Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 22.4.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

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

Here’s the round-up of this weekend’s action as we entered the last five weeks of this weather-induced chaotic season, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South:

 

Friday 20th April

AFC Hornchurch 2 – 1 Aveley
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Att: 328

The Urchins enjoyed their championship party at Bridge Avenue though only secured the win late on. Connor Hogan put the hosts ahead in the 11th minute. Garrett Kelly levelled for James Webster’s team with 19 minutes remaining which threatened to leave the Urchins fans with a tinge of frustration though record-scorer George Purcell fired home the winner in added-time to secure Hornchurch’s sixth straight win and break the 100-point barrier. Aveley’s 4th loss in their last seven matches sees them stay 16th.

 

Saturday 21st April

Brentwood Town  2 – 1 Romford
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Att: 126

Brentwood fought hard to banish any slight relegation doubts with the win at the Brentwood Arena. Tony Stokes fired the hosts ahead on four minutes though Carlos Djalo-Oso struck to restore parity for Bro only four minutes after that. Just after the hour mark, Stokes got his and his team’s second to give Town their first win in five matches to go up to 19th spot on goal difference and push Romford close to relegation. Paul Martin’s side are five points adrift of Norwich Utd and simply have to win both of their remaining matches and hope the Planters slip up.

 

Grays Athletic  1 – 4 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Parkside | Att: 273

Grays suffered another hefty home defeat, this time at the hands of in-form Heybridge. Swifts led through Joe Gardner on 32 minutes before Luke Callander doubled that advantage eight minutes after the break. Callum Thompson halved the deficit for Ath six minutes afterward. Substitute Matt Price’s late brace [82′ & 87′] secured Heybridge their 6th win in their last eight matches to remain 5th and you wouldn’t envy who has to face them in the end-of-season play-offs either. Grays reside in 15th place after their third straight defeat.

 

Haringey Borough  1 – 0 Witham Town
| Venue: Coles Park  | Att: 221

Haringey narrowly overcame Witham at Coles Park, thanks to Jorge Sambu’s 72nd-minute goal to maintain their terrific form (10th victory in their last 12 matches) and stay 4th with an faint chance of going up automatically IF Potters Bar & Bowers slip up in the next week. Witham sit in 11th spot and are having a decent season.

 

Hertford Town  2 – 4 Barking
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 281

Barking twice came from behind to power past out-of-form Hertford at Hertingfordbury Park. Emmanuel Osei [9′] put Town ahead before Adem Ramadan levelled for Justin Gardner’s side eight minutes later. Daniel Palmer struck mid-way through the first half to edge the hosts ahead. Though again, the Blues restored parity through Billy Jones seven minutes before the interval.

After the break, Alan Taylor [54′] swung the match in the visitors’ favour before Kemo Darboe’s late fourth sealed Barking’s fourth win in their last six outings and one more win will seal a very respectable top-ten finish for them. Hertford’s sixth successive defeat keeps them 14th.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  0 – 2 Cheshunt
| Venue: Park Drive | Att: 154

Cheshunt got the win thanks to a goal in each half to end Maldon’s slim hopes of making the play-offs. Ricky Sappleton [26′] put the Ambers ahead though only sealed the points with six minutes left through Kyle Roberts. Maldon’s recent indifferent form of two wins in their last six means they can only finish 7th at best now. Craig Edwards’ side remain 22nd as one of four sides on 46 points after their fourth consequtive success.

 

Mildenhall Town  1 – 3 Canvey Island
| Venue: Recreation Way  | Att: 182

Canvey finally vanquished any doubts of making the play-offs with this success at lowly Mildenhall. A goal-blitz midway through the half sealed the win for the Islanders. Martin Tuohy opened the scoring on 21 minutes before a brace from Mitchell Gilbey [23′ & 28′] pretty much did the job despite Joshua Curry’s goal back for the Hall a minute into the second half. Town’s season has really gone off-kilter as their winless run extended to nine matches, dropping to 20th place. Canvey’s third win in seven outings confirms 6th spot though getting a bit of form back ahead of the play-offs seems crucial for Danny Heale’s men.

