RoUnd-up: Bostik Premier Division (Sat 25th Aug) [BLP 26.8.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)

Hello and welcome to my round-up of Bostik Premier action this weekend. How did your side do?

Friday 24th August

Kingstonian  0 – 1  Dorking Wanderers  | King George’s Field | Att: 322

In the start of the weekend’s action, Dorking narrowly won at King’s George’s Field. Matt Briggs got the only goal on 61 minutes to assist Marc White’s side to their second win of the season. The K’s have lost three of their first four matches so far.

Saturday 25th August

AFC Hornchurch  1 – 1   Bognor Regis Town | Bridge Avenue  |  Att: 231

The Urchins recovered to claim another point in their journey back in the division. Daniel Smith gave Bognor the lead eight minutes before half-time. Sean Marks [49′] levelled things and the stalemate prevailed, which preserves both clubs’ unbeaten record.

 

Bishops Stortford   1 – 1   Leatherhead    | Woodside Park | Att: 260

Stortford recovered from going behind to claim a point. Shaun Okojie continued his fine start to the season by putting the Tanners ahead on 43 minutes. Jake Cass restored parity late on with a goal on debut though the hosts here are still searching for a first win of the season.

 

Burgess Hill Town   1 – 6  Enfield Town     | Leylands Park |  Att: 423

Enfield Town smashed the Hillians at Leylands Park. The visitors were in a commanding position at half-time thanks to Liam Hope’s opener on the quarter-hour plus goals from Matt Johnson [28′] and Sam Youngs [34′]. The rout continued after the break as Johnson got his second on 50 minutes. Pat Harding pulled one back for the demoralised hosts with 15 minutes left Youngs [85′] matched Johnson’s efforts before Ryan Blackman added a late sixth to secure Enfield’s third win of the season. Burgess Hill have only a point from four games.

 

Folkestone Invicta  3 – 2   Harlow Town   | Cheriton Road | Att: 374

This encounter had twists & turns in abundance. Invicta led on 22 minutes through Ade Yusuff though Harlow levelled 12 minutes later through Jason Raad. After the re-start, Invicta re-took the lead through Kieron McCann [54′] and extended it thanks to Jerald Aboagye’s strike [63′]. Yusuff was dismissed for dissent and Harlow made it a nervy end through Emile Acquah’s goal [90′]. Folkestone held on for their third win of the season, Harlow are still winless thus far this term.

Margate   0 – 2   Tonbridge Angels  | Hartsdown Park | Att: 648

The Angels continued their unbeaten start to the season with victory at Margate. Goals from Tom Beere [28′] and Alex Read [48′] did the business for the visitors, who have won three of their four matches and interestingly have not conceded a goal as yet. The Gate fell to their second defeat this term.

Merstham   1 – 0   Brightlingsea Regent  | Moatside | Att: 106

The hosts edged this encounter thanks to Michael Abnett’s goal on 63 minutes. The Moatsiders will be relieved to get their first win of the new season here while Regent suffered their third loss in four games.

Whitehawk  2 – 3  Wingate & Finchley  | Enclosed Ground  | Att: 277

The Hawks started well but ultimately fell to defeat at the Enclosed Ground. Jason Williams [28′] struck for the hosts though Wingate turned the tide through a brace of Marc Weatherstone penalties [37′ & 45′]. Marc Charles-Smith [83′] saw the visitors home with their third before Luke Emberson halved the deficit a minute from time though Whitehawk suffered their first loss in a match which saw Wingate’s first win of the new term.

That’s all for now. The Bostik Prem round-up will return soon.

Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (21.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my semi-regular round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. Here’s a round-up of the action that took place on Saturday 21st October followed by the updated Bostik Premier Division table. Enjoy.

For the Bostik North & South round-up, add this URL: https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/10/21/bl-div-north-south-r-up-21-10-17/

 

Billericay Town    2 – 1    Enfield Town

Venue: New Lodge   |      Attendance: 1,559

Billericay made a second-half comeback to prevail over Enfield Town at New Lodge. The visitors led on 35 minutes as Taylor McKenzie struck. ‘Ricay levelled with 18 minutes to play through substitute Billy Bricknell’s penalty. The hosts completed the recovery job six minutes from time as Sam Deering grabbed the winner to give his side their ninth straight league win. Enfield lost their first game in four in the league here.

Dorking Wanderers  3 – 2   Needham Market

Venue: London Road    |   Attendance: 175

Dorking resisted a late scare to triumph over the Marketmen at London Road. Lewis Taylor gave the hosts the advantage on 18 minutes. Jamie Griffiths restored parity six minutes after the re-start. James McShane restored Wanderers lead seven minutes later and had a two-goal cushion with 20 minutes remaining through Sam Beard though Griffiths’ second of the afternoon five minutes after that ensured a nervy finish for Dorking though they still secured their fifth league win of the season. Needham have lost their last four straight league matches now.

