Round-up: Bostik Premier Division (Sat 1st Sept) [BLP 1.9.18]

Written by Scott W (Twitter:@ScottMHC14)

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

If you’d like an audio version of this round-up, check out the GFS Extra Results podcast (Sat 1st Sept) here: https://m.mixcloud.com/EastLondonRadio/gfs-extra-results-podcast-saturday-1st-september-2018/

 

Saturday 1st September

AFC Hornchurch  1 – 1  Carshalton Athletic |  Bridge Avenue  |  Att: 211

The Urchins were denied a victory late on by Carshalton. George Purcell’s spot-kick four minutes before the interval put the hosts ahead. Athletic responded seven minutes from time thanks to Jerson Dos Santos’s strike though both sides had to settle for a point. Hornchurch are unbeaten with five draws in six matches while Athletic have only tasted defeat once in five matches.

Bishop’s Stortford   0 – 1  Folkestone Invicta   | Woodside Park | Att: 323

Invicta continued their decent start to the season with a narrow win at Woodside Park. Kane Rowland struck eight minutes in to eventually win the match and Stortford have won one of their opening six outings.

Bognor Regis Town  3 – 1  Kingstonian   | Nyewood Lane  | Att: 539

Bognor continued their fine start to the season with victory over the K’s at Nyewood Lane. Dan Smith opened the scoring for the hosts on the quarter-hour though Kingstonian levelled on the stroke of half-time through Elliott Buchanan. Town powered to victory after the break thanks to Smith’s second of the afternoon on 66 minutes and a late third by Bradley Lethbridge.Bognor are unbeaten in their six matches thus far while the K’s suffered their fourth loss thus far this term.

Burgess Hill Town   2 – 4  Whitehawk   | Leylands Park |  Att: 428

The Hawks overcame a spirited comeback from the Hillians to keep their very decent form going. Brannon O’Neill [6′] broke the deadlock before Andre McCollin [35′] and Ben Pope [42′] swung the pendulum back to the hosts. That lead didn’t last until half-time as Lucas Rodrigues levelled for the visitors right on the 45 minute mark.

The match turned again in the first third of the second half thanks to goals from James Fraser [52′] and Henry Muggeridge [59′] that gave Whitehawk the victory. The Hillians are still yet to win in the Bostik Premier this term.

Corinthian-Casuals  1 – 1   Brightlingsea Regent   | King’s George’s Field | Att: 168

Regent held Casuals at King George’s Field. Jack Strange put the hosts ahead on the half-hour though substitute Matthew Baxter  [47′] restored parity for the visitors. Both sides haven’t got the ‘winning feeling’ that often so far this term.

Leatherhead   1 – 3   Harlow Town    |  Fetcham Grove  | Att: 324

Harlow finally achieved their first win of the season with a fine win at Fetcham Grove. Things started well for the Tanners as Robert Cullen put them ahead on 14 minutes. Though Town responded strongly before the break through strikes from Robbie Martin [21′] and Laurence Vaughan [35′]. Emile Acquah’s third goal for the visitors two minutes after half-time secured the points. Leatherhead fell to their third loss of the season here.

Margate    0 – 1   Lewes  | Hartsdown Park (3G) | Att: 479

Lewes continued their decent form with a good win at Hartsdown Park. James Hammond got the visitors’ goal on 24 minutes as they grabbed their second win of the season while Margate have lost three of their first six matches.

Merstham  3 – 1   Potters Bar Town  | Moatside | Att: 133

Merstham ended the Scholars’ unbeaten start with a good win at Moatside. Dernell Wynter had put the visitors ahead nine minutes before the break though the hosts responded through Tom Kavanagh’s strike  [59′] before winning the match late on thanks to Tom Bird [88′] and Kershney Samuels [90′] goals, their second win of the new term.

Tonbridge Angels   2 – 1   Wingate & Finchley  | Longmead | Att: 632

Finally in Bostik Prem, Tonbridge continued their stand-out start to the season with victory over Wingate at Longmead. Tom Parkinson nodded Angels ahead on 33 minutes  before Sonny Miles doubled the lead five minutes later. Wingate broke through the hosts’ defence to pull one back through Tommy Tejan-Sie on the stroke of half-time – the first goal that Tonbridge have conceded in the league this season. Wingate have had three defeats in their opening six.

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

Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (9.9.17)

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 9th September. Enjoy.

Billericay Town 1  – 0  Leatherhead

Venue: New Lodge      Attendance: 1, 651

Billericay held on in the battle of the table-toppers in front of a big crowd at New Lodge. Jake Robinson put ‘Ricay ahead on 19 minutes though their job was made harder by the dismissal of captain Paul Konchesky just before half-time. The Tanners couldn’t find their way past the Blues backline though and the hosts’ picked up their fifth straight win.

