Bostik Division North (& South) round-up (BLN 17.3.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of Bostik League North & South action. The weather struck once again as rain & snow heavily affected both divisions this weekend.


Saturday 17th March

AFC Sudbury 0 – 2 Potters Bar Town
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 190

The Suds fell to a home defeat against in-form Potters Bar. Goals from Lee O’Leary [11′] and Michael Murray [23′] secured the Scholars’ 6th win in their last 8 matches to take them above Canvey, into 3rd spot. Sudbury’s third straight defeat leaves them in 12th spot.

Barking 0 – 2 Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 71

Barking’s inconsistent nature struck again with a loss to mid-table Soham. Lee Chaffey broke the deadlock on 14 minutes before an OG from Barking defender Adeyemi [68′] sealed the points for the visitors and in doing so ended a three-match winless run for them. Barking’s third loss on-the-trot sees them 9th while Soham are 15th.

Bury Town 2 – 1 Canvey Island | Venue: Ram Meadow | Att: 251

The Islanders lost out at Ram Meadow. Jack Lankaster gave Town the lead two minutes after the break, before Tevan Allan [71′] gave the hosts a more comfortable advantage. Canvey replied through Mitchell Gilbey’s strike eight minutes from time though Danny Heale’s side drop to 4th as they continue to stutter somewhat with two wins in their last six matches. Bury stay 11th after their first win in four matches.


Heybridge Swifts 3 – 1 Cheshunt | Venue: Scraley Road | Att: 203

Heybridge took another stride towards the play-offs with a good win over nine-man Cheshunt. Matt Price’s brace [21′ & 44′] put the hosts ahead before the visitors were not one but two men down after Agholor & Symons were both dismissed in a six-minute spell midway into the second-half. Despite their numerical disadvantage, Amadou Kassarate struck nine minutes before time for the Ambers to perhaps put the odd doubt in the home fans’ minds though that doubt was quelled six minutes later as Jack Cawley scored to secure the win for Jody Brown’s side. Heybridge’s 6th success in their last 8 matches sees them up to 8th, six points off the top six with at least four matches in hand while Cheshunt slip back to 23rd after only their second loss in their last six.


Norwich Utd 1 – 1 Bowers & Pitsea | Venue: Plantation Park | Att: 82

Bowers made the long trip north though were held by the improving Planters. David Knight’s sweet 35-yarder [33′] powered Rob Small’s side ahead though Nathan Stewart levelled on the hour to extend the hosts’ unbeaten run to three matches and go back into 22nd on goal difference. Bowers remain 2nd, six points clear of Potters Bar in 3rd.

Ware 1 – 0 Hertford Town | Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 251

Ware secured a vital win over mid-table Hertford. Jordon Watson’s goal [35′] was enough to give his side their 2nd straight win and rise to 20th, ten points off the bottom. Town’s 4th loss in their last six sees them in 13th spot.

Matches OFF on 17.3.18 (Due to the adverse weather)

AFC Hornchurch P – P Mildenhall Town
Aveley P – P Haringey Borough
Brentwood Town P – P Grays Athletic
Dereham Town P – P Waltham Abbey (Due to Travel conditions)
Tilbury P – P Maldon & Tiptree
Witham Town P – P Romford


Bostik Division South (Sat 17.3.18)

Ashford Utd 2 – 3 Phoenix Sports | Att: 198
Hastings Utd 1 – 0 Walton Casuals | Att: 263
Shoreham 0 – 3 Corinthian-Casuals | Att: 97
VCD Athletic 2 – 1 East Grinstead Town | Att: 42

Postponed matches: Chipstead P – P South Park, Greenwich Borough P – P Thamesmead Town, Guernsey P – P Faversham Town, Herne Bay P – P Whyteleafe, Hythe Town v Sittingbourne, Molesey P – P Lewes & Ramsgate P – P Carshalton Athletic

Sunday 18.3.18 Fixture

Cray Wanderers v Horsham | Att: TBA




Bostik League North (& South) round-up (BLN 18.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to this week’s round-up of Bostik North action with results from Bostik South. There were some crucial battles at the bottom and between play-off contenders this weekend. How did your side do?

Saturday 17th February

AFC Sudbury 1 – 0 AFC Hornchurch
| Venue: King’s Marsh | Att: 315

The Suds narrowly defeated Hornchurch at King’s Marsh. Joe Whight’s spot-kick 16 minutes from time was the difference-maker as the hosts extended their unbeaten run to six matches, they rise one place to 9th spot. The Urchins retained their 13-point cushion at the summit thanks to Bowers’ defeat at Cheshunt as the recent four-match winning run ended here.