Dulwich Hamlet    3 – 2     Burgess Hill Town

Venue: Champion Hill       |     Attendance: 1,971

Dulwich struck late to grab all three points in another five-goal thriller at Champion Hill. Nathan Ferguson gave Hamlet the lead 11 minutes before the interval. Substitute Tony Garrod levelled for the Hillians three minutes after coming on as a half-time substitute. Dulwich re-took the lead only a minute later through Nyren Clunis though an unfortunate OG by Quade Taylor on 59 minutes made it all-square once again. Michael Chambers got the winner for the hosts with five minutes to play to secure Hamlet’s sixth win in their last seven league matches.

Harlow Town    1 – 1      Margate

Venue: The Harlow Arena   |   Attendance: 168

Harlow got a last-minute leveller to deny Margate the win at the Harlow Arena. The Gate led through Jay May’s opener on 31 minutes though Alex Read struck on the stroke of 90 minutes to secure a point for out-of-form Town.

Harrow Borough   1 – 2    Brightlingsea  Regent

Venue: Earlsmead        |        Attendance: 158

Ten-man Regent secured an important win over Harrow at Earlsmead. Jake Gould put the visitors ahead 18 minutes in, before Tom Richardson doubled that advantage six minutes after the re-start. Richardson was then dismissed on the hour for two bookings and Boro’ halved the deficit only a minute later through Curtis Ujah’s goal. Regent held on though to collect their sixth league win of the campaign.

Kingstonian    2 – 1   Wingate  & Finchley  

Venue: Fetcham Grove     |   Attendance: 215

Kingstonian got an injury-time winner to break Wingate hearts at Fetcham Grove. Sam Alderson put the K’s ahead after only four minutes, though Ahmet Rifat levelled for the visitors nine minutes before the interval. Just as it was looking like the match would end level, Alec Fiddes’s 92nd-minute winner sealed the win and end a four-match losing league run. After the match, the K’s announced that Whyteleafe boss Leigh Dynan will be their new manager, replacing Craig Edwards who resigned last week.

Leiston   1 – 5    Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Victory Road               Attendance: 321

Leiston succumbed to a first-half goal blitz as Invicta got the points at Victory Road. Scott Heard got the ball rolling for Invicta as his goal on eight minutes gave them the lead. Ian Draycott [17’] and Samuel Hasler [26’] strikes extended that advantage before Adam Yusuff’s spot-kick on the stroke of half-time gave the visitors a big lead at the break. Matt Blake pulled one back for LTFC 16 minutes into the second half though another spot-kick from Yusuff [74’] put paid to any doubt of where the points were heading, securing Folkestone’s 5th win in their last seven league matches.

Merstham  6 – 2   Lowestoft Town

Venue: Moatside   |   Attendance: 120

Merstham pulled off an excellent win over Lowie at Moatside. Ryan Hall put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes before Dan Bennett doubled that lead on 25 minutes. Hall completed a first-half hat-trick [31’ & 35’] to give his side some daylight though Lowestoft responded through Cruise Nyadzayo [37’] and Travis Cole [40’] to keep things interesting at the break. Late goals from Reece Hall and substitute Youssef Bamba [90’] sealed a highly-encoraging afternoon for the Moatsiders, securing their 5th win of the season here while ending Lowie’s four-match unbeaten run.

Metropolitan Police  3 – 1   Thurrock 

Venue: Imber Court       |       Attendance: 106

The Met secured the win against a Thurrock side finding wins hard to come by at Imber Court. First-half goals from Gavin James [20’] and Lloyd Macklin [22’] gave the hosts the advantage at the break. James struck for the second time three minutes after the break before Macklin’s OG on 68 minutes pulled a goal back for Thurrock though the Met held on to extend their unbeaten league run to six matches.

Staines Town    3 – 0    Leatherhead

Venue: Wheatsheaf Park  |   Attendance: 317

Staines defeated Leatherhead at Wheatsheaf Park to claim their sixth win of the campaign. Elliott Buchanan’s goal ten minutes before half-time gave the Swans the lead before second-half strikes by Mohamed Bettamer [63’] and Max Worsfold [81’] sealed the win to extend the hosts’ unbeaten league run to four matches while the Tanners have now lost five of their last seven league matches.

