Bostik League Div. North & South Round-up (14.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Isthmian League Division North on Sat 14th October (reduced by one fixture due to the FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round) and the updated table (below), followed by the results from Bostik Division South from the same day. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 14th October

Bostik Division North

 

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0   Bowers & Pitsea

Venue: Bridge Avenue   |   Attendance: 211

The Urchins picked up a narrow win at Bridge Avenue. Brad Warner haunted his old club by getting the winner ten minutes from time as Hornchurch grabbed their eighth win of the league campaign and remain unbeaten so far this term. To be fair, this was only Bowers’ second defeat in their last five league matches.

AFC Sudbury  2 – 1   Romford

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium  |  Attendance: 222

Sudbury withstood a second-half comeback from the visitors to get all three points at the Wardale Williams Stadium. Jamie Eaton-Collins gave the hosts the lead just two minutes in. Greg Akpele levelled for Boro on 62 minutes though Sudbury’s lead was restored nine minutes later as Jake Clowsley got the eventual winner to give the Suds their fourth win in their last five league matches. Romford’s winless streak now extends to nine matches.

Aveley  2 – 2   Soham Town Rangers

Venue: Parkside   | Attendance: 262

The ‘new dawn’ under James Webster’s stewardship started with a point at Parkside. Jordan Watson put the Millers ahead on 13 minutes before Adam Bolle doubled the lead eight minutes later. Soham roared back into the contest after the break as on the hour Lee Chaffey reduced the Greens’ arrears and then late on, Craig Gillies snatched a point for the visitors. Aveley have still only won one of their last five league matches while Soham have a similar recent league record.

Barking   1 – 3   Mildenhall Town

Venue: Mayesbrook Park  |   Attendance: 60

Mildenhall’s good recent run continued with victory at Mayesbrook Park. A spot-kick from Shaun Avis six minutes before the break put the Hall ahead. The visitors had a two-goal cushion at the interval as Daniel Brown struck on the stroke of half-time. Brown completed his brace seven minutes into the second period. The Blues pulled one back through substitute Sam Shaban on 66 minutes though Barking’s winless run now stands at four league matches. Mildenhall have now won three of their last five league matches.

Brentwood Town  1 – 1  Cheshunt

Venue: Brentwood Arena   |   Attendance: 129

Brentwood had to battle to secure a point at the Brentwood Arena. A Brendan Cavalier OG unwittingly put the Ambers ahead on 33 minutes though substitute Brad Hunter struck with two minutes remaining to grab a share of the spoils.

Bury Town   1 – 2   Maldon & Tiptree

Venue: Ram Meadow           |   Attendance: 338

Maldon secured a narrow win, watched by a good crowd at Ram Meadow. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe’s penalty put the Jammers ahead on 57 minutes. Though that lead only lasted nine minutes before Ricky Spriggs levelled things for Town. Kieran Bailey got the winner with 13 minutes remaining. Kevin Horlock’s had to see out the last few moments with ten men as Dexter Peter was dismissed late on. Town have now lost three of their last five league matches while Maldon are now unbeaten in five league matches.

Dereham Town  3 – 1    Potters Bar Town

Venue: Aldiss Park             |   Attendance: 141

Dereham comfortably saw off the challenge of the Scholars at Aldiss Park. Jamie Forshaw gave the Magpies a second-minute lead before hot-shot Daniel Beaumont doubled the lead only four minutes later. Forshaw struck again seven minutes before the break to put Neal Simmons’ side in a commanding position. Substitute Pierre Etienne grabbed a late consolation for the visitors, with two minutes remaining as Dereham secured their third consecutive league win.

Norwich Utd  2 – 0    Waltham Abbey

Venue:  Plantation Park       |   Attendance: 88

Norwich Utd secured a good win over Abbey at Plantation Park. Hafeez Sanusi’s 25th-minute goal put the Planters ahead and Adam Hipperson put them clear three minutes after half-time. Abbey were a man down with seven minutes left to play as Spencer Harrison was dismissed for two bookings. Norwich claimed their second win of the season and also moved off the foot of the table.

Tilbury   1 – 2  Hertford Town

Venue:  Chadfields       |   Attendance: 95

Hertford came from behind to claim the points at Chadfields. Emiel Aiken put the hosts ahead on 25 minutes. Hertford struck back two minutes before the interval as Brett O’Connor levelled. An unfortunate Charlie Little OG with 14 minutes left handed Town their fourth win of the league campaign.

Ware  0 – 5   Grays Athletic  

Venue:  Wodson Park       |   Attendance: 98

Grays got a long-awaited triumph at Wodson Park. A Prince Madu OG on 29 minutes set Ath on their way though Sam Cross made it two just three minutes later. After the break, the visitors more than completed the job as recent signing & substitute Tim Monsheju made it three on 63 minutes before late goals from Kieran Bishop [83’] and Monsheju’s second [90’] sealed the points for Jamie Stuart’s side. Even though Stanley Muguo’s dismissal late on left them a man light, it was still a great afternoon for the visitors, who claimed their first win in eight league matches here.

Witham Town   1 – 3    Canvey Island

Venue:  Spa Road       |   Attendance: 141

Canvey strode on to record another three points at Spa Road. George Sykes put the Islanders ahead on eight minutes before Sykes struck again twelve minutes later to put his side in a good position. Usman Adeniji’s goal [27’] halved the deficit though Sykes completed his hat-trick with twenty minutes remaining to give the visitors their sixth straight league win. Witham’s winless streak now stands at seven matches.

 

Bostik Division North Table (after 14th October matches)

Position Team P W D L GD (+/-) Points
1 Canvey Island 12 8 3 1 +17 27
2 AFC Hornchurch 9 8 1 0 +16 25
3 Dereham Town 11 7 2 2 +6 23
4 Bowers & Pitsea 12 7 1 4 +11 22
5 Haringey Borough 8 7 1 0 +10 22
6 Bury Town 13 5 4 4 +3 19
7 Maldon & Tiptree 10 5 2 3 +3 17
8 Potters Bar Town 10 5 1 4 +4 16
9 Mildenhall Town 10 5 1 4 +2 16
10 Hertford Town 11 4 4 3 -8 16
11 Tilbury 13 5 1 7 -12 16
12 Heybridge Swifts 6 5 0 1 +11 15
13 Ware 10 5 0 5 -2 15
14 AFC Sudbury 9 4 2 3 +2 14
15 Waltham Abbey 10 4 1 5 +2 13
16 Soham Town Rangers 12 3 4 5 -3 13
17 Brentwood Town 11 3 2 6 -5 11
18 Aveley 10 3 2 5 -6 11
19 Grays Athletic 12 3 1 8 -5 10
20 Barking 10 2 3 5 -3 9
21 Witham Town 12 2 3 7 -9 9
22 Cheshunt 11 2 2 7 -9 8
23 Norwich Utd 12 2 2 8 -15 8
24 Romford 12 1 3 8 -16 6
               

 