 

Norwich Utd  3 – 1 AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att: 132

History may well recall this result being the one that kept the Planters in the division. It started well for the Suds as they led 20 minutes in through Milo Grimes. The Planters roared back into the contest seven minutes after the break thanks to Shaun Wones’ goal. Adam Hipperson’s brace [57′ & pen 71′] ‘turned the tide’ of this match as Utd got their second win on-the-spin and now they only realistically need a single point to send Romford down. Sudbury’s recent inconsistent form means they are in 12th spot.

 

Soham Town Rangers  0 – 2 Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Att: 124

Bowers kept things tight before grabbing a priceless victory late on thanks to substitute Fahad Nyanja’s brace [86′ & 90′]. Bowers have recovered their form after a slight lull and their fourth win in their last six encounters means they realistically need four points from their last two matches to pip Potters Bar to promotion. Soham’s season is faltering away somewhat, though they sit 13th.

 

Tilbury  2 – 0 Dereham Town
| Venue: Chadfields | Att: 67

Tilbury got the points thanks to a double from Siju Odelusi’s brace [7′ & 47′] and in the process rise to 17th place. Dereham are another side that haven’t enjoyed the best of form after their fifth loss in their last seven outings which keeps them 10th.

 

Waltham Abbey  0 – 3 Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 114

Potters Bar continued their relentless pursuit of promotion with an excellent win at struggling Abbey. Michael Murray’s penalty on the stroke of half-time started things off before Jack Bennett’s late brace [81′ & 89′] earned the Scholars their 9th win in 13 matches though have to win their last match to have any realistic hope of promotion. Abbey’s 8th loss in their last 12 outings means they drop to 18th.

Ware  0 – 1 Bury Town
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 98

Bury Town edged Ware courtesy of hot-shot Cemal Ramadan’s spot-kick [64′] to grab their fifth win in their last eight matches, and they are in 8th spot. Ware drop to 21st.
 

 

Bostik Division South Results – Saturday 21st April  2018

 

Chipstead  2 – 3  Ashford Utd    | Att:106

Corinthian-Casuals  1 – 3   Herne Bay  | Att: 256

East Grinstead Town  0 – 3 Hythe Town  | Att: 110

Faversham Town  2 – 0  Lewes  | Att: 328

Greenwich Borough  2 – 2  Hastings Utd | Att: 221

Shoreham (R)  1 – 5  Ramsgate  | Att: 112

Sittingbourne  3 – 1  Carshalton Athletic (P)  | Att: 167

South Park  4 – 1 Molesey  | Att: 87

VCD Athletic   2 – 1  Horsham  | Att: 125

Walton Casuals  5 – 2   Cray Wanderers  | Att: 186

Whyteleafe  1 – 3  Thamesmead Town  | Att: 123

 

Sun 22nd Apr  –  Guernsey  1 – 1  Phoenix Sports   | Att: 881

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Bostik League Division North (& Sth) round-up (BLN 15.4.18)

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 as two sides secured promotion and one was relegated.

 

Saturday 14th April

AFC Sudbury  1 – 3   Ware
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 242

Ware realistically secured their place in the division next season with this triumph at King’s Marsh. Louis Brown gave Ware the lead on 24 minutes, before Callum Harrison levelled for the Suds three minutes before the break. John Dreyer’s side stepped it up after the break though as strikes from Damian Green [68′] and Josh Oyibo [89′] secured their first win in four matches and takes them back to 20th, nine points clear of the relegation spot. Sudbury’s 5th defeat in their last eight sees them drop to 12th.

 

Aveley  0 – 5  Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Parkside  | Att: 323

Aveley were surprisingly thumped by the Jammers at Parkside. Chris Millar set the visitors on course with the breakthrough 16 minutes in, before Eoin McKeown’s quick-fire double [26′ & 29′] gave Kevin Horlock’s side daylight. Lee Barnard’s spot-kick two minutes before the break and McKeown securing his hat-trick with 12 minutes to go sealed Maldon’s 20th win of the campaign and stay 7th, three points off the play-offs. Aveley’s third loss in their last ten matches sees them drop to 15th place.