Tonbridge Angels    1 – 2   Tooting & Mitcham Utd   

Venue: Longmead  |   Attendance: 549

Tooting took advantage of a stroke of luck to grab all three points at Longmead. Joe Turner struck to give the Angels the lead on 11 minutes though Tooting levelled only three minutes later through Omar Folkes. The aforementioned stroke of luck came through an OG just shy of the hour mark and the Terrors held on to record their third straight league win.

Worthing  1 – 2   Hendon

Venue:  Woodside Road           Attendance: 614

Worthing finally made their return to Woodside Road though leaders Hendon struck late to spoil the homecoming parade. Seven minutes after the break, Alfie Young put strugglers Worthing ahead though Niko Muir levelled with 18 minutes remaining and substitute Josh Walker nabbed the winner three minutes from time to secure the Greens’ 5th win in their last seven league matches. The wait for their first league win of the campaign goes on for the Rebels though they are in danger of being cut adrift at the foot of the table.

Bostik Premier Division table (after October 21st matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Hendon 15 10 0 5 +17 30
2 Dulwich Hamlet 14 9 3 2 +14 30
3 Billericay Town 10 9 0 1 +20 27
4 Leiston 13 7 4 2 +7 25
5 Staines Town 14 6 5 3 +14 23
6 Kingstonian 15 7 1 7 -7 22
7 Harrow Borough 14 6 3 5 +2 21
8 Metropolitan Police 14 6 3 5 +1 21
9 Tonbridge Angels 15 6 3 6 +1 21
10 Wingate & Finchley 14 7 0 7 -1 21
11 Brightlingsea Regent 15 6 3 6 -3 21
12 Merstham 14 5 5 4 +10 20
13 Folkestone Invicta 11 6 2 3 +6 20
14 Margate 12 4 5 3 +5 17
15 Dorking Wanderers 14 5 2 7 -3 17
16 Lowestoft Town 13 5 1 7 -3 16
17 Leatherhead 12 5 1 6 -5 16
18 Enfield Town 11 4 3 4 +1 15
19 Burgess Hill Town 11 3 3 5 -5 12
20 Needham Market 13 3 3 7 -6 12
21 Thurrock 12 3 3 6 -9 12
22 Harlow Town 14 3 3 8 -13 12
23 Tooting & Mitcham Utd 13 3 3 7 -20 12
24 Worthing 15 0 3 12 -23 3
   

 

Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (7.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Bostik League Premier Division here on my blog. Here’s a round-up of the action that transpired on Saturday 7th October on ‘Non-League Day’ followed by the updated Bostik Premier Division table. Enjoy.

Billericay Town  4  – 3    Hendon

Venue: New Lodge    |      Attendance: 1,988

Billericay edged Hendon in this top-two clash at New Lodge in front of nearly 2,000 fans. Hendon took the lead only three minutes in through Ashley Nathaniel-George’s strike though Ricky Modeste levelled for the hosts nine minutes later. Keagan Cole put the Greens ahead once again on 17 minutes though again the hosts quickly levelled as Adam Cunnington scored on 20 minutes. ‘Ricay finished the first half strongly as Billy BRicknell’s spot-kick [35’] and Cunnington’s second saw the hosts 4-2 ahead at the interval. Late on, Nathaniel-George grabbed his second to make it a nervy finish though Glenn Tamplin’s side held on to record their 8th straight league win.

Burgess Hill Town  0 – 5  Lowestoft Town

Venue: Leylands Park    |   Attendance: 479

Lowie had a very happy away-day at Leylands Park. Cruise Nyadzayo gave the visitors the lead on 14 minutes before Jake Reed’s hat-trick [35’,50’,57’] sealed the points for the Trawlerboys. Substitute Josh Greenleaf inflicted more pain on the Hillians with 17 minutes remaining as Lowie recorded their fourth win of the campaign.

Dulwich Hamlet    2 – 0     Needham Market

Venue: Champion Hill       |         Attendance: 2,417

Dulwich secured the win at Champion Hill in front of the highest crowd of the day in the Isthmian Premier. Nathan Ferguson gave the hosts the lead on 32 minutes before Nana Boakye-Yiadom doubled it a minute before the break. Dulwich held the Marketmen at bay after the break to record their fourth straight league win, in all four of those they haven’t a conceded a goal. Needham have only won one of their last five league matches.

Enfield Town   2 – 1     Margate

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium   |   Attendance: 509

Enfield held off Margate to claim the points at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. Mickey Purcell put the hosts ahead after only a minute played, though a Darren Purse OG on 52 minutes restored parity for the Gate. Taylor McKenzie got the winner 12 minutes later to seal all three points for Andy Leese’s side, their fourth win of the season. Margate’s five-game undefeated league streak ended here.