Bostik Division South

Saturday 14th October

Ashford Utd   1 – 1   East Grinstead Town  | Venue: Homelands  | Att: 260

Chipstead   0 – 2   Thamesmead Town    | Venue: High Road   | Att: 61

Cray Wanderers  4 – 2  Corinthian Casuals  | Venue: Hayes Lane  | Att: 148

Greenwich Borough  2 – 1  South Park    | Venue: DGS Stadium     | Att: 101

Guernsey  2 – 1  Carshalton Athletic  | Venue: Footes Lane  | Att: 705

Hastings Utd   1 – 0   Faversham Town  | Venue: The Pilot Field | Att: 339

Herne Bay  1 – 0    Walton Casuals    | Venue: Winch’s Field   | Att: 232

Hythe Town  1 – 0   Whyteleafe         | Venue: Reachfields   | Att: 212

Molesey  3 – 4   Phoenix Sports  | Venue: Walton Road | Att: 61

Ramsgate  1 – 0   Horsham   | Venue: Southwood | Att: 166

Shoreham  0 – 4    Sittingbourne  |  Venue: Middle Road | Att: 108

VCD Athletic   1 – 2   Lewes      |  Venue: Oakwood  |  Att: 125

 

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The FA Trophy Prelim Round Round-up (8.10.17)

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The FA Trophy  (Credit: The FA)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a bumper round-up of the action from the FA Trophy Preliminary Round involving Bostik North & South sides on ‘Non-League Day’ Sat 7th October & Sun 8th Oct plus the solitary Isthmian North tie this weekend. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 7th October

The FA Trophy Prelim Round

AFC Sudbury  2  – 2   Aylesbury Utd   

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium  |   Attendance: 279

Sudbury fought back at the death to secure a replay in this tie at the Wardale Williams Stadium. Callum Watson gave the hosts the lead on 12 minutes before a second-half brace from Tyriq Hunte [64’ & 88’] turned the pendulum towards the visitors though a late equaliser from Ollie Dunlop means that the replay will take place in midweek at the Meadow.

Ashford Utd  0 – 3  Sittingbourne

Venue:  Homelands       |  Attendance: 325

Sittingbourne won this all-Isthmian South clash at Homelands. Kane Rowland put the Brickies ahead on 29 minutes. After the break, Rowland’s second of the afternoon [70’] and a late third by David Smith sealed the visitors progression into the next round.

Bowers & Pitsea 2 – 2  Dereham Town

Venue: Len Salmon Stadium    | Attendance: 173

Bowers held fellow Bostik North opponents Dereham at the Len Salmon. Tony Stokes put the hosts ahead four minutes after the restart. Rhys Logan restored parity for the Magpies 13 minutes later before Ollie Ebbage gave them the lead on 71 minutes. Stokes was the hero who forced a replay with a late leveller so it’s back to Aldiss Park for a replay in midweek.

Brentwood Town  3 – 3  South Park

Venue: Brentwood Arena  |   Attendance: 113

We’ve heard the cliché ‘it’s a game of two halves’ many times though it was certainly true in this one at the Brentwood Arena. Town had a three-goal cushion at the break as Izzy Bademosi’s brace [4’ & 29’] and Andy Freeman’s goal just before half-time. After the interval, the Sparks really kicked back into life as Kieran Lavery’s penalty [50’] and Joe Jackson’s strike [52’] reduced the arrears  before Chris Smith levelled with four minutes left. A replay will take place at Whitehall Lane in midweek.

Cheshunt 3 – 0   Herne Bay

Venue: Theobalds Lane   |   Attendance: 144

Isthmian North side Cheshunt saw off their Isthmian South opponents with second-half goals by Callum Ellersley [68’] and Adam Wallace [73’ & 79’]. The Bay had to play the last few minutes with ten men as Raphe Brown was dismissed late on.

Chipstead  1 – 1  Barking

Venue: High Road   |   Attendance: 69

The Chips came from behind to seal a replay at High Road. Goldy Capela put the visitors ahead on the quarter-hour though Leon Lalor-Dell levelled for the hosts with 22 minutes left so the sides go again at Mayesbrook Park in midweek.

Corinthian Casuals 2 – 0   AFC Dunstable

Venue: King George’s Field  |   Attendance: 153

The Casuals sealed the win here with a goal in each half. Josh Uzun put the hosts ahead on ten minutes and sealed their progression into the next round with 17 minutes remaining through Jack Strange’s goal.

Cray Wanderers  8 – 0     Horsham 

Venue: Hayes Lane  |   Attendance: 124

Cray thumped fellow Isthmian South side Horsham at Hayes Lane to progress to the next round. Goals from Aaron Rhule [6’] and Jerome Frederico [22’] set the Wands on their way. Marcus Evans made it three six minutes later before a brace from Michael Power [32’ & 39’] made the result safe at the break. The pain continued for the Hornets after the break as Freddie Parker’s hat-trick [pen 60’, 73’ & 78’] sealed the rout.

East Grinstead Town   2 – 4    Lewes

Venue: College Lane |   Attendance: 203

Lewes came from behind to seal their place in the next round with victory at College Lane. The Wasps went ahead after just five minutes thanks to Marcus Elliott’s goal though Billy Medlock levelled on 31 minutes for the visitors.A minutes into the second half, Charlie Postance ‘s strike saw the hosts assume the lead again though that lead only lasted six minutes as Harry Reed levelled for the Rocks. Medlock then completed his hat-trick [71’ & 82’] to seal the win.

Egham Town  7  – 1   Shoreham

Venue: The Runnymede Stadium |   Attendance: 68

Egham overwhelmed Isthmian South side Shoreham at the Runnymede Stadium. The hosts led on ten minutes through Brendan Mathew’s goal though the Musselmen were level five minutes later thanks to Ross Myers’ equaliser. Egham led at the break as Michael Wiseman [26’] and Aaron Berry [32’] goals saw them open up a two-goal advantage. After the break, on the score-sheet anyway it was one-way traffic as Lewis Cole [48’] and Louis Stead [65’] goals made it 5-1 then Berry’s second of the afternoon with 21 minutes left plus a late goal from Liam Tack sealed the big win for the hosts.

Grays Athletic   4  – 3   Norwich Utd

Venue: Parkside  |   Attendance: 201

Grays edged this all-Isthmian North tie at Parkside. Kieran Bishop put Ath ahead on ten minutes though Liam Jackson levelled things nine minutes later. Grays led comfortably at the break as goals from Stanley Muguo [25’], Bishop’s second [39’] and a spot-kick from Joao Carlos [41’] made it 4-1 at the interval. Late goals from Utd’s Adam Hipperson [75’] and substitute Adam Probert [90’] made it tight though Jamie Stuart’s side are through to the next round.

Greenwich Borough    0 – 1   Hanwell Town

Venue: DGS Stadium |   Attendance: 80

Greenwich suffered a late exit as Hanwell edged them at the DGS Stadium. Borough were a man light on 71 minutes as Travis Gregory was dismissed. Glen Yala took advantage with the only goal with nine minutes remaining to see their place in the next round.

Haringey Borough   3 – 0   Whyteleafe

Venue: Coles Park |   Attendance: 175

Isthmian North side Haringey sent their Isthmian South opponents out at Coles Park. Ruarid Kay gave Borough the lead two minutes before the break. Lauren Luke doubled that lead six minutes after the restart before substitute Chris Benjamin sealed his side’s progression six minutes from time.