 

Barking  3 – 1  Norwich Utd
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 85

The Blues secured a important win as they seek a top-ten finish. Ben O’Brien set the tone for the hosts with his 3rd-minute opener, before Kiernan Hughes-Mason struck [56′]. Planters’ substitute Damon Cooper netted with 17 minutes left though Hughes-Mason settled the match with his second of the afternoon, two minutes from time. This was Barking’s fourth win in their last nine outings and they stay 9th, behind Dereham on goal difference. Things are somewhat more problematic for Utd as their winless streak extends to eight matches now and they slip below Romford into the danger zone.

 

Bowers & Pitsea  3 – 1     Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Att: 133

Bowers prevailed over mid-table Mildenhall at the Len Salmon. David Knight broke the deadlock on 22 minutes though the Hall were level five minutes before the break thanks to Thomas Debenham’s strike. Rob Small’s side wouldn’t be denied though as Adam Vyse restored the lead five minutes after the re-start before Callum Leahy [61′] secured the points to extend Bowers’ unbeaten stretch to four matches. They stay 3rd, just a point shy of Potters Bar with two matches in hand on them. Town are 18th and haven’t won in seven outings now.

 

Bury Town  2 – 0   Brentwood Town
| Venue: Ram Meadow | Att: 283

Bury Town did the business over nine-man Brentwood at Ram Meadow. A brace from Ollie Hughes [13′ & 48′] was enough to grab all three points while Brentwood had both James Pugsley and Brenden Cavalier dismissed in what was a ‘day to forget’ for them. Bury stay 10th with three matches left while Brentwood have six matches to play and likely need one more success to finally shrug off any relegation doubts.

 

Canvey Island  2 – 1   Hertford Town
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 272

Canvey obtained a much-needed win here at Park Lane over inconsistent Hertford. Martin Tuohy’s double [27′ & (pen) 37′] did the trick though Ricky Light added a late consolation for the visitors. The Islanders’ fourth win in their last ten matches sees them remain 5th, four points clear of Maldon in 7th. Hertford’s third straight defeat means they drop to 13th.

 

Cheshunt  1 – 0    Grays Athletic
| Venue: Theobalds Lane   | Att: 185

The Ambers edged to victory over Grays at Theobalds Lane. Kyle Roberts got the only goal 21 minutes from time to assist Craig Edwards’ side to an important victory. Grays had influential winger Joao Carlos dismissed late on and haven’t won in five matches, slipping to 14th spot. Cheshunt stay 22nd though are six points clear of danger after three wins in their last five.

 

Dereham Town  0 – 2   Haringey Borough
| Venue: Aldiss Park  | Att: 129

Haringey continued their impressive run with a ‘smash & grab’ win secured late on at Aldiss Park. Chinedu McKenzie  [87′] broke the stalemate before Jordan Edwards doubled the lead on the cusp of 90 minutes. Dereham’s play-off challenge has surely faded after a run of six defeats in their last seven as they remain 8th on goal difference. Borough’s 8th win in their last ten leaves them still 4th, only four points off the second promotion spot.

 

Heybridge Swifts  2 – 1  Tilbury | Venue: Scraley Road

Swifts continued their recent good form with the win over out-of-form Tilbury. Kreshnic Krasniqi’s spot-kick [62′] opened the scoring for the hosts though the Dockers thought they’d grabbed a point thanks to Albert Keith’s leveller three minutes from time though Ryan Henshaw popped up ‘at the death’ to grab Heybridge’s 6th win in their last ten, impressive considering their lengthy fixture congestion – Jody Brown’s side stay 6th, three points clear of Maldon.

 

Romford  0 – 0   Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 118

Romford held Potters Bar to their second straight goal-less draw though importantly for Boro, it lifts them off the foot of the table, a point clear of Norwich Utd after a run of six matches without defeat now for Paul ‘Magic’ Martin’s side. Potters Bar retain 2nd spot by a single point and have only lost one of their last 12 matches now.