Barking 3 – 1 Bury Town
| Venue: Mayesbrook Park | Att: 91

Barking continued their play-off charge with a excellent win over mid-table Bury Town. Adem Ramadan broke the deadlock 12 minutes before the interval. Abs Seymour [16′] doubled that advantage before Kemo Darboe, on debut, secured the win with 20 minutes left. Bury nabbed a late consolation through Tommy Robinson though the visitors fell to their 5th loss in their last seven, dropping to 10th spot. Barking’s now four-match unbeaten run sees them retain 8th place, six points outside the play-offs.


Canvey Island 2 – 1 Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Park Lane | Att: 271

Canvey lept above the Jammers in the table after a good, battling win over fellow play-off chasing Maldon. James Walker gave the Gulls on eight minutes, before Ryan Charles [45′] gave Danny Heale’s side a two-goal cushion. Joe Ellul [48′] scored for the visitors though couldn’t find their way past Canvey ‘keeper Henry Newcombe afterwards. Canvey’s 4th win in their last seven sees them up to 3rd. Maldon drop to 6th.


Cheshunt: 2 – 1 Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue: Theobalds Lane | Att: 195

Cheshunt overcame promotion-seeking Bowers at Theobalds Lane. David Knight [21′] struck to gice Rob Small’s side the lead, though that advantage lasted three minutes before Kyle Roberts levelled for Craig Edwards’ side. The turnaround was complete thanks to Jack Lampe’s winner 13 minutes into the second half. Cheshunt’s second win in their last seven sees them iff the bottom, two points ahead of Romford. Bowers’ second loss in their last seven sees their lead over their rivals cut to six points with Canvey and Potters Bar both having 2 games in hand.


Dereham Town 2 – 2 Aveley | Venue: Aldiss Park | Att: 159

Dereham were twice pegged back by the Millers in this encounter at Aldiss Park. Rhys Logan got the opener for the hosts on seven minutes. Alex Stephenson restored parity for James Webster’s side on the half-hour. Sam Borrer [57′] restored the hosts’ lead though Aveley left with a point after Myles Keizer-Burrows’s injury-time leveller. Dereham drop to 5th after their 4th draw in their last seven outings. Aveley stay 19th as their unbeaten run stretched to six matches.


Grays Athletic 4 – 1 Witham Town | Venue: Parkside | Att: 192

A double of braces sealed Grays’ first win in five matches. A quick-fire Tommy Wade double [34′ & 37′] was followed by hot-shot Kieran Bishop’s third goal for the hosts two minutes later. Bishop [80′] secured the win with his 2nd before Aidara Moulaye got one back for Town though they fall four places to 17th spot. Grays stay 11th.


Hertford Town 0 – 1 Haringey Borough
| Venue: Hertingfordbury Park | Att: 258

Haringey Borough narrowly won at mid-table Hertford to keep up their top-six ambitions. Lawrence Yiga struck nine minutes into the second half to give Boro their third win in their last eight games and close to within a point of Maldon in 6th. Hertford drop to 14th following their 3rd loss in their last six.


Heybridge Swifts 3 – 1 Brentwood Town | Venue: Scraley Road | Att: 253

Heybridge’s first-half dominance saw them to victory at Scraley Road. Luke Callander’s sixth-minute spot-kick opened the scoring, before Ryan Henshaw [40′] and Harrison Chatting [42′] sealed the win. Luke Foster [83′] got one back for Town who suffered their fourth defeat in their last six, remaining 20th, seven points clear of the relegation place. Swifts rise to 12th after their third straight win.


Mildenhall Town 0 – 0 Potters Bar Town | Venue: Recreation Way | Att: 161

The Hall held Potters Bar at Recreation Way. The visitors drop to fourth though have only tasted defeat once in their last eight matches. Mildenhall drop one to 15th spot.


Tilbury 2 – 0 Soham Town Rangers
| Venue: Chadfields | Att: 68

The Dockers secured the points thanks to goals from Kurt Smith [45′] and Jack Carlile [Pen 90′] and in doing so rise to 16th place, following their third win in their last seven games. Soham fall below their opponents here to 18th.


Waltham Abbey 3 – 1 Romford
| Venue: Capershotts | Att: 103

Abbey prevailed in this battle of two our-of-form sides at Capershotts. Shad Ngandu was the hero for the hosts with a hat-trick [23′, 25′ & 90′]. Andrew Tirvanhu had earlier got one back for Romford on 34 minutes though Boro slip to the foot of the table, two points below Cheshunt after their seventh straight defeat. Abbey ended their own long winless run here and go up to 13th.

Ware 1 – 3 Norwich Utd
| Venue: Wodson Park | Att: 60

The Planters sealed a big win at Wodson Park to go level on points with Ware & Brentwood. Adam Hipperson once again was the visitors’ hero with a treble [33′, 42′ & (Pen) 64′] before Ahmed Abdullah scored a spot-kick [69′] for the hosts. Ware’s third straight loss sees them trade places with Utd, seven points clear of the bottom. Utd’s first win in five was a timely boost to their chances of survival.