Heybridge Swifts  2 – 0   Carshalton Athletic

Venue: Scraley Road |   Attendance: 181

A goal in each half sealed the Swifts’ progression in this one at Scraley Road. Lewis Goldbold put the hosts ahead on the half-hour and Juan Luque sealed the win three minutes from time.

 

Kempston Rovers  0 –  1  Hythe Town

Venue: Hillgrounds Stadium |   Attendance: 132

Hythe edged Kempston to seal their spot in the next round. Dean Grant got the only goal on 63 minutes to put the Isthmian South outfit through.

Marlow  0  – 0   Aveley

Venue: Alfred David Ground  |   Attendance: 101

Marlow held their Isthmian North opponents to a creditable draw at the Alfred David Ground. A replay is required which will take place in midweek.

Northwood  2  – 5   Maldon & Tiptree

Venue: Northwood Park   | Attendance: 97

Maldon had to fight hard by their Evo-Stik Southern League Division 1 East opponents though went through at Northwood Park. Debutant Jermaine Osei gave the hosts the lead after just three minutes though Ryan Gondoh levelled ten minutes later. Gondoh then grabbed his second on the half-hour to give the Jammers the lead. Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe extended the lead with a spot-kick four minutes later, Osei struck again three minutes before the break to cut his side’s arrears in half. Early second-half goals from Johnville Renee [46’] and Ogedi-Uzokwe’s second [49’] sealed the win for Kevin Horlock’s men.

Phoenix Sports  0 –  3  Chalfront St Peter

Venue: The Mayplace Ground  |   Attendance: 93

The visitors won this tie with a first-half goal blitz. Jake Cass put Chalfront ahead just two minutes in before Maxwell Holland made it two just seven minutes later. Rob Hastings sealed the tie with the third 12 minutes before the break to send Sports out.

Potters Bar Town 4 – 0   Tilbury

Venue:  Pakex Stadium   |   Attendance: 89

Potters Bar triumphed over their fellow Isthmian North side Tilbury at the Pakex Stadium. The hosts were two ahead at the break as a brace from Michael Murray [21’ & pen 45’] set them on their way. Billy Lobjoit made it three nine minutes after the restart. The Scholars were a man down with twenty minutes to play as George Nicholas were given a straight red card. It didn’t affect the result though as Lobjoit completed his brace with his side’s fourth, eight minutes from time. After the match, Tilbury boss Gary Henty sadly resigned from his position.

Ramsgate    3 – 5    Bury Town

Venue: Southwood Stadium   |   Attendance: 209

Isthmian North side Bury Town sent their Isthmian South opponents out in a thriller at Southwood. The hosts led on three minutes through Alfie Paxman and doubled that lead on 26 minutes thanks to Tom Chapman’s goal. Town roared back though as goals from Cemal Ramadan [34’] and Ryan Jolland [38’] made it all-square at the break. Paxman struck again on 61 minutes to give the Rams the lead once again though three goals in seven minutes saw the visitors home as Ramadan completed his hat-trick [68’ & 75’] and Noel Aitkens’ goal [68’] sandwiched in the middle.

VCD Athletic   0  – 1    Bedford Town

Venue: Oakwood    |   Attendance: 65

Bedford recorded a narrow win at Oakwood. Jemale McKenzie-Lowe got the winner on 24 minutes as VCD headed out of this year’s competition.

Waltham Abbey   2 – 1    Faversham Town

Venue: Capershotts  |   Attendance: 75

Abbey sent their Isthmian South opponents out at Capershotts with a decent win here. Shad Ngandu gave the hosts the lead on 19 minutes before hot-shot Christian Assombalonga doubled the lead two minutes before the break. Faversham pulled one back through substitute Luke Griffiths [66’] though the Isthmian North side prevailed.

Walton Casuals  3 – 0   Canvey Island  

Venue: Elmbridge Sports Hub |   Attendance: 196

Walton pulled off a good win over Isthmian North side Canvey at the Elmbridge Sports Hub. Just before half-time, Josh Kelly put the Stags ahead. After the restart a brace from Lartley Sarpong [55’ & 62’] sent the Islanders out of this year’s FA Trophy.

Sunday 8th October

Romford  0 – 1   Hastings Utd

Venue: Ship Lane    |   Attendance: 130

Isthmian South side Hastings edged out their Isthmian North hosts at Ship Lane. Sam Adams got the only goal of the match on 16 minutes to see the Arrows through to the next round.

Thamesmead Town  1 – 1  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Princes Park  |   Attendance: 116

The Urchins fought back to claim a replay in this tie at Princes Park. Paul Vines put Isthmian South side Thamesmead ahead after just seven minutes. The visitors left it fairly late to seal a draw though substitute Ross Wall did the job with 15 minutes remaining. The replay will be at Bridge Avenue in midweek.

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Bostik Division North   (Sat 7th October)

Hertford Town   2 – 2    Mildenhall Town

Venue: Hertingfordbury Park   |   Attendance: 191

Both these sides battled to a hard-fought draw at Hertingfordbury Park. Michael Toner put the hosts ahead two minutes before half-time though a penalty from Shaun Avis [67’] levelled for the Hall. Toner struck again four minutes later as Hertford re-took the lead though the visitors grabbed a point as Jake Chambers-Shaw levelled things with 11 minutes remaining. Hertford sit 13th in the table, level on points with today’s opponents who are one place above them on goal difference.

Bostik League Division North (& South R’s) Round-up (Matchday 4)

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome another round-up of the action in the Bostik League Division North here on my blog. Here’s the round-up of the action that took place on Bank Holiday Monday, followed by a run-down of the results in Bostik League Division South on the same day. Enjoy.

Monday 28th August

AFC Hornchurch 4 – 1   Romford

Venue: Bridge Avenue   Attendance: 244

The Urchins continued their fine start to the season with victory at Bridge Avenue. Kenzer Lee put the hosts ahead five minutes after the break, before Brad Warner doubled the lead only two minutes later. The quick-salvo was complete as George Purcell’s penalty on 58 minutes made it 3-0. Jamie Dicks grabbed a consolation for Romford with 21 minutes left though Warner got his second in injury-time to seal a handsome win for Jimmy McFarlane’s men.

AFC Sudbury 0  – 2   Mildenhall Town

Venue:  Wardale Williams Stadium    Attendance: 270

Mildenhall pulled off a decent win at Sudbury. Jacob Brown gave the visitors the lead just past the hour, before Danny Crow sealed the points with 21 minutes remaining to give the Hall three good points.

Canvey Island 3  – 0   Bowers & Pitsea

Venue: Park Lane    Attendance: 319

I attended this match and for the full match report, it’s here – survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/08/28/report-canvey-3-0-bowers-bln/

Grays Athletic 4  – 2  Aveley

Venue: Parkside   Attendance: 322

Grays came from behind to claim a good win in the first Parkside derby against landlords Aveley. Michael Osei put Aveley ahead on 20 minutes, before Joao Carlos levelled with nine minutes of the first half remaining. Kieran Bishop tucked away a penalty on the stroke of half-time to give Grays the lead. Glenn Wilson made it 3-1 with 18 minutes left before Kiernan Hughes-Mason first goal for the club sealed the win for Jamie Stuart’s side. Aveley got a late consolation from substitute Adam Bolle’s late penalty.

