hornchurch battled past Soham to grab another three points at Julius Martin Lane. George Purcell struck nine minutes before the break to put the Urchins ahead. Lee Chaffey levelled the match two minutes after the interval though Purcell grabbed his brace on 61 minutes and that proved to be the winner and preserve Jimmy McFarlane’s side their unbeaten run this season.
Waltham Abbey 2 – 2 Barking
Venue: Capershotts | Attendance: 88
This see-saw encounter ended in stalemate at Capershotts. Dan Gilchrist put the visitors ahead after only four minutes, though Darelle Russell vanquished that lead eight minutes later. Gilchrist struck again for Barking with ten minutes remaining, though again that lead disintegrated into dust only four minutes afterward thanks to substitute Steven Sylvester’s goal and both sides had to be content with a point. Barking’s winless league run now stands at five matches.
Bostik Division South
Saturday 21st October
Carshalton Athletic 4 – 2 Ashford Utd | Venue: Colston Avenue | Att: 316
Corinthian Casuals 3 – 2 Hastings Utd | Venue: King George’s Field | Att: 167
East Grinstead Town 0 – 2 Guernsey | Venue: College Lane | Att: 98
Faversham Town 3 – 1 VCD Athletic | Venue: Salters Lane | Att: 168
Horsham 3 – 1 Molesey | Venue: Culver Road | Att: 127
Lewes 8 – 1 Herne Bay | Venue: The Dripping Pan | Att: 472
Phoenix Sports 4 – 0 Ramsgate | Venue: The Mayplace Ground | Att: 103
Sittingbourne 1 – 1 Chipstead | Venue: Woodstock Park | Att: 156
South Park P – P Shoreham (Due to a waterlogged pitch) | Venue: Whitehall Lane
Thamsmead Town 0 – 1 Cray Wanderers | Venue: Princes Park | Att: 110
Walton Casuals 2 – 2 Hythe Town | Venue: Elmbridge Sports Hub | Att: 170
Whyteleafe 1 – 1 Greenwich Borough | Venue: Church Road | Att: 153