Bostik Division South results – Sat 17.2.18


Chipstead 1- 2 Corinthian Casuals | Att: 125

Cray Wanderers 1 – 2 Carshalton Athletic | Att: 318

Faversham Town 0 – 2 Whyteleafe | Att: 192

Hastings Utd 2 – 3 Hythe Town | Att: 423

Herne Bay 3 – 1 Ramsgate | Att: 272

Horsham 2 – 1 Phoenix Sports | Att: 135

Lewes 2 – 0 Greenwich Borough | Att: 591

Molesey 1 – 1 Shoreham | Att: 39

Sittingbourne 1 – 2 East Grinstead Town | Att: 141

Thamesmead Town 3- 1 Ashford Utd | Att: 139

VCD Athletic 2 – 2 Guernsey | Att: 102

Walton Casuals 2 – 1 South Park | Att: 171


Bostik League North (& Sth) Round-up (BLN 11.2.18)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

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

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

Saturday 10th February


AFC Hornchurch 2 – 1  Haringey Borough
| Venue: Bridge Avenue  | Att: 158

Hornchurch secured another three points at Bridge Avenue. The Urchins led 28 minutes in through George Purcell’s opener before Purcell [72′] grabbed his brace. Lionel Stone pulled one back for Borough four minutes from time though Haringey fell to their fourth loss in their last nine matches as they stay seventh. Hornchurch maintain their heady gap at the summit after their fourth win on-the-trot.


Barking P – P Cheshunt | Venue: Mayesbrook Park  |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Brentwood Town  P – P Canvey Island  | Venue: Brentwood Arena |

This match was also postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Bury Town 2 – 1  Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Ram Meadow  | Att: 337

Bury Town emerged from this battle with the victory. Influential player Cemal Ramadan found the net once again five minutes before the break to give the hosts the lead before Thomas Debenham [57′] replied for the Hall. The hosts grabbed the points thanks to Ollie Hughes’ winner 12 minutes from time and in doing so their second straight win, remaining in 9th place. Mildenhall’s second loss in their last six matches sees them drop to 18th.


Grays Athletic 2 – 2 Maldon & Tiptree
| Venue: Parkside  | Att: 174

This tussle ended honours-even at Parkside. Maldon struck twice either side of the break through recent signings Jimmy Shepherd [36′] and Joe Ellul [51′] to put the pressure on Ath. The hosts responded late on though as Stanley Muguo [79′] & ex-Hertford striker Tommy Wade [87′] secured a point for Jamie Stuart’s side. Grays remain 11th after four draws in their last seven matches while Maldon have lost three of their last eight encounters, they reside in 6th.


Heybridge Swifts  6 – 1  Ware
| Venue: Scraley Road  | Att:193

Heybridge powered to a fine win over strugglers Ware at Scraley Road. Ryan Henshaw’s 5th-minute goal put Jody Brown’s side ahead, before Marcus Milner [16′] levelled for the visitors. Matt Price [27′], Harrison Chatting [31′] and Juan Luque [44′] struck to give Swifts a big lead at the break. Price [66′ & 77′] completed his hat-trick to give the hosts a second straight win, they rise to 13th. Ware’s 4th loss in their last seven matches sees them stay 21st.


Potters Bar Town  0 – 1  Aveley
| Venue: Pakex Stadium  | Att: 121

Aveley struck early to claim an excellent win at Potters Bar. Ryan Cosson came up trumps with the winner eight minutes in. The Millers also had to see out the last 23 minutes with ten man following George Doyle’s dismissal. The hosts’ six-match unbeaten run ended here though they stay 3rd. Aveley stay 19th after their 4th win in their last 5.


Romford  0 – 2  Dereham Town  | Venue: Ship Lane | Att: 58

Dereham added to Boro’s pain with a routine win at Ship Lane. Sam Borrer [45′] and Ryan Crisp [69′] goals secured the win for a Town side that ended the match a man down after Seamus Kelleher’s dismissal 15 minutes from the end. Romford’s 5th straight loss sees them remain second-bottom, a point clear of Cheshunt. Dereham’s recent run of just one defeat in their last ten sees them up to 4th spot.


Soham Town Rangers  5 – 0  Hertford Town
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Att: 134

Soham secured a handsome win over Hertford at Julius Martin Lane. The hosts were three-up at the break through goals from Joe Carden [15′], Callum Russell [28′] and Marcus Hall [37′]. After the break, Craig Gillies struck just past the hour before Russell [68′] gothis brace to give Soham their 3rd win in their last four to rise to 15th. Hertford’s 5th loss in their last nine sees them drop below Soham into 16th spot.