Haringey Borough  3 – 2  Cheshunt

Venue: Coles Park    Attendance: 155

Haringey fought back to narrowly defeat Cheshunt at Coles Park. Cheshunt took the lead through Mark Summers’ goal after 12 minutes. Michael O’Donoghue levelled for Borough, before Ralston Gabriel’s penalty put the hosts ahead with 12 minutes left. Jason Hallett equalised for the Ambers with five minutes to play, though Ramii Sherriff sealed the points for Tom Loizou’s side with moments to spare.

Hertford Town 1 – 1   Potters Bar Town 

Venue: Hertfordingbury Park    Attendance: 333

This intriguing tussle between these newcomers to the division ended all-square. Eoin Casey gave Potters Bar the lead nine minutes before the break. Hertford levelled just before half-time through Tommy Wade’s goal. The visitors had to play the last nine minutes with ten men as Lee O’Leary was dismissed.

Heybridge Swifts 5  – 0  Maldon & Tiptree

Venue:  Scraley Road   Attendance: 329

Heybridge thumped ten-man Maldon at Scraley Road. The hosts led after just three minutes as Ryan Henshaw struck. They made it two after only 12 minutes as Harrison Chatting scored to give them a cushion. Sam Bantick added to the Jammers’ pain only four minutes later to make it 3-0. And a forgettable afternoon got worse for the visitors Nicholas Akoto saw red 19 minutes from time. Late goals from substitutes Joe Gardner & Joshua Fagbohun (pen) sealed the rout for Jody Brown’s side.

Norwich Utd   1 –  3  Dereham Town

Venue: Plantation Park            Attendance: 194

Dereham pulled off a good away-day win at Plantation Park. Ashley Jarvis gave the Magpies the lead ten minutes in, before grabbing his and his team’s second 12 minutes before the break. Jarvis then completed an excellent hat-trick on 75 minutes. Both sides saw a player dismissed with eight minutes to go, Andy Eastaugh for Utd and David Hinton for Dereham. Liam Jackson grabbed a late consolation for the Planters two minutes from time.

Soham Town Rangers  2 – 2  Bury Town 

Venue: Julius Martin Lane    Attendance: 230

Bury fought back to claim a point at Julius Martin Lane. Soham led through Lewis Endacott’s goal on 11 minutes. Matt Allan extended the lead with eight minutes of the first period left. The tables turned though after the break as half-time substitute Ollie Hughes scored a minute after coming on. Fellow replacement Darren Mills sealed a point for Ben Chenery’s side just past the hour.

Tilbury 2 – 1 Brentwood Town

Venue: Chadfields   Attendance: 109

Tilbury edged Brentwood to claim the win at Chadfields. Adam Vyse gave the Dockers the lead after ten minutes, before Luke Hornsley doubled the lead with 25 minutes to play. Matt Price grabbed a goal back for the Blues though Gary Henty’s side held on.

Ware 2  –  1  Waltham Abbey

Venue: Wodson Park   Attendance: 93

Ware came from behind to grab another win at Wodson Park. Christian Assombalonga gave Abbey the lead on the half-hour. After the break, Marcus Milner levelled for the hosts. Right on the stroke of full-time, Yannick Kamanan popped up again to seal all three points for Kem Kemal’s side.

Witham Town  1 – 0  Barking

Venue: Spa Road     Attendance: 110

It was a case of ‘fine margins’ again for Barking as Witham secured a narrow win at Spa Road. Tim Monsheju got the only goal of the match just before the hour mark to give Adam Flint’s side the win.

Bostik League Division South results

Monday 28th August

Chipstead 1 – 2  Whyteleafe        Venue: High Road         Att: 103

Corinthian Casuals 2 – 4 Carshalton Athletic  Venue: King George’s Field Att: 242

Faversham Town  0 – 3  Herne Bay         Venue: Salters Lane       Att: 238

Greenwich Borough  3 – 0  Phoenix Sports      Venue: DGS Stadium  Att: 204

Hastings Utd  1  – 2  Lewes     Venue: The Pilot Field         Att: 699

Horsham  2 – 1   Guernsey         Venue: Goring’s Mead         Att: 206

Hythe Town  4 – 1 Ramsgate       Venue:     Att: 185

Molesey  1 – 2  Walton Casuals       Venue: Walton Road   Att: 116

Shoreham 0 – 3  Cray Wanderers        Venue:  Middle Road    Att: 152

Sittingbourne 0 – 0   Ashford Utd        Venue: Woodstock Park    Att: 207

South Park  3 – 1 East Grinstead Town      Venue: Whitehall Lane    Att: 146

VCD Athletic 3 –  1 Thamesmead Town         Venue: Oakwood     Att: 64

 

Thank you for reading. If you’d like to catch up on Saturday 26th August round-up from Bostik Division North, add this URL: survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/08/26/bostik-div-n-s-r-m3/

Bostik League Division North Round-up (Matchday 3)

Scott W reporting (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome another round-up of the action in the Bostik League Division North here on my blog. There’s a quick turnaround with most teams playing twice in three days over the Bank Holiday Weekend. Below the Division North round-up, there’s also a mention of the results from today’s matches in Bostik Division South. Enjoy.

Friday 25th August result

Aveley 2 – 1 Witham Town

Venue: Parkside    Attendance: 292

Aveley struck late on to deny Town and pick up a ‘smash & grab’ victory at Parkside. Elliot Ronto put the visitors ahead with 12 minutes remaining. Aveley levelled five minutes into injury-time though substitute Jack West before Aveley completed the turnaround two minutes later with fellow substitute Jordan Weston grabbing all three points after West’s flick on.

 

Saturday 26th August results

Barking 0 – 1 Heybridge Swifts

Venue: Mayesbrook Park     Attendance: 72

Heybridge picked up a narrow win at Mayesbrook Park. Juan Luque got the only goal with 18 minutes remaining to keep up their 100% record in the division so far this season.

Bowers & Pitsea 1 – 2  Haringey Borough

Venue: Len Salmon Stadium    Attendance: 102

Haringey picked up their second successive win at the Len Salmon Stadium after their FA Cup triumph last weekend. Micheal O’Donoghue gave Borough the lead ten minutes before the break. Borough substitute Michael Ademayui extended the lead for the visitors with six minutes left. Bowers grabbed a consolation through substitute and new signing Gavin Cockman four minutes from time though the visitors held on for their second win of the season.

Brentwood Town  5 – 2  Norwich Utd

Venue: The Brentwood Arena    Attendance: 120

Brentwood produced a five-star performance at the Brentwood Arena. The Blues took the lead on 19 minutes through Matt Price’s spot-kick. Harrison Georgiou doubled that lead seven minutes later, before Andy Freeman made it 3-0 on 37 minutes. The Planters pulled one back through Lawrence Cheese three minutes before the interval. The visitors reduced their arrears to one on 58 minutes thanks to Ben Jones’s goal. Brentwood rallied late on after some nerves as Price converted a second penalty and struck at the death to complete his hat-trick.