Harrow Borough  2 – 0   Kingstonian

Venue: Earlsmead        |        Attendance: 227

Two first-half goals assisted Harrow to victory over ten-man Kingstonian at Earlsmead. Sam Page was dismissed on 33 minutes so the K’s had to play nearly an hour with a man short. To add to things, Reis Stanislaus’ spot-kick in the same minute gave the hosts the lead before two minutes later getting his second of the afternoon to hand the Reds their sixth win of the league season.

Leatherhead  2 – 1   Harlow Town

Venue: Feltcham Grove     |   Attendance: 406

Leatherhead fought back to seal the points at Feltcham Grove. Nigel Neite gave Harlow the lead on 32 minutes though ten minutes later, Jack Midson restored parity for Sammy Moore’s side. Twelve minutes into the second-half Reece Williams-Bowers got the eventual winner to give the Tanners their 5th win of the league campaign thus far.

Leiston    2 – 2    Staines Town

Venue: Victory Road               Attendance: 323

Leiston came from behind to hold Staines at Victory Road. Elliott Buchanan put the visitors ahead nine minutes in though Joe Jefford equalised five minutes later for the Blues. Buchanan struck again [58’] to give the Swans the lead for a second time though Jack Ainsley secured a point for the hosts with his leveller with 11 minutes to play and in doing so preserving the hosts’ unbeaten record so far this term.

Merstham  1  – 2  Dorking Wanderers

Venue: Moatside   |   Attendance: 271

Ten-man Dorking struck late to seal the points at Moatside. Jerome Beckles was dismissed after just 12 minutes so Dorking were on the back-foot somewhat. Ryan Hall then put the Moatsiders ahead ten minutes later. After the break, goals from Tom Tolfrey [61’] and Chris Boulter [82’] sealed the turnaround for the Wanderers and end the hosts’ five-match unbeaten run in the league.

Metropolitan Police  3 – 1   Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Imber Court       |       Attendance: 165

The Met recovered after an early setback to grab the win at Imber Court. Ian Draycott put Invicta ahead four minutes in though Jay Gasson levelled ten minutes later. After a break, a brace from Lloyd Macklin [pen 70’ & 76’] sealed the comeback for the hosts and secure their fourth win of the league season.

Thurrock  3 – 3  Brightlingsea Regent

Venue: Ship Lane   |   Attendance: 128

Thurrock got a creditable point in a real ‘ding-dong’ encounter at Ship Lane. Regent led on 18 minutes through Connor Hogan’s opener though Dennis Oli levelled things 11 minutes later. Robbie Rees struck two minutes after the break to put the R’s back ahead before Billy Hunt’s goal [56’] gave them a two-goal cushion. Late goals from Charlie Stimson [83’] and Lewwis Spence [90’] secured a point for Mark Stimson’s side, who have drawn three of their last five league matches now.

Tonbridge Angels   1 – 0     Wingate & Finchley 

Venue: Longmead  |   Attendance: 635

Angels secured the win, watched by a big crowd at Longmead. Alex Akrofi got the only goal on the hour to secure his side’s third league win in their last five league matches.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd  4 – 3   Worthing

Venue: Imperial Fields            Attendance:  265

Tooting edged this bottom-two clash at Imperial Fields. Tooting led on the quarter-hour through Chace O’Neill before Jared Rance levelled 13 minutes later. Worthing took the lead for the first time on 32 minutes as Alex Parsons struck and they led at half-time. Callum McNaughton restored parity for the hosts six minutes after the break before late goals from Omar Folkes [78’] and substitute Billy Dunn [82’] put them ahead though fellow substitute Isaac Newton’s goal a minute from time made it a nervy end for the Terrors. In any case, the hosts did secure their maiden win of the campaign here.

Bostik Premier Division table (following October 7th matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Billericay Town 9 8 0 1 +19 24
2 Dulwich Hamlet 11 7 2 2 +9 23
3 Leiston 10 6 4 0 +10 22
4 Hendon 12 7 0 5 +14 21
5 Harrow Borough 12 6 3 3 +4 21
6 Staines Town 12 5 4 3 +11 19
7 Kingstonian 12 6 1 5 -5 19
8 Tonbridge Angels 12 5 3 4 +2 18
9 Wingate & Finchley 11 6 0 5 +1 18
10 Margate 10 4 4 2 +7 16
11 Leatherhead 10 5 1 4 +1 16
12 Enfield Town 10 4 3 3 +2 15
13 Brightlingsea Regent 12 4 3 5 -3 15
14 Merstham 11 3 5 3 +5 14
15 Folkestone Invicta 9 4 2 3 -1 14
16 Metropolitan Police 11 4 2 5 -3 14
17 Lowestoft Town 11 4 1 6 0 13
18 Dorking Wanderers 11 4 1 6 -2 13
19 Burgess Hill Town 10 3 3 4 -4 12
20 Needham Market 11 3 3 5 -4 12
21 Thurrock 11 3 3 5 -7 12
22 Harlow Town 10 2 1 7 -10 7
23 Tooting & Mitcham Utd 11 1 3 7 -24 6
24 Worthing 13 0 2 11 -22 2
               