 

Waltham Abbey   1 – 2    Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 64

Soham condemned Abbey to another loss to give their faint hopes of a top-ten finish a boost. Sam Mulready gave the visitors the lead with 56 on the watch, before substitute Craig Gillies [74′] made sure of the points. Mitch Hahn’s 90th-minute goal was too little, too late for Abbey, whose torrid 2nd half of the season continues with only one win in their last 11 now,sitting 17th. Soham rise to 11th after their 3rd win in their last six outings.

 

Witham Town  1 – 6  AFC Hornchurch (P)
| Venue: Spa Road | Att: 178

The Urchins powered to victory at Spa Road to confirm promotion to Step 3. Brad Warner [20′] and skipper Elliot Styles [45′] gave the visitors a cushion at the break. Liam Whipps halved the deficit just shy of the hour though George Purcell’s penalty two minutes later signalled what was to come. Substitute Alex Bentley [73′], Warner’s second 10 minutes from time a late sixth from fellow substitute Christian Assombalonga made sure the travelling Hornchurch fans could begin their party, thanks to their side’s 30th win of a memorable season. Witham are in 16th spot after their 3rd loss in their last six.

Many congratulations to Jimmy McFarlane’s side on their promotion to Bostik Premier, it certainly hasn’t been for the want of trying!

 

Fixtures this early midweek:

Aveley  v  Haringey Borough | V: Parkside  (Mon 16th April)

AFC Hornchurch  v  Mildenhall Town
Canvey Island  v  Norwich Utd
Dereham Town v Bretwood Town
Hertford Town  v  Heybridge Swifts
Soham Town Rangers  v  Ware
Tilbury  v  Maldon & Tiptree
Witham Town v Romford   (all on Tues 17th Apr)

 

Bostik Division South  – Saturday 14th April 2018

 

 

Ashford Utd  1 – 2  Greenwich Borough     | Att: 280

Carshalton Athletic (P)  4 – 3   Whyteleafe  | Att: 488

Cray Wanderers  8 – 0   South Park  |

Hastings Utd   1 – 0     Shoreham  (R)  | Att: 300

Herne Bay  1 – 3     Guernsey  | Att: 210

Horsham  0 – 3    Faversham Town  | Att: 126

Hythe Town  5 – 3   Chipstead  | Att: 255

Lewes (P)  2 – 0  East Grinstead Town  | Att: 659

Molesey  1 – 1   VCD Athletic  |

Phoenix Sports  0 – 1  Sittingbourne   | Att: 108

Ramsgate  2 – 2   Corinthian-Casuals   | Att: 181

Thamesmead Town    2 – 1  Walton Casuals  | Att: 93

 

Fixtures to come:

Molesey  v   Herne Bay
Ramsgate v Carshalton Athletic
Shoreham v Walton Casuals
Sittingbourne v  Thamesmead Town
South Park  v  Guernsey    (all on Tuesday 19th Apr)

 

 

 

 

Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 31.3.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

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

Here’s the round-up of this weekend’s action as we entered the last five weeks of this weather-induced chaotic season, followed as usual by a list of the results in Bostik Division South:

Friday 30th March (Good Friday)

Norwich Utd 3 – 3 Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Plantation Park | Att:102

Norwich Utd produced a stirring comeback to deny Maldon victory at a sodden Plantation Park. In a topsy-turvy encounter, Ben Jones put Utd ahead two minutes before the break. The Jammers stormed back straight after the interval as new signing & former pro Lee Barnard’s delightful hat-trick [46′, 58′, 64′] saw Kevin Horlock’s side on course for a win though the Planters grabbed a point thanks to goals from Liam Jackson [74′] and a late Matt Blake strike. Utd remain 5 points clear of the relegation spot after Saturday’s action though are now without a win in their last six matches, Maldon sit 7th, outside the play-offs on goal difference after one win in their last six outings.