Tilbury  0 – 0  AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Chadfields  | Att: 81

Tilbury held the Suds at Chadfields to a goal-less stalemate. The hosts recent run has seen them pick up two wins in their last nine matches, as they fall to 17th. Sudbury’s unbeaten run extend to five matches now as they remain 10th in the table.

Waltham Abbey 0 – 1  Bowers & Pitsea
| Venue:  Capershotts  | Att: 83

Bowers edged to the victory at a soggy Capershotts. Substitute Charlee Hughes [62′] grabbed his first goal for the club, just a minute after entering the action to secure the win. Abbey’s 7th-straight loss sees them down to 14th while Bowers remain 2nd after their 6th win in their last 7, gaining ground on Potters Bar Town in 3rd.

Witham Town P – P Norwich Utd   | Venue: Spa Road  |

This match was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.


Bostik Division South  – Saturday 10th February 2018


Chipstead  2 – 2   Molesey     | Att: 68

Corinthian-Casuals  2 – 0  Horsham   | Att: 203

East Grinstead Town 1 – 1  Faversham Town  | Att: 70

Greenwich Borough 1 – 3  VCD Athetic    | Att: 71

Guernsey 2 – 2  Thamesmead Town    | Att: 530

Hastings Utd  2 – 1  Ashford Utd  | Att: 420

Herne Bay P – P  South Park

Hythe Town 6 – 0  Shoreham  | Att: 175

Lewes P – P  Carshalton Athletic

Phoenix Sports 2 – 5  Whyteleafe  | Att: 122

Ramsgate 1 – 2  Cray Wanderers   | Att: 186

Sittingbourne  P – P  Walton Casuals




Bostik Division North & South round-up (3.12.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to another round-up of the action in Bostik North and results from Bostik South this weekend (December 2nd 2017). How did your side do?

Saturday December 2nd

AFC Hornchurch 1 – 0 AFC Sudbury
| Venue: Bridge Avenue | Attendance: 193

The Urchins ground out another victory at Bridge Avenue. Nathan Cooper [67′] got the only goal as Jimmy McFarlane’s table-toppers extended their unbeaten run to six league matches now and also have games in hand over most of the sides above them. The Suds sit 15th.

Aveley 2 – 2 Dereham Town
| Venue: Parkside | Attendance: 167

Aveley struck late to hold high-flying Dereham at Parkside. Rhys Logan put the visitors ahead twenty minutes in, before Jordan Watson levelled 12 minutes later for James Webster’s side. Ollie Ebbage [61′] restored the Magpies’ advantage though Sewa Marah struck on the stroke of full-time to claim a point. Aveley now have won only one of their last seven matches & reside in 20th spot while Dereham are also winless in their last three matches, losing ground on top spot.

Bowers & Pitsea 4 – 0 Cheshunt
| Venue: Len Salmon Stadium | Attendance: 88

Bowers comfortably defeated Cheshunt to go into the top-three at the Len Salmon. Lewis Manor [28′] broke the deadlock before Fahad Nyanja doubled that lead five minutes later. Nyanja grabbed his second five minutes after the break before Martyn Stokes [56′] completed the scoring. Cheshunt are third bottom after only one win in their last six league matches.

Brentwood Town 1 – 3 Heybridge Swifts
| Venue: Brentwood Arena | Attendance: 148

Heybridge came from behind to seal a good win at the Brentwood Arena. Matt Price gave the hosts the lead 16 minutes in though Swifts levelled seven minures before the break through Kreshnic Krasniqi. After the break, goals from Ryan Henshaw [70′] and Juan Luque [83′] turned it around for Jody Brown’s side as they go 14th tnough have at least seven matches in-hand compared to the sides around them. Brentwood’s 4th league defeat in their last six leaves them 18th.

Bury Town 0 – 0 Barking
| Venue: Ram Meadow | Attendance: 234

Ten-man Bury Town held in-form Barking to a stalemate at Ram Meadow. Darcy Heath saw red 28 minutes from time though Town are now winless in five matches while the visitors’ five-match winning run ended here.

Haringey Borough 0 – 1 Hertford Town
| Venue: Coles Park | Attendance: 147

Hertford recorded a narrow win at Coles Park. Michael Toner got the only goal on 32 minutes to end a four-match winless run. Haringey sit 8th though are winless in their last five matches while Town are 10th.

Maldon & Tiptree 2 – 2 Canvey Island
| Venue: Park Drive | Attendance: 101

Maldon were held by fellow high-flyers Canvey. Sam Collins [14′] gave the Islanders an early lead before hot-shot Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe [51′] struck to level and Ryan Gondoh gave the hosts the lead on the hour. Mitchell Gilbey claimed a point for the visitors 11 minutes from time. Maldon sit 7th while Canvey are in 4th place.