Bury Town  1 – 4  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Ram Meadow   Attendance: 301

Hornchurch continued their unbeaten start to the season with a big win at Ram Meadow. Tobi Joseph put Hornchurch ahead after 13 minutes, before a Sam Mott OG levelled things for Town. After the break though, Hornchurch rallied to pick up the win as Brad Warner put the Urchins back ahead nine minutes after the restart. Joseph grabbed his second with 19 minutes left and substitute Theo Fairweather-Johnson made it four eight minutes from time.

Cheshunt  3 – 3   Canvey Island

Venue: Theobalds Lane    Attendance: 180

Canvey recovered to claim a point in a entertaining draw at Theobalds Lane. George Sykes gave the visitors the lead after just three minutes, before Jason Hallett levelled for the Ambers ten minutes after the break. Cheshunt then took the lead through Daniel Cheema on the hour before Mark Summers made it 3-1 with twenty minutes to go. The Islanders fought back in the last ten minutes as goals from substitute James Walker and Ashley Dumas sealed a point for Danny Heale’s men.

Dereham Town  2- 0  AFC Sudbury

Venue: Aldiss Park     Attendance: 210

Dereham continued their impressive start to the season with this win at Aldiss Park. Ashley Jarvis gave the Magpies the lead seven minutes into the second half. Sudbury were reduced to ten men with 16 minutes left as Julian Smith was dismissed. Daniel Beaumont’s penalty just a minute later sealed the win for a Dereham side yet to concede a goal in three matches.

Maldon & Tiptree  2 – 3  Hertford Town

Venue: Park Drive      Attendance: 87

Hertford upset Maldon at the death to claim a big win at Park Drive. Daniel Bond gave Hertford the lead twenty minutes in, before Ryan Clampin levelled for the Jammers on the stroke of half-time. Michael Toner put Hertford back ahead with 13 minutes left. Maldon thought they’d grabbed a point as Ryan Gondoh levelled with minute to play. Though in injury-time, Maldon’s Nicholas Akoto was sent off for two bookable offences. Seconds later, Jason Beck’s goal pinched the win for the Bostik North newcomers, their first of the campaign.

Mildenhall Town 1 – 0 Ware

Venue: Recreation Way    Attendance: 177

Mildenhall picked a narrow win over ten-man Ware at Recreation Way. Ware had to play 59 minutes with ten men as Ahmed Abdullah was dismissed just after the half-hour. Two minutes after the break, Shaun Avis broke the deadlock with the only goal of the game to grab an important three points for the Hall.

Potters Bar Town  3 – 1  Soham Town Rangers

Venue:  Pakex Stadium   Attendance: 126

Potters Bar continued their excellent start to the season with a good win over Soham at the Pakex Stadium. The Scholars took the lead after 12 minutes through William Wambeek. Soham were reduced to ten men on 24 minutes as Harry Norman saw red. Soham did level five minutes later from a James Tricks penalty, though Micheal Murray restored Potters Bar’s lead with two minutes of the first half left. Six minutes after the restart, Murray grabbed his second to make the points safe for Steve Ringrose’s side.

Romford  4 – 1 Tilbury

Venue: Ship Lane   Attendance: 82

Romford powered to a good win over Tilbury at Ship Lane. Jonathon Nzenga gave the hosts the lead on the quarter-hour. Luke Hornsley levelled for the Dockers a minute before half-time. Romford pushed on after the break, as Ben Clarke restored their lead ten minutes after the interval. Nzenga grabbed his second twenty minutes from the end and Chris Taylor made it four with six minutes remaining.

Waltham Abbey  2 – 1  Grays Athletic

Venue: Capershotts     Attendance: 114

Abbey came from behind to grab the win at Capershotts. Kieran Bishop gave Grays the lead after 25 minutes. Abbey levelled though through a Christian Assombalonga penalty eight minutes after the break before Darelle Russell grabbed the winner with 15 minutes remaining.

 

Bostik League Division South results

Saturday 26th August

Ashford Utd 2 – 5 VCD Athletic        Venue: Homelands           Att: 264

Carshalton Athletic  4  – 1  Shoreham     Venue: Colston Avenue      Att: 195

Cray Wanderers  4 – 0  Molesey         Venue: Hayes Lane             Att: 72

East Grinstead Town 0 – 5   Corinthian Casuals     Venue: College Lane  Att: 120

Guernsey 1 – 2 Greenwich Borough    Venue: Footes Lane          Att: 675

Herne Bay 3 – 1 Chipstead         Venue: Winch’s Field          Att: 208

Lewes 2 – 2  Sittingbourne       Venue: The Dripping Pan     Att: 446

Phoenix Sports 2 – 0  Hythe Town       Venue: The Mayplace Ground    Att: 137

Ramsgate 1 – 2 Hastings Utd        Venue: Southwood Stadium      Att: 253

Thamesmead Town 5 – 0 Horsham       Venue: Princes Park    Att: 105

Walton Casuals   4 – 3  Faversham Town     Venue: The Reg Madgewick Stadium    Att: 44

Whyteleafe 3 – 1  South Park                Venue: Church Road      Att: 135

2017/18 FA Cup Prelim Round: Results round-up

Written by Scott W (Twitter: ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a special round-up of some of the results from this weekend’s FA Cup Prelim Round ties, specifically involving Essex Senior League & Bostik Division Clubs. The winners of each receive £1,925 in prize money & a place in the First Qualifying Round of the competition.

Saturday 19th August

AFC Hornchurch  2 – 0 Brentwood Town   

Venue: Bridge Avenue   Attendance: 309

The Urchins progressed to the next round, defeating fellow Bostik North side Brentwood at Bridge Avenue. Both goals came in the second half from Hornchurch striker Ross Wall (64’ & 84’). Craig Shipman’s side will have to wait another season for a potential FA Cup adventure.

AFC Sudbury 4 – 0 Aveley

Venue: Wardale Williams Stadium   Attendance: 174

Sudbury comfortably defeated fellow Bostik North side Aveley at the Wardale Williams Stadium. The Yellows took the lead through Julian Smith with 27 minutes on the watch. Three minutes before the break, Adam Mills doubled the home side’s advantage. After the break, two goals in ten minutes from Dave Cowley (60’) and Alfie Carroll (69’) sealed the win for Jamie Godbold’s side.

Barking 0 – 0 Saffron Walden Town

Venue: Mayesbrook Park    Attendance: 76

Barking held Thurlow Nunn Premier side Saffron Walden Town at Mayesbrook Park. This stalemate means that both sides will have to do it all again at Catons Lane in midweek.

Bowers & Pitsea 0 – 2 Haringey Borough

Venue: Len Salmon Stadium    Attendance: 174

Haringey overcame Bowers at the Len Salmon. The visitors led on 67 minutes as former Bowers player Ayron Coley struck, soon after coming off the bench. Borough made their progression into the next round safe with moments left as fellow substitute Ashley McDonald grabbed their second.

Bury Town 1 – 2  Tilbury

Venue: Ram Meadow    Attendance: 233

Tilbury fought off a late fightback from Bury Town to make it into the hat for the next round at Ram Meadow. Tilbury led after the quarter-hour through Adam Vyse before just past the hour mark, fellow striker Luke Hornsley doubled their lead. Darren Mills pulled one back for Town with 21 minutes remaining.