Brightlingsea Regent  2 – 1  Enfield Town

Venue: North Road                    Attendance: 263

Regent edged Enfield to rack up their third win of the campaign. Josh Gould put the hosts ahead on 12 minutes, though Simon Thomas levelled things up 12 minutes into the second half. James Webster’s side would not be denied though as Billy Hunt grabbed the winner seven minutes from time.

Dorking Wanderers  0 – 1  Dulwich Hamlet

Venue: London Road                Attendance: 331

Dulwich narrowly won this one at London Road. Ricky Hayles scored the only goal two minutes in, though the visitors did have to battle to secure the win. Gavin Rose’s side have now won three of their opening six matches.

Folkestone Invicta  2 – 0   Staines Town

Venue:  The Fullicks Stadium             Attendance: 401

Invicta took all three points at the Fullicks. Joe Taylor put the hosts’ ahead on 21 minutes and secured the win in stoppage-time through Kieron McCann. Invicta are in 8th spot following their third win of the season.

Harlow Town 2 – 1 Tonbridge Angels

Venue: The Harlow Arena             Attendance: 234

Harlow picked up the win at the Harlow Arena. Nigel Neite put the hosts in the driving seat after just two minutes. Alexander Akrofi levelled the match for Tonbridge just before half-time. The ever-reliable Alex Read got the winner for Danny Chapman’s side with 20 minutes remaining.

Harrow Borough  2 – 2  Merstham

Venue: Earlsmead           Attendance: 140

Harrow came from behind though had to settle for a point at Earlsmead. Merstham led on 25 minutes through Ryan Hall’s strike. Nine minutes later, Reis Stanislaus levelled for Borough, though Hall struck again on the hour as the Moatsiders re-took the lead. Adam Richards secured a point for the hosts with a 86th-minute leveller. Harrow have only lost one of their opening six matches.

Kingstonian  3 – 2  Lowestoft Town

Venue: Feltcham Grove                              Attendance: 218

Kingstonian recovered to pick up the win against ten-man Lowestoft. The visitors were down to ten after only 14 minutes as Dean Leacock was dismissed. Ollie Humphrey put Lowie ahead though ten minutes before the interval. The K’s were level only a minute later thanks to Kane Haysman’s strike. The Trawlerboys once again took the lead from the spot, courtesy of Jake Reed’s penalty three minutes after the interval. Lewis Taylor restored parity with 14 minutes to go before substitute Ricky Sappleton got the winner two minutes later to give Craig Edwards’ side their third win of the campaign.

Leiston 3 – 1  Thurrock

Venue: Victory Road               Attendance: 253

Leiston were too strong for Thurrock at Victory Road. Matt Blake gave the Blues the lead on 28 minutes, before Jack Ainsley’s penalty eight minutes before half-time doubled the lead. Reece Morgan pulled one back for the Fleet a minute before the interval. Blake popped up again six minutes into the second half to make sure of the hosts’ fourth win of the campaign & they are the only side that remain unbeaten in the division.

Metropolitan Police  1 – 2   Hendon

Venue: Imber Court              Attendance: 110

Hendon won this one at the death at Imber Court. Zak Joseph gave Hendon the lead on eight minutes, before Jay Gasson levelled with 24 minutes remaining. Substitute Keagan Cole scored the winner in stoppage-time after his initial penalty was saved. Hendon go into the top four with this, their fourth win of the season.

Tooting & Mitcham Utd 1 – 1  Needham Market

Venue: Imperial Fields            Attendance: 230

Tooting recovered to hold mid-table Needham at Imperial Fields. Sam Nunn put the visitors ahead after just two minutes though Eddie Dines struck to restore parity just before half-time. Tooting are one of only two sides yet to win in the Isthmian Premier so far this term.

Wingate & Finchley   2 – 0   Burgess Hill Town

Venue: Summers Lane           Attendance: 74

A second-half brace sealed the points for Wingate at Summers Lane. Rob Laney’s double (63’ & 90’) fired Keith Rowland’s side to their fourth win of the campaign.

Worthing 0 – 5 Margate

Venue: Nyewood Lane             Attendance: 256

Bottom side Worthing’s troubles intensified after this drubbing by Margate at Bognor Regis Town’s Nyewood Lane. Margate took the lead after six minutes through Orlando Smith’s goal and Jordan Chiedozie doubled the lead ten minutes before half-time. Both sides were a man light just before half-time as Worthing’s Daniel Akinwunwi and Chiedozie both saw red for violent conduct. Margate poured on the misery after the break though as Frankie Collin netted  a 13-minute hat-trick (61’,67’ & 74’) to seal Margate’s third win of the season. Worthing boss Gary Elphick resigned from his post following this match and I wish him well for the future. The Mackerel Men are pointless from their opening six matches.

Check back soon for more from the Bostik Premier Division.

For the round-up on Bostik Division North on 9th September, enter this URL:  https://survivor16b.wordpress.com/2017/09/09/bl-div-nth-md5/