Norwich Utd 0 – 0 Ware
| Venue: Plantation Park | Attendance: 105

Ware held fellow strugglers Utd at Plantation Park. The Planters are winless in eight matches now, sitting second bottom but four points clear of Romford, while Ware are 21st though haven’t tasted victory in ten matches now.

Potters Bar Town 2 – 0 Mildenhall Town
| Venue: Pakex Stadium | Attendance: 115

A goal in each galf secured the win for the Scholars. A spot-kick from Michael Murray [39′] and a late second from George Nicholas secured his side’s 4th straight win, residing in 5th spot. The Hall’s seventh loss in their last ten sees them in 19th.

Romford 1 – 2 Waltham Abbey
| Venue: Ship Lane | Attendance: 87

Abbey secured another success here at Ship Lane. Nathan Koranteng opened the scoring 12 minutes in, before Shad Ngandu [33′] made it two. Substitute Craig Jeakins [84′] pulled one back for bottom side Romford. Abbey have 3 eins from their last 6 matches, sitting 9th in the table.

Soham Town Rangers 2 – 1 Tilbury
| Venue: Julius Martin Lane | Attendance: 106

Soham recovered from an early setback to prevail here. Adam Vyse coverted a spot-kick 13 minutes before half-time to give the visitors the lead after Soham’s Will Gardner saw red. Two goals in two minutes from Lewis Clayton [49′] and Craig Gillies [50′] turned the tide though to gain the win, Soham sit 13th. Tilbury are 17th and are winless in four matches now.

Witham Town 1 – 4 Grays Athletic
| Venue: Spa Road | Attendance: 106

Grays produced a sterling display to take the points at Spa Road. Kieran Bishop’s spot-kick nine minutes before the break gave Ath the lead. Ryan Mahal [43′] and Jamie Slabber [49′] put distance between the sides before Bishop [65′] grabbed his second of the afternoon. Correy Davidson’s penalty 12 minutes from time pulled one back for Town though saw Lance Akins dismissed late on to compound a miserable afternoon and end their five-match unbeaten run. Grays rack up their third straight league win and are in 12th spot.

Bostik South results (2nd Dec)

Ashford Utd 4 – 1 Thamesmead Town
Carshalton Athletic 1 – 1 Cray Wanderers
Corinthian-Casuals 2 – 3 Chipstead
East Grinstead Town 1 – 3 Sittingbourne
Greenwich Borough 1 – 1 Lewes
Guernsey 4 – 2 VCD Athletic
Hythe Town 2 – 2 Hastings Utd
Phoenix Sports 1 – 0 Horsham
Ramsgate 2 – 1 Herne Bay
Shoreham 1 – 1 Molesey
South Park 2 – 1 Walton Casuals
Whyteleafe 1 – 1 Faversham Town


Bostik League Div. North & South Round-up (21.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to a round-up of the action in the Isthmian League Division North on Sat 21th October followed by the results from Bostik Division South from the same day. Thanks for reading.


Saturday 21st October

Bostik Division North

Bowers & Pitsea  2 – 0   Aveley

Venue: Len Salmon Stadium   |   Attendance: 89

Bowers overcame the challenge of the Millers at the Len Salmon. Tony Stokes gave the hosts the lead just before half-time and David Knight wrapped up the points with a 90th-minute second to give Rob Small’s men their third win in their last six league matches and extend Aveley’s winless league run to four matches.

Canvey Island  3 – 2   AFC Sudbury

Venue: Park Lane  |  Attendance: 389

Canvey held off stiff resistance from the Suds to edge this encounter at Park Lane. George Craddock put the Islanders ahead on eight minutes, though that lead only lasted nine minutes before Alfie Carroll levelled. Ryan Charles put Canvey back ahead ten minutes before the break though Sudbury thought they’d got a point as Ollie Peters levelled in the first minute of added-time. It wasn;t to be though as ten minutes into an extended injury-time finale, Mitchell Gilbey’s spot-kick ensured Canvey’s seventh straight league win.

Cheshunt    0 – 2    Dereham Town

Venue: Theobalds Lane   | Attendance: 117

A goal in each half was enough to see Dereham leave Theobalds Lane with all three points. Jake Anema [45’] put the Magpies ahead before Daniel Beaumont’s penalty on 65 minutes secured Dereham’s fifth straight league win. Cheshunt’s winless run also extends to five league matches now.