Canvey Island 0 – 2  Witham Town

Venue: Park Lane    Attendance: 224

Witham Town produced a good away-day win to defeat Canvey at Park Lane. Tyler Corlett put the visitors ahead on 21 minutes. Substitute Sam Ashford secured the win late on for Adam Flint’s men.

Clapton 2 – 0 Norwich Utd  

Venue: Old Spotted Dog   Attendance: 122

Clapton secured their passage into the next round by defeating Bostik North side Norwich Utd at the Old Spotted Dog. Substitute Raphael Duyile put the Tons ahead three minutes before the break. After the interval, Ikem Odeh sealed an important win twenty mnutes from time for Jon Fowell’s men.

Dereham Town 3 – 0  Corby Town

Venue: Aldiss Park    Attendance: 164

Bostik North side Dereham grabbed a good win at home to Corby Town. After only three minutes, Daniel Beaumont put the Magpies ahead. Dereham sealed the win with two goals in the last ten minutes courtesy of Ashley Jarvis and Beaumount grabbing his brace. Credit has to go to Corby goalkeeper Paul Bostock who played in this match aged 47 – best wishes to him.

Grays Athletic 2 – 0 Redbridge

Venue: Parkside   Attendance: 174

Grays defeated ESL side Redbridge on the 3G at Parkside. Sully Zuhdu gave the hosts the lead seven minutes before the break. Then, just six minutes after the re-start, Joao Carlos doubled the lead and ensured Jamie Stuart’s side are in the next round.

Great Yarmouth Town 1 – 0 Basildon Utd

Venue: Sandown Road    Attendance: 163

Great Yarmouth grabbed a late winner to knock out ESL side Basildon Utd in a tightly-contested match at Sandown Road. Substitute Lee Roots grabbed the winner eight minutes from time to seal the hosts’ passage into the next round.

Haverhill Rovers 1 – 1 Heybridge Swifts

Venue: The New Croft    Attendance: 188

This hard-fought encounter ended in a draw. Heybridge were reduced to ten men after just 15 minutes as defender Ryan Henshaw saw red. Swifts took the lead just three minutes later though, as Sam Bantick struck. Rovers recovered after the break though to seal a replay as Jordan Palmer scored 12 minutes from time. The replay will be played at Scraley Road in midweek.

Hertford Town 4 – 1   Hadleigh Utd

Venue: Hertingfordbury Park   Attendance: 260

Bostik North newcomers defeated Thurlow Nunn Premier side Hadleigh at Hertingfordbury Park. Hertford led after just two minutes through Daniel Bond. Jason Beck doubled the lead just before the break. Hadleigh pulled one back from the spot, thanks to Ben Elliott’s penalty on the hour. Hertford pushed on though as Bond got his second nine minutes later. Substitute Charlie Ruff grabbed a fourth for Town on 74 minutes, soon after coming on.

Ilford 1 – 1 Haverhill Borough

Venue: Cricklefield   Attendance: 82

Ilford were held by Thurlow Nunn Premier side Borough at Cricklefield. Khadean Campbell gave the Foxes the lead ten minutes before the break with a curling 20-yard strike. Borough were level only eight minutes later though as Sam Hawley struck. Ilford had to see out the last 17 minutes with ten men but they held on for a replay at New Croft 3G in midweek.

Long Melford 1 – 2 FC Romania

Venue: Stoneylands    Attendance: 84

FC Romania secured their place in the next round with a good win at Stoneylands. Sergiu Pitaru gave FCR the lead with 26 minutes on the clock, before Toby Cleaver doubled the lead eight minutes before the break. Melford raised their game in the second half, and grabbed a goal back six minutes from time though substitute Nathan Rowe. The visitors held on though for a good win.

Maldon & Tiptree 5 – 1 Waltham Abbey

Venue: Park Drive   Attendance: 73

Maldon knocked out fellow Bostik North side Abbey at Park Drive. The home side took the lead on the quarter-hour through Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe. Only two minutes later, Chris Millar made it two. Macauley Joynes pulled one back for the Abbotts seven minutes before the break. After the break, Kieraan Bailey restored the Jammers’ two-goal cushion on 55 minutes, before Ogedi-Uzokwe grabbed his second two minutes later. Ryan Gondoh added a fifth from a super free-kick to seal a good win for Kevin Horlock’s men.

Newmarket Town 1 – 2 Ware

Venue: Ridgeons Stadium   Attendance: 100

Ware secured a good away-day win at Newmarket to make the next round. Yannick Kamanan put Kem Kemal’s side ahead after only five minutes. A Jack Watson penalty levelled things for the home side, before Kamanan struck again 12 minutes into the second half to grab the win for the Blues.

Potters Bar Town 4 – 1 West Essex

Venue: Pakex Stadium      Attendance: 121

Potters Bar recovered from faling behind to record a good win over ESL side West Essex at the Pakex Stadium. Michael Mignot gave the visitors the lead six minutes before the break. George Nicholas levelled for the Scholars almost immediately, before Eoin Casey put the hosts ahead on 52 minutes. Steve Brown grabbed a third mid-way into the second half, before Casey sealed the win with his second with twenty minutes left.

Soham Town Rangers 3 – 2 Cogenhoe Utd

Venue: Julius Martin Lane   Attendance: 123

Soham edged to an important win over Cogenhoe Utd. Two goals in a four-minutes spell saw Soham take the advantage through Daniel Buddle (36’) and Matt Allan (39’). After the break, the visitors pulled one back through Matt Long levelled thanks to Ryan Dove. Soham’s Callum Russell grabbed the winner with 15 minutes remaining.

Southend Manor 2 – 3 Gorleston

Venue: Southchurch Park   Attendance: 64

Manor narrowly lost out to Thurlow Nunn Premier side Gorleston at Southchurch Park. Manor took the lead through Michael Hopkins two minutes after the break. Jack Garrod levelled for the visitors on 58 minutes, before taking the lead five minutes later through Connor Deeks’s penalty. Stuart Marshall’s side were reduced to ten men as winger Alfie Lindfield was sent off. Manor fought back though and levelled through defender Daniel Okah’s over-head kick. The hosts probably thought they’d done enough for a replay though Gorleston’s Garrod grabbed his second in injury-time to seal the win for Ricci Butler’s side.

Stowmarket Town 1 – 1 Romford

Venue: Humber Doucy Lane

Romford held Stowmarket Town at Humber Doucey Lane. The home side took the lead through Andrew Wood four minutes before the break. Paul Martin’s side levelled on 53 minutes through Jonathon Adebayo to get back in the match and the sides couldn’t be separated so it’ll be a replay at Ship Lane in midweek.

Tower Hamlets 0 – 4 Takeley

Venue: Mile End Stadium    Atendance: 55

Takeley saw off ESL rivals Tower Hamlets to make it through to the First Qualifying Round for the first time. Mitchell Das put the visitors ahead after six minutes, before George Wappett increased the advantage eight minutes later. Bryn Thorpe added a third though it may have been an OG. Stuart Zanone sealed a good win for his side with three minutes remaining.

Sunday 20th August

St Margaretsbury 2  –  2 Hullbridge Sports

Venue: The Recreation Ground

Hullbridge fought back to deny St Margaretsbury and take the tie to a replay. Hullbridge took the lead through Sam Dulieu’s free-kick after only four minutes. St Margetsbury levelled through captain Ryan Wade’s penalty on 54 minutes. The hosts then took the lead with twenty minutes remaining as Wade struck again from the penalty spot. Hullbridge secured a replay with a last-gasp leveller from substitute Ronnie Pallett. The replay will be held at Lower Road in midweek.