 

Saturday 31st March

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0  Potters Bar Town
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Att: 268

The Urchins edged to another important victory to put them within four wins of the Bostik Premier title. Kenzer Lee’s 6th-minute goal proved decisive to hand impressive Potters Bar their first loss in nine matches, the Scholars sit 3rd, outside the 2nd promotion spot on goal difference with six matches left.

 

AFC Sudbury 3 – 0 Cheshunt
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 279

The Suds completed a good win over ten-man Cheshunt at King’s Marsh. The Ambers were a man light on 33 minutes as hot-shot Jason Hallett was dismissed. The hosts led three minutes before the break as an Ricky Sappleton OG added to the visitors’ woes. After the break, further strikes from Phil Kelly [56′] and Ryan Horne [81′] ended the Suds’ five-match winless run, they rise to 13th with 5 matches remaining. Cheshunt’s 3rd defeat in their last 5 sees them stay 22nd, eight points clear of danger.

 

Canvey Island  3 – 0  Waltham Abbey
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 265

Canvey produced the goods to defeat a horribly out-of-form Abbey side. Frankie Merrifield struck on the half-hour to give the Islanders a slender lead at the interval. Martin Tuohy [53′] and a late OG by Abbey goalkeeper Hugo Rosetti sealed CIFC’s third win in their last five outings, they remain 4th with 7 matches left. Abbey are winless in their last seven now, they sit 18th.

 

Haringey Borough  6 – 0 Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Coles Park  | Att: 194

Haringey stormed to a huge win at Coles Park. The hosts led as Ralston Gabriel [17′] and recent signing Chinedu McKenzie [32′] put them ahead at the break. After the interval, a devastating 25-minute spell more than quelled any doubts of who would prevail here. Firstly, it was the ‘Mc’ show as Anthony McDonald [47′] and Andre McCollin [53′] extended the lead before Gabriel struck twice [61′ & pen 72′] to complete another hat-trick for the talented forward and earn Haringey their 4th win in their last 6 matches to remain 5th, six points ahead of the chasing pack. Mildenhall are winless in their last four and their season is petering out in 16th spot.

 

Soham Town Rangers 1 – 1 Romford
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Att: 184

Try as they might, Romford couldn’t get a vital win they needed as they were held by Soham. Lewis Clayton put the hosts ahead just past the hour before Nick Reynolds levelled with ten minutes left. Soham’s 4th draw in their last six encounters sees them stay 15th while Romford have seven matches to haul themselves out of danger though managed their third draw on-the-trot here.

 

Tilbury  1 – 1   Bury Town
| Venue: Chadfields | Att: 87

Tilbury held Town at Chadfields. Jack Carlile put the Dockers ahead on 25 minutes though that lead only stood for six minutes before Jack Lankester levelled for the visitors. Joe Jeith’s side secured their fourth draw in their last seven matches here and stay 19th while Bury lost ground in the play-off race, they sit 10th, 4 points off the tip six though are unbeaten in their last four.

 

Ware  2 – 1 Dereham Town
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 77

Ware upset Dereham’s play-off charge to reach the hallowed 40-point mark here. Bradley Frazier natted after only four minutes for the hosts though Ryan Crisp levelled things four minutes before the break. Jordan Watson secured the points though for John Dreyer’s men, 16 minutes from time. Ware’s first win in four has pretty much extinquished any relegation fears, they are 12 points clear and rise to 20th. Dereham are winless in their last five encounters now and their hopes of a top-six finish are diminishing as they stay 8th.

 

Postponed/Abandoned matches this weekend:

Grays Athletic A – A Barking | Venue: Parkside

Hertford Town P – P Bowers & Pitsea | V: Hertingfordbury Park

Heybridge Swifts P – P Aveley | V: Scraley Road

Witham Town P – P  Brentwood Town | V: Spa Road

 

Bostik Division South  – Saturday 31st March 2018

 

Chipstead  0 – 1  Cray Wanderers    | Att: 80

Corinthian-Casuals  P – P  Guernsey  |

Faversham Town  1 – 2 Carshalton Athletic  | Att: 214

Greenwich Borough  4 – 1  East Grinstead Town | Att: 166

Hastings Utd  1 – 1  Phoenix Sports  | Att: 371

Hythe Town  2 – 0 Lewes  | Att: 392

Molesey  P – P   Ashford Utd  |

Shoreham  P – P  Whyteleafe  |

South Park  2 – 1 Ramsgate  | Att: 83 (Played at Whyteleafe FC)

VCD Athletic  2 – 3 Herne Bay  | Att: 87

 

Fri 30th March – Sittingbourne P – P Thamesmead Town

 

That’s all for now, I will attempt to do another round-up for the Easter Monday schedule in Bostik Nth & Sth though watch this space.