Grays Athletic  3 – 1   Tilbury

Venue: Parkside  |   Attendance: 275

A resurgent Grays fought back to claim the win over Tilbury at Parkside. Ryan Melaugh gave the Dockers a 13th-minute lead before Adeyinka Cole levelled things nine minutes before the break. After the interval, goals from Kieran Bishop [48’] and Ryan Mahal [56’] secured the points and Grays’ third straight league win. Tilbury also announced following the match that Canvey assistant manager Joe Keith will be their new manager.

Haringey Borough  4 – 0   Norwich Utd

Venue: Coles Park    |   Attendance: 148

Haringey dispatched the Planters to secure another win at Coles Park. The damage was done before half-time as Anthony McDonald gave Borough the lead on twenty minutes. Ralston Gabriel then lit up this match with a 15-minute hat-trick [24’,31’ & 39’] to keep his side’s unbeaten start to the campaign.

Hertford Town   4 – 0  Brentwood Town

Venue: Hertingfordbury Park           |   Attendance: 189

Brentwood couldn’t withstand a second-half barrage as Hertford claimed the win at Hertingfordbury Park. Ricky Light put the hosts ahead on the stroke of half-time before Michael Toner doubled the lead on 62 minutes. Brentwood’s afternoon got worse as Daryl Robson was dismissed for two bookings with 19 minutes to play. Further goals by substitute Mark Summers [74’] and Charlie Edwards [86’] sealed a good win for the home side.

Maldon & Tiptree   1 – 1   Ware

Venue: Park Drive           |   Attendance: 81

Maldon were held by Ware at Park Drive. Yannick Kamanan gave the visitors the lead seven minutes after the break though only four minutes later, the Jammers levelled through hot-shot Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe. Ware’s winless run extends to three matches now.

Mildenhall Town   0 – 2    Heybridge Swifts

Venue: Recreation Way         |   Attendance: 228

Heybridge continued their strong start to the season with victory at Recreation Way. Kreshnic Krasniqi gave Swifts the perfect start after only two minutes and Lewis Godbold sealed the win on 65 minutes as Heybridge record their seventh win of the league season.

Potters Bar Town   1 – 1    Witham Town

Venue:  Pakex Stadium        |   Attendance: 105

Witham held Potters Bar to a draw at the Pakex Stadium. It started well for the Scholars as Michael Murray put them ahead inside two minutes. Tyler Corlett restored parity for Witham ten minutes before the break. The visitors had Liam Whipps dismissed for two bookable offences late on though they held on for a point. Witham’s winless league run now stands at eight matches.

Romford   1 – 2   Bury Town

Venue:  Ship Lane        |   Attendance: 81

Bury Town prevailed at Ship Lane despite playing nearly an hour with ten men. Darren Mills was given a straight red card on 33 minutes. Substitute Craig Jeakins broke the deadlock five minutes after the break though late goals from substitute Ollie Hughes [79’] and Tevan Allen [90’] turned it around for Town and grab their sixth win of the campaign. Romford stay bottom having only won once so far this term.

Soham Town Rangers  1 – 2    AFC Hornchurch

Venue: Julius Martin Lane        |   Attendance: 156

Hornchurch battled past Soham to grab another three points at Julius Martin Lane. George Purcell struck nine minutes before the break to put the Urchins ahead. Lee Chaffey levelled the match two minutes after the interval though Purcell grabbed his brace on 61 minutes and that proved to be the winner and preserve Jimmy McFarlane’s side their unbeaten run this season.

Waltham Abbey   2 – 2   Barking

Venue: Capershotts     |   Attendance: 88

This see-saw encounter ended in stalemate at Capershotts. Dan Gilchrist put the visitors ahead after only four minutes, though Darelle Russell vanquished that lead eight minutes later. Gilchrist struck again for Barking with ten minutes remaining, though again that lead disintegrated into dust only four minutes afterward thanks to substitute Steven Sylvester’s goal and both sides had to be content with a point. Barking’s winless league run now stands at five matches.

Bostik Division South

Saturday 21st October

Carshalton Athletic  4 – 2  Ashford Utd   | Venue: Colston Avenue  | Att: 316

Corinthian Casuals  3 – 2  Hastings Utd  | Venue: King George’s Field | Att: 167

East Grinstead Town  0 – 2   Guernsey    | Venue: College Lane | Att: 98

Faversham Town  3 – 1   VCD Athletic      | Venue: Salters Lane     | Att: 168

Horsham   3 – 1    Molesey       | Venue: Culver Road  | Att: 127

Lewes   8 – 1   Herne Bay   | Venue: The Dripping Pan  | Att: 472

Phoenix Sports  4 – 0    Ramsgate   | Venue: The Mayplace Ground  | Att: 103

Sittingbourne   1 – 1   Chipstead    | Venue: Woodstock Park  | Att: 156

South Park P – P Shoreham  (Due to a waterlogged pitch) | Venue: Whitehall Lane

Thamsmead Town  0 – 1   Cray Wanderers   | Venue: Princes Park | Att: 110

Walton Casuals  2 – 2    Hythe Town |  Venue: Elmbridge Sports Hub | Att: 170

Whyteleafe  1 – 1   Greenwich Borough    |  Venue: Church Road  |  Att: 153

The FA Cup 4QR (South) round-up (15.10.17)

Written by Scott W (Twitter: @ScottMHC14)

Hello & welcome to my round-up of the action from the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round focusing on the entire southern side of the draw. Who made it to the First Round Proper & is another £12,500 better off? The draw for the First Round Proper is on Monday, live on TV. Thanks for reading.