The First Qualifying Round takes place on the weekend of September 2nd/3rd. Thank you for reading.

2017-18 FA Cup Preliminary Round: Preview

Written by Peter D & Scott W

This weekend sees ten ESL sides compete in the Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round. The winners of each tie are awarded £1,925 and will make the First Qualifying Round of this year’s competition. Here are Peter and Scott’s thoughts on the upcoming ties:-

Saturday 19th August (3pm KO’s)

Clapton v Norwich Utd      Venue: Old Spotted Dog Stadium

Peter: The Tons welcome Bostik North side Norwich United to The Old Spotted Dog for what could be a potential ‘cupset’ here as the Tons are more than useful whilst the visitors sit bottom of their league after two defeats from two, however they will surely be a tough test for the home side still although I feel if you factor the travel and unfamiliar surroundings for the visitors, this may count against them and I can see the hosts pulling off a shock here.

Pete’s Prediction: 2-0

Scott: Jon Fowell’s Tons welcome Isthmian North Norwich Utd to the Old Spotted Dog. Clapton have been inconsistent form-wise in league & cup so far though Norwich will be looking for a morale-boosting win though Steve Eastaugh’s men will need to be ‘on-the-ball’ as their hosts may well fancy this one.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

 

Grays Athletic  v  Redbridge    Venue: Parkside

Peter: Parkside hosts Bostik North Grays against Redbridge and the visitors come into this cup-tie off form after two straight defeats without scoring in the league.  Grays have won one and lost one so far in the Bostik North however they should have enough I feel to see off the Motormen here.

Pete’s Prediction: 2 – 0

Scott: Jamie Stuart’s side welcome ESL side Redbridge to Parkside. Grays will see this as a winnable tie though will be conscious of the Motormen’s forward line which could make this one a tricky match. For Redbridge, it’ll be interesting how they perform after a largely inconsistent start to the ESL, and the new artificial pitch at Parkside might also be a factor in this one.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 1

 

Great Yarmouth Town  v  Basildon Utd     Venue: Sandown Road

Peter: The Bees travel to the Norfolk coast to take on Great Yarmouth Town full of confidence after a more than decent start to their campaign.  Basildon saw off Walsham-le-Willows in the last round and come up against a Yarmouth side who lost 4-1 at Godmanchester Rovers in midweek.  However, the hosts did thrash Diss Town 5-0 at home in the last round so can score goals so this will prove a tough test for Marc Harrison’s side.  I feel the fact that Basildon are staying in the area Friday evening will help their preparation even more and this will help see them to a marvellous victory I feel.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 3

Scott: Basildon make the long trip to Norfolk to take on ECL Premier Great Yarmouth Town at Sandown Road. The hosts are currently mid-table in their division, having played two matches. Basildon have started their ESL campaign well, and it’ll be interesting to see what effect their preparation for the match will have.

Scott’s Prediction: 0 – 1

 

Ilford v Haverhill Borough       Venue: Cricklefield

Peter: Ilford hosts Thurlow Nunn Haverhill Borough hoping they can bounce back from their midweek loss at Burnham Ramblers although they can look towards the visitors’ league form this season which is played three, lost three, however Borough’s only win this season came in the FA Cup at Enfield 1893 so Ilford should be mindful of this.  But I can see the Foxes getting the result here.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 0

Scott: Ilford welcome ECL Premier side Haverhill Borough to Cricklefield. Ilford’s start to the ESL has been inconsistent though they will want to respond well following their loss in midweek. In contrast, Borough have lost all three of their matches so far in the ECL Premier though they did knock out Enfield 1893 in the last round of the FA Cup.

Scott’s Prediction: 2 – 0

 

Long Melford  v  FC Romania        Venue: Stoneylands

Peter: Hosts Melford have only picked up one point from three league games however their only win was against Hackney Wick although they were lucky to win that one.  FC Romania on the other hand have won all their league games so far although needed a replay to defeat Waltham Forest in the last round. Despite the hosts having home advantage I still believe the visitors will have too much for the Suffolk side.

Pete’s Prediction: 0 – 3

Scott: FC Romania travel to the Suffolk/Essex border to take on Long Melford at Stoneylands after knocking out Waltham Forest in their EPR replay in midweek. Long Melford haven’t won yet in the ECL Premier though they did knock out ESL newcomers Hackney Wick in the last round. Given the firepower they have in their side, FCR could very well prevail here.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

Potters Bar Town  v  West Essex     Venue: Pakex Stadium

Peter:  West Essex’s terrific away record so far this season will be put under immense pressure as they travel to take on Bostik North side Potters Bar Town.  The hosts have started the season well, winning both their games so far and averaging two goals a game in the process, and having home advantage as well I feel they will probably have just much for the high-flying ESL outfit.

Pete’s Prediction: 2 – 1

Scott: An intriguing tie sees Isthmian North newcomers Potters Bar take on ESL side West Essex at the Pakex Stadium. Both sides have started their respective seasons well. West Essex will be looking to get to the First Qualifying Round in their first-ever FA Cup campaign which would be a fabulous achievement, should they prevail here. Potters Bar will be looking to continue the ‘winning habit’ and being at home may give them an edge.

Scott’s Prediction: 3 – 2

 

Southend Manor v Gorleston         Venue: Southchurch Park

Peter: Manor welcome another Norfolk side to Southchurch Park after they defeated Wroxham there in the last round, however in Gorleston the challenge proves even tougher as the Thurlow Nunn side have won four of their five competitive outings so far, scoring fifteen times in the process, with their only defeat coming against big-spending Stowmarket Town last time out.  Manor have had a steady start to the campaign but are finding goals hard to come by and this was a problem in defeat to ESL leaders Takeley in midweek when they rued missed opportunities in defeat. This will be a tight contest however I see the Norfolk side progressing in this one.

Pete’s Prediction: 0 – 2

Scott: Manor welcome ECL Premier side Gorleston in another interesting tie at Southchurch Park. Manor edged out the visitors’ divisional rivals Wroxham in the last round, though with Gorleston starting their league season well, this may be a sterner test for Stuart Marshall’s side.

Scott’s Prediction:  0 – 1

 

Tower Hamlets v Takeley               Venue: Mile End Stadium

Peter: Hamlets are a far tougher nut to crack this season and they will give Takeley a game – no doubt about that, however the hosts struggled to beat a poor FC Broxbourne Borough side in the last round and are yet to record a league win.  Takeley on the other hand, have won all five competitive games this season although their midweek win against Manor was a tad fortunate, but they will surely have too much for Hamlets in the end and will progress I feel.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 3

Scott: Hamlets welcome ESL early high-flyers Takeley to Mile End. Although Hamlets haven’t won in the ESL yet this term, they do look a stronger outfit compared to last season, though Takeley are unbeaten in all competitions thus far and will take some stopping here.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 3

 

Sunday 20th August

St Margaretsbury   v  Hullbridge Sports     Venue: Stanstead Abbotts

Peter: The Sunday game sees Hullbridge travel to Hertfordshire to take on Spartan South Midlands side St Margaretsbury.  The hosts have lost both their league games so far and sit bottom on goals conceded whilst Sports have picked up two wins in all competitions this season including a 5-1 hammering of Ipswich Wanderers in the last round.  St Margaretsbury’s only win came against Burnham Ramblers in the last round when they fought back from 2-1 down to win in stoppage time and they hope to repeat that feat against another ESL side.  However I feel Sports will have just enough to see off the hosts.