 

Bostik League Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 24.3.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

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

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

Friday 23rd March

Bowers & Pitsea 1 – 0 AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Att: 410

Bowers edged this top-two clash thanks to a solitary goal from Jamie Dicks six minutes before the break. They held on in front of a huge Friday night crowd of over 400 to close the gap on the Urchins to seven points, having played a game more. Crucially, Bowers also extended their lead over Potters Bar in 3rd to six points after their 3rd win in their last six outings.

 

Saturday 24th March

Canvey Island  4 – 1  Witham Town
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 248

Canvey picked up a much-needed win at Park Lane. Mitchell Gilbey [28′] and Ryan Charles [39′] strikes put the hosts ahead before Martin Tuohy sealed the win five minutes from time. Chinedu Osadebe struck again for Town on the edge of the 90 mark before Ryan Melaugh added to the home scoresheet. CIFC’s 2nd win in their last five outings sees them rise to 4th spot, six points behind Potters Bar. Witham’s 3rd defeat in their last six means they sit 14th.

Cheshunt 2 – 0   Brentwood Town
| Venue: Theobalds Lane  | Att: 157

Jason Hallett’s brace [64′ & 73′] sealed another huge three points for the Ambers. The hosts’ 4th win in their last 7 matches sees them leapfrog Norwich Utd back into 22nd, eight points clear of the relegation spot. Brentwood’s third match inside a week perhaps took a toll though they are two points ahead of Cheshunt in 21st after their third loss in their last 6.

Grays Athletic 2 – 2 Ware | Venue: Parkside | Att: 162

Grays hit back late to deny Ware an important win at Parkside. Jordon Watson’s penalty three minutes after the break broke the first-half stalemate before Dave Cowley struck with 14 minutes left. The hosts hit back through Tommy Wade’s quick-fire brace [82′ & 83′] to secure their 6th draw in their last 9 matches, they stay 11th. Ware remain 20th and are unbeaten in their last four matches now.

 

Haringey Borough  3 – 3   Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Coles Park  | Att: 189

The points were shared in this cracker at Coles Park after Swifts roared back from 3-0 down after the break. Haringey may have thought they were on their way to victory as Ralston Gabriel [16′], Anthony McDonald [44′] and debutant Andre McCollin [51′] goals put them well ahead. Though the Heybridge spirit shone once again as Tambleson Eyong [67′] and hot-shot Matt Price [72′] started the comeback trail before Kresnic Krasniqi’s spot-kick three minutes later sealed a point. Haringey are now five matches unbeaten but drop to 5th. Heybridge still have matches in hand but drop to 10th, only two points behind the play-off spots in a mightily-congested top ten.

 

Hertford Town  3 – 2  Tilbury
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 209

Hertford won this clash late on as they chase the top ten. The hosts fell behind ten minutes in through Harry Norman’s strike though Charlie Ruff [18′] levelled before Jason Beck [28′] turned the tide in favour of the hosts. Jack Carlile restored parity for Joe Keith’s side with 15 minutes left though Michael Toner’s late spot-kick sealed the points – Hertford’s 4th win in their last six to rise to 12th place. Tilbury’s 2nd loss in their last six means they are in 19th spot.

 

Maldon & Tiptree  0 – 2   Bury Town
| Venue: Park Drive | Att: 177

A goal in each half sealed this triumph for the visitors in this battle of two play-off chasing sides. Jack Lankester broke the deadlock after six minutes though the match was only sealed late on by hot-shot Cemal Ramadan to give Town their third straight win and up into 9th. Maldon’s fourth straight loss means they are being caught by the sides below them, though Kevin Horlock’s side have matches in hand.

