Written by Scott W [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]
Hello & welcome to my round-up of Bostik Division North action this weekend, with one match starting things off on the Friday night.
Friday 25th January 2019
Brentwood Town 0 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree | Brentwood Arena |Att: 121
The action started on Friday night as Brentwood narrowly lost out to Maldon. The only goal came from Stephane Ngamvoulou on the half-hour which gave the Jammers their third win in their last four matches to go 2nd on goal difference. Town fall to 13th.
Saturday 26th January
Aveley 0 – 1 Bowers & Pitsea |Parkside (3G) | Att: 359
Bowers edged this top-of-the-table clash. Lewis Manor got the decisive goal after 29 minutes which gave them their 8th win in their last nine matches. The Millers’ five-match unbeaten run ended here and they fell to 4th – seven points behind leaders Bowers.
Canvey Island 2 – 0 Grays Athletic | Park Lane |Att: 287
Canvey secured another valuable three points with two first-half strikes. Marlon Agyakwa opened the scoring on 31 minutes with Josh Hutchinson [44’] making it two just before half-time. No further goals cropped up so CIFC are five matches unbeaten and up to 7th. Grays’ third straight defeat sees them in 9th.
Coggeshall Town 0 – 0 Dereham Town | West Street | Att: 90
Dereham got a very respectable point at West Street as they held high-scoring Cogg. Despite this result, they are winless in 12 matches now though they have clawed level with Romford and Mildenhall in the relegation running. One win in their last four has seen them in 5th, six points adrift of Aveley in 4th.
Felixstowe & Walton Utd 1 – 0 Great Wakering Rovers | Dellwood Ave | Att: 400
Felixstowe got a narrow win, in front of a mega crowd of 400 at Dellwood Avenue. Miles Powell’s 80th minute goal gave the hosts the win and sees them up to 12th. Wakering’s fourth loss in their last five sees the down to 17th, seven points clear of the bottom three.
Heybridge Swifts 2 – 0 AFC Sudbury | Scraley Road |Att: 169
Heybridge got back to winning ways with a goal in each half. Luke Wilson put Swifts ahead on 22 minutes before Kreshnic Krasniqi made the points safe three minutes from time. Swifts’ 7th win in their last nine games means they go up to 3rd, level on points with Maldon. The Suds are in a mini-blip with 3 losses in their last four games, they fall to 8th place.
Mildenhall Town 0 – 1 Basildon Utd | Recreation Way | Att: 169
The Bees got their second straight win with this late success at Mildenhall. Rhys Fatt got the only goal on the cusp of the 90 minutes to rise to tenth place. Mildenhall’s 6th loss in their last nine sees them bang in trouble in 18th, level on points with both Romford and Dereham in the relegation spots.
Romford 0 – 4 Bury Town |Rookery Hill | Att: 103
Bury added to Boro’s recent pains with a comprehensive win at Rookery Hill. Cemal Ramadan put the visitors ahead on the quarter-hour from the penalty spot. That slender lead carried to half-time though Town made it two six minutes after the break thanks to Ryan Jolland’s strike and late goals from Ramadan [ 82’] and Ryan Horne [89’] put gloss on Town’s fourth win in their last seven. They rise to 6th, four points shy of the play-offs. Romford remain in 19th.
Tilbury 0 – 3 Soham Town Rangers | Chadfields | Att: 123
Soham continued their fine recent form with a surprise win at Chadfields. Three goals in the last quarter of the match sealed the triumph. Will Gardner got things going on 68 minutes before Sam Mulready’s late brace [85’ & 88’] sealed the visitors’ fourth win in their last five to rise to 16th. The Dockers’ second straight loss sees them drop to 11th.
Witham Town 1 – 1 Barking | Spa Road | Att: 97
Witham were denied another win by a late leveller at Spa Road. Town broke the deadlock on 40 minutes through Johnny Ashman though the Blues ensured a point thanks to Joe Bruce’s goal with ten minutes remaining. Mark Ashford’s side have only lost one of their last eight matches now, dropping to 15th spot – eight points clear of the bottom two. Barking are winless in their last three matches. They fall to 14th.
Thank you for reading, we’ll be back next week.