FA Cup FQR & Bostik League South Results round-up – 1st-3rd September 2017

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello one & all and welcome to a lengthy round-up of some FA Cup First Qualifying Round (FQR) ties focusing on Bostik League sides plus two results from Bostik Division South fixtures this weekend. Grab a cuppa and enjoy.

FA Cup FQR

Friday 1st September 2017

Kingstonian 3  – 2  Shoreham

Venue: Feltcham Grove   Attendance: 218

Bostik Premier side Kingstonian edged Bostik South side Shoreham at Feltcham Grove to advance to the next round. New signing Kane Haysman gave the K’s the lead after eight minutes. The Musselmen responded six minutes later as Evan Archibald levelled for the visitors. Shoreham took the lead four minutes before the interval through Mark Goldson’s strike. Craig Edwards’ men went into half-time level, courtesy of a Lewis Taylor spot-kick just before the break. Taylor scored another penalty with 18 minutes left to see his side progress. Shoreham had to see out the last four minutes with ten men as Scott Packer was dismissed for two bookings.

Saturday 2nd September

AFC Sudbury  1 –  1  Mildenhall Town

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium   Attendance: 239

Mildenhall came from behind to deny Sudbury the win at the Wardale Williams Stadium. Jake Turner gave the Yellows the lead six minutes into the second half. Mildenhall’s Jake Chambers-Shaw restored parity with 20 minutes left and the stalemate continued so a replay at Recreation Way is required in midweek.

Arlesey Town 0 – 7  Heybridge Swifts        

Venue: New Lamb Meadow       Attendance: 163

Heybridge produced a superb display to thump Arlesey in their own back-yard. In the first minute, Juan Luque set the tone as he gave Swifts the lead. Only two minutes afterward, Luke Callander doubled the lead. The hosts did get some respite though after the break the floodgates opened as Luque grabbed his second two minutes after the interval. Sam Bantick made it four on the hour before full-back Ben Sampayo’s goal after 67 minutes erased any doubt Jody Brown’s side would prevail here. Late goals from Joe Gardner (70’) and substitute Joshua Fagbohun (85’) sealed a dominant display and sees Swifts through to the next round.

Ashford Town (Middx)  2 – 0  Corinthian Casuals 

Venue: Short Lane   Attendance: 125

Ashford secured an important win and progression to the next round at Short Lane. Mark Bitmead gave Town the lead after 25 minutes, before Dan Fleming struck on the half-hour to seal the win for the hosts. Casuals finished the match with ten-men as substitute Reyon Dillon was dismissed for two bookings, 16 minutes after coming on.

Aylesbury 1 –  3   Leiston

Venue: SRD Stadium     Attendance: 109

Leiston saw off the challenge of Aylesbury to progress to the next round. Loanee Byron Lawrence opened the scoring six minutes before the break. Leiston doubled their advantage through Dominic Docherty’s goal nine minutes into the second half and Seb Dunbar made the match safe three minutes later. Jonny Montgomery grabbed what turned out to be a consolation for the hosts 14 minutes from time. Leiston had to play the last six minutes a man light as Docherty was given his marching orders late on.

Bedford Town 0 – 2   Lowestoft Town       

Venue: Meadow Lane           Attendance: 264

Lowestoft Town progressed to the next round with this win at Meadow Lane. An Ollie Swain OG on 26 minutes gifted the Trawlerboys the lead. Travis Cole struck just past the hour to seal the win for Ady Gallagher’s men.

Billericay Town 5  –  0  Didcot Town

Venue: New Lodge     Attendance: 1,159

Billericay eventually powered past Didcot Town to advance into the next round. The Blues led on 40 minutes through hot-shot Jake Robinson. Robinson struck again with 23 minutes remaining to send Glenn Tamplin’s side on their way. Substitute Ricky Modeste made it three with 17 minutes to play before late goals by Robinson (to complete his hat-trick) and Adam Cunnington (pen) sealed a hefty win to delight the ‘Ricay supporters.

