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 (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/

Bostik League Premier Division Round-up (Matchday 5)

Scott W reporting (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 Bank Holiday Monday. Enjoy.

Monday 28th August

Burgess Hill Town  4 – 1  Worthing

Venue: The Green Elephant Stadium        Attendance: 525

Burgess Hill claimed a good win over early basement-boys Worthing. Tony Garrod gave the hosts the lead after just four minutes, before Guy Bolton made it two just three minutes later. Ben Pope pulled one back on 9 minutes for the Rebels to add to a frenetic start to the match. After the break, a Gary Elphick OG on 63minutes and a late goal from substitute Lee Harding sealed the win for Ian Chapman’s side. Worthing are the only side yet to score a point in the division in five matches.

Dulwich Hamlet  2 – 1  Tooting & Mitcham Utd

Venue: Champion Hill         Attendance: 1,668

Dulwich came from behind to grab an important win at in front of a big crowd at Champion Hill. Billy Dunn’s penalty gave Tooting the lead after only six minutes. After the break, Dulwich levelled thanks to Kenny Beaney just before the hour. Beaney grabbed his second with ten minutes left to grab all three points for Gavin Rose’s men.

My good friend & colleague Peter was at the game, here’s his report: http://www.realfootytalk.com/2017/08/28/dulwich-hamlet-2-tooting-mitcham-united-1/

Enfield Town 1 – 0 Harlow Town

Venue: Queen Elizabeth II Stadium    Attendance: 514

Enfield secured a narrow win over Harlow at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium. A James Shepherd own-goal on 13 minutes was the difference in this one as the Towners picked up their second win of the campaign.

Hendon 6 – 0  Harrow Borough

Venue: Silver Jubilee Park     Attendance: 316

A first-half blitz helped Hendon to thrash early leaders Harrow at Silver Jubilee Park. Only a minute in, Matt Ball gave Hendon the lead, before Niko Muir made it two just five minutes later. Muir grabbed his second on 16 minutes before sealing a 33-minute hat-trick with 39’ on the watch to give the Greens a 4-0 half-time lead. After the break, goals from Zak Joseph (69’) and Keagan Cole (73’) added more hurt for Steve Baker’s side and end their unbeaten start to the campaign.

Leatherhead 1 – 0  Metropolitan Police

Venue: Feltcham Grove        Attendance: 321

Leatherhead narrowly won this one at Feltcham Grove which saw both sides end with ten players. Sean Clohessy was dismissed with two minutes remaining of the first half for the Tanners. After the break, the visitors also caught the wrath of the referee as Lewis Puttman was sent off for too bookings 11 minutes into the second half. Luke Kandi got the only goal of the game with 13 minutes to play as Sammy Moore’s side go joint-top with this result.

Lowestoft Town  0 – 2  Leiston

Venue: Crown Meadow     Attendance: 593

Leiston secured the win with a two-goal blitz early in the second half, watched by nearly 600 fans at Crown Meadow. Robert Eagle gave the Blues the lead six minutes after the break. Five minutes later, Joe Marsden sealed the points for Glenn Driver’s men and their third win of the season.

Margate 1  –  0  Dorking Wanderers

Venue: Hartsdown Park      Attendance: 630

Margate left it late to overcome Dorking at Hartsdown Park. New signing Jordan Chiedozie got the only goal 17 minutes from time to hand Steve Watt’s side their second triumph thus far this term.

Merstham 1  – 2  Kingstonian

Venue: Moatside      Attendance: 251

Kingstonian recovered from going behind to claim all three points at Moatside. A Ryan Hall penalty five minutes from half-time put Hayden Bird’s team ahead. K’s substitute Tom Derry restored parity 17 minutes into the second half before another penalty, this time from Lewis Taylor five minutes later sealed the points for Craig Edwards’ side.

Needham Market 0 – 3  Brightlingsea Regent

Venue: Bloomfields    Attendance: 347

Regent grabbed an important victory at Bloomfields. George Doyle gave the R’s the lead on the half-hour, before Aaron Condon doubled their advantage nine minutes later. After the restart, Doyle went from ‘hero to zero’ somewhat as he given a straight red card with 18 minutes to go. Needham were reduced to ten themselves only eight minutes afterward as Dan Morphew was dismissed for two bookable offences. Regent secured the win late on through Billy Hunt’s goal in what was Regent boss James Webster’s 400th match in charge of the side, congratulations to him for reaching that milestone.

Staines Town  0 – 5  Wingate & Finchley

Venue: Wheatsheaf Park    Attendance: 266

Wingate picked up another big win at Wheatsheaf Park in a one-sided contest. Sean Cronin gave the Blues the lead after 14 minutes. After the break, Keith Rowland’s side ran riot as Spencer McCall made it 2-0 to the visitors three minutes into the second half. Late goals from substitute Afolabi Obafemi (83’), Luke Ifil (85’) and Cronin’s second from the spot (90’) sealed Wingate’s third win of the season.

Thurrock  0 – 5   Billericay Town 

Venue: Ship Lane      Attendance: 523

Billericay secured their second big win in three days at Ship Lane. Adam Cunnington gave the Blues the lead after just three minutes, before Jake Robinson made it two on the quarter-hour. Robinson grabbed his brace eight minutes later to give the visitors a healthy cushion. Four minutes into the second half, Cunnington grabbed his second of the afternoon. Billy Bricknell added a fifth 20 minutes into the second half to seal a convincing win for Glenn Tamplin’s side.

Tonbridge Angels 2 – 3 Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Longmead    Attendance: 534

Folkestone came from behind twice to record a good win at Longmead. Joe Turner put the Angels ahead on the quarter-hour. Adam Yusuff restored parity for Invicta six minutes later from the penalty spot. Ex-pro Nathan Elder put the hosts back ahead on 24 minutes and that stood until half-time. After the interval though, Scott Heard levelled on 53 minutes for Neil Cugley’s side. The telling blow landed only three minutes later as Joshua Vincent got what turned out to be the winner and Invicta’s second win of the new season.

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