 

Mildenhall Town  0 – 2   Barking
| Venue: Recreation Way | Att: 171

The Blues struck late on to give themselves a better shot at sneaking into the play-offs. Goals from Billy Jones [80′] and Ben O’Brien [86′] sealed the visitors their 3rd success in their last six to go level on points with Dereham & Maldon in 8th. Town’s third loss in their last 6 sees them drop to 18th.

Potters Bar Town 1 – 0 Dereham Town
| Venue: Pakex Stadium  | Att: 139

Third-placed Potters Bar continued their knack of picking up victories with this narrow win over play-off chasing Dereham. Ben Ward-Cochrane’s first-half goal was enough to give the Scholars their 5th straight win and once again go three points behind Bowers. Dereham’s five-match unbeaten run ended here and they have four sides bearing down on them though remain 6th on goal difference.

 

Romford  1 – 1   AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 54

Romford held Sudbury in a match delayed by 80 minutes due to serious traffic problems which hampered the visitors’ journey to Ship Lane. After a goal-less first half, Phil Kelly struck eight minutes after the break to give the mid-table Suds the lead though Ayo Olukoga levelled with 11 minutes remaining. Romford’s run of one win in their last nine simply has to improve as they now are six points adrift of Norwich Utd and safety. Sudbury drop to 13th as they ended a three-match losing run here.

 

Soham Town Rangers   1 – 1 Aveley
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane  | Att: 132

Aveley held Soham in this mid-table clash. Sam Mulready’s header [24′] put the hosts ahead though midway through the second half, Tom Richardson struck to give the visitors a point. Soham’s 3rd draw in their last 5 means they’re in 15th. Aveley are 17th after only one defeat in their last ten matches.

 

Waltham Abbey  1 – 1   Norwich Utd
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 81

Abbey came from behind to grab a point at Capershotts. Loan signing Matt Blake put the Planters ahead just seven minutes in before Mitch Hahn levelled two minutes before the break. Abbey are winless in their last five, sitting in 16th while Utd have a similar recent record and drop to 23rd, six points clear of relegation-threatened Romford.

 

Bostik Division South R’s – Sat 24th March

 

Carshalton Athletic  0 – 0  Guernsey  |

Corinthian-Casuals  0 – 1 Cray Wanderers | Att: 252

East Grinstead Town 3 – 2  Ashford Utd | Att: 163

Faversham Town  1 – 2  Hastings Utd | Att: 201

Horsham 1 – 4 Ramsgate  | Att: 148

Lewes 3 – 0  VCD Athletic  | Att: 777

Phoenix Sports  2 – 2  Molesey  | Att: 67

Sittingbourne  1 – 0  Shoreham   | Att: 142

South Park 1 – 8  Greenwich Borough  |  Att: 68

Thamesmead Town  1 – 0  Chipstead   | Att: 98

Walton Casuals  7 – 0   Herne Bay  | Att: 162

Whyteleafe  2 – 2  Hythe Town  | Att: 142

 

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

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 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.

 

 

 

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

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

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

Bostik Division North

AFC Sudbury  3 – 2   Tilbury

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium      |  Attendance: 254

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

Canvey Island  3 – 0  Grays Athletic

Venue: Park Lane     |   Attendance: 394

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

Cheshunt  0 – 4  Barking

|  Venue:  Theobalds Lane   | Attendance: 204

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

Dereham Town  2 – 2   Romford

| Venue:  Aldiss Park         | Attendance: 202

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

Hertford Town  0 – 1  Soham Town Rangers

|  Venue: Hertingfordbury Park      |   Attendance: 243

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

Norwich Utd  1 – 3   Witham Town    

|   Venue: Plantation Park       |   Attendance: 101

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

 Ware   0 – 4   AFC Hornchurch

| Venue: Wodson Park       |   Attendance: 88

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

 

Bostik Division South

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

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

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

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

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

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

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