Cheshunt  2 – 0   Takeley

Venue: Theobalds Lane                Attendance: 185

Cheshunt prevailed in Steve Newing’s first match in charge at Theobalds Lane. A quick-fire double by Kyle Roberts (65’) and hot-shot Jason Hallett (67’) sealed the win over ESL side Takeley, whose excellent FA Cup adventure ends here.

Clapton  0 – 3 Needham Market

Venue: Old Spotted Dog Stadium   Attendance: 143

Bostik Premier side Needham improved in the second-half to take the win at the OSD. Gareth Heath gave the Marketmen the lead 20 minutes into the second half. Late goals from Luke Ingram and Callum Harrison secured the win and ended Clapton’s good run in the competition.

Dorking Wanderers 3 –  2 Worthing

Venue: London Road           Attendance: 281

Dorking fought back and consigned fellow Bostik Premier side Worthing to another defeat at London Road.  David Ray gave Wanderers the lead after six minutes, though Isaac Newton (no, not that one!) levelled on 26 minutes. Worthing grabbed the lead through James Fraser’s goal four minutes after the break. Marc White’s side responded just eight minutes later as Isaac Philpott restored parity. Matthew Briggs got the winner 22 minutes from time to seal the hosts’ path to the next round.

Dulwich Hamlet  3 – 1  Hastings Utd

Venue: Champion Hill         Attendance: 1,288

Dulwich produced an extraordinary comeback to seal their place in the next round. Hastings led just before the break through Ollie Rowe though the drama was yet to come. Recent signing Nana Boakye-Yiadom came off the bench and turned the tide with a superb 11-minute hat-trick to give Gavin Rose’s side the win.

Enfield Town 2 – 1  Harrow Borough

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium    Attendance: 421

Enfield struck late-on to secure their place in the next round at the QE II Stadium. Simon Thomas gave the Towners the lead after 11 minutes. Fellow Bostik Premier side Harrow levelled with 14 minutes to play through Michael Bryan’s strike. Thomas grabbed his brace and the win for Andy Leese’s men two minutes from time.

Erith Town  0 – 3  Burgess Hill Town

Venue: Oakwood          Attendance: 105

Burgess Hill took their place in the 2nd Qualifying Round with this win at VCD Athletic’s Oakwood. A brace from Tony Garrod (21’ & 42’) put the Hillians comfortably ahead at the break. Substitute Pat Harding made sure though with a goal moments from time.

Faversham Town 3 –  1  Tonbridge Angels     

Venue: Salters Lane     Attendance: 346

Bostik Premier side Tonbridge exited the competition at the hands of Bostik South’s Faversham at Salters Lane. Mark Lovell put the Lilywhites ahead on six minutes, before Lovell struck again on the half-hour. Andre McCollin cut the arrears in half for the Angels nine minutes before the break. Matthew Bourne pounced on 67 minutes to restore Faversham’s two-goal cushion and seal the tie.

Folkestone Invicta  3 – 2  Greenwich Borough  

Venue: The Fullicks Stadium     Attendance: 351

Folkestone sealed a last-minute win at the Fullicks. Ex-pro striker Charlie MacDonald gave Greenwich the lead eight minutes in. Samuel Hasler restored parity just before half-time. Greenwich once again took the initiative through Travis Gregory just before the hour.  Greenwich were a man down when Kaka Dembele was sent off with 23 minutes remaining. Invicta took advantage & were level with 15 minutes remaining thanks to Michael Everitt ‘s goal. The game wasn’t finished there though as Kieron McCann’s header sealed a narrow win for Neil Cugley’s men.

Gorleston 0 – 4 Barking

Venue: Emerald Park       Attendance: 192

Barking produced a good display to progress to the next round. Theo Ola gave the Blues the lead on 28 minutes, before Dan Gilchrist made it two eight minutes later. After the break, Justin Gardner’s men made the win safe with goals from Alan Taylor (54’) and Gilchrist’s second of the afternoon (72’).

Hanwell Town  4 – 1 Brightlingsea Regent      

Venue: Perivale Lane      Attendance: 142

Step 4 Hanwell upset Regent to reach the next round at Perivale Lane. Charlie Mitchell put the hosts ahead after seven minutes. Glen Yala made it two four minutes before the break. Regent reduced their arrears through Matt Cripps’ goal a minute before half-time. Though second-half goals from Oliver Duffy (56’) and Yala’s second of the afternoon (86’) sealed the hosts’ progression here.

Haringey Borough  1  – 1 Hitchin Town

Venue: Coles Park        Attendance: 171

Haringey fought back to level this encounter at Coles Park. An Quba Gordon OG 12 minutes in gave Hitchin the lead before Rakim Richards levelled just past the hour to force a replay in midweek.