Saturday 14th October

The FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round (South side A- Z)

Aldershot Town  1 – 0   Torquay Utd

Venue: The EBB Stadium   | Attendance: 1,583

Aldershot narrowly saw their way past Torquay to claim a place in the next round. Scott Rendell got the only goal with 11 minutes remaining to see Gary Waddock’s side through at the expense of their fellow National League Premier opponents.

Bath City   0 – 0   Chelmsford City

Venue: Twerton Park   |  Attendance: 878

Chelmsford held firm to take this tie to a replay at Melbourne Park in midweek. Both the Romans and the Clarets will go into the First Round draw though the two National League South sides will undergo a replay in midweek.

Brackley Town 3 – 3  Billericay Town

Venue: St. James Park    | Attendance: 731

Ten-man Brackley struck late to deny Billericay an outright place in the next round at the first time of asking. Aaron Williams put the Saints ahead after just two minutes and that lead stood at half-time. The same couldn’t be said for the hosts keeping their full complement of players on-the-pitch though as Alex Gudger was dismissed just before the interval. Billericay responded after the break and levelled through Adam Cunnington two minutes after the break. Substitute Louis Theophanous gave ‘Ricay the lead on 72 minutes though that lead only lasted four minutes before Adam Walker restored parity for the National League North side. Cunnington snared his second of the afternoon on 78 minutes as the visitors re-took the lead though Brackley levelled once again right on the stroke of full-time as Shane Byrne struck to send the tie to a replay at New Lodge in midweek.

Burgess Hill Town  0 – 1    Dartford

Venue: Leylands Park    | Attendance:  873

National League Premier side Dartford were given a tough afternoon by Isthmian Premier side Burgess Hill though the visitors edged it at Leylands Park. Alfie Pavey’s early goal was enough to seal the Darts’ passage into the next round.

Dagenham & Redbridge  0 – 0  Leyton Orient

Venue: Victoria Road    |   Attendance: 2,259

Both these National League Premier sides drew a blank at Victoria Road, watched by a healthy crowd of over 2,000 fans. They’ll have to do it all again on Tuesday night at Brisbane Road.

Dover Athletic  0 – 0    Bromley

Venue: Crabble Athletic Ground    | Attendance:

There was another stalemate at the Crabble as both these National League Premier sides cancelled each other out and you know what that means… a replay at Hayes Lane in midweek.

East Thurrock Utd  0 – 0   Ebbsfleet Utd

Venue: Rookery Hill    | Attendance: 669

National League South side East Thurrock held draw-specialists Ebbsfleet (they’ve drawn nine of their 15 National League Premier matches so far this season) to a creditable draw at Rookery Hill. Both sides will go forth in a replay in midweek.

Eastleigh  1 – 2    Hereford

Venue: Silverlake Stadium    | Attendance: 1,345

Evo-Stik Southern Premier side Hereford upset National League Premier Eastleigh to advance into the next round. Michael McGrath’s deflected free-kick sent the travelling fans wild with the opener on the quarter-hour. The hosts were a man down on 31 minutes as Andrew Boyce was dismissed.It got even better for the Bulls a minute before half-time as Garyn Preen’s goal doubled the priceless advantage. The Spitfires did improve after the break and Callum Howe halved the deficit with 12 minutes remaining. During an extended amount of injury-time due to a serious injury to Hereford’s Preen, Gavin Hoyte was also sent off to end a not-so-momentous day for the National League Premier hosts though unsurprisingly the same cannot be said for the visitors who endured a nervy end to the match.

Hampton & Richmond Borough   0 – 2 Truro City

Venue: Beveree Stadium    | Attendance: 784

The White Tigers sealed their place in the next round with this good performance against fellow National League South side Hampton & Richmond at the Beveree Stadium. Both goals came after the break as Noah Keats [60’ & 89’] did the business for Lee Hodges’s team as they became the first Cornish side to reach the First Round Proper in 48 years {Credit to Tony Incenzo for that particular statistic].