Pete’s Prediction: 1 – 2

Scott: On Sunday, Hullbridge travel to Stanstead Abbotts following their impressive win over Ipswich Wanderers in the last round. St Margetsbury edged out Hullbridge’s ESL compatriots Burnham in the last round and will be in for another tough one here. Hullbridge have found some form of late, particularly in front of goal and if that continues here they may have the edge.

Scott’s Prediction: 1 – 2

 

As always, my thanks to Peter for his contribution to these Preview pieces.

You can follow Peter on Twitter: @ped1980 and on his website featuring regular results round-ups & match reports at http://www.leaguewebsite.co.uk/unofficialesl/ 

You can follow Scott W on Twitter: @ScottMHC14

Bostik Division North Results round-up – Matchday #2

Written by Scott W  (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to the round-up of action that transpired in Bostik League Division North in midweek (Monday-Wednesday).

Monday 14th August Result

Haringey Borough  1  –  1  Barking

Venue: Coles Park       Attendance: 188

Haringey came back from behind to hold the Blues at Coles Park. Glen Golby & Justin Gardner’s side took the lead after 25 minutes through a goal from Ricky Tarbard. The task for Borough got harder when Jorge Dtassi-Sambu saw red just before the hour mark. The ten men did find an leveller though as defender Scott Mitchell’s goal sixteen minutes from the end ensured it was honours even.

Tuesday 15th August Results

Bowers & Pitsea  3  –  0  Witham Town

Venue: Len Salmon Stadium      Attendance: 160

Bowers comfortably swept aside ten-man Witham at the Len Salmon Stadium. Bowers forward Tony Stokes scored from the penalty spot after 34 minutes to give Rob Small’s men the lead. Adam Flint’s side saw Ryan Imbert dismissed early in the second half as their evening got ever-tougher. Stokes converted another spot-kick ten minutes into the second half before Lewis Manor made the points safe only two minutes afterward.

Canvey Island  2  –  3 Tilbury

Venue: Park Lane     Attendance: 268

Tilbury resisted a Canvey fight-back to take all three points at Park Lane. The Dockers took an early lead just three minutes in through Kurt Smith’s opener. Smith then scored at the other end as Canvey levelled, before Ryan Charles’ goal six minutes before the break gave Danny Heale’s side the lead. Tilbury roared back though late on as goals from Adam Vyse and Smith again sealed a good win for Gary Henty’s side.

Cheshunt  1  – 3  Ware

Venue: Theobalds Lane   Attendance: 147

Cheshunt suffered their second successive loss at the hands of a resurgent Ware at Theobalds Lane. The Ambers took the lead five minutes before the break thanks to Tom Bruno’s opener. Ware recovered well after the interval though, levelling through Yannick Kamanan’s goal seven minutes into the second half. Ware sealed the points with further second-half goals by Murat Karagul (65’) and substitute Finbarr Robins (87’).

Hertford Town  0  –  6  Bury Town 

Venue: Hertingfordbury Park         Attendance: 209

Bury Town bounced back from Saturday’s draw by demolishing newcomers Hertford Town at Hertingfordbury Park. Glenn Draper’s OG gave Town the lead eight minutes in, before Leon Ottley-Gooch put Ben Chenery’s side two-up at the break. After the break, Town piled on the goals with Ollie Cenfer (49’), Ryan Jolland (69’), and a late Ollie Hughes brace in the last eleven minutes sealed a big win for the visitors.

Maldon & Tiptree  A  –  A   AFC Sudbury 

Venue: Park Drive        Attendance: 143

This match was abandoned at half-time due to floodlight failure. The Yellows had taken the lead thanks to L’heureux Menga’s calm finish mid-way into the first half. Maldon levelled through Junior Ofelia-Uzokwe’s tap-in with ten minutes of the half remaining. However, the match was halted as the lighting became steadily worse and this match will be replayed later in the season.

Mildenhall Town   0  – 1    Dereham Town 

Venue: Recreation Way     Attendance: 204

Dereham picked up another narrow win, this time at Recreation Way. The match was only settled with moments left as Jake Anema’s strike was the deciding goal that gave the Magpies their second win on the trot.

Potters Bar Town   2 – 1   Brentwood Town

Venue: Pakex Stadium      Attendance: 130

Potters Bar fought back to claim an important win at the Pakex Stadium. Brentwood took the lead through Matt Price after 25 minutes. As half-time was approaching, the Scholars levelled thanks to Steve Brown’s goal. With five minutes remaining, Lee O’Leary pounced to give Steve Ringrose’s side their second win of the season.

Soham Town Rangers  4  – 1    Norwich Utd  

Venue: Julius Martin Lane        Attendance: 134

Soham recovered from the previous weekend’s loss to hand Norwich Utd their second straight loss. Soham led through Joe Carden’s goal eight minutes before the break. Two goals in the space of eight minutes after the break from Lewis Endacott (56’) and Marcus Hall’s penalty (64’) gave Robbie Mason’s side a comfortable cushion. The Planters pulled one back through Adam Hipperson though Soham’s Matt Allan scored a late fourth to give his side a good win.

Waltham Abbey  0  –  1   Aveley    

Venue: Capershotts             Attendance: 105

Aveley pulled off a narrow win at Capershotts. Tommy Spillane’s 21st-minute goal was enough to give the Millers the points & their first win of the campaign.

Wednesday 16th August Results

Grays Athletic 0  –  2  AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Parkside       Attendance: 377

Hornchurch fought to a good win at Parkside. The Urchins led through Bradley Warner with 15 minutes to play. The visitors were awarded a penalty just four minutes later, which resulted in Grays’ Glenn Wilson being sent off. Unfortunately, forward Leon McKenzie had his penalty saved by Grays goalkeeper Lamar Johnson. Hornchurch did get a second goal however, as with moments remaining, George Purcell securing the points for their second win of the campaign.

Romford   1 – 5    Heybridge Swifts

Venue: Ship Lane        Attendance: 127

Heybridge produced a superb performance to defeat ‘Boro at Ship Lane. The visitors went ahead on 21 minutes through Sam Bantick’s opener. Only four minutes later, Luke Callander doubled Swifts’ advantage. Just past the hour, Juan Luque made it three. Romford grabbed a goal back thanks to Jonathan Nzenga on 71 minutes. Late on, Heybridge inflicted further pain on the home side as Luque got his second ten minutes from the end and with the match in its final moments, Harrison Chatting added a fifth.

This match was Romford Manager Paul ‘Magic’ Martin’s 400th league match in charge of the side; many congratulations go to Paul for his long, successful reign in charge of the club, thus far.

This weekend, Bostik North clubs are involved in the FA Cup Prelim Round, the action in the league returns on Friday/Saturday 25th/26th August.