Hendon  1 – 1   Wingate & Finchley     

Venue: Silver Jubilee Park         Attendance: 298

Hendon forced a replay late-on in front of nearly 300 fans at Silver Jubilee Park. After a goal-less first half, Wingate led through Spencer McCall’s goal two minutes after the re-start. Hendon struck three minutes from time thanks to Rian Bray’s leveller and deny fellow Bostik Premier side the win.

Herne Bay 3 – 1 Walton Casuals

Venue: Winch’s Field     Attendance: 192

Herne Bay triumphed in this all-Bostik South contest at Winch’s Field. Junior Aikhionbare gave the Bay the lead nine minutes before the break. Roscoe D’Sane restored parity from the spot with 23 minutes remaining though late strikes from Alex Mulrooney-Skinner (77’) and substitute Nassim Dukali (90’) sealed a good win for John Embery’s men.

Hertford Town  1 – 1  Grays Athletic   

Venue: Hertingfordbury Park       Attendance: 315

Hertford came from behind to force a replay against Grays at Hertfordingbury Park. Hot-shot Kieran Bishop gave Ath the lead from penalty spot on 21 minutes. With 15 minutes to play, Tommy Wade struck to give Town another chance for FA Cup glory at Parkside in midweek.

Horsham 6 – 0 Ashford Utd

Venue: Goring’s Mead         Attendance: 243

Horsham powered to a big win over fellow Bostik South side Ashford at Goring’s Mead. Most of the damage was done in the first half as goals in the opening 20 minutes from Darren Boswell (11’) and Toby House (18’) gave the Hornets a decent cushion to build from. And that they did as House grabbed his second of the afternoon 11 minutes before the break and Steve Metcalf made it 4-0 at half-time. Second-half goals from Michael Waller (58’) and Robert O’Toole (62’) sealed the thumping win for Dominic Di Paola’s men.

Leatherhead 6  –  0 Cray Valley PM     

Venue: Feltcham Grove        Attendance: 283

Leatherhead sealed the place in the next round with a dominant performance at Feltcham Grove. Chike Kandi put the Tanners ahead on 28 minutes, before Jack Midson grabbed a quick-fire brace (32’ & 37’) to put the hosts three up. Kandi grabbed his second seven minutes before the break before completing his hat-trick eight minutes into the second half. Sam Blackman completed the rout seven minutes from time for Sammy Moore’s side.

Maldon & Tiptree 3 – 3 Hayes & Yeading Utd   

Venue: Park Drive         Attendance: 91

Maldon need a late-leveller to force a replay at Park Drive. Things started well for Maldon as Junior Ogedi-Uzowke gave them the lead from the spot 13 minutes before half-time. Hayes fought back though after the break as Harry Wise struck five minutes after half-time. The visitors took the lead through an unfortunate OG six minutes later. Ryan Gondoh restored parity just past the hour before Immanuelson Duku scored from the penalty spot on 68 minutes. 2-3. Johnville Renee grabbed a late equaliser to force a replay in midweek.

Margate   3 – 1   East Grinstead Town

Venue: Hartsdown Park        Attendance: 458

Margate prevailed in this one in front of a good down on the 3G at Hartsdown Park. Harry Stannard put the Gate ahead after 18 minutes, before Jordan Chiedozie doubled the lead seven minutes afterward. Chiedozie struck again eight minutes after the break to seal the win. Bostik South side East Grinstead pulled one back from the spot thanks to Marcus Elliot with six minutes left though the Bostik Premier side went through.

Metropolitan Police  3 –  2  Staines Town   

Venue: Imber Court

Met Police edged this all-Isthmian Premier encounter at Imber Court. Ryan James gave the Met the lead on the half-hour before Staines’ Max Worsfold levelled three minutes before half-time. A double-salvo from Charlie Collins (50’) and Tom Bird (54’) gave Jim Cooper’s side a cushion though the Swans still ensured a nervy ending through Elliot Buchanan’s consolation two minutes from time.

Phoenix Sports 2 –  0 Eastbourne Town

Venue: The Mayplace Ground          Attendance: 177

Phoenix secured their passage into the next round late-on at the Mayplace Ground. Goals from Jack Hopkins (82’) and Kweku Ansah (90’) were enough to win this one for the Isthmian South side.

Potters Bar Town  1 – 0  Bishop’s Stortford

Venue: Pakex Stadium        Attendance: 181

Isthmian North Potters Bar edged out Stortford to send the Evo-Stik Southern Premier side out of the competition. Eoin Casey got the only goal with 25 minutes remaining on a good day for Steve Ringrose’s side.