Haringey Borough   2 – 4    Heybridge Swifts   

Venue: Coles Park   | Attendance: 401

This much-anticipated all-Isthmian North tie certainly lived up to its billing.. and then some as Swifts emerged with the win and earmarked their place in the next round. Lawrence Yiga’s OG on 14 minutes gave Jody Brown’s side the lead and that narrow led lasted until after half-time. Haringey levelled 12 minutes after the break through hot-shot Ralston Gabriel. A three-goal burst from Sam Bantick [65’] and Luke Callander’s brace [pen 69’ & 73’] put the visitors in a very strong position. Borough weren’t finished though as Ruaridh Kay pulled another goal back three minutes from the end though it’s Heybridge who proudly take their place in the next round

Maidenhead Utd  2 – 1  Havant & Waterlooville

Venue: York Road    | Attendance: 753

National Premier side Maidenhead struck late to seal their progress to the next round. Sam Barratt handed the hosts the lead on 23 minutes as Alan Devonshire’s side led at the break. The Hawks levelled five minutes after the re-start as Jason Prior struck. There was late drama though as Ryan Upward sent the Magpies jumping for joy though the visitors can be proud of their performance.

Fellow Non-League blogger Peter Dudley was at this match and here is his report –

Maidstone Utd   2 – 2   Enfield Town

Venue: Gallagher Stadium    | Attendance: 1,495

Maidstone denied Enfield a famous win by striking late-on at the Gallagher Stadium. The Isthmian Premier side took the lead on 20 minutes in through Simon Thomas’s goal. Ex-Dagenham winger Zavon Hines missed a penalty late in the first half though the hosts did level the tie in first-half stoppage time through Alex Wynter. The visitors got a spot-kick of their own and Darren Purse [57’] did convert as the Towners led for the second time. Joe Piggott struck [90’] to avert the exit door for Jay Saunders’ side. The two sides will do battle again in midweek.

Margate  1 – 2   Leatherhead

Venue: Hartsdown Park   | Attendance:  879

Leatherhead overcame fellow Isthmian Premier side Margate in a exciting finale at Hartsdown Park. Player-manager Sammy Moore put his side ahead with 15 minutes to play before fellow ex-pro Jack Midson made it two ten minutes afterward. Substitute Harry Stannard [89’] pulled one back for Steve Watt’s side three minutes after coming on though it’s the Tanners who made their way into the draw for the next round.

Oxford City  1 – 0   Bognor Regis Town

Venue: Marsh Lane         | Attendance: 406

City edged this encounter to make it into the next round. Matthew Paterson got the only goal of the match on 32 minutes though it could have been more comfortable though Paterson fluffed his lines from a spot-kick. Bognor had to play the last 13 minutes a man light as Calvin Davies was dismissed for a second bookable offence. City held on to triumph over their fellow National League side here.

Paulton Rovers  2 – 3    Sutton Utd

Venue: Winterfield Road   | Attendance:  601

Sutton got the win though had a real hum-dinger of a contest at Winterfield Road. Kieron Cadogan put the visitors ahead on ten minutes though Rovers levelled seven minutes later through captain Josh Ford’s strike. The stalemate lasted until just after the break when a two-goal salvo from Cadogan [49’] and Louis John appeared to break the hosts’ resistance. Not so though as substitute Dave Sims’s goal 14 minutes from time ensured a nervy finish for the National League Premier side.

Slough Town  1 – 0  Folkestone Invicta

Venue: Arbour Park    | Attendance: 926

Southern League Premier side Slough fellow Step 3 side Invicta to claim a good win at Arbour Park. The Rebels led after only four minutes through Warren Harris’s goal. The visitors couldn’t create too many opportunities and saw Kieron McCann dismissed with nine minutes to go as the hosts went through.

St Albans City   1 –  3   Boreham Wood

Venue: Clarence Park | Attendance: 1,418

National League Premier side Boreham Wood saw off the challenge of their National League South opponents at Clarence Park in the match that was also streamed online by the BBC. Bruno Andrade gave Luke Garrard’s side the lead from the spot on 13 minutes. Wood received a boost before the break as Shaun Jeffers made it two five minutes before half-time. Andrade got his brace four minutes after the interval to all but seal the visitors’ progression. Zane Banton [66’] slotted home to pull one back though it wasn’t enough to stop Wood from prevailing here.

Woking  1 – 1  Concord Rangers

Venue: Kingfield   | Attendance: 1,004

Woking were denied by a tough Concord side at Kingfield. Steve Cawley put the National League South side ahead on 25 minutes with a cracker. The visitors frustrated the Cards for long periods though the hosts did ensure a replay as substitute Jamie Philpott struck with three minutes of normal time remaining.

The FA Trophy Prelim Round Round-up (8.10.17)

FA Trophy Image (2017)
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.


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.