Ramsgate 3 – 3 Egham Town         

Venue: Southwood Stadium        Attendance: 204

Ramsgate came from behind three times to force a replay at Southwood. Egham led three minutes into the second half through Matthew Woods’ goal. Tom Chapman levelled for the hosts four minutes later before a penalty from Brendan Matthews on 58 minutes made it 1-2. Egham were sitting pretty as Louis Stead gave them a two-goal cushion with 13 minutes left. The Rams recovered though as late goals from Alfie Paxman (82’) and Luke Wheatley (90’) denied the visitors an impressive win.

Thamesmead Town 3 – 0 Lewes   

Venue: Princes Park        Attendance: 104

Thamesmead sent fellow Isthmian South side Lewes out with a good display at Princes Park. An early brace from Paul Vines (2’ & pen 17) put the Mead ahead and substitute Tashi-Jay Kwayie added a third with 13 minutes to play to seal a good day for Tommy Warrilow’s men.

Thurrock  1 – 1  Harlow Town         

Venue: Ship Lane    Attendance: 159

Harlow were denied the win late-on at Ship Lane. The Hawks led through Tommie Fagg’s opener just before the break. Thurrock did force a replay though as Lewwis Spence’s 25-yarder restored parity with just four minutes remaining.

Tilbury 0  –  1 Aylesbury Utd           

Venue: Chadfields       Attendance: 115

Aylesbury edged fellow Step 4 side Tilbury at Chadfields. Tyriq Hunte got the only goal ten minutes into the second half to seal the away-day win.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd  2 –  0   Merstham    

Venue: Imperial Fields       Attendance: 256

A goal in each half secured Tooting’s passage into the next round. Chace O’Neill’s opener three minutes before the break gave the Terrors a half-time lead. Substitute Jake Baxter struck with nine minutes left to send fellow Isthmian Premier side Merstham out of this year’s FA Cup.

Ware  2 – 1  Witham Town               

Venue: Wodson Park            Attendance: 101

Ware survived a second-half comeback from fellow Isthmian North side Witham to prevail at Wodson Park. First-half goals from Denzel Conteh (6’) and Yannick Kamanan (45’) gave the Blues the advantage. Elliott Ronto halved Town’s arrears with 16 minutes left though Kem Kemal’s side held on to progress to the next round.

Yaxley  0 – 1  Dereham Town       

Venue: Leading Drove          Attendance: 125

Dereham grabbed a narrow win at Leading Drove. Daniel Beaumont grabbed the only goal six minutes into the second half to seal the Isthmian North’s side place in the next round.

And..

Hadley 2 – 3 FC Romania    

Venue: Brickfield Lane   Attendance: 65

ESL side FC Romania sealed their place in their next round. Fellow Non-League writer Peter Dudley (Twitter: @ped1980) was at the match and here is his report: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/09/02/hadley-2-fc-romania-3/

Sunday 3rd September 2017

Littlehampton Town  2  – 2  Chipstead      

Venue: St Flora’s Road       Attendance: 229

Bostik South side Chipstead held Littlehampton at St Flora’s Road. Jordan Martin put the visitors ahead on 27 minutes, before Lee Garnham levelled with three minutes to go until the break. After the break, Dan Kempson put Town ahead with 25 minutes remaining though Sam Bell grabbed an equalizer three minutes from time to take it back to High Road for a replay.

Romford 0 – 1  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Ship Lane          Attendance: 333

Hornchurch swept aside Romford at Ship Lane in front of a good crowd. Nathan Cooper scored the only goal with 19 minutes gone to seal the Urchins’ march to the next round. Romford can take some positives though they had goalkeeper Michael Gooch to thank for keeping them in the match.

Saturday 2nd September

Bostik League South

Hythe Town  5 – 1   Guernsey

Venue: Reachfields Stadium     Attendance: 192

Hythe powered their way to a big win at Reachfields. Kenny Pogue gave the Cannons the lead on 26 minutes. Charlie Webster struck to make it two seven minutes before the break, before Pogue got his brace five minutes into the second half. Thomas Dodds got what would be a consolation for the Green Lions 11 minutes from time. Late goals from Dean Grant (89’) and a Jamie Dodd OG (90’) sealed the points for Clive Cook’s side.

Sittingbourne 2  – 1  Whyteleafe    

Venue: Woodstock Park        Attendance: 122

Sittingbourne fought back to claim the points at Woodstock Park. Tommy Hutchings gave the Leafe the lead after eight minutes. After the break, the Brickies restored parity through Kane Rowland’s goal on the hour, before Tom Loynes got the winner on 71 minutes. As a result, Nick Davis’ side go